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  • Armed carjacking foiled when teen didn't know how to drive manual transmission, authorities say

    08/23/2017 8:21:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws
    Quinderris Brown Quinderris Brown (Jefferson County Jail) A teen is under arrest after authorities say he tried to rob a man of his car - and other things - but couldn't carry through with it because he didn't know how to drive the vehicle. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday announced formal charges against 17-year-old Quinderris Brown. He is charged as an adult with first-degree robbery. The holdup happened on Aug. 18. Deputies about 4:30 p.m. that day responded to the 2300 block of Fourth Street N.W. to investigate a report of a robbery. Chief Deputy Randy Christian said...
  • Vanity: Mother Brings Toddler to Violent Phoenix Protests (NSFW language)

    08/23/2017 7:56:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANITY / Social Media
  • McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

    08/23/2017 7:51:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2017 4:22 PM EDT
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about “shared goals” and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are “clearly not part of the conversation.” McConnell says priorities include tax overhaul, spending and other bills. The Kentucky Republican released the statement Wednesday during a rocky period between the two leaders. …
  • Keith Olberman Engages in More Trump-Russia Collusion Resignation Porn

    08/23/2017 7:47:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 23, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    So what sort of fringe crazies are still clutching to Russia Russia Russia? Well, apparently, Keith Olbermann is grasping at completely laughable straws in the desperate hope that it will soon lead to Trump's departure. He so badly needs it that his promotion of that conspiracy theory, that even Jake Tapper seems to have backed away from it, could best be described as Resignation Porn. Here is Olbermann's August 22 'Resistance' video in which he feigns certainty that Trump's resignation is just around the corner:So what sort of fringe crazies are still clutching to Russia Russia Russia? Well, apparently, Keith Olbermann...
  • McConnell's PAC launches viscious attack ad against Kelli Ward hours after Trump offers her support

    08/23/2017 7:41:01 PM PDT · by OldGuard1 · 27 replies
    Senate Leadership PAC ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Senate Leadership PAC
    I'll let the ad speak for itself...
  • Allies use Trump assassination wish scandal to fundraise for Missouri Dem

    08/23/2017 7:35:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/23/2017 | Alex Pappas
    scandal to fundraise for Missouri Dem Alex Pappas By Alex Pappas Published August 23, 2017 Fox News Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and then deleted a comment on Facebook that said she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination. The Democratic Senator says she didn't mean what she posted Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, but was frustrated with the president's reaction to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Va Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and then...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • Media bias: another article about children in poverty makes absolutely no mention of their father

    08/23/2017 7:23:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 23, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Media bias: once again, a news article about a financially struggling single mother trying to raise her children makes absolutely no mention of their father The Guardian recently published this article about a single mother who is having financial troubles as she tries to raise her two children on the salary that she gets from working at a fast food restaurant.As is always the case with articles like this, the article makes absolutely no mention of the children’s father. (I have written about this media irresponsibility before – see here and here.)In this particular case, the article refers to the woman...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump vs. crooks, liars and the liberal media

    08/23/2017 7:17:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    President Trump’s speech in Phoenix brought out the usual cast of misfits and miscreants. And no, I’m not just referring to the “Antifa” anarchists who were, for the most part, denied their typical practice of wielding clubs, hurling feces, throwing rocks, setting vehicles ablaze and destroying buildings. I’m talking about chronic Trump critics like James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence. Spouting off on CNN immediately after the speech, Clapper said he questioned the president’s “fitness to be in this office." Clapper seems to be making a career out of trashing Trump. He’s like a guy who can’t resist...
  • Thomas Jefferson, ‘emblem of white supremacy,’ targeted in UVa. students’ list of demands

    08/23/2017 7:15:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    University of Virginia students have issued a list of demands regarding a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus because his visage allegedly serves as “an emblem of white supremacy.” President Trump asked reporters on Aug. 15 if violence in Charlottesville over historical monuments would inspire campaigns against the nation’s third present. A coalition of minority student groups answered his call less than one week later with a list of demands for administrators. The Minority Rights Coalition hosted a “March to Reclaim Our Grounds” on Aug. 21, at which point they revealed a ten-point ultimatum obtained by Campus Reform on Wednesday....
  • DHS asks State Department to suspend visas for countries who won't accept US-deported citizens

    08/23/2017 6:50:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Trump administration is considering suspending the visas of some citizens in countries who have "refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals," according to multiple reports Wednesday evening. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have refused to take back people in the U.S. who are in the country illegally and been cleared by immigration courts for removal, according to the Washington Times. DHS requested in a letter to the State Department that it suspend visas to some citizens from the four countries, though it's not known who would be affected. "When we receive such notification, the...
  • Reuters Made Two Unbelievable Screw Ups On The Robert Lee ESPN Story

