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  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/16/2014 12:10:12 AM PDT · by kingattax · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/14/2014 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/15/2014 5:18:58 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 14, 2014
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • US Airways Apologizes For Tweeting Pornographic Image To Disgruntled Customer

    04/14/2014 5:05:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 14, 2014 1:48 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — US Airways apologized Monday after a pornographic image was posted on the company’s Twitter feed. The company often responds directly to disgruntled passengers, but was seemingly unaware that one of its replies included a lewd photograph. “@thatkatzkat We don’t like to hear this, Alex. Please provide feedback to our Customer Relations team here,” read the tweet, which also included a link to a photo of a woman with a model airplane protruding out of a body cavity. The airline later removed the tweet and apologized for the incident.
  • Well-Kept Secret: New London, Conn. Mayor Has Apologized for Kelo Property Seizures

    03/15/2014 12:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/01/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Daryl Justin Finizio, the recently elected Democratic Party Mayor of New London, Connecticut has apologized to the families and homeowners who lost their homes as a result of the city's decision to condemn properties in the Fort Trumbull area of that city. Those efforts began over a decade ago. A lawsuit by the victims which attempted to stop the city from taking their properties and destroying their homes ultimately led to the Supreme Court's Kelo vs. New London decision in 2005. The Court ruled in favor of the City based on what it believed was "a carefully considered development plan."...
  • John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole

    03/08/2014 2:14:28 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 March 2014 | Jack Kenny
    John McCain Says Ted Cruz "Crossed a Line," Should Apologize to Bob Dole 08 March 2014 Senator John McCain (shown) yesterday accused Senator Ted Cruz of having "crossed a line" when the Texas Republican claimed that the GOP's most recent losing presidential candidates — Bob Dole, McCain, and Mitt Romney — "don't stand for principle." McCain, the five-term Republican senator from Arizona and the party's 2008 nominee, said Cruz owed Dole an apology. Cruz, in a speech Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, told the crowd the three losing presidential candidates should have stood up for their views....
  • Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization

    02/26/2014 7:08:22 AM PST · by Wolfie · 21 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 02/25/2014
    Annapolis police chief apologizes for citing hoax story in testimony against marijuana legalization Testifying against bills proposed to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in the state, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story that claimed 37 people had died the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado. "The first day of legalization, that's when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana," Pristoop testified at Tuesday's Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. "I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths." But Sen. Jamie Raskin, D-Montgomery, who has proposed a bill that would legalize, regulate...
  • NBC’s Brian Williams Apologizes to Arsenio Hall

    02/20/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/20/14
    Arsenio Hall is one of the most enduring names in late night history, and so he was more than a little P.O.ed that his name was excluded in an NBC report on the late night wars and Jimmy Fallon‘s ascendancy. Hall called out Brian Williams for his exclusion, and Williams apologized on the air tonight for the oversight. One key objection of Hall’s was the following graphic showing nine of the big names in late night that he wasn’t included in.
  • MSNBC president apologizes to Priebus

    01/30/2014 2:09:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    January 30, 2014, 04:23 pm MSNBC president apologizes to Priebus By Mario Trujillo MSNBC President Phil Griffin on Thursday apologized for the network’s offensive tweet aimed at the GOP and said he had fired the staffer responsible. A tweet sent from MSNBC's official Twitter account on Wednesday night said the right wing might hate a new Cheerios ad that features a biracial family, but the rest of the country would love it. Griffin said he personally apologized to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus after the chairman threatened a boycott of the network until he received an apology. “The tweet...
  • PA apologizes to Czech Republic over weapons in embassy

    01/19/2014 9:43:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 19/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority has officially apologized to the Czech Republic over weapons that were recently discovered in the Palestinian mission in Prague. Czech authorities discovered 12 weapons and explosives inside the mission after a blast killed Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal earlier this month. The PA Foreign Ministry and Czech police said at the time the explosion occurred when Jamal opened an old safe. The Palestinian Maan news agency said the PA Foreign Ministry sent a letter of apology to the Czech government concerning the weapons and explosives that were found inside the mission compound. The agency said the PA ministry...
  • Syrian rebels accidentally decapitate the wrong man, ask for public for ‘understanding and forgivene

