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  • 50 cent apologizes for mocking autistic airport worker

    05/04/2016 2:41:16 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/4/16 | foxnews
    Rapper 50 Cent has issued an apology after he shared a video that depicted him mocking an autistic airport employee. In the video, the rapper is seen mocking Andrew Farrell and saying the 19-year-old is “high as a motherf—-r.” “What kind of s--t you think he took before he got to work today?” 50 Cent says and he focuses the camera on Farrell.
  • Sketches released of pair wanted in British tourist slaying in SF

    04/11/2016 7:32:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kimberly Veklerov
    San Francisco police investigators Monday released sketches of a man and woman wanted in the “brutal murder” of a 48-year-old British tourist, who was stabbed in the head during a street mugging and died after a weeks-long battle for his life.
  • VIDEO: Waffle House fight video leads to arrests

    04/11/2016 10:48:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies (WSPA-TV) ^ | 4/10/2016 | Staff
    GAFFNEY, SC (WSPA) — A crowd of people rushed into a Gaffney Waffle House, Thursday morning, unleashing a violent attack on a teenage woman inside. It was all captured on video.Frame by frame, investigators with the Gaffney Police Department watched as attackers dragged the teen, later hitting her many times in the face.The video was recorded by people in the group. Someone posted it on social media, bragging about the assault.(snip)In the video, you can see many people fighting. At one point, someone even starts spraying mace.“The next thing you know, a whole bunch of people just start jumping in...
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...

    02/24/2015 5:21:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 2/23/15 | Pam Key
    .... Obama assisted First Lady Michelle Obama with a comedy sketch video to announce her new #GimmeFive campaign launched to celebrate the fifth anniversary of “Let’s Move!” While Michelle Obama was explaining her new challenge to Americans to go to social media to give her five examples of things that they are doing to lead a healthier life, the president entered.
  • Prayer walk for Omaha slaying victims ends in shoving, shouting

    01/25/2015 7:38:38 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 17 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | Maggie O’Brien, Alia Conley and Kevin Cole
    A peaceful prayer walk descended into shoving and shouting Sunday afternoon, as the weekend shooting deaths of three young people aroused anger, fear and suspicion among some of the participants. The trouble began, witnesses said, when a man said to be the father of victim Jakela Foster’s 1-year-old child began arguing with someone who he believed knew what happened early Saturday when Foster was killed. Community leaders at the prayer walk echoed Police Chief Todd Schmaderer in urging anyone with knowledge of the shootings to come forward and talk to police.
  • Woman explains what happened when roving mass mob of black teens attacked her in Louisville

    03/26/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 150 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | March 26, 2014 | The Right Scoop
    The other night we reported how a mob of 200 teens went on a rampage in downtown Louisville, Kentucky last Saturday night, assaulting people and mob-robbing stores. There was surveillance footage from a store that was mob-robbed that showed the teens to be black – a detail left out in the reporting of the story. One of the women attacked was reported to be in her car with her children in the backseat. She has come forward to explain what really happened and it’s a situation none of us would want to find ourselves in, especially with 5 children in...
  • Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident

    03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | By Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press
    Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His Bond was set at $25,000 "Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees...
  • Man arrested in brutal rapes, bludgeoning deaths of Las Vegas mother, 10-year-old daughter

    04/28/2012 6:50:02 PM PDT · by TSgt · 94 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Saturday, April 28, 5:35 PM | AP
    LAS VEGAS — Using a hammer as a weapon, a “complete stranger” with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and aghast. Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested Friday in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. He had no connection to the family of five, Lt. Ray Steiber said Saturday.
  • Mob rush of south Oak Cliff store caught on camera (Dallas)

    07/08/2011 7:47:48 AM PDT · by melkor · 125 replies
    With 16 surveillance cameras inside and out, he has the video to prove it. Last week, a mob of people descended on his store all at once after midnight . "They start trashing the store [and] eating," Farah said while watching surveillance video of the incident. "It's like they're robbing the store." While several paid, the rest ate, drink and stole before police could get there, Farah said. "We had to clean up for two hours," he said. "Plus, merchandise is gone. A bunch of merchandise is gone." ... Part of Farah's problem, officers said, is that three large apartment...
  • What the hell is going on with "Eric Holder's People" over Memorial Day?! (Multiple articles)

