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  • Protesters Plan to Shut Down (San Francisco) Muni Service on Monday

    07/14/2012 10:47:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Jul. 13 2012 at 8:40 AM | Erin Sherbert
    Muni officials are scrambling to prepare for a planned protest in the city's Bayview neighborhood next week that's sure to screw up your commute come Monday. The Examiner brings us the bad news this morning, explaining that demonstrators are calling on all Muni lines to be shut down—and they claim to have plenty of good reasons for it, including the Police Department's racial discrimination policies and Muni's ongoing attack on organized labor. … A random group called the Humanists for Revolutionary Socialism is backing Monday's protest, dubbed "Kenneth Harding Jr. Transit Shut Down Day" and blames Muni's policies for Harding's...
  • TIME: Obama Campaign Says Mitt Romney Is Either A Crook Or A Liar

    07/13/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    TIME ^ | 7-13-12 | Michael Scherer (Confirmed Obama Journo-Lister)
    Mitt Romney wants you to know that both of these things are true: 1. He remained the “controlling person” in a number of Bain Capital investments between 1999 and 2002, when he left to work on the Salt Lake City Olympics. 2. He had no actual personal control over those investments during that time. This is not a particularly comfortable position for a presidential candidate to be in, though it is also not exactly an unusual one for Romney, who has, among other things, taken credit for both Obama’s bailout of Detroit and for opposing Obama’s bailout of Detroit. ---SNIP---...
  • Harry Reid: Romney ‘couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher’(Desperate democraps!)

    07/12/2012 2:33:36 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 07/12/12 | Holly Bailey
    President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies have launched a sustained attack this week over Mitt Romney's refusal to release additional tax returns, suggesting the Republican nominee is trying to "hide" something from the American people. On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Romney would never win Senate confirmation for a Cabinet position because "he won't show anybody his tax returns." But as Politico reports, Reid took that criticism a step further on Thursday, saying that Romney couldn't even win confirmation to be a "dog catcher."
  • Team USA To Be Decked Out in Uniforms Made in China (No shock, Sherlock!)

    07/12/2012 8:59:55 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/11/2012 | Yahoo News
    They are the pride of America - Team U.S.A. - and for the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in London, they'll be proudly wearing red, white and blue, from beret to blazer. The classic American style - shown in an image above - was crafted by designer Ralph Lauren. But just how American is it? When ABC News looked at the labels, it found "made in China." Every item in the uniforms that the U.S. athletes will be wearing at the opening ceremony in London will carry an overseas label.
  • EPA Begins Civil Rights Investigation of TVA Coal Ash Disposal

    07/07/2012 1:08:10 PM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies
    EPA's Office of Civil Rights said it will investigate a discrimination complaint filed by residents of Perry County, AL, home to the Arrowhead landfill which has accepted spilled coal ash from the massive Tennessee Valley Authority 2008 spill in Kingston, TN. The residents allege the state violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act by issuing the landfill its permits. EPA's OCR wrote a June 14 letter to David Ludder, the attorney representing 54 Perry County residents who filed the civil rights complaint against the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), saying it "has accepted for investigation" the allegations that...
  • Move over, steroids: Why the universal DH will be baseball’s next big controversy

    06/27/2012 12:46:24 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    There exists in this universe a type of pitiable creature who will take any opportunity to tell you why he doesn't watch baseball any more even though he used to be a self-described "big fan." You know exactly who I'm talking about. He's the type of guy who says he hasn't been to a game since the strike that apparently ripped his heart out even though there has been plenty of time to heal — a child born in August 1994 will be able to cast a vote in the election this fall. He's also the type of guy who...
  • Israel Police deploys large forces in central Tel Aviv as protesters gather for mass rally

    06/26/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EBH
    Haartz ^ | 6/23/12
    A large number of police officers were stationed on Saturday in central Tel Aviv as social activists prepared to march in protest of Friday' arrests. 12 people were taken into custody as police used what the protesters called excessive force. Under the banner "Emergency protest! Returning the power to the people," activists plan to march on Rotchild Blvd, the site of last year's most prominent "tent city," and hold a rally at Habima Theater Square. They plan to join forces with another demonstration in support of Israel's gay community, which has been attacked by several Israeli politicians in recent days....
  • Obama Event Registry...????

