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  • New Orleans inspectors who OK'd parts of Hard Rock Hotel weren't properly certified: records

    02/18/2020 8:59:25 PM PST · by texas booster · 43 replies
    The New orleans Times Picayune ^ | Feb 18, 2020 | JOHN SIMERMAN AND DAVID HAMMER
    Some of the New Orleans city building inspectors who signed off at key points of the construction of the Hard Rock Hotel before it pancaked and collapsed on Oct. 12, killing three laborers, do not appear to have been properly certified for the work, records show. One inspector, Bryan Cowart, appears to be certified only for residential inspections. Inspector Julie Tweeter, whose whereabouts during inspections she claimed to have completed at the Hard Rock on several days last year are now under investigation, did not receive her commercial building inspector’s license until July 2018. By then, she’d signed off on...
  • New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse: Four months later [shows incompetence of ...]

    02/17/2020 2:37:05 AM PST · by topher · 26 replies
    WDSU ^ | Updated: 10:51 AM CST Feb 13, 2020 | Jennifer Crockett
    [Intro by poster topher] Two bodies still trapped under wreckage after 4 months... NEW ORLEANS — Four months after the Hard Rock hotel construction site on Canal Street collapsed, the mangled concrete and twisted steel still looms over downtown New Orleans. On the border of the collapse zone, a memorial for the three men killed in the collapse continues to grow. Advertisement The site has become a landmark, with visitors and locals stopping to take pictures and write messages on ribbons for the families of Anthony Magrette, Jose Ponce Arreola and Quinnyon Wimberley, who died when the building fell Oct....
  • As gun rights die in Virginia, 9 states could soon form pro-2nd Amendment bastion

    02/14/2020 8:26:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | February 13, 2020 | Jared Harris
    As Democratic lawmakers in Virginia chip away at commonwealth residents' firearms rights, one bill in a Southern state seeks to undo the damage and form a pro-Second Amendment bulwark across the south. Mississippi House Bill 753, sponsored by seven Republicans in the state Legislature, was introduced Monday. The bill aims to establish an interstate compact to circumvent certain federal gun laws by establishing a regional power dedicated to the defense of the Second Amendment. Part of the legislation's intended purpose is to exempt certain firearms, accessories and ammunition from overreaching federal regulation. The bill doesn't stop there, promising to "declare...
  • The 8 Republicans who voted to curb Trump's Iran war powers

    02/13/2020 12:13:49 PM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 02/13/20 02:33 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.)Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) Sen. Jerry Moran (Kan.)Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.)Sen. Todd Young (Ind.)  
  • No injuries, off-site impact after significant fire at ExxonMobil refinery

    02/12/2020 7:53:53 AM PST · by deport · 8 replies
    WAFB News ^ | February 12, 2020 | WAFB Staff
    By WAFB Staff | February 12, 2020 at 12:40 AM CST - Updated February 12 at 8:13 AM BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A significant fire broke out at an ExxonMobil refinery in Baton Rouge late Tuesday night. First reports of the fire began coming in around 11:50 p.m. on Feb. 11. The cause of the fire has not been determined. There were no injuries and no off-site impact, officials say. “The fire that occurred at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery has been extinguished. There were no injuries much in part to the swift and safe response from our ExxonMobil...
  • How Drag Queen Story Hour Expanded Across America

    01/27/2020 1:41:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Drag Queen Story Hours started out as niche events on the West Coast, but these events—aimed at children as young as age 3—have spread to libraries and schools across the United States, dividing local communities. These story hours are “just what they sound like,” Drag Queen Story Hour’s official website states: drag queens reading to children. The events are designed to be about 45 minutes long for children aged 3 to 8 years old, intended to capture children’s imagination and help children explore their gender fluidity through “glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.” Books used during Drag Queen Story...
  • Special Trump Impeachment Trial Update, DOJ Disavows Trump Spy Warrants, & MORE! [Weekly Update]

