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  • Race Matters...To Racists

    06/03/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    In February 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder said America is a “nation of cowards” on race because we don’t talk about. So let’s talk about it. Voter ID Progressives are up in arms over the prospect of voters being required to show something at the polls they must show regularly to function as a productive member of society – a photo ID. It’s because progressives, particularly progressive Democrats, have a vested interest in preventing as many people as possible, especially minorities, from becoming productive members of society. Productive members of society – and those who aspire to be – don’t...
  • Results of MA Democratic Convention (the liar won)

    06/02/2012 2:15:53 PM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 2, 2012 | Bryan Jacoutot
    Results are trickling in. I’m having trouble finding any webpages with official results as of this moment, but the Twittersphere has reported that Elizabeth Warren received 95.77% of the vote. If this is confirmed, Warren will have successfully secured the Democratic nomination and won’t be forced into a primary battle. Official results to come as soon as they are available. WAJ UPDATE: It’s official, the delegates have deprived voters of a choice for the first time in history, and handed the nomination to Warren.
  • Exclusive: Eloped? Elizabeth Warren's Parents Married in Religious Ceremony

    06/01/2012 10:25:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/1/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Last night, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren claimed that her parents were forced to elope because her father’s family objected to her mother’s Native American heritage: "In the 1930s, when my parents got married, these were hard issues,’’ Warren said. “My father’s family so objected to my mother’s Native American heritage that my mother told me they had to elope. [emphasis added] Breitbart News has obtained a copy of what it believes to be Warrens' parents’ marriage certificate from Hughes County, Oklahoma, dated January 4, 1932. The marriage took place in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the county seat,...
  • Exclusive: Video Shows Elizabeth Warren Telling Tall Tale of 'Composite' Grandmother

    06/01/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/1/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A recently discovered video shows Elizabeth Warren telling another tall tale about her family. The day after she announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren told the convocation at the University of Massachusetts-Boston: "My grandmother drove a wagon in the land rush to settle territory out west. It was 1889, she was 15 years old…She lived to be 94, to see her youngest grandchild--that's me--graduate from college…". The only problem with this story is that it’s not true. Warren's maternal grandmother died in 1969, the year before Warren graduated from college, and her paternal grandmother was only...
  • Exclusive: Eloped? Elizabeth Warren's Parents Married in Religious Ceremony (Just can't stop lying)

    06/01/2012 11:13:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6-1-2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Last night, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren claimed that her parents were forced to elope because her father’s family objected to her mother’s Native American heritage: "In the 1930s, when my parents got married, these were hard issues,’’ Warren said. “My father’s family so objected to my mother’s Native American heritage that my mother told me they had to elope. [emphasis added] Breitbart News has obtained a copy of what it believes to be Warrens' parents’ marriage certificate from Hughes County, Oklahoma, dated January 4, 1932. The marriage took place in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the county seat,...
  • Elizabeth Warren challenged by Cherokee group (demand truth)

    05/31/2012 2:57:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/12 | MJ LEE
    Elizabeth Warren challenged by Cherokee groupBy MJ LEE | 5/30/12 3:07 PM EDT Updated: 5/30/12 9:47 PM EDT A group of Cherokees have organized and launched a website disputing Elizabeth Warren’s claims to Native American heritage. Some 150 people purporting to be “concerned” members and descendants of three Cherokee tribes have put up a new website called “Cherokees Demand Truth From Elizabeth Warren.” The group is demanding that the Massachusetts Senate candidate come clean about her heritage – a topic that has dominated media coverage of Warren’s bid again incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown ever since it was revealed that...
  • Warren discusses response to heritage questions

    06/01/2012 3:48:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | June 1, 2012 | by Bob Salsburg
    BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren says she didn't reveal until this week that she told past employers about her Native American ancestry because she needed more time to recall actions and events of years ago. In an interview on Friday with The Associated Press, Warren sought to address questions raised about her heritage, which has not been documented. She also explained why she had not revealed that she told Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania of her heritage. The Harvard Law School professor said she and her brothers were told as children their parents were...
  • Exclusive: Eloped? Elizabeth Warren's Parents Married in Religious Ceremony

