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  • Mugshots: Dozens of Houstonians charged with murder in 2018

    01/01/2019 7:22:09 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 31, 2018 | Jay R. Jordan
    Houston homicide detectives have been hard at work in 2018, locking up dozens of suspects accused of killing. A Chron.com analysis shows that close to 60 people have been arrested for murder or capital murder since Jan. 1, 2018. Close to 280 people have been murdered in Houston in 2018, according to the Houston Police Department. That's up from an estimated 269 murders in 2017 but fewer than the 302 murder in 2016 and 303 murders in 2015. Some of HPD's most recent arrests include a man accused of gunning down a homeless person and a mother who allegedly drowned...
  • Get ready, Illinois, for the government you chose

    12/21/2018 12:44:49 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 17, 2018 | Kristen McQueary
    New year, new governor, new legislature. Among Illinois Democrats, there’s a thrill of excitement only Chris Matthews’ leg during a Barack Obama speech could appreciate. In January, Democrats will increase their control of Illinois, Cook County and suburban governments. In the Illinois House, Democrats will hold 74 seats to Republicans’ 44. In the Senate, Democrats will hold 40 seats to the GOP’s 19. For the most part, voters swept out the suburban Republicans who have often served as the General Assembly’s only fiscal disciplinarians. So please, suburbanites. Stifle your complaints about high taxes. This is the government you chose.
  • After Bloodbath, The National Zoo Naked Mole-Rats Finally Choose Their Queen

    12/18/2018 8:34:29 AM PST · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    DCist ^ | 12/17/2018 | Natalie Delgadillo
    At last, we’ve reached the conclusion of this scintillating drama: the National Zoo’s naked mole-rat colony has chosen its queen. In case you’ve been living under a rock, let us catch you up: the Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian National Zoo is home to a colony of naked mole-rats, and for the last several months they’ve been engaged in a quiet—but brutal—battle for political supremacy. Naked mole-rats are one of just two eusocial mammalian species, which means they live much like colonies of bees or ants: one queen reigns supreme over everybody else, and challengers must fight and kill...
  • Mother of all white flight to hit NY schools and De Blasio pretends he had nothing to do with it

    12/10/2018 8:57:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    New York is facing an educational disaster. Mayor Bill De Blasio's socialist plan to end meritocratic entry to New York's famed specialty schools - in performing arts, hard sciences, engineering, academic achievement - in the name of racial equality, is about to trigger a huge white flight. And not just white flight, Asian flight. Here's an excellent report from New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz: In a push to improve diversity at District 15 middle schools in Brooklyn, Mayor de Blasio last week approved a plan to remove admission standards at all of them. and The announcement of the...
  • A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches

    12/07/2018 8:54:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 75 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-06-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Shocking Loss of Faith: Reflecting on the Closing of So Many Churches Msgr. Charles Pope • December 6, 2018 • Lincoln Congregational Temple in Shaw, credit: NCinDC, FlickrAs I walk or drive through my Capitol Hill neighborhood here in Washington, D.C., I pass by more than twenty churches (all of them Protestant) that have been closed in the past decade. Many of them are grand and prominent buildings. (Click here to see four of them.) Most of the them have been converted to condominiums, likely due to historic preservation norms that seek to retain the exterior appearance of...
  • Fiat Chrysler plans to open new assembly factory in Detroit to build SUVs: Sources

    12/06/2018 12:54:02 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 6, 2018 | Robert Ferris | Phil LeBeau
    Fiat Chrysler plans to open a new assembly factory in Detroit to build sport utility vehicles, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. The move comes as all of Detroit's Big Three automakers abandon sedan lines in favor of more popular and profitable SUVs and cross-over vehicles. The industry is also under pressure from President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • N.J. Democrats have all kinds of power these days. This new plan of theirs could give them more.

    11/25/2018 11:40:09 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 25, 2018 | Matt Arco and Brent Johnson
    Just when you thought New Jersey couldn't get any bluer ... Democratic leaders of the state Legislature in Trenton have quietly resurrected a controversial proposal to ask voters next November to approve a constitutional amendment overhauling how the state draws its legislative districts. Sponsors say the goal is to make the process of choosing state lawmakers more fair, rendering an electoral map more reflective of the voters in the Garden State. But critics warn Democrats are trying to rig the system in New Jersey -- home to 900,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans -- to tighten their grip on the...
  • Freshly-elected House Democrat calls white Tennessee Republicans ‘uneducated’ racists

    11/15/2018 6:13:45 AM PST · by kevcol · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 14, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    “Let’s just call a spade a spade. Tennessee is racist. Period,” Lamar said in the video. “Period. Like, Tennessee is racist.” There’s no subtly there… but to ensure clarity she specifically named “white people,” before proceeding to call them stupid. “Most of the Tennesseans who voted Republican are uneducated. So, they don’t even know that they showed up to the polls to vote against their own interest,” she added
  • NY taxpayers to pay $48,000 per Amazon HQ job

    11/13/2018 10:45:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | Nov 13 2018 | Staff
    New York state is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting half of Amazon's second headquarters located in a section of Queens. The Seattle-based company made its long-awaited announcement Tuesday, saying Long Island City and Alexandria, Virginia, will each get 25,000 jobs. The online retailer also said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. Amazon will also receive as-yet unspecified incentives from New York City. New York state's incentives are nearly triple those of Virginia's, while Tennessee's are $102 million. According to Amazon, the cost per job for New York taxpayers is...
  • Kat Timpf Chased Out of Brooklyn Bar

    11/13/2018 8:02:42 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media. Timpf, who has twice previously been harassed while socializing in New York City, first described the incident in a Friday night tweet and later expanded on her initial description of the confrontation during a Monday interview with National Review.
  • How the Palm Beach County election scam works. Broward must be similar.

