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  • Austin mayor stressed residents ‘need to stay home.’ He was vacationing in Cabo at the time (TX)

    12/02/2020 3:09:48 PM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Austin Statesman ^ | 12/2/2020 | Tony Plohetski
    In early November, as health officials warned of a impending COVID-19 spike, Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted an outdoor wedding and reception with 20 guests for his daughter at a trendy hotel near downtown. The next morning, Adler and seven other wedding attendees boarded a private jet bound for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they vacationed for a week at a family timeshare. One night into the trip, Adler addressed Austin residents in a Facebook video: “We need to stay home if you can. This is not the time to relax. We are going to be looking really closely. …...
  • Pa. mayor who banned indoor dining caught dining inside in Maryland, and chefs are roasting him

    08/31/2020 7:27:14 AM PDT · by lightman · 75 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 31 August A.D. 2020 | John Luciew
    There are a lot of empty tables inside restaurants in Philly due to the orders of Mayor Jim Kenney, who nevertheless enjoyed indoor dining this weekend in Maryland. The Maryland restaurant is owned by the mayor’s friend; but Pa. chefs fume that the mayor is a job-killing hypocrite. Chefs and restaurant owners in Philadelphia are sizzling hot over a photo showing Mayor Jim Kenney, who banned indoor dining in Philly due to COVID-19, enjoying an indoor restaurant meal in Maryland. 6ABC in Philadelphia reports the mayor’s office confirmed that he went to a friend’s restaurant in Maryland on Sunday. This...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis Takes From Ischia That Which He Bestows On China

    08/12/2019 8:40:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 10, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Francis Takes From Ischia That Which He Bestows On China The diocese of Ischia is as small as the island that bears this name, celebrated since antiquity for its hot springs.But curiously, its history crossed paths a few days ago with that of China, the Asian giant with which Pope Francis is enamored. So enamored as to present to the Chinese rulers - with the secret provisory accord signed on September 22, 2018 - the right to choose for themselves every Catholic bishop in the future, although the pope will have the faculty of accepting or rejecting the...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal

    12/27/2017 4:20:48 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 11, 2002 | SAM DEALEY
    WHEN SHEILA JACKSON LEE first came to Washington in January 1995, the Texas Democrat railed against the Capitol's silk-stockinged elite. "The American people want reform, not phony but real reform," she said in her debut House speech. "They want to know that the days of free meals and free trips and special privileges are over. . . . As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain." How times change. It's about 200 paces from the awning of Jackson Lee's Capitol Hill apartment to the marbled steps of the Cannon House Office Building, where her...
  • Know Who Else Has Received Loans from Citibank and Goldman Sachs? Donald Trump.

    01/21/2016 5:27:24 PM PST · by DrewsDad · 206 replies
    RedState ^ | January 21st, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    Citibank, in particular, played a major role in one of the Trump’s organization’s more notorious bankruptcies, when the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City was underwater and Trump owed over $550 million on it to various creditors, with Citibank at the head. In order to restructure his debt, Trump gave Citibank and other creditors a 49% ownership interest in the hotel.As for Goldman Sachs, Trump is himself a shareholder in Goldman Sachs, which means he has a direct financial interest in its success. One would think that would make Trump even less enthusiastic about protecting me from Goldman Sachs (whatever...
  • Harry Reid’s Nuclear Hypocrisy

    11/21/2013 10:40:56 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/21/2013 | Roger Pilon
    Harry Reid is set to “go nuclear.” He wants to end the filibuster as it applies to appellate court nominations — not by a two-thirds vote of the Senate, as Senate rules require, but by a simple majority. And given the short memories now in evidence, he may just succeed. On Monday, for the third time in less than a month, Senate Republicans filibustered an Obama nominee to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That’s the court that’s checked the president more than once, as when it said he couldn’t make “recess appointments” when the Senate wasn’t in...
  • GOP Senator Ted Cruz Isn’t A Hypocrite, But It’s Time For Him To Become A Legislator

