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Stephanie Seymour and Sons
Are Being Weird Again
New York Magazine, by Allison P. Davis    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/11/2014 8:25:25 PM     Post Reply
Remember when Stephanie Seymour raised more than a few eyebrows and set off one or two incest alarms when she sort of made out with her son Peter Jr. on the beach in 2011? Well, Harper’s Bazaar ran with that very-intimate-bordering-on-sexual familial energy for a mother/son shoot in its latest issue. So, you know, everyone looks great. But the sexy black dresses, the hand placement, the S&M undercurrent, Stephanie Seymour clutching a butcher’s knife while her baby bears curl around her long gams? Ahh, cringe, uncomfortable, can’t look. (Although, a Brant using an eyelash curler? Great shot.) The whole thing

´Northern liberal elites treated me
worse than the segregated South´:
America is too sensitive about race says
Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/11/2014 8:09:22 PM     Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a group of college students on Tuesday that race and gender relations are worse now than when he was a kid. Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, Thomas, the second black justice to serve on the court, lamented what he considers a society that is more ´conscious´ of racial differences than it was when he grew up in segregated Georgia in the days before — and during — the civil rights era. The conservative justice who, among other things, has written opinions supporting limits on Affirmative Action, added that

Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer
Chicago Tribune Wire Services, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 7:48:10 PM     Post Reply
Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw, an institution of broadcast journalism for more than two decades as the face of "NBC Nightly News," has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, the network said on Tuesday. “In a personal note, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer and said he and his physicians are very encouraged with the progress he is making,” the news division wrote in an article on its website. Brokaw is best known for his 22-year run as anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” which ended

  


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(MS)NBC Nightly News
National Review, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 6:48:31 PM     Post Reply
After Special Report is over, I’ll often turn over to NBC to see what’s going on with the MSM bastion. I rarely find the news all that newsy, but I find it useful to see how they’re covering things. Last night was pretty classic. To their credit, they opened with a serious piece on the horrors of the Syrian civil war, but Brian Williams was almost apologetic for covering it at the top of the show, calling it “a situation that demands our attention.”(I suspect the suits wanted all Olympics.) Later, at about twelve minutes into the show, Williams spent

Victoria father welcomes healthy
baby Iver, says goodbye to wife
on life support
Vancouver Sun [Canada], by Matthew Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/11/2014 6:43:35 PM     Post Reply
A healthy baby boy entered the world Saturday evening, as the heartbreaking human drama of one Victoria family came to a both an end and a beginning. On Monday evening, Dylan Benson announced on Facebook the birth of his son Iver Cohen Benson, and said goodbye to his wife Robyn, a 32-year-old who was declared brain dead five months into her pregnancy. "It is with a heavy heart but also with extreme proudness that I am posting this update," Benson wrote on Facebook.

Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘Be prepared’
for immigration protests
Daily Caller (Washington DC), by Caroline May    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 6:22:40 PM     Post Reply
During a House panel hearing on asylum fraud, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee warned her committee colleagues to “be prepared” for immigration protests. “Let me just take note of the fact and in as calm a voice as I might do so … as I understand it before I came into the chambers there were persons expressing their First Amendment rights and obviously through the protocol of this committee were removed from the committee but they were expressing their consternation, their frustration, their hurt and their pain,” she said. At the beginning of the hearing, pro-immigration reform protesters shouted,

CNBC Host: Al Gore a ‘Charlatan,’
and a ‘Villain.’
Media Research Center, by Sean Long    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 2/11/2014 6:19:22 PM     Post Reply
Most of the media may be convinced by Al Gore-style climate alarmism, but CNBC’s Joe Kernen isn’t afraid to speak his mind. Joe Kernen, co-host of “Squawk Box” called the inclusion of Former Vice President Al Gore on CNBC’s list of “Top Leaders, Icons and Rebels” both “stupid” and “ludicrous.” His Feb. 11, comments came after fellow co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin suggested that CNBC ought to include Gore on their “First 25” list for his contribution to global warming awareness. Kernen went even further, suggesting that if Gore would be included only if the list allowed for “charlatans and villains on

