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  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • White Flags Replace American Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT · by cocomac · 40 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 7/22/14
    MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said. Police, including the NYPD's counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said. "Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?" City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m. It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there. Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up...
  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • Former Supreme Court Justice: Amend 2nd Amendment

    04/21/2014 4:09:49 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 45 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 21, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his new book, recommends six rewrites to the U.S. Constitution. He would restrict gun ownership to militia members; ban the death penalty; and allow government to set "reasonable limits" on campaign financing, among other things. But Stevens says he's no radical: "I think every one of my proposals is a moderate proposal," Stevens told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week." One of Steven's proposals would add five words to the Second Amendment, which would then read: "...the right of the people to keep and bear...
  • Students Call on Washington and Lee to Apologize for Lee

    04/21/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 53 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Black students at Washington and Lee University have demanded that the board of trustees denounce one of the two namesakes of the Virginia school, Confederate general Robert E. Lee, or face acts of civil disobedience. The students are calling for the school to apologize for Lee’s “racist and dishonorable conduct,” remove Confederate flags from the chapel, and ban Confederate reenactors from the campus on Lee-Jackson Day (a state holiday), according to the Washington Post. General Lee, who served as the school’s president after the Civil War, is buried on the school grounds beneath the campus chapel. The tension stemmed from...
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/16/2013 6:05:56 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-15-13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • Plane lands at wrong Kansas airport; will try takeoff on short runway

    11/21/2013 10:48:13 AM PST · by bgill · 91 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 21, 2013 | Michael Muskal
    Atlas Air 747 Dreamlifter, a cargo plane that is a modified 747 that landed at the wrong airport on Wednesday. It is scheduled to try to take off Thursday even though the runway is considered too short for such a large plane. The cargo plane left New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport bound for McConnell Air Force Base.
  • Massive cargo plane lands at wrong Wichita airport, now stuck there

    11/21/2013 7:04:54 AM PST · by shove_it · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 21 Nov 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    A massive cargo plane bound for McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., from New York City landed at the wrong airport late Wednesday and is now temporarily stuck there. The Boeing 747 LCF Dreamlifter took off from John F. Kennedy International Airport at 7:26 p.m. and was cleared to land at McConnell, but instead landed at the much smaller Jabara Airport about 10 miles north. It's entirely unclear whether the Atlas Air flight landed at Jabara on purpose or by mistake. But audio captured by LiveATC.net suggests the Dreamlifter pilots informed McConnell's tower controller after the plane touched down,...
  • Crowded S.C. Primary Poses Challenge for Graham

    08/03/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 31 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-3-2013 | Scott Conroy
    Newcomer Nancy Mace and libertarian-leaning state Sen. Lee Bright are set to become the second and third GOP candidates to announce their intentions to run against the second-term senator, and political watchers in the Palmetto State believe the field may expand even further in the coming weeks. At first glance, when gaming out Graham’s chances of surviving a multi-candidate primary and going on to win re-election, the logic seems simple: the more competitors, the merrier. For a lawmaker who has long raised the ire of some rank-and-file conservatives with his deal-brokering and occasional breeches from Republican orthodoxy, there is a...
  • Pioneering front-row journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    07/22/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 21/7/13 | Candy Crowley and Mariano Castillo
    Washington (CNN) -- Trailblazing White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday. Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry. She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions. Watch this video Helen Thomas: Pioneer and friend Watch this video Legendary journalist Helen Thomas dies Thomas began covering the White House for United Press International when John F. Kennedy became president in...
  • House says IRS official waived rights, contempt possible

    06/28/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 28 Jun 2013 | Kim Dixon
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An IRS official effectively waived her right not to testify about the tax agency's targeting of conservative groups, a Republican-led congressional committee concluded on Friday in a vote that cleared the way for Congress to hold her in contempt.</p>
  • Army to cut brigades at 10 U.S. bases

    06/25/2013 1:23:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 25, 2013
    In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as it moves forward with a longtime plan to cut the size of the service by 80,000. Officials say the sweeping changes would eliminate brigades at 10 Army bases in the U.S. by 2017, including in Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Washington.
  • Obama offends Catholics in the U.K. says religious schools are divisive