    04/22/2013 5:37:40 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 40 replies
    Mediaite via Hotair ^ | 04/21/2013 | Evan McMurray
    It’s time for Ted Cruz to become a Senator. The mini-McCarthy has made much use of his title in the few months he’s had it, linking Chuck Hagel to Iran, misleading on gun control, punching out of his league with Diane Feinstein, and generally acting like a petulant teenager rather than a crafter of legislation. That’s because he’s largely avoided crafting legislation at all—unless you count amendments to repeal Obamacare or spitting in the general direction the United Nations
  • (Hypocrite) Obamas Paid 20.5% in Income Taxes, 2011 Returns Show

    04/13/2012 9:48:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/13/2012 | MARK LANDLER
    President Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported adjusted gross income of $789,674 in 2011 and paid just over 20 percent of it to the federal government in taxes. Their income declined nearly $1 million from the previous year, when the president was reaping larger amounts from sales of his bestselling books. The numbers were disclosed in the Obamas’ federal income tax return and gift-tax return, released Friday by the White House, along with those of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Obama paid $162,074 in income taxes, an effective tax rate of 20.5 percent. In a statement,...
  • Newt's Health Problems

    11/28/2011 9:02:50 AM PST · by marty60 · 26 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.28.11 @ 6:09AM | By David Catron
    The malady is far more serious than a mere affinity for mandates. When I read that Donald Berwick had resigned from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), I nearly shouted for joy. The cheer died on my lips, however, when my eye caught the following headline among those retrieved when I sent my search engine after more information: "Gingrich-Endorsed Health Care Expert Don Berwick Forced to Resign." Surely, I thought, the gods cannot be this cruel. But they are, of course, as another search confirmed. Newt has indeed lauded Berwick as a pioneer in the quest to improve...
  • Rand Paul and Earmarks

    11/12/2010 3:52:41 PM PST · by Fred · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/12/10 | MATTHEW KAMINSKI
    In my Weekend Interview with Rand Paul last Saturday, the new Senator-elect from Kentucky appeared to soften his fervent opposition during the campaign to earmarks and pork-barrel spending. I reported the shift, while noting his continued distaste for earmarks as a symbol of runaway spending and his eagerness to change the way such spending gets appropriated. His comments have since attracted attention and criticism, and his aides now say that I misunderstood his comments. I stand by the story as written, but in the interest of full disclosure we are posting the full transcript of the relevant section of the...
  • Mojave Desert Solar Farm Blocked By Senator Dianne Feinstein

    12/22/2009 10:57:21 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 16 replies · 1,048+ views
    Gizmodo.com/NY Times ^ | 12/22/09 | Kat Hannaford
    The Mojave Desert—last seen on our virtual pages when the SpaceShipTwo was unveiled—has leapt into the news again today, thanks to Senator Dianne Feinstein's legislation which will stop 13 solar plants and wind turbines from moving in. It'll certainly be a hindrance to California's plans of generating a third of their electricity from the renewable energy made from the million acres that had been slated for the eco-friendly wind-traps. Feinstein's reason for blocking the move is due to the national monuments which were promised to the area a decade ago, the land having been donated by an environmental group. Sure,...
  • The Obama's Hypocritical Date to NYC

    06/01/2009 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 15 replies · 833+ views
    It was a campaign pledge that Barack Obama didn't dare break - a promise to take his wife out for dinner and a show once the election was over. So on the weekend he booked a babysitter, asked Michelle to put on a little black dress and swept her off for a date. The President picked up the tab for a meal at a low-key restaurant, Blue Hill, that specialises in locally grown dishes. He had also paid £60 apiece for two tickets to Joe Turner's Come And Gone, a play about a man coming to terms with the history...
  • Al Gore Leaves The Light On For Ya

    03/29/2009 12:19:39 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 28 replies · 2,005+ views
    Even during Earth Hour. President of the Tennessee Center For Policy Research Drew Johnson takes a Saturday drive by Al Gore’s during the time most environmentalists went dark: I pulled up to Al’s house, located in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, at 8:48pm – right in the middle of Earth Hour. I found that the main spotlights that usually illuminate his 9,000 square foot mansion were dark, but several of the lights inside the house were on. In fact, most of the windows were lit by the familiar blue-ish hue indicating that floor lamps and ceiling fixtures were...
  • What A Joke!

