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  • Trump Moves To Block Recounts Nationwide, Says Stein Has ‘No Evidence’

    12/03/2016 5:09:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/16 | Phillip Stucky
    Representatives of President-elect Donald Trump are challenging recount motions in Pennsylvania and Michigan, according to Politico. “Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,” the complaint filed Thursday states. “There is no evidence — or even an allegation — that any tampering with Pennsylvania’s voting systems actually occurred.” Green Party candidate Jill Stein is responsible for pushing the recount efforts in those states, and called Trump’s motion “outrageous.” “The recount in Michigan, which has been driven by an outpouring of grassroots support...
  • Electoral College Voters Form Group To Block Trump Presidency [fake news-jimrob]

    12/01/2016 9:30:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/16 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Electoral College voters based in Colorado have formed a political non-profit to block Donald Trump from the presidency. According to The Denver Post, Michael Baca, a Democratic elector, filed paperwork Tuesday with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office to create the "Hamilton Electors," a group able to fundraise unlimited donations from individuals, corporations and labor unions for political reasons. The goal of the group is to convince Republican and Democratic Electoral College voters to unify behind a Republican alternative for President or force an Electoral College deadlock. “I was opposed, actually, to raising money because I would prefer to just...
  • Clinton Campaign Uses Noise Machine To Block Reporters From Hearing Fundraiser Speech

    04/07/2016 9:57:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign team reportedly used a static noise machine on Thursday to block reporters outside of a fundraiser in Denver from hearing her remarks. That’s according to Stan Bush, a reporter for Denver’s CBS-4, who was stationed outside of the event, which was held outdoors at the home of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a superdelegate who has endorsed Clinton. Stan Bush ✔ ‎@StanBushTV Guess @HillaryClinton campaign dsn't want reporters to hear fundraiser speech. Turned on a static noise machine pointed at us when she spoke 5:08 PM - 7 Apr 2016 1,235 1,235 Retweets 1,136
  • Anti-Donald Trump protesters block Ariz. road

    03/19/2016 1:49:39 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 86 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/19/16 | Meg Wagner
    Make America late again. Anti-Donald Trump protesters blocked an Arizona highway and created a traffic nightmare in a bid to keep the GOP front-runner and his supporters from attending a Saturday rally in Fountain Hills.
  • A Carved Stone Block Upends Assumptions About Ancient Judaism

    12/08/2015 7:32:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/8/15 | Isabel Kershner
    BEIT SHEMESH, Israel — The carved stone block is about the size of an occasional table. It has held its secrets for two millenniums. Whoever engraved its enigmatic symbols was apparently depicting the ancient Jewish temples. But what makes the stone such a rare find in biblical archaeology, according to scholars, is that when it was carved, the Second Temple still stood in Jerusalem for the carver to see. The stone is a kind of ancient snapshot. And it is upending some long-held scholarly assumptions about ancient synagogues and their relationship with the Temple, a center of Jewish pilgrimage and...
  • German Citizens Blocking Bus Loads of Invaders ATTACKED by POLICE (Video)

    10/12/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/12/15
    <p>No flags swinging welcoming culture, but angry citizens express their displeasure in front because they do not want "refugees".</p> <p>Policemen protect the transportation of illegal immigrants, pushing away the citizens, threatening with pepper spray and say fuck off.</p> <p>Citizens say: "You go against your own people- you go in front, we pay your money, our children their future is ruined - you are ruining this country. Do have any honor left in your bodies?".</p>
  • U.S. Moves to Block Russian Military Buildup in Syria

    09/09/2015 5:26:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/08/15 | MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT
    The United States on Tuesday moved to head off preparations for a suspected Russian military buildup in Syria as Bulgaria agreed to an appeal from the Obama administration to shut its airspace to Russian transport planes. The planes’ destination was the Syrian port city of Latakia. The administration has also asked Greece to close its airspace to the Russian flights, Greek and American officials said, but Greece has not publicly responded to the request. Over the weekend, two giant Russian Condor transport planes ferried more supplies and equipment from an air base in southern Russia across Iran and Iraq to...
  • Omega-3 may block psychosis years later, study finds

