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  • Try Not To Punch Your Screen As These Seniors Explain What Obamacare Has Done To Them

    03/12/2014 3:04:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | march 12, 2014 | daniel noe
    The possibility of being called a liar by Harry Reid isn't stopping this group of senior citizens from speaking out.
  • Sebelius Won’t Promise No More Obamacare Delays [“There are 37 changes to the law,”.....]

    03/12/2014 2:15:00 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    March 12, 2014 4:35 PM Sebelius Won't Promise No More Obamacare Delays By Josh Encinias “There are 37 changes to the law,” Republican representative Dave Reichert said today at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing, noting that HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius had promised the American people during a Fox News appearance there would be no more changes to the law. “Can you make a promise to the American people that there will be no more delays to the so-called Affordable Care Act?” Reichert asked the secretary. Sebelius responded, “We will continue to put out regulations to the policies as...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: We don’t know how many people have paid ACA premiums

    03/12/2014 11:54:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | BRETT NORMAN
    HHS does not know how many of the people who signed up for Obamacare have followed through and paid their premiums, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a House panel this morning. “I can’t tell you because I don’t know that,” Sebelius told Rep. Tom Price at a Ways and Means Committee hearing on the agency’s budget.
  • Ohio 5th Grader Suspended for Pretending Finger Was a Gun?!

    03/08/2014 12:54:42 PM PST · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2014 | Staff
    Did an Ohio elementary school jump the gun in its punishment of a 10-year-old? Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in North Columbus, Ohio, suspended a fifth grader for three days after he pointed his finger in the shape of a gun at another student’s head. Paul Entingh said his 10-year-old son, Nathan, was just messing around during science class. "He asked his friend to borrow a pencil and when his friend dropped it, my son Nathan was playing around and he did that with his fingers. Pointed it at the kid, said 'boom,'" Entingh told Fox 28. Paul and Nathan were...
  • NY Common Core Website Directs Kids To Lewd Sex Survey Site: “Are You a Slut?

    01/12/2014 8:00:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/12/14 | Rachel Pulaski
    WARNING: Warning: this article contains sexually explicit material. A New York mother of a kindergarten student discovered links to lewd material on the New York State Education Department “Engage NY” Common Core website. The site offers a link to help young students prep for tests and quizzes, when she clicked on the link she was directed to a sex survey website. The link was active on the NYSED website since October 2012. via Bretibart: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) site contained a section called “Make test prep fun,” which directed students to a site with quizzes that help...
  • Hill’s $nub of U.S. companies in purchase of crystal stemware is clear

    12/30/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    New York Post -- Page Six ^ | March 15, 2010 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies — but it won’t give the US economy much of a boost. The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm — snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton’s own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning. The firm didn’t even get a chance to bid on the contract, which will outfit embassies and ambassadors’ residences with fancy crystal for ritzy functions. Ironically, under the...
  • New Republic's Advice to Obama: Roll in the Tanks and Blow Up 'Intransigent' Congress

    10/02/2013 9:14:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 52 replies
    On Tuesday, Julia Ioffe, senior editor for the liberal New Republic publication, all but suggested that President Obama needed to use military force against Tea Party conservatives in Congress. Ioffe likened the current federal government shutdown to the 1993 constitutional crisis in Russia, where then-President Boris Yeltsin ultimately ended the impasse by dissolving the parliament, and had tanks shell the legislative body's "White House". The writer asserted that both the "old Soviet conservatives" in Russia 20 years ago and the Tea Party representatives in the House were "intransigent, bull-headed faction[s]".
  • Medical school official urges denial of care for Obamacare 'nonbelievers'

    09/23/2013 10:23:51 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/23/13 | Thomas Lifson
    More and more leftists are becoming unhinged and revealing their brutal inner totalitarian. The latest is a fundraiser at the University of California, San Francisco, one of the nation's top medical schools. An official at that medical school took to Twitter to propose that the those who are "nonbelievers" in Obamacare be denied medical care.
  • Mother to file lawsuit against Charles Pugh after alleged inappropriate relationship with son

