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  • Anti-Trump activist 'executed his Republican neighbor with two bullets to the head (t)

    08/15/2017 2:32:44 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    An anti-Trump activist has been accused of executing his neighbor who was a prominent Republican supporter. Clayton Carter allegedly shot George Jennings, both 51, twice in the head outside his home in Pennsylvania in the early hours of August 8. The men had already been arguing the previous night and police were called after Carter pulled a gun, but managed to diffuse the situation. Clayton Carter, 51, is accused of shooting neighbor George Jennings, also 51, twice in the head in Pennsylvania last week +3 Clayton Carter, 51 (left), is accused of shooting neighbor George Jennings, also 51 (right), twice...
  • Rat problem (seriously) [vanity]

    08/16/2017 6:24:37 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 121 replies
    08/16/2017 | self
    Neither a joke nor metaphor, I have a rat problem and seek learned wisdom from others who've combatted these cunning creatures. I have a lone rat (I believe) lurking somewhere in my house. Without regard to the accuracy of that statement or my seeming inability to find its lair, this smart SOB freed itself from a sticky trap and has been Ninja ever since, sometimes not taking my popcorn bait for days (there are NO other food sources other than our occasional lapse in leaving the dog's food out). Spring traps don't work; it's too smart. Or, to be more...
  • Is Salomon Melgen Ratting Out Sen. Robert Menendez?

    08/14/2017 3:45:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 13, 2017 | Peter Flaherty
    Menendez and Melgen in happier times Paul Mulshine of the Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger, the hometown newspaper of Senator Robert Menendez, has penned a column titled, “Will the eye doctor see his way clear to singing on the senator?” It’s about what a judge did in Thursday in Florida. Dr. Salomon Melgen, Menendez’ co-defendant on bribery charges, was supposed to be sentenced for his conviction on separate charges of Medicare fraud. The judge agreed to delay sentencing until after the bribery trial, scheduled for September in New Jersey, suggesting that Melgen may be cooperating with prosecutors and will testify against...
  • Lawmaker Says Rats Are Jumping Into Strollers In Upper West Side Parks [video at link]

    08/09/2017 11:52:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 99 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 9 Aug 2017 | John Montone
    Hungry rodents are apparently menacing parents, nannies and babies on the Upper West Side. There are about 2 million rats in New York City, and some have settled in Central Park and Riverside Park.
  • FBI Leaked Classified Flight Plan of AG Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Ambush

    08/07/2017 4:00:10 PM PDT · by ptsal · 67 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 07, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    **snip** full title-- EXCLUSIVE: FBI Leaked Classified Flight Plan of AG Loretta Lynch to Set Up Bill Clinton’s Tarmac AmbushFBI agents are pointing their collective finger at Bureau brass for leaking sensitive intelligence to Bill Clinton to set up and stalk former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport tarmac in June 2016.The question is who in the FBI breached and leaked the classified information to the Clintons? Was it fired former director James Comey? Deputy Director Andew McCabe? Or FBI General Counsel James Baker who is believed to be under investigation for leaks. McCabe’s wife...
  • Mo Dowd: "President Trump's Really Weak Week"

    07/30/2017 2:41:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Jul 17 | Mo "Dumped" Dowd
    Donald Trump was promising to destroy a vile criminal cartel. Unfortunately, not his own. But one could be forgiven for mistaking the vicious tactics of the MS-13 gang, as described by the president in a Long Island speech on Friday, with those of the Trump White House. “They don’t like shooting people because it’s too quick, it’s too fast,” Trump said, adding: “They like to knife them and cut them, and let them die slowly because that way, it’s more painful, and they enjoy watching that much more. These are animals.” The president could have been describing his own sadistic...
  • Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski charged in political corruption case, says he won't step down

    07/25/2017 8:48:12 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 15 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 7/25/17 | Emily Opilo
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who is running for a fourth term leading Pennsylvania’s third-largest city, has been charged in federal court in a pay-to-play scheme, his lawyer said. The charges were filed Tuesday but sealed, said Jack McMahon, Pawlowski’s attorney, adding that they will be made public Wednesday morning. It is the culmination of a lengthy investigation that came to light with an FBI raid on Allentown City Hall on July 2, 2015, and has since cast a pall over the city at a critical time in its revitalization.
  • Rosie O'Donnell sparks outrage with Trump-killing game

    07/19/2017 11:07:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 35 replies
    USA Today ^ | 18 Jul 17 | William Cummings
    <p>Actress Rosie O'Donnell certainly knows how to push conservatives' buttons. And now she is drawing their ire by pushing her own button: one that makes President Trump jump off a cliff.</p> <p>"Push Trump Off A Cliff Again," O'Donnell tweeted Saturday in an apparent play on Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The tweet links to a game in which the player can, as O'Donnell says, make the president jump off a cliff, again and again.</p>
  • Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president, Democrat donors say

    07/18/2017 2:38:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 142 replies
    Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president, Democrat donors say John Sexton Posted at 5:01 pm on July 18, 2017 Senator Kamala Harris is running for president. The Hill reports that’s the word coming from top donors who are excited about the possibility: The Bridgehampton event, where Harris mingled with top donors and supporters of Hillary Clinton, was the ultimate signal that Harris is “thinking much bigger” than the Senate, one top bundler said. “She’s running for president. Take it to the bank,” another fundraiser said. “She’s absolutely going to run.” Donors say Harris is giving them a glimmer of...
  • In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lifes

    07/16/2017 6:32:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    NPR - Parallels ^ | July 31, 2015 | Michael Sullivan
    [snip] Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. [Yes, the article is from 2015]
  • California Dems Suing College Republicans in Latest Temper Tantrum

