Keyword: schadenfreude

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  • 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...
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • Paul Krugman Declares Personal Bankruptcy (Satire)

    03/07/2013 7:43:56 PM PST · by Hoodat · 9 replies
    The Daily Currant ^ | Mar. 06, 2013 | Staff
    Economist and columnist Paul Krugman declared personal bankruptcy today following a failed attempt to spend his way out of debt. In a Chapter 13 filing to the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, lawyers for Krugman listed $7,346,000 in debts versus $33,000 in assets. The majority of his debts are related to mortgage financing on a $8.7 million apartment in lower Manhattan, but the list also includes $621,537 in credit card debt and $33,642 in store financing at famed jeweler Tiffanys and Co. The filing says that Krugman got into credit card trouble in 2004...
  • Sean Penn on the Death of Hugo Chavez: "I Lost a Friend" (Bwahahaha!)

    03/05/2013 8:38:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 5, 2013 | Natalie Abrams
    Sean Penn on the Death of Hugo Chavez: "I Lost a Friend" Despite his criticisms of the United States, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez did have supporters in Hollywood, including Sean Penn, who mourned Chavez's death Tuesday. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dead at 58 "Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had," Penn said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "And poor people around the world lost a champion. I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela." Chavez,...
  • NBC To Finish 5th In Sweeps For First Time

    02/22/2013 11:17:07 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 57 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 21, 2013 | Dominic Patten
    An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That’s a crushing blow for NBC... snip... From the beginning of the February sweep on January 31 through February 19, NBC has averaged a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s below the 1.5 that Univision has been averaging so far over the 20 night of the sweep period. In fact, Univision has bested NBC every single night of the sweep so far among adults 18-49 and is poised to overtake NBC...
  • CURL: Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases

    01/06/2013 4:23:49 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 107 replies
    The Washington Times online ^ | Sunday, January 6, 2013 | Joseph Curl
    Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command. With President Obama back in office and his life-saving “fiscal cliff” bill jammed through Congress, the new year has brought a surprising turn of events for his sycophantic supporters. “What happened that my Social Security withholding’s in my paycheck just went up?” a poster wrote on the liberal site DemocraticUnderground.com. “My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don’t feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease is gonna’ hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will...
  • UDC Asks for $4 Million to Finance Layoffs (DC area)

    11/26/2012 7:12:36 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 13 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | Monday, Nov 26, 2012 | Brandon Benavides
    School plans to layoff 25 faculty and staff members The University of the District of Columbia is asking the city for $4 million to pay for the severance packages of dozens of professors and staff members it wants to lay off. UDC plans to lay off 25 faculty and staff members, and eliminate seven departments and two dozen majors. School officials say it's expensive to eliminate positions because of a strong union presence. The school already eliminated 30 positions. A university spokesperson said the school expects the city to pay for the severance packages because the city ordered UDC to...
  • 95,000 laid off since the election.

    11/20/2012 7:48:08 PM PST · by null and void · 20 replies
    Various, mostly Daily Job Cuts ^ | 11/20/12 | null and void
    Since the election: (Updated 11/20/12 at 7:30 PM PST)Layoff numbers Organization # Laid off Running total Sector Notes AGC 70 70 Glass fabricator Plant closure Advanced Auto Parts 80 150 Automotive Airship Ventures 45 195 Entertainment Closure AMD 400 595 Electronics American Coal 54 649 Energy American Cotton Growers 110 759 Agriculture Ameridose 790 1549 Health Art Gallery of Windsor 12 1561 Art Gallery Canada Associated Milk Producers Inc 130 1691 Agriculture AT&T 71 1762 Telecommunications Operators ATI 172 1934 Education ATK Missile Products Div 50 1984 Defense RIF Atlantic Club 80 2064 Gaming Atlantic Lotto Corp 16 2080 Gaming...
  • Sly, others laid off from WTDY radio in Madison, Wisconsin

    11/22/2012 6:45:32 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    Several news staffers at the Madison-based radio station WTDY have been laid off, including talk-show host John "Sly" Sylvester. A company memo says the layoffs included all but one member of the news, traffic and on-air staff at 1670 WTDY-AM and 106.7 WTDY-FM. The WTDY website has been replaced by a holiday message, and the station began airing Christmas music Wednesday. Station operations manager Randy Hawke says officials will announce the new format after the holidays. Sylvester tells WISC-TV ( http://bit.ly/UMT7Mh) he was surprised to hear he and six or seven others were being let go. He says his show...
  • Hostess Mediation Fails, Liquidation To Proceed; Furious Laid Off Workers Now Turn On Labor Union

    11/20/2012 7:49:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 177 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/20/12 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, when discussing the next steps for the company, and specifically the hope that mediation may resolve the epic animosity between management and workers, we stated that "What makes a mediation improbable is that the antagonism between the feuding sides has certainly hit a level of no return: "Several unions also objected to the company's plans, saying they made "a mockery" of laws protecting collective bargaining agreements in bankruptcy. The Teamsters, which represents 7,900 Hostess workers, said the company's plan would improperly cut the ability of remaining workers to use sick days and vacation." Sure enough, moments ago we...
  • GE Healthcare to Eliminate 2 Percent of Jobs in Wisconsin

    11/20/2012 5:27:09 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    hispanicbusiness.com ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Rick Barrett
    GE Healthcare said Friday it is cutting 2 percent of its jobs in Wisconsin, where it has 6,500 employees, and 10 percent of its workforce in Vermont, where it employs about 500 people. The Waukesha-based medical equipment manufacturer said it needs to make "tough decisions in the current economic climate" and was looking for ways to streamline its operations and lower costs. "This will reduce complexity, speed up decision making and help us become more accessible to our customers," said GE spokesman Benjamin Fox. "It also addresses the continued economic challenges in Europe and the U.S., and it will position...
  • Cape Man Wins $30.5M Lottery Jackpot After Girlfriend Dumps Him