    06/25/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    06/25/12
    Got a birthday, anniversary, or wedding coming up? Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.
  • Damn You Jim Thompson....(stop waving your magic 503 wand!)

    06/24/2012 10:15:11 AM PDT · by Vendome · 41 replies
    Vanity of Desperation | 6/24/2012 | Vendome
    Jim Thompson! You are ruining my Sunday Morning News Catch up! Please go back to practicing your sorcery on DU or KOS. Really, we appreciate your work on DU or KOS and watching you make their heads spin observing their wild EyEd KuhRayZeeNeeness. Maybe you're confused but....we're your friends. The Troll are few here and the force is strong with you. Do your work were it is most effective and confuse dem dummeez. Maybe you can lead a few to salvation while your at Thanks for all you. Your friend, Vendome
  • The Future Of Military Surveillance

    06/19/2012 3:21:55 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 19th, 2012 | Staff
    The kinds of drones making the headlines daily are the heavily armed CIA and U.S. Army vehicles which routinely strike targets in Pakistan - killing terrorists and innocents alike. But the real high-tech story of surveillance drones is going on at a much smaller level, as tiny remote controlled vehicles based on insects are already likely being deployed. Over recent years a range of miniature drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), based on the same physics used by flying insects, have been presented to the public.
  • Obama makes election-year change in deportation policy (desperation time for Waldo!)

    06/15/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/15/2012 | Jonathan Easley and Jordy Yager
    The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age. The politically charged decision comes as Obama faces a tough reelection fight against Republican Mitt Romney, with Hispanic voters in swing states seen as a key bloc. The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported, but to work legally, according to a senior administration official speaking to reporters Friday.
  • Cruel June for Obama, Dems _ and could get worse... (could?)

    06/07/2012 8:28:38 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 06/06/12 | DONNA CASSATA
    Just one week old, June already is proving a cruel month for President Barack Obama and the Democrats - and it could get a lot worse. The political blows from Tuesday's bitter loss in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall and from last week's abysmal unemployment numbers, bad as they were, could multiply before the month is out.
  • Why that spare tyre could be GOOD for your health (may help to regulate your immune system)

    06/07/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6 June 2012 | Emma Reynolds
    Dieters desperate to get rid of that spare tyre can finally let it all hang out. That muffin-top could actually help to regulate the immune system and provide a first line of defence against infection and viruses. A hard-to-shift beer belly could even help regenerate damaged tissue after an injury. The fatty membrane in the belly, called the omentum, has never seemed to serve much of a purpose. But now the research by scientists in Chicago has shown it can be a health benefit - and their discovery could lead to the development of new drugs for organ transplant patients...
  • 5 bodies found in Ariz may be latest drug violence...(Maybe Gilligan?....)

    06/05/2012 7:12:00 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 06/05/12 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    In the desert within 35 miles of one of the nation's largest cities and about 70 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona authorities found a car ablaze with five bodies burned beyond recognition inside. The location of the smoldering car in a known smuggling corridor and the nature of the crime itself have Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu saying that he's all but certain a violent cartel is responsible. The area known as the Vekol Valley where the bodies were found has been the scene of shootouts among smuggling groups fighting over loads of drugs or illegal immigrants, high-speed...
  • Allah Will ‘Bring Down’ America’s Skyscrapers: (What is this clown's problem...?)

