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  • RATS BEEF ‘Giant’ rat ‘big enough for a Sunday roast’ in London sparks horror on social media

    09/16/2020 2:21:09 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 60 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/16/2020 | Ben Hill
    A "GIANT" rat "big enough for a Sunday roast" has sparked horror on social media after it was found in London. The rat was spotted in an alley in Camden, north London, at the weekend and a picture of the creature was posted on Facebook by LJ Bowen. She wrote that the rat looked like a capybara, the largest living rodent in the world - which can grow to 4ft-long, 2ft-high and weigh up to 10 stone - and is native to South America. More than 100 people commented on the snap after it was shared to Facebook. One person...
  • White House held talks over resuming US nuclear tests, John Bolton says

    07/25/2020 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    msn ^ | 7/23/2020 | Julian Borger
    White House officials held a series of discussions over the past two years on the possibility of resuming US nuclear testing, according to the former national security adviser John Bolton. “Certainly the subject was discussed,” Bolton, a fierce advocate of testing, told the Guardian. However, there was opposition from some in the administration who felt current computer-based testing of US warheads was sufficient, and no decision was made by the time Bolton left the White House last September. When the prospect of the first US underground nuclear test in nearly three decades came up at a White House meeting in...
  • Michael Cohen caught at NYC restaurant — and it could land him back in prison

    07/03/2020 3:08:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 3, 2020 | 5:55pm | Christopher Sadowski and Bruce Golding
    Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria. The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday.
  • Proportionate Response When destroying a police precinct is a reasonable reaction. (disgraceful)

    05/31/2020 9:32:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    slate ^ | 5/30/2020 | STEVEN W. THRASHER
    (@brithume The author of this nonsense is a professor at the highly regarded Northwestern University.) In the early days of the pandemic, did you ever fantasize what we’d do when people could go outside again and gather together? Did you dream of a better, “post-pandemic” America? One with more hugs, more mutual care and concern for our fellow humans, having all gone through (in differing and unequal ways, but still having shared) a harrowing common experience? People are going out again, all over the United States. But it’s not to celebrate a vaccine or a debt jubilee. The first national...
  • JBE’s (Louisiana) New Website Seeks To Build A Confederacy Of Rats

    05/05/2020 10:27:07 AM PDT · by abb · 16 replies
    The Hayride ^ | May 5, 2020 | Scott McKay
    You knew it was a matter of time before Louisiana entered the realm of lots of other states where the government officially solicited the involvement of citizens to rat each other out. But the rats are now here. For the most part, so far there hasn’t been a plethora of examples here of police harassing or abusing people for the sin of exercising their freedom of speech or association as in places like Wisconsin, California, North Carolina or New Jersey, and thankfully Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t issued forth any anti-semitic threats like New York mayor Warren “Bill DeBlasio” Wilhelm...
  • Probe sought in Trump administration's ouster of scientist

    04/24/2020 1:56:56 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies ^ | 4/23/20 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls mounted Thursday for an investigation into the ouster of a senior government scientist who says he's being punished for opposing widespread use of an unproven drug President Donald Trump touted as a remedy for COVID-19. Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, says he was summarily removed from his job earlier this week and reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug favored by Trump. On Thursday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., joined in calling for...
  • 'Pizza Groundhog' Munches Away in Defiance of Staredown From Dogs in Cute Video

    04/15/2020 5:11:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | Sarah Bloomquist and Jessica Gonzalez
    We've seen so many great videos over the past month or so, but we dare say... this may be the best. You remember New York's famous "Pizza Rat"? Well, move over... it's time to meet the "Pizza Groundhog!" He's just munching away completely unfazed by Action News in Philadelphia viewer Kristin Chalela Bagnell or her two dogs. Kristin captured the little, or not so little guy, outside her home in Philadelphia's Brewerytown section. Kristin tells our sister station Action News the groundhog sat there for more than an hour, just casually munching away on that piece of pizza with no...
  • Hurry, Search Google for Democrat party before they fix it!!

    03/16/2020 2:39:50 PM PDT · by MNDude · 107 replies
    It is perfect!
  • Mitt Romney Now More Popular Among Democrats Than Republicans

    03/10/2020 11:15:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The bad news: His favorable rating among Republicans today is a point lower than it was among Democrats on the eve of the 2012 election. Think of that. Righties are entirely correct when they point how fickle the left has been in its esteem for Romney but even the left never disliked him as much as his own party currently does because of his impeachment vote. And the overall shift in opinion of him among Republicans since 2012 is about twice as large as it is among Democrats. The good news: If he can’t get reelected in Utah, he could...
  • John Bolton's bombshell gives the GOP a glimpse of its nightmare scenario

    01/28/2020 2:30:07 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 96 replies ^ | 1/27/20 | Aaron Blake
    We finally got a taste Sunday night of what former national security adviser John Bolton might tell President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial -- if he's called to testify, that is. What we learned reinforced the potential peril for Republicans if they refuse to let him do so. The New York Times reported Sunday that Bolton makes a series of very big Ukraine-related claims in an unpublished manuscript of his upcoming book, which is now slated to be released in March. (snip) -- Bolton is naming names - lots of names - and directly contradicting what top administration officials are...
  • Mark Levin gives Mitt Romney a smackdown

