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  • Police Fatally Shoot an Unarmed Driver on the Grand Central Parkway (National Guardsman)

    10/05/2012 9:48:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 85 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | J. David Goodman and Wendy Ruderman
    A New York police detective shot and killed an unarmed man, whose hands, a witness said, were on the steering wheel of his Honda, after he had been pulled over early Thursday for cutting off two police trucks on the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, the authorities said....The shooting, which occurred at 5:15 a.m., was the latest in a series of episodes in which police officers fatally shot or wounded civilians...A passenger in Mr. Polanco’s car, Diane Deferrari, said in a phone interview Thursday night that just before pulling the car over, officers appeared irate that Mr. Polanco had cut...
  • Alec Baldwin Goes Nuts On Twitter Again: Attacks Bush, Cheney, Levin (FR mentioned)

    11/29/2011 10:35:40 AM PST · by DFG · 124 replies
    News Busters ^ | 11/28/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Actor Alec Baldwin for the second time in as many months went nuts on Twitter. His targets Monday were George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Mark Levin, readers of the website Free Republic, and what he referred to as "right wing trash":
  • Geithner Is Said to Lash Out at Regulators (Wants FED to have MORE power)

    08/04/2009 12:07:05 PM PDT · by listenhillary · 11 replies · 693+ views
    Dealbook ^ | 8/4/09 | Sorkin
    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner blasted top regulators in an expletive-laden tirade amid frustration over President Barack Obama’s faltering plan to overhaul financial regulation, Reuters reported, citing a Monday story in The Wall Street Journal. A person familiar with the meeting said that Mr. Geithner told regulators “enough is enough,” the newspaper said. The meeting took place last Friday with Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke, Securities and Exchange Commission chairwoman Mary Schapiro and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairwoman Sheila Bair. The Treasury secretary said regulators had been given a chance to air their concerns, but that it was time...
  • McCain attacks Senate GOP critics

    02/05/2008 2:30:40 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 88 replies · 664+ views ^ | 02/05/08 12:53 PM [ET] | Jackie Kucinich and Klaus Marre
    Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) took a swipe Tuesday at GOP senators who have criticized him during the presidential campaign, saying they “are not the most respected members of the United States Senate.” McCain, who is the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination heading into the Super Tuesday primaries, was referring to comments made by five-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.). “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine,” Cochran had told The Boston Globe after his endorsement of McCain’s main rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “He is erratic. He...
  • Sore Winner

    02/01/2008 1:39:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 71+ views
    Townhall ^ | February 1, 2008 | Mona Charen
    Usually the guy who's ahead finds it within himself to be gracious to his competitors whereas the desperate runner-up goes negative and reaches for any stick. So it was peculiar to watch John McCain sneering and slicing his way through the debate with Mitt Romney at the Reagan Library. When McCain was given up for dead last summer, he was witty and fun on the stump. Now that he is the front-runner, he is snarky and obnoxious. Dr. Freud, call your office. They say that McCain harbors a particular dislike for Romney. And why would that be? Well, Romney is...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Alleged Burning Man arsonist accused of trying to burn Grace Cathedral

    10/29/2007 12:37:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 28 replies · 324+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/29/7 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO - The man accused of setting the Burning Man on fire four days early has been arrested for allegedly planning to set Grace Cathedral ablaze, San Francisco police said today. Paul David Addis, 35, was arrested on the cathedral steps at 11:40 p.m. Sunday by police who said they had been tipped that someone intended to set fire to the Episcopal church, police spokesman Sgt. Steve Mannina said. Addis was wearing an old ammunition belt that carried small explosives, Mannina said. He was booked on suspicion of attempted arson, possession of an incendiary substance, possession of explosives and...
  • Webb, Bush off to shaky beginning White House denies Sen.-elect's claim of leaks after icy greeting

    11/30/2006 7:57:18 AM PST · by iceskater · 92 replies · 2,616+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Thursday, November 30, 2006 | PETER HARDIN
    WASHINGTON -- Sen.-elect Jim Webb contends the Bush administration wants to paint him as a "hothead." The former Navy secretary, whose election in Virginia put Democrats over the top in capturing the U.S. Senate, voiced that view yesterday. A White House spokeswoman flatly denied Webb's charge. "That is not true. At all," said spokeswoman Dana Perino in an e-mail. Webb confirmed published reports of an exchange at a private White House reception when he declined an invitation to be photographed with President Bush, and next declined to answer Bush's question about his son stationed in Iraq. He was told, Webb...
  • Piece of man's skull falls off, draws crowds

