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  • Michael Moore, movie-making critic of capitalism, has nine homes [$50 million net worth]

    07/26/2014 1:44:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Filmmaker Michael Moore, the outspoken political activist whose documentary-style movies frequently condemn capitalism, reportedly owns nine different homes — including a $2 million mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan. The Smoking Gun first reportedMr. Moore’s house collection. Among Mr. Moore’s homes are the 10,000-square-foot lakefront residence in Michigan and a condominium in Manhattan that was once split into three separate condos, the Detroit News reported. He also owns seven other residences at various locations. Mr. Moore’s holdings were revealed in divorce papers from his wife of 22 years, Kathy Glynn. CelebrityNetWorth.com lists the couple’s collective wealth at $50 million.
  • Microsoft Announces 18,000 Layoffs - Cuts Staff by 14 Percent

    07/22/2014 3:40:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/22/2014 | Jeff Wolfers
    Microsoft, the aging tech behemoth, has a shiny new CEO, a new strategy, new(ish) products in the pipeline and now 18,000 less staff. In a wide ranging, 3,000 word essay to his 125,000 (oops! 107,000) colleagues, CEO Satyna Nadella stressed the need to improve product cycle time, to shed excess management layers and to say goodbye to 14 percent of staff.Politicians on both sides of the pond are not impressed. EU High Commissioner Laszlo Andor, "I deeply regret the significant job losses announced by Microsoft today because of the impact these will have on so many individuals, their families and the...
  • Biden to Putin: I don't think 'you have a soul'

    07/21/2014 1:55:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/21/14 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden told Vladimir Putin that he did not believe the Russian leader had “a soul” during a visit to the Kremlin in 2011, the vice president said in a New Yorker magazine interview published Monday. Biden said the incident occurred while he was touring Putin’s office in the Kremlin. “I had an interpreter, and when he was showing me his office I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do, won’t it? A magnificent office!’ And he laughed. As I turned, I was this close to him,” Biden said, signaling that the two leaders were standing just inches apart....
  • Jose Antonio Vargas released after US border detention

    07/16/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | July 16 2014 | BBC
    A prominent activist and undocumented immigrant has been released by border agents in Texas after hours in custody. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived in the US illegally since he was a child, was held at McAllen Airport on Tuesday. The Philippines-born immigration activist, 33, said later in a statement on Facebook that he had been released. He had been near the border attending a vigil for unaccompanied immigrant children attempting to enter the US. The growing number of adults and young people arriving in the US from Central America has become a humanitarian and political crisis...
  • Comic Character Archie to Die Taking Bullet for Gay Friend Pushing Gun Control

    07/15/2014 2:04:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/14
    On July 16, comic character Archie Andrews, of Life With Archie, will die after being shot while protecting gay friend Kevin Keller. Keller is "Archie Comics' first openly gay character."
  • Governor Moonbeam Makes the Use of the Words Husband and Wife Illegal in California

    07/13/2014 4:42:29 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Tea party News Network ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jennifer Burke
    In the state of California, heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husbands and wives. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that not only redefines marriage, but eliminates any reference to husband and wife, replacing each with the generic term of spouse. SB 1306 was sponsored by Democrat Mark Leno from San Francisco. Christian News Network reports on the content of said bill. “Under existing law, a reference to ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ ‘spouses,’ or ‘married persons,’ or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were...
  • ‘We Have Made the Decision to Reorder the Book’: Costco Reverses Decision to Remove ‘America’

    07/09/2014 6:56:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/09/20q14 | Oliver Darcy
    Wholesale retailer Costco announced Tuesday evening that they have reversed a decision to remove conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book from stores, following an outcry from thousands of angry customers. “Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited,” a statement posted on Facebook said. “We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume...
  • Thad Cochran's Latest Senior Moment: Gets Lost in Capitol

