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  • CBS's 'Medium' Present A Sheriff Joe Arpaio-Like Character As Rapist-Murderer

    10/21/2010 7:56:49 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/21/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On October 15, the Whodunnit/Psychic series "Medium," which is set in Phoenix, Arizona, featured a character obviously based on tough-on-crime, real-life Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But instead of presenting him as a tough, but serious lawman, this TV show depicted its Arpaio-like character as a rapist of teen girls as well as a murderer. I guess CBS couldn't possibly present its Sheriff Arpaio-styled character as a good man. Their Arpaio-like character had to be seen as a sicko, rapist, and murderer. It is just another example of how Hollywood and the TV industry can't stand it that there are real men...
  • Mumbai-style terror plot revealed in Europe (Yahoo News headline)

    09/29/2010 7:37:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    AFP/YahooNews ^ | 9/29/10 | Alice Ritchie
    Western intelligence agencies have uncovered an Al-Qaeda plot to launch attacks in Britain, France and Germany by extremists based in Pakistan, security sources and media reports said Wednesday. "The threat is very real," a European-based security official told AFP, after British and US media reported that militants were planning simultaneous strikes in London and major cities in France and Germany. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that France and Britain had been targeted in the threat, which first came to light last month. Orders have been given at the highest level of Al-Qaeda to punish Europe, and France...
  • In a new ad, Fiorina seeks to make Boxer's 'Ma'am' moment famous

    09/23/2010 10:51:10 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 28 replies
    La Times ^ | September 23, 2010
    In a political season when many voters have shown contempt for incumbent leaders in Washington who they view as out of touch, Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is launching a new television ad that portrays her opponent as an arrogant politician caught up in the trappings of power. A week after her rival, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, aired spots attacking her tenure as chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, Fiorina’s first general election ad uses campaign footage from a well-known exchange between Boxer and Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh at a hearing more than a year ago of the...
  • Los Angeles School Named After Al Gore Built on Toxic Site

    09/07/2010 11:31:32 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies ^ | September 7, 2010
    In an honor that could be misinterpreted as a slap in the face, a Los Angeles school district has named a new academy after Al Gore -- the only problem is the school was built on toxic soil. The Los Angeles Times reports that crews worked up to the Labor Day weekend to try to clean up the Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences in the run-up to its Sept. 13 opening. The $75.5 million facility was named after Gore, who has made bringing awareness to climate change a personal cause since leaving office, and environmental author Rachel Carson. The former...
  • Obama: “They Talk About Me Like I’m A Dog!”

    09/07/2010 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 86 replies ^ | September 7, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Today, Obama steered slightly away from his teleprompter. An occassion rare enough to warrant a breaking news moment. However, he used the moment to lament his feelings saying, regarding the GOP: “I wanted to be stronger than it was before. And over the past two years, that’s meant taking on some powerful interests. Some powerful interests that have been setting the agenda in Washington for a long time, and they’re not always happy with me. They talk about me like a dog. That’s not in my prepared remarks, but it’s true.” Please…I wouldn’t say something so insulting to my dog....
  • James lee Killed Shot Dead discovery channel hostage

    09/02/2010 6:47:51 AM PDT · by yokami · 34 replies
    newsvideo ^ | 2nd sep, 2010 | Yoka
    James Lee, was killed by police discovery channel hostage
  • NH teen who zapped nipples during shop class sues

    09/01/2010 7:23:18 AM PDT · by fungoking · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Chron ^ | 8/31/2010 | ap
    DOVER, N.H. — A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover. Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class. On March 11, Dubois attached an electrical clamp to one nipple while another student attached another clamp to the other. A third student plugged in the cord. Dubois was critically injured. The New Hampshire Union Leader says Dubois' suit...
  • LDS Bishop shot to death in California Church

    08/30/2010 6:33:31 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 531 replies · 2+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 29th, 2010 | Associated Press
    Visalia, Calif. • A Mormon church official was shot dead between services on Sunday, and less than an hour later, the man suspected of the crime also died after a shootout with police. Clay Sannar, 42, a lay bishop with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Visalia, southeast of Fresno, died after being shot in his office, said Visalia police chief Colleen Mestas. Soon after the first shooting, a caller identified himself to police as the shooter. Police responded, and there was a confrontation with several shots exchanged, said Mestas. The suspect was hit multiple times. He...
  • Protester Hits Sen. Carl Levin With Pie As the Democrat Met With His Constituents

    08/17/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | August 17, 2010 | AP Staff
    Big Rapids, Mich. (AP) - A woman identified as an anti-war protester hit U.S. Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie during the Armed Services Committee chairman's meeting with constituents in northern Michigan, authorities said Monday. The senator took a question near the end of the Monday morning meeting in Big Rapids from a man who said he was a student, Levin's office said in a news release. The man read a long statement, then a woman came up and hit Levin with a pie. Big Rapids police arrested Ahlam M. Mohsen, 22, of Coldwater on a...
  • Chicago Congresswoman Brings Her Thugs To Townhall Meeting

    08/17/2010 6:42:21 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 19 replies ^ | August 17, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    If this wasn’t so serious, it would almost be funny. Illinois Congresswoman, Melissa Bean, hosted a public townhall meeting and brought her own thugs to act as the “Question Police.” Each time someone persistently asked a question, a large bald man would make his way across the room and stand threateningly over the person asking the question. Repeatedly the Congresswoman and her thugs insisted the cameras be turned off in the room- I’m sure to prevent exactly this reaction from the public. I’m so thrilled that her constituents in the audience refused to back down but I’d like to know...
  • Angry JetBlue Flight Attendant Flees Plane at JFK Airport via Emergency Slide

