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  • Mark Kirk: ‘Hell of a wrongful death suit’

    07/18/2014 9:47:56 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/18/14 | Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is calling for a wrongful death lawsuit against Russian assets on Friday after a commercial airline crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. “I want to hear [during President Barack Obama’s speech today] that the Department of Justice will bring one hell of a wrongful death suit against Russian assets that are located in the United States to make sure there’s a significant cost paid by Russia for this action of shooting down an international airliner with a weapon system that is directly related to the Russian armed forces,” Kirk said on CNN.
  • Ridiculous EPA rules make wildfires more dangerous

    07/18/2014 7:40:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Lee DeCovnick
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards are to blame for a freeze in a Pentagon program that provides military equipment to fire departments for fighting wildfires, according to a group of bipartisan senators.
  • CBS Touts Archie Taking Bullet For Gay Friend; Inadvertently Reveals Publisher's

    07/17/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/16/2014 | Matthew Balan
    Anthony Mason spotlighted the death of comic book character Archie Andrews on Wednesday's CBS Evening News, and pointed out that "it all ends...when an adult Archie takes a bullet aimed by a stalker at a gay friend." Mason turned to the comics' publisher, Jon Goldwater, and wondered if he was "trying to make a political statement with this comic book" [MP3 audio available here; video below the jump]. Goldwater denied that he was doing so, even though he underlined that "gun violence is too prevalent in this country, and we should do everything we can to prevent it." However, just...
  • Federal Judge Forbids Use of ‘Redskins’ in Court Documents

    07/15/2014 4:57:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 14 | Theresa Vargas
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t the only federal authority that has taken a stance against the name of the Washington Redskins. A federal judge in Maryland issued a ruling last week that purposely did not contain the team’s name, which has been described as an offensive slur against Native Americans. U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte, who is presiding over a lawsuit that former New York Giants linebacker Barrett Green brought against the Redskins, issued a 21-page ruling with this footnote on the first page: “Pro Football’s team is popularly known as the Washington ‘Redskins,’ but the Court...
  • Al Gore: climate change is the 'biggest crisis our civilisation faces'

    07/14/2014 6:43:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | unknown
    Climate change is "the biggest crisis our civilisation faces", says former US Vice President Al Gore. Mr Gore sat down with the BBC's Jon Donnison in Australia, where his organisation, The Climate Reality Project, was holding training sessions to educate future leaders in the fight against climate change.
  • Straggling bull gores Pamplona survival guide author

    07/10/2014 7:44:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    au.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/9/2014 | unknown
    A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival on Wednesday when it turned its horns on him and other panicked daredevils. The 600-kilogramme (1,320-pound) bull named Brevito lagged behind the pack just before entering the city's bull ring at the end of a rain-slicked bull run in the annual San Fermin festival. The straggling animal skewered 32-year-old Chicago-based journalist and author Bill Hillman in the right thigh and a 35-year-old Spanish man in the chest before being guided to the end of the bull-run.
  • Reality, Relativity and the Dire Consequences of the Border Debate

    06/29/2014 6:49:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/29/2014 | Charlie Daniels
    ......Which brings us right back to where we started: what do we do about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children coming across our borders, and even more importantly, what are we going to do about the hundreds of thousands more who will be coming across in the months to come? The liberal mindset that we should take them all in, feed and clothe them, educate them and assimilate them into society is compassionate and well meaning, but as most idealistic remedies, is long on compassion and short on practicality and answers.
  • Hagerstown man gets one year in jail for road-rage threat

    06/13/2014 8:10:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | June 12, 2014 | The Hagerstown Herald-Mail
    A Hagerstown man who was driving a car when his front-seat passenger pointed a shotgun at a tractor-trailer driver during a road-rage incident last year on Interstate 81 was sentenced on Thursday to one year in the Washington County Detention Center. Washington County Circuit Court Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. sentenced Vincent Saunders, 22, of West Washington Street to serve five years in prison with all but one year suspended. Long ruled that Saunders would serve the one-year sentence at the county jail and granted him work-release privileges within the state. "This is at least the third case I've had...
  • Surprise! Obama Administration Outs Kabul CIA Chief During Obama’s Afghanistan Visit