    06/19/2013 3:29:37 PM PDT · by Isabel2010 · 39 replies
    Bizpak ^ | June 19, 2013 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    June 19, 2013 by Cheryl Carpenter Klimek 482 Comments . The Catholic media is up in arms over comments President Obama made during a speech while in Northern Ireland for the G8 summit. Obama made what is described as “an alarming call for an end to Catholic education,” in spite of the fact that it is considered “a critical component of the Church.” In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer.
  • Spanish province of Asturias says goodbye to “Christmas” and hello to “winter holidays”

    05/21/2013 6:39:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    La Stampa ^ | 5/21/2013 | Marco Tosatti
    The Asturian government has decided to do its bit to help eradicate Spain’s Christian cultural roots. The regional government’s education minister, Doña Ana González Rodríguez, sent a circular round to all schools under her jurisdiction, asking them to remove the terms “Christmas” and “Holy Week” from the school calendar. Mrs. Gonzalez wants all references to Christianity to be replaced with equivalents such as “winter holidays” and “end of second term holidays” that are acceptable to everyone, including non Christians. There’s just one problem though. The decision was taken without consulting the schools in question or the parents. Naturally, the Observatory...
  • Chicago pays $22.5 MILLION to woman who was gang raped .....

    01/19/2013 6:06:37 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The city of Chicago agreed today to pay a record $22.5 million to a woman who was released from police custody in 2006 and instead of being taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, she was released into a high crime area where she was gang raped and plummeted seven stories. Christina Eilman, was 21-years-old when the crime occurred and she suffered permanent brain damage from the fall and has needed constant medical care ever since. Eilman, who is bipolar, was taken into police custody at Midway Airport after suffering a mental breakdown on her flight from California. Rather...
  • EPA/LISA JACKSON Looks like there is another scandal of the socialist party unfolding.

    01/16/2013 7:16:21 PM PST · by modernline2009 · 7 replies
    What did Lisa Jackson do? Looks like there is another scandal of the socialist party unfolding but I don't know the details of it. Does anyone know?
  • Businessman in fraud case ties Harry Reid to scheme

    01/13/2013 6:20:13 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/13/2013 | ap
    A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear. St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, who's accused of billing hundreds of thousands of consumers for products they never ordered, told The Salt Lake Tribune that newly elected Utah Attorney General John Swallow set up a deal in 2010 for Johnson to pay $600,000 to people connected to Reid. Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade...
  • Argentina Deploys Troops to Contain Looting

    12/21/2012 2:51:31 PM PST · by docbnj · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 21 Dec 2012 | Ken Parks
    Looters attacked supermarkets in several Argentine cities Friday in the latest challenge to President Cristina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy and maintain her control over the ruling Peronist Party. What started with the ouster Thursday afternoon of a supermarket in the Patagonian resort town of Bariloche quickly spread to other parts of the country, with thousands of looters attacking supermarkets and shops in the cities of Rosario, Campana and Zárate. In the central city Rosario, two people were killed during the incidents and 137 people arrested.
  • US ambassador: Internet fee proposal gaining momentum (While We're elect'in...)

    10/13/2012 11:40:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 13, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer warned on Friday that a proposal to give a United Nations agency more control over the Internet is gaining momentum in other countries. Proposals to expand the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) authority over the Internet could come up at a treaty conference in Dubai in December. European telecommunications companies are pushing a plan that would create new rules that would allow them to charge more to carry international traffic. The proposal by the European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association could force websites like Google, Facebook and Netflix to pay fees to network operators around the world....
  • Where can I find a graph of Facebook's stock performance since it went public?

    10/06/2012 10:14:24 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 25 replies
    The thread title says it all. I'd like to see a graph of their stock from the beginning until now. Thanx.
  • WHY WAS THERE NO THREAD ABOUT ANDY WILLIAMS?