    05/31/2011 9:06:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 176 replies · 1+ views
    Multiple Sources on Drudge ^ | 31 May 11 | dcbryan1
    What the hell is going on over Memorial Day weekend among America's youts, specifically, "Eric Holder's People"?!IM SICK OF IT! Here in Little Rock, (which was just named No. 7 most dangerous city), I was talking to my friend yesterday, who is an LRPD officer. He asked if my wife and I were going to Riverfest that evening. I told him my son, age 9 mos. was sick, and we weren't planning to. He told me, "Good. There is a Rap artist playing at 9PM and there are not enough cops on duty so be very careful, and carry your...
  • Teens Riot In Manhattan Businesses

    05/24/2011 5:14:15 AM PDT · by Puppage · 91 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | 05/24/2011
    MYFOXNY.COM - It's like a flash mob gone bad. Security footage from a Manhattan Dunkin' Donuts shows a group of youths climbing on counters, throwing chairs and throwing tables in a violent attack on workers. It happened at the Dunkin' Donuts on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. A $2,000 hot chocolate machine was reportedly destroyed in the attack. Similar attacks have targeted other stores in the neighborhood in the previous weeks. The video shows one of the teens throwing a chair and then running up to grab a donut. A few of the attackers also grabbed drinks out of a...
  • Violence in another Mc Donalds almost kills customer

    04/22/2011 7:49:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 749 replies
    Here is another fine example of the trend of violence in fast food restaurants. Two black females beating the hell out of a white patron, while several black employees stand by and watch. One black male manages to provide the facade of assistance to the white victim in this brutal attack. The two black females exit, then re-enter the store to continue the beating, until a an older white woman attempts to stop them from dragging the white victim outside into the parking lot. note: the black male employees have disappeared from camera view, even though they are plenty well...
  • Violence in another Mc Donalds almost kills customer

    04/22/2011 10:03:13 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 30 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/21/2011 | Live Leak
    Here is another fine example of the trend of violence in fast food restaurants. Two black females beating the hell out of a white patron, while several black employees stand by and watch. One black male manages to provide the facade of assistance to the white victim in this brutal attack. The two black females exit, then re-enter the store to continue the beating, until a an older white woman att More..empts to stop them from dragging the white victim outside into the parking lot. note: the black male employees have disappeared from camera view, even though they are plenty...
  • Caught on CCTV: The terrifying moment robber was shot dead after storming internet cafe

    04/21/2011 3:34:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 67 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4-21-11 | By Paul Bentley
    This is the terrifying moment two armed robbers stormed a Florida internet cafe, in a dramatic shoot-out which left one man dead. Chilling footage shows the men, dressed in dark clothing and bandannas, charge into the store before being confronted by a security guard. Customers can be seen hiding under their chairs and computer screens as bullets rip through the store. The security guard then shoots down one of the robbers, 21-year-old Gary Bryant, who crawls away from the store to a getaway car before being dumped by his accomplices in a nearby parking lot. Bryant later died in hospital...
  • Video shows BIKINI BRAWL in PCB, FL Burger King

    03/24/2011 8:23:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 146 replies
    WJHG ^ | 24 MAR 11 | dcbryan1
    Panama City Beach -- A cell phone camera captured the action in the Panama City Beach Burger King on Front Beach Road Saturday, as a crowd of tourists nearly rioted at the restaurant. Employees dialed 9-1-1 for help, as one bikini-clad woman, later identified as Kimesia Smith of Montgomery, Ala., jumped up on the counter and threw a charity coin jug at employees, and 3 of Smith's friends also began throwing napkins, utensils, and trays throughout the location. The woman in the bikini, who became concerned about the whereabouts of her two children after Panama City Beach Police placed her...
  • Texas: Eleven-Year-Old Gang Rape Victim Blamed for Crime (Them boys didn't rape her)

    03/12/2011 1:41:37 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 114 replies ^ | 3/11/2011 |
    At a Thursday night meeting to discuss concerns about a gang rape investigation has degraded into allegations that the eleven-year-old victim is to blame. Many who attended the meeting in Cleveland, Texas support the group of men charged with the crime. More than 130 people attended the meeting led by Quanell X, a Houston activist in the black community, who insisted that his goal was not to "jump on an 11-year-old girl" but to question the police investigation. His concern centered around the fact that only young black men were arrested, and although he believes some charged are guilty, others...
  • City agrees to lower test scores for police exam

