Keyword: schadenfreude

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  • Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

    12/01/2016 8:00:57 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    washington post ^ | 1 Dec 2016 | Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker
    As Trump’s team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign’s chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon,... “Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters?” Conway asked. “How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?”... At which point, Conway accused Clinton’s team of being sore losers. “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election...
  • How I Ended Up In A Psych Ward On Election Night A top Hillary fundraiser’s fall

    12/01/2016 4:41:24 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/29/16 | Benjamin Ryan
    Note: Post contains sensitive content regarding suicide. I found out Donald Trump had won the Electoral College while midstream in providing a urine sample for the emergency psychiatric staff of a New York City public hospital. The unlockable bathroom door in this unescapable wing was ajar, and I could hear the victorious Mike Pence’s sinister Sunday-school baritone taunting me with the truth from the hallway television. For the preceding witching hours of election night, I had lain in a fetal position amidst a cast of anonymous men nursing their own crises, my hands clasped tightly over my ears. It wasn’t...
  • Clinton staffers were so sure she would win they reportedly popped champagne on Election Day

    11/13/2016 10:42:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 72 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 11/13/16 | Rebecca Harrington
    Hillary Clinton's aides were so sure she would win that they reportedly popped champagne on the campaign plane on Election Day. Hours later, instead of becoming the nation's first female president as polls had predicted, Clinton suffered one of the most stunning political defeats in history, and Donald Trump became the new president-elect.
  • Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth - Proverbs 24:17

    11/11/2016 11:25:05 AM PST · by freedomlover · 76 replies
    King James Bible ^ | 2016-11-11 | Me
    Full verse of Proverbs 24:17 KJV Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth Just a reminder to me of how hard it is sometimes to follow Biblical teachings . . .
  • 40 CELEBRITIES REACT TO THE ELECTION RESULTS (for lovers of schadenfreude)

    11/11/2016 12:59:22 AM PST · by aquila48 · 39 replies
    HarperBazaar ^ | Nov 9, 2016
    As the final votes were tabulated into the wee hours of the morning, Twitter was ablaze with reactions on who could be the next president of the United States. Below, see the celebrities who spoke out about the polls and Donald Trump's win.
  • Schadenfreude Pie

    11/10/2016 5:11:32 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 23 replies
    Whatever ^ | 26 Sept. 2006 | John Scalzi
    My word, what is this dark and vaguely sinister-looking pie you see before you? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s the world’s first Schadenfreude Pie, the pie to enjoy while you are reveling in the horrible misfortunes of others. Why is there a Schadenfreude Pie? Because after I wrote the headline for this entry, I wondered to myself, “what would Schadenfreude Pie taste like?” My guess: Dark. Rich. And oh so bittersweet.
  • National recall after Newsweek misfires with Clinton cover

    11/09/2016 2:59:59 PM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/9 | kelly
    A national recall went out Wednesday for the special “Madame President” issue of Newsweek that was prematurely shipped to stores and newsstands across the country. At the same time, the publisher of the magazine will rush the “President Trump” version of the commemorative issue to press on Thursday — so it will get to stores next week. “Like everybody else, we got it wrong,” said Tony Romando, CEO of Topix Media, the Newsweek partner which produces special issues under the popular brand.
  • FR MASTER THREAD: bring your post-election memes, jokes, photos of crying Dems

    11/09/2016 12:22:15 PM PST · by doug from upland · 264 replies
    Twitter, FR ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | dfu
    Here's a starter.
  • Hillary Clinton had concession speech ready... but she was too upset to give it

    11/09/2016 10:17:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 94 replies
    standard.co.uk ^ | 11/9/16 | David Gardner
    Hillary Clinton had her concession speech prepared - she just never thought she’d need to read it out loud. And when the moment came early today to admit that her lifelong dream of becoming America’s first woman president had been dashed, she simply couldn’t face the world.
  • Does it suck to be Paul Ryan?

    11/09/2016 6:37:37 AM PST · by WMarshal · 33 replies
    Self | 11/9/2016 | Vanity
    What does the future hold for Wormtongue?
  • Dodgers Eliminate Nat's. Krauthammer and Will on Suicide Watch.