    01/19/2014 12:15:22 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    nationalpost ^ | | November 15, 2013 | Richard Spencer,
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to Al-Qaeda have asked for “understanding and forgiveness” for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man’s head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar Al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as belonging to a member of Ahrar Al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that often...
  • MK Hotovely: Ya'alon Shouldn't Have Apologized to Kerry

    01/15/2014 10:53:00 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) fired back at US pressure Wednesday, maintaining that there should have been no need for Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon to apologize for his harsh criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Ya'alon referred to Kerry as "obsessive and messianic"... "I congratulate the Defense Minister on his courage; what he said was right." Hotovely stated, in an interview with Arutz Sheva. "The American stance is disconnected from the reality of the situation in the Middle East. They are trying to force a solution on us which is unacceptable to most members of...
  • MSNBC host offers tearful apology to Romneys (Save the tears racist idiot!)

    01/05/2014 5:22:33 AM PST · by tobyhill · 51 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/4/2014 | Conor Finnegan
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry made a tearful apology to Mitt Romney’s family on her show Saturday, after she and a panel poked fun at a photo of the former Republican presidential candidate with his wife and 21 grandchildren by zeroing in on his adopted African-American grandson. "Whatever the intent was, the reality is that the segment proceeded in a way that was offensive, and showing the photo in that context, of that segment, was poor judgment. So without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family," said the anchor at the open of her show, "Melissa Harris-Perry." Harris-Perry became...
  • Melissa-Harris Perry Cries During On-Air Apology to Romney Family [video at link]

    01/04/2014 11:10:14 AM PST · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 4, 2014 | Noel Sheppard
    As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and a panel of comedians last weekend senselessly mocked a picture of former Governor Mitt Romney’s family because it included his adopted black grandson. Although she’s already apologized on Twitter, Harris-Perry began her show Saturday with a heartfelt apology much of the time fighting through a lump in her throat and tears (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Video: MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Cries During Romney Apology

    01/04/2014 9:28:54 AM PST · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry this morning, the host apologized for remarks she made on her show last weekend, a story first broken here at The Right Scoop. She apologized "without reservation or qualification" to the Romney family, and very emotionally to interracial families everywhere: ... So the only group due an apology yet to hear one, and who will almost certainly never hear one, are Republicans across the nation, who are caricatured and characterized as obviously racist every single day, based solely on their party affiliation. Unfortunately, as we'll show later today in a follow-up post, the racist assumption about...
  • Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist Apologizes for Backing State's Ban on Gay Marriage

    01/03/2014 6:46:18 PM PST · by massmike · 36 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | 01/03/2014 | KATHERINE WEBER
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently issued an apology for backing the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2008. Crist said in a recent interview with the Orlando-based LGBT publication Watermark Online that he regrets backing Florida's constitutional Amendment 2, which was approved by nearly 62 percent of voters in 2008 and defines marriage as being exclusively for one man and one woman. "I'm sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told the publication. "I made a mistake. I'm not perfect … That's the journey I'm on … and I'm still...
  • Nashua’s Campbell issues apology over duck deaths

    01/01/2014 5:35:56 AM PST · by billorites · 18 replies
    Nashua Telegraph ^ | December 31, 2013 | Jim Haddadin
    State Rep. David Campbell offered an apology after striking several wild ducks with his car outside a Nashua hotel last week. Meanwhile, Nashua police are pledging an open, thorough and impartial investigation into the matter, which unfolded late on the evening of Dec. 23 outside the main entrance of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Campbell, D-Nashua, issued a statement early Sunday evening addressing controversy over the episode, which was first reported in The Sunday Telegraph. “I am deeply sorry that I accidentally ran over several wild ducks near the Crowne Plaza last Monday night,” Campbell wrote. “This occurred while some people...
  • ‘Disgusting’: NBC viewers not amused by actress Natasha Leggero’s mockery of Pearl Harbor vets