    03/11/2011 8:11:55 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 129 replies ^ | Thursday, March 10, 2011 | Lucas Sullivan, Staff Writer
    DAYTON — The city’s Civil Service Board and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed on a lower passing score for the police recruit exam after it was rejected because not enough blacks passed the exam. The city lowered both written exams a combined 15 points that resulted in 258 more people passing the exam, according to a statement released Thursday by Civil Service officials. The agreement allows the city to immediately resume its plans to hire police and firefighters.
  • Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Girl Sparks Racial Tensions in Texas Town

    03/10/2011 4:52:23 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 146 replies
    abcnews ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jessica Harper
    The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl by at least 18 boys and young men has sparked shame and outrage in a tiny Texas town, but it has also stirred racial tensions that threaten to split the East Texas hamlet... The rape allegedly occurred last November, and the list of suspects has been growing as arrests keep coming. It's not clear whether more arrests are in the works. The suspects range in age from 14 to 26, include stars on the high school's basketball team as well as the son of a school board member... "Every adult male that...
  • Men arrested in Arlington pastor’s death laughed and bragged, court papers say

    03/09/2011 9:03:38 PM PST · by txroadkill · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/7/2011 | SCOTT GOLDSTEIN
    ARLINGTON — Hours after the Rev. Clint Dobson was suffocated with a plastic bag and his assistant severely beaten inside NorthPointe Baptist Church, the suspects in his slaying laughed while watching a television news report about the case, according to court documents. Steven Lawayne Nelson, 24, and Anthony Gregory Springs, 19, “began laughing and making inappropriate comments about Dobson’s death” Thursday, according to the arrest warrant affidavit for Nelson. “When confronted about this behavior, [Springs] produced an item he claimed belonged to Dobson.” The boasting that evening at a friend’s house was a turning point in the fast-moving investigation into...
  • Welfare/entitlements now make up 35% of the US economy, compared to 10% in 1960

    03/08/2011 8:40:52 PM PST · by Strk321 · 64 replies Really gives you pause for thought, doesn't it?
  • Rodney King Pulled Over By Police -- Cited

    03/06/2011 11:17:54 AM PST · by flowerplough · 42 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4 Mar
    Rodney King had another clash with police this week -- the day before the 20 year anniversary of his infamous beating -- but this time, Rodney was only hit with a citation for driving without a license ... TMZ has learned. Cops in Arcadia, CA received a complaint about a man driving recklessly in a green Mitsubishi Tuesday afternoon ... and when they located the vehicle, they saw King behind the wheel. A spokesman for the Arcadia Police Department tells us King was pulled over when cops witnessed the car making an unsafe lane change -- and when they approached...
  • Whites more anxious than blacks

    03/05/2011 10:48:05 PM PST · by quantim · 50 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 4, 2011 at 9:23 PM
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 4 (UPI) -- Non-Hispanic whites had higher rates of generalized anxiety disorder than African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans in the United States, researchers say. Jose Soto of the Pennsylvania State University said generalized anxiety disorder may manifest in chronic worrying, intrusive thoughts and difficulty concentrating, and physical symptoms such as tension headaches, extreme fatigue and ulcers.
  • Police arrest suspect in slaying of pastor at NorthPointe Baptist Church in Arlington

    03/05/2011 1:53:05 PM PST · by txroadkill · 31 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/05/2011 | JON NIELSEN
    Arlington police have arrested and charged a 24-year-old man in connection with the fatal church attack that left a pastor dead and his assistant severely injured. Records show that Steven Lawayne Nelson, 24, was booked into the Arlington city jail Saturday afternoon. He was charged with capital murder. Authorities initially believed that Nelson was in Dallas but then they got word that he was headed back to his apartment in Arlington where he lived with his mother. Members of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive task force were called in to help with taking him into custody. Earlier today, officials spotted someone...
  • ‘This Is A Racist Budget’: Ed Schultz & Al Sharpton Claims School Vouchers Are Racist