    10/18/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT · by twister881 · 32 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Lauren Leamanczyk
    Sandeep “Sunny” Singh can hardly catch his breath, posing for pictures with a giant check for $30.5 million. Just two days ago, this newly minted millionaire was busy working two jobs to help his mom pay the bills. But he won’t be buying gifts for a girlfriend. She dumped him a couple weeks ago.
  • Nearly 40, never married and living with her mother: The sad life of Monica Lewinsky

    10/09/2012 8:33:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 165 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 10, 2012 | Sara Nathan
    <p>Monica Lewinsky - Single, living with her mother and still struggling with her weight - but 'set to make $12m with a tell-all book about her affair with Clinton'</p> <p>Stepping into the pouring rain, her thick hair swept up underneath a cap and rather bizarrely wearing sunglasses despite the gloomy New York weather, the woman went about her business without attracting a single gaze from passers-by.</p>
  • Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)

    06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Larry McShane | NY Daily News
    Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didn’t chase ambulances — just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash. Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal “retainers” to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said. The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month. Kulcsar, who once represented 1993...
  • Report: Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‘getting booted’ as DNC chairwoman after November

    06/25/2012 10:35:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Report: Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‘getting booted’ as DNC chairwoman after November By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 11:17 AM 06/25/2012 Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be “getting booted” from her chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee. Javiar Manjarres of the Shark Tank political blog reported Sunday that “Wasserman Schultz will not be back as DNC Chairwoman after the November elections.” “According to our source within the Democratic Party, who is also a close associate of Wasserman Schultz, the arrangements have already been made for her to leave DNC regardless if President Obama wins re-election or not,” Manjarres...
  • Report: Company who dropped ads from Limbaugh’s show asks to be reinstated (Fair weather friends)

    03/09/2012 6:27:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | posted at 10:09 pm on March 8, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Request denied. A Limbaugh spokesman said that California mattress company Sleep Train asked to restart a “voiced endorsement” from Limbaugh that it had publicly cut off last week. The company said at the time that it “does not condone such negative comments toward any person.”…Sleep Train’s departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train’s withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run…Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich on Thursday forwarded a copy...
  • Heartache: GM Halts Production of Chevy Volt, Lays Off 1,300 Workers…

    03/02/2012 1:04:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    weasel zippers ^ | 3/2/12 | zip
    And in the same week Obama vows buy one, Christmas comes early this year. (DFP) — General Motors has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.
  • The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility

    01/12/2012 5:44:35 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | Oct. 31, 2011 | Kenneth Anderson
    Glenn Reynolds is correct in his weekend post to point to the social theory of the New Class as key to understanding the convulsions in the middle and upper middle class; I’ve written about it myself here at VC and in a 1990s law journal book review essay. The angst is partly income, of course — but it’s also in considerable part, as Glenn notes, “characterized as much by self-importance as by higher income, and is far more eager to keep the proles in their place than, say, [Anne] Applebaum’s small-town dentist. It’s thus not surprising that as its influence...
  • Never has a winner looked so beaten (Mitt)

    01/11/2012 7:10:01 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 98 replies · 2+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Podhoretz
    <p>Perplexing but true: Mitt Romney is on the glide path to the most easily secured nomination a Republican presidential candidate has ever had — while being one of the weakest major candidates either party has ever seen.</p> <p>Paul will certainly stay in it with Romney all the way. Somebody has to. And that is not good news for the Republican Party, which will have to reckon with possibly ill-behaved Paul delegates at the convention in Tampa in August — delegates who might heckle Romney from the floor and otherwise disrupt his coronation.</p>
  • Marshals ordered to seize Righthaven assets

    11/02/2011 1:22:13 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 26 replies
    Vegasinc.com ^ | 11/02/2011 | Steve Green
    Las Vegas copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC’s financial problems grew Tuesday when the federal court in Las Vegas commanded the U.S. Marshals Service to seize more than $63,000 in Righthaven assets to satisfy a creditor’s judgment and costs. Lance Wilson, clerk of the court, signed a writ of execution requested by attorneys for Wayne Hoehn, who was sued for copyright infringement by Righthaven —but then defeated Righthaven in court when his case was dismissed this summer. Righthaven since March 2010 has filed 275 lawsuits against websites, bloggers and message board posters claiming they infringed on material from the Las...
  • NAACP Blasts Lack of Diversity in Prime Time News

    07/07/2011 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7-7-11 | By Nick Andersen
    In a press release issued this morning, the NAACP condemned 24-hour cable news channel CNN for its recently announced prime time news lineup, calling the lack of diversity in its collection of news anchors a “glaring omission.” “The NAACP is deeply concerned with the lack of African American journalists in prime time news, both on cable and national news shows,” NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous said in the statement. “We have come to expect this from the likes of Fox News, but not other networks. While we understand that news is now a 24-hour cycle, most Americans get...
  • Wind-Turbine Maker That Obama Praised Files for Bankruptcy

    07/01/2011 12:14:56 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    IndustryWeek ^ | July 1, 2011 | Josh Cable
    Company is having trouble obtaining financing for working capital. Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Co., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of screws and bolts for wind turbines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday. Cardinal President John Grabner told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the bankruptcy filing is necessary because the company is having trouble obtaining "working-capital financing" from its primary lender, Wells Fargo. Grabner also told the Plain Dealer that the company is profitable and its revenues are growing.President Obama visited Cardinal, which is in Bedford Heights near Cleveland, in January 2009 before his inauguration. "Renewable energy isn't something pie in the...