    05/26/2014 5:03:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    An unidentified Obama administration official exposed the name of the highest-ranking CIA officer in Kabul on Saturday by accidentally placing it on a list of names provided to a bunch of media outlets. The list contained the names of several senior U.S. officials who took part in a military briefing during President Barack Obama’s surprise Memorial Day visit to Afghanistan to glad-hand with the troops, reports The Washington Post.
  • Elementary School ‘Pay to Potty’ Rule Outrages Parents

    05/22/2014 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    WRIC,com ^ | May 21, 2014 | WRIC Newsroom
    A third-grade teacher at Mill Plain Elementary School is in hot water after she was accused of going too far by asking students to pay to potty. Students in the class earn Monopoly play money through good behavior and performance that they can then spend on toys, treats and using the restroom. Last week, two parents complained that their children wet themselves at school because they couldn’t “afford” to go to the bathroom. Officials in the Evergreen School District are investigating the claim. “My daughter finally told me, ‘We have to pay to use the bathroom,’” said parent Merchon Ortega....
  • The sky is falling, er, DC under water, not if but when.

    05/16/2014 11:26:43 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 53 replies
    www.wtop.com ^ | 5/16/14 | Neal Augenstein
    WASHINGTON -- What will become of the nation's capital? The huge West Antarctic ice sheet is slowly collapsing, and two groups of scientists say the melting is now an unstoppable event. Melting ice will cause sea levels to rise higher than initially projected, which is cause for concern for D.C.-area scientists and local urban planners. The rising seas will affect local treasures, including the Chesapeake Bay and the country's iconic monuments along the National Mall.
  • Nice of NYC to invite Dubya to speak at today's memorial.... < /sarcasm>

    05/15/2014 7:19:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    5/15/14
    The clown who wants to capitulate to Islam is rambling on, pretending he cares... No sign of the great leader who stood up in the crisis. History is being re-written by Bush's exclusion. Crap.
  • Rep. Clyburn Complains That GOP Sen. Tim Scott Doesn’t Vote His Color

    05/10/2014 12:43:55 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | Neil Munro
    Republican Sen. Tim Scott doesn’t vote according to the color of his skin, Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn complained in a Thursday Washington Post article.“If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress,” he told the Post.Clyburn’s argument was featured in a generally favorable article about Scott’s practice of briefly working alongside his constituents in South Carolina without revealing his identity.The comment from Clyburn, age 73, stands in contrast to a comment from...
  • 'Multi-zillionaire Koch brothers' blamed for climate change

    05/08/2014 5:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 5/8/2014 | unknown
    When Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., isn’t railing against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters, it’s the Koch brothers he attacks — and he did it again Wednesday. Only five days after linking the pair to House Republicans convening a special committee to investigate what went awry in Benghazi Sept. 11, 2012, Reid used the Senate floor to accuse Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, heads of Koch Industries, of being “one of the main causes of climate change.” Claiming pollution as the cause of climate change, Reid proceeded to accuse the “multi-zillionaire” businessmen of being major polluters. “While...
  • Meet the Christian Leaders Who Are Suing for Gay Marriage as a Religious Right

    Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison has joyfully officiated same-sex marriages in her corner of the conservative South since 2006. “It is just a delight to be able to help these couples celebrate their lives together and work with them to craft their vows,” said Allison, her bright voice laced with a twang.
  • Moroccan arrested for bomb plot able to stay in US by lying to immigration officials

    04/08/2014 3:21:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/2014 | Caroline May
    The Moroccan man facing criminal charges for allegedly planning to use remote-control planes to bomb a university building and federal building was able to remain in the United States by lying to immigration officials.El Mehdi Semlali Fathi was able to avoid a final order of removal last year — after remaining in the country for seven years after his visa expired — by claiming a fear of persecution based on his political beliefs, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit.“There is probable cause to believe, and I do believe that FATHI’s application for withholding of removal status was obtained...
  • John McCain on Ukraine invasion: ‘Putin does not have a great deal of respect for President