  


  

House approves clean debt hike
The Hill (Washington DC), by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 5:48:08 PM     Post Reply
The House passed a clean debt ceiling suspension on Tuesday — a vote that alienated dozens of Republicans and led some conservative groups to call for the removal of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The bill was approved in a 221-201 vote, largely on the back of Democrats. Only 28 Republicans voted for it, while 199 voted no. Every Democrat except two voted for the clean debt bill backed by the White House and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. The two defections were Rep. Mike McIntyre (N.C.), who is not running for reelection, and Rep. John Barrow (Ga.), who

Michael Schumacher skiing accident
investigation into circumstances
surrounding his tragic crash set to close
Mirror [UK], by Byron Young    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/11/2014 5:37:24 PM     Post Reply
Investigators are likely to close the file on Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident in the next few days - according to a report in Germany. After a four-week inquiry newspaper Bild reports French investigators have passed their conclusions to the office of investigating prosecutor Patrick Quincy And, sources say, in all likelihood the file will be closed. That means the makers of the equipment Schumacher was using, the manufacturer of the helmet he was wearing and the authorities who put up signage on the slopes around the rocky off-piste slopes near Meribel will effectively be cleared of any involvement in the

´Duck Dynasty´ Star Willie Robertson
Suck It Obama! I´m a Way
Better Tipper!
TMZ, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 4:56:11 PM     Post Reply
"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson made an impression during the State of the Union address -- not so much with the President, but with 2 waiters who are now THOUSANDS of dollars richer. Radio host Sean Hannity posted the pics ... showing Willie and his wife at Ruth´s Chris Steakhouse in D.C. -- hanging with Sean, GOP Senator Ted Cruz, former Congressman Newt Gingrich and conservative radio host Mark Levin. The group closed the joint down -- the restaurant normally closes at 11 PM but the group stayed ´til 2 AM ... and they racked up a $5,000 bill. Willie

When Socialists gorge at the White House
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 2/11/2014 4:50:05 PM     Post Reply
What do Socialists gorge on while their populations struggle through failing economies? The first course in the State Dinner served to 350 secret guests celebrating the 2-day visit of stag-for-the-moment French president Francoise Hollande will be caviar. Not from Russia, which could be mistaken for approval of Vlad the Terrible, but the kind that is “harvested from Illinois streams”. (Lotsa’ stuff grows in the ample demonized C02 of the Chicago cesspool). There’ll be Pennsylvania quail eggs gorged by guests, and 12 varieties of potatoes, the White House said.

  


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Rand Paul Suing President Obama
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/11/2014 4:39:18 PM     Post Reply
Rand Paul’s political action committee just announced that the Kentucky senator is suing President Obama. Paul will file his lawsuit on Wednesday morning at the U.S. District Court in D.C., joined by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe. The class-action lawsuit will be filed against Obama, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Keith Alexander and FBI Director James Comey. The complaint? “I am filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama because he has publicly refused to stop a clear and continuing

Top dog to be chosen at Westminster
dog show in New York
Reuters, by Jonathan Allen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 3:30:42 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK- Hair driers blew and nail files flew in final preparations on Tuesday for seven furry finalists competing to win "best in show" at the 138th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The top dog in each of seven groups will vie nose to nose at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan for the championship that concludes one of the oldest sporting events in the United States. Among the preeminent pooches are a bloodhound named Nathan who was best of the hound group, a miniature pinscher called Classie who was tops in the toy group, a standard poodle named Ally

Sochi hotel leaves a
different treat on your pillow
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 2/11/2014 3:25:58 PM     Post Reply
Letterman: The main Sochi hotel for the Olympics I think is called the Two Seasons. Instead of a little chocolate on your pillow, the Russian maids leave a potato. Conan: Twelve new events at this Winter Olympics. The new events include women’s ski jumping, luge team relay and finding a working toilet. Fallon: Did you see the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony? There was a massive fireworks display. And that was just when someone plugged a hairdryer in at the hotel. Conan: We just had Groundhog Day. The groundhog came out, saw five minutes of the Super Bowl and then went right back into his hole.

