Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $75,573
85%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 85%!! Thank you all very much!!

Local News (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Vin Scully Will Return For 67th Season As Dodgers Broadcaster

    08/28/2015 7:50:40 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 27 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | none
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Vin Scully is returning to the Dodger Stadium for yet another year. The legendary broadcaster announced during the 2nd inning of the Dodgers game against the Cubs on Friday that he will in fact return for another year. “I talked it over with my wife, Sandi, and my familyand we’ve decided to do it again in 2016,” Scully said. “There’s no place like home and Dodger Stadium and we look forward to being a part of it with all of our friends.”
  • Alert about a possible freeway sniper on I-94, I-69 near Battle Creek (Michigan)

    08/28/2015 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jim Kiertzner
    Police say one car was shot at, and several other cars possibly hit by a sniper lurking along I-94 between I-69 and Battle Creek. Other possible hits happened on I-69 south to the Indiana border. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton tells 7 Action News, people in Metro Drive who have driven through that area from the end of July through last week may have also been hit and did not know it. If you've found suspicious damage to your vehicle, contact police. Also, if you are driving and believe you are shot at, don't stop. The Sheriff says drive to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections

    08/28/2015 11:08:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2015 | Thomas Rose
    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites “community leaders” to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to “persuade” the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indiana’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals. The email, in its unedited entirety reads as...
  • AL:Woman Disarmed, Armed Neighbors Stop Attack; Shoot the Target of Opportunity

    08/27/2015 4:26:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A disarm, 3 a.m. call for help, gunshots, butt strokes, and hand to hand, but two neighbors rescued a 69 year old woman from a home invasion in rural Alabama.  The Sheriff deputies arrived in time to clean up the mess. At about 3 a.m., an unfamiliar man broke into Wilma Williams home in the 31000 block of Cleburne County Road 49 in Alabama.  She ran to her pistol, but Craig Moore was able to take it from her and fire twice before she struggled free. One of the shots cut hair from her head. She got away and...
  • Boston’s Gun Buyback Program Brings in a Total of ONE Gun

    08/26/2015 7:42:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2015 11:20am ET | Ben Graham
    Here’s a fun one for all of our beloved gun owners out there. Boston just reinstated its “Your Piece for Peace” gun buyback program this past Wednesday, despite the fact that the tally this year has amounted to—wait for it—one single firearm. That’s a massive undercut from 2014’s intake of 410 guns. “There’s no question why the total number is down: The gun buyback’s numbers clearly aren’t on the same level as the guns taken a year ago,” police spokesman Officer James Kenneally said. According to him, though, the program's lack of success isn’t enough to shut it down: “As...
  • Louisiana State Police Steven Vincent has died

    08/24/2015 7:47:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 17 replies
    Facebook page for prayers for him ^ | 8/24/15 | Louisiana State Police??
    Death of S/T Steven Vincent I am very saddened to report that Senior Trooper Steven Vincent has passed away this morning from the gunshot wounds he suffered yesterday in conjunction with a traffic investigation. As an organization, we are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic death. Our thoughts and prayers are with his surviving wife Katherine and his son Ethan as well as his entire extended family. ( Brothers, Tpr. Terrell Vincent and Chief Keith Vincent) Steven was proud to serve as a Louisiana State Trooper and we were proud to count him among our ranks. This loss exacts an...
  • Coins worth $4.5m recovered from shipwreck

    08/22/2015 9:11:40 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 24 replies
    MIAMI: Treasure hunters off Florida have found $4.5 million in gold coins from a Spanish ship that sunk during a hurricane in the 18th century , the sal vage company said on Wednesday. The ship 'Ten Galleons' traveling from Havana to Spain... "Over 350 gold coins, including 9 Royals were recovered on July 30 & 31 on the actual 300th anniversary of the wreck,"
  • Gov’t to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled “imitation”

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes government’s dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Today’s comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk “imitation” because they haven’t added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • How Systems Get Tired

    08/20/2015 8:50:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | August 19, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    How Systems Get Tired by Richard Fernandez August 19, 2015 - 2:42 am One of the arguments for the impossibility of an event is lack of previous failure. “It never failed before and thus can never fail ever”. The Washington Post’s editorial board invokes a variant of this logic to refute Donald Trump’s border policy, arguing there are so many illegal immigrants it is too expensive to deport them all, leaving no alternative but to accept more. Besides, America is still standing so what can be the harm in admitting more? The same argument is used to justify other policies....
  • WI: 200 Year Old Flintlock Found in Lake Winnebago