    05/31/2012 9:47:21 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 26 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 05/29/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Faith Allah Will ‘Bring Down’ America’s Skyscrapers: Horrific New Farrakhan Audio Praising Sharia Law and Threatening ‘Death’ Unless ‘America Submits’ Posted on May 29, 2012 at 5:48pm by Billy Hallowell Print »Email » Comments (582)•Farrakhan erupts in fervent conclusion to nearly three-hour speech •Speaks favorably of sharia law and seems highlights violent actions within it •Says that if the U.S. bombs Iran, Allah will “take out” U.S. cities “with earthquakes” •Farrakhan promises that Allah will “kill a lot” and bring calamity until “America submits” The Blaze’s Benny Johnson contributed to this report. The Minister Louis Farrakhan isn’t one to avoid...
  • Obama’s Account of New York Years Often Differs From What Others Say (10/30/07)

    05/25/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 30th October, 2007 | Janny Scott
    He tells of underheated sublets, a night spent in an alley, a dead neighbor on the landing. From their fire escape, he and an unnamed roommate watch “white people from the better neighborhoods” bring their dogs to defecate on the block. He takes a job in an unidentified “consulting house to multinational corporations,” where he is “a spy behind enemy lines,” startled to find himself with a secretary, a suit and money in the bank.
  • Larry Flynt: 'President Obama Has Overperformed ... Done a Marvelous Job'

    05/25/2012 9:14:34 AM PDT · by yank in the UK · 24 replies
    The weekly standard ^ | 24th May 2012 | John McCormack
    "I think President Obama has overperformed," Flynt says. "He got handed on his platter when he became president more than any president in history ever had to deal with.... I think he's done a marvelous job." In the wide-ranging interview with Salam, Flynt talks about his brief but "profound" religious experience in the 1970s, as well as his views on why pornography is good for society.  "I did have a very profound religious experience," Flynt said. "I sought out a psychiatrist immediately after it happened to me."  "This is largely thought to be because of an iodine deficiency in your diet,"...
  • A look inside the ‘world’s nicest prison’(Let me guess, It's in the worlds nicest country?)

    05/24/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/24/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Picture this: A small Norwegian island dotted with pine trees, rocky coasts, rustic farms and private, wooden cottages. It sounds almost like the perfect romantic getaway. But the residents are actually inmates confined to what some are calling the "world's nicest prison." CNN has an excellent, in-depth look at Bastoy Prison, located on a one-square-mile island in southern Norway. It's unconventional to say the least; neither the prisoners nor the guards wear uniforms, and the inmates have keys to their own rooms. "It's still prison," said one inmate, "Luke," 23, who withheld his full name. "In your mind, you are...
  • Bill Clinton Poses With Porn Stars (Slick Willy doesn't miss a beat)

    05/24/2012 8:36:17 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/24/12 | Chris Good
    Bill Clinton cannot escape himself. The former president posed for an impromptu photo with two porn stars Wednesday, the celebrity news-gossip site TMZ reported. He reportedly posed at a casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco, where Clinton attended a “Nights in Monaco” fundraising gala. At least two other celebrities, actresses Diane Kruger and Rose McGowan, were in attendance.
  • How Facebook could destroy the U.S. economy (Tulips anyone?)

    05/22/2012 7:35:57 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/22/12 | Paul Farrell
    Facebook just joined a “troubled club,” warns the Economist. Now it’s just another “endangered public company.” Yes, endangered. The number of public companies has declined 37% since 1997. The number of IPOs has dropped from 311 annually before 2000 to 99 the past decade. Meanwhile, the smart CEOs and the Super Rich are “going private,” to avoid government red tape restricting capitalism. Reuters Over at BusinessWeek they’re warning investors that the growing number of “cutesy mascots” is a dangerous reminder “of the dot-com boom’s irrational exuberance.” They’re also red flagging new reports that “more Chinese investors are betting on U.S....
  • Tanning mom: ‘I’m sorry, I’m tan. I like to be tan. It just feels good’ (Gaak!)