    01/24/2020 3:36:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 24, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Impeachment-Coup Update Judicial Watch Files New Supreme Court Brief in Key Abortion Case Honduras Arrests U.S.-Bound Iranians as New Caravan Heads North Trans State Workers Sue Florida Demanding Support for Controversial Surgeries The New Anti-Semitic Moment Impeachment-Coup Update The President, the rule of law, and our Constitution continue to be abused as the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump continues. We’ve done many media interviews on the current crisis, notably with Lou Dobbs and Dan Bongino. (My interview with Dan was retweeted by President Trump!) The president is going to be acquitted but with significant damage to our republic,...
  • John Kennedy: Many in Washington establishment think Americans are 'morons' for electing Trump

    01/22/2020 12:07:35 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2020 | By Talia Kaplan
    “I know it looks complicated, but this is really very simple,” the Senate Judiciary Committee member said. “From a larger perspective, here's what's going on. Large portions of the political establishment here in Washington, D.C. think the American people are morons and they're not qualified to pick their own president and that's why they want to replace President Trump.” “This case is about two issues,” Kennedy, R-La., added. “Why did the president ask for an investigation? Was he investigating a political rival or was he investigating corruption? And number two, what did Hunter Biden do for the money? Now, you...
  • Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final

    01/22/2020 9:40:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2020 | By LISA RATHKE
    WEYBRIDGE, Vt. -- When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place. But erosion over the years made worse by more intense storms has washed away some graves and left the remains of Clark, who fought at the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts, precariously perched on the edge of the steep eroding bank. “That’s a big part of our history, and I think it’s terrible that ... this is happening,” said Tom Giffin, president of the Vermont Old Cemetery...
  • Odell Beckham Jr. arrest warrant: officer slapped wanted to retaliate, press charges

    01/16/2020 12:14:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies ^ | January 16, 2020 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    Saying it was against building policy, a Mercedes-Benz Superdome police officer was telling LSU football players to extinguish their victory cigars Monday night in the jubilant locker room minutes after winning the national championship when he felt LSU alum and NFL pro Odell Beckham Jr. slap him on the backside. The 48-year-old lieutenant suppressed the urge to punch Beckham in retaliation, called the New Orleans Police Department a little more than a day later and told investigators he wanted to press charges, according to court records. Police by Thursday morning had obtained a warrant to arrest Beckham, 27, on a...
  • GOP senator: 'Huge mistake' to restrict press access during impeachment trial

    01/15/2020 12:45:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) distanced himself on Wednesday from proposed restrictions on reporters covering the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, calling it a "huge mistake." "There is an effort to limit the press. ... I'm going to vote against that, if I'm allowed to vote," Kennedy told reporters. "U.S. senators are grown women and grown men. If they don't want to make a comment, they know how to say 'no comment.'" The Standing Committee of Correspondents said on Tuesday that the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Senate Rules Committee are preparing to force new restrictions on press in the Capitol during the...
  • Trump at LSU/Clemson Game

    01/13/2020 5:10:29 PM PST · by peggybac · 300 replies
    Did you hear the thunderous ovation and the USA! chant? WOW.
  • Louisiana abortion case causes backlash for Chicago pro-life congressman

    01/12/2020 11:36:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 12, 2020 | Anne Marie Williams |
    As previously reported by Live Action News, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear a Louisiana abortion law case, June Medical Services, LLC vs. Gee, on March 4th. The law requires that abortionists have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their facility. The law was enacted in 2014 but has not yet gone into effect due to various legal challenges. It would impact three abortion facilities, in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and New Orleans. In total, these facilities commit about 10,000 abortions each year. Abortion advocates argue that the law, The Unsafe Abortion Act, provides no benefit...
  • Could this case be the one to overturn Roe v. Wade? The abortion industry thinks so.