    01/01/2014 7:14:47 AM PST · by LSUfan · 40 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 31 Dec 13 | Michelle Malkin
    As Twitchy readers will recall, the makers of SpaghettiOs apologized last month for a crass Pearl Harbor day promotional tweet. Actress and “comedian” Natasha Leggero, a co-host of NBC’s New Year’s Eve special along with TV/radio personality Carson Daly, apparently decided to double-down on stupid with a New Year’s Eve swipe at America’s greatest generation. Because nothing says festive like mocking WWII heroes who survived the Pearl Harbor raid.
  • MSNBC host apologizes for jokes about Romney baby(yep, our Melissa Harris Perry)

    12/31/2013 10:10:53 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 30 replies
    AOL .com ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | AOL
    An MSNBC host is apologizing to Mitt Romney's family after she and guests on her show joked about a Christmas picture that showed the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. Melissa Harris-Perry said Tuesday her intention was to celebrate diversity, but the segment took an unexpected and offensive turn. The photo shows infant Kieran Romney with his grandparents and their 21 other grandchildren, all of them white. One guest on her Sunday show, actress Pia Glenn, sang 'one of these things just isn't the same.' Comedian Dean Obeidallah, said it 'sums up the diversity of the Republican party.' Harris-Perry...
  • Hounded By Free-Speech Advocate Sarah Palin, MSNBC Host Is Sorry for Romney Jokes

    12/31/2013 1:53:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Wire ^ | December 31, 2013 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    After being chastised by Sarah Palin, defender of Phil Roberton's homophobic and racist remarks, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is now apologizing for joking that Mitt Romney's grandchild might marry Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's daughter. “As black child born into a large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise," Perry said over Twitter. "I apologize to all families built on loving transracial adoptions who feel I degraded their lives or choices," she added. Perry was the target of Palin's, RNC chair Reine Priebus's, and many others' ire after she and guests...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 6:40:19 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 114 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/31/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren was black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black.
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 8:43:50 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 31, 2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren is black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black. During the segment, guest panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others! One of these things just isn't the same," a reference to Kieran. "And that little baby,...
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for attack on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson

    12/31/2013 8:16:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney's black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday.
  • John Podesta apologizes for Jonestown quote

    12/18/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/18/13 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    Speaker John Boehner’s office ripped John Podesta, the incoming counselor to President Barack Obama, for comments he made to POLITICO, comparing House Republicans to followers of Jim Jones, who murdered five people, including then-Rep. Leo Ryan, before committing mass suicide in Guyana in 1978. “For those who’ve forgotten, a Democratic member of Congress was murdered in Jonestown and a current one, Rep. Jackie Speier, was shot five times during the same incident,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement to reporters. “If this is the attitude of the new White House, it’s hard to see how the president gets...
  • Liberal Editor Apologizes For ‘Insensitive & Inappropriate’ Joke (Walker)

    12/01/2013 5:34:44 PM PST · by bigbob · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-1-13 | Oliver Darcy
    After news of actor Paul Walker’s death, an editor of a feminist website turned to Twitter to ask why Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker couldn’t have perished instead. “Why couldn’t it be Scott Walker?” Jezebel news editor Erin Gloria Ryan tweeted Saturday night.
  • Costco apologizes for calling Bible 'fiction'

    11/21/2013 12:20:04 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Costco has apparently had a “Come-to-Jesus” epiphany. The national warehouse chain has apologized for labeling Bibles in a Simi Valley, Calif. store as fiction, calling it an error that they are working quickly to correct. “We deeply regret the mislabeling of the Bible and meant no offense to anyone,” the company wrote in an email received by several customers. “The buyer has let us know that this was an error and the books are being pulled off the shelves to be re-marked.”
  • NYT Apologizes Over Article on Slain IDF Soldier