    05/21/2012 10:14:59 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 55 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/21/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Patricia Krentcil, the New Jersey woman dubbed the "Tanning Mom" after she was arrested for allegedly taking her young daughter tanning, wants people to know she's not the leather-faced lunatic the media has made her out to be. "I'm up at 3 in the morning, making sure all the wash is done," Krentcil told the "Today" show from her Nutley home in a taped interview that aired Monday. "My husband goes to work at 4:30, he works from Wall Street. And then I make pancakes, pack their bags, and they're all off and gone. And then I work all day...
  • Jogger’s unexplained slaying stuns Missouri city (Duh... because he was white, Sherlock?)

    05/21/2012 8:00:13 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/18/12 | CNN Staff
    Harry Stone was on one of his usual jogs in a Kansas City suburb shortly before 7:30 a.m. Sunday when an approaching car slowed down and a passenger shot him. The vehicle kept going without stopping, and Stone, 60, later died at a hospital. Nearly a week later, police in Raytown, Missouri, say they have no suspects, and no one has any idea why he was targeted. He wasn’t robbed. He didn’t have any known enemies. And a gang-initiation hit appears implausible, Raytown police Capt. Ted Bowman said. “Even grasping at straws and imagining motives, we have been able to...
  • Anyone who has need of a Dynamic Testing (PDA) operator? (Vanity)

    05/20/2012 5:46:25 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 12 replies
    vanity | May 20, 2012 | myself
    I'm looking for a summer job as a Pile Driving Analyst (PDA) operator. I know this is a political website, but I know there's a bunch of successful businessmen and engineers who visit this site.
  • Man Arrested in Connection with Mississippi Fatal Shootings

    05/18/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/18/12 | By KEVIN DOLAK, MICHAEL S. JAMES, CHRISTINA NG and PIERRE THOMAS
    Authorities in Mississippi have arrested a suspect in the two fatal shootings last week during what authorities initially thought were phony police stops in the northern part of the state. James D. Willie, 28, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the shootings. Willie, who has an extensive criminal record, was arrested Tuesday on rape and aggravated-assault charges. Police allegedly found a Ruger 9mm, semi-automatic handgun in his possession during the arrest, which investigators determined to be a match of the weapon used in last week's shootings.
  • A Facebook Co-Founder Reflects on the Path Forward (Renounced his U.S. citizenship?)

    05/17/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/17/12 | QUENTIN HARDY
    Eduardo Saverin can escape the United States, but he cannot slip Facebook. “Everything I do in my personal life, in my professional life, it’s completely there,” said Mr. Saverin, a Facebook co-founder, in his first major interview. “A lot of what I do, what everyone does, is influenced by it.” Alone among Facebook’s 900 million users, Mr. Saverin is special: a billionaire with only the vaguest of causes. He co-founded Facebook at age 21, then left two years later with a legal settlement that cut him off from Facebook but left him phenomenally wealthy. His stake will most likely be...
  • Man dies at strip club after night of unpaid lap dances

    05/17/2012 9:13:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/16/12 | Eric Pfeiffer
    We've all got to go sometime. But 67-year-old Robert Gene White did so in a way that some men would find enviable, after receiving several lap dances at a Texas strip club. And he managed to pass away before having to pay his bill. Local Fox affiliate KDFW reports that White "enjoyed several lap dances" on a Friday night at the Red Parrot Strip Club in El Paso before meeting his demise.
  • JPMorgan's Trading Loss Is Said to Rise at Least 50% (This Suckfest is only getting worse)

    05/17/2012 8:39:17 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/17/12 | By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ and JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
    The trading losses suffered by JPMorgan Chase have surged in recent days, surpassing the bank's initial $2 billion estimate by at least $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the losses. When Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan's chief executive, announced the losses last Thursday, he indicated they could double within the next few quarters. But that process has been compressed into four trading days as hedge funds and other investors take advantage of JPMorgan's distress, fueling faster deterioration in the underlying credit market positions held by the bank.
  • As Facebook grows, millions say, 'no, thanks'

    05/17/2012 8:01:53 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 49 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/17/12 | ANICK JESDANUN
    Don't try to friend MaLi Arwood on Facebook. You won't find her there. You won't find Thomas Chin, either. Or Kariann Goldschmitt. Or Jake Edelstein. More than 900 million people worldwide check their Facebook accounts at least once a month, but millions more are Facebook holdouts. They say they don't want Facebook. They insist they don't need Facebook. They say they're living life just fine without the long-forgotten acquaintances that the world's largest social network sometimes resurrects. They are the resisters.
  • Joe Biden Lays Into Romney, GOP: 'They Don't Get Who We Are!' (Au contraire, Gomer!)