    11/12/2018 6:15:14 AM PST · by dennisw · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2018 | Commenter at Gateway Pundit
    **** This is a comment by TheDreadnought found at Gateway Pundit TheDreadnought • 3 minutes ago This is from one of the commenters from Zero Hedge... I'd hyper link it but may break TOC with TGP. The commenter is CAPT DRAKE I worked the polls in Palm Beach County and can tell you how the fraud works: 1. Not at the individual polling location. These are decent people, none willing to take a felony for anybody. 2. Once the ballots are printed, the fraud starts. 3. You must have a huge stack of preprinted ballots to fill out and have...
  • Dem Lucy McBath unseats Handel in pivotal Georgia House seat

    11/08/2018 5:48:28 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lisa Hagen
    Rep. Karen Handel (R-Ga.) conceded Thursday in her tight House race in an Atlanta suburb to gun control activist Lucy McBath (D). The victory puts the Georgia district in Democratic hands more than a year after the party fell short last year in a heated special election that drew national attention. Handel ended up winning by about five points over Jon Ossoff.
  • SF leaders hate Trump enough they just voted to limit the city's water rather than do this

    10/31/2018 10:50:52 AM PDT · by ptsal · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee & MSN News ^ | 30 Oct 2018 | Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler
    [full title -San Francisco leaders hate Trump enough they just voted to limit the city's water rather than do this ] For months, San Francisco, a hotbed of anti-Donald Trump sentiment, has found itself in the awkward position of being aligned with his administration over California water policy. On Tuesday, the city's leaders said the alliance was unbearable. In an 11-0 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed in a resolution to support the State Water Resources Control Board's proposal to leave more water in the San Joaquin River and its tributaries to benefit struggling fish populations. The supervisors'...
  • NYPD investigates 2 suspicious packages at post office in Midtown Manhattan

    10/26/2018 6:21:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    WABC ABC 7 New York City ^ | October 26 | Staff
    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating two suspicious packages at a post office in Midtown Manhattan. Units have responded to the facility on West 52nd Street. Eyewitness News is told one package is addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, The other is addressed to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools board opposes Chick-fil-A as Pittsburgh marathon sponsor

    10/25/2018 9:31:19 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 31 replies
    TribLIVE ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 | Jamie Martines
    The Pittsburgh Public Schools board of directors voted unanimously Wednesday to approve a resolution opposing Chick-fil-A as the new corporate sponsor for the Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel program. The resolution prohibits official participation by any district employee, as well as the promotion of the Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel programs at schools by district employees. “The family-owned, privately held restaurant company has expressed views contrary to and in conflict with the district’s non-discrimination policies,” the school board resolution said. Marathon organizers Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. in late September announced a three-year title partnership with Chick-fil-A,...
  • NYC offices of CNN evacuated over package

    10/24/2018 7:50:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices. *snip* Law enforcement officials say the CNN package was discovered in the mail room. It's not clear yet if it's related to the other packages.
  • Essex Freeholders Meet in Maplewood, Consider Future of ICE

    10/22/2018 10:18:30 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    TAP Into ^ | October 22, 2018 | REBECCA PANICO AND ANNA SANDLER
    MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. At its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood, the freeholders board passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position as ICE spokesperson. Dabul has publicly defended people who the Southern Poverty Law Center have labeled anti-Muslim. Dabul referred questions to ICE headquarters in Washington D.C. A spokesperson from headquarters responded with a brief statement, which included a link...
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • Rats and trash infest Los Angeles' 'typhus zone'

    10/15/2018 11:07:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    MSN ^ | October 14, 2018 | Dennis Romero and Andrew Blankstein
    Wholesale fish distributors, produce warehouses and homeless encampments line Ceres Avenue downtown, creating perfect conditions for rats. Uneaten food is dumped on the street — a salad platter was recently splattered on the asphalt — and discarded clothing piles up only to be swirled into rats' nests. Those rats, experts say, are likely contributing to the growing number of typhus infections cropping up on skid row and other parts of the region. The disease is spread by fleas, which are carried by rats, opossums and pets.
  • Abrams makes history with Atlanta Pride march

    10/14/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 56 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/14/18 | Greg Bluestein
    Stacey Abrams emerged from her SUV on a busy Midtown Atlanta street corner on Sunday with a declaration to make to the throngs of voters attending the Atlanta Pride Parade, the annual celebration of LGBT rights in the heart of the city. “We’re here because we stand together, because we know that allies do not run from fights. And because we know we all have pride in Georgia,” she told cheering supporters, adding: “We stand with you and not against you.” Shortly after, she became the first major-party nominee for governor to march in the parade, a vibrant spectacle that...