    11/20/2013 10:52:22 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 11, 2013 | Elad Benari
    The New York Times has apologized for the picture it chose to go along with an article it published about last week’s brutal murder of IDF soldier Eden Atias. Rather than showing a photo of the soldier, the article entitled “Attack on Israeli Worsens Tensions With Palestinians” instead featured a photo of the 16-year-old terrorist’s mother as she was visited by her relatives. On Tuesday, the newspaper’s public editor Margaret Sullivan posted a blog in which she admitted that using the mother’s photo was the wrong decision.
  • Susan Rice: US Not Apologizing to Afghanistan

    11/19/2013 10:03:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 07:35 PM | Greg Richter
    National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday denied reports that the United States plans to apologize to the Afghan people in a deal that would allow troops to remain in the country beyond 2014. “I’ve seen those reports. I have no idea where they come from. That is a complete misunderstanding of what the situation is,” Rice said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “No such letter has been drafted or delivered. There is not a need for the United States to apologize to Afghanistan. Quite the contrary,” she said. “We have sacrificed and supported them in their...
  • Martin Bashir apologizes for indulging in on-air scatalogical insult to Sarah Palin

    11/19/2013 5:32:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    There’s a neat trick the Left has. When you do something stupid and vile, make it so stupid and vile that it makes people uncomfortable to even repeat what you’ve done in order to call you on it. Ted Kennedy is a perfect example. It’s so horrible to leave a woman to drown in a car you drunkenly wrecked while you stagger home to save your political career that even repeating the charge gives everyone an icky feeling. Opposition to born alive infant protection laws is another one. It’s so horrible to oppose a law that would require treatment for...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • Al-Qaeda-linked rebels apologise after cutting off head of wrong person (/fellow extremist)

    11/14/2013 4:48:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/14/13 | Richard Spencer
    Militant Islamist rebels in Syria linked to al-Qaeda have asked for "understanding and forgiveness" for cutting off and putting on display the wrong man's head. In a public appearance filmed and posted online, members of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, one brandishing a knife, held up a bearded head before a crowd in Aleppo. They triumphantly described the execution of what they said was a member of an Iraqi Shia militia fighting for President Bashar al-Assad. But the head was recognised from the video as originally belonging to a member of Ahrar al-Sham, a Sunni Islamist rebel group that...
  • Media Pans Obama's "Apology"

    11/09/2013 10:25:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The president's passive-voice expression of vague regret was so half-assed and self-serving that conservatives can simply sit back and let the mainstream media tee off on its inadequacy. He's not sorry for lying repeatedly in furtherance of his political goals, and he's certainly not sorry that people are losing their coverage. His law required that outcome. His promise was an intentional lie. Let the MSM opprobrium flow: The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "The lowest low of the Obama presidency." National Journal's Ron Fournier: I'm sorry, too, Mr. President...I'm sorry you campaigned for reelection on the famous false promise: "If...
  • Obama: I'm Sorry You Believed Me

    11/08/2013 4:26:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So the media started having heart palpitations late yesterday afternoon. The president apologized. Finally, the president apologized. He had an interview with F. Chuck Todd on NBC, and the president apologized for lying to you. That's what they said. But he didn't really do that, folks. He didn't take any responsibility for his actions. All he said was that he's sorry you misunderstood him. He's sorry that your misunderstanding has made you unhappy. He did not apologize, nor is he sorry for lying to you when he said you could keep your policy and your doctor and...
  • NBC Exclusive: Obama personally apologizes for Americans losing health coverage

    11/07/2013 3:41:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    NBC ^ | Chuck Todd
    President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House. "We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who...
  • Poll: Will Obama's "Apology" Work?