    01/05/2020 8:06:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Live Action News ^ | January 03, 2020 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Last October, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case regarding Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. The case, June Medical Services v. Gee, takes aim at The Unsafe Abortion Act, and thanks to a recent brief filed by over 200 Congressional lawmakers, has gotten attention from the abortion industry, which is now panicking. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise led 166 House Republicans and 39 Senate Republicans, as well as two Democrats, in filing an amicus brief in support of the pro-life law, arguing that the court must not only uphold the law, but also to “provide clarity regarding the bounds of...
  • Members of Congress ask Supreme Court to 'reconsider' landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling

    01/05/2020 5:25:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | January 02, 2020 | Ariane de Vogue and Caroline Kelly, CNN
    Washington (CNN)More than 200 members of Congress are urging the Supreme Court to reconsider -- if not overrule -- the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide. Thirty-nine Republican senators and 168 members of the House of Representatives, almost all of them Republicans, signed a so-called "friend of the court" brief filed on Thursday by the national anti-abortion group Americans United for Life in connection with a challenge to a Louisiana abortion access law due to be heard in March. The signers include Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mike Lee and Mitt Romney...
  • 'I just shot Donald Trump': Magazine sends out Christmas card depicting Trump assassination

    01/02/2020 3:25:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | January 02, 2020 05:18 PM | Mike Brest
    ornographic magazine Hustler sent Christmas cards to members of Congress over the holidays that depicted a cartoon of President Trump being shot dead. The card showed the smiling shooter holding a smoking handgun up in the air as onlookers smiled and cheered over Trump's bleeding corpse. The back of the card shows the shooter with a speech bubble next to him that reads: "I just shot Donald Trump on Fifth Avenue and no one arrested me." The line is a reference to Trump's comment during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which he bragged that "I could stand in the middle...
  • Biden Discloses List of Top Donors Including 8 Former US Ambassadors

    12/28/2019 4:29:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 28, 2019 Updated: December 28, 2019 | ALLEN ZHONG
    Former Vice President Joe Biden released a list of donors who have raised at least $25,000 for his 2020 presidential campaign, including eight former U.S. ambassadors that served either under the Obama or Clinton administration. The long list of donors includes former U.S. Ambassadors to Belgium Denise Bauer and Alan Blinken, former U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Mark Gilbert, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Mark Gitenstein, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley, and former Ambassador to Spain and Andorra James...
  • New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack

    12/14/2019 7:02:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2019 | Amir Vera,
    Phishing attempts and suspicious activity were detected on the city's network around 5 a.m., New Orleans chief information officer Kim LaGrue said during a press conference. By 11 a.m., technician investigators detected "a cybersecurity incident" and the city's information technology department began powering down servers and city computers as a precaution, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said in a series of tweets. While ransomware was detected, no ransom has been demanded in the cyberattack, Cantrell said.
  • Dem Congressman Cedric Richmond appears to be watching golf on laptop during impeachment debate

    12/12/2019 11:01:48 PM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., may have been distracted on Thursday during the marathon impeachment hearing focused on President Trump. Richmond appeared to have been watching a golf tournament on his laptop during a procedural roll call, which aired in full-view on CNN. "What on earth is Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond watching on his laptop during this impeachment markup?" GOP rapid response director Steve Guest asked. "To me, it looks like Rep. Richmond is watching the President’s Cup golf tournament. Richmond’s actions are a DISGRACE."
  • GOP Rep Introduces Motion Against Witness After His Character Assassination of Trump

    12/09/2019 11:02:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | December 9, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    GOP Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) had a point of order after listening to Democratic counsel Barry Berke's character assassination of President Trump at Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing. Berke began his opening statement by sharing that his young son asked him recently if the president has to be a good person. He said no, but that is "the hope." Caleb Hull ✔@CalebJHull The Democrats' star witness today is literally testifying that Trump should be impeached because his son says he's a "bad person." YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS UP 4,417 6:45 AM - Dec 9, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy...