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  • The reporter who brought down the Secret Service's director

    10/02/2014 8:36:55 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Liz Goodwin
    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who has been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years. Carol Leonnig, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist who has worked at The Washington Post for nearly 15 years, has broken almost every single story on the agency, a series of shocking reports that on Wednesday resulted in the abrupt resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson. (Pierson called the resignation “painful.”) In less than a week, Leonnig uncovered three scandals that pushed the agency’s first female leader out the door. First,...
  • GOP Rep: ‘Politically Correct’ Secret Service Has Allowed 1,000 Security Lapses

    09/30/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 9-29-2014 | Joel Gehrke
    An internal Secret Service report revealed more than “1,000 security breaches and vulnerabilities,” according to a House investigator who said that a “politically correct” culture is endangering President Obama. “There are new details that will come out that — you really have to question if security is their number one objective,” Representative Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), who sits on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that is holding a Tuesday hearing on the Secret Service, tells National Review Online. “They want to be politically correct.” Chaffetz backs that up by reference to the Secret Service’s statement on the most...
  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Cousin of slain teenager Michael Brown says the victim's family is haunted

    08/17/2014 4:04:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Daniel Bates
    The family of the black teenager shot dead by a policeman in St Louis are haunted by the image of him holding his hands up at the moment he was killed, a family member claimed today. Ty Pruitt said that the mental picture of Michael Brown surrendering was stuck in his relatives’ minds as it showed he was ‘killed like an animal’. Pruitt spoke out at an emotional Sunday church service during which Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden sobbed and wiped the tears away from her eyes with a tissue. His father Michael Brown Sr stood grim faced whilst wearing a...
  • Customer gives San Luis Obispo server $1,000 tip

    07/22/2014 5:26:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ksby.com ^ | 7/17/14 | Charlie Misra
    It's customary to give a waiter a nice tip for good service. But one San Luis Obispo server was given the surprise of his life when a party he was serving gave him a $1,000 tip on an $800 check. He says it was a group of regulars who gave him the huge tip. He had just one table Saturday night, a party of 10. But that was more than enough.
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • How Chick-Fil-A Is Outselling KFC With A Fraction Of The Restaurants

    03/31/2014 12:27:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2014 | ASHLEY LUTZ
    Chick-fil-A has surpassed KFC as the top chicken fast food chain.  Chick-fil-A's sales in 2013 passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek. Chick-fil-A has 1,775 U.S. stores, while KFC has 4,491. Despite a smaller footprint, Chick-fil-A's average sales are more than triple those of its larger competitor, Wong writes. And Chick-fil-A achieves these results despite being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. Wong illustrates a couple of reasons for Chick-fil-A's success. 
  • Comcast Cable Miseries!

    03/23/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 85 replies
    Meshuge Mikey | March 23 2014 | Vanity
    Yesterday... Comcast cable...my internet service provider...for the TIME BEING....had a Planned Outage,...in order to upgrade equipment that services this area. No Prior Notice was given to paying customers, During my call to :customer service" Yesterday...no mention was made of that fact that this WAS a planned outage. This Morning I experienced another Outage. Today's call to comcast customer service was Unbearably frustrating. The representative told me...that this was a planned outage...and an unplanned outage. AGAIN no announcement was made PRIOR to the outage. They do have an EMAIL SERVER dont they? Would it have taken a tremendous effort and great...
  • Longtime Social Ministry Convocation attendees inspired by Pope Francis

    03/10/2014 12:02:52 PM PDT · by Welchie25
    Catholic Review ^ | 3/10/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    Ralph E. Moore Jr. doesn’t think twice about serving others. It is part of his daily life. “I deliberately chose a career to work with people who are poor and the working poor,” said Moore, a parishioner of St. Ann in Baltimore and the mentoring coordinator at The Adult Resource Center for the Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore. “As Catholics, (social ministry) is our history and for many people that’s who we are.” Moore was among the nearly 300 people who attended the 35th annual Archdiocesan Social Ministry Convocation March 8 at The Seton Keough High School in Baltimore. The...
  • About your "right" to my service...

    02/26/2014 7:22:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 64 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-26-14 | Dan Popp
    Today the conservative talkers are jawing about the supposed "balance" between a person's right not to be discriminated against, and a business owner's rights of conscience. But the problem, you see, is that the first thing is not a right. I don't have a right to force people to like me. Or to hire me. Or to sell something to me. Someone will say that I do indeed have those rights, as created by the Courts or the Congress or Eric Holder (Fleas Be Upon Him). But the government cannot create rights. Only God can grant rights. And a government...
  • 'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained(If your ISP doesn't like FR...)

    01/16/2014 3:02:33 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/15/2014 | CNN
    How would you like to have to pay a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed? What if you liked downloading music from, say, Last.fm or Soundcloud, but those sites suddenly became infinitely slower than bigger sites like Amazon or iTunes? Those are the kind of major changes to the Internet some folks are envisioning after a federal court ruling this week on what's come to be called "net neutrality." This stuff can get really confusing, with all the government jargon, Internet lingo and competing arguments mixed up in it. But it's also really important and...
  • Cancer Patient Forced To Remove Hat at Nashville Restaurant

    12/17/2013 4:03:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 281 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 12/16/13 | Jason Lamb
    Morton's The Steakhouse, a high-end restaurant chain, is responding after a firestorm of complaints on social media about how it treated a cancer patient dining at its Nashville location over the weekend. A man undergoing chemotherapy treatments says he was asked to take off his hat because it violated the restaurant's dress code. Robert Chambers says he put on a beanie to keep him warm --combating the side effects of his chemotherapy treatments. Chambers says a waitress then told him to take off the hat because it was against dress code. After explaining that Chambers had cancer, a manager came...
  • "Service Learning" through Soviet Brainwashing

    10/18/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    http://crossroad.to/ ^ | April 20, 2009 | Berit Kjos
    Last March, North Dakota gave us a heart-warming demonstration of traditional voluntary service -- in minus 20 degree weather. As the rising Red River threatened to flood Fargo, willing volunteers gathered by the thousands. Before long, they had filled and stacked over 2 million sandbags to barricade the city against the raging waters. Christians prayed for victory over the forces of nature, and by God's grace, the make-shift dikes held. About 6,000 volunteers of all ages had simply followed their conscience, worked together and met the need. Unlike President Obama's plan for government-directed "service," neither prayer nor God's comforting Truths...
  • Park Service OKs immigrationreform rally on ´closed´ National Mall

    10/07/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/13 | Charlie Spiering
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the "Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform" were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday. A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown. Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to
  • One of the Dirtiest Little Secrets About Preaching

    09/01/2013 2:45:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 8-304-13 | R. Scott Clark
    One of the dirtiest little secrets about preaching is that many preachers are using what we used to call in radio “a service.” There are, or at least there used to be, businesses that sell jokes and one liners and gags and the like to “radio personalities.” We referred to these business as “a service” as in, “Wow, his show is terrible.” “Well, I’m not surprised, he uses a service.” If a “personality” needs a service he isn’t really much of a personality is he?
  • Reserving the right to refuse service (Is it a violation of the constitution and human rights?)

    08/23/2013 8:20:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/23/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    In yet another topic sure to enrage, Sterling Beard – writing at The Corner – catches up with the latest news on a strange case coming to us from New Mexico. It’s now gone all the way to the state Supreme Court, and the story may be at an end. In case you hadn’t heard, wedding photographers can’t refuse to take pictures at a gay wedding or they have violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act. The court found that Elane Photography’s refusal to serve Vanessa Willock violated the act, which “prohibits a public accommodation from refusing to offer its...
  • How Will America Service Her Debt?

    08/15/2013 1:19:31 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 40 replies
    Auguest 15, 2013 | MosesKnows
    How Does America Service Her Debt? It has been interesting to monitor and track the Dow Jones Average on those days when the Fed’s actions regarding Quantitative Easing is in the news. Lately the news is about whom Obama will appoint to replace Ben Bernanke. This brings up concern about how the new Federal Reserve Chairman will administer Quantitative Easing. The Dow seems to drop considerably with any mention of the Feds easing the easing. Quantitative Easing (I’ve lost track of the numbers) is averaging $85,000 million each month. The market appears to favor the continued borrowing and accumulation of...
  • Postal Service Considers Cutting Into Alcohol Shipping Business

    <p>Private carriers have been shipping alcohol for decades, but the postal service is prevented by law from engaging in the same business.</p> <p>On Thursday, Postmaster General Patrick Donahue said he hopes the agency can deliver alcoholic beverages and thereby raise $50 million a year.</p>
  • Post Office Hell a Preview of Obamacare

    06/11/2013 10:23:47 PM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    Post office a preview of Obamacare hell to come... (video)
  • Secret Service "Visits" Outspoken Critic of Obama - Because of Twitter?