    11/07/2013 4:14:48 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 22 replies
    Briefing Room ^ | Nov. 7, 2013 | The Briefing Room
    This Poll is open to guests...vote at link
  • Obama says 'sorry' to Americans losing health insurance

    11/07/2013 3:33:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 157 replies
    AFP News ^ | November 7, 2013
    - President Barack Obama said Thursday he was "sorry" for Americans who had insurance plans canceled because of his health care law, even though he said they would not. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama told NBC News in an interview.
  • Jennie Stuart apologizes for skit after photo surfaces

    10/31/2013 5:46:57 PM PDT · by Cyber Liberty · 30 replies
    Kentucky New Era (?) ^ | October 28, 2013 | Carla Jimenez
    A picture of a Jennie Stuart Medical Center employee wearing a President Barack Obama mask and a straitjacket was taken Friday at the hospital’s annual costume party.
  • German spy scandal: Obama apology shows he's no George W. Bush

    10/27/2013 4:23:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/27/13 | Mark Sappenfield - CSM
    Not for the first time since he took office, President Obama is being accused of looking a lot like his predecessor when it comes to terrorism. This week, the anger came from media reports detailing the scope of National Security Agency (NSA) espionage in Europe, including bugging the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a sweep of French metadata from phone calls, e-mails, and other electronic communications similar to what it has done in the US. For a man who first took office promising change in how America treated the world, it looked like more of the same. Already,...
  • President Barack Obama calls Paris to apologise for NSA

    10/23/2013 12:06:11 PM PDT · by bkopto · 28 replies
    The Australian ^ | Oct 23, 2013 | staff
    FRANCE has demanded an explanation from Washington of a report that the US swept up 70 million French telephone records and text messages in its global surveillance net, even recording certain private conversations. The fallout prompted a phone call yesterday from US President Barack Obama to French President Francois Hollande, and, the White House said, an acknowledgement by the US leader that the episode raised "legitimate questions for our friends and allies" about how surveillance capabilities are employed. Mr Hollande's office issued a strongly worded statement afterward expressing "profound reprobation" over US actions it said intruded on the private lives...
  • French Bank Apologizes After Posting Picture of Squirrel's [Organs]

    10/21/2013 1:24:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 19, 2013
    A French bank apologized after posting a photo on Facebook of a squirrel caught hanging upside down by his testicles on a bird feeder. Caisse d'Epargne shared the photo on Facebook as part of a marketing campaign for a line of insurance. The photo was accompanied by a slogan, "Because accidents don't just happen to others, insurance will also cover you for any temporary injuries." TheLocal.fr said Friday many of the bank's 24,000 Facebook followers thought the account had been hacked. When the bank realized followers' reaction they apologized and took down the photo. "We wanted to make use of...
  • Reid apologizes for nasty tone on Senate floor

    10/04/2013 9:45:40 AM PDT · by justlurking · 59 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2013-10-04 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered a striking mea culpa on the Senate floor Friday as he opened the chamber, saying he and his colleagues have simply gotten too personal and nasty in their floor debates. A day earlier Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, had scolded Mr. Reid for attacking Sen. Ted Cruz, another Texas Republican, by name as they debated the government shutdown. Mr. Cornyn read directly from the Senate Rules that prohibit members from impugning each other’s motives or conduct. Mr. Reid on Friday said it was a lesson all senators, including himself, should learn. “I’ll work harder...
  • Guido Barilla Video Apology to Gays

    09/28/2013 3:59:36 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 89 replies
    Facebook of Barilla Pasta Co ^ | September 27, 2013 | Guido Barilla
    "Yesterday I apologized for offending many people around the world. Today I am repeating that apology," ... "Through my entire life I have always respected every person I've met, including gays and their families, without any distinction. I've never discriminated against anyone." ... "I have heard the countless reactions around the world to my words, which have depressed and saddened me," ... "It is clear that I have a lot to learn about the lively debate concerning the evolution of the family. In the coming weeks, I pledge to meet representatives of the group that best represent the evolution of...
  • A BabyBoomer's Apology

    09/23/2013 7:56:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/23/13 | RenegadeEconomist RenegadeEconomist
    The younger generation will ask of us, "what were you thinking?" Somehow I caught the bug that "I am not really worth very much unless I have something more."
  • It's Been an Honor