    03/03/2011 8:05:59 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies
    ‘This Is A Racist Budget’: Ed Schultz & Al Sharpton Claims School Vouchers Are Racist Because Inner City Kids Won’t Use Them
  • Obama: Race a "Key Component" in Conservative Opposition

    03/02/2011 9:09:22 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/2/11 | Aurelius
    In a new book, President Barack Obama is quoted as having stated that race is a "key component" both in the Tea Party's rise and conservative opposition as a whole... But as soon as one might believe that the conversation is run of the mill, the President begins veering into different regions. For example, Walsh writes (emphasis mine): "In May 2010, he told guests at a private White House dinner that race was probably a key component in the rising opposition to his presidency from conservatives, especially right-wing activists in the anti-incumbent "Tea Party" movement that was then surging across...
  • Herman Cain defends the Federal Reserve

    03/02/2011 10:11:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    United Liberty ^ | January 12, 2011 | Jason Pye
    I’ve mentioned before that I’m skeptical of Herman Cain, who expected to make his second presidential bid official any day now, in part because of his deference to government over the free market. For example, he backed TARP at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 - calling it a “recovery plan.” He slammed opponents of the program on the right, calling us “free market purists.” Now, Cain, a former board member of the Federal Reserve, is telling us that the central bank already has internal audits, that there isn’t anything new that we’d learn from a significant audit...
  • Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people'

    03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST · by ColdOne · 247 replies ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder finally got fed up Tuesday with claims that the Justice Department went easy in a voting rights case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they are African American. Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia. The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense...
  • (Walker) Statement in Response to President Obama’s Misunderstanding

    02/28/2011 6:50:41 PM PST · by Jean S · 103 replies
    <p>“I'm sure the President knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits while our plan allows it for base pay. And I'm sure the President knows that the average federal worker pays twice as much for health insurance as what we are asking for in Wisconsin. At least I would hope he knows these facts.</p>
  • President Obama Danced At Motown Bash, But No Dancing In The Streets of Detroit

    02/27/2011 4:33:29 PM PST · by joeclarke · 11 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/27/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    Take a one minute tour of today's Detroit from the safety of your home. Its not hard to believe that Michigan deserves to sing the blues because it is such a Blue State. Democrat Governors, Congressman, Senators, Mayors, Councilmen, and the UAW have been ignoring the problems since the 1960's. At least Dearbornistan has some semblance of law (quasi Sharia) and order, but like African-Americans who have carved out their own and separate culture, so are Moslems desiring to supercede American culture with their own, thus fracturing a broken state even more. Detroit Poverty 40% United States Violent Crime 430...
  • Libya & Kenya: Mama Sarah Obama visit to Gadhafi Palace in Tripoli has caused jittery in the family

    02/26/2011 5:55:26 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 115 replies
    Jaluo Blog ^ | June 3, 2010 | Leo Odera Omolo
    The controversial trip recently made to Tripoli, Libya by Mama Sarah Obama, the step grand mother of US President Barack Obama Jnr has caused jittery and big split within the Obama family in Alego Kogelo Nyang’oma backyard in Kenya. Mama Sarah Obama, the 88 year old step grand mother who sprung into fame immediately soon after the election victory of her step grand son Barack Obama jnr as the President of the United States of America, the most powerful nation on earth has visited other countries including Saudi Arabia and Rwanda. The Obama family in Kenya is currently embroiled in...
  • Racial anti-abortion billboard in SoHo comes down amid outrage from pro-choice NYers

    02/24/2011 8:12:11 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Rich Schapiro
    A controversial anti-abortion billboard in SoHo equating abortion among black women with genocide is coming down. The Rev. Al Sharpton says Lamar Outdoor advertising has agreed to yank the ad above Sixth Ave. and Watts St., which features a picture of a young black girl below the message, "The most dangerous place for African Americans is in the womb." "The billboard was offensive, especially during Black History Month, and I had intended to hold a press conference Friday in front of the billboard to protest the message of racial profiling and against a woman"s right to choose," Sharpton said Thursday.
  • No Regrets: NAACP President Stands By "Revolution" Remark