    08/10/2010 11:28:28 AM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 8/9/2010 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    A frustrated JetBlue flight attendant allegedly fled his plane via emergency chute -- beer in hand -- after getting into a fight with a passenger and then cursing out the entire cabin over a loudspeaker. The JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after noon. As the plane was taxiing to the gate, one of the passengers apparently got out of his seat to grab a bag from an overhead compartment. The flight attendant walked over to tell him he had to sit down. The two reportedly got into an argument and somehow...
  • Jeb Bush Says No to 2012 Run

    07/28/2010 6:15:21 AM PDT · by curth · 77 replies · 6+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2010 | By Peter Wallsten
    Many Republicans are still searching for that ideal 2012 presidential candidate – someone who can fire up both the fiscal and social conservative wings of the GOP while luring swing voters. And, in recent months, the chatter has often turned to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Bush apparently sought to quiet the murmurs today, telling a Kentucky TV reporter that he isn’t running. Bush has said that since leaving office in January 2007 that he would focus on making money and advocating for education reforms, which were a centerpiece of his tenure as governor. Even as polls show that he...
  • Rep. Barney Frank Causes Scene Demanding Discount

    07/28/2010 4:17:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies · 2+ views ^ | July 28, 2010 | Biggirl
    Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island's popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn't have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID.
  • Biden says Dems will 'shock' everyone in midterms ("The Chadster" speaks)

    07/19/2010 8:03:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    Copyright AFP ^ | 7/18/10 |
    VP Biden brushed aside suggestions that Dems will suffer big midterm losses, vowing that the party will "shock the heck out of everybody." On ABC News' "This Week," Biden dismissed prevailing wisdom that Democrats, 17 months into Obama's transformative presidency, would suffer at the hands of salivating Republicans. Biden said he was "confident when people look at what has happened since we've taken office we're going to be in great shape." Copyright AFP 2008, AFP stories and photos shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Number of Afghans Gone AWOL in U.S. Reaches 46

    07/07/2010 11:22:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/7/10 | Jana Winter
    LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A be-on-the-lookout alert issued last month for 17 Afghan military men who walked away from an Air Force base in Texas has turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. No fewer than 46 members of the Afghan military have gone absent without leave from the Defense Language Institute’s English Language Center at Lackland Air Force Base in recent years, has learned. From a series of interviews with civilians and military personnel conducted over the course of a week, and according to documents obtained from a variety of sources, has...
  • NASA's 'foremost' mission to improve 'relations with Muslim world'... (Outrageous!)

    07/07/2010 6:49:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July5, 2010 | Staff
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a recent interview that his "foremost" mission as the head of America's space exploration agency is to improve relations with the Muslim world. Though international diplomacy would seem well outside NASA's orbit, Bolden said in an interview with Al Jazeera that strengthening those ties was among the top tasks President Obama assigned him. He said better interaction with the Muslim world would ultimately advance space travel. "When I became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator -- he charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help...
  • Bad News For Obama: Conservative Justice Kennedy Tells Pals He's In No Rush To Leave Supreme Court

    07/07/2010 4:23:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | July 7, 2010 | Thomas M. Defrank
    WASHINGTON - President Obama may get liberal Elena Kagan on the Supreme Court, but conservative swing-voter Anthony Kennedy says he's not going anywhere anytime soon. Justice Kennedy, who turns 74 this month, has told relatives and friends he plans to stay on the high court for at least three more years - through the end of Obama's first term, sources said.
  • MSNBC Host Admits To Parroting White House Talking Points!

    06/22/2010 9:08:04 AM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 23 replies
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 6-22-10 | James
    MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski admitted on air this morning that she was repeating White House talking points she had been advised to include in the channel's news programming regarding the ongoing BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Morning Joe co-host was repeatedly seen looking down and carefully studying written notes as she engaged in a debate with former GE CEO Jack Welch, an outspoken critic of the government's reaction to the disaster. In response to each portion of Welch's analysis, Brzezinski poured over the notes and read allowed from the script in front of her, defending the...
  • Anger as white U.S. policeman filmed punching black girl, 17, in the face

    06/16/2010 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 162 replies · 2,609+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | updated at 4:14 PM on 16th June 2010 | By Paul Thompson
    This is the moment a white American police officer punches a teenage black girl in the face after a dispute about how she and her friend crossed the road. Video footage of Officer Ian Walsh lashing out at the 17-year-old in Seattle has shocked the U.S. The teenager reels backwards in shock from the blow before clutching her face while a bystander can be heard asking: ‘Are you serious?’ Police arrested the girl, Angel Rosenthal, and her friend, 19-year-old Marilyn Ellen Levias, both of whom have criminal records. Seattle Police chiefs have launched an investigation into the alleged assault after...
  • Prince Charles Urges Environmentalists,"Follow The Islamic Way To Save The World"

    06/10/2010 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 75 replies · 1,296+ views ^ | June 10, 2010 | Rebecca English
    Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic 'spiritual principles' in order to protect the environment. In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man's destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions - but particularly those of Islam. He said the current 'division' between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment - which goes against the grain of 'sacred traditions'.