    10/06/2012 5:36:35 AM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 35 replies
    Andy williams was not my favorite. But he was awesome. There was at least one song we did as a marching band in High school that was his. I'm sure there were a few movies he did the theme song to. I do not know what they were. You guys tell me.
  • Powerful California politician's estranged wife arrested for using meth (DEM)

    09/06/2012 4:04:57 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 11 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 6 Sep 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A former county supervisor and the estranged wife of California's Treasurer has been arrested after police found methamphetamine stashed in the Orange County home she was living in with the couple's nine-year-old son. Mr Bill Lockyer, the state's former attorney general and current treasurer, helped his much younger wife with $1.6million in campaign funding when she won her supervisor seat in 2010, but has since filed for divorce and is seeking joint custody of their son. Police received a tip last week that led them to a house where Mrs Lockyer was staying with relatives, district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami...
  • Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)

    07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow. The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military...
  • Passengers could be asked to give drink samples to TSA

    07/05/2012 9:18:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    KJCT ^ | July 5, 2012 | Janelle Ericsson
    Passengers say their problems is not with rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but when they buy one while they wait for their flight, they say the TSA shouldn't ask to test it. Passengers say traveling is a big enough stress, but now some are worried the drinks they are getting are not safe.
  • Honour student JAILED for missing school (shortened)

    05/27/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 34 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 5-25-2012 | Hannah Rand
    FULL TITLE: Honour student who works two jobs to support her siblings after her parents split up and left town is put in JAIL for missing school due to exhaustion. Devastated: Diane Tran, 17, has a criminal record and spent a night in jail after being charged with truancy. She works two jobs to support her family Abandoned: Her parents divorced 'out of the blue' and left Tran and her two siblings to fend for themselves Ms Tran said she works a full time job, a part-time job, and takes advancement and dual credit college level courses at Willis High...
  • Convicted bomber Kimberlin, Rauhauser, Brynaert, and their campaign of political terrorism

    05/25/2012 8:26:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    patterico ^ | 05/25/12 | patterico
    You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it. It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed. In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin. This harassment includes repeated references to critics’ family members, workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses...
  • Obama's Fuzzy Logic Puts Us in the Rabit Hole!

    05/24/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-24-2012 | MOTUS
    Four Words: Fuzzy Logic all around The Wons’ grueling campaign schedule continued… Three fund raising events for Big Guy, plus the Air Force Academy commencement speech, yesterday. And one for Lady M in Cleveland where she greeted the little people who worked diligently last time around to make sure that everyone had a chance to vote, at least once. And then they ran this iconic photo of the adorable little boy, rubbing Big Guy’s head to see if it felt like his own nappy (can I say that?) hair, or, maybe, just for “good luck”: Fuzzy Like Me
  • The Rottweiler bares her teeth: Awkward Michelle and French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler

    05/21/2012 8:36:41 PM PDT · by traumer · 40 replies
    The U.S. and French First Ladies couldn't hide their awkwardness as they posed for photos ahead of a youth centre visit in Chicago. Michelle Obama wrapped with one arm around the waist of Valerie Trierweiler and with the other she gripped the French First Lady's hand tightly. Towering above Miss Trierweiler, Mrs Obama was very much in control. She didn't loosen her grip as she turned to embrace the French President's partner, placing her other hand on Miss Trierweiler's back to pull her closer.
  • N.C. TEACHER TELLS STUDENT HE COULD BE ARRESTED FOR TALKING BADLY ABOUT OBAMA

    05/21/2012 8:16:44 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/20/12 | Mike Opelka
    Last Monday, a high school student in North Carolina engaged his social studies teacher in a heated debate about politics and the two leading presidential candidates. During the exchange, the teacher (an obvious Obama supporter) got very angry with the student and accused him of disrespecting the president. She even went so far as to tell the boy that he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama.
  • Obama Breaks Faith With the Black Community

    05/14/2012 3:03:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 5 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 14, 2012 | JP
    In a recent post, I slammed black pastors for failing to stand up for their Christian faith in the face of attack by Nation of Islam supreme leader Louis Farrakhan. So, in fairness, I must applaud members of the black clergy who have put Biblical principle above racial hegemony in their public criticism of President Obama for his ungodly support of homosexual marriage. “I love the president,” said Rev. Emmitt Burns, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Baltimore, “but I cannot support what he has done.” He told CNN that the president’s failure to defend traditional marriage between one...
  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more "appropriate" clothing to the proceedings -- out of respect for her client's Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid bin Attash, attended the arraignment Saturday dressed in a hijab, apparently because her client insisted on it. She further requested that the court order other women to follow that example so that the defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under...
  • Obama Administration Leaks ANOTHER Israeli Defense Secret