    08/12/2015 5:35:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Medical XPress ^ | 08/11/15
    Omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders long after being consumed, according to a study released Tuesday. Up to seven years after taking omega-3 supplements for 12 weeks, young people at "ultra-high" risk were less likely to have suffered the debilitating condition than a control group given a placebo, reported the study. Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions and hallucinations, including hearing voices and seeing things that do not really exist. It typically emerges during adolescence or early adulthood, either abruptly or gradually. There is no cure. Current treatment focuses...
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • Dozens of House Republicans to the Senate: Block AG Nominee Loretta Lynch

    02/24/2015 8:41:53 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies ^ | 2/24/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In a letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, dozens of House Republicans are urging members to block the confirmation of attorney general nominee and U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch. "We respectfully ask that you refuse to vote Ms. Lynch out of the committee, and that you return her nomination to the President," the letter, signed by 51 House Republicans, states. "We appreciate Ms. Lynch for her many years of outstanding service to our nation. Nonetheless, having observed her nomination hearing testimony, we can only conclude that she has no intention of departing in any meaningful way from the policies...
  • Senate Dems Block Homeland Security Funding Bill

    02/03/2015 5:18:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/3/15 | MICHAEL WARREN
    On Tuesday, Democrats took advantage of the Senate's filibuster rules to block a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security through the fiscal year. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives last month, would fund the department at current levels but block funding for implementing President Obama's December 2014 executive order on immigration. ABC News reports that just 51 senators voted to close debate on the bill, with every Democrat voting against cloture and effectively blocking the Senate's ability to hold a vote on the legislation:
  • Time to Throw EVERYTHING We Have at Obama- and Put a Stop to this Shameless, Vengeful Maniac

    11/06/2014 4:50:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    He's the most powerful man in the world... but also the first US president to treat the US Constitution with such unmitigated contempt and engage in serial power grabs as what can only be described as a 6-year date rape of America continues... what to do?  As many of us told you even in 2008, the guy never intended to do anything 'bipartisan', 'post-racial', nor to strengthen this country economically, strategically, or any other way... Obama is a radical communist kook- anti-white, anti-capitalist, anti-democratic, anti-America, and anti-liberty. Now that the dumber half of the electorate is finally figuring this out,...
  • Obama on Republicans: "They Don't Do Anything Except Block Me And Call Me Names"

    06/27/2014 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/27/14 | Truth Revolt
    Vid at link
  • Police block Mexico hospital, 6 may have radiation [poisoning]

    12/06/2013 11:50:56 AM PST · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    WKOW ^ | 06 December 2013 | Adriana Gomes Lincon, Emilio Lopez
    PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) - Federal police blocked access Friday to a central Mexico hospital where six people were reported to have been admitted with radiation exposure. An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media reports that the six have been admitted to the general hospital in the city of Pachuca and may have been exposed to a stolen source of cobalt-60.
  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions

    11/19/2013 3:28:52 PM PST · by ColdOne · 70 replies ^ | 11/19/13 | Shannon Bream
    DEVELOPING: The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country. The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the case plays out.
  • Brick Laying and Masonry [video only] (Skill and artistry)

    11/14/2013 6:13:46 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 3-1-2008 |
    Mesmerizing masonry.
  • New York Times Columnist Tried to Block Publication of Book in Israel: Alaa al-Aswany

    10/29/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/29/13 | Alana Goodman
    A newly hired New York Times columnist is an anti-Israel conspiracy theorist who is so opposed to “normalization” with the Jewish state that he once fought to prevent a think tank from translating his novel into Hebrew. Influential Egyptian author Alaa al-Aswany sparked controversy in literary circles in 2010 when he tried to block the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information from publishing a Hebrew translation of his novel The Yacoubian Building. IPCRI co-chairman Gershon Baskin told the Washington Free Beacon that his organization enlisted Amos Schocken, the editor of left-leaning Israeli daily Haaretz, to publish the Hebrew translation....
  • Graham says he'll block (ALL) nominations over Benghazi ("Where are the #Benghazi survivors?)