    02/16/2011 8:11:23 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 23 replies
    "Those who make peaceful revolutions impossible make violent revolution inevitable," said Sams on Monday. The phrase was a direct quotation from former president John F. Kennedy, who made the original statement while talking about civil unrest in Central America back in 1962. Twenty-four hours later she kept the same tone. "No, I do not regret saying it, because I did not say we were going to use violent revolution," said Sams. "I don't feel like it's irresponsible. I think you can take a quote and twist it around anyway you want to. But we are not going to keep having...
  • US Govt Plays Egypt For Laughs

    02/04/2011 9:06:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 4, 2011 | Robert Nisbet
    So imagine you are America's most senior military official and you want the world to know you have been in regular contact with your Egyptian counterpart at a time of geopolitical crisis. Which news outlet would you choose to get the word out? In a signal of the Obama administration's apparent contempt for what Sarah Palin calls the 'lamestream media', last night the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen picked Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'. Can you imagine Chief of Defence Staff General Sir David Richards heading for Channel 4's 10 O'Clock Live...
  • Former Head of Dallas Crime Stoppers Office Indicted

    01/27/2011 9:07:55 PM PST · by Larry381 · 16 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | January 27, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Texas
    DALLAS—A federal grand jury in Dallas has indicted Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Theadora Ross and co-defendant Malva R. Delley each on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with the Dallas Crime Stoppers program, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Ross, 50, of Rowlett, Texas, was arrested midday yesterday and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan late in the afternoon. She was released on bond. Delley, 36, is a Dallas resident. The Crime Stoppers program is a nationwide program that offers cash rewards for information from anonymous callers that...
  • Anti-violence speaker charged with domestic battery in Tinley Park

    01/25/2011 5:09:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies ^ | Jan. 25, 2011 | Ashley Rueff
    A 40-year-old Chicago man, who works as a motivational speaker for the anti-violence group We Stop the Killings, is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 8 after he was charged with hitting a woman in his car, police said. Warren Jackson was charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery, said the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Tinley Park Police were called to the Burlington Coat Factory at about 8:23 p.m. Jan. 21 after another shopper reported walking out of the store and seeing a man hitting a woman inside a car parked in the fire lane in front of...
  • Tone Deaf: Obama's SOTU Republican Meetings Broken Promise

    01/23/2011 11:34:40 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 3 replies
    Tone Deaf: Obama's SOTU Republican Meetings Broken Promise
  • Colin Powell Says Problem with Today’s Politics is Pesky Press & People Know What’s Going On

    01/23/2011 10:43:47 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 26 replies
    Sunlight Scrap: Colin Powell Says Problem with Today’s Politics is Pesky Press & People Know What’s Going On
  • Deadly California Crashes End With Man Beaten by Mob

    01/22/2011 11:19:43 AM PST · by mockingbyrd · 38 replies · 1+ views
    In a bizarre and deadly chain of events, a pedestrian was twice struck by hit-and-run drivers, the woman who came to his aid was also hit, and finally the driver trying to help her was beaten and robbed by a mob, police said Friday. The crashes on a busy Los Angeles-area boulevard left a man dead, a woman injured, a suspect arrested, and detectives stunned.
  • Obama marks anniversary of abortion rights case

    01/22/2011 11:48:11 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 22, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the 38th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision on abortion by calling the procedure a constitutional right he's committed to protecting.
  • APNewsBreak: Hawaii won't release Obama birth info

    01/21/2011 7:18:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 377 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 21, 2011 | MARK NIESSE
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie will end his quest to prove President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii because it's against state law to release private documents, his office said Friday.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee: Repealing ObamaCare is unconstitutional

    01/20/2011 4:35:14 PM PST · by mandaladon · 132 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 18 Jan 2011 | Allahpundit
    Via Philip Klein, I can’t decide whether she’s serious or whether this is part of the Democrats’ new kitchen-sink approach to “messaging” about ObamaCare. She might be calculating that even an argument as inane as this one is worth making in order to counter the GOP’s claims that O-Care is unconstitutional. If you’re battling over public opinion, why not frame the other side’s actions as being as illegitimate as your own? So on the one hand, maybe she doesn’t really buy this and is simply engaged in a shrewd bit of PR. On the other hand — dude. Thus do...
  • Governor Palin: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/17/2011 12:15:29 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 59 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 1/17/11 | Sarah Palin
    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Today is a day to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dedicated himself to justice and the struggles of an imperfect world. In the face of fierce opposition, he stood up for the oppressed, and he ultimately sacrificed all for equality and freedom. His was a remarkable life of love and service for all mankind. His work must continue. With Dr. King’s faith in God and his unwavering hope in a brighter, stronger...
  • Blinded by Ted Williams' surprisingly silky voice