    06/01/2012 2:16:45 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/01/12 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Last night, in an interview with the Boston Globe, Elizabeth Warren claimed that her parents were forced to elope because her father’s family objected to her mother’s Native American heritage: In the 1930s, when my parents got married, these were hard issues. My father’s family so objected to my mother’s Native American heritage that my mother told me they had to elope. [emphasis added] Breitbart News has obtained a copy of what it believes to be Warrens' parents’ marriage certificate from Hughes County, Oklahoma, dated January 4, 1932. The marriage took place in Holdenville, Oklahoma, the county seat, located approximately...
  • Elizabeth Warren Faces 5 Years in Jail for Faking Minority Status

    05/31/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT · by FormerACLUmember · 33 replies
    Federal Criminal Code ^ | various | Nameless Federal Bureaucrat(s)
    Elizabeth Warren faces 5 years in jail and a fine for her fake minority status, used to get jobs and tenure. Federal law provides in 18 U.S. Code § 1001: (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully– (1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact; (2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the...
  • Boy wins trip to Disney, gives it to fallen soldier’s family

    05/31/2012 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    A 9-year-old Massachusetts boy who earned an all-expenses-paid Disney World vacation through an innovative Facebook experiment gave the trip away to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
  • Warren says she told schools of heritage

    05/31/2012 5:58:13 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 38 replies
    Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren acknowledged for the first time late Wednesday night that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she was Native American, but she continued to insist that race played no role in her recruitment. “At some point after I was hired by them, I . . . provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement issued by her campaign. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’ Warren’s statement is her first acknowledgment...
  • Deval Patrick Endorses Elizabeth Warren

    05/31/2012 5:53:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Friend, I'm honored to receive Governor Deval Patrick's endorsement today. For the past six years, Governor Patrick has led Massachusetts with a strong belief in the importance of social justice, generational responsibility, and the politics of conviction, not convenience.I'm looking forward to working with Governor Patrick to level the playing field for middle class families and to give working people across the Commonwealth a fair shot at success. Thank you for being a part of this, Elizabeth -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- From: Deval L. Patrick Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Subject: Elizabeth Warren Dear Friend, Democrats are lucky to have two strong candidates...
  • Boy wins trip to Disney, gives it to fallen soldier’s family

    05/30/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/30/12 | Dylan Stableford
    A 9-year-old Massachusetts boy who earned an all-expenses-paid Disney World vacation through an innovative Facebook experiment gave the trip away to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan. Brendan Haas created the "Soldier for a Soldier" Facebook page in February. Inspired by the story of the guy who, through a series of trades, turned a paper clip into a house, Haas started with a toy soldier and eventually traded up to $900 worth of Disney gift certificates, airfare and hotel credits.
  • Gingrich: Obama an 'American-born job-killing president'

    05/29/2012 8:17:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    ksat.com/CNN ^ | May 29, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) - Newt Gingrich, speaking outside an event raising money for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, said the event's host, Donald Trump, was not distracting the Republican Party with his questions about the president's birth certificate. "Gov. Romney's not distracted," Gingrich said in Las Vegas. "The Republican Party's not distracted. We believe that this is an American-born job-killing president. Other people may believe that he was born somewhere else and still kills jobs, but that's an argument over background." Gingrich's comments came as Romney and Trump convened with campaign donors at Trump's International Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip...
  • NBC Worried About Romney Hanging Around With NBC Star Donald Trump

    05/29/2012 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kyle Drennan
    In an astonishing display of hypocrisy, NBC News repeatedly decried Mitt Romney using celebrity businessman Donald Trump to fundraise for his campaign. This is the same Donald Trump who hosts NBC reality shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice and who routinely appears on the Today show to promote those programs, including just last week. On Tuesday's Today, correspondent Peter Alexander declared that Trump "causes heartburn for some in the Republican Party because of his insistence on renewing questions about where the President was born." He later wrapped up his report by parroting Obama campaign talking points: "The Obama campaign...
  • Trump: A boost or detriment to Romney? (Video - Greta Sustern Interviews Trump about Obama's BC)

    05/29/2012 9:42:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | May 29th, 2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    'The Donald' responds to Obama campaign attack ads that revive his birther charges, his feud with George Will and his campaigning for Romney [my quick transcript of the 18 minute interview] Trump: ...This is not an issue that he enjoys... Sustern: But see, I think though that president Obama campaign actually enjoys that the issue gets pinned to you. Trump: I totally disagree with you. Sustern: I'll tell you why -- I'll tell you why. Because they released a statement, Stephanie Cutter, who is the deputy campaign manager, just released a very strong statement referring to you as talking about...
  • Springfield (MA) school condom policy to be discussed