    10/28/2013 12:48:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/28/13 | Pauline Jelinek - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham threatened Monday to hold up all nominations for federal government positions until survivors of last year's deadly attack on the diplomatic post in Libya appear before Congress. "Where are the #Benghazi survivors?" the South Carolina Republican said on his official Twitter account. "I'm going to block every appointment in the US Senate until they are made available to Congress."
  • Activists Block Bus In Protest Near San Francisco Immigration Office

    10/18/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 18 Oct 2013
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dozens of protesters surrounded a bus believed to be filled with immigrants slated for deportation at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in San Francisco, a protest organizer said Thursday. The protesters included dozens of undocumented immigrants and immigrants’ rights advocates who rallied for the expansion of a national movement to pressure President Barack Obama to halt immigrant deportations, according to Jon Rodney, a spokesman for the California Immigrant Policy Center. “We are not going to wait for Congress anymore. We are not going to wait for Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis, two...
  • ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s ‘Fast and Furious’ book

    10/06/2013 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/13/13 | John Solomon
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times. ATF’s dispute with Special Agent John Dodson is setting up a First Amendment showdown that is poised to bring together liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and conservatives in Congress who have championed Mr. Dodson’s protection as a whistleblower. The ACLU is slated to become involved in the...
  • Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in Sebelius fundraising

    05/22/2013 7:11:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 21, 2013 4:06am EDT | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation. On top of the troubles the administration is facing over its handling of the attack on the Benghazi mission, the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records, Republicans hope to target Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. They are questioning her soliciting of funds on behalf of a non-profit...
  • Schumer: U.S. needs to block 3D plastic guns like ‘The Liberator’ from Defense Distributed

    05/06/2013 7:25:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/6/13 | Edgar Sandoval / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    The future just got a lot scarier. A Texas company is set to release blueprints for making a plastic gun with a 3-D printer — a development Sen. Chuck Schumer called “stomach-churning” Sunday. Defense Distributed, a collective of gun access advocates headed by self-described “free-market anarchist” Cody Wilson, has announced it made such an untraceable gun with the new plastic-making technology. The nonprofit Texas group intends to post blueprints for “The Liberator” (pictured) online this week. The Liberator may look like a toy, but “this gun can fire regular bullets,” Schumer said, calling for legislation outlawing the technology’s weapons potential....
  • Dems block vote to denounce drone-killing of US citizens on US soil

    03/06/2013 9:14:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/6/13 | Timothy P. Carney
    Sen. Rand Paul just offered to end his filibuster and allow a vote on CIA nominee John Brennan if he could get a vote tomorrow on a non-binding resolution regarding drone killing of US citizens on US soil. But Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin objected to allowing a vote on the resolution. So Paul resumed speaking. Paul's resolution said it was the sense of the Senate that "the use of drones to execute or target American citizens on American soil who pose no imminent threat clearly violates Constitutional rights" of due process.
  • Sen. Graham Threatens to Block Obama's CIA Pick for Benghazi Answers

    01/08/2013 9:28:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/7/12 | Wynton Hall
    In a statement released Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) telegraphed that he would delay the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan if the White House fails to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks. "I do not believe we should confirm anyone as Director of the CIA until our questions are answered," he declared. Mr. Graham said that any effort on his part to delay the confirmation process was not directed at Mr. Brennan but rather was meant to get to the bottom of intelligence failures involved in the Benghazi fiasco. Senate rules allow any United States senator...
  • Arabs Blocked Road to Jerusalem

    10/16/2012 3:25:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    About 100 residents of the Arab village Beit Ur a-Tachta intermittently blocked traffic Tuesday morning on Route 443, a major highway leading to Jerusalem from Lod and the coastal area. Large police and IDF forces arrived on the scene of the disturbance, near Bet Horon, and dispersed the Arabs, making one arrest. PLO flags that were planted by the rioters would be removed by Public Works Commission workers, officials said. The Arabs claim that dozens of their olive trees have been uprooted recently, ahead of the olive harvest. Arutz Sheva notes that similar Arab claims against Jews who supposedly uproot...
  • Flashback: Dems Block McConnell Bid to Call Vote on Obama Jobs Bill

    08/20/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT · by Son House
    FoxNews ^ | October 04, 2011 |
    "It's time to pass this jobs bill and get America working again," Obama said, griping that it's been three weeks since he sent it to Congress. McConnell, on the Senate floor shortly before the speech, said Obama "is entitled to a vote." He offered it as an amendment to a separate bill dealing with China currency. After Reid objected, McConnell spokesman Don Stewart blasted out a memo to the press suggesting complaints from within Reid's own caucus could be behind his reluctance to move forward. ...While McConnell tried to fast-track the package to the floor Tuesday, Republicans are by no...
  • 'Irate Man' Moves Car Using Forklift (Illinois)