    07/06/2006 1:09:03 AM PDT · by sully777 · 26 replies · 541+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jul 5, 2006 7:58am ET | By Bappa Majumdar
    KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are thronging a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell off. Doctors say a large, dead section of 25-year-old electrician Sambhu Roy's skull came away Sunday after severe burns starved it of blood. "When he came to us late last year, his scalp was completely burned and within months it came off exposing the skull," Ratan Lal Bandyopadhyay, the surgeon who treated Roy told Reuters Wednesday. "Later, we noticed that the part of his skull was loosening due to...
  • Rangers Pitcher Turns Himself in on Misdemeanor Warrant

    07/19/2005 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Cagey · 13 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | 7-19-2005
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kenny Rogers turned himself in, and then had another run-in with a television cameraman. The Texas Rangers pitcher jawed at a cameraman for Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA as he was booked into the county jail Monday on misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an earlier tirade against two cameramen. Just as with the incident that led to the charges, the exchange was caught on tape. Rogers, a three-time All-Star who is appealing a 20-game suspension and $50,000 fine imposed by baseball commissioner Bud Selig, was released after posting $1,500 bond. In the latest run-in, WFAA reported...
  • Mother sets fire to her daughter's gloating rapist

    06/25/2005 5:15:44 PM PDT · by aculeus · 235 replies · 6,134+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 26, 2005 | By Peter Upton in Alicante
    A Spanish mother has taken revenge on the man who raped her 13-year-old daughter at knifepoint by dousing him in petrol and setting him alight. He died of his injuries in hospital on Friday. Antonio Cosme Velasco Soriano, 69, had been sent to jail for nine years in 1998, but was let out on a three-day pass and returned to his home town of Benejúzar, 30 miles south of Alicante, on the Costa Blanca. While there, he passed his victim's mother in the street and allegedly taunted her about the attack. He is said to have called out "How's your...
  • Howard Dean's Meet the Press Appearance Worries Dems

    05/18/2005 9:10:49 PM PDT · by Coastal · 64 replies · 2,336+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 18, 2005 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- After Howard Dean last weekend declared Tom DeLay ought to be in jail, a longtime Democratic operative told me the party's national chairman had momentarily ripped off his muzzle but that it soon would be restored. My source erred, however, in believing that Dean ever had been muzzled. It's just that nobody has paid much attention to his rants. Since his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee [DNC] on Feb. 12, Dean has studiously avoided most national television exposure. But he has been talking constantly to party gatherings across the country, and his intemperate language at...
  • The 'Perfect Storm' turned against Dean campaign

    02/15/2004 6:18:54 AM PST · by Vermonter · 13 replies · 330+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | 02/15/2004 | Sam Hemingway
    <p>Howard Dean went into the Iowa caucuses riding high as the front-running Democratic presidential candidate, with a battle plan designed to take that state and set him on a course for winning those that followed.</p> <p>The plan put in motion a flurry of handwritten letters and a blizzard of door-knocking volunteers to convince Iowa Democratic voters that Dean was the person to take on President George W. Bush this fall.</p>

    01/28/2004 12:53:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 14 replies · 117+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- More than a third of Democrats voting in New Hampshire yesterday said they don't believe Howard Dean has the temperament to be an effective president, according to exit polls. The figure is the most striking illustration of the heavy price Dean is paying for his red-faced rant after losing in Iowa last week and for controversial statements, such as that he wouldn't prejudge Osama bin Laden's guilt for the Sept. 11 attacks.</p>
  • C-Span Shows Hopefuls in All Their Unedited Glory [Dean: "Get her out!"]

    01/26/2004 4:32:16 PM PST · by Hon · 3 replies · 120+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2004 | LYNETTE CLEMETSON
    MIAMI BEACH, Jan. 25 — Howard Dean was all smiles at a Women for Dean rally on Sunday in Hooksett, N.H., as he stood in front of a crowded room with Judith Steinberg Dean, his politically reluctant spouse who has made few campaign appearances. The couple exchanged loving glances as she read her introduction of him from a laptop computer. But after the event, Dr. Dean's tone changed, as he said discreetly but audibly: "Get her out. Get her out. Get her out." It could be that Dr. Dean was trying to shield his wife from the crush of supporters....
  • Dean gets mean – on live TV (Orders aides to remove his wife from rally)