Blue Bell expanding into Vegas
due to popular demand
Houston Chronicle, by Craig Hlavaty    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 3:25:06 PM     Post Reply
Soon, Texans in Las Vegas will be able to drown their gambling-loss sorrows with a taste of home. Blue Bell Ice Cream has unveiled plans for a distribution center near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. Blue Bell will begin being sold in Las Vegas after March 3, when the operation opens for business. According to Blue Bell reps, they will be offering all the usual flavors to Las Vegans. Why Nevada? Harold Gilson, regional manager for Blue Bell, says that the company received many requests from consumers and grocery store managers to bring the brand to Nevada. "We

  


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DC Man Set for Hearing After Arrest
Over Inoperable Shotgun Shell
Fox News, by Insider    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2014 3:24:31 PM     Post Reply
A Washington, D.C. man is facing a large fine and possible jail time after he was arrested for having an inoperable shotgun shell in his home. The shell was a souvenir that Mark Witaschek decided to keep from a hunting trip years earlier. Witaschek, a businessman with no criminal record, is scheduled to appear at a hearing today following the raid by police in July 2012. On Fox and Friends this morning, Witaschek explained that the raid came a month after his estranged wife accused him of threatening her with a gun. Police reportedly used a battering ram on the bathroom

Intelligence Leaders: Al-Qaida
Is Not on Path to Defeat
National Journal, by Sara Sorcher    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/11/2014 3:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Al-Qaida is not on the run, and after being hunted for two decades it is not on the path to defeat. That´s the sobering message from two top intelligence leaders, National Intelligence Director James Clapper and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Michael Flynn during a Senate Armed Services committee hearing Tuesday. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., hearkened back to past comments from the Obama administration about the impending defeat, or at least decline, of the terrorist network. "People keep talking about [how] al-Qaida is on the run, on the path to defeat.... To me it´s just the opposite of that," the committee´s

Stunning insensitivity from Michelle Obama
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 3:08:05 PM     Post Reply
Michelle Obama´s lust for luxury has always been a bit of a problem for her husband and Democrats in general. Jetting off to five star resorts with a large entourage has too much dissonance with the rhetoric denouncing inequality currently in favor with the left. But the First Lady has now outdone herself, and because a picture is worth a thousand words, the damage may be a bit more serious than the occasional grumble over designer shoes and livin´ large. After all, millions of Americans are mired in unemployment, underemployment, and hopelessness. So in the face of all this, Michelle

I´m Sorry, But These Teddy Bear
Commercials Are Kinda Creepy
Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2014 3:06:49 PM     Post Reply
Every year, prior to Valentine’s Day, the Vermont Teddy Bear Co. runs ads advising guys that the most romantic thing in the world – the best gift a love-struck guy can give his girl – is a teddy bear. This year’s ad features “Big Hunka Love Bear.” Big Hunka is 4½ feet tall, and the company says he’s “stuffed with more than enough love to last a lifetime.” Hey, giving your girl a cute little teddy bear for Valentine’s Day could be a sweet thing to do. But, it’s the way these ads are put together that cause the creep-out: the girl

Why is Janet Yellen so concerned
and disturbed about income inequality?
American Enterprise Institute, by James Pethokoukis    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/11/2014 3:05:56 PM     Post Reply
A “very concerned” Janet Yellen told a congressional panel today that she thinks income inequality is “one of the most important issues and one of the most disturbing trends facing the nation at the present time.” But why, exactly? 1.) If you buy the thesis that a big jump in high-end inequality has been mostly driven by technology and globalization, then the alternative is more equality, perhaps, but less innovation here and more extreme poverty abroad. Now that’s a disturbing scenario. 2.) If you are concerned about upward mobility, then family structure, education, and geographic segregation are bigger issues than