    05/17/2012 7:00:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 42 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 05/16/12 | Devin Dwyer
    At a campaign stop in Youngstown, Ohio, today, Vice President Joe Biden lit into Republicans and their presumed presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what he described as a failure to understand the plight of the middle class. "I resent when they talk about families like mine that I grew up in. I resent the fact that they think we're talking about envy: it's job envy, it's wealthy envy; that we don't dream," an impassioned Biden told a crowd of manufacturing workers. "My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, that...
  • Germany: Police officer speaks out about attack by 600 armed Muslims.

    05/16/2012 1:32:18 PM PDT · by yank in the UK · 7 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | Nicolai Sennels
    Would anybody accept similar attacks and aggressiveness from the Right or Left wing protesters? These groups are also constantly provoked. Soccer fans, too. There are plenty of football fans who have an almost religious respect for their club. But Muslims are always forgiven for their violence.
  • Report: Study Warns That Bricks May Hinder Learning

    05/16/2012 11:50:36 AM PDT · by glorgau · 25 replies
    Getting Smart ^ | May 15, 2012 | Tom Vander Ark
    “We want to harness all the benefits of bricks to really propel student learning … but at the same time we find the lack of really good information about results and accountability really troubling,” said Dr. W.V. Lernen, a co-author of the report and the director of the Center for Study of The Apocryphal Cannon. About one third of all students in brick and mortar schools leave unprepared for college and work. Dr. Lernen finds that disturbing. “It’s hard to imagine that sitting in brick classrooms for 180 days works well for students, but that appears to be the primary...
  • Seriously... He's almost completely sane now.

    05/15/2012 11:44:54 AM PDT · by jerod · 9 replies
    Various ^ | 2012-05-14 | Various
    Bus killer Li should be allowed outside: doctors May 31, 2010… Doctors treating the man who stabbed and beheaded a passenger aboard a Greyhound bus are asking that he be allowed short periods of supervised outdoor time on the grounds of the Manitoba mental-health facility where he's being held.Greyhound bus killer may be allowed off hospital ground within a year: Doctor May 30, 2011… Li, 42, has responded well to medication and does not pose a management problem for staff, treating psychiatrist Dr. Steven Kremer told a Criminal Code Review Board hearing.Bus beheader seeks passes from hospital May 14, 2012…...
  • Swamp People' cast member Mitchell Guist dies

    05/14/2012 2:20:00 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2012
    PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a cast member of the reality TV show "Swamp People" has died. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says Mitchell Guist (GIHST) was pronounced dead at a hospital Monday. He had fallen while aboard his boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Pierre Part.
  • Gay marriage gives Romney chance to fire up base (Obama puts nails in own coffin)

    05/14/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 05/13/12 | Seth McLaughlin
    While many Republicans consider the sudden emergence of gay marriage as an issue in the 2012 presidential campaign an unhelpful distraction, social conservatives Sunday insisted the Obama administration has given presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney an opportunity. “I think the president this past week took six or seven states he carried in 2008 and put them in play with this one ill-conceived position that he’s taken,” American Values President Gary Bauer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think that Barack Obama has helped fit that missing piece of intensity that Mitt Romney is going to need,” Tony Perkins,...
  • Phil Collins: The Alamo and Beyond

