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  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • CNN Host Calls Out Top Democrat Over Party's Hypocrisy On Border Wall

    01/14/2019 4:13:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Steve Guest Twitter Video at link. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) faced some tougher talk from media hosts, for once, regarding the government shutdown that has lasted 20+ days now. President Trump promised border security during the 2016 campaign. He promised to build a wall. He has to follow through on it. It was one of his signature issues. He’s only asking $5 billion for part of his wall. The Democrats are not willing to play ball after reclaiming the House. Last week, Trump offered to re-open the government in exchange for some of the funding. Democrats rejected...
  • DC woman wins thousands at MGM, and loses it all over casino typo

    01/13/2019 5:27:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 91 replies
    fox5ny.com ^ | January 9, 2019 | Lauren DeMarco
    After a mix-up at MGM National Harbor, one jackpot winner had to leave without her cash. Cynthia Obie won thousands on a slot machine at the Prince George’s County casino – but when the casino took down her Social Security number incorrectly, she lost it all. -snip Following regulations, before handing her the cash, MGM staff took her ID and personal information. But they misread her Social Security number by one digit. The person whose number they plugged into the database apparently owed the state of Maryland a lot of child support, and Obie’s winnings were immediately confiscated. “I’m like no all of my...
  • Dem Leader Demagogues Federal Shutdown [semi-satire]

    01/13/2019 8:45:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) used the deferral of paychecks for federal employees due to Congress’ failure to approve the appropriation of funds to cover this expense as an inspiration to liken Trump to a pre-Civil War slave driver. “Back in 1860 millions of people were forced to work without being paid,” Hoyer observed. “We called that slavery. Now, with President Trump refusing to compromise by accepting our Party’s refusal to budge an inch on his request for $5 billion to fund border security as a precondition for Democrats to approve funds for ending the government shutdown, federal employees...
  • MS-13 CASA Member (Illegal) Arrested for Sex Crimes (MD)

    01/11/2019 1:55:30 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | ABC7Kevin
    ... Kevin Lewis @ABC7Kevin · 7h NEW: This 'MS-13 associate' paid gang leaders $100 to have sex with a 14yo girl, and then secretly filmed the encounter, MoCo police say. 52yo Felix Silva-Zuniga allegedly used that video to blackmail the teen for more sex. It happened inside of a home near Wheaton High School. MORE: At one point, the 14yo girl attempted to quit. She was later summoned to a home in Kensington, Md. and beaten with a baseball bat. The girl recalled 25+ blows to her body. Such attacks were used as a form of “motivation” to keep girls...
  • How a Drunken Colonel Wasted the Gallant 7th Maine at Antietam

    01/11/2019 12:10:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 12 replies
    War History Online ^ | 13SEP17 | Guest Blogger
    Late in the afternoon of September 17, roughly an hour before the sunset that would mark the close of the bloodiest day in U.S. history, a Maine regiment met with a wholly unnecessary fate. Just when the regiments’ soldiers thought they’d made it through the battle relatively unscathed, they got pulled back in with disastrous consequences. At Antietam, due to Union commander George McClellan’s piecemeal strategy, the fighting was conducted sector by sector. (General Phil Kearny once described McClellan as “fighting by driblets.”) The severe topography of the Antietam Valley, featuring a field carved into discrete sections, contributed further to...
  • At union rally,Hoyer connects forcing feds to work without pay to slavery

    01/10/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 1/10/2019 | Niels Lesniewski
    As federal employees braced for their first missed paychecks starting Friday, tension over the government shutdown reached a fever pitch, with House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer equating forcing people to work without pay to slavery. Speaking Thursday to a rally of unionized federal employees and their supporters outside the AFL-CIO’s headquarters, the Maryland Democrat spoke of the “440,000 people that are being asked to work with no pay,” adding, “You know, back in the 1860s,they talked about working with no pay.”
  • McConnell blocks Democrat House bills to reopen govt (hoists Schumer on his own petard)

    01/10/2019 4:26:14 PM PST · by Liz · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/10/19 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Rep-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government. Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30. But McConnell objected, arguing they would be "show votes" and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment"...
  • Cohen to testify publicly before Congress

    01/10/2019 3:10:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/19 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has agreed to voluntarily testify before the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee next month, the Democratic chairman of the panel announced Thursday. “I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily,” Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement. “I want to make clear that we have no interest in inappropriately interfering with any ongoing criminal investigations, and to that end, we are in the process of consulting with Special Counsel Mueller’s office. The Committee will announce additional information in the coming weeks.” The announcement of the hearing...
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 2:19:04 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 39 replies
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. “It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 1:34:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2019 | by Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. “It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • Trump eyes shutdown escape route: 'The law allows him to declare what a national emergency is'