    09/13/2013 4:19:05 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 281 replies
    Self | Sept. 13, 2013 | Mesta
    Dear FRiends,This day is Erev Yom Kippur, (Yom Kippur Eve,) usually commemorated with two festive meals, the giving of charity, and asking others for forgiveness. This is to ask YOUR forgiveness for not explaining why all of my pings have stopped without anyone knowing why. I wouldn't exactly call this a 'vanity', more like an explanation and apology to all of you who have added your names to any of my lists for why you don't get those oh, so many pings anymore.Below is what this post started as. And THIS is how it ended. I figured it was better...
  • Broadcaster David Frost, famed for Nixon apology, dies

    09/01/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Sep 1, 2013 3:28pm BST | Costas Pitas
    (Reuters) - British broadcaster David Frost, a master of the television interview, famed for coaxing an apology for Watergate from Richard Nixon, has died suddenly, his family said on Sunday. Aged 74, he had a heart attack late on Saturday aboard a luxury cruise liner where he had a speaking engagement. His sudden death brought tributes from international celebrities and political leaders, many of whom called him a good friend as well as an acute interrogator. "David Frost died of a heart attack last night aboard the Queen Elizabeth, where he was giving a speech," his family said in a...
  • Charge: Man with gun demands victim apologize to black people (Seattle)

    08/15/2013 11:55:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | August 15, 2013 | Michael Harthorne
    A 35-year-old homeless black man is being held on $500,000 bail after he pointed a gun at a white man's face and demanded he apologize for all the things white people did to black people, according to charges filed with King County Superior Court. Chikwanha Eastling Nyashanu has been charged with assault and malicious harassment for the Aug. 11 incident near the basketball courts at Green Lake Community Center. According to probable cause documents, Nyashanu walked up to the victim around 9:15 p.m., pointed a gun at his face and demanded the apology. The victim later told officers he...
  • An apology letter to Mr. Obama

    08/15/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 8-15-13 | Matt Walsh
    Dear President Obama, I’m reaching out to you as a friend. I know you must be deeply hurting after what happened at the Missouri State Fair. Sure, you probably try to avoid watching the news while you’re on vacation, but I’m sure the pilot who airlifted your dog to your rental mansion in Martha’s Vineyard probably caught you up to speed (that guy is such a chatterbox). Your jaw must have hit the floor when you heard the news: A rodeo clown in Missouri poked fun at you. Yeah, I know, almost impossible to believe. The gall! The gumption! The...
  • 'We Had No Idea;' Burglars Apologize, Return Loot After Learning They Robbed Charity

    08/10/2013 6:25:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/10/2013 | Leonardo Blair
    The handwritten apology from burglars who returned their stolen loot after they discovered they had robbed a charity. In a gesture police in San Bernardino, Calif., say they have never witnessed before, a group of remorseful burglars who plundered an area nonprofit of their computers and other valuables returned the loot with an apology when they learned it was dedicated to helping victims of sexual violence."We had no idea what we were takeing (sic). Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples (sic) lives God Bless," said the burglars in a...
  • Weiner Spokeswoman Apologizes for ‘Slutbag’ Tirade Against Ex-Intern

    07/30/2013 8:35:30 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    politicker ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Anthony Weiner’s spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan, issued an apology tonight after a profanity-laced interview with Talking Points Memo, in which she described a former campaign intern as a fame hungry “bitch” and “slutbag” who “sucked” at her job. Ms. Morgan said that she believed the conversation, in which she also threatened to sue the young woman, was off the record. “In a moment of frustration, I used inappropriate language in what I thought was an off the record conversation,” Ms. Morgan said in a statement. “It was wrong and I am very sorry, which is what I said tonight when I...
  • After Arrests on Charges of Sodomy, an Apology

    07/30/2013 7:16:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 29, 2013 | Campbell Robertson
    A Louisiana sheriff has apologized for the arrests of as many as a dozen or more men in recent years on charges that they violated an anti-sodomy statute that has been ruled unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court. On Saturday, The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge reported that a community policing unit of the East Baton Rouge sheriff’s office had been arresting men who discussed or agreed to meet privately to have consensual sex with undercover officers. Some of the arrests went as far back as 2011 and some were as recent as this month.