    06/11/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 150 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/11/13 | Harriet Baldwin
    After you read this- you will wonder what country we are in. Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his "paint" program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened the President in any way, manner or form. On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of "Police!" The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could "take a look around." Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn't want any return visits) -...
  • This North Dakota Mom, 77, Reared 69 Kids

    05/13/2013 4:28:35 AM PDT · by Freeport · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 11, 2013 | JAMES R. HAGERTY
    DUNSEITH, N.D.—Few mothers are likely to get more cards, flowers and phone calls this Sunday than Joyce Dumont. Mrs. Dumont, 77 years old, a Native American of the Chippewa tribe, is at the root of a family tree so tangled that it seems more like a forest. By her reckoning, she has had 69 kids—including six through childbirth, five stepchildren, 11 who were adopted, several dozen foster children and a few who simply moved in when they had no better place to go. Her latest three were adopted by Mrs. Dumont and her husband, Buddy, also 77, over the past...
  • Secret Service: Suspicious letter mailed to Obama

    04/17/2013 8:35:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    newsday ^ | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Secret Service says it has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that contained a "suspicious substance." Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the letter was intercepted at a facility away from the White House. He says the letter was received Tuesday. The letter comes a day after lawmakers said a letter was mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin. Tensions have been high in Washington and across the country since the deadly bombings on Monday at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and injured more than 170. Police have...
  • McDonald's to Franchisees: 'Service Is Broken'

    04/11/2013 11:59:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 186 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/11/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    Fast food giant attributes its woes to less-than-cheerful employees (Newser) – McDonald's is attributing its recent struggles to the less-than-sunny dispositions of the teenagers taking your order. "Service is broken," declared a slide in a webcast for franchise owners last month. Customer complaints have been rising, executives told the franchisees, with "rude or unprofessional employees" topping the list, the Wall Street Journal reports. About 1 in 5 complaints related to friendliness, while others were about speed of service. One study last year gave McDonald's one of the worst drive-thru service times in the business, and the second-worst friendliness rating,...
  • Pitkin Confrontation with Forest Service

    02/04/2013 6:58:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | AmbassadorofJustice
    RS 2477. What is it? It is a provision of federal law supporting the actions of these courageous townspeople. Though repealed in 1976, its powerful effects are not repeal-able. It is about preservation of public property, i.e. rights of way. It is a matter of liberty!! Of the freedom to travel!
  • Soldiers In Afghanistan React To Change In Breakfast Service

    01/17/2013 4:04:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    KPBS ^ | 1/15/13 | Beth Ford Roth
    Soldiers in Afghanistan have been filling us in on what it means to no longer get a hot breakfast each morning - and it has a lot more to do with morale than hunger. The comments are in response to a story that appeared in Home Post last week about the Pentagon's dismissal of a viral email that claimed all troops in Afghanistan weren't getting breakfast. According to the American Forces Press Service: The Internet myth’s genesis came from a few forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province that are closing or being turned over to Afghan security forces....
  • Vanity - A respite from real news. "SERVICE"

    10/24/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT · by youngidiot · 18 replies
    N/A | October 24, 2012 | youngidiot
    Twice in as many weeks I've had talks with people who want me to do business with them. Both were way more expensive than their competitors and both offered the same justification: "Yes, but they won't provide you with the same service that I will." You hear this a lot these days. One of the men I met with was giving me an estimate to remove a tree from my yard. His quote was triple that of his nearest competitor. I asked him why and he said, "Well, sure, they may be cheaper. But they won't give you the service...
  • Parents couldn't read, but they could love him

    09/15/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-15-12 | Laurel Walker
    John Klein remembers more than two decades ago sitting in the freshman orientation class for Marquette University High School and feeling a sense of panic. One after another, students were to give their names and describe what their parents did. As you might imagine, there were some prominent power players among these families. Doctors. Lawyers. Dentists. Business owners. Klein grew up in a family where both his parents and his only sibling, an older sister, were intellectually challenged with cognitive disabilities. From a young age, he was the reader for the family. At age 9, he was deciphering bills for...
  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2012