    05/29/2012 2:24:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 11 replies
    The School Department’s new policy on making condoms available to students ages 12 or over will be subject to discussion at a public hearing Wednesday at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The event, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be held in the Mass Mutual Gallery Room, 1150 West Columbus Ave. Azell Cavaan, school spokeswoman, said all parents with children in the city’s public school system are invited to attend. The event is being held to “get input from people on how the policy will be implemented,” Cavaan said. The event is being co-sponsored by the...
  • Elizabeth Warren Is Not a Dumb Blonde

    05/29/2012 5:19:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Debra J. Saunders
    It's hard to figure who looks worse in this story, Elizabeth Warren or Harvard Law School's affirmative action policies. Warren is the former Harvard law professor whom President Barack Obama pegged to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now she is running as a Democratic challenger to Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass. Last month, the Boston Herald reported that in 1996, Harvard Law School touted the blond, blue-eyed Warren as proof that it hired "minority women." Then spokesman Mike Chmura wrote in The Harvard Crimson, "Elizabeth Warren is a Native American." In a 1997 Fordham University law review article, Chmura...
  • Romney Won't Repudiate Trump On Birther Issue

    05/28/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT · by rocco55 · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Steve Peoples
    Did Trump recently state that Obama was "born in Kenya and raised in Idonesia" ? SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney isn't taking a position on supporter Donald Trump's return to the controversy over where President Barack Obama was born. Romney said Monday evening that while he doesn't agree with all the people who support him, he appreciates their help to get him at least 50.1 percent of the vote in November. Romney's comments come about 24 hours before appearing at fundraiser in Las Vegas that Trump is hosting. Earlier this week Trump again stated that Obama...
  • In Massachusetts Senate Race, Top Democrat Has Rival (Warren has a challenger.)

    05/27/2012 10:16:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | ABBY GOODNOUGH
    As the lone Democrat seeking to challenge Elizabeth Warren in the Senate primary in Massachusetts, Marisa DeFranco has been ridiculed, admonished and, worst of all, ignored. But for the moment, Ms. DeFranco, an immigration lawyer with high energy and a scrappy band of volunteers, is enjoying a burst of momentum. She surprised party insiders by collecting enough valid signatures by the May 1 deadline — more than 10,000, gathered everywhere from town meetings to town dumps — to qualify for the Democratic primary on Sept. 6. If Ms. DeFranco clears one more hurdle — winning 15 percent of the delegate...
  • Barney Frank stuns commencement crowd during speech

    05/28/2012 7:16:21 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    WHDH-TV ^ | 5/28/12 | Victoria Block
    NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Democratic Representative Barney Frank raised eyebrows during his commencement speech at UMass Dartmouth when he referenced the Trayvon Martin case. Barney Frank, never at a loss for words, drew gasps from the commencement crowd at UMass Dartmouth where his good friend Hubie Jones was awarded an honorary doctorate -- complete with a degree and hood. "When they give you an honorary doctorate they give you one of these and Hubie, I think you now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you," Frank said during his speech. The crowd was stunned...
  • Barney Frank Makes Awkward Trayvon Martin ‘Hoodie’ Joke During Commmencement

    05/28/2012 2:27:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Barney Frank Makes Awkward Trayvon Martin ‘Hoodie’ Joke During Commmencement Barney Frank, the retiring Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, never known to speak anything but his mind, used his address to graduating seniors at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Sunday to make a cringe-inducing joke about hoodies. “I do want to acknowledge a man who has played a major role in diminishing inequality in Massachusetts,” said Frank, referring to the activist Hubie Jones. “He’s a great man and I’ve worked with Hubie for many years. You know he got an honorary degree today. You know when you get an honorary...
  • Obama sees warnings in North Carolina, Wisconsin, bright spot in New Mexico in race to 270

