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  • 'Back in the Game': Rep. Steve Scalise's new book details recovery from ball field shooting

    11/02/2018 11:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has written a book detailing his experience being shot at a congressional baseball practice, and the recovery process. (Center Street Books/ Hachette Book Group ) A new book by shooting survivor Rep. Steve Scalise is hitting bookstores in mid-November. In “Back in the Game: One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life,” the Louisiana Republican — who was gravely wounded by a lone gunman during a baseball practice last year — talks about his journey to recovery.
  • Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in...

    10/31/2018 6:31:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2018 5:00 PM | Lauretta Brown
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went after President Trump Tuesday while he was campaigning for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). He called Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history." Sanders told the crowd that Democratic campaign staffers across the country “are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.” Unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders said earlier this week...
  • Man arrested for trying to steal Magna Carta

    10/26/2018 7:14:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 26, 2018 | Staff and Agencies
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral. Wiltshire police said the 45-year-old was arrested on Thursday after alarms were triggered by an attempt to smash the glass box in which the artefact was displayed. A man matching witnesses’ descriptions was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage. Police said he remained in custody. The document was not damaged in the incident. Magna Carta, one of the most significant documents in British history, is a peace treaty that was sealed by King John in...
  • Tourist from Louisiana..tells of the moment he nabs thief who tried to steal the..Magna Carta [tr]

    10/27/2018 5:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Sebastian Murphy-bates and Charlie Bayliss
    An American tourist who tackled a knife-wielding thief trying to steal a Ł20million Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral has spoken about his heroics. Matt Delacambre managed to hold onto the hooded man until security were able to arrive and apprehend the suspect. The 56-year-old said: 'I couldn't let him get away with it. The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in the world.'
  • A bombastic 'Cajun John Wayne' in Louisiana, Clay Higgins keeps his head down in Washington

    10/23/2018 12:49:32 AM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    The Advocate (Acadiana Edition) ^ | Feb 24, 2018 - 12:45 pm | BY BRYN STOLE
    WASHINGTON — When the tough-talking former St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and viral Crime Stoppers video star Clay Higgins declared his candidacy for Congress late in the 2016 race, he described campaigning for Congress as "descending into the belly of the beast." "I'm descending as a soldier by the will of the people, descending as a warrior armed with the Constitution," Higgins — with a cowboy hat on his head and a chrome-plated semi-automatic pistol strapped to his hip — declared to news cameras and a smattering of supporters.
  • AT&T to hold hiring event in Lafayette (100 jobs at $33,540 in Louisiana)

    10/22/2018 3:43:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KADN-V ^ | October 22, 2018
    AT&T* is holding an open house hiring event to fill 100 full-time call center representative positions as a result the company’s continued investment in Louisiana. Full-time call center representatives can make up to $33,540 annually with additional performance bonuses. AT&T employs more than 3,900 people in the state of Louisiana and is committed to diversity and veteran recruiting. AT&T offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401 (k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and work/life resources. For the fastest experience, it is recommended that you apply online and complete the assessment prior to the hiring event by visiting http://work.att.jobs/lafayettecsr....
  • Teen Filmed Sex with Teacher During Pep Rally, Say Police

    10/16/2018 11:10:10 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2018 | Merrill Hooe
    Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom. Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with the 16-year-old Port Barre High School student, according to KATC. Apparently, the teen recorded their pep rally tryst on his cell phone and, subsequently, shared it with other students. On October 11, school administrators began to hear rumors about the purported sexual misconduct. They...
  • Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt

    10/15/2018 7:48:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 14 October 2018 | Sophie Law
    Anarchy in the USA: Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt as he puffs on a cigarette before a gig in New Orleans John Lyden, best known as Johnny rotten, was spotted wearing the Trump shirt He looked dishevelled as he puffed on a cigarette ahead of a New Orleans gig The Sex Pistols frontman has publicly supported the controversial president Former Sex Pistols frontman has been causing anarchy in the USA after he was caught sporting a Make America Great Again T-shirt as he puffed on a cigarette. John Lyden, best known for his alter...
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

    10/08/2018 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Oct 2018 | Kevin Sack and John Schwartz
    In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail...
  • Raw Story senior editor says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot (ComDem Hate)