    10/13/2016 9:42:30 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 41 replies
    Fred Zarguna | 2016-10-14 | Fred Zarguna
    The LA Dodgers have eliminated the Washington Nationals and now advance to the NLCS. Nat's fans: look at the bright side. The rest of George Will and Charlie Krauthammer's year is now ruined. Always a silver lining. Always.
  • Colin Powell: Hillary’s Hubris ‘Screws Up Everything’

    09/14/2016 8:11:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell complained to a friend that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “screws up” everything she touches thanks to overwhelming personal hubris, a newly-leaked email reveals. Powell sent the email, one of thousands leaked by the organization DC Leaks, to private equity tycoon Jeffrey Leeds Aug. 18, 2015, a few days after Clinton’s private email server was seized by the FBI. Leeds remarked that Clinton’s email scandal was getting “worse every day” and that she “may be in serious trouble.” Powell responded saying Clinton’s problems were her own fault. “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws...
  • Pro-immigrant filmmakers robbed and beaten filming immigrants

    01/19/2016 7:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/19/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    If a neo-conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, what do you call a European who goes to welcome Muslim immigrants and gets savagely robbed? Besides a fool? I guess I will have to leave that up to the Europeans, who will first have to agree on a language for the term. Esperanto? Whatever term they agree on, will Dutch journalist Maaike Engels and photographer Teun Voeten accept the mantle? Time will tell. Jacob Bojesson reports at the Daily Caller that they were: ... attacked at knife point while obtaining footage for their documentary "Calais: Welcome to "The Jungle." The...
  • As Yahoo struggles, harsh light shifts to another investment: Katie Couric

    01/05/2016 7:42:25 AM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 30 replies
    The Washington Post [Perky Ping] ^ | December 8, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    <p>When network-news star Katie Couric said in late 2013 she'd leave television to become Yahoo's first "global news anchor," it was heralded as a groundbreaking move that would help the search giant and the broader Web go toe-to-toe with the behemoth of traditional TV.</p> <p>But as a struggling Yahoo eyes a sale of its core search and media businesses, Couric's $10 million-a-year deal to roll out video packages has been wrenched into an uncomfortable spotlight.</p>
  • OPEN BORDERS ACTIVIST Beaten and Stabbed in the Back By Arab Migrants

    10/17/2015 7:48:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    An open borders activist was stabbed outside a pizzeria in Germany. The activist, Julius G., was very sad after Arab migrants stabbed him in the back. A high profile open borders activist was nearly killed in Dresden. He was attack by six or more Arabs and stabbed in the back outside a Pizzeria. (Stop Hate Crimes) ** Julius has protested the PEGIDA anti-immigrant invasion movement, and campaigned for illegal alien rights. No doubt, Julius still supports the migrant invasion of Germany. Breitbart.com reported: A pro-migrant, open borders activist is reported to be “very sad” after being stabbed twice in the...
  • Bay Area news crews robbed on live TV while reporting on homicide

    07/02/2015 4:14:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    L A Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Veronica Rocha
    Crews from KNTV-Channel 11 and KTVU-Channel 2 were reporting live at 6:03 a.m. on the shooting death of a woman at Pier 14 when someone stole camera equipment, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Part of the robbery was captured on air, showing a man hitting KNTV-TV camera operator Alan Waples with a gun. Video shows the gunman approach Waples and put a gun to his head while reporter Kris Sanchez pleads for him not to shoot, the Chronicle reported.
  • Judge rules woman who recorded ex-Clippers owner Sterling's racist rant owes his wife $2.6M

    04/15/2015 9:10:48 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/15/15 | AP pool
    LOS ANGELES – The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling most of the nearly $3 million she had sought. Sterling had claimed that money used to buy V. Stiviano a house, luxury cars and expensive gifts was her community property. ...]
  • Netanyahu’s Victory Is A Disaster For The Peace Process (Schadenfreude Alert)

    03/18/2015 2:50:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 61 replies
    Vox ^ | 03/18/2015 | Zack Beauchamp
    "More specifically, Netanyahu's Likud Party won by siphoning voters away from the other right parties who will become its coalition partners. Mainstream Israeli opinion has shifted to the right: to win, Likud didn't need to win over a swath of centrist voters. It needed to jazz up the Right with nasty rhetoric about Palestinians and Arabs." "Meanwhile, Likud is going through a process that some observers have referred to as Tea Party-ization. Younger Israelis tend to be more conservative, increasingly empowering the more right-wing factions inside Likud. That causes center-right voters to defect to centrist parties, pushing the party ever...
  • Did anything ever come of the CDC plane that went to Guadalajara