    01/26/2004 6:29:15 AM PST · by truthandlife · 88 replies · 281+ views
    Howard Dean was courting the women's vote at a Women for Dean rally yesterday in Hooksett, N.H., with the help of C-Span cameras carrying the action live. But it turned ugly after the rally when he ordered his aides to remove his politically shy wife, Judith Steinberg Dean. "Get her out," he said. "Get her out. Get her out." The cameras and microphones caught it all. Earlier, Dr. Steinberg had introduced the candidate. They even exchanged loving glances. But, inexplicably, Dr. Dean turned into Mr. Hyde. Dean's campaign has been in freefall since an appearance just before the Iowa caucuses...
  • That Mean Howard Dean

    01/24/2004 11:58:34 AM PST · by The Right Stuff · 7 replies · 154+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | 22 January, 2004 | J. King
    That Mean Howard Dean By: Jennifer King Howard Dean is one Angry White Male. When Iowan Dale Ungerer dared to suggest that Dr. Dean should tone down his fiery, anti-Bushism and treat his rival more “like a neighbor”, Dr. Dean immediately shot back, “George Bush is not my neighbor.” Dean went on, pointing his finger accusingly at Mr. Underer. “You sit down! You sit down! You’ve had your say and now I’m going to have mine.” Dean then continued with his riff on Bush, which clearly motivated his appreciative audience. Has there ever been a candidate for President who was...
  • Deans Say Temper Not a Problem

    01/23/2004 6:39:42 AM PST · by boris · 14 replies · 224+ views
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Howard Dean said he is just another hockey dad. His wife of 23 years, Judith Steinberg Dean, said she cannot remember the last time he lost his temper. She said he's "a good dancer." He said "she's a lot smarter than I am." Nestled on a formal sofa in a quaint Vermont inn, the couple appeared in their first nationally televised interview Thursday in an effort to save Dean's embattled presidential campaign by reassuring the public that his emotional outburst after a disappointing third-place finish in Iowa's caucuses was an anomaly. As Diane Sawyer of ABC News...
  • The Angry Mr. Dean

    01/23/2004 1:58:51 PM PST · by rface · 2 replies · 148+ views ^ | January 19, 2004 | <img src="">
    The Angry Mr. Dean I heard a friend of Howard Dean’s say that what the press took for anger on Mr. Dean’s part was just passion. If what I’ve seen out of him is passion I’d sure hate to see the Doctor really mad. He chewed a guy out on TV the other night for asking him a question he didn’t like. What if he became president and some reporter asked him a derogatory question about one of his proposals. What would he do, have the Secret Service take the poor guy out back of the White House and shoot...
  • The "Mean Dean" Action Figure

    01/22/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by ambrose · 13 replies · 174+ views
    The "Mean Dean" Action Figure
  • Dean's meltdown: His temper is now a serious issue

    01/20/2004 9:47:23 PM PST · by Pikamax · 13 replies · 171+ views
    UnionLeader ^ | 01/21/04 | Editorial
    Dean's meltdown: His temper is now a serious issue HOWARD DEAN’S Monday night meltdown was a moment when millions of Americans looked at their TV screens and thought to themselves, “Who’s that professional wrestler?” It highlighted the value of having our Presidential nominating process begin in small states in which candidates have to meet people face to face instead of relying on large media campaigns to collect votes. Character and personality are better revealed in personal meetings than in scripted television ads. Tens of thousands of Iowans no doubt watched Dean fall apart Monday night and said to their spouses,...
  • Dean Tones Down 'Red Meat' Rhetoric After Iowa Loss

    01/20/2004 11:36:45 AM PST · by Pikamax · 33 replies · 134+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/20/04 | Patricia Wilson
    Dean Tones Down 'Red Meat' Rhetoric After Iowa Loss Tue January 20, 2004 02:15 PM ET (Page 1 of 2) By Patricia Wilson MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Howard Dean on Tuesday toned down his "red meat" rhetoric, hoping to recoup a stunning loss in Iowa with a more subdued campaign in New Hampshire in the Democratic battle to challenge President Bush in November's U.S. election. After coming a distant third in Iowa behind U.S. Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and John Edwards of North Carolina, Dean seemed to be searching for the right tone as he touted his...
  • On-Air Spat between FNC's Page Hopkins and Dean Campaign Manager Joe Trippi

    01/17/2004 2:41:48 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies · 2,157+ views
    Fox News
    The lovely and talented Page Hopkins of Fox News Channel just completed an interview with representatives of the Gephardt, Kerry and Dean campaigns in Iowa. She asked Dean's campaign manager, Joe Trippi, whether it wasn't hurting Dean for his wife, Judith Steinberg Dean, not to be campaigning for him. Answered Trippi: "She has a very important job as a doctor, and we wouldn't take her away from that." Responded Hopkins, in a spontaneous way, "come on! If my husband ran for president, I'd be out of FNC so fast and out there campaigning for him!" To which an angry Trippi...
  • James Lileks: The Trouble With the Guys on the Democrats' Bench (Wicked-good!)