    09/11/2012 4:48:49 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    White House ^ | September 7 | White House Staff
    NATIONAL DAYS OF PRAYER AND REMEMBRANCE, 2012 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Eleven years ago, America confronted one of our darkest days. The events of September 11, 2001, brought collapsing towers in Manhattan and billowing smoke at the Pentagon, wreckage on a Pennsylvania field, and deep ache to the soul of our Nation. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives that morning; still more gave theirs in service during the hours, days, and years that followed. All were loved, and none will be forgotten. On these days...
  • Massive evangelical church service set to run on the eve of Democratic convention

    08/02/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 31, 2012
    Our take: On Sept. 2, the night before the Democratic convention opens in Charlotte, N.C., a group of more that 40 different evangelical churches and denominations will meet in the 20,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre to pray for the outcome of the 2012 presidential election and the state of America, among other things. Organizers of the meeting have drawn some controversy for their unwavering opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion and they have called on attendees to fast for the 40 days leading up to the meeting.On the night before the Democratic convention in Charlotte, at the tip of America's bible...
  • Outages put Pepco on multiple hot seats

    07/03/2012 7:20:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 2, 2012 | Tom Howell Jr.
    D.C. Council members planned to meet face-to-face with officials from Pepco as soon as Tuesday to address the “unacceptable” pace of the utility’s recovery efforts after Friday night’s fierce storm swept through the region and left hundreds of thousands without power in stifling heat. Their stern response to a third day of widespread outages builds on years of skepticism aimed at the utility that serves nearly 800,000 customers in the District and Maryland. Several city lawmakers could empathize with their constituents’ plight, because they, too, lacked power in their homes. They wondered aloud whether Pepco gave “short shrift” to the...
  • Secret Service shuts down ‘Fire Holder’ protest outside White House

    07/02/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/12 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON — Secret Service agents shut down a protest outside the White House on Monday where about 30 young protesters demanded President Barack Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder. Agents on scene claimed a backpack abandoned on a sidewalk was a “suspicious package,” closing the Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrian mall in front of the White House, and the adjoining Lafayette Park, from protesters and tourists. All pedestrian traffic, including media, was forced to retreat to side streets. Officers roped the streets off with bright yellow crime scene tape and brought in bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs. After waiting on the sidewalk behind the...
  • Military Veteran Claims NJ Wawa Restricted Him From Bringing Service Dog Inside (Video)

    06/28/2012 4:26:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | Diana Rocco
    MILLVILLE, N.J. (CBS) - Thirty-three-year old Patrick Stark goes everywhere with his medical dog, Copenhagen. “Rarely do I get emotional at all, but this was a really sad experience for me,” Stark said outside his Vine Street home in Millville Tuesday. The military veteran has suffered seizures since sustaining a brain injury when he was mugged three years ago in Seattle, Washington, where he just moved from a few months ago. He’s had Copenhagen every since. The dog alerts him when the seizures are coming, enabling him to avoid them, which has saved his life. “At this point, I have...
  • Service: A Touching Testament to Our Heroes in Uniform

    06/23/2012 9:05:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 23, 2012 | Elise Cooper
    Marcus Luttrell with James D. Hornfischer has written another emotional story that the reader will not want to put down. Titled Service, this one is the sequel to the compelling and gripping Lone Survivor. (Lone Survivor chronicles what happened to Marcus in Afghanistan. It documents a reconnaissance mission, Operation Redwing, in June 2005 when four US Navy SEALs were dropped into the mountainous region between the Afghan-Pakistan borders to observe the activities of a top al-Qaeda leader. It is believed that local goat herders who had crossed the SEALs' path, yet were released by them, informed the Taliban of the...
  • Biden's wife takes Secret Service lingerie shopping in Chicago (Video)