    06/27/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 19 replies
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Attorneys for a local mother who claims Charles Pugh had inappropriate contact with her teenage son plan to file a civil lawsuit against the City Council president on Monday. The woman's lawyers say the lawsuit will also be filed against the City of Detroit, Detroit Public School District and Frederick Douglass Academy. Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh’s bizarre and sudden absence from city government coincides with questions raised about gifts and cash given by Pugh the woman's son, a young man he mentors. The concerns were first reported by 7 Action News. Pugh gave the 18-year-old...
  • White House scrambles to contain Benghazi-gate fallout

    05/10/2013 7:57:41 PM PDT · by topher · 100 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-10-2013 | FoxNews.com
    The White House scrambled Friday to explain newly released email excerpts that show a top State Department official pushing to water down the intelligence community's initial story-line on the Benghazi attack, as Republicans sharply challenged the administration's honesty. With new details emerging in the Benghazi-gate controversy, the White House held a background discussion with more than a dozen news organizations. Afterward, Press Secretary Jay Carney weathered a barrage of questions from the media during an at-times awkward White House briefing -- where he tried to defend the truthfulness of his and other officials' prior claims that the initial talking points...
  • We just cut our Time Warner Cable TV service.

    02/11/2013 2:37:24 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 41 replies
    from inside my head | Feb. 11th 2013 | Mad Dawgg
    I've been 3 months trying to get TWC to come and get my defective DVR (we have 2) several calls promising they would come and they would adjust our bill blah blah blah. Then the new bill came and informed us we are getting a price increase so we talked it over and did some research. Our TV bill (We have their internet as well) was over 110 bucks a month. We realized we could get Hulu plus and receiver most of the shows we watch for about 9 bucks a month and the two shows we definitely watch that...
  • Mr. Pervis, Old Tom and the Government

    09/10/2012 7:57:49 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 5 replies
    LloydMarcus.com ^ | 9-10-2012 | Gary Paduch
    A tale illustrating how out-of-control government effects real people by my friend, Gary Paduch.MR. PERVIS, OLD TOM AND THE GOVERNMENT Old man Pervis made a meager living plowing peoples gardens with his old mule Tom. They also did odd jobs with his wagon and mule drawn hay mowing machine. But, times had changed and work was slow. Tom ate a great deal of hay and oats. The old man's profit margin had declined as he and Tom grew older. The old man decided to gradually cut back on Tom’s food just a handful a day. He reasoned Tom would get...
  • Biden to 'dull as hell' fundraiser crowd: 'Pretend you like me'

    04/27/2012 10:15:20 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Biden to 'dull as hell' fundraiser crowd: 'Pretend you like me' By Justin Sink - 04/27/12 12:38 PM ET Vice President Biden ordered supporters to "pretend you like me" after mocking them as "dull as hell" at a campaign fundraiser in Washington on Friday. The vice president was speaking to Turkish and Azerbaijani donors about the potential of the region as a democratic and economic force when he noticed he wasn't getting much of a reception. “I guess what I’m trying to say without boring you too long at breakfast – and you all look dull as hell, I might...
  • Lawmakers aghast over report of lavish conference footed by taxpayers

    04/03/2012 12:48:57 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2012 | FoxNews
    An obscure federal agency may have set a new benchmark for lavish conferences on the taxpayers' dime. Lawmakers are voicing outrage following a government report that found the General Services Administration held a blowout $820,000 conference near Las Vegas which grossly exceeded what the planners were allowed to spend. The employees dropped thousands of dollars on luxury items and convention giveaways -- including more than $6,000 on commemorative coins, $8,000 on a "yearbook," and $3,200 for an in-house mind reader. "It's unbelievable that red flags didn't immediately go up well before this junket," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said. In the...
  • US State Dept to force gay agenda on foreign nations!