    07/08/2014 8:05:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/8/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) literally got lost on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, The Hill reports. Cochran accidentally, while speaking with The Hill’s Cameron Joseph, went to the Senate Democrats’ luncheon instead of the Senate Republicans’ luncheon. “Cochran, while talking with The Hill, made a few wrong turns before accidentally ending up at Senate Democrats' luncheon,” Joseph wrote on Tuesday evening. “After exiting a Senate elevator on the wrong floor, Cochran and The Hill reboarded. He then found the right floor but turned away from the Senate GOP luncheon, a few yards from the elevator, to stroll in the opposite direction,...
  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion for immigration crisis

    07/08/2014 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8 2014 | Steve Holland and Richard Cowan
    (Reuters) - The White House asked the U.S. Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency spending on Tuesday to address a cross-border surge of children from Central America that is taxing public resources and causing a political headache for President Barack Obama. It was Obama's most substantive response to date as he struggles to gain control of a humanitarian crisis along the Texas border with Mexico. The money would both pay to care for the children and accelerate a return to their home countries. The funding move will test Obama's ability to negotiate effectively with Republican lawmakers who have blocked much...
  • Hillary's Speaking Fees Are Donated to a Charity…Hers

    07/05/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    truth Revolt ^ | 7/05/14 | Trey Sanchez
    “All of the fees have been donated to the Clinton Foundation." Hillary Clinton told ABC News on Friday that all of the speaking fees she has amassed since being Secretary of State have been donated to her favorite nonprofit foundation… The Clinton Foundation, Christian Science Monitor reports. Clinton has taken a lot of heat over the past several weeks after declaring that her and her husband Bill were "dead broke" after leaving the White House as president and first lady. No one believed her statement while knowing that she receives hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak at colleges, universities,...
  • Both parents of Georgia boy left to die in unattended car researched heat deaths, police say

    Both parents of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators they did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle, police said. Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder charges in the death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper on June 18. While he had previously allegedly admitted to researching the subject, investigators now say Leanna Harris also went on line to learn about kids dying in hot cars. She has not been charged, but the revelation came on a search warrant released Sunday, which said...
  • The World Has 53.3 Years of Oil Left

    06/28/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 6-22-2014 | Matt DiLallo
    BP (ticker BP ) has provided an intriguing update to its global oil reserves estimate in the company's latest yearly review of energy statistics. BP raised its reserve estimate by 1.1% to 1,687.9 billion barrels, which is enough oil to last the world 53.3 years at the current production rates. However, there's likely a lot more oil left in the tank beyond what BP sees today. A good portion of the growth in global oil reserves in BP's report comes from the United States. According to BP, the U.S. has 44.2 billion barrels of oil reserves, which is 26% higher...
  • Boehner to Seek Bill to Sue Obama Over Executive Actions

    06/27/2014 5:01:18 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | Ashley Parker
    WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner announced Wednesday that he would introduce legislation next month allowing the House to sue President Obama over his use of executive actions. In a letter to lawmakers, Mr. Boehner expressed concern with what he — and many in the Republican conference — considered the president’s unconstitutional overreach. “The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws; in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws,” Mr. Boehner told reporters. “And when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch it’s, in my...
  • Bill Clinton Pocketed Nearly $16 Million in Taxpayer Money Since 2001

    06/25/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 15 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | June 25, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Bill Clinton must think it’s still the 1990’s when a complacent press could cover up each and every mistake he made (sexual impropriety, lies, theft, etc…). Unfortunately for Clinton and his out of touch wife and daughter, who apparently just can’t get herself to care about money from her $10 million condo in New York City, the internet age can take stupidity viral in about 10 minutes. With wages stagnant and the future looking dim for many Americans living through the Obama economy, in an interview with Meet the Press host David Gregory Clinton defended Hillary’s “dead broke” claims after...
  • US Border Patrol Restricts Media Access at Mexican Border