    11/19/2014 10:15:51 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | 11-19-2014 | Jason Mick
    Executive was mad about reporter publishing details of recent sexual, physical assaults on passengers by drivers Uber is at the center of a bizarre firestorm of controversy after one of its senior executives appeared to reveal plans to spy on and harass the families of reporters who criticize its smartphone-driven taxi/ride-sharing service. SNIP--- At the dinner, senior executive Emil Michael -- who apparently thought he was speaking off the record -- told those within earshot of potential plans to hire spies to stalk and harass journalists who dared criticize his darling company. And his plot wasn't limited just to the...
  • Obama Makes a Rare Campaign Appearance, but People Leave

    10/19/2014 10:10:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/10/14
    President Barack Obama suffered a bit of an embarrassment on Sunday, when he made a rare appearance on the campaign trail but attendees chose to leave as he spoke. According to Reuters, Obama’s appearance came at a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the November 4 midterm election. Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because...
  • School workers say they were fired because they weren't Hispanic ( New Jersey )

    10/10/2014 7:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    New Jersey ^ | October 09, 2014 | Brian Amaral
    Two former school district employees, including the one who oversaw its affirmative action policies, filed race discrimination suits in September, saying they were fired because they're not Hispanic. Bernice Marshall, the former human resources manager, and Edmund Treadway, the former transportation manager, argue in Superior Court filings that the Perth Amboy School District is favoring Hispanic job candidates and employees. "No one's paying attention to the kids," said Marshall, who is African-American
  • The man who tried to shut down a kid’s lemonade stand is now under investigation

    08/31/2014 9:26:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    washington post ^ | august 29, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Today in turnabout: A Florida man who became an Internet villain after his quest to shut down a child’s lemonade stand went viral is now under investigation for potentially running an unlicensed home business. Doug Wilkey, 61, has contacted city officials in Dunedin at least four times in the past two years in an attempt to get law enforcement to shut down the lemonade stand operated by his young neighbor, T.J. Guerrero. Wilkey’s complaint, the Tampa Bay Times reported last weekend, is that the lemonade stand is an “‘illegal business’ that causes excessive traffic, noise, trash, illegal parking and other problems...
  • Michael Moore, Wife Tangle Over Divorce Dollars

    06/05/2014 4:47:31 PM PDT · by Callahan · 87 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 6/5/2014 | Anon.
    UNE 5--With his divorce trial looming, Michael Moore is battling his wife over the valuation of the couple’s assets, while branding her a spendthrift who “unilaterally wasted a large percentage of the marital funds” building a lakefront mansion that has prompted mocking news stories about the activist filmmaker’s wealth. Moore and Kathleen Glynn are scheduled for trial next month in a Michigan courtroom not far from the sprawling Torch Lake residence that the Hollywood power contends became a money pit that cost five times what his wife claimed she would spend on the home.
  • Woman who voted for every Austin, TX tax increase discovers that now she can’t afford to live there

    06/05/2014 12:05:30 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 98 replies
    “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.”
  • ED SCHULTZ ENDS SYNDICATED SHOW

    05/22/2014 6:26:34 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 48 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 5/22/14 | Lance Venta
    With the number of Progressive Talk stations dwindling, yet another syndicated Liberal Talker is ending their terrestrial radio shows. Ed Schultz will cease production of his daily 12-3pm eastern show on Friday in order to focus more attention on his MSNBC TV show. In its place Schultz will host a one hour streaming program and podcast on his WeGotEd.com. The podcast will debut on Tuesday, May 27. Schultz stated on MSNBC, “This change will give me more flexibility to be on the road, to do the kind of shows I want to do here forThe Ed Show here on MSNBC....
  • CNN Cuts, Reassigns 50 Employees Across News, Digital Divisions

    05/05/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 41 replies
    THEWRAP.COM ^ | May 1, 2014 @ 4:04 pm | L.A. Ross and Sharon Waxman
    Producers have the chance to be rehired – at lower salaries CNN cut or reduced 50 positions across multiple divisions on Thursday, changing roles and reducing positions and salaries across the board, a CNN executive told TheWrap. “There is essentially no head count change,” a network executive wrote in an email. “Fifty positions have been impacted. Roles will [be] changed.” CNN President Jeff Zucker met with newsroom reporters on Thursday to tell them the bad news, an insider told TheWrap. The cuts mainly affect news producers and managers, some of whom will be invited to reapply for new or “updated”...
  • Schadenfreude: MSNBC Anchor Sees His Health Insurance Premiums Skyrocket Under ObamaCare