    01/14/2004 12:23:29 PM PST · by quidnunc · 28 replies · 141+ views
    The Newhouse News Service ^ | January 14, 2004 | James Lileks
    OK, so perhaps it won't be Howard Dean. Perhaps the day before the New Hampshire primary he'll throw himself off the stage and choke an audience member who accuses him of being too angry. The evening news might show him rhythmically squeezing some old guy's neck while shouting "I – DON'T – THINK – I'M – ANGRY – ENOUGH!" End of campaign — unless such an outburst boosts his numbers. If the Democrats thought that this egotistical, bad-tempered, scary-eyed, say-anything guy could whomp President Bush, he'd be a shoo-in. But Dean is starting to turn off the middle that he...
  • The media vs. Howard Dean (Salon Gigglefest About That Evil Conservatively-Biased News Media!)

    01/13/2004 8:23:01 AM PST · by Timesink · 31 replies · 669+ views
    Salon ^ | January 13, 2004 | Eric Boehlert
    The media vs. Howard DeanDemocrats haven't voted yet, but reporters have got the story: The former Vermont governor is angry, gaffe-prone and unelectable. How do they know? Republicans, and anonymous Democrats, told them so. - - - - - - - - - - - -By Eric BoehlertJan. 13, 2004  |  When the Washington Post introduced readers to Howard Dean in a long Page 1 feature July 6, part of a series of "meet the Democrats" candidate profiles, the paper went for the jugular, literally, with a cartoonish, unflattering description to open the article: "Howard Dean was angry. Ropy...
  • Dean Feels Heat From Rivals, Shoots Back

    01/13/2004 5:10:02 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 89+ views ^ | 1/13/2004
    <p>MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — Front-runner Howard Dean (search), feeling rivals nipping at his heels a week before the Iowa caucuses, says he is firing back at other leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination.</p> <p>"I'm going after everybody because I'm tired of being the pin cushion here," Dean said Monday.</p>
  • Dean Lashes Out At Iowa Voter Who Confronted Him on Negative Campaigning

    01/13/2004 8:12:31 AM PST · by Triple · 41 replies · 98+ views
    Talon News ^ | January 13, 2004 | Jimmy Moore
    Democrat presidential front-runner Howard Dean took out his frustration on a voter in Iowa on Sunday by engaging in a distasteful temper tantrum before a group of his supporters. Dale Ungerer, a Republican from Hawkeye, Iowa who voted for Bush in 2000, was deeply concerned about the negative rhetoric coming from Dean in his speech, including harsh criticism of President George W. Bush on his Iraq policy and the economy. After Dean finished his speech to the audience at the Oelwein Community Center, he asked the overwhelmingly pro-Dean crowd of supporters if they had any "questions, comments or rude remarks"...
  • Surges by Rivals Put Dean on the Defensive in Iowa

    01/12/2004 8:26:53 PM PST · by Pikamax · 9 replies · 121+ views
    January 13, 2004 THE FORMER VERMONT GOVERNOR Surges by Rivals Put Dean on the Defensive in Iowa By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JODI WILGOREN ELLA, Iowa, Jan. 12 — In the closing days before the Iowa caucuses here, Howard Dean has slipped into turbulent territory, facing challenges in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the two states where he is looking to nail down the nomination with early victories. Here in Iowa, where the race between Dr. Dean and Representative Richard A. Gephardt is remarkably close, Dr. Dean's supporters expressed distress at what many described as his faltering performance in a televised...
  • Dean Lashes Out at Rivals; Democrat 'Tired of Being a Pincushion'

    01/12/2004 9:09:13 PM PST · by Pikamax · 41 replies · 110+ views
    Washingtonpost ^ | 01/13/04 | John F. Harris and Dan Balz Dean Lashes Out at Rivals Democrat 'Tired of Being a Pincushion' By John F. Harris and Dan Balz Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, January 13, 2004; Page A01 PELLA, Iowa, Jan. 12 -- Former Vermont governor Howard Dean opened the final week of campaigning before next week's crucial Iowa caucuses with a sharp attack on his leading rivals Monday, charging that they are part of a Washington establishment that failed to hold President Bush to account and that they cannot bring change to the capital or the country. The campaign in Iowa remains extremely fluid, with many undecided voters....
  • Dean Feels Heat From Rivals, Shoots Back ("pin cushion" whines that he's a tough guy)