    04/11/2012 5:23:24 PM PDT · by kindred · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/11/12 | Ben Shapiro
    The leaks continue from the Obama administration with regard to Israeli defense secrets. On Sunday, the New Yorker printed a report stating that US had worked with the Iranian opposition group Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK). The US was apparently receiving intelligence from the group, including intercepted cell phone calls and text messages. But sources also confirmed that Mossad was helping to funnel resources and train members of the MEK.units that were financed and trained by Mossad, the Israeli secret service. NBC further quoted the Administration officials as denying any American involvement in the M.E.K. activities. The former senior intelligence official I spoke...
  • Barack Obama blackmailed by Vladimir Putin, betrays United States and her Allies

    04/10/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 4/7/2012 | Doug Book
    While the American media provide cover for the Constitutionally ineligible Barack Hussein Obama, Vladimir Putin and the nation of Russia are reaping a treasure trove of defense secrets and missile technology by threatening to reveal the true history of the Manchurian Candidate. Obama has spent millions to prevent his personal story being revealed to the American public. Records have been destroyed, information hidden, false claims advanced, potential whistleblowers threatened and official documents forged. Enabled by a complicit media and the craven cowardice of political opponents, the most egregious felonies in the nation’s history have served to make the American people...
  • AP source: Israel won't warn US before Iran strike (Israel doesn't trust Obama)

    02/27/2012 7:15:20 PM PST · by tobyhill · 24 replies · 2+ views
    google ^ | 2/27/2012 | KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP
    Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill. Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack. The U.S. has been...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/27/2012 1:29:19 PM PST · by TBP · 39 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Wednesday, January 25th at 9:10AM EST | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out.
  • German Volcano Could Devastate Europe (ticking tectonic timebombs could wreak havoc globally)

    01/04/2012 1:30:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/3/12 | Charles Simmins
    The Daily Mail stirs up some Euro anxiety with a headline today "Is a super-volcano just 390 miles from London about to erupt?" The story talks about the little known Laacher See volcano in northwestern Germany. It last erupted about 12,000 years ago and the Daily Mail believes it is due to erupt again. It is not considered extinct, merely inactive. An eruption of the Laacher See volcano would destroy much of Europe as we know it. London is 390 miles away. The German capital of Bonn is about 25 miles away. The potential eruption of the Laacher See volcano...
  • Medvedev threatens to target U.S. missile shield in Europe if no deal is reached

    11/23/2011 12:38:42 PM PST · by kronos77 · 71 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | November 23, 2011 | Will Englund and William Wan
    MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will target the American missile defense system in Europe with its own missiles if Moscow cannot reach an agreement with Washington and NATO on how the system will be built and operated. Medvedev said time hasn’t run out for an agreement, but he accused the United States of failing to take into account Russian concerns. 191 Comments Weigh In Corrections? in Share Video Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington goes ahead with the planned shield despite Russia's concerns, President Dmitry Medvedev said...
  • South African Farmer Mauled To Death By Pet Hippo

    11/15/2011 1:15:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    radaronline.com ^ | Nov.14, 2011
    Despite repeated warnings that Africa's most dangerous animal could not be tamed, a South African farmer's refusal to give up his beloved pet has ended with tragic results, RadarOnline.com has learned. Marius Els was found lying dead in the river running through his property after his pet hippo, Humphrey, mauled him in a brutal attack, reported the Guardian. The 40-year-old had raised the mammoth animal since he was five months old and even used to sit on his exotic pet's back as they sloshed through the water. "I call him and he immediately responds to come and play with me....
  • Pakistan lets China see US helicopter

    08/14/2011 4:58:01 PM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 66 replies
    The Financial Times (FT.com) ^ | August 14, 2011 | Anna Fifield
    <p>Pakistan allowed Chinese military engineers to photograph and take samples from the top-secret stealth helicopter that US special forces left behind when they killed Osama bin Laden, the Financial Times has learnt.</p> <p>The action is the latest incident to underscore the increasingly complicated relationship and lack of trust between Islamabad and Washington following the raid.</p>
  • Bachmann Playing With House Money

    According to House expense reports, Bachmann and three conservative GOP colleagues — Reps. Tom Price (Ga.), Steve King (Iowa) and Todd Akin (Mo.) — each paid $3,407.50 that day, a total of $13,630, to a sound and stage company called National Events, apparently for the sound system used at the rally. The money came from the Members' taxpayer-funded office accounts, despite House rules prohibiting the use of these funds for political activities.
  • Mysterious mountain lion killed in Connecticut