    05/28/2012 10:24:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    UP FOR GRABS (85): Colorado (9) — Long a reliable GOP state, but Colorado's conservative profile is changing. Young professionals and Hispanic voters were central to Obama's victory in 2008, but the sluggish economy has hurt his standing. Female voters in Denver's suburbs could play a big role. Florida (29) — Florida is the prime target for both campaigns. Obama won in 2008, but the housing crisis, high unemployment and gas prices are dogging him. Romney won the primary in January and has picked up the endorsement of GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Obama's organization has a large advantage. Iowa (6)...
  • Barney Frank Tells Black Degree Recipient He Hopes "No One Will Shoot At You" For Wearing A "Hoodie"

    05/28/2012 8:45:16 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 53 replies
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was one of several speakers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth undergraduate commencement that took place this Sunday. Frank was also one of two people that received the Chancellor's Distinguished Service Medal at the event. However, Congressman Frank made a controversial comment about Hubie Jones, a black recipient of an honorary doctorate, that elicited an audible gasp from the audience. In reference to the Trayvon Martin case, Frank said "you now got a hoodie you can wear and no one will shoot at you." After the audience reacted, Frank said, "I think you'll feel, I hope,...
  • Barney Frank Just Ripped You Off

    05/28/2012 5:42:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2012 | John Ransom
    I just finished reading Brian Sullivan’s Reform battles rollback as Romney pledges to repeal Obama's financial regulations regarding the differences between Romney and Obama on the financial services regulations known as Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sullivan’s piece is mostly what you would expect from a mainstream media outlet. It’s a topical check list of “On the one hand Romney wants, on the other hand Obama says…” that is just a series of campaign infomercials disguised as balanced analysis. (Please see my personal plea at the end of this article for USA Cares this Memorial Day- and please... give generously)     And it illustrates what’s really...
  • Obama's Last Line of Defense

    05/27/2012 12:24:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 24, 2012 | Ronald Brownstein
    The new round of national and state surveys this week generally showing President Obama clinging to a tenuous advantage over Republican Mitt Romney reinforce the conclusion that socially liberal, upscale white women may stand as the president's indispensable line of defense in his struggle for reelection. Both the national ABC/Washington Post survey released earlier this week, and the NBC/Marist Polls released Thursday in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida show Obama retaining preponderant support among minority voters who were critical to his 2008 victory. Conversely, in almost all of the surveys, Obama faces a consistent pattern of erosion...
  • Former Harvard Admin Throws Warren Under the Bus

    05/27/2012 10:24:48 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 35 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ezra Dulis
    Elizabeth Warren can no longer count the Harvard University administrator who listed her as "Native American" among her advocates in the unfolding scandal of her professed minority heritage. In the reaction to the Boston Globe's controversial article on Harvard's EEOC reports which listed Elizabeth Warren as a Native American, one particular revelation has gone largely unnoticed. Alan Ray, the former administrator who filed diversity reports during Warren's tenure, distances the university from any responsibility for erroneously listing her as a Native American.
  • Little-Known Democratic Challenger Emerges in Massachusetts Senate Race

    05/26/2012 11:54:51 AM PDT · by abb · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | Abby Goodnough
    MIDDLETON, Mass. — As the lone Democrat seeking to challenge Elizabeth Warren in the Senate primary in Massachusetts, Marisa DeFranco has been ridiculed, admonished and, worst of all, ignored. But for the moment, Ms. DeFranco, an immigration lawyer with high energy and a scrappy band of volunteers, is enjoying a burst of momentum. She surprised party insiders by collecting enough valid signatures by the May 1 deadline — more than 10,000, gathered everywhere from town meetings to town dumps — to qualify for the Democratic primary on Sept. 6. If Ms. DeFranco clears one more hurdle — winning 15 percent...
  • Springfield(MA) man frustrated with overgrown grass at city park pays contractor to mow it

    05/26/2012 2:29:15 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    The ragged-looking grass growing up around the veterans’ monument in the center of Avalon Park was getting on Ron Davis’ nerves. That’s why on Friday Davis, who lives across from the park on Revere Street with his wife Barbara, paid a contractor $175 from his own pocket to cut the grass in time for Memorial Day. “I’m not angry at the city,” Davis said. “I just got sick of looking at it.” Patrick J. Sullivan, director of Springfield parks, buildings and recreation management, said he’s also sick of looking at unkempt parks. But budget constraints have forced him to prioritize....
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves new 20-year license for Pilgrim