    01/13/2004 12:39:10 AM PST · by Stultis · 4 replies · 72+ views
    AP via ^ | 13 January 2004 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Dean Feels Heat From Rivals, Shoots Back By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press WriterMOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa Front-runner Howard Dean, feeling rivals nipping at his heels a week before the Iowa caucuses, says he is firing back at other leading candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination."I'm going after everybody because I'm tired of being the pin cushion here," Dean said Monday.The former Vermont governor told several audiences that if they want to change Washington, they should not vote for a Washington politician. He singled out rivals John Kerry, John Edwards and Dick Gephardt by name for supporting the Bush administration's war with...

    01/12/2004 12:48:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 58 replies · 150+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/12/04 | DEBORAH ORIN and VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa - Howard Dean's worst debate performance came at the worst possible time: just as Iowans are getting ready to vote.</p> <p>He was stuck on the defensive almost all night, and got the worst of it from Al Sharpton as Dean tried to defend his failure to hire minority Cabinet members and stumbled over citizenship for immigrants serving in the Army.</p>
  • Dean Blows Stack During Iowa Q & A

    01/11/2004 5:59:50 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 136 replies · 1,411+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/11/04 | Limbacher
    Democratic presidential front-runner Howard Dean blew his stack at an Iowa voter on Sunday who had asked him to end his "slam, bam and bash" rhetoric attacking President Bush. "Please tone down the garbage, the mean-mouthing of tearing down your neighbor and being so pompous," said Dale Ungerer during a question-and-answer session initiated by Dean after he had delivered his standard stump speech at the Oelwein Community Centre on Sunday. Dean's response was calm at first, telling Ungerer, "George Bush is not my neighbor." But when the Iowa Republican stood and tried to interrupt, Dean shouted: "You sit down. You...
  • Iowa Voter Blasts Dean for Knocking Bush

    01/11/2004 6:55:58 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 44 replies · 488+ views
    AP via Yahoo!News ^ | Jan 11,2004 6:35 PM ET | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    Iowa Voter Blasts Dean for Knocking Bush AP Sun Jan 11, 6:35 PM ET By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer OELWEIN, Iowa - Howard Dean rejected a voter's request to be more neighborly and stop "mean mouthing" President Bush, saying Sunday someone needs to stand up to the president. Dale Ungerer, a retiree from Hawkeye, Iowa, lectured Dean for nearly three minutes near the end of a forum aimed at winning voters for Iowa's Jan. 19 caucuses. Ungerer accused Dean and other Democratic presidential hopefuls of dividing the country by bashing Bush instead of outlining their own plans and showing...
  • Voter Triggers Dean's Much-Talked About Temper

    01/11/2004 3:21:27 PM PST · by AntiGuv · 100 replies · 467+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2004 | Patricia Wilson
    OELWEIN, Iowa (Reuters) - Dale Ungerer, a 66-year-old retiree from Hawkeye, Iowa, succeeded on Sunday where eight Democratic presidential hopefuls have failed -- he made front-runner Howard Dean show a flash of his much-discussed temper. The former Vermont governor had just finished his standard stump speech blasting President Bush for, among other things, his Iraq policy and his stewardship of the economy. He asked, as is his custom, for "questions, comments or rude remarks in the New England tradition." Ungerer, wearing a T-shirt bearing the words "Mr Fix It," rose to his feet and condemned what he called the incivility...
  • Dean loses his temper, big-time

    01/11/2004 3:05:53 PM PST · by Miss Marple · 158 replies · 335+ views
    Fox News | Fox News
    Someone asked Howard Dean, at a town hall type meeting, to tone down his rhetoric. He went ballistic on the questioner.
  • Vietnamese Monk Dies in Fiery Protest in U.S.

    12/28/2003 4:00:20 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 52 replies · 260+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/27/2003
    MIAMI (Reuters) - An elderly Vietnamese monk set himself alight in a Buddhist temple in the United States to protest at the lack of religious freedom and demand democracy in his communist homeland, a follower said on Saturday. Thich Chan Hy, 74, killed himself in front of a statue of Avalokita Bodhisattva, a figure of compassion, before daybreak on Christmas Eve, said Phuong Huynh, a youth group leader at the Lien Ha temple in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in North Carolina. "He left a letter to his master on a scroll...with three wishes that he had given up his life for," Huynh told...