    03/30/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    massresistance.com ^ | 03/30/2012 | n/a
    The Obama administration has announced that it is taking the unbelievable role of pushing the homosexual agenda around the world and punishing countries that don't comply. Back in July, MassResistance reported how the Pakistanis angrily denounced the US Embassy's open homosexual parties as "cultural terrorism." Well, that was just the beginning. Now, foreign countries which seek to protect their citizens against homosexuality and the homosexual movement will be actively confronted by America's State Department, foreign service, and other federal departments, according to a Presidential Memorandum released by the Obama Administration announced on Dec. 6. Unless countries around the world subordinate...
  • Radical Social Engineering By The U.S. Government

    12/08/2011 7:55:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 8 December 2011 | Staff
    2 Very Disturbing Examples Of Radical Social Engineering By The U.S. Government The control freaks that run the U.S. government are busy imposing their values on all the rest of us, and most Americans have absolutely no idea what is happening. The Obama administration and members of Congress are engaged in radical social engineering, and they are trying to reshape America so that it conforms to their own twisted vision of "morality". Instead of focusing on fixing the economy and administering the government, these sick control freaks actually want to fundamentally alter what Americans believe to be right and wrong....
  • Issa Probes Park Service Science Used to Shut Down Oyster Farm

    11/01/2011 1:22:58 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/1/2011 | Audrey Hudson
    A leading congressional Republican is investigating whether the National Park Service (NPS) committed “scientific misconduct” in its effort to shut down a century-old oyster farm over claims that it threatens the local seal population. Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is demanding that the Interior Department turn over certain documents to his panel to determine whether faulty information will close the Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC), which operates in California’s Point Reyes National Seashore. “It has come to my attention that scientific misconduct by National Park Service personnel may be jeopardizing the right...
  • Cattle Feeder Says EPA Declared Hay a Pollutant

    09/27/2011 5:01:00 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | September 8th | Brian Koenig
    In a news release last week, the Environmental Protection Agency labeled hay a pollutant, according to the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA). A non-profit organization representing thousands of U.S. cattle producers, R-CALF USA says the EPA’s outlandish affidavit could potentially require farmers and ranchers to store hay in pollution containment zones.
  • The Shuttered White House and Its Fantasies

    09/22/2011 5:21:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/22/2011 | Michael Ledeen
    I know exactly what is going on inside the Obama White House; the outside world has been banned and only the true believers are welcome. This has very little to do with the many unique features of this administration. It is typical of any administration under siege, and it is as understandable and inevitable as it is unfortunate and even dangerous. I know it well, having seen it with my own eyes during the Iran-Contra siege of the Reagan White House 25 years ago, when the president’s men and women concentrated all their energies and all their passions on “saving”...
  • (-:(-:(-:THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD:-):-):-)

    07/22/2011 5:45:18 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 66 replies
    We got yo money. Gonna borrow mo money. Gonna spend yo money. Gonna print mo money. *Pythagorean theorem: 24 words.   *The Lord's prayer: 66 words.   *Archimedes' Principle: 67 words.   *The 10 Commandments: 179 words.   *The Gettysburg address: 286 words.   *The Declaration of Independence: 1,300 words.   *U.S. Government regulations on the sale of cabbage: 26,911 words.     ...and that says it all. Government Efficiency I went into the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain the title and license plates for my new truck. After spending five minutes typing all my personal information into a...
  • Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning

    05/28/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 86 replies · 1+ views
    charlotteobserver ^ | May. 28, 2011 | Brittany Penland
    Every two to three years, Eddie Sales trims and prunes the crape myrtles at his church, Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church. But this year, the city of Charlotte cited the church for improperly pruning its trees. "We always keep our trees trimmed back because you don't want to worry about them hanging down in the way," said Sales, a church member. The church was fined $100 per branch cut for excessive pruning, bringing the violation to $4,000. "I just couldn't believe it when I heard about it," Sales said. "We trim our trees back every three years all over our property,...
  • Budgeting is not rocket science

    04/19/2011 4:39:49 PM PDT · by libertycause13 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom Politics ^ | 4/17/11 | Thomas J. Lucente Jr.
    The politicians in Washington make little sense and Democratic politicians make even less sense. Budgeting is not rocket science. So listen up, Washington. You have a certain amount of revenue. That is all you can spend. If your solution to the problem is simply to increase revenue by raising taxes, you failed in your job. If you think any program you have is too important to face budget cuts, you failed in your job. Don’t talk to me about health care reform, just do your job and balance the budget. Don’t talk to me about fighting senseless wars in far-flung...
  • U.S. Envoy to Egypt: Mubarak 'Must Stay' for Now (Obama Humiliated by Special Envoy)

    02/05/2011 1:59:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    Amid calls for President Hosni Mubarak to not wait until the end of his term to step down, the U.S. special envoy to Egypt told the Munich Security Conference that the 30-year ruler needs to stick around fro now. Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt deployed there this past week to apparently urge Mubarak to hand over the reins, said Saturday that the transition "is an ideal moment for him to show the way forward." Wisner spoke to the conference via video link from New York. "We need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next...
  • Regulatory Overreach in the Making: EPA Eyes Silicones (EPA Puts the Con on Silicone.)