    06/19/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/19/12 | William Kelly
    CHICAGO – Chicago’s summer violence spree didn’t stop Vice Presidenr Biden’s wife, Jill, from lingerie shopping on the tony Michigan Avenue shopping district with full Secret Service detail and Chicago police escort. Mrs. Biden was captured on iPhone video exiting La Perla, at 535 N. Michigan Avenue, a high-end lingerie boutique Monday afternoon. According to the company’s website, prices for a La Perla nightie or sheer babydoll can set you back anywhere from $114 to a whopping $677. Earlier that day, the Bidens held a political fundraiser at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse with luncheon tickets ranging from $5,000
  • NJ to lower flags to half-staff to honor Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III, killed in action in Afghanistan

    06/06/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jersey Journal
    6:20 p.m. UPDATE: Gov. Christie has issued an EXECUTIVE ORDER requiring all state flags be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III. Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy is urging all businesses in the town to join the city in lowering American flags to half-staff tomorrow through Saturday in honor of the 22-year-old local man killed in action in Afghanistan last month.
  • U.S. Army soldier from Jersey City killed in Afghanistan

    06/03/2012 8:02:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 2, 2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    Army Pfc. LeRoy DeRonde III was coming into his own, distancing himself from a hard-luck childhood and stepping up to take care of his family. The 22-year-old Jersey City man saw the military as a way to do that, his family said, in a plan that began to form eight years ago when his mother, Elizabeth, died of cancer. Her absence shook the family’s foundation and then profoundly galvanized her eldest son. "He realized he was going to put the family on his shoulders. The military was his calling to do that financially," DeRonde’s cousin, Jason Owen, said last night...
  • Koran to be read during televised church service

    06/02/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 34 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 3 June 2012 | Cathcon
    There is controversy in advance of a televised church service on 17 June on ZDF (Cathcon- German equivalent of BBC). The reason: during the service of the Evangelical Free Church congregation (Baptist) in Kamp-Lintfort work where Christians and Muslim work alongside eachother in the mines, there will be a reading from the Koran. As the Baptist pastor, André Carouge explained, Christians and Muslims have maintained close relationships in Kamp-Lintfort since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 in the United States.
  • U.S. Presidents As Seen Through the (Well-Informed) Eyes of the Secret Service

    05/22/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 43 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 22, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If those Ray-Bans could only talk... Yet now they have: a new book has let out a few gems,  and has got some other former agents talking, too: JFK: 'A philanderer of the highest order...'One agent assigned to guard the charismatic leader got to know a 'cheating, reckless husband whose aides snuck women into the White House to appease his sexual appetite.'Some Catholic- but little surprise: FBI files speak of the horndog Kennedy brothers' special Manhattan townhouse, used solely for the purpose of holding orgies along with booty bangin' buds Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr (explains the crosseyed perma-grin). LBJ: Blowhard liberal successor...
  • The Spiritual Works of Mercy [Catholic Caucus]

    05/20/2012 9:59:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicMessage.blogspot.com ^ | Monday, March 19, 2007 | John
    The Spiritual Works of Mercy Mercy is a virtue. It compels us to alleviate the suffering of another. The Church presents us with 7 spiritual and 7 corporeal works of mercy. These are ways in which we can practice charity to others and thus bring about tremendous good in the world. The practice of these works is required of all of us. These works are binding. Though it may not always be possible to practice them, as the situation does not present itself to perform these works at all times, we should always take the opportunities to live by...
  • The Corporal Works of Mercy [Catholic Caucus]

    05/20/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CatholicMessage.blogspot.com ^ | Tuesday, March 20, 2007 | John
    The Corporal Works of Mercy "And the crowds asked him, "What then should we do?" He said to them in reply, "Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise." - Luke 3:10-11 The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy are:-To feed the hungry;-To give drink to the thirsty;-To clothe the naked;-To harbor the harborless;-To visit the sick;-To ransom the captive;-To bury the dead. Faith calls us to follow the 10 Commandment, to receive the Sacraments, and to pray, but it also calls us to practice charity for our neighbors...
  • Secret Service Agents: We Were Too Drunk To Have Sex

    04/25/2012 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Last night, President Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s unwatchable late-night show – a show most notable for Fallon’s almost-incredible inability to keep a straight face while telling the world’s least funny jokes – to discuss the Secret Service prostitution scandal. “The Secret Service, these guys are incredible,” Obama said. “They protect me, they protect our girls. A couple of knuckleheads shouldn’t detract from what they do. What they were thinking, I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.” But the Secret Service agents in question don’t need Obama’s help in their defense.
  • Secret Service needs more women in its ranks