    10/08/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2018 (Monday) | Jessica Chasmar
    A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.Martin Cizmar, a former Daily News-Record reporter who now covers politics for The Raw Story, started his rant against Mr. Scalise after the Republican congressman denounced the “vicious threats” sent to senators and their families after confirming Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Boo boo little baby https://t.co/HInJ6Yidh5 — 🎩Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) October...
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Sen. John Kennedy to Blasey Ford’s lawyers: ‘Hide your head in a bag for the rest of your lives’

    09/28/2018 12:15:40 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 41 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/28/18 | USA Features
    Shame: Sen. John Kennedy slammed Democrats and the lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual abuse 35-plus years ago, for leaking details of a letter she wrote and sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in confidence over the summer. Kennedy, R-La., said whoever leaked the letter to the press should hide their faces in shame for the rest of their lives in comments aimed at Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Left-wing hack attorneys they hired to ‘represent’ Ford.
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy challenges anti-Kavanaugh protester: 'You know it's unfair'

    10/03/2018 2:10:52 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy pushed back against a protester this week after she confronted him about his unwavering support for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. The Louisiana senator was walking down a Senate Office hallway Monday when a liberal activist and former Bernie Sanders staffer accused him of supporting a rapist. “Why wouldn’t I support Kavanaugh?” Mr. Cassidy asked, according to a video tweeted by The Daily Caller’s reporter-at-large Benny Johnson. “Because rapists are bad,” the protester responded.
  • Schiff: There is legal precedent for impeaching sitting officials over prior criminal conduct

    10/03/2018 11:47:25 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/18 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said sitting officials can be impeached for prior criminal conduct, citing a recent legal precedent. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) made the remarks after he was asked at a Washington event at the Brookings Institution about whether a sitting president can be prosecuted for federal crimes that he or she committed before taking office.Schiff pointed to a 2010 case in which the Senate voted to impeach Thomas Porteous Jr., who was a Louisiana federal district court judge at the time. Schiff said the Senate convicted him on four articles of impeachment...
  • Voters in most Southern states expected to back GOP in midterms: poll

    10/02/2018 4:48:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Voters in most Southern states are expected to back Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. The poll found that voters in most Southern states are more likely to support a Republican for Congress than the nation as a whole, with 48 percent of Southerners saying they would vote for a GOP candidate if the midterms were held today compared to 43 percent that would back Democrats. Forty-nine percent of voters nationally would vote for a Democratic candidate if the elections were held right now while 42 percent would vote for a Republican,...
  • Cost to widen Interstate 10 will exceed $360M earmarked for project

    09/28/2018 11:10:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | September 26, 2018 | Stephanie Riegel
    While there’s been much discussion about the pending plan to widen Interstate 10 through Baton Rouge, the $360 million earmarked for the project is not expected to cover all four phases of the work. Following a speech to the Baton Rouge Rotary Club today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said state officials are confident the first two phases of the project—first widening and replacing the aging elevated portions of the highway from the I-10/I-110 merge to the City Park Lakes, then replacing the bridges over the lakes—can be completed within four years using federal Grant Anticipation...
  • Mom, girlfriend charged in fiery killing of 7-month-old son

    09/27/2018 4:09:45 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    Cox Media Group via WSB-TV ^ | September 26, 2018 | Crystal Bonvillian
    NATCHITOCHES, La. - A Louisiana woman is accused of asking her girlfriend to kidnap and kill her 7-month-old son in July, a crime carried out when the boy was doused with gasoline and burned to death. Levi Cole Ellerbe died hours after suffering second- and third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body, according to the Alexandria Town Talk. The boy’s mother, Hannah Nicole Barker, was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing, at which Lt. Jeremy Swisher, with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office, laid out the case against Barker. Barker, 23, is charged as a principal to first-degree...
  • College students hoping to create new interstate from Texas to Georgia

    09/15/2018 10:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The LaGrange Daily News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Alicia B. Hill
    A group of college students is working together with lawmakers and communities to try to make the route to locations throughout the southeast a little shorter by using Interstate 14 to connect Killeen, Texas, with Columbus, Georgia. The idea started when Frank Lumpkin was in high school, taking part in Youth Leadership Columbus. While taking part in the class, he said he realized that the city needed more infrastructure to succeed, and he said he has been working on the project ever since. “From the moment I saw this robust transportation network that linked the southern military instillations, would address...
  • Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh

    09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/10/2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24 Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments. In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2....