    05/05/2014 11:43:03 AM PDT · by Baynative · 61 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | November 2013 | Brian Carey
    “Thnx Mr. President!” That’s what former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan had to say to President Obama in a tweet earlier today. He was saying it sarcastically. You know, like when you say “thanks a lot!” to someone who bumps into you in the hallway, causing you to spill your coffee all over your clothes. But Mr. Ratigan experienced something far worse than a coffee spill. His health insurance premiums are skyrocketing thanks to the hilariously named Affordable Care Act. What happened? Well, for starters, Ratigan had catastrophic health insurance coverage. That means that he sees himself as pretty healthy and...
  • Nigerian child bride forced into marriage poisons meal, kills groom and 3 others: Police

    04/10/2014 4:46:27 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 45 replies
    Montreal Gazette/AP ^ | 4/10/2014 | Associated Press
  • Hevron Arabs Kick Out Leftist Activists near Peace House (Israel)

    04/02/2014 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/2/2014, 1:14 PM | Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar
    Roughly 20 extreme-left activists and Arab protesters arrived at Hevron in Judea this week, but their plans to spark a confrontation with Jewish residents of the “Peace House” and IDF soldiers were upset, as local Arab residents kicked them out of the city. The activists had arrived with cameras and the flags of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), hoping to spark clashes with Jews in Peace House, the Hevron building that in early March finally was recognized by the Supreme Court as having been duly purchased by its Jewish owners, after a six-year-long trial and a ten-year-long struggle. To the...
  • And The Person Who Foresaw It All Is…

    03/02/2014 6:17:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Haaretz Daily ^ | March 1, 2014
    The was a time when everyone loved making fun of GOP vice presidential canidate Sarah Palin. It’s her turn to get the final laugh. As CBS recounts, in October 2008, after Russia’s invasion of neighboring Georgia emerged as a foreign policy flashpoint in the homestretch of a heated campaign, Palin told an audience in Nevada, “After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.” Just as amusing was the response to Palin’s comments by foreign policy...
  • GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

    02/10/2014 11:06:25 AM PST · by celmak · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014 | Eric owens
    A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.
  • BILLIONAIRE SOROS VICTIM OF 'KNOCKOUT' PUNCH BY EX-GIRLFRIEND

    02/08/2014 6:01:50 PM PST · by bkopto · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | Robert Wilde
    In a variation of the nationwide “Knockout Game,” billionaire ultra liberal George Soros’s ex-girlfriend suckerpunched him in the head during a deposition in their palimony law suit. In a vivid display of profanity, Adriana Ferreyr, a South American soap actress, screamed at the Hungarian- born businessman, calling him an “a--hole!” and a “piece of s--t!” For good measure, she knocked the glasses off his California lawyer Martin Singer, berated his other lawyer William Zabel, and then scorched her own high powered attorney William Beslow with more obscene language, according to papers filed Friday by Singer. Unlike typical knockout game assailants,...
  • Obamacare Confusion Begins as Hospitals Unable to Verify Healthcare Plans

    01/02/2014 7:09:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 89 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/2/2014 | WYNTON HALL
    On Thursday, sick people with Obamacare-purchased insurance plans were crestfallen when hospital staff in Northern Virginia were unable to verify whether their plans were active, reports the Daily Mail.“They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!” a coughing Maria Galvez told the Daily Mail at the Inova Healthplex facility in Springfield. “It’s not fair—you know, I signed up last week like I was supposed to.”Galvez added, “The people in there told me that since I didn’t have an insurance card, I would be billed for the whole cost of the x-ray” at a rate of over $500.Galvez, who...
  • White House 'sorry' for woman held up as ACA success ("Free" wasn't so free)

    11/19/2013 2:04:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 11/19/2013 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The White House is "as sorry as we can be" that a Washington state woman held up as an example of the success of the Affordable Care Act marketplaces appears to be falling through the cracks, press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. In mid-October, President Obama cited single mother Jessica Sanford as an exchange success story after she wrote to him after being able to sign up for insurance in early October. She's since learned that her state's system miscalculated her tax credit and that her out-of-pocket costs will be substantially higher than expected.
  • An ObamaCare fan gets a rude awakening: She can't afford the Affordable Care Act after all

    11/19/2013 2:03:45 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    A single mother getting a rude awakening about ObamaCare, very rude. Jessica Sanford thought she was getting a tax credit and an affordable insurance plan. She was so happy that she wrote President Obama a fan letter and the president even giving Sanford a shoutout from the Rose Garden.
  • Former MSNBC Host Loses Catostrophic Insurance, Is Baffled