    10/18/2010 1:47:42 PM PDT · by Andrea19 · 5 replies
    ATR ^ | 10/14/10 | Mattie Corrao
    ...What’s more, silicones contribute significantly to energy efficiency; their use in tires and automobile parts increases fuel efficiency by providing lighter and more sustainable components. Their sealant properties provide high-efficiency insulation for buildings while their use in coatings in manufacturing cuts down on friction resulting in more efficient production. Restricting the use of siloxanes, then, is a peculiar initiative for an agency that has spent billions of tax dollars lobbying for “green” enterprises. Restricting the use of a chemicals with such broad application could have catastrophic implications for the economy, causing job loss by the millions and paralyzing succesful industries....
  • U.S.-Mexican border security continues to deteriorate, officials say

    06/15/2010 5:30:26 AM PDT · by 84rules · 16 replies · 434+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sara Carter
    [F]or U.S. agents working the border, the deaths illustrate the stark reality of a violent situation that threatens to spin out of control. "Enough is enough," said T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents U.S. agents. "The Mexican government demanding a full investigation and pretending they have no control or responsibility over what happened is unbelievable," Bonner said. "They openly encourage people to cross. Nobody shows up to stop the rock throwers, smugglers on their side. It's a terrible thing that they are allowing criminals to gather on their side of the border to assault our...
  • Deadly night in Chicago as 7 killed in shootings

    04/16/2010 8:41:57 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies · 956+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | April 16 2010
    CHICAGO - Chicago police are investigating shootings around the city that left seven people dead and several more wounded in a matter of hours. Police spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro says the first shooting happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday and that the attacks continued into the early hours of Friday in various neighborhoods. Alfaro says police believe the shootings that left five men and one woman dead are unrelated. He says no arrests had been made as of early Friday.
  • Deficit Balloons Into National-Security Threat

    02/01/2010 3:57:52 PM PST · by La Lydia · 15 replies · 649+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 1, 2010 | Gerald Seib
    The federal budget deficit has long since graduated from nuisance to headache to pressing national concern. Now, however, it has become so large and persistent that it is time to start thinking of it as something else entirely: a national-security threat. The budget plan released Monday by the Obama administration illustrates why this escalation is warranted. The numbers are mind-numbing: a $1.6 trillion deficit this year, $1.3 trillion next year, $8.5 trillion for the next 10 years combined—and that assumes Congress enacts Obama's proposals to start bringing it down, and that the proposals work. ...it's time to start thinking of...
  • EPA Says It Will Toss Artifacts from Historic 18th Century Fort into a Landfill

    08/20/2009 4:07:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 739+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 18, 2009 | Adam Brickley
    (CNSNews.com) – Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency restarted a controversial dredging project on the Hudson River, dredgers operated by the General Electric Company dislodged wooden beams that are the last remnants of one of the largest British forts in the American colonies. The EPA now says that the beams are contaminated with potential carcinogens known as PCBs and therefore must be buried in a landfill. The dredging operation is being conducted to remove sediments containing PCBs from the river about 40 miles north of Albany, N.Y. Fort Edward, where the dredging damage occurred, was one of...
  • CA: Out of control windmill prompts highway closures

    05/03/2009 5:21:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 2,362+ views
    A fast spinning windmill appeared "out of control," and threatened traffic on the highway between Los Angeles County's high desert and the San Joaquin Valley, a CHP dispatcher in Bakersfield said today. The CHP dispatcher said the windmill is spinning too fast and might fly apart, which is why Highway 58 in the Tehachapi Pass was closed down both directions between Mojave and about 45 miles north of Lancaster and Tehachapi. The malfunctioning electric generator is one of thousands of windmills installed along both sides of Highway 58 in Tehachapi Pass. Traffic was being detoured onto parallel county roads. Traffic...
  • House OKs $410B bill to boost domestic spending