    03/01/2014 7:31:41 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain said on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin may have invaded Ukraine because he’s unafraid of a weak White House.
  • Topless Feminists Interrupt Mass in Sweden to Protest Abortion

    02/06/2014 7:15:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | Pat Buckley
    In their latest sacrilegious public demonstration in support of abortion, the extreme neo-fascist feminist organization Femen interrupted evening Mass on January 30 in Stockholm’s Catholic Cathedral. Holy Mass was interrupted by three bare breasted women with messages painted on their breasts reading, ‘my body my choice’, ‘FEMEN’, ‘abortion is sacred’ and ‘never again’. They also held up a banner with the text, ‘Catholic Church out of my body’. femenThe action was obviously planned in advance and they had photographers on hand to record the incident and their disgraceful behaviour. Since posting this Blog post the group has struck once more...
  • 2013 sixth-hottest year, confirms long-term warming: UN

    02/05/2014 3:21:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/14 | Nina Larson
    Geneva (AFP) - Last year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday. "This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet," World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud told AFP. Last year equalled 2007 as the sixth-warmest year since reliable records began in 1850, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1961-1990 average, the WMO said in a statement. Last year equalled 2007 as...
  • Green groups: Obama not doing enough on climate

    01/31/2014 5:47:19 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/31/2014 | Dina Cappiello
    The White House has rebuffed repeated protests by some of President Barack Obama's top environmental allies that his climate strategy won't work. The heads of 18 environmental groups went public recently with a complaint they have privately pressed the White House on for months: Obama's support of expanded oil and gas production doesn't make sense for a president who wants to reduce global warming pollution.
  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:19:39 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 9, 2014 | Hannah Flint
    A trick where boiling water is thrown in the air to instantly turn into snow in the bitingly cold US weather became a viral hit this week, as metereologists and TV reporters illustrated just how freezing it is in the polar vortex. But now it seems Americans are feeling the backlash of the stunt after trying it themselves in the -30 degree weather. The LA Times found that at least 50 people on social media complained that they or their friends were scalded by hot water on Monday and Tuesday. Others have posted photos of their injuries on Instagram, and...
  • Mike Enzi should still be replaced! (76% conservative average)

    01/06/2014 4:03:07 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Mike Enzi's conservative average: If you leave out the moderate-protecting ACU (McConnell at 100%, Graham at 92%) Enzi is at 76%. Even with the ACU, Enzi is at only 80%. Once he's safely reelected, he'll vote for McConnell for leader and will be the next Orrin Hatch or Thad Cochran, a republican that Chuck Schumer can count on for a vote when needed. Enzi (WY) - 08/19/14 - 80% (Average) - 74% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 92% (ACU) - 82% (FreedomWorks) Enzi (WY) - 08/19/14 - 76% (Average) - 74% (Heritage) - 71% (CFG) - 82% (FreedomWorks)
  • Ship involved in Antarctic rescue faces trouble (icebreaker stuck)

    01/03/2014 1:47:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/03/13 | Rod McGuirk
    CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get stuck in the heavy sea ice. **SNIP** But on Friday afternoon, the crew of a Chinese icebreaker that had provided the helicopter said they were worried about their own ship's ability to move through the ice. The Aurora — which was carrying the passengers to the Australian island state of Tasmania — was told to stay...
  • Firefighters mistakenly pump jet fuel on fire instead of water

    12/14/2013 8:54:12 PM PST · by wonkowasright · 46 replies
    KGW Portland ^ | 12/14/2013
    The Washington State Patrol is investigating a serious mishap at its fire training academy in North Bend. During a training exercise, firefighters mistakenly pumped jet fuel instead of water onto a flaming mock-up of an airplane crash.
  • Young invincibles spurn O-Care (New Husseincare 21.2 crisis)