    08/18/2015 10:35:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The old musket pictured above was retrieved from Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin two years ago.  It appears to be a "trade musket" that was manufactured about 200 years ago.   From boatingwinnebago.com: “It was around 11 a.m. on Sept. 4 and as soon as I saw the barrel I knew what it was,” he said. There — hooked on the end of his anchor — was a flintlock musket, rusted and weathered by the passage of time. “This is crazy. It’s like one of those tall fish tales,” he thought as he held the ancient musket in hand and turned...
  • A Buena Park (CA) plumber's death left behind 69 cars and one big mystery

    08/17/2015 1:12:26 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    OC Register ^ | August 17, 2015 | Susan Carpenter
    The Orange County Public Administrator’s Office has dealt with its share of unusual inheritances. There was the protection they once had to arrange for a $500,000 ring. And there was the pet eel. But even for the agency that takes care of a decedent’s assets when no one else can act on that person’s behalf, the upcoming estate sale of Gerald Willits, a Buena Park man who died in August 2014 and left 69 cars in his yard, is “very unusual,” according to Elizabeth Henderson, chief deputy public administrator for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Trump Creates Pandemonium At Iowa State Fair

    08/16/2015 6:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Crows Nest Politics ^ | August 15, 2015 | Ken Crow
    Iowa and New Hampshire are two states when it comes to politics that are to some degree are jaded to the star power of candidates. These are the states that have presidential candidates visiting in barber shops when you walk in for a haircut. These are the states where you are going to lunch at 12:00 (when the town horn sounds) with your parts manager from the John Deere dealership only to find a governor talking to a group in the back room of the local pizza restaurant. I had seen the reaction to Donald Trump when he came to...
  • Are There Second Chances in Illinois Politics?

    08/13/2015 1:49:56 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 13, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Kirk campaign and the helper scandal… In the classic Kaufman & Hecht comedy “The Front Page” (and its wild remake, “His Girl Friday”), there is a moment when everything looks darkest for our heroes, as the governor and mayor are about to arrest the publisher and editor for harboring an escaped criminal… when all of a sudden a piece of evidence falls into their hands (proof of attempted bribery of one Mr. Pettibone by the governor and mayor), which gives them a second chance, an opportunity to escape punishment for their error and come back on top,...
  • Armed Black Panthers March in Texas: ‘Off the Pigs’ (VIDEO)

    08/12/2015 11:57:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 12, 2015 | Bob Price
    WALLER COUNTY, Texas — A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting “The revolution is on… Off the pigs,” and “Oink Oink… Bang Bang!” The group of about fifteen Black Panthers exercised their First and Second Amendment rights. The group was met in Waller County by a large contingent of Harris County (Houston) Sheriff’s Office deputies. In order to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s disturbance where protesters invaded the Sheriff’s Office foyer and engaged in disruptive behavior, Waller County Sheriff R. Glenn Smith called the Harris County...
  • Gay man reports assault in Portland, tells fellow queer people to “get a taser”

    08/12/2015 10:55:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Bangor Daily News' Steed Blog ^ | August 11, 2015 | Alex Steed
    On Facebook, James Melanson reported that he was assaulted, called “faggot,” and claims he was not taken seriously by a police officer at the scene. “If you’re queer,” he wrote, “Get a tazer. It’s the only protection you have here… Queer people are not safe in Portland. We’re not.” The following is sourced from Melanson’s origin message. He gave me permission to repost it here. So, long story short, but I was physically assaulted by a homophobe from Maryland today. I’m fine. My chest still hurts from where he punched me (also punched me in the face, but my face...
  • VANITY: What's the atmosphere in downtown St. Louis?