    06/23/2014 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 24 replies
    Breitbart via Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    The Obama Administration apparently doesn’t approve of Freedom of the Press. Historically, U.S. journalists have reported all over the world during wars and conflict. Our brave journalists were at the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq reporting but according to federal agents the border is not safe enough to report from. Journalists are being told to leave the Anzalduas International Bridge which connects the city of Mission, Texas, with Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This area has always been open to media to report on illegal crossings from Central America.
  • Woman Attacked With Bat At Fort Smith Walmart (More racial Terrorism)-Video

    06/23/2014 4:08:06 PM PDT · by equalator · 59 replies
    KNXW News ^ | 6-19-2014 | Aubry Killion
    [Editor's note: Warning: this surveillance video contains graphic content that some may find disturbing.] A River Valley man is behind bars after police said he attacked a woman with a baseball bat at Walmart on Sunday night (June 15).A Fort Smith police report stated Mosley said it was gang related and she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Hard Drive Crashed, Then Hard Drive Thrown Out, Then the IRS Cancelled its Email Archiving

    06/23/2014 8:29:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Then a giant dog stuck its head through the window and ate all the servers.You expect this kind of thing from Enron. You don’t expect it from the IRS. But as it turns out, there isn’t much difference. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Dave Camp first wrote a letter asking if the IRS was engaging in...
  • Radio Host Threatens to Call Police, Claim 'Shots Fired' in Hopes of Getting Open-Carry Killed

    06/23/2014 12:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 21, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>Liberal radio host Mike Malloy is reacting to broadened firearm carry rights in Georgia and open carry demonstrations around the county by promising to cause a public panic, perhaps resulting in the death of the person lawfully--and openly--carrying a firearm, if he sees such an individual.</p>
  • Hillary’s gaffe-filled week continues

    06/11/2014 3:07:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2014 | Noah Rothman
    As Hillary Clinton’s book tour continues, what many believe to be her unofficial presidential campaign roll out has been marred by gaffes and misstatements. In an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Monday, Clinton committed two classic Kinsley gaffes. First, she asserted that she and her husband left the White House “dead broke.” This statement earned Clinton a “mostly false” rating from Politifact and prompted her to clarify that she knows that her family is “obviously blessed.” The second gaffe related to her response to the Benghazi attack. Clinton’s clumsy defense of her actions leading up to and following...
  • Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude (Maureen Dowd's bad marijuana trip Colorado)

    06/05/2014 6:01:54 AM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    JUNE 3, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social revolution rocking Colorado in January, the giddy culmination of pot Prohibition, I should try a taste of legal, edible pot from a local shop. What could go wrong with a bite or two? Everything, as it turned out. Not at first. For an hour, I felt nothing. I figured I’d order dinner from room service and return to my more mundane drugs of...
  • Justin Bieber again uses N-word, sings about joining Ku Klux Klan in latest racist clip

    06/04/2014 8:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 06/04/2014 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    Looks like Bieber did it again. A new video has reportedly surfaced showing the pop prince singing about killing a ‘N-word’ and joining the Ku Klux Klan. The 24-second clip, viewed by the British tabloid The Sun, shows Justin Bieber changing the words of his 2009 hit, “One Less Lonely Girl” to “One Less Lonely N-----.” The Canadian crooner just Sunday apologized after a 2009 video emerged of him using the same racial slur several times in a punchline to a joke about black people and chainsaws. The latest clip shows the star giggle away as he sings the twisted...
  • Freed POW Father’s Disturbing Tweets, Reports of Desertion Raise Alarms on Obama Terror Swap

    06/01/2014 6:26:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-01-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsMany Americans are questioning Barack Obama's "deal" to exchange "captured" American POW Bowe Bergdahl for 5 top Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay.Here are some very troubling details that the mainstream media is going out of their way to avoid:(1) POW Bergdahl's Father's Bizarre Tweets and Behavior3 days before his son's exchange for the Taliban terrorists was announced, Bob Bergdahl posted, and later deleted this disturbing Tweet:
  • US soldier held captive by Taliban in Afghanistan for nearly five years freed