    02/25/2009 1:24:44 PM PST · by blueyon · 65 replies · 3,567+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Washington
    WASHINGTON – The Democratic-controlled House approved $410 billion legislation Wednesday that boosted domestic programs, bristled with earmarks and chipped away at policies left behind by the Bush administration. The vote was 245-178, largely along party lines.
  • House and Senate Republicans Unify Against 'Stimulus' Bill

    02/05/2009 7:33:06 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 49 replies · 1,633+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 2/5/2009 | Connie Hair
    Republican members of the House and Senate yesterday held a rare joint press conference to make a statement of solidarity and to give an update on the state of the “stimulus” spending bill that is being rushed through the Senate as if on roller skates. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) co-hosted the presser with Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), the chairman of the Republican Study Committee. DeMint reamed the Obama administration and Democrat leadership for the hasty process and the bill’s content. “Americans are outraged that the Democrat majority has used our economic troubles in this country as an excuse to pass...
  • No deaths, this time

    01/04/2009 6:40:12 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies · 1,757+ views
    Las Vegas police officers served a search warrant at the Seven Hills home of Emmanuel Dozier on Panorama Ridge Drive in Henderson at about 9:30 last Sunday evening. The officers say they announced themselves, got no response, and opened fire to break the lock off the metal front door. At that point, the suspect, a 32-year-old sheet-metal worker, also opened fire. Three police officers were wounded. Mr. Dozier, who was suspected of cocaine trafficking and is now held in lieu of $3 million bail, says he thought it was a home invasion. "I want you to know something in your...
  • CA: Is fire season out of control?

    07/06/2008 11:13:18 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 148+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/6/08 | Michael Gardner
    SACRAMENTO – From a base camp at Fort Hunter Liggett where he plots maps for strike teams battling infernos in the Big Sur wilderness, Cal Fire Capt. Allan Lippe struggles with the fatigue of nonstop 15-hour shifts and the knowledge that firefighters are staring at a 2008 fire year that threatens to grow into one of the most drawn-out and dangerous ever. “When it starts this early, you talk to the wife and warn her that it will be a long summer,” said Lippe, one of more than 300 firefighters from the San Diego region now on fire lines from...
  • CA: Student disciplined after stopping out-of-control school bus (was supposed to be in class)

    03/15/2008 12:58:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 994+ views
    A 15-year-old girl who stopped her out-of-control school bus was hit with a Saturday detention because she was supposed to be in class when the accident happened. Marina High School student Amanda Rouse was on a bus with 40 elementary school students Wednesday morning when the driver fell out of her seat after a turn and hit her head. Rouse jumped up and applied the brakes, bringing the bus to a halt after striking two parked cars. No one was injured. But Rouse said she was punished because she wasn't supposed to be on the bus in the first place....
  • Autopsy: Az. Airport Death Accidental

    11/09/2007 3:51:21 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 191+ views
    ap ^ | 11/09/07 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) — A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated on a potent mix of alcohol and antidepressants and accidentally strangled herself on her shackles, an autopsy released Friday concludes.
  • America's $9,815,000,000,000 debt

    10/03/2007 5:55:55 AM PDT · by fweingart · 20 replies · 314+ views
    Heritage Foundation email ^ | 10/3/2007 | Staff
    Last week, Congress allowed itself to continue overspending by raising the maximum national debt. The new debt limit, $9,815,000,000,000, is $850,000,000,000 larger than it was before. A Heritage chart puts this mind-boggling figure in perspective. Nine trillion dollars in one dollar bills would: Fill the Empire State Building nine times; Cover the entire state of Maine (35,387 square miles, including water); or Stretch 218 times longer than the total length of every road and highway in the U.S. To put it another way, this $9 trillion could buy: A quarter of the nation's 125 million homes at last year's average...
  • Dad beats, shoots and paralyzes Teen daughters lover