    08/11/2015 8:00:16 AM PDT · by HeadOn · 25 replies
    Vanity | 8/11/15 | Head On
    I love the Cardinals. My problem is that our vacation is next week, August 17 through 21, and Ferguson has erupted again. We are ready to drop some serious coin on good baseball tickets and a nice downtown hotel, but I'm not sure I want to do that, considering what happened (again) this weekend. All you St. Louis FReepers - what's it like near the stadium lately?
  • Why Move to Ferguson? Newcomers Share Their Stories

    08/10/2015 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tracy Jarrett
    There is a Ferguson, Missouri, that most Americans know: The town where a police shooting triggered violent protests, a federal civil rights investigation and a national debate on law enforcement's treatment of minorities. But then there is the Ferguson that new arrivals see: cheap housing, a diverse population and vibrant community activism. That second vision is helping to keep the city's struggling real estate market alive. A year after Michael Brown's death tore Ferguson apart, homes are selling, but at a slower pace. Prices have dropped, but the $50,000 median price so far this year is on par with 2013,...
  • Staten Island lawyer demands trial by combat in civil fraud case

    08/10/2015 1:27:48 PM PDT · by Marcus · 6 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | august 10, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Legal Cheek blog reported on Monday that a Staten Island lawyer named Richard Luthmann has invoked what he thinks is his right to a trial by combat to resolve a case in which he is accused of helping a client commit fraud. The case involved his advice to the client In question to transfer assets beyond the reach of a group of creditors who had won a previous judgement against said client. The creditors are seeking punitive damages against Luthmann for helping to facilitate the alleged fraud scheme.
  • Enormous monolith, carved 9350 years ago, found under Mediterranean Sea

    08/08/2015 11:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    A 12-METRE monolith, hacked out of limestone by stone-age humans some nine thousand years ago, has been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean. The enormous stone totem, now split in two and sitting in the Sicilian Channel between Tunisia and Sicily, was hewed from a rocky outcrop some 300m away when the Mediterranean Sea was still a dry basin. It’s now under 40m of water. The new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, says the area was submerged about 9350 years ago (give or take 200 years) when the last Ice Age retreated. Before that time the...
  • Call center closing to cost Columbus nearly 300 jobs (Nebraska)

    08/06/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | August 5, 2015 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - Officials say nearly 300 Columbus jobs will be lost with the closing of the Apogee Retail call center. The Columbus Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1Ikppdx ) that the company announced the closing on Tuesday, after workers were informed. The closing is planned for Oct. 4. Apogee is a subsidiary of Savers LLC and operates more than 330 thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Columbus operation employs 176 full-time and 120 part-time workers....
  • Darren Wilson Opens Up to New Yorker: ‘I Liked the Black Community’

    08/03/2015 2:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who ignited a national firestorm when he shot and killed African-American man Michael Brown, opened up recently in an interview with The New Yorker. Wilson revealed that since the shooting, he has struggled to find work and has been denied employment in several police departments in the St. Louis area. After working for a shoe store for two weeks, he quit when reporters began calling. His wife, who is also a police officer, also quit her job for her own safety. Wilson also revealed the he actually sought out the Ferguson police department because...
  • Man killed in police shooting had lengthy criminal past

    08/02/2015 2:02:15 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 17 replies
    KOB.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | Stephanie Claytor, KOB Eyewitness NEws 4
    Man killed in police shooting had lengthy criminal past Updated: 08/01/2015 10:19 PM | Created: 08/01/2015 10:09 PM By: Stephanie Claytor, KOB Eyewitness NEws 4 The alleged gunman shot down by Albuquerque police officers Friday was out on bond at the time of the incident. Rafael Molina Jr., 33, was a convicted drug dealer, drunk driver and someone who threatened people with weapons, according to court records. Officers were chasing Molina after a 911 caller told police he had kidnapped a woman. The chase ended on Edith near Garfield, on Bonnie Green's mother's doorstep. "By the time I actually got...
  • Ted Cruz ‘celebrated’ Trump’s Mexico comments, dad says

    07/31/2015 11:14:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Detroit News | July 31, 2015 | Chad Livengood
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/31/gop-presidential-candidate-ted-cruz-celebrated-trump-controversial-immigration-comments-dad-says/30944153/
  • Local Dairy's Political Advertising Parody

    07/23/2015 12:14:39 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 1 replies
    http://www.cloverpetaluma.com/ ^ | July 23, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
  • Dashcam Video of Violent Arrest of Sandra Bland Was Edited