    05/31/2014 6:22:07 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Fox News
    He was picked up in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border, by a Navy SEAL team, composed of a few dozen men and supported by multiple helicopters and overhead drones, another Defense official said.
  • In Lahore, pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death (For marrying the man she loves)

    05/27/2014 10:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Times of India ^ | 05/27/2014
    LAHORE: In an apparent 'honour killing', a 25-year-old pregnant woman was brutally beaten and stoned to death on Tuesday outside the high court here by her father and brothers for marrying the man of her choice. Police said Farzana Parveen, resident of Faisalabad, had married Mohammad Iqbal of Jaranwala a few months ago against the wishes of her family. The incident happened as the couple reached the court premises to record Farzana's statement to defend her husband against allegations by her family that he kidnapped her and forced her to marry him. Initially, the family members fired shots in the...
  • Gun Picture Gets Boy In Trouble

    05/24/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    KKTV.com ^ | 5/22/14
    A little boy is in trouble for a picture he drew as part of a school assignment. Second grader Kody Smith was assigned to go outside, look at the clouds, and then use his imagination to draw what he saw. "Draw a picture of what you see in the clouds from your imagination and that picture is a gun,” explained 8-year-old Kody. Because it was a gun, the teacher at Talbott Elementary in Widefield called him into the office, and then filed a behavior report. His parents say that's too much. “It hurts. It hurts that he was so scared...
  • Issa: White House warned YouTube over anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack (VIDEO)

    05/23/2014 11:53:46 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 May 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa claimed that an email he’s reviewed shows the White House decided to reach out to YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack, to warn the website about the consequences of posting an anti-Islam video. The email would suggest the White House was connecting the attack to the video almost from the outset -- though their initial claim that the attack sprung out of protests over the film would later be proven false. According to Issa, who discussed excerpts from the otherwise classified emails on Wednesday, the email was sent at 9:11 p.m. ET on Sept....
  • Hollywood biggies caught on tape agreeing to hide Middle East funding for anti-fracking film

    05/21/2014 7:01:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has struck gold with his latest sting operation (video below) . The Hollywood Reporter explains how the guerilla warrior is publicizing his latest achievement in unmasking the left. Journalist James O'Keefe, known for his controversial undercover sting operations aimed usually at liberals -- is set to unveil at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday the first of a group of videos that he says will reveal hypocrisy among Hollywood environmentalists. In the video, obtained exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter and embedded below, actors Ed Begley Jr. and Mariel Hemingway are duped by a man named "Muhammad," who is looking to make...
  • AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5 billion cash and stock deal

    05/18/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/18/2014 | Mike Stone
    <p>DirecTV, the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator, said on Sunday it has agreed to sell itself to AT&T for $48.5 billion, in the second mega-deal to shake up the U.S. television landscape this year.</p> <p>The deal with Dallas-based AT&T, which has some TV and broadband services, is the latest in a string of big takeovers the wireless operator has considered. Those include an abortive bid for T-Mobile USA in 2011, as well as a potential takeover of Vodafone Plc that receded as a possibility after Comcast Corp surprised the industry this year with a $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc.</p>
  • ATHEIST GROUP SUES TELEPHONE POLE “LOOKS LIKE A CROSS,” SAY SOME

    05/16/2014 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    The Beast ^ | Ian Murphy
    The secular advocacy group North American Atheists has filed suit against a telephone pole on the grounds that it “violates the separation of church and state.” NAA President David Goldman says, “It looks a Christian cross and it’s on government property. Case closed.” When asked why the atheist group decided to sue the pole itself rather than the telephone company or the state, he replied, “Grrrr! It will pay!” Some see the pole, pictured, as a violation of the separation of church state, others see it as a means to get electricity to their homes Utility or theocracy? The pole...
  • Ann Coulter’s #BringBackOurGirls lampoon backfires