  



´Wilding´ youths overwhelmed
deputies at state fair
Tampa Tribune [FL], by Elaine Silvestrini    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2014 3:05:27 PM     Post Reply
TAMPA — An atmosphere of family fun at the Florida State Fair was trampled Friday night by a crowd of young people carrying out an annual practice known as wilding, sheriff´s investigators said. By the end of the night, the fair closed early and one teenager among the 99 people ejected for disorderly conduct was killed — hit by a sport utility vehicle as he tried to cross Interstate 4. Twelve people were arrested on charges including trespassing and fighting. Now, authorities are considering possible changes in fair policy, including limiting the hours when young people are admitted free to

FCC investigating editorial choices and
bias in broadcasters — and newspapers
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2014 3:04:00 PM     Post Reply
“Everyone talks about the weather,” Mark Twain (apocryphally) observed, “but nobody does anything about it.” To some extent, the same is true about editorial bias. People have complained about bias in news coverage for decades, but only recently have the barriers to market entry been so low as to allow critics to build their own platforms to do anything about it. That frustration with editorial bias led in large part to the explosion of the blogosphere, which forced news outlets to deal substantively with the criticisms they created with their editorial biases. That is the free-market approach. Should there be

Republicans Dodge Debt Ceiling Disaster
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2014 3:01:03 PM     Post Reply
When House Speaker John Boehner told a shocked Republican caucus this morning that he would allow a vote on raising the debt ceiling with no strings attached, it was seen in some quarters as a defeat for the GOP. And, in many ways, it was. (Snip)But rather than mourning Boehner’s decision, Republicans should be celebrating. A partisan confrontation over the debt ceiling—even one in which Republicans tie support for the increase to sensible spending cuts or a popular measure aimed at helping veterans—would have turned into a repeat of last fall’s political melodrama that ended so badly for the GOP.

Court Rules IRS May Not
Regulate Tax Preparers
American Spectator, by Ross Kaminsky    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2014 2:58:00 PM     Post Reply
In a unanimous opinion, a 3-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has handed the IRS another defeat in that agency´s apparently never-ending quest to regulate, control, and dominate as many aspects of American political and financial life as possible. The court ruled that the IRS´s rules regarding the regulation of independent tax preparers were, for at least six reasons, outside of the IRS´s authority -- which is to say illegal. The opinion itself summarized the rules nicely: "Among other things, the new regulations require that paid tax return preparers pass an initial certification exam, pay annual fees, and complete

The Marlboro Mandate
Wall Street Journal, by James Taranto    Original Article
Posted By: BamaMan- 2/11/2014 2:57:51 PM     Post Reply
Sometimes it´s wise to resist the temptation to form an opinion on every event related to culture and politics. The guys at MediaMutters.org note one such case under the headline "Fox Freaks Out Over CVS Ending Sales of Tobacco": On February 5, CVS Caremark announced that it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its pharmacy stores by the beginning of October. . . . On Fox´s The Real Story, host Gretchen Carlson approached the CVS decision with suspicion and a remarkably uninformed premise, asking, "Is it OK legally . . . to restrict tobacco availability in a private store

Appeals court: NC cannot
offer only anti-abortion plates
WRAL News [Raleigh,NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 2/11/2014 2:33:25 PM     Post Reply
Richmond, Va. — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a 2012 court ruling that North Carolina´s decision to issue special anti-abortion license plates is unconstitutional because the state doesn´t offer similar plates supporting abortion rights. In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the proposed "Choose Life" plates represent "blatant viewpoint discrimination squarely at odds with the First Amendment. "The decision upholds a December 2012 ruling by U.S. District Judge James Fox in Raleigh, which came 13 months after he blocked the state from issuing the plates while a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union was pending.

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