    07/22/2015 10:03:12 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Ben Norton ^ | 07/21/2015 | Ben Norton
    The dashcam video released to the public of the violent arrest of Sandra Bland was edited.Bland was a 28-year-old Black Lives Matter civil rights activist and vocal critic of police brutality who died in police custody after a Texas officer pulled her over for a traffic violation, ordered her out of her car when she refused to put out her cigarette, and aggressively arrested her. Police say Bland committed suicide, yet the Waller County prosecutor says Bland’s case is “being treated just as it would be a murder investigation.”The Texas Department of Public Safety uploaded dashcam police video of the...
  • Florida gun store: We're a 'Muslim-free' zone after Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 3:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WDBO-TV ^ | July 21, 2015 | Laurel Lee and Joe Ruble
    IVERNESS, Fla. — A Florida gun store owner has announced that Muslims are now banned from his gun shop. Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, says that, effective immediately, his store is a “Muslim-free zone.” In a controversial video posted online, he speaks of the history of the Confederate flag and goes on to say, “Our leaders are telling you Islam is a peaceful religion full of tolerance and love and hope. Don’t believe their lies.” Hallinan stated that last week’s deadly shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the final straw for him....
  • Local Marines ensure Arlington Heights veteran was buried in dress blues

    07/18/2015 5:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | July 13, 2015 | Christopher Placek
    Marines give off their own uniforms for a comrade.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Vince Maranto entered the Marine Corps during the Korean War in 1951, and for the rest of his life, he lived by the slogan "Once a Marine, always a Marine." And that's the way he wanted to be buried -- in full dress blues. When Maranto died June 30, son Tony remembered his dad's wish, but years removed from the war, Vince Maranto had held onto only his coat. Tony scrambled to assemble pieces of a complete Marine uniform in the days before the funeral, calling around to surplus stores with little...
  • A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

    07/18/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Tony Hsieh could buy a private island if he wanted to. The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million. But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times. The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David Gelles at The Times. Hsieh lives in a trailer in the community he calls "Llamapolis" with his pet alpaca. The trailer park is part of Hsieh's $350 million investment into making Las Vegas a metropolitan...
  • Chattanooga Shooter’s Sister: My Brother Is ‘Amazing (Annoying at Times)’ [and Islam’s peaceful]

    07/17/2015 7:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 07/17/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The sister of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the suspected Chattanooga, Tenn. shooter, allegedly once told a reporter, “There’s this misconception that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are actually peaceful.” In 2010, Yasmeen Abdulazeez was interviewed for a Chattanooga Times Free Press article about how “Muslim teens seek acceptance, understanding.” Yameen Abdulazeez reflected on the anti-Islamic harassment she claims to have experienced. …
  • Destroyed QuikTrip in Ferguson to Be Rebuilt as Job Center

    07/15/2015 10:11:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | July 14, 2015 | Isabelle Thenor-Louis
    A QuikTrip convenience store destroyed during unrest in Ferguson will be rebuilt as a community center. Nearly one year ago, massive demonstrations occurred within the St. Louis suburb and across the nation to protest the death of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown. He was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. The center’s creation was funded by three companies: QuikTrip, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Starbucks. The center’s focus will be on much needed job-training and placement for African-Americans. The Urban League has also pledged to train and find jobs for 500 young people in this area by the end...
  • Police investigating after shots fired near Confederate flag rally in Florida

    07/12/2015 11:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    OCALA, Fla. — Thousands of people rode in motorcycles and trucks to attend a rally and Pride Ride Sunday in Ocala to show support for the Confederate flag. The event was intended as a peaceful rally in support of the Confederate flag, but gunshots rang out nearby and now police are investigating. No one was hurt, but police said at least six shots were fired from an apartment complex near the Livestock Pavilion where the 17-mile ride started. Residents of the predominately African-American neighborhood dispute that the gunfire came from their complex. They said they were being harassed by the...
  • Place your bets: I got a sixer that says Donald Trump doesn't make it to the end of the year

    07/12/2015 12:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | July 11, 2015 | Paul Mulshine
    As I have noted, I never bet more than a six-pack on politics. That keeps it at a level that is fun but not serious. In that regard, I made a bet last spring with state Senator Mike Doherty over whether Chris Christie would formally enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. I said yes. Mike said no. Frankly I was a bit surprised. Mike is a conservative Republican from Warren County who has been quite outspoken in his assessment of Christie's overbearing ego and ambition. I thought he of all people would predict that Christie would make...
  • OUR VIEW: Cutting too much military strength