    06/12/2011 1:12:01 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-12-2011 | By Lauren Keiper
    BOSTON (Reuters) – A mountain lion was killed just 70 miles from New York City early on Saturday morning, and officials were trying to determine if it was the same big cat spotted a week ago roaming the posh suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut. The 140-pound mountain lion was hit by a small SUV on a highway in Milford, Connecticut, early Saturday morning, and died from its injuries. The driver was unhurt, officials said. With no native mountain lion population in the state, "it's possible and even likely" it is the same enormous cat with a long tail spotted last weekend...
  • Harry Reid: 'We Need The People Of America To Rise Up' in Favor of Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

    05/13/2011 6:57:27 AM PDT · by LibsRJerks · 24 replies
    CNS news ^ | 5/13/2011
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/reid-we-need-people-america-rise-amnesty
  • Palin Launches Blistering Attack on Obama's 'Leadership'

    I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you're spending our Department of Defense funds - I'd ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing...
  • Governor Palin: America Deserves Libya Explanation; Updated

    04/26/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 4/26/11 | Whitney Pitcher
    Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note this morning: Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the...
  • Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    04/16/2011 9:19:10 PM PDT · by library user · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2011 | by James Pethokoukis
    ~ EXCERPT ~Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme,  “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.In the last few months, political professionals and insiders have been writing off...
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Failed to Pay $287,000 in Property Taxes on Aircraft

    03/21/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 15 replies
    Weakly Standard ^ | 03-21-11 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    In a conference call with reporters, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill just disclosed that she failed to pay $287,000 in property taxes related to her co-ownership of a private aircraft. This scandal comes quickly on the heels of recent revelations that McCaskill improperly billed taxpayers for use of the same private aircraft, for which McCaskill reimbursed the Treasury $88,000:
  • Matt Towery: GOP has deep bench for '12 presidential bid

    03/12/2011 10:04:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | March 13, 2011 | Matt Towery
    This past week, I've seen or read plenty of news analyses suggesting that the Republicans have a weak field of presidential hopefuls for 2012. Not so. I believe many of the potential candidates for the GOP nomination have strategically strong paths to the White House, assuming President Obama still is vulnerable next year. Last week in this column, I put forth an explanation as to why Newt Gingrich is a stronger political force than many imagine. This week, let's consider the Republicans' other potential major candidates for the White House. For starters, there's Mitt Romney. Some will contend his expected...
  • Own JaMarcus Russell's Foreclosed Oakland Mansion

    03/05/2011 6:16:04 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3-4-11 | SAJID FAROOQ
    JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned. The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders, famous for wearing mink coats and taxing a heavy toll on the team's bench, needs to find a job soon. Foreclosure proceedings have started on Russell's Oakland mansion, according to TMZ. If the former LSU star can't come up with $195,512.05 in backed mortgage payments in the next three months, his house will be auctioned off. Russell purchased the house in 2007 for $3 million before he even signed his contract with the Raiders. The 5,800-square-foot has six bedrooms, six...
  • Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF

    02/28/2011 8:42:00 PM PST · by TheBattman · 33 replies
    SanFrancisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, February 28, 2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Low-flow toilets cause a stink in SF Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross Monday, February 28, 2011 San Francisco's big push for low-flow toilets has turned into a multimillion-dollar plumbing stink. Skimping on toilet water has resulted in more sludge backing up inside the sewer pipes, said Tyrone Jue, spokesman for the city Public Utilities Commission. That has created a rotten-egg stench near AT&T Park and elsewhere, especially during the dry summer months. The city has already spent $100 million over the past five years to upgrade its sewer system and sewage plants, in part to combat the odor problem. Now officials are...
  • PROOF: Liberals are Full of It-Low-Flow Toilets Cause Environmental Problem

    02/28/2011 9:58:04 AM PST · by The Antiyuppie · 40 replies
    San Fransisco Chronicle ^ | 28-FEB-2011 | Phillip Matier,Andrew Ross
    Link to article. San Fransisco's sewer system having trouble with less water throughput; harmful chemicals used to "solve" the problem: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/28/BAVP1HUSUD.DTL&tsp=1