    11/08/2013 10:56:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan recently got a rude awakening about Obamacare when he received a cancellation notice in the mail for his catastrophic insurance policy. I bought a catastrophic health policy for $170/mo when I left MSNBC. Obamacare cancelled the policy. New rate $600/mo. Thnx Mr. President! — Dylan Ratigan (@DylanRatigan) November 8, 2013 Interesting discussion...many seem to think paying a high deductible in exchange for low cost catastrophic should be outlawed? I disagree. — Dylan Ratigan (@DylanRatigan) November 8, 2013 Serious question...do you guys think simple catastrophic coverage should be outlawed? If so, why? — Dylan Ratigan...
  • Loyal Obama Supporters, Canceled by Obamacare

    11/06/2013 10:10:05 AM PST · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Pro Publica ^ | Nov. 6, 2013, 9:57 a.m. | Charles Ornstein
    San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election. Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietician and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me. The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been...
  • Obama Care Schaden-FRAUD

    10/29/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-28-2013 | C Edmund Wright
    In his weekly radio address, President Obama preposterously pouted that "it's well past the time for folks to stop rooting for [ObamaCare's] failure," with the obvious implication that conservative Republicans are in fact cheering for the pain of the un-insured. No, Mr. President, we are not. We are, however, having a delicious moment of schaden-fraud. This is the magnificent validation we are experiencing as all elected Democrats and members of the Jurassic media are fast discovering that the man and the plan they have so arrogantly shoved down our throats - and so naively placed their hopes in -- are...
  • George Will: ‘Of course I want Obamacare to fail’

    10/28/2013 1:07:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Washington Post columnist George Will said he wants Obamacare to fail, pointing the impossibility of controlling one-sixth of the economy with central planning after his co-panelist Juan Williams declared Republicans did not want the law to work. Williams accused Will and his other co-panelists on this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday” during the show’s online-only “Panel Plus” segment of “schadenfreude” in voicing their reactions to the failure the HealthCare.gov launch. “[Y]ou know, I just think there is a lot of schadenfreude on the panel this morning,” Williams said. “ And people, ‘Oh yeah, you know, isn’t it terrible — oh my...
  • US is primed to overtake Europe and Japan as the technological leader in cell phone technology

    10/07/2002 1:42:41 PM PDT · by sourcery · 86 replies · 1,937+ views
    USS Clueless ^ | 5 Oct 2002 | Steven Den Beste
    Stardate 20021005.2128 (On Screen): As I think many of my readers know, I used to work for Qualcomm designing cell phones. Qualcomm is the company which invented CDMA, and made it practical, and made it into a market success, and it now dominates the American market, where Verizon and Sprint both use it. There are two other nationwide cellular systems: AT&T currently uses IS-136 TDMA, which is obsolete and has no upgrade path. Cingular uses GSM, a more sophisticated form of TDMA from Europe. And right now I'm basking in the evil glow of a major case of schadenfreude. The...
  • WBAI, Pacifica Radio in New York City, Lays Off News Department, and Most On-Air Talent

    08/09/2013 4:23:49 PM PDT · by Drango · 62 replies
    Village voice ^ | August 09, 2013 | Tessa Stuart
    Summer Reese, interim executive director of the Pacifica Radio Network, choked up as she announced this afternoon that legendary New York radio station WBAI was laying off its entire news department, and the majority of on-air talent, effective Monday. WBAI, the station where Pacifica's flagship program, Democracy NOW!, was founded, has broadcast on 99.5 since 1960. Andrew Phillips, former general manager of KPFA, Pacifica's Berkeley, California, station, has been appointed interim program director. The station's general manager, Berthold Reimers, and interim development director, Andrea Katz, will also stay on board. "Today I have concluded union negotiations with SAG-AFTRA, regarding proposed...
  • MSNBC Collapses to Fourth Place: Loses 12% of Viewers

    07/30/2013 7:05:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/13 | John Nolte
    This year's bad news for MSNBC has only gotten worse. The "Lean Forward" network has struggled in the ratings since the Boston Marathon bombings exposed the network's glaring weakness when it comes to news gathering. MSNBC had hoped to turn that around by going all-in on with the Zimmerman, but it didn't. Compared to last year in July, MSNBC was down -12% in total viewers and -4% in the 25-54 demo. "Morning Joe" lost -4% of its viewers, -8% in the 25 to 54 demo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O'Donnell all took huge hits over last year. Hayes...
  • Obamacare Call Center Will Not Offer Healthcare Benefits to Employees