    07/25/2012 9:10:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Tinley Park Patch ^ | Jul 25, 2012 | Carrie Frillman
    'Irate Man' Moves Car Using Forklift A man who was blocked in his parking spot at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre took it upon himself over the weekend to move one of the vehicles behind him, police said. By Carrie Frillman A 49-year-old man whose car was blocked in at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre took matters into his own hands over the weekend after security guards told him he would have to wait until the end of a concert to get out of the lot. The man, who had not yet been formally charged as of Tuesday, was reportedly...
  • Senate Republicans block campaign disclosure bill (D-51/R-44 party line vote, 60 votes needed)

    07/16/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/16/12 | Patrick Temple-West and Thomas Ferraro | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans blocked a bid by Democrats on Monday to require political fundraising groups to reveal their anonymous contributors who are fueling negative television advertisements ahead of the November election. By a 51-44 party line vote, supporters of the Disclose Act of 2012 fell short of the 60 votes needed to clear a Republican procedural hurdle. But Democrats promised to debate the bill late into the night and seek another vote on Tuesday, hoping to paint Republicans as thwarting transparency. "This is too important an issue to let it die quietly," said Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat....
  • Ken Block flies through the streets of San Francisco

    07/09/2012 1:22:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/09/12 | Staff
    Bullitt’s got nothing on Block. DC Shoes founder and professional rally driver Ken Block has taken his brand of insane stunt driving to the streets of San Francisco in the fifth installment of his series of viral Gymkhana videos, which are designed to burn up the web as well as several sets of tires. In it, the extreme sports star invades the city in his 600 hp Ford Fiesta racecar via the Bay Bridge and proceeds to drift and jump his way through its streets, performing a bevy of impressive technical moves along the way. In two clips, he literally...
  • North Carolina police use stun gun on woman blocking McDonald's drive-thru

    04/21/2012 1:05:08 PM PDT · by rawhide · 40 replies
    HOPE MILLS, N.C. – North Carolina authorities say they used a stun gun on a woman motorist who blocked a McDonald's drive-thru for 20 minutes after employees refused to serve her because she cut in line. Authorities say 37-year-old Evangeline Lucca bypassed the order screen and line and pulled directly up to the pick-up window Friday afternoon at the restaurant in Hope Mills, about 60 miles south of Raleigh. Cumberland County sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Tanner told The Fayetteville Observer that the woman had her 3-year-old daughter in the car when she became confrontational with the workers before deputies arrived. Tanna...
  • Are Obama's NLRB Appointments Constitutional?

    01/19/2012 3:51:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 18, 2012 | Carl Horowitz
    Republican objections to President Obama's temporary appointments last week to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) haven't been unexpected. The board, by law, must consist of three members of one major party and two of the other. And so long as he remains in the White House, Democrats will enjoy an automatic majority. But at least two appointments may also be unconstitutional, say critics. That's because the president's referrals to the Senate of the two Democratic nominees, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, were made during a period in which senators were not on official recess. Block, Griffin and the...
  • Another Cain Campaign Meltdown -- Plus: Multiple Accusers to Hold Joint Presser?

    11/09/2011 9:01:51 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | Guy Benson
    In case you aren't intimately acquainted with the cast this ongoing drama yet, Mark Block is Herman Cain's top strategist. He's the guy who lit up a smoke in that unusual viral web ad, and who went on national television to angrily accuse an individual Perry staffer of leaking the sexual harassment story to Politico -- only to retract his baseless bombast within 24 hours. Last night he appeared on Hannity, and unleashed another embarrassing whopper (click through for video): Mark Block: "It's become quite apparent that Mr. Cain's candidacy and his rise in the poll is the -- both...
  • Pipeline delay would give Obama political cover on Keystone

    11/09/2011 8:18:09 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 21 replies
    National Post ^ | 11-9-11 | Kelly McParland
    The inevitable appears about to take place: The Obama administration is said to be considering a manoeuvre that would save it from having to render a decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta until after the presidential election next year. The [external] Los Angeles Times reports: The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project’s environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the deliberations. The step might put off a decision until after the 2012 election...
  • Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain’s accuser works for Politico?