    07/11/2015 8:32:24 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Political reaction to the announcement that the Army plans to cut 40,000 soldiers within the next two years was predictable in Arizona. With Fort Huachuca scheduled to lose 114 soldiers by 2017, local Congresswoman Martha McSally issued a statement Thursday warning that the force reduction was “short-sighted,” and properly reminded people that the local post is conducting some of the military’s most important missions at a time when national security has never been more threatened. Arizona Sen. John McCain said the aggression of ISIS in the Middle East and events in the Ukraine have “overturned” any conceivable strategic rationale for...
  • Lindsey Graham Wants 10,000 Troops in Syria: Slammed Rand Paul & jabbed Ted Cruz in a hawkish speech

    07/08/2015 3:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | July 8, 2015 | David Catanese
    Calling Iraq and Syria a "single battle space," Sen. Lindsey Graham said he'd place around 10,000 troops in Syria today if he were president, in order to eradicate the heart of the Islamic State group's attempted caliphate. That call amounted to one of the most aggressive proposals by a 2016 presidential candidate regarding dealing with Syria, which has been engulfed in years of fighting between the government, rebels and Islamic militants. In remarks before The Atlantic Council on Wednesday, Graham, R-S.C., said half-measures like arming the Kurds to fight the Islamic State group were insufficient, and name-checked two of his...
  • Oregon Will Become Second State to Offer Free Community College

    07/07/2015 9:42:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Willamette Week Newspaper ^ | July 7, 2015 | Nigel Jaquiss
    More than 10,000 students are expected to benefit from a last-minute bill passed by legislators this week that makes Oregon only the second state (after Tennessee) to offer free community college. The idea, according to state Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton), is that a lot of needy students who might like to attend community college are currently failing to apply for federal grants that could pay for much of their education. The new legislation, Senate Bill 81, offers a carrot: If eligible students apply for and receive federal grants for community college, Oregon will pay the balance of their tuition. The...
  • Cape Horn Fire near Bayview Idaho grows to 2,000 acres; Six homes destroyed

    07/06/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    KHQ Channel 6, Spokane ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer
    UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Monday: The Cape Horn Fire is now estimated to be around 2,000 acres. Crews have confirmed six homes have been destroyed, all on the eastern half of Cape Horn and containment is 0%. The fire spread rapidly overnight and evacuations have been issued by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in the Cape Horn and Bayview areas using reverse 911.
  • Some believe Obama is plotting to invade Texas as part of the Jade Helm exercise

    07/06/2015 10:47:06 AM PDT · by Marcus · 26 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 6, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Washington Post ventured down to Bastrop, Texas on Saturday and found an undetermined amount of people who fear that President Obama is plotting to impose martial law in the Lone Star State as part of a military operation called Jade Helm. Other citizens of Bastrop, mainly Democrats, said that this paranoia was racially motivated because the president is African American. It is unknown exactly how many people hold to these views.
  • Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SC: Rivals Unite In Response To Confederate Flag Supporters …

    07/05/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 3, 2015 | Will Folks
    It’s not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity – which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement. These sources tell us rival gang leaders are putting aside past differences – uniting and mobilizing in anticipation of upcoming pro-flag rallies being held at the State House. In fact they’re...
  • It Begins… Liberals Want Minnesota Flag Taken Down Because It Shows White Man Working

    07/05/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    It begins… Leftists want the Minnesota flag taken down because it shows white men working on a farm and an Indian with a spear. Seriously? The Star Tribune reported: “The Minnesota state flag depicts a white man as a hardworking, rugged individualist, and an Indian riding a horse and holding a spear. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the state’s history. A critical...
  • Live: Police Pursuit in Los Angeles

    07/03/2015 6:15:09 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 16 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 7/3/2015 | none
    Very dangerous pursuit in west LA.
  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • Hail, heavy rains pound Sierra Vista

    07/02/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Tuesday’s storm dropped marble-sized hailstones and more than an inch of rain on many parts of Sierra Vista, flooding streets and contributing to a rollover injury accident near the airport. It was just after 7 p.m. when Sierra Vista police received a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 90 near Airport Road.
  • Road Raging Muslim Forgets He’s In Texas, Gets Dose Of Southern Hospitality