    12/04/2013 6:13:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/13 | Elise Viebeck
    Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House. While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll. Younger people were skeptical of the healthcare reform law even before its troubled rollout, despite their support for President Obama. But polling indicates the problems facing HealthCare.gov — a site the administration initially touted as a hip, tech-friendly experience — have reinforced their doubts about the need to have health insurance at all. “The...
  • Dems following Obama over the cliff

    11/28/2013 8:36:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/27/13 | Michael Goodwin
    **SNIP** Yet now comes the sell, with the president, just as he did with ObamaCare, in full pitchman mode. Before the ink was dry, he was in California before adoring crowds assembled to nod and smile and clap on cue as he trotted out a straw man to demonize critics. “Tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it’s not the right thing for our country,” he told the nodding heads. There he goes again. If you don’t agree with him, you’re playing politics. Only he knows “the right thing for our country.” His latest...
  • Kerry on Iran: 'It's not based on trust'

    11/24/2013 11:23:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/13 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Secretary of State John Kerry says the Iranian nuclear deal is based on verification, not trust with Iran. “Everybody has a right to be skeptical because there are indications that there are people in Iran who have wanted to pursue a weapons program, Kerry said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS’s "Face the Nation." “That's why we don't take anything at face value. That's why you don't take it for granted.” Asked if he were skeptical whether Iran would actually comply with the signed deal, Kerry said trust wasn’t necessary, and no one was expecting Iran to “turn over...
  • Obamacare bombshell: IT official says HealthCare.gov needs payment feature

    11/19/2013 1:19:32 PM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | Dan Mangan
    A crucial system for making payments to insurers from the federal Obamacare marketplace, HealthCare.gov, has yet to be built, a senior government IT official admitted Tuesday. The official, Henry Chao, visibly stunned Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) when he said under questioning that a significant fraction of that online insurance marketplace has yet to be constructed. (Read more: Low-bamacare enrollment) Getty Images Henry Chao, deputy CIO and deputy director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Office of Information Services, testifies during a hearing before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. "We still need...
  • CNN Blames Christians for Obamacare Problems

    11/19/2013 2:36:45 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/08/2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    CNN has blamed Christians for the problem of Americans without health insurance, calling it "The Obamacare 'scandal' you haven't heard about." In an article on CNN.com's Belief Blog, CNN writer John Blake says that, while famous pastors "preach in states where crosses and church steeples dot the skyline," they do nothing about "the poor who can’t get the health insurance they would receive if they lived elsewhere."
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled by Obamacare

    11/06/2013 10:10:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | Nov. 6, 2013, 9:57 a.m. | Charles Ornstein
    San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election. Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietician and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me. The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been...
  • Cornell students demand end to “male heterosexual” Big Red Bear mascot

    11/03/2013 9:08:03 AM PST · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    The person inside the suit does not need to be male, but a controversy is brewing on campus as to whether the Bear should exhibit “male heterosexual” behavior:
  • Feds try to eliminate housing for the deaf -- at complex built for hearing-impaired

    10/21/2013 11:10:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2013
    Video at link. Arizona is defying a federal order to eliminate apartments for deaf seniors at a housing complex built specifically -- for the deaf. "I think it's about the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a while," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who attempted to negotiate the impasse. "There are a lot of stories of out-of-control regulators, but this just seems to be going to the extreme." A 2005 federal study found that the U.S. had virtually no affordable housing for the deaf. So the federal government helped build Apache ASL Trails, a 75-unit apartment building in Tempe, Ariz.,...
  • (Exempt) Obama calls (exempt) Pelosi amid debt talks

    10/13/2013 1:32:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday as lawmakers are attempting to reach a deal to avert a default on the U.S. debt, the White House said. Obama and Pelosi “discussed the way forward on the pressing fiscal matters facing Congress today,” the White House said. The Democratic leaders agreed on the necessity of a “clean” bill to hike the U.S. debt limit, which the Treasury Department has said the federal government will reach on Thursday, according to a White House statement about the call. “This afternoon the president spoke with Leader Pelosi over the phone,”...
  • So Bill de Blasio Honeymooned in Cuba—Big Deal?