    11/08/2011 7:29:48 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 77 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11-8-2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Mark Block: Did you know that the son of Cain’s accuser works for Politico? November 8, 2011 by Allahpundit I did not know that. He’s, er … not thinking of Josh Kraushaar, is he? “Her son works at POLITICO,” Block said of Karen Kraushaar, whose name POLITICO printed earlier today after other media outlets made her identity public…Block appeared to be referring to former POLITICO reporter Josh Kraushaar, who left for another outlet, National Journal, in 2010.Josh Kraushaar tweeted earlier in the day, apparently after getting questions, that he’s in fact not related to Karen Kraushaar, and simply has the...
  • Cain campaign launches internal investigation

    11/01/2011 6:58:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-1-2011 | Daniel Bice
    Cain campaign launches internal investigation Daniel Bice November 1, 2011 For GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, the questions far outnumber the answers.Mark Block, chief of staff for the Cain campaign, announced the campaign was hiring an investigator to check out claims that a private Wisconsin-based firm owned and run by Block and his No. 2 picked up the tab for as much as $40,000 in campaign expenses for the Cain campaign earlier this year."We've retained independent counsel to look at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story and report back to us," Block said Tuesday at a Washington, D.C., media event.A reporter...
  • Blowing Smoke - With a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race.

    10/28/2011 5:48:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 28, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Blowing SmokeWith a politically incorrect puff, Mark Block lights up the presidential race. As I strolled up First Street, I spotted him immediately. Mark Block, as he likes to say, was “being Block.”He was smoking.To be exact, he was puffing a Marlboro Light. And like most in Washington, he was doing it outside on a Wednesday afternoon, banished from the indoors.As Block paced, a drizzle began. Others took cover. Block lit up another cigarette, gripping an iPhone to his ear as he circled his campaign papers, which were piled in binders on the pavement.When the drops fell harder, he picked...
  • Media Hyperventilates Over Herman Cain Smoking Ad

    10/26/2011 11:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies ^ | October 26, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want you to hear these sound bites. The media is going nuts over the Herman Cain ad. First, here is a montage from yesterday and last night, and the reaction, the State-Run Media hyperventilating over Herman Cain's smoking ad. It tells you so much about how insane our society has become about smoking and political correctness. There is a humorless doom-and-gloomism out there, and if you drag on cigarette, if you show a picture of somebody dragging on -- I mean Hollywood is famous, everybody in every movie it seems smokes. Have you noticed? You can't...
  • Dems Block McConnell Bid to Call Vote on Obama Jobs Bill

    10/04/2011 2:23:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Fox New ^ | 10/4/11 | Fox News
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, in an attempt to pluck an arrow out of President Obama's rhetorical quiver, tried to get the Senate to vote on the president's $447 billion jobs bill Tuesday -- presumably to test whether Democrats have the votes to pass it. But while Obama repeatedly has called on Congress to pass the bill right away, Democratic Leader Harry Reid shot down the effort, accusing McConnell of pulling a political stunt. "I am disappointed that he would play games with this important legislation," Reid said, pledging to take up the bill later on in the session. The...
  • Illegal Immigrant Interns at State Capitol

    08/09/2011 3:54:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 | Lindsay Hood |
    At the age of 21, Sergio has an undying love of politics. He has already interned for two state lawmakers and hopes to pursue a career in politics. He plans to commit himself to changing his community, but there is one catch: Sergio is in the country illegally; he can’t even vote. "It is something that I am really passionate about, but because of my position, it gets really frustrating," Sergio said. A student at San Diego State University, Sergio graduated from San Diego High School with a 4.3 GPA and entered SDSU with a full, privately funded scholarship.
  • Republicans quickly move to block Obama’s Commerce secretary pick

    05/31/2011 3:06:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/31/11 | Paul Conner
    The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Commerce before congressional Republicans promised to oppose the pick. California Rep. Darrel Issa, chairman of the House oversight committee, took aim at John Bryson, the nominee, calling him a “green evangelist.” Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe promised to work “actively” to defeat Bryson’s nomination. Inhofe, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said Tuesday that Obama’s choice shows “that he has no intention of backing down from his job-killing agenda.” In a statement, Issa decried Obama’s choice to head the Department of Commerce,...
  • Landlord blocks Ł1m home with skips to stop tenants leaving(American family leaving UK)

    05/18/2011 5:44:38 AM PDT · by Roger_Wildcat · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A landlord has blocked off his plush Ł1m home with ten skips to stop his tenants from leaving without paying the Ł15,000 he claims they owe him. Businessman Simon Everingham says he has been in a constant battle for Ł3,000-a-month rent since the occupants of his four-bedroom 18th century farmhouse in Markington, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, fell behind with the payments last November. He barricaded the American tenants Dan and Christina Herring in by blocking the drive on Monday and the fight to stop them leaving continued today. They work at the controversial Menwith Hill U.S. spy base nearby but...
  • Budget standoff moves to the Assembly (Capitol shut down by union thugs!!)