    08/02/2007 10:03:39 AM PDT · by Serious Capitalist · 528 replies · 11,412+ views
    BENTONVILLE -- The father of a 17-year-old girl found his daughter's boyfriend hiding inside her bedroom closet Tuesday, beat him bloody with a pool stick, then left the room to fetch a gun. The daughter and boyfriend blocked the door with a dresser, so the father shot through the closed door, hitting the boyfriend in the back and paralyzing him, police said. George David Reed, 48, posted a $150,000 bond and was freed from jail Wednesday afternoon as Michael Austin Guzman, 19, underwent surgery to treat a bullet lodged in his spinal cord. Three of Guzman's vertebrae are fractured and...
  • Freed man still in limbo

    07/29/2007 4:42:48 AM PDT · by microgood · 18 replies · 1,248+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 27 July 2007 | COLLEEN JENKINS
    Mark O'Hara clutches his only belongings, his legal papers, as he uses a borrowed cell phone Wednesday in an attempt to get a ride home to Dunedin from the Orient Road Jail in Tampa. [Ken Helle | Times] ADVERTISEMENT Breaking News Video TAMPA - Mark O'Hara left jail without handcuffs Wednesday, two years after he went to prison and one week since an appeals court ordered him a new trial. He was serving a 25-year sentence for having 58 Vicodin pills in his bread truck. Jurors weren't told that it is legal to possess the drug with a prescription, which...
  • Swat Somebody's Butt And Yours Belongs To The D.A (Mark Steyn On Oregon Nifong Excess Alert)

    07/29/2007 3:20:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 68 replies · 2,015+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/29/2007 | Mark Steyn
    District Attorney Berry told reporter Susan Goldsmith of the Oregonian that his department "aggressively" pursues sex crimes. "These cases are devastating to children," he said. "They are life-altering cases." No, sir. The only one devastating children's lives is you. If you "win," and these "criminals" are convicted, 20, 30 years from now – applying for a job, volunteering for a community program, heading north for a weekend in Vancouver and watching the Customs guard swipe the driver's license through the computer – there'll be a blip, something will come up on the screen, and for the umpteenth time two middle-age...
  • La Jolla man gets probation in assault on TV reporter (Sam Suleiman assault)

    07/06/2007 4:36:09 PM PDT · by eleni121 · 8 replies · 905+ views
    Signonsandiego.com ^ | July 6, 2007 | San Diego News Services
    SAN DIEGO – A La Jolla man who attacked a local television reporter who was investigating his real estate dealings was sentenced Friday to probation and a year in county jail.
  • DFU SONG: Sing a Song (here's to you, Mike Nifong)

    04/14/2007 9:25:47 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 262+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 4-2007 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - SING A SONG (scroll down to June) Ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Mike, Mike Nifong, what you did was so wrong Now it's time that you pay...we hope you're put away Mike, Mike Nifong...you did damage that lasts a whole life long Apologies are not good enough...it's meaningless words you say Bye, bye...Mike Nifong Ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha...ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...
  • Buy Britney's Hair

    02/18/2007 7:49:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 67 replies · 2,644+ views
    ivillage ^ | Feb.17,2007
    Britney Spears' hair is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Access Hollywood spoke with the owner of Esther's Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, Esther Tognozzi, who said she is planning to sell the singer's hair on eBay. "They will donate a portion of the hair collected from the crop to the Britney Spears Foundation." Seriously, couldn't Britney have just donated it to Locks of Love? C'mon now! Esther told Us that after Brit shaved her hair, "She just looked in the mirror and said with tears in her eyes, 'Oh, my God, I shaved it all off. My mom...
  • Mexico drug crime out of control says president

    01/21/2007 11:20:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 603+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/21/07 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - Organized crime is running out of control in Mexico, Mexican President Felipe Calderon told the Spanish newspaper El Pais in an interview published on Sunday. "Organized crime is getting out of control and is causing serious worries in some regions of the country, like Michoacan," Calderon said. "Murder rates were exceeding those of Colombia at one point." On Friday Mexico extradited four drug kingpins to the United States, striking a blow against warring cartels that killed 2,000 people last year and have turned large areas into lawless badlands. President Calderon took office in December and has sent...
  • Park offers border crossing simulation