    10/04/2013 10:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    By New York standards the city’s (probable) next mayor Bill De Blasio wouldn’t merit a backstage pass at a Castro concert. The Stalinist dictator’s fan base in the city he craved to incinerate is much too vast and passionate to allow room in the long queue for pictures and autographs to any but the genuinely smitten, who literally swarm in New York City. “I have a huge critique of the current government there (in Cuba) because it’s undemocratic,” snapped de Blasio to a Cuban–American radio interviewer last week. “It doesn’t allow freedom of the press, and I think there’s a...
  • More Anti Social Behavior From The NYC Bikers Gang (Video From 8/2011

    10/01/2013 4:34:04 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/20/2011 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here We have to thank them...These kind of people donate organs.
  • VANITY: I just hung up on the RNC

    09/30/2013 9:11:53 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 41 replies
    Vanity | 9-20-2013 | Self
    Got a call from the RNC this morning... The guy said "I'll be brief".
  • Broward defies governor, invites Obamacare navigators into public clinics

    09/25/2013 2:29:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 9/24/13 | Brittany Wallman
    Navigators trained to answer questions and sign people up for health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act will be allowed to do that work inside the local public health clinics, after Democrats on the Broward County Commission voted Tuesday to defy the state's ban on that activity. The so-called "county" health clinics are actually run by the state Department of Health, which had said the Obamacare navigators could not do their work on clinic grounds. Enrollment starts next Tuesday, and the politically charged rhetoric has heightened as the day approaches. Broward commissioners said the county owns the health clinic...
  • U.S. Being Snookered into Another Kyoto?

    09/14/2013 8:30:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/14/2013 | Nils-Axel Morner and Tom Harris
    Last week, while most media were focused on Syria and the G-20 summit in Russia, another significant step was taken towards the UN’s long-standing goal of enveloping the world in a Kyoto Protocol-like climate change agreement. From September 3-5, the 44th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) — the region’s major political and economic policy institution — was held in Majuro, in the Marshall Islands. The PIF has 16 member states: 14 Pacific Islands countries, plus Australia and New Zealand. Before the meeting, European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard declared that the Pacific region could count on Europe’s money if the Pacific...
  • The White House walk-and-talk that changed Obama's mind on Syria (CAPTION)

    09/02/2013 1:26:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/30/13 | Chuck Todd
    A stroll around the White House grounds with his top adviser on Friday evening changed President Barack Obama’s mind about getting Congress to sign off on a military strike in Syria, senior White House officials told NBC News. Obama had been leaning toward attacking Syria without a congressional vote for the past week, the officials said. Obama was convinced he had the evidence to back up a strike and as a result dispatched Secretary of State John Kerry to make a passionate case for U.S. action. But only hours after Kerry called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "a thug and a...
  • 'Tomatoes are Christian,' Egyptian Salafi group warns

    08/31/2013 9:31:02 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 76 replies
    A Salafi group called the "Popular Egyptian Islamic Association" has warned Muslims against eating tomatoes on the grounds that the fruit is a "Christian food," NowLebanon.com has reported. The group based its claim on the fact that a shape resembling a cross is revealed when one cuts a tomato in half. The association published the warning on its Facebook page with a photo of a tomato cut in half, revealing a cross-shaped interior. A message posted on the page read, "Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian. [The tomato] praises the cross instead of Allah and says that Allah...
  • Couple Arrested For Shacking Up At Home Depot

    08/29/2013 5:55:43 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 89 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 8/29/2013 | None
    AUGUST 29--A South Carolina couple was arrested yesterday for having sex inside a display shed at a Home Depot, police report. Emily Craig, 20, and Shaun Bowden, 31, were nabbed after cops were called to the store in North Charleston around 8:40 AM. Officers were dispatched to the business “in reference to an male and female entering a display shed on the property, closing the door behind themselves and remaining inside,” according to a North Charleston Police Department report. An inspection of the outdoor sheds turned up Craig and Bowden. Craig, cops noted, was “partially clothed; the top of her...
  • Obama Answers Call to Speak Directly on Syria with Kerry as Proxy

    08/26/2013 7:37:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 26, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Boehner: "The president has an obligation to the American people to explain the rationale for the course of action he chooses."WASHINGTON — Backed up against a wall after nudging the Syrian red line as far as he could reasonably push it, President Obama responded to calls to make a case for action against the Assad regime by today sending out Secretary of State John Kerry. That Kerry’s message was the main administration narrative was underscored by a weak press conference at the White House after the State Department statement, where Kerry took no questions from the media. “What we saw...
  • GOP co-chair invites Senator Manchin to change party.

