While the Associated Press, New York Times, and the vast majority of the U.S. establishment press have avoided directly referring to Egypt´s newly-approved constitution, spearheaded by ruler by decree Mohammed Morsi, as oriented toward imposing Muslim sharia law in that nation, the international press hasn´t been so reluctant. Who do you believe, the rest of the world or your agenda-driven U.S-based news sources? Additionally, as will be seen, the constitution is so unabashedly socialist it would be labeled communist if it had appeared any time prior to 1990. Russia-based RT.com opened its coverage of fraud allegations
The late Sen. Daniel Inouye was remembered Sunday as an American hero whose legacy as a war veteran and longtime senator would be felt across Hawaii for years to come. The memorial service at Honolulu´s National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific was attended by more than 1,000 people, including an emotional President Barack Obama, who had previously called the late senator one of his first political inspirations. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Hawaii´s congressional delegation and a number of other senators, cabinet secretaries and other dignitaries were also on hand at Sunday´s service.
The men of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers changed their names to honor the children murdered in the Sandy Hook school massacre as they took to the ice last night. The hockey team donned all black uniforms with the names of the 20 schoolchildren who tragically lost their lives when Adam Lanza forced his way into the school and began firing. Before the game, the team lined up on the blue line to observe a moment of silence for the children and the six adults who were also gunned down in the shooting.
Huntsville, Ala. - Eight people have been sentenced in federal court on charges they participated in a gun trafficking scheme that allowed firearms to get into the hands of a Mexican drug cartel. The eight defendants were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn in federal court in Huntsville. U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance said the weapons included three sniper rifles and various assault rifles. Blackburn sentenced Gary Lee Madison to almost five years in prison. The other defendants received sentences ranging from six months in prison to probation.
On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” moderator David Gregory took a very aggressive posture in his exclusive interview with NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre. After a series of LaPierre’s answers appeared to frustrate him, Gregory lashed out at LaPierre and held up a high-capacity ammunition clip, leading to a back-and-forth between Gregory and LaPierre. Partial transcript as follows: GREGORY: Because that’s your standard is that fewer people should be killed. That’s the goal here. And the standard is, if it’s possible, your words, if it’s possible that lives could be spared, shouldn’t we try that?
Gun control advocates, following the NRA’s press conference on Friday, slammed the National Rifle Association’s response. NRA CEO Wayne La Pierre told reporters: “How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order? Think about it. We care about our money, so we protect our banks with armed guards. American airports, office buildings, power plants, courthouses--even sports stadiums--are all protected by armed security. We care about the President, so we protect him with armed Secret Service agents. Members of Congress work in offices surrounded by armed Capitol Police officers. Yet when it comes
President George H.W. Bush, who has been in a Houston hospital with a lingering cough since November, needs to "build up his energy" before he can be released, doctors said Sunday. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said in an emailed statement that doctors are still optimistic the 88-year-old Bush will make a full recovery, but are being "extra cautious" with his care. Bush is in stable condition, he said. Bush was hospitalized Nov. 23 for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough. Hospital officials have said Bush has been receiving physical therapy to increase his strength.
The Wall Street Journal has reported that Barack Obama, petulant as usual, was considering using his State of the Union speech to blame Republicans for the impasse in dealing with the “fiscal cliff.” The Journal wrote: Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn´t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault. This was just before Boehner’s Plan B went down in flames
Allentown, Penn./Kansas City, Missouri- Gun enthusiasts thronged to shows around the country on Saturday to buy assault weapons they fear will soon be outlawed after a massacre of school children in Connecticut prompted calls for tighter controls on firearms. Reuters reporters went to gun shows in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Texas, and found long lines to get in the door, crowds around the dealer booths, a rush to buy assault weapons even at higher prices and some dealers selling out. The busiest table at the R.K. Gun & Knife show
With all the worry over whether Congress will take action in time to avert the fiscal cliff, America hasn´t noticed that its skirting dangerously close to the edge of another terrifying precipice that would skyrocket milk prices to $7 per gallon. ´We call it the dairy cliff,´ said Chris Galen, spokesperson for the National Milk Producers Federation. Galen is referring to the agriculture bill that could cause milk prices to double by early next year if not addressed. To keep dairy farmers in business, the government has an agreement to buy milk and other products in the event
It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney’s political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his “better ground game,” could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney’s direction,” the memo said.But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong.
Throughout the day on Saturday, CNN teased an upcoming segment pertaining to the recent Newtown, Conn. tragedy where the premise was “Should white men be profiled?” The discussion, which aired on “CNN Newsroom” hosted by Don Lemon, was based on a Salon.com column by David Sirota published just days after the Newtown shooting. Sirota explained his reasoning and suggested there was a double standard. “I think we should ask the question, ‘Why is America, 30 percent white guys and 70 percent of the shootings in the last many decades have been at the hands of white guys?’” Sirota said.
CAIRO –Egypt´s Muslim Brotherhood claims that the disputed Islamist-backed constitution has passed with a 64 percent ´yes´ vote after a two-round referendum. The unofficial results announced by the Islamist group Sunday come a day before the election commission is expected to announce the final official tally for voting organized over two weeks. According to the Brotherhood tally based on results from individual polling stations as well as voting abroad, around 64 percent of 16.6 million approved the constitution. Brotherhood totals have been accurate for earlier elections. The local media has reported comparable results.
CHINO, Calif. – Police in riot gear flooded the field of a youth football game in Southern California to stop a brawl that involved dozens and possibly hundreds of adult spectators. Chino police told the San Bernardino Sun they received several calls saying a melee had broken out amid a crowd of hundreds of parents who were watching a Pop Warner playoff game at a city park on Saturday. Sgt. Frank Mena said most of the brawlers ran from the field as police with helmets and clubs poured into the park.
National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre said Sunday that gun control measures, including an assault weapons ban, won’t do anything to to prevent mass shootings like the recent elementary school killing in Newtown, Conn.“I know this town wants to argue about gun control,” LaPierre said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding: ”It’s not going to work. It hasn’t worked.” Pressed repeatedly by host David Gregory on whether gun control played a role as one of several possible solutions to the spate of mass shootings in recent years, LaPierre didn’t budge.
Yes, everything is about Barack Obama. From the beginning, he has built his career on his own personal story, and the funeral service of former Hawaiian Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Cathedral on Friday apparently struck him as an opportune time to remind the world what that story was.(snip)The problem, however, is not just that Obama used the word "my" 21 times, "me" 12 times, and "I" 30 times in the course of telling his story, but rather that even at a funeral, he could not keep the story straight.
President Obama has a very serious ego problem, and when he goes off teleprompter, it sticks out like a sore thumb. His eulogy for Senator Inouye on Friday was grotesque in its focus on the speaker, not the dearly departed. Unsurprisingly, President George W. Bush delivered a graceful eulogy for Gerald R. Ford´s funeral, a model from which his successor should, but will not, learn. As David Paulin points out: A great funeral eulogy and not a single mention of "I" or "me" by President Bush.
Edison — He spat out epithets for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian Indians, fellow officers said. He called women "whores" and said a pregnant officer´s baby "should be killed," the colleagues said. The combustible allegations are contained in statements — obtained by The Star-Ledger — that Edison police officers made to an internal affairs investigator about their controversial sergeant, Alex Glinsky.(Snip) "Where the hell is the federal government?" asked Joseph Stenukinis, the former internal affairs commander who submitted the sworn statement about Glinsky in connection with a civil suit. "This guy has been all over the newspapers for a long time.
I´ve just gone and voted for Tim Yeo MP in Bogpaper.com´s Slimeball of the Year competition. I hope you will too. The competition is stiff (Ed Balls, Keith Vaz, Lord Deben--truly, with his silver salver of golden-wrapped balls of suppurating ordure the ambassador is spoiling us) but for me the winner is still a no brainer.[Snip] Tim Yeo: like a cross between Ebola and Chris Huhne? (I was threatened with legal action after that one by the World Ebola Council, which argued I had no business sullying the name of a blameless disease with such dodgy associations)
How do you spread Christmas cheer to others when your own heart is aching? That’s what Ralph Bishop found himself wondering. The 76-year-old retired mechanic from Brockton celebrated his 50th anniversary with his beloved Nancy last June, three months before an aneurysm took her life. “I was with her when she died,” he said. “I leaned over and whispered, ‘Goodnight, my love. I’ll see you in the morning.’ Since then I keep repeating, ‘Nancy, I can’t believe it’s over.’ It’s like I talk to her all day long.” That’s where he finds solace,
In popular wisdom, one-time presidential runner-up Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is likely to be nominated by President Barack Obama for Secretary of Defense or Secretary of State. But if Kerry does get the nod, a group credited with helping to thwart his presidential bid could re-organize to take him down once again. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group formed of military veterans who served alongside Kerry, worked to bring attention to the senator’s anti-war activities following his military service and to raise doubts about the truth of Kerry’s own accounts of his conduct during the war
Crumbling and abandoned, the last remnants of Russia´s wooden churches lay dotted in the woodlands of the country´s north-western corner. Forgotten by many and in the process of being reclaimed by nature, the few remaining churches are exposed to the harsh elements without any hope of being salvaged. But one photographer is determined to capture pictures of the forgotten structures - with sometimes haunting results. Richard Davies spent nine years tracking down the lost churches, and produced a book with the stunning photographs.
President Barack Obama began the holiday weekend as far removed as one could be from the stalled fiscal cliff talks in Washington: on a golf course in his native Hawaii, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. The president´s motorcade left his Kailua compound at about 8 p.m. for Morimoto´s restaurant in Waikiki. The president dined with family and friends and left the restaurant at about 11 p.m. A crowd of well-wishers had gathered and cheered when they spotted Obama, according to a news media pool report. Earlier this afternoon, the president spent nearly six hours at
The leafy, well-heeled New Jersey suburb will station a permanent armed cop in each of its nine schools starting Jan. 2. It’s apparently the first district nationwide bent on packing heat in every schoolhouse since madman Adam Lanza gunned down 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. “We’ve made a collective decision as a town that we need armed security in each of our schools,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik told The Post.
Her silence is deafening.Twenty-five years after the spotlight first glared on Tawana Brawley — a black woman who as a teen claimed she was raped by a gang of white men, smeared with feces and stuffed in a garbage bag — she’s desperately struggling to stay hidden from public view. “I don’t want to talk to anyone about that,” Brawley, 40, said recently after The Post found her in Hopewell, Va., where she lives in a neatly kept brick apartment complex with signs warning of video surveillance cameras.