    03/10/2011 8:00:47 AM PST · by milwguy · 24 replies
    jsonline ^ | 3/10/2011 | don walker
    A new standoff is shaping up at the Capitol Thursday, as protesters inside sit in front of the doors to the state Assembly and Gov. Scott Walker's administration has closed the building to the public. The statehouse did not open at 8 a.m. Thursday, which is supposed to be the time it is open for business. The Assembly is scheduled to convene at 11 a.m. to take up Gov. Scott Walker's bill to repeal most collective bargaining by public employee unions, a measure that has sparked massive protests and drawn international attention. Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said he wanted to...
  • Senate GOP letter calls for blocking most bills of Lame Duck Congress

    12/01/2010 8:35:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/01/2010 | David Espo
    Senate Republicans intend to block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending in the current postelection session of Congress, officials said Tuesday, adding that the leadership has quietly collected signatures on a letter pledging to carry out the strategy. If carried out, it would doom Democratic-backed attempts to end the Pentagon's practice of discharging openly gay members of the military service and give legal status to young illegal immigrants who join the military or attend college. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made both measures a priority as Democrats attempt to enact legislation long...
  • Missouri Votes to Block Health Insurance Mandate

    08/03/2010 9:43:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 534+ views
    fox news ^ | 8/3/10 | ap
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. With about 70 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, nearly three-quarters of voters threw their support behind a ballot measure, Proposition C, that would prohibit the government from requiring people to have health insurance or from penalizing them for not having it. That would conflict with a federal requirement that most people have health insurance or face penalties starting in 2014.
  • Dems block Sestak probe

    House Democrats Wednesday blocked an attempt by Republicans to find out more about the job offer the White House made to Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., in an attempt to get him to drop out of Pennsylvania’s Senate Democratic primary. The House Judiciary Committee voted 15-12 to reject a motion that would have directed the Justice Department to turn over all material related to the job offer, which the White House said was made by former President Bill Clinton and did not involve a paid position. Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,...
  • Republicans Block Start of Debate on Financial Bill

    04/22/2010 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 690+ views
    ny times ^ | 4/22/10 | David M. Herszenhorn
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort by Democrats to start debate on legislation to tighten regulation of the nation’s financial system, and the two sides traded bitter accusations about who was standing in the way of a bipartisan agreement. The majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, asked Republicans to agree to begin debating the measure, which would impose a sweeping regulatory framework on Wall Street and big financial institutions. But the Republican leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, objected, saying Democrats were pre-empting negotiations to reach a deal.
  • Report: Justice Stevens to Decide on Retirement Within Weeks

    03/15/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 109 replies · 5,218+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/15/10 | Ashby Jones
    Justice Stevens has in recent days become the Justice To Watch, namely because rumors continue to swirl that the 89-year old will soon step down, paving the way for another President Obama appointment.
  • Democrats continue to block popular reforms against lawsuit abuse

    12/02/2009 1:23:17 PM PST · by aquapub · 4 replies · 452+ views
    A new Rasmussen poll shows that 57% of voters want limits on the amount of money a jury can award a plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit. This once again puts what Democrats want directly at odds with what Middle America wants (who are the extremists here?). Frivolous lawsuits are the number one cause of skyrocketing costs...
  • Berkeley officials seek to block petition drive ("Sometimes democracy can go too far,")

    08/20/2009 9:33:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 814+ views ^ | 8/20/09 | Matthai Kuruvila
    Berkeley may take great pride as a champion of free speech and civil rights, but an unusual campaign has been under way - led by most of the city's top elected officials - to stop residents from signing a citizen's petition. Opposing a petition, in this case asking for a public vote on a controversial downtown development plan, might not be unusual in many cities. But in Berkeley, which promotes extensive citizen involvement in city affairs, the campaign has provoked some unusual arguments. "Sometimes democracy can go too far," Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, one of the six council members opposing the...
  • Obama asks court to block forest road building (The rot and burn gang rides again!)

    08/13/2009 1:58:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 2,446+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/13/09 | Matthew Daly - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration says it will defend a 2001 rule imposed by President Bill Clinton that blocked road construction and other development on tens of million acres of remote national forests. The administration's decision was contained in court papers filed Thursday in a case in Wyoming that could help settle the fate of remote federal forests. The administration is siding with environmentalists in the case.