    07/26/2013 9:36:58 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 26, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    In order to ensure Americans understand how to access the benefits available to them when many provisions of the Affordable Care Act go online October 1, the Obama administration announced last month that it is setting up a call center that will be accessible to Americans 24 hours a day. One branch of that call center will be located in California’s Contra Costa County, where, reportedly, 7,000 people applied for the 204 jobs. According to the Contra Costa Times, however, “about half the jobs are part-time, with no health benefits — a stinging disappointment to workers and local politicians who...
  • IRS employee union: We don’t want Obamacare

    07/26/2013 8:38:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 25, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    IRS employees have a prominent role in Obamacare, but their union wants no part of the law. National Treasury Employees Union officials are urging members to write their congressional representatives in opposition to receiving coverage through President Obama’s health care law. The union leaders are providing members with a form letter to send to the congressmen that says “I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”
  • Retired city workers file lawsuit over shift to Obamacare (Chicago)

    07/25/2013 3:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    WFLD, Fox 32, Chicago ^ | Wednesday, July 24, 2013 10:19 PM EST | Mike Flannery
    Retired city workers are asking a judge to block Mayor Emanuel from making them rely on Obamacare for their health insurance. It could cost Chicago taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. This affects most city retirees and it underscores how, after decades of grotesque financial mismanagement, the only choices left are painful ones. A spokesman for the lawsuit was a retired cop, wounded several times in the line of duty. Public employee unions hope that angry taxpayers staring at a doubling or even tripling of City Hall’s property tax will empathize with Mike Underwood. … When Mayor Emanuel sent letters...
  • Court Yard Hounds (Dixie Chicks remnants)Play to 4 people

    06/27/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT · by UB355 · 49 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/27/2013 | Dave Tianen
    Court Yard Hounds Not that many years ago, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire filled the Bradley as two thirds of the Dixie Chicks. But the Chicks have been on a long vacation, and to fill the time, Robison and Maguire started another group they call Court Yard Hounds. Wednesday night at the Uline Warehouse, the Hounds drew about enough people for a respectable family picnic. At the scheduled 10 p.m. start time, there were four people in the third row.
  • Freep a poll: Should Scott Walker have pulled the nomination of a student...

    06/17/2013 3:17:50 PM PDT · by gorush · 22 replies
    Should Gov. Scott Walker have pulled Portage native Scott Inglett's nomination as a student regent at the University of Wisconsin because Inglett signed a petition in 2011 to recall the Governor from office?
  • Scandal, Power And the President {Article Author-Jay Carney}

    05/14/2013 11:43:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 8 replies
    Time ^ | March 27, 2007 | Jay Carney
    .....Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have spent six years expanding presidential powers at the expense of Congress and the judiciary, from authorizing domestic wiretapping to limiting habeas corpus and changing bills through signing statements. Democrats, in control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in 12 years, are determined to reclaim what they can. And the U.S. Attorneys case gives them powerful new ammunition.SNIP Hearings will be held, subpoenas issued, new investigations launched.
  • Gabby Giffords & Husband Mark Kelly's Daughter's Dog Kills Baby Seal (Killed More Than My AR-15)

    03/26/2013 7:18:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | March 25, 2013 | CBS Los Angeles
    Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Pulls Daughter’s Dog Off Sea Lion In Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Gabrielle Giffords’ husband pulled his daughter’s dog off of a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. The incident, which was captured on video, happened around 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Goff Cove Beach by the Montage Laguna Beach. Retired astronaut Mark Kelly’s 18-year-old daughter, who was on vacation with her father and Giffords, was walking the American bulldog on a leash when the 65-pound dog saw the sea lion, ran off and attacked. Nathan, who declined to give his last name, happened to...
  • Because of asset seizures, I am starting my new company outside California

    03/25/2013 4:09:45 PM PDT · by swamp40 · 121 replies
    Pando Daily ^ | 3/25/2013 | BRYAN GOLDBERG
    ... While the law stipulates that I must surrender this money, I refuse to acknowledge this as a tax at all. This is not a tax. This is an asset seizure plain and simple. The term “retroactive tax” is a despicable euphemism. It is no different than when Hugo Chavez used the benign-sounding “nationalize” to describe his seizure of private property in Venezuela. Now before I go any further, let me tell you what I am not. I am not a Tea Party member. I am not even a Republican. Twice I have voted for Barack Obama, and I was...