    07/08/2017 4:59:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies ^ | July 8, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    Despite Jerry Brown using "goon squads" to intimidate voters, and angry Democratic Party leaders verbally assaulting signature gatherers, organizers of the effort to recall California state Sen. Josh Newman (D-Orange County) gathered 85,000 signatures in support of a recall election. Sensing Newman's vulnerability, legislators changed the recall rules ex post facto (which will assuredly be legally challenged by recall supporters), and now Democrats are stepping up their attacks on people who organize dissent in the state. College students. Or, more specifically, three College Republicans who volunteered as signature gatherers. That's right. The California Democratic Party is suing them, accusing...
  • Democrats Seek To Declare Trump ‘Incapacitated’ And Remove Him From Office

    07/02/2017 2:53:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 108 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 1, 2017 | Tracy Mastaler
    Twenty-four House Democrats are now backing the bill. A Democratic congressman has introduced legislation aimed at creating a congressional oversight commission that could declare President Donald Trump incapacitated, prompting his removal from office under the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Twenty-four House Democrats support the bill, which was introduced by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D. Md., including the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. Former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.,has co-sponsored the bill.
  • What the Georgia special election may mean to Democrats and Republicans

    06/21/2017 1:35:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | By KATHRYN WATSON, STEVE CHAGGARIS
    Democrats' decisive Tuesday night loss in Georgia's special election -- a race into which they poured tens of millions of dollars to make it the most expensive House race in U.S. history -- is leaving Democrats to strategize a path forward for the 2018 midterm elections. But Handel's win only buys some breathing room, as Russia investigations, White House intrigue and policy disagreements on Capitol Hill continue to stall the GOP agenda in Washington.
  • The Democrats’ persistent Pelosi problem

    06/21/2017 1:26:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Aaron Blake
    Politico has a pretty stunning quote about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from a fellow House Democrat, following Tuesday's big Georgia special-election loss: “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.” Yikes. That's a brand of criticism you don't even generally see from any fellow Democrats — much less ones who voted for Pelosi for leader....
  • So much for the Democrats’ ‘resistance’ movement

    06/21/2017 1:17:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Eric Fehrnstrom
    I think I know the exact moment “the resistance” came to a crushing end. No, it wasn’t Tuesday night’s loss in Georgia’s congressional race, when Democrat Jon Ossoff — described as a “near ideal candidate” — was steamrolled by Karen Handel, a frumpy, charisma-less Republican running in a district where President Trump barely squeaked out a win in 2016. And no, it wasn’t when Bernie Sanders, the leader-in-exile of “the resistance,” attacked a nameless bureaucrat at a Senate confirmation hearing for believing as a Christian that eternal salvation can only be obtained through Jesus Christ. It happened the day Hillary...
  • ANALYSIS: Democrats face disarray after going bust in Georgia

    06/21/2017 1:11:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 21, 2017 | by RICK KLEIN
    It was supposed to be the race that would give Democrats their groove back, a chance to claim blue turf inside red territory and signal the political perils of Trumpism in districts across the country. The Democratic Party's all-in approach to Jon Ossoff's candidacy backfired so badly that the big winner was the man who was the target of all the organizing energy on the left. President Trump capped the night declaring outright victory not just in this election but for the slate of contests held in the Trump era. Ossoff became a vessel for national anger at Trump and...
  • Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’

    06/21/2017 12:39:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | By ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Democrats scrambled to regroup on Wednesday after a disappointing special election defeat in Georgia, with lawmakers, activists and labor leaders speaking out in public and private to demand a more forceful economic message heading into the 2018 elections. Among Democrats in Washington, the setback in Georgia revived or deepened a host of existing grievances about the party, accentuating tensions between moderate lawmakers and liberal activists and prompting some Democrats to question the leadership and political strategy of Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader. But the overarching theme among Democrats was a sense of sharp urgency about crafting a positive agenda...
  • Buck Up, Democrats

    06/21/2017 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | by David Leonhardt
    Democrats just can’t seem to win an election in the Trump era. With last night’s losses in Georgia and South Carolina, Democratic House candidates are zero-for-four in special elections against Republicans this year. It’s easy to look at this pattern and think that Democrats are doing something fundamentally wrong — that they can’t close the deal with voters and are destined to keep coming up short in next year’s midterms. But if that’s the easy conclusion, it’s also the wrong one. Politically, Democrats are doing fine for a party out of power. It obviously would have been better to have...
  • Analysis After bitter Georgia loss, Democrats struggle to chart a course

    06/21/2017 12:25:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | by Evan Halper and David Lauter
    As battered Democrats assess their loss in Tuesday’s Georgia House race, they are finding that the path out of the wilderness which they had hoped had been carved by voter discontent with President Trump is full of tricky obstacles. The loss in Georgia was bitter, after Democrats, in the most expensive House race ever, invested tens of millions of dollars in a political newcomer and millennial, Jon Ossoff. Finger-pointing was immediate. Blame fell on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, on the cautious neophyte candidate. The complaints about muddled strategy by the party were exacerbated...
  • Angry Democrats in Blame Game After Georgia Defeat

    06/21/2017 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | by ALEX SEITZ-WALD
    Democrats are tired of losing and the accusations are flying. After going all in and coming up short in Georgia's special election Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers and political operatives are venting their frustration at losing every competitive special congressional election so far this year. Many were upset that Democrat Jon Ossoff blunted what was arguably his greatest asset — antipathy toward President Donald Trump — by going relatively easy on the president and avoiding controversy at all cost. Others, however, countered that Ossoff was a fine candidate who was the victim of a party that is too cautious and has lost...