    08/25/2013 11:50:40 AM PDT · by meatloaf · 32 replies
    Metronews ^ | 8/23/2013 | Shauna Johnson
    We already know Manachin, a Democrat, sold out West Virginia with his gun-control antics and sucking up to Obozo. Is the Republican party that stupid.
  • Activists call for one-day boycott of CPS schools (Students can die in Safe Passage routes?)

    08/24/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/23/13 | Naomi Nix
    Activists from several Chicago community groups on Thursday called for a one-day boycott of Chicago Public Schools because of what they say are discriminatory practices against poor African-American and Latino students. The group is asking students to skip school Wednesday and parents and supporters to forgo a Chicago Board of Education meeting to attend a rally in front of the board's downtown office, followed by a march to City Hall. **SNIP** The activists said the school district's decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program has destabilized minority communities and put student lives in danger. Many mentioned...
  • Obama targets college message to Pa.

    08/23/2013 10:01:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    The Independent ^ | 8/23/13 | Marc Levy
    ... Obama will visit Pennsylvania for the first time in more than a year as he brings his plan for college affordability to Scranton, a city that's friendly to the Democrat. The Friday evening visit to Lackawanna College is also Obama's first to Pennsylvania since he won the state on his way to a second term. Obama will appear with two Scranton natives, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Vice President Joe Biden, as he delivers his message to one of the nation's biggest college states. If Obama is trying to apply pressure to Republicans ahead of the September debate with...
  • Police inundated with 911 calls over CABLE TV outage before Breaking Bad season began (Farfield, CT)

    08/19/2013 4:31:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    It was a big night for TV last night in the northeast, but a police department in Connecticut wants people to know that missing your favorite show isn't an emergency. Between the Yankees-Red Sox baseball game on ESPN, the continuing saga of AMC’s Breaking Bad and the season finale of HBO’s True Blood, there was outrage when Cablevision’s Optimum service experienced a widespread outage. Customers in southwestern Connecticut were so distraught that people in Fairfield, Connecticut called 911 to voice their displeasure. The police department was not amused by the consumer complaints. The message on the department's Facebook page reads...
  • I BELONG TO THE STUPID PARTY

    08/19/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT · by shortstop · 84 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/17/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    I belong to the stupid party. I’m a Republican. We specialize in self-destruction. The latest example is the recent decision by the Republican National Committee to ban CNN and NBC from covering any debates during the next GOP presidential primaries. Somehow, in head-up-your-butt land, that makes sense. But out here, in the real world, it’s insane. And petty, and one more sign that the people running this party are, in scientific terms, frigging idiots. Here’s the story. Apparently there is this she-devil named Hillary Clinton who wants to run for president. She’s the one who said we didn’t need more...
  • Releasing All Illegal Aliens from Prison, No Matter What Crime Committed

    08/10/2013 7:02:51 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/5/13 | Mark Dice
    Media analyst and author Mark Dice asks random Latinos in San Diego, California if they'll sign a petition to release all Mexicans from U.S. prisons, no matter what crimes they've committed, and grant them amnesty and citizenship
  • Swastika, slurs foul Robinson statue [A "hate crime"? For VANDALISM?]

    08/08/2013 5:58:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    espn ^ | 8/7/13 | Adam Rubin
    Employees of the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones, a New York Mets affiliate, arrived at work Wednesday morning to find swastikas and racial and anti-Semitic epithets painted on a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese that is on display outside MCU Park... "This is being treated as a bias crime," detective John Nevandro of the 60th precinct said in a statement. "Hate Crimes will investigate the incident.