    09/29/2006 10:04:55 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 477+ views
    El Universal ^ | 29 Sept 2006 | Jeremy Schwartz
    IXMIQUILPAN, Hidalgo — On a misty, moonless night, the group scurried down the canyon wall, their feet slipping in the an kle-high mud. The sirens grew louder as their guide, clad in a ski mask and known only as Poncho, urged them to run faster. “Hurry up! The Border Pa trol is coming!” A couple in matching de signer tennis outfits loped awkwardly along, the boyfriend clutching a digi tal video camera and strug gling to keep the pop-out screen steady. The 20 or so people flee ing the Border Patrol aren’t undocumented immi grants — they’re tourists about 700...
  • AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE: CLINTON ANGER UNLEASHED

    09/22/2006 5:09:49 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 977 replies · 50,024+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | sept., 22, 2006 | drudge
    <p>FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON ON NOT CAPTURING BIN LADEN: 'At least I tried. That's the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed'...</p>
  • 'IAF is ready for any operation'

    07/13/2006 7:31:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 646+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/14/6 | YAAKOV KATZ
    "The air force is ready for any operation that will be necessary during the current military campaign against Lebanon," Brig.-Gen. Yohanan Locker, Commander of the IAF's Air Division, told The Jerusalem Post Thursday night. The officer revealed that IAF fighter jets, helicopters, and AWACs had participated in hundreds of airborne operations over Lebanon since two soldiers were kidnapped and eight others killed in a Hizbullah attack along the northern border on Wednesday. He said that the IAF F-15Is, F-16s, Apache helicopters, and other surveillance aircraft were participating in Operation Just Reward against Lebanon. The air force, he said, has struck...
  • Shipwreck in Nicaragua kills 1 (U.S.-bound Red Chinese illegal alien), injures 2

    05/21/2006 10:08:10 PM PDT · by Bangupjob · 1 replies · 460+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 21 May 2006 | Staff
    Managua, May 21 (EFE).- One Chinese national died and two others were injured when a boat sank in the Kukra Hill River, in Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, a police spokesman said Sunday. Nine people, all also apparently from China, survived the mishap without being injured on Saturday. Capt. Rolando Coulson, a police spokesman in the Caribbean city of Bluefields, told EFE that the small boat carrying the Asians collided with a cargo ship about 150 meters (some 492 feet) from the port of Kukra Hill. The boat was being operated by a local man, who fled after the incident but has...
  • DFU SONG: Rhode Island's Official State Song (with a new Patrick Kennedy twist)

    05/06/2006 9:43:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 679+ views
    DFU SONGS | 5-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - RHODE ISLAND'S IT FOR MEWe have a representative...who knows not where he's been Perhaps it was cocaine or pills...or a fifth of daddy's gin He drives his convertible...along our pretty shores He is a good liberal guy...we couldn't ask for more We really love the Kennedys...although they're often drunk Well, at least they didn't find a dead girl in his trunk Godspeed, Patrick...Godspeed, Patrick...may rehab work this time Rhode Island is forgiving you for each and every crime He stands up for all causes Green...although we all can see His car has a big V-8 with not...
  • Out of Control - AIDS and the corruption of medical science (LONG article)

    04/28/2006 7:18:46 AM PDT · by CellPhoneSurfer · 11 replies · 1,350+ views
    Harper's Magazine ^ | March 2006 in print | Celia Farber
    Out of Control AIDS and the corruption of medical science Posted on Friday, April 7, 2006. Originally from Harper's Magazine, March 2006. By Celia Farber. Joyce Ann Hafford was a single mother living alone with her thirteen-year-old son, Jermal, in Memphis, Tennessee, when she learned that she was pregnant with her second child. She worked as a customer service representative at a company called CMC Call Center; her son was a top student, an athlete and musician. In April 2003, Hafford, four months pregnant, was urged by her obstetrician to take an HIV test. She agreed, even though she...
  • California Budget Out Of Control - California on a union-led course to bankruptcy…

    04/24/2006 4:28:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 669+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 4/24/06 | Ray Haynes
    I have refrained from commenting on California’s budget because it is still uncertain exactly what is going to happen in this year’s budget debate. This, however, is what we know up to this point in time. Last year, the Legislature approved, and the Governor signed, a budget that increased state spending by $11 billion. The government employee unions complained that it wasn’t enough. This year, the Governor proposed a budget that increased spending by an additional $7 billion. The government employee unions are complaining that it is not enough. The Governor’s budget spends $6 billion more than projected revenue. The...