    05/25/2012 2:04:44 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has voted to renew the license of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth for another 20 years. The agency announced Friday that it has authorized staff to renew the license before it expires on June 8. The NRC voted 3-1 for relicensing, with outgoing chairman Gregory Jaczko the only no vote. Gov. Deval Patrick called the NRC’s decision "extremely troubling." He and other officials sought to delay relicensing until pending safety and environmental concerns were resolved. The NRC says the plant is safe, and the 6 ˝ year review of Pilgrim’s application was the lengthiest...
  • Filings add to questions on Warren’s ethnic claims

    05/25/2012 5:25:49 AM PDT · by bjc · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/25/2011 | Mary Carmichael
    But for at least six straight years during Warren’s tenure, Harvard University reported in federally mandated diversity statistics that it had a Native American woman in its senior ranks at the law school. According to both Harvard officials and federal guidelines, those statistics are almost always based on the way employees describe themselves. ... The administrator responsible for Harvard Law School’s faculty diversity statistics from 1996 to 2004, the period in question, was Alan Ray, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who, like Warren, has fair skin, blue eyes, and Oklahoma roots. But Ray, now president of Elmhurst College in...
  • Obama's EEOC Goes After Coffee Chain For Hiring Too Many Attractive Women

    05/25/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT · by suspects · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Some advice to the folks at Marylou’s coffee chain, now under investigation by the EEOC, on how to fight back: Start laughing. Back during the Clinton years the EEOC went after Hooters for its alleged hiring bias (we all remember how hard Bill Clinton was on women... uh, let me re-phrase that). Hooters refused to hire men to wear the infamous “orange short-shorts and white tank-top” ensemble. The EEOC spent four years pressuring them to hire male waiters, which would have ruined the Hooters concept. Hooters tried reasoning and logic. As one would expect when dealing with bureaucrats, they failed...
  • Obama's EEOC Goes After Coffee Chain For Hiring Too Many Attractive Women

    05/25/2012 5:52:26 AM PDT · by suspects · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Some advice to the folks at Marylou’s coffee chain, now under investigation by the EEOC, on how to fight back: Start laughing. Back during the Clinton years the EEOC went after Hooters for its alleged hiring bias (we all remember how hard Bill Clinton was on women . . . uh, let me re-phrase that). Hooters refused to hire men to wear the infamous “orange short-shorts and white tank-top” ensemble. The EEOC spent four years pressuring them to hire male waiters, which would have ruined the Hooters concept. Hooters tried reasoning and logic. As one would expect when dealing with bureaucrats, they...
  • Filings raise more questions on Warren’s ethnic claims

    US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has said she was unaware that Harvard Law School had been promoting her purported Native American heritage until she read about it in a newspaper several weeks ago. But for at least six straight years during Warren’s tenure, Harvard University reported in federally mandated diversity statistics that it had a Native American woman in its senior ranks at the law school. According to both Harvard officials and federal guidelines, those statistics are almost always based on the way employees describe themselves. In addition, both Harvard’s guidelines and federal regulations for the statistics lay out a...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Mom says I'm Native American (I bet "mom" also told her she was smart)

    05/25/2012 4:27:10 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/25/2012 | By MJ LEE
    An exasperated Elizabeth Warren told reporters Thursday that she’s certain about her Native American roots “because my mother told me so.” Surrounded by a group of reporters, the Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate was repeatedly questioned about why she hasn’t produced documentation to prove that she is part Native American. After several minutes of grilling, Warren said, “I am proud of my family and I am proud of my heritage.” “And does it include Indian background?” one reporter asked, according to the first report by masslive.com that was aired on several local Boston TV stations
  • Eduardo Alementa Torres [illegal alien]: Arrested for 6th DUI in Massachusetts

    05/25/2012 5:01:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 19, 2012 | Dave Gibson
    On Thursday, Milford police arrested Tigoberto Orellano-Alonso, 25, after he was witnessed driving erratically on South Bow Street. The Mexican national was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol as well as driving without a license. . . According to a police report, Orellano-Alonso led the arresting officer on a short chase and failed to fully cooperate when stopped. An open container of alcohol was also observed inside the vehicle. . . In light of several recent incidents, it would seem that Massachusetts’ roads have become very dangerous . . Denice was hit and dragged close to a...
  • Another taxing problem for Elizabeth Warren