    10/22/2019 2:39:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    CR ^ | October 22, 2019 | Chris Pandolfo ·
    Monday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin had enough with the recent liberal media puff pieces on Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and said there is “nothing heroic” about Romney opposing President Donald Trump. “Mitt Romney is now working with the media and the Left and the NeverTrumpers to try and dislodge Trump. That’s what he’s doing; there’s nothing heroic about it, nothing heroic at all,” Levin said. “Because if Mitt Romney is successful, ultimately, one of those Democrats running for president will be the president of the United States, and our country will be changed forever.” “Mitt Romney is...
  • Reporters Scramble After Rat Falls From White House Ceiling

    10/01/2019 2:09:31 PM PDT · by demkicker · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/1/19 | Jessica Campisi
    White House reporters were sent into a panic Tuesday morning after a mouse fell from the ceiling of the press booth. NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted that a mouse “literally fell out of the ceiling” and onto his lap.
  • I Played Trump in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Debate Prep. Here’s What It Takes to Beat Him.

    07/30/2019 2:54:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | July 30, 2019 | Philippe Reines
    Before any of them takes the debate stage on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 2020 Democratic candidates will already have put in dozens of hours each preparing. But here’s what they need to understand: Nothing they do to prepare for the primary debates will feel remotely similar to when the nominee faces Donald Trump in a debate. My perspective on this is unique: I was assigned the role of playing Trump during Hillary Clinton’s general election debate prep in 2016. His stand-in. Her sparring partner. The ball machine. Over 17 years of working for her, I’ve argued with and annoyed Hillary...
  • Oh, rats. There’s one aspect of Baltimore she can’t get used to [2013]

    07/28/2019 3:30:12 PM PDT · by Vendome · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2013 | Karen Houppert
    The reported rat rate increased from fewer than 10 rats per 1,000 residents in 2002 to 60 per 1,000 in 2009, according to Baltimore CitiStat. A Baltimore City Health Department report that year noted that “the rodent infestation rate in Baltimore is six times the national average.” More recently, 19,869 residents called the city’s 311 number to complain about rats between Jan. 1, 2010, and April 4, 2013, with a slight bump from 7,579 in 2011 to 8,436 in 2012. (This compares to the District’s 311 calls regarding rodents, which rose from 2,820 in 2011 to 3,010 in 2012.) Personally,...
  • Rat infestation in Dundalk prompting frustration, fines for homeowners

    07/28/2019 2:44:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 34 replies
    ABC2, WMAR-TV ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | WMAR-2 News
    They're pests that carry diseases, multiply quickly and are hard to catch. Rodents are terrorizing a Baltimore County community. Stephanie Yelton of Dundalk called the county to report the problem--and ended up being fined. (Crazy Story!!) Stephanie Yelton was fined for "Rat Harboring" She was not allowed to speak in court and they have placed a lien on her home pending payment of fine
  • Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin [2018]

    07/28/2019 2:00:59 PM PDT · by Vendome · 13 replies ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | Deb Belt
    BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday.This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments.Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago it was...
  • #WeAreBaltimore surges to top of Twitter in wake of Trump comments

    07/27/2019 6:43:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/19 | Aris Folley
    A “#WeAreBaltimore” hashtag surged to the top of Twitter’s trending items of Saturday in response to President Trump's comments attacking Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) as a “brutal bully” and his majority-black Baltimore district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.” As of Saturday night, the hashtag was used over 17,700 times. The viral item came off the heels of a series of tweets Trump shared on Saturday, in which he railed against the congressman, who also chairs the House Oversight Committee, and his district, which includes downtown Baltimore. “Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming...
  • Baltimore On Most Rat-Infested Cities List Again: Orkin

    07/27/2019 6:49:06 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 84 replies
    Patch ^ | 10/16/2018 | Deb Pelt
    BALTIMORE, MD – Charm City is once again among America's "Rattiest Cities," according to a new report from pest control company Orkin, although it has shown progress in each of the past two years. Baltimore comes in at No. 9 on the company's 2018 rankings released Monday. This is the fourth year that Orkin has compiled the rankings, which are based on the number of rodent treatments the company performed from Sept. 15, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2018. It includes both residential and commercial treatments. Baltimore dropped one slot from last year, when it was ranked eighth; two years ago...
  • Trump Assails Elijah Cummings, Calling His Congressional District a Rat-Infested ‘Mess’

    07/27/2019 2:26:22 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2019 | Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at a leading African-American congressman on Saturday, calling him “a brutal bully” who represents a Baltimore-based district that has become a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.” Mr. Trump’s attack on Representative Elijah E. Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland and leading critic of the president, parroted a segment that aired earlier in the morning on “Fox & Friends.” The president suggested that the congressman was a hypocrite for criticizing conditions in migrant detention centers at the southwestern border when his own district is blighted. Mr. Trump...
  • Rat-Infested Cities, Pest Control Industry Concerned With California State Rat Poison Ban

    07/23/2019 9:44:51 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | July 23, 2019 | Staff
    California is moving toward an all-out rat poison ban statewide. AB-1788 cleared the State Assembly earlier this summer. But the problem with the ban is that some California cities are being overrun by rats.