    05/13/2012 12:19:49 PM PDT · by Dysart · 31 replies
    Houstonchron.com ^ | 5-10-12 | Maggie Galehouse
    Phil Collins, the musician, is an avid collector of Alamo memorabilia. Texas Monthly has written about Collins and his collection. And last week, as I was watching a music documentary on Nelflix about the making of Collins’ classic “Face Value” album (this is what I do at 3:30 a.m. when I can’t sleep), I was struck by how uber-produced the album was, by how painstakingly thorough — even anal — Collins was when creating his first solo project. (I mean, he’s a drummer who uses a drum machine.) But I imagine he brings the same passion and attention to detail...
  • Obama death threat: Virginia man charged

    05/13/2012 8:56:09 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    ABC7, WJLA ^ | 5/6/12
    <p>HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man has been charged with threatening to kill President Barack Obama.</p> <p>A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Harrisonburg says Christopher Hecker of Waynesboro made death threats against the president and threatened to bomb the White House, hotels and other places, including Philadelphia City Hall and the site of the former World Trade Center. An affidavit says the threats were emailed to various media outlets.</p>
  • Almost Perfectly Preserved’ WWII Fighter Discovered in Sahara Desert — 70 Years After Disappearing

    05/11/2012 9:07:30 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 100 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/10/12 | Becket Adams
    It’s not quite the same as the opening sequence to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” but it’s awfully close. The Daily Mail reports that a Polish oil company worker, Jakub Perka, has discovered an “almost perfectly preserved” Kittyhawk P-40 that crash-landed in the Sahara Desert in 1942. “Despite the crash impact, most of the aircraft’s cockpit instruments are intact,” according to the report.
  • Arpaio Faces a New Sheriff in Town...(Big Bad Obama?)

    05/11/2012 8:50:59 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/10/12 | Terry Greene Sterling
    A few days after the “Toughest Sheriff in America” oversaw his 60th Latino-harassing raid in the Phoenix area, the Obama administration’s top civil-rights lawyer flew to Phoenix and slapped Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office with a monumental civil-rights tort alleging rampant constitutional abuses, including widespread racial profiling of Latinos. The suit also claims the sheriff violated the civil rights of his critics by “illegal retaliation” that included baseless lawsuits and meritless administrative actions. Now 79, Arpaio claims he’s innocent and dismisses the lawsuit as politicking by the Obama administration in an election year.
  • Former Romney Classmate Describes 'Bullying Supreme' (Mega Liberal Barf Alert!)

    05/11/2012 7:06:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/09/12 | David Muir
    A high school classmate of presidential candidate Mitt Romney told ABC News today that he considers a particular prank pulled at Michigan's Cranbrook school to be "assault and battery" and that he witnessed Romney hold the scissors to cut the hair of a student who was being physically pinned to the ground by several others. "It's a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it… because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that...
  • WWII Veteran and wife die in brutal attack, civil rights leaders quiet

    05/10/2012 7:18:34 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Paulding County Republican Examiner ^ | May 8,2012 | Christopher Collins
    Bob Strait, the 90-year-old Word War II Veteran that was beaten by an Oklahoma man in March, Tyrone Woodfork, 20, has died, reported yesterday by Fox News. Bob Strait was a World War II paratrooper, who took part in the D-Day invasion as part of the 101st Airborne Division. He was also awarded a Bronze Star. Back in March, he and his wife Nancy, 85, both white, were attacked, beaten and his wife sexually assaulted by alledged killer, Tyrone Woodfork, who is black. Two days after the brutal attack, Mrs. Strait, who was nearly blind, died from her injuries.
  • How unpopular can Obama get?