    07/01/2015 4:49:58 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 84 replies
    madworldnews.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Robert Rich
    A road raging Muslim recently got a taste of Texas hospitality after spouting off at another driver. The incident took place in Houston, Texas, where two drivers reportedly became entangled in a verbal altercation over who had the right of way. For reasons still under investigation, 42-year-old Ziad Abu Naim – the Muslim — got out of his car “swinging” and approached the car of Robert Craig Klimek, 43. However, the chaos quickly ended as onlookers noted hearing a single pop. As it turns out, Klimek had shot Naim in the face, fully neutralizing the threat. Emergency services took the...
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • Donor Says Girl Scouts Can’t Use $100K Gift for Transgender Girls

    06/30/2015 1:23:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Seattle Met ^ | June 29, 2015 | Matthew Halverson
    So the organization gave the money back. And now they want your help. A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. “We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift,” says the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland. So when Ferland came back to the office earlier this spring and announced that she’d just landed a $100,000 donation, the place went mad. Not only did it represent nearly a quarter of the council’s annual fundraising goal, it would pay to send 500...
  • Pride Parade Celebrates Marriage, #LoveWins, As Protesters Call For New LGBTQ Goals (Blacks)

    06/29/2015 11:28:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Chicagoist ^ | June 29, 2015 | Rachel Cromidas
    An estimated over 1 million people turned out to cheer on Chicago's 46th Annual Pride Parade Sunday, which included at least three weddings and a guest appearance by the Stanley Cup. But the rainbow-bedazzled partiers also had their share of random mayhem, including a person who allegedly drove a car into the parade, a woman who attempted to streak in front of Rahm Emanuel on a public dare from a Greek billionaire and the much more pointed die-in protest staged by a handful of #blacklivesmatter activists to raise awareness about the perceived white-washing of the LGBTQ movement. With last Friday's...
  • University of Reading archaeologists to excavate the biggest henge in the country (Marden Henge)

    06/29/2015 10:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Trinity Mirror Southern - UK ^ | June 20, 2015 | Linda Fort
    Archaeologists from the University of Reading will start a three-year excavation on land between the prehistoric monuments of Stonehenge and Avenbury this summer. Exploring the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire is expected to reveal more about the lives of the people who worshipped at Stonehenge. The work will be done in collaboration with Historic England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Wiltshire Museum. The site is a barely explored archaeological region of huge international importance. The project will investigate Marden Henge. Built around 2400 BC Marden is the largest henge or Neolithic earthwork in the country and one of...
  • Trump in Chicago: Says he’s ‘100 percent correct’ about Mexicans, blasts U.S. as ‘laughingstock’

    06/29/2015 8:41:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times / The Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Sandra Guy and Bill Zwecker, AP
    Donald Trump brought his in-your-face presidential campaign to Chicago audience on Monday, declaring that if is he is elected, he would make America “rich,” stop illegal immigration and “knock out” federal health-care reform that the U.S. Supreme Court last week ruled the law of the land. And even as NBC became the latest network to sever its ties to Trump after he characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, Trump insisted he had nothing to apologize for, saying his remarks were “100 percent correct.”(continued)
  • Baltimore Mayor Set To Announce Expansion Of Summer Jobs For Youth

    06/24/2015 10:03:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | June 24, 2015 | Marcus Washington
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is set to announce the expansion of summer job opportunities for the youth on Wednesday. Officials say the annual goal is to offer 5,000 positions to youngsters through Baltimore’s YouthWorks program, which provides jobs to residents between the ages of 14 and 21. However, officials say this year they received nearly 8,000 applicants and are seeking funds to offer a paid experience to all who applied. On Wednesday, the mayor, along with other representatives will announce an update to the city’s efforts to those opportunities. Marcus Washington will have the latest on this story tonight on WJZ.
  • Florida Legislature must rein in power hungry Home Owners Associations

    06/22/2015 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Florida’s Legislature is poised to rein in that state’s out-of-control Home Owner Associations (HOA) and their legal and management firms with proposed bills in both houses of the legislature in Tallahassee. Passage of S 1308 and H 1263, sponsored by State Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla), 850-487-5011, and Representative Mike LaRosa (R-Saint Cloud) 850-717-5042, would put teeth in rules and regulations that govern just what these HOA Board of Directors (BOD) in gated communities can do and ARE doing to peaceful, law abiding middle class residents in single family homes. This urgently needed legislation would bring single family homeowners the same...