    01/16/2011 3:07:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15, 2011 | Sandy Banks
    It was a nice story, and I hope it has a happy ending. But the tale of Homeless Man with the Golden Voice has already lost its fairy-tale patina. Ted Williams is headed to rehab, after a whirlwind swing through Hollywood. And those legions of fans seduced by his story are probably feeling rather foolish right now... It took an alcohol-fueled family brawl in a luxury Hollywood hotel to bring that image back into focus and turn a man hailed as inspiration into — as Dr. Phil proclaimed on his Thursday show — just another "lying crackhead." ...
  • Some Ariz. Repub. party officials resign after Tucson shooting (McCainiac attacks Tea Party)

    01/12/2011 7:15:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-12 | Emi Kolawole
    (snip) A conflict that has been going on between local Arizona Republicans came to an end in the wake of the shooting in Tucson on Saturday when Arizona's Republican District 20 Chairman Anthony Miller and several others chose to resign. The Arizona Republic reports that Miller, 43, a former campaign worker for Sen. John McCain who was re-elected to a second one-year term last month, has been concerned for his family's safety by constant verbal attacks and blog posts from some local committee members with tea party movement ties. (snip) Miller, the first and only African-American to hold the party's...
  • Robbery Suspect Calls 911, Asks For Cab

    01/11/2011 5:07:13 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 1 replies ^ | 11 Jan 2010 | News4 video
    Police outside Detroit say a suspect on the run called 9-1-1 and asked the dispatcher for a cab.
  • Clyburn blames conservative rhetoric for Giffords shooting (Rat blames Sharron Angle, Tea Party)

    01/09/2011 9:13:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2011-01-09 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Clyburn on Sunday said Sharron Angle's endorsement of "Second Amendment remedies" in her losing Nevada campaign against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid contributed to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Clyburn, the House assistant Democratic leader, said of Giffords' alleged assailant, Jared Lee Loughner: "It seems like this gentleman was not satisfied with the way the election came out. "There's no way you cannot make that connection (with Angle's rhetoric) unless you want to be stupid."
  • Turns Out the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice Had a Home to go to All Along ...

    01/07/2011 12:21:57 PM PST · by JesseWatters · 54 replies · 1+ views
    A viral video vaulted Ted Williams and his golden voice to fame, but the real hero of this story is the woman he left behind. Patricia Kirtley raised four daughters alone after Williams split 23 years ago and dove down the rabbit hole of drugs. Not only that, Kirtley took in the baby boy the radioman had with another woman and raised him as her own. Oh, and by the way, she's partially blind.
  • In '88, Daley deplored 'black party'

    01/06/2011 5:09:03 PM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/6/2011 | Ben Smith
    What Bill Daley has in common with Rahm Emanuel is that they're both legendary background sources to reporters. He was, in particular, a great source to the late Robert Novak, who outed Daley in his memoir (page 451) as the anonymous Midwestern Democratic source of an incendiary remark on Michael Dukakis's failed attempt to keep Jesse Jackson's profile low at the 1988 Democratic convention. "For those of us who watched television, what they saw looked like a black party," Daley told Novak. "William Daley was no racist," Novak assured his readers, but the comment is at least a reminder that his...
  • Maria Cantwell misspells fallen soldier's name

    01/01/2011 8:50:56 PM PST · by Robwin · 28 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA) ^ | 12/30/2010 | Adam Ashton
    The parents of a Yelm soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month have received cards from friends and strangers expressing condolences, and they’re grateful for the support. “As a father of someone killed, it is overwhelming,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Collins (Ret.). His son, Sgt. Sean Collins, was buried Wednesday at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Among that outpouring of empathy, two politicians inadvertently stung the family. One slight came in a letter of condolences the family received from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. “Again, please accept my warmest condolences. May your memories of Bryn and the knowledge that...