    01/17/2009 6:21:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 17 replies · 691+ views
    Barack Obama preens, and garners this sort of headline: "Sources: Obama ready to ban harsh interrogations": President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two U.S. officials familiar with drafts of the plans. Of course, there is one very big catch: However, Obama's changes may not be absolute. His advisers are considering adding a classified loophole to the rules that could allow the CIA to use some interrogation methods not specifically authorized by the Pentagon, the officials said. ......
  • Big donors are the key to Obama's record haul

    08/06/2008 3:42:39 AM PDT · by cdchik123 · 7 replies · 226+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | August 5, 2008 | Michael M. Luo and Christopher Drew
    In an effort to cast himself as independent of the influence of money on politics, Senator Barack Obama often highlights the campaign contributions of $200 or less that have amounted to fully half of the $340 million he has collected so far. But records show that a third of his record-breaking haul has come from donations of $1,000 or more - a total of $112 million, more than the total of contributions in that category taken in by either Senator John McCain, his Republican rival, or Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, his opponent in the Democratic primaries. Behind those large donations...
  • Bill O'Reilly: "FreeRepublic Needs A Full Time Monitor. It Has None."

    08/03/2007 4:04:35 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 396 replies · 9,137+ views
    Fox News/Bill O'Reilly Show
  • IRAQ(Senate - September 12, 2002) Mr. EDWARDS(FLASHBACK)

    05/16/2007 7:05:01 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 282+ views
    The Library of Congress ^ | September 12, 2002 | Edwards, John (NC)
    Mr. EDWARDS. Mr. President, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I firmly believe that the issue of Iraq is not about politics. It's about national security. We know that for at least 20 years, Saddam Hussein has aggressively and obsessively sought weapons of mass destruction through every means available. We [Page: S8554] GPO's PDF know that he has chemical and biological weapons today. He has used them in the past, and he is doing everything he can to build more. Each day he inches closer to his longtime goal of nuclear capability--a capability that could be less than...
  • Yeah, Barack Obama's Got A HEMI! [ Hypocrisy Alert!]

    05/11/2007 1:51:00 PM PDT · by melt · 36 replies · 1,426+ views
    Jalopnik.com ^ | 5/11/07 | RAY WERT
    Presidential wannabe Barack Obama came to Detroit earlier this week and hammered on Detroit automakers for spending too much time focusing on horsepower rather than fuel efficiency. Here's an example of his lovely comments: "For years, while foreign competitors were investing in more fuel-efficient technology for their vehicles, American automakers were spending their time investing in bigger, faster cars..."-SNIP-That must explain why the Illinois Senator and Presidential candidate owns a HEMI-powered V8 Chrysler 300C. Obviously it's Chrysler's fault Obama bought a big 5.7-liter engine from them -- he just didn't have a choice.
  • Rock star Bono knighted

    03/30/2007 6:12:52 AM PDT · by melt · 39 replies · 312+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | 3/30/07 | Gulf Daily News
    DUBLIN: Irish rock star and rights campaigner Bono received an honorary British knighthood yesterday in recognition of his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work. "I couldn't be more proud," the U2 singer said at a ceremony at the British ambassador's residence in Dublin. "I would like to thank Her Majesty's ambassador for pinning this award on me in my hometown, and the band for not bursting my balloon,'' he said in remarks carried on U2's website (www.u2.com). Bono is now a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, or KBE, but as...
  • (White House Press Sec'y Tony) Snow 'happy' about Gore's Oscar

    02/26/2007 9:23:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,259+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2007 | Kathleen Koch
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Al Gore is garnering wide praise following his documentary's win at last night's Academy Awards -- even from White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. Asked in a press briefing Monday what he thought about Al Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," winning an Oscar, Snow said, "I'm happy for him," and mused, "It's good to have a second career."