    05/09/2012 8:56:20 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 05/09/12 | Daily Mail Online
    Just how unpopular is President Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in a Texas prison received four out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary. Inmate Keith Judd, 53, is serving 17 years for extortion at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution. He was sentenced in 1999 for making threats against the University of New Mexico and is due to be released on June 24 next year.
  • Obesity fight must shift from personal blame-U.S. panel

    05/08/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT · by EBH · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/12 | Sharon Begley
    America's obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures - from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax - to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday. In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea that obesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy proposals that have met with stiff resistance from the food industry and lawmakers, arguing that multiple strategies will be needed to make the U.S. environment less "obesogenic." The IOM,...
  • Hostess sends layoff notices to all workers (more-than 18,000)

    05/07/2012 5:21:52 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 108 replies
    blogs.wsj.com/bvankruptcy ^ | May 7, 2012 | Rachel Feintzeig
    Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday sent out letters notifying its more-than 18,000 workers that they could be laid off in the next two months. The maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread on Friday mailed out WARN Act notices to all of its employees, a Hostess spokeswoman confirmed to Bankruptcy Beat Monday. The federal WARN Act requires companies to give employees 60 days notice before closing a facility or ordering mass layoffs. However, sending the notices doesn’t mean a company is definitely going to lay off the recipients.
  • Minsk nabs group of Egyptians travelling to EU states “with extremist aims”

    05/07/2012 10:16:19 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 5-7-12 | TASS
    MINSK, May 7 (Itar-Tass) — Police in the Belarussian capital detained a group of Egyptian citizens, travelling to European Union countries “with extremist aims”, reported on Monday the police department of the Minsk city government. “As a result of holding search measures, Minsk law enforcers detained five Egyptian citizens who illegally arrived in our country so as to go later to European Union countries. During investigations, it turned out that the detainees had participated in combat operations in Egypt and are heading for EU countries with extremist aims,” noted the police department. According to information of Minsk police, while searching...
  • Survival story: How they defeated a rabid bear

    04/28/2012 2:48:09 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 15 replies
    readthehook.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Lisa Provence
    Running into a rabid bear can pretty much ruin your morning, according to two men who survived to tell the tale of Virginia's first-ever reported rabid bear, an encounter that occurred in the neighborhood of the hiker-heavy Appalachian Trail and the family-friendly Skyline Drive. It started out a pretty typical day for Bobby Bryant, the farm manager at Royal Orchard, the 2,800-acre estate on Afton Mountain that used to provide Albemarle Pippins to Queen Victoria and is owned by the Scott family of Scott Stadium and Scott & Stringfellow brokerage-firm fame. Bryant, a 56-year-old Afton native who's worked on the...
  • Insight: Falling home prices drag new buyers under water...(Circling the drain?)

    04/27/2012 11:31:07 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/27/12 | Tim Reid
    More than 1 million Americans who have taken out mortgages in the past two years now owe more on their loans than their homes are worth, and Federal Housing Administration loans that require only a tiny down payment are partly to blame. That figure, provided to Reuters by tracking firm CoreLogic, represents about one out of 10 home loans made during that period. It is a sobering indication the U.S. housing market remains deeply troubled, with home values still falling in many parts of the country, and raises the question of whether low-down payment loans backed by the FHA are...
  • Spanish unemployment hits record 5.64 million

    04/27/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/27/12 | BBCStaff
    The number of unemployed people reached 5,639,500 at the end of March, with the unemployment rate hitting 24.4%, the national statistics agency said. The figures came hours after rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Spanish sovereign debt. Official figures due out on Monday are expected to confirm that Spain has fallen back into recession. Earlier this week, the Bank of Spain said the economy contracted by 0.4% in first three months of this year, after shrinking by 0.3% in the final quarter of last year.
  • TANK: A DOG STORY AND A LITTLE MORE (You will cry or you are made of stone)

    04/27/2012 12:03:38 AM PDT · by woofie · 22 replies
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    They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street. But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's advertisement on the local...
  • Who has your vote now? Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Neither?

    04/25/2012 1:34:31 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 181 replies
    04/25/12
    This yahoo poll needs some freeping. Being a yahoo poll I would have thought Obama would be further ahead.
  • "If I wanted America to fail" Video Has Gone MEGA-Viral

    04/25/2012 12:51:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 118 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-12 | FreeMarketAmerica
    This damning, inconvenient truth needs to be posted on EVERY Facebook page, and reTweeted over and over. Truth is always the enemy of Liberalism/Socialism.