    05/13/2014 12:16:33 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 86 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/13/14 | LISA GUTIERREZ
    She and her fellow conservatives have been on a roll the past few days mocking the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign launched to call attention to 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls. First Lady Michelle Obama became the face of the campaign when she posed with a small white sign with the hashtag written on it.
  • Alec Baldwin Arrested In New York City After Going ‘Ballistic On The Cops’ In Bicycle Incident

    05/13/2014 9:33:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Radar online ^ | 5/13/14
    ...Baldwin was arrested in New York City Tuesday, as according to online reports....was taken into custody on 5th Avenue after he “went ballistic on the cops, screaming at them,” though was “calm and quiet” at the time he was handcuffed and placed into the cop car....
  • Italian Girls Fined $3,500 each for Wearing Swimsuits Near Muslims on Italian Beach

    05/12/2014 5:34:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Jews News ^ | 5/12/2014 | Rick Wells
    A justice of the peace in Messina, Italy has fined three girls an amount of approximately $3,500 each for wearing what is considered common beach wear in Italy, based upon the supposed offense to the sensitivities it created for some Saudi Arabian tourists who were also at the private resort of Taormina. It has become common place for Muslims to make demands upon others to adhere to their standards, so it should not come as too great of a surprise that they filed their complaint. What is surprising is that the Italian court concurred and fined their citizens for engaging...
  • Gallup: Republican support for tea party down to 41%

    05/08/2014 2:03:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Four years ago it was 61 percent. I had a theory to explain the most recent drop when I started reading the poll, but now that I’ve looked at the trends over time, it just doesn’t hold up. I thought this new low was a reaction to the shutdown last fall; the first big dip in tea-party popularity came after the first debt-ceiling standoff in 2011, after all, so it would stand to reason that a new economic disruption would drive the numbers down further. Ted Cruz was on camera throughout the process promoting “defund” so tea partiers are bearing...
  • Oregon State fires Craig Robinson [Mooch's brother]

    05/07/2014 4:33:40 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 15 replies
    www.espn.go.com ^ | 5 May 2014
    Oregon State has fired Head Basketball Coach Craig Robinson after six seasons and a 94-105 record with no NCAA/NIT post-season appearances. He had 3 years left on his contract and will receive a $4 million dollar buyout.
  • Harry Reid: “Something Will Happen” To Stop Rancher Cliven Bundy

    04/22/2014 4:59:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 124 replies
    Gateway and CBS ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Harry Reid told reporters the Bundy Ranch dispute is not over. “Something will happen.” ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “something is going to happen” to get Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy to stop letting his cattle graze on federal land. “It’s obvious that you can’t just walk away from this. And we can speculate all we want to speculate to what’s going to happen next,” Reid told KSNV-TV. “But I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something is going to happen, but something will happen. We are a nation of laws, not of men and women.”...
  • Revealed: Obama´s friend andcivil rights firebrand Rev. AlSharpton was a paid FBI informant

    04/07/2014 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4'7'14 | David Martosko
    Rev. Al Shaprton, the controversial civil rights leader-turned-broadcaster, was a confidential FBi informant for years and helped the feds put members of the Genovese and Gambino organized crime families behind bars, it was revealed Monday in a sensational exposé. President Barack Obama will speak this week for the second time at the annual meeting of Sharpton´s National Action Network, raising questions about the group´s special treatment. Sharpton´s special relationship with the Justice Department may also explain why his NAN has been allowed to skirt responsibility for $1.9 million in back taxes and penalties it has owed the IRS since 2006
  • World Vision reverses gay hiring decision

    03/27/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 44 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | Staff
    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (BP) -- World Vision U.S. is reverting to its longstanding conduct policy of requiring faithfulness within the biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, expressing regret with an earlier decision to hire legally married gay Christians. World Vision U.S. President Richard Stearns and board chairman Jim Bere announced in a letter the reversal today (March 26), just two days after drawing ire from the Christian community by saying World Vision would begin hiring legally married gays. "Today, the World Vision U.S. board publicly reversed its recent decision to change our employment conduct policy," they...
  • Watch Video: 122 objects discovered in Flight 370 search area