    05/25/2012 4:17:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-25-12 | Howie Carr
    If there’s any politician that infuriates me more than a carpetbaggin’, recipe-stealing fake Indian, it’s one that unloads her imported BMW 528i just before announcing her candidacy, and then doesn’t even bother to pay the automobile excise tax on her campaign’s new Ford Escape. Yes, Comrade Warren, I’m talking about you. A BMW — how tenured Harvard Law is it? She’d owned it since early 2000, but it had to go. After all, she’s a “fight-ah,” as her new TV ad says. So adios BMW and hello used 2008 Ford — hybrid, of course — which is registered to her...
  • Elizabeth Warren says she knows she is part Native American 'because my mother told me so'(Barf)

    05/24/2012 2:18:59 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 74 replies
    Masslive.com ^ | May 24, 2012 | Shira Schoenberg
    Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said Thursday that she knows she has Native American ancestry because her mother told her so. Warren’s comments came after nearly four minutes of tense back and forth between Warren and Fox 25 reporter Sharman Sacchetti and 7News reporter Andy Hiller. As both reporters questioned Warren about why she listed herself as a minority in law directories, Warren refused to answer, saying she had already answered questions about her background. Finally, Warren said, “I am proud of my family and I am proud of my heritage.” Hiller followed up: “Does it include an Indian background?”...
  • Marylou’s hit with discrimination inquiry

    05/24/2012 11:52:42 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 05/24/2012 | John Zaremba and O’Ryan Johnson
    South Shore coffee chain Marylou’s is singing the blues over a federal employment-discrimination investigation, crying foul that the feds are going after its long-standing practice of hiring bubbly young bombshells to peddle the shop’s trademark joe. Company vice president Ronnie Sandry told the Herald that Marylou’s hiring is limited by its pool of applicants, who tend to be young women from the heavily white South Shore. ‘When you’re hiring a police officer, certain people show up,” Sandry said. “When you’re hiring a Patriots cheerleader, certain people show up. When we’re hiring, certain people apply, and we have no control over...
  • Mother sues Harvard in son’s shooting

    05/24/2012 11:00:03 AM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    The mother of a Cambridge man fatally shot inside a Harvard University residence hall in 2009 is suing the school and its officials, alleging that Harvard negligently allowed the mastermind of the killing to operate a “criminal enterprise’’ in the dormitory that resulted in the killing. Denise Cosby filed the wrongful death suit in Middlesex Superior Court last week, saying that the university and its officials failed to protect her son, ­Justin Cosby, 21. He was shot inside Kirkland Hall May 18, 2009, when a drug rip-0ff turned violent. In a joint phone interview Wednesday, Denise Cosby’s attorneys, Issac H....
  • Molests Your Poodle

    05/24/2012 6:49:11 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 113 replies
    Free Republic original content | 5/24/2012 | By Lazamataz
    My Native-American name, from now on, is "Molests Your Poodle." You see, I have recently discovered that I am American Indian -- Cherokee, to be precise. How did I come to know that I had this wonderful new heritage? Simple: I read Ben Quigly's article about Elizabeth Warren (who is running for the Senate in Massachusetts), in which he defends her claim to be of Cherokee heritage. Ben produces no evidence that Ms. Warren actually does have Cherokee blood in her veins. In fact, he seems to concede she has none. However, he states that in some metaphysical way, that...
  • Elizabeth Warren pulls even with Scott Brown in new poll

    05/23/2012 9:37:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 23, 2012 | Michael Levenson
    Elizabeth Warren, emerging from what many consider the roughest patch yet in her Senate campaign, has pulled into a virtual tie with US Senator Scott Brown, according to a new Suffolk University/7News poll. Warren, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has the support of 47 percent of likely voters in Massachusetts, compared to 48 percent for Brown, a dead heat in a poll with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
  • Chinese National Charged with Illegal Export of Sensitive Technology to China

    05/23/2012 6:51:46 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | May 23, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts
    BOSTON—A Chinese national in Massachusetts on business was arrested for illegally supplying U.S. origin parts to end-users in China in violation of U.S. export laws. Qiang Hu, a/k/a Johnson Hu, 47, was charged in a complaint with conspiracy to violate the Export Administration Regulations and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. The complaint, originally filed on May 18, was unsealed after Hu’s arrest at his hotel in North Andover yesterday. The complaint alleges that Hu has been the sales manager at MKS Instruments Shanghai Ltd. (MKS-Shanghai) since 2008. MKS-Shanghai is the Shanghai sales office of MKS Instruments Inc. (MKS), which...
  • T cop caught napping on the job