    04/24/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2012 | Joe Davidson
    Maybe the Secret Service has too much testosterone. Would more female agents have made the sex scandal involving special agents and Colombian prostitutes less likely? No one can answer that with any certainty, but the scandal does raise the issue of gender diversity among those who are willing to die for the president. There is very little diversity among them — about 90 percent of Secret Service agents are men. The probability of the scandal happening “would have been reduced significantly” if there were more women on the Cartagena detail, said Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.). Greater gender diversity can set...
  • EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal

    04/19/2012 12:37:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 19, 2012 | Edgar Sandoval
    The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agency’s worst sex scandal. One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Tania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.
  • After Years of Cultural Rot, Why are We Surprised by the Secret Service Scandal?

    04/16/2012 1:03:53 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4/16/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's cut to the chase, and let's get to the real question in the Secret Service hooker scandal in Colombia. What I want to know is, did those Colombian hookers have to pay for their own contraception, or are they covered under Obama's health care plan as it extends to the Secret Service agents? That's the question. That's what everybody ought to be asking. With the War on Women being waged at full strength, how could that question not come up? How could that question not be asked? It wasn't asked by anybody on the Sunday shows....
  • Obama wants 'rigorous' Secret Service probe (Hussein gonna be "angry")

    04/15/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/15/12
    Obama wants 'rigorous' Secret Service probeAFP – 1 hr 41 mins ago US President Barack Obama said Sunday he expected a "rigorous" probe into a sex scandal involving Secret Service agents, warning he would be "angry" if the allegations were true. The incident -- which saw 11 Secret Service and five military personnel pulled from their duties in Cartagena, Colombia at the Summit of the Americas -- overshadowed the talks attended by Obama and other regional leaders. The US Secret Service, which has sent the men back to the United States, is investigating claims they brought prostitutes to their hotel...
  • I dont believe the accusations against the Secret Service

    04/14/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-14-12 | Dan Lothian
    The Secret Service is an honorable organization, willing to put up with abuse from Hillary and others while putting their lives at risk protecting them. I dont believe this story.
  • Constitution doesn’t guarantee free contraceptives

    03/27/2012 4:21:16 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 7 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Last month, the grossly exaggerated testimony of a 30-year-old Georgetown law student delivered before an ad hoc congressional committee quite blatantly attempted to expand the legal definition of the term, “denial of services.” When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services held that all employers, even religious institutions, must provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive services, including those aiding abortions, to its employees, it set off a firestorm within the Roman Catholic community. The department’s mandate directly conflicts with the church’s 2,000-year history celebrating the sanctity of life. When health officials issued their decision, U.S. Rep. Darrell E. Issa,...
  • Arpaio requests Obama's Selective Service card

    03/21/2012 9:15:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies · 2+ views
    Scripps Media, Inc. ^ | 3/21/12 | ABC15.com Staff
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has asked the Director of the U.S. Selective Service to investigate the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s registration card from 1980. This after his volunteer posse looked into whether President Obama’s birth certificate was real or not . Critics say the group did not work with the original document making any findings irrelevant. The sheriff has asked Director Lawrence Romo to produce the original form so forensic document examiners can analyze the document.
  • Obama Visits Wounded Service Members

    03/02/2012 3:47:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    abc ^ | 3/2/12 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama spent this afternoon visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, meeting 27 injured troops and awarding eight purple hearts. During his visit to the hospital the president met with 11 soldiers, 14 Marines, one sailor and one NATO forces member, according to the White House. Twenty-six of the service members that the president met were injured in Afghanistan and one was wounded in Iraq. The visit comes just two days after the president honored Iraq veterans at a White House dinner, praising those who served as heroes and welcoming them home after nearly nine...
  • 5 U.S. Service Members Found Responsible for Koran Burnings

    03/02/2012 2:51:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/2/12 | Graham Bowley & Alissa J. Rubin
    Kabul, Afghanistan — Five American service members and an Afghan-American linguist were directly involved in the burning of Korans at a NATO base, an event a week ago that plunged Afghanistan into days of violent protests, according to the preliminary conclusions of a joint military investigation. “All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,” said an official familiar with the joint Afghan-American investigation into the Koran burnings, who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. Significantly, the five service members found responsible so far include military