    03/26/2014 7:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The declaration that Flight 370 has been lost with no survivors got more supporting evidence overnight. Pictures taken Sunday from a French satellite show 122 objects in the water 2555 kilometers (1588 miles) southwest of Perth in the south Indian Ocean, where investigators now believe the airplane eventually crashed. Malaysia’s government announced the findings in a press conference a short while ago:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Satellite images taken on Sunday show 122 “potential objects” in the search for debris from missing flight MH370, Malaysian investigators said Wednesday.Analysis of the images, which were supplied by France-based aeronautical firm Airbus...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Leader Fred Phelps a Democrat

    03/19/2014 12:58:04 PM PDT · by celmak · 45 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 03/18/2014 | Paul Bois
    The founder of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, notorious for leading hateful protests against gay rights, is actually a Democrat with long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. On Tuesday, Politico provided some background on Phelps' political history, most of which saw him endorsing Democrat candidates and running for office a number of times as a Democrat. In the 1990's, Phelps ran in three Kansas Democratic primaries for Governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving only 15% of the vote. He also ran for Senator in 1992, receiving 31% of the vote, and for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997....
  • (Transparency) No reporters allowed on Michelle Obama's trip to China

    03/19/2014 11:11:57 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 46 replies
    www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Danile Halper
    First Lady Michelle Obama will be accompanied by her children and her mother on her trip to China, which begins today. But she won't be accompanied by the press. "Michelle Obama’s trip to China starting on Wednesday will be nonpolitical, the White House says, a 'people-to-people exchange' emphasizing the importance that both nations place on education. As if to underscore the point, no reporters are traveling with the first lady, and she does not plan to give interviews while there," reports the New York Times. The White House is defending the first lady bringing her family along for the ride...
  • Alleged drunken driver from tree: I’m an owl

    03/17/2014 10:26:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 37 replies
    Metro Daily News (MA) ^ | 1-9-2014 | Brad Petrishen
    An alleged drunken driver arrested while hiding 30 feet up a tree Friday on I-290 “rambled on about being an owl” when confronted, police wrote in court documents. Troy A. Prockett, 37, of Hudson, was arraigned Monday on a slew of charges – including third-offense drunken driving – after town firefighters had to use a bucket truck to bring a cop 30 feet into a tree to arrest him. Documents in Westborough District Court provide additional details about the unusual arrest, including the fact that police at one point feared the man’s daughter might have been ejected from his vehicle....
  • Charlie Crist: God Bless’ Obama for Obamacare

    03/10/2014 9:22:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/09/2014 | Alec Torres
    Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-Democrat running to reclaim the governorship of Florida, said that he doesn’t think the Affordable Care Act has “irreparably harmed” Floridians, and, in fact, “I think it’s been great.” Crist called health care a “civil right,” saying, “People need to have shelter, they need food, they need water, they need health care, and they deserve it.” When CNN’s Candy Crowley asked him about those who have undoubtedly lost their health care because of Obamacare, Crist said that’s “exactly why we have the Affordable Care Act. Exactly why is to make sure that they don’t lose it in...
  • Daughter of Jeremiah Wright Convicted in Fraud Scheme

    03/08/2014 4:17:58 PM PST · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 8 Mar 2014
    CHICAGO — The daughter of President Barack Obama's former pastor was convicted on Friday of laundering thousands of dollars from a state grant for a Chicago-area job-training program, federal prosecutors said. A federal jury took less than two hours to find Jeri Wright, 48, the daughter of Jeremiah Wright, guilty on all counts for her part in a fraud scheme led by a former suburban police chief and the chief's husband, according to the U.S. Attorney's office for the Central District of Illinois in Springfield. The $1.25 million state grant was for a not-for-profit work and education program called We...
  • BREAKING: Senate Votes to Block Nomination of Cop Killer Advocate Debo Adegbile