    08/23/2017 6:47:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    Reuters’ Twitter account claimed ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee was a doppelgänger and namesake of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in two separate, but inaccurate, Wednesday tweets. Confederate General Lee namesake pulled from upcoming University of Virginia football broadcast: — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017 Confederate General Lee doppelganger pulled from upcoming University of Virginia football broadcast: — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 23, 2017 Reuters issued a “clarification” moments after incorrectly suggesting the ESPN broadcaster was named after Gen. Robert E. Lee. The clarifying tweet failed to address their separate implication that the Asian...
  • Protesters at Trump's Phoenix rally used gas canisters, rocks to assault police

    08/23/2017 6:39:30 PM PDT · by topher · 22 replies ^ | 23-Aug-2017
    A group of anti-Trump demonstrators used gas canisters, rocks and bottles to assault police Tuesday night and create havoc at what officials said was mostly a peaceful protest in Phoenix. Video captured by a local reporter also shows a smoking object being thrown at police while hundreds of officers attempted to keep order at a rally after President Trump's speech at the Phoenix Convention Center had ended. Video appears to show demonstrators throw canisters at police
  • Phoenix President Trump Speech, my personal observations of the event.

    08/23/2017 6:29:27 PM PDT · by Nateman · 45 replies
    Me ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | nateman
    I checked out the Lamestream Media coverage this morning . As you already know , it was, as they might have phrased it in their PC speech, “Reality Challenged”. Might start calling them 'Unhinged Media' now. The latest smearstorm is that Trump is crazy and must go. Perhaps some of the media are so divorced from reality they've actually gone off the deep end. My take is they are just following orders handed down to them from the “Ministry of Truth”. ( A little ”Orwellian” speak there, our modern Ministry of Truth is probably more like a mental orgy where...
  • What Dak Prescott does with a cup during a game could reveal about his character

    08/23/2017 6:17:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    cbs sports ^ | Nov 2016 | Will Brinson
    The Cowboys quarterback is no slouch -- and apparently a stickler for details NOTE: there is a short video at the site Let's dive in on some armchair psychiatry on a Monday morning following a Cowboys victory that made it quite clear just how much this team really is Dak Prescott's. Tony Romo is a wonderful person and a wonderful quarterback, but the torch has been passed. And there was a brief moment on the sideline of Sunday's game against the Ravens where you could argue that Prescott's character was revealed in a very small and subtle way. The Cowboys...
  • Outed CIA agent trying to buy Twitter so she can cancel Trump’s account [Plame]

    08/23/2017 6:08:57 PM PDT · by Fedora · 68 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 08/23/2017 | Kat Shepherd
    Valerie Plame Wilson, the undercover CIA operations officer unmasked in July 2003, wants to buy a controlling share of Twitter. Her reason for doing so is to prevent President Trump from using the social media platform.Plame Wilson was an undercover operative specializing in weapons of mass destruction for the CIA before influential columnist Robert D. Novak exposed her and her husband, Joseph Wilson. Plame Wilson had previously been critical of then President George W. Bush’s statements about Iraq’s purchase of nuclear weapons-grade uranium and accused members of the Bush administration of conspiring to destroy her career by breaking a 1982...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ REMEMBERING OUR TROOPS! ~ 24 August 2017

    08/23/2017 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 66 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ HITTING THE BEACH Marines exit an amphibious vehicle during Rim of the Pacific 2016, a maritime exercise in Hawaii, July 30, 2016. The Marines, assigned to Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, launched from the USS San Diego. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Casbarro Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. TAKE-DOWN TRAINING Sailors practice take-down maneuvers in the security training classroom of the...
  • Judge Roy Moore won’t support Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader

    08/23/2017 5:59:33 PM PDT · by 198ml · 27 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8/23/17 | Chrid Pandolfo
    Former Alabama state Chief Justice Roy Moore tells Conservative Review that should he successfully win his Senate race, he would vote against Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., remaining Senate majority leader. With a little over four weeks until Alabama’s GOP primary runoff, Moore holds a commanding lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange, according to the latest poll. The McConnell-affiliated Senate Leadership Fund super PAC has dumped millions into keeping the unelected Strange in office. In the initial GOP primary, Moore ended in first place, with nearly 39 percent of the vote. Strange was second, with around 33 percent of the votes...
  • Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

    08/23/2017 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 23, 2017 | 7:28 AM | Hillary Russ
    Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. Nearly two months without a budget, Connecticut is getting crushed by a burdensome debt load that has squeezed spending and amplified legislative discord. State lawmakers must agree on a biennial budget soon or else Governor Dannel Malloy’s executive order to slash state aid to municipalities and eliminate school funding for some districts will go into effect in October. The state faces a $3.5 billion deficit over the...
  • White House gains 'a lot more eagles' with renovation

    08/23/2017 5:36:04 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    A near-finished renovation of the White House's West Wing brought in new art and furniture, including "a lot more eagles," an interior designer told a group of reporters during a tour Wednesday. A dozen 19th century engraved chairs with claw feet are scattered throughout rooms and halls in the reoccupied office wing, and perched in the large Roosevelt Room are two eagle carvings that are more than three feet tall. "In terms of eagles as a motif, you're going to start seeing a lot more eagles throughout the West Wing— it's a very patriotic symbol," said designer John Botello, a...