    05/23/2012 10:36:37 AM PDT · by massmike · 4 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 05/23/2012 | Rich Weir
    A 29-year veteran transit cop is facing disciplinary action for dozing on the job while posted at a substation serving the Mattapan high speed line and Blue Hill Avenue buses, according to MBTA police. Transit Police staff discovered a picture of the sleeping officer posted on Twitter last night around 9:40 p.m. and immediately dispatched a supervisor to the station located on River Street in Mattapan, said Deputy Transit Police Chief Joseph O’Connor. “When the supervisor got there minutes later he found the officer alert and attending to his duties,” O’Connor said. “The officer, who regularly staffed the front desk...
  • GOP’s Worst Nightmare: Electoral Stalemate, Constitutional crisis

    05/23/2012 7:04:42 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 23, 2012 | Michael Medved
    This column originally appeared in THE DAILY BEAST. In looking ahead toward the November election, Republican strategists should take proactive steps to avoid a damaging, dangerous conclusion to the presidential race and to prevent the very real chance that Mitt Romney will win the Electoral College even while losing the popular vote badly to Barack Obama. The problem stems from the lopsided margins President Obama will surely pile up in a few uncontested states with big populations, including California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts. Mr. Romney, meanwhile, will prevail by comparable margins in only relatively small states: Utah, Idaho, the...
  • Video: Bain’s not a bad company, says … Deval Patrick?

    05/22/2012 6:19:51 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 2 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MAY 21, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The problem isn’t with private equity or, er, “raping” companies, he says, it’s simply a matter of challenging Romney’s claim of being a job creator. Which, of course, is a lie: Go back and watch Obama’s brutal ad about GST Steel, replete with a worker comparing Romney and Bain to a “vampire.” It’s an attack on Romney’s character, not his job-creating prowess, which is in keeping with the whole tenor of the battle over Bain. Ostensibly it’s an argument over employment numbers but in reality each side wants something deeper out of it. Romney wants voters to come away thinking...
  • Deval Patrick defends Bain

    05/22/2012 4:56:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 22, 2012 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) defended Bain in an interview with CNN Tuesday, saying, “I respect what Bain does and its role in the free market system.” KING: [Clyburn] said Bain Capital rapes companies. He says he can’t support companies that go around “raping companies.” PATRICK: Look, the question is whether Mitt Romney has what it takes—the preparation and the experience and the empathy—to serve as president of the United States. It’s not about whether Bain is good or bad. I have friends at Bain; I have friends who supported the other candidate in my own campaigns. I respect what...
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers will pay $126K fine for violating Clean Air Act at Hatfield (MA) facility

    05/22/2012 4:49:55 PM PDT · by matt04 · 3 replies
    C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. has agreed to pay a $126,700 penalty for claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act when a gas leak sickened workers at its North Hatfield Road warehouse, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reports. "We appreciate the opportunity to finalize this agreement and close the door on this event that occurred five years ago," Bryan T. Granger, a vice president in C&S's legal department, said, referring to the May 2007 incident. C&S is a major supplier to supermarket chains in the northeast. The Keene, N.H.-based company did not admit to any liability, but did agree to audit...
  • The Hill: Elizabeth Warren Really Is Part Indian...in 'Mythical Terms'

    Bernie Quigley of The Hill has written himself into the laughstock status by his incredibly laughable excuse for Elizabeth Warren's false claim to be part Indian. According to Quigley, paleface Warren really wasn't lying about her ancestry. Why? I have placed Quigley's bizarre rationale below the fold so you have a chance to put down your drinks to prevent the drenching of your monitors when you read it: ...Warren's claim to be "part Indian" is correct in mythical terms. "...In the heartland it is almost universal for those who have been there for a few generations to claim Indian blood;...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Indian Love Call (Best parody yet IMHO ... Free Republic mentioned in credits)

    05/22/2012 12:39:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2012
    Right Wing Nut set-up down drink and click-em Pic-of-Squaw for heap big Haw Haw.