    03/05/2014 12:42:21 PM PST · by don-o · 28 replies
    TownHall ^ | March 5, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The Senate has voted 52 to 47 to block the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. All Republicans and Democrats Coons, Heitkamp, Manchin, Pryor, Donnelly, Casey and Walsh voted against the nomination. Adegbile came under heavy fire for his voluntary advocacy of convicted and unrepentant cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who murdered Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. Major law enforcement orgazations, inlcuding the National Fraternal Order of Police and the National Association of Police Organizations, were opposed to the nomination. Philadelphia Democratic Prosecutor Seth Williams was also...
  • Ukraine Braces for War With Russia

    03/02/2014 4:16:15 AM PST · by kingattax · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 3-1-14
    KIEV — Russian President Vladimir Putin demanded and won his parliament's approval on Saturday to invade Ukraine, where the new government warned of war, put its troops on high alert and appealed to NATO for help. Putin's open assertion of the right to send troops to a country of 46 million people on the ramparts of central Europe creates the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War. Troops with no insignia on their uniforms but clearly Russian — some in vehicles with Russian number plates - have already seized Crimea, an isolated peninsula in the Black...
  • California Couple Finds $10M Buried Treasure in Back Yard

    02/25/2014 7:26:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 25 Feb 2014 | Dina Abou Salem
    A California couple spotted the edge of an old can on a path they had hiked many times before. Poking at the can was the first step in uncovering a buried treasure of rare coins estimated to be worth $10 million. "It was like finding a hot potato," the couple told coin expert Dr. Don Kagan from Kagin's, Inc. The couple hired the president of Kagin's, Inc. and Holabird-Kagin Americana, a western Americana dealer and auctioneer, to represent them. "Since 1981, people have been coming to us with one or two coins they find worth a few thousand dollars,...
  • John Cornyn’s Three Pensions Make for One Uncomfortable GOP Situation (2013)

    02/20/2014 8:15:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/19/13 | LLoyd Grove
    Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas likes to present himself as a deficit hawk—a red-state conservative who “believes that Congress must be a good steward of the taxpayers’ money,” as his official website declares, and that “fiscal responsibility is the cornerstone for good governance.” So the revelation in the National Journal that the 61-year-old Cornyn is collecting three different state-government pensions while receiving his federal salary as a senator (a total of $239,383 in taxpayer-funded largesse) is slightly off-message, and just a tad inconvenient, as he gets ready to run for a third term next year. “There’s a lot of...
  • Ohio National Guard Views Gun Rights Supporters as Terrorists

    02/14/2014 12:23:51 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Apparently in the eyes of the Ohio National Guard, if you're a staunch defender of the US Constitution, you're an extremist and a domestic terrorist. That's the basic message that we can take away from a training exercise drill that took place in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 17, 2013. The Ohio National Guard ran a drill responding to a biological attack at a local junior high school. The nasty evildoers behind the fake attack? A janitor and science teacher who were fervent Second Amendment supporters and white supremacists to boot! This is how our taxpayer dollars are spent in conducting...
  • Obama Approval Drops; 76% Want Special Prosecutor for IRS Scandal

    02/14/2014 10:19:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/14/14 | John Nolte
    While President Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, faces a possible perjury charge and increased calls for his resignation over the Justice Department's outrageous spying on the media -- elsewhere, another scandal is taking another kind of toll. A new Quinnpiac poll shows that the public is far from satisfied that the IRS matter is settled. A full 76% want a special prosecutor named; that includes 63% of Democrats. Well, Obama did promise to bring us together. Let's just hope he was wrong about the oceans rising. Quinnipiac also shows that the confluence of three scandals (the two listed above and...
  • Ex-official says Christie knew about bridge lane closures -report

    01/31/2014 6:46:20 PM PST · by gooblah · 10 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | January 31 2014
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former New Jersey official at the center of a political scandal dogging Governor Chris Christie said on Friday the prominent Republican knew about a traffic jam orchestrated by his top aides during the blockage, the New York Times reported.