    01/08/2019 5:29:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2019 | Stephen Dinan & David Sherfinski
    President George W. Bush flexed the National Emergencies Act in the days after the 2001 terrorist attacks, President Jimmy Carter used it during the Iranian hostage crisis, and President Barack Obama tapped it to handle the swine flu pandemic in 2009. Now it’s President Trump who is eyeing the 1976 law, figuring it could be his ticket out of the shutdown showdown, allowing him to build his promised border wall without needing to get Congress to specifically approve the money. The White House said no decision had been made in the run-up to Mr. Trump’s Tuesday night speech on border...
  • Chuck Schumer moves to block pro-Israel bill to protest shutdown

    01/07/2019 6:07:00 PM PST · by SJackson · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 07, 2019 | Susan Ferrechio
    The Senate late Tuesday will hold a procedural vote on a bill that supports Israel by allowing state and local governments to divest from entities that boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel because of its occupation of the West Bank. The provision is part of legislation numbered “S.1” that was to be the very first bill senators debate in the 116th Congress. In addition to the BDS language, it includes several Middle East security provisions such as new authorities for sanctioning Bashar Assad's regime in Syria and reauthorization of security assistance to Israel. But Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ben Cardin,...
  • Pelosi Introduces Bill To Force Trump, Pence To Release Tax Information. Congress Exempt

    01/06/2019 7:17:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | JANUARY 6, 2019 AT 4:02PM | KARA PENDLETON
    Once again, there is a push for Congress to be exempt from what they demand of others. But this time it isn’t an onerous health care plan. On Friday, Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced H.R.1, the “For the People Act,” according to CNS News. A summary of the bill is available online and gives a quick look at what is included in the 571-page legislation. Maryland’s Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.is the lead author of the bill, as well as the chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force. CNBC reported that Sarbannes said in a statement that “Once we clean...
  • Man Fatally Shot By Cops While Unlawfully Confiscating His Guns In Serving “Red Flag” Order

    11/06/2018 5:15:03 AM PST · by deandg99 · 79 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Tim Brown
    See what happens when you violate the rights of the people? This is only the beginning and I hope the family of this man sues the pants off the police and the state for their lawless behavior. A Ferndale, Maryland man was shot and killed at home when two Anne Arundel County police officers who were violating their oath and this man’s Fifth Amendment rights by attempting to steal his property (guns) under Maryland’s unconstitutional “red flag” “laws.” The Baltimore Sun reports: The man, whose name was not released, answered his door in the 100 block of Linwood Ave. at...
  • Nov 2018: Maryland officers serving 'red flag' gun seizure fatally shoot armed man

    01/06/2019 9:21:25 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 39 replies
    Washinton Times ^ | Nov 5 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Two police officers ordered to remove firearms from a house on a “red flag” protective order fatally shot an armed man Monday morning in Ferndale, Maryland, police said.
  • HR 51 DC Statehood Bill: Legislation introduced to make DC the 51st state

    01/04/2019 6:06:13 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 58 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | January 4, 2019 | fox5dc.com staff
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state. H.R. 51, the D.C. Statehood Bill, was introduced by Holmes Norton on Thursday, the day that the 116th Congress was gaveled into session. “I have a commitment that there will be a hearing on H.R. 51 from our good Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings that this bill will get a prompt hearing and then, of course, go to the floor,” Holmes Norton said in a video posted to her official Twitter page.
  • Shutdown Stories: 11-year-old starts business to help her furloughed mom

    01/04/2019 8:44:15 AM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Heather Graf
    On Day 13 of the partial government shutdown, an 11-year-old from North Potomac is on a mission. “My mind was just going through like, how can I help, how can I contribute to my family,” said Bella Berrellez. The fifth grader’s mother works for the FDA and is currently furloughed as a result of the government shutdown. She got her last paycheck on Friday, December 28. “I woke up one morning and went downstairs to eat breakfast and I saw the television was on and I saw it said the government was shutting down,” said Berrellez. “I just want my...
  • Baltimore “Buyback” collects disposable AT4 Training Tube, Sten and Lanchester guns

    01/01/2019 6:50:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Some interesting items turned up at the Baltimore gun “buy back”.  “Buy back” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot “buy back things you never owned. At the event, someone turned in an expended AT4 trainer. From saab.com:  All AT4 weapons are single shot and fully disposable. You simply aim, fire, destroy the target and discard the empty tube. Furthermore, the AT4 family has proven itself to be a highly reliable, robust and durable weapon system that has been extensively proven in combat. Its key characteristics include high target effect and hit probability – creating a high target kill...
  • Firing of Several Black Coaches Puts N.F.L. Hiring Under Scrutiny (NYT alert)

    12/31/2018 8:55:08 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2018 | Bill Pennington and Ken Belson
    ... Four black coaches were fired Sunday or Monday, including the Jets’ Todd Bowles, who was let go shortly after his team’s final loss Sunday. The Jets had a 14-34 record in the last three seasons under Bowles. Marvin Lewis, who had been at the helm of the Cincinnati Bengals since 2003, was fired Monday. Though he had resurrected the moribund Bengals and took them to the playoffs multiple times, he never won a playoff game and this season was Cincinnati’s third consecutive one with a losing record. Also fired Monday was Denver Broncos Coach Vance Joseph, who had presided...