A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Gov. Christie asks federal
government to pay for
100 percent of Sandy recovery

NJ.com, by Jenna Portnoy

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 12/4/2012 5:01:44 PM

Trenton — After meeting with White House officials and Congressional leaders in D.C. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Gov. Chris Christie will make a similar trip Thursday to push for federal funding of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. The Associated Press reported Cuomo´s comment, but spokesman Kevin Roberts declined to confirm. While Cuomo was speaking to reporters, Christie´s office released two statements. In the first, Christie asked that the federal government reimburse 100 percent of costs related to Sandy recovery, beyond the usual 75 percent or the 90 percent President Obama can authorize. The second was a joint statement

Comments:
A big payday awaits the reasonably priced and entirely uncorrupt labor unions and assorted public officials who never stick their fingers in the pot.

Did Christie know the fix was in?

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 12/4/2012 5:04:51 PM     (No. 9048563)

Election´s over, they don´t need theater props anymore.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 2 - Posted by: msjena, 12/4/2012 5:11:05 PM     (No. 9048576)

Will the Feds pay for the no-show construction jobs, too?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/4/2012 5:11:49 PM     (No. 9048577)

Aren´t people suppose to buy insurance in case of disaster? I will take care myself & expect others to do the same. David Crockett was right, when he explained to Congress why they shouldn´t give a pension to the widow of an Admiral from the Revolutionary War. If they as individual Congressman wanted to give her money that was one thing. But they had no right to give away the "people´s money". I think that thought process has gotten lost somewhere along the line.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/4/2012 5:20:43 PM     (No. 9048589)

"The election´s over, Christie. Again, I won. Get in line behind former Rep. Cao."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/4/2012 5:21:17 PM     (No. 9048590)

And a month later millions of $$ more in damages are being found every day. Maybe every hour.

That will continue so as long as there is a chance someone else will pay to fix it.

Have a solution? I don´t.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/4/2012 5:23:30 PM     (No. 9048592)

This is crazy, and I live in NJ. Ever hear of Homeowners Insurance? On your on pal.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 7 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/4/2012 5:28:12 PM     (No. 9048602)

How ´bout "NO!", Chris? I appreciate the damage to New Jersey and the hard times the people of that state are going through. But it is not the role of the federal government to compel ME to pay to rebuild the New Jersey shoreline and the structures that were on it prior to Sandy.

If my house burns down, it isn´t the responsibility of my community to rebuild my home. If I lose my job, it isn´t the responsibility of my neighbors to feed me.

Chris Christie, you are a collectivist p.o.s. through and through. I had high hopes for you, once. That time has long passed.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/4/2012 5:31:24 PM     (No. 9048606)

Why not? After all, its just our money.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 9 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/4/2012 5:35:44 PM     (No. 9048608)

"Checks in the mail!"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 10 - Posted by: yuban, 12/4/2012 5:37:35 PM     (No. 9048613)

....and the beat goes on....

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 11 - Posted by: kahunavol, 12/4/2012 5:46:09 PM     (No. 9048625)

But Ann Coulter and others assure me that he is a fiscal conservative we can trust.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 12 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 12/4/2012 5:50:41 PM     (No. 9048628)

I am still disgusted that the area was so unprepared that such a (relatively) mild hurricane could cause such damage.

I know levies and the like not sexy, but it´s basic infrastructure and for the local governments to not have that kind of thing is place is absurd.

Just wait until they get hit with a Cat 5 like Ike or whatever that hits Texas and Florida with regularity.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: pomom, 12/4/2012 5:56:22 PM     (No. 9048642)

Christie honestly thought his Obama kumbaya moment would pay off. Silly boy.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/4/2012 6:09:06 PM     (No. 9048657)

Life is full of risks. Is the federal government now responsible for all of life´s risks?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 15 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/4/2012 6:10:59 PM     (No. 9048659)

Just throw him a twinkie and he will go away.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 16 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/4/2012 6:19:50 PM     (No. 9048672)

Buying insurance is the self-reliant thing to do. We have our own risks to take...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 17 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 12/4/2012 6:32:18 PM     (No. 9048687)

King Boz: Chris Crusty?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/4/2012 6:36:31 PM     (No. 9048691)

Why am I busting my butt to pay my insurance premium every month?
I am really sorry so many lost their (mostly) vacation homes, but I can´t afford to contribute to rebuilding them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 19 - Posted by: CEP, 12/4/2012 6:43:44 PM     (No. 9048699)

Sure why not give 100% to New York also, after all, the USA is rolling in money in the treasury.

I am amazed at how the East Coast liberals are always telling us in the middle of the country how much better they are, how much they deserve. If liberals were so good why do they need someone else to fix their problems. Sorry you got hit by a hurricane, sorry your not capable of taking care of yourself, but I am sick and tired of doling out money to these east coast liberals when they are they ones that are always telling others how to do things. Fix your own problems.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 20 - Posted by: CEP, 12/4/2012 6:45:16 PM     (No. 9048701)

Oh, btw, your wife is pleading for people to send money for hurricane relief fund, what are you going to do with that money?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/4/2012 6:46:22 PM     (No. 9048704)

Texas Secede.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 22 - Posted by: uno, 12/4/2012 6:50:24 PM     (No. 9048709)

#16´s got the right idea. Unfortunately Hostess is outta business, but I´ll bet a box of Krispy Kremes will do the trick!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/4/2012 6:51:15 PM     (No. 9048711)

who´s running against him.. how do i contribute..

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2012 7:03:50 PM     (No. 9048722)

Sure he does.

What´s his second choice? 99%?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 25 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/4/2012 7:32:02 PM     (No. 9048753)

Hey, Ms. Coulter, want to rethink that?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 26 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 12/4/2012 7:40:47 PM     (No. 9048761)

Gov Christie, the check is in the mail.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 27 - Posted by: ho72, 12/4/2012 7:52:40 PM     (No. 9048773)

The US Government´s contribution to rebuild San Fran after the 1906 earthquake and Chicago after the Great fire?

$0.00

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/4/2012 7:59:04 PM     (No. 9048782)

Gov Christie has not purchased any insurance from the taxpayers. I suggest he call his insurance carrier.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 29 - Posted by: DARling, 12/4/2012 8:05:16 PM     (No. 9048788)

Funny, the Chinese built the Great Wall way before modern tools and machinery existed. Why can´t we build coastal defenses like the Galveston sea wall? They had to have just one catastrophe before they wised up.

Either build defenses against storms, or move away from the coast. Going through this time after time is a ridiculous waste of money.

That goes for people who live on rivers that frequently flood as well. Insurance should not cover rebuilding houses in flood plain areas.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 30 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/4/2012 8:37:02 PM     (No. 9048820)

I´m sorry for the storm victimsand their awful losses especially as this happens to be the cold time of the year - I make no comparisons to Katrina - that was a different sort of disaster. If you fancy your luck living on flat land alongside an ocean, you are a gambler and should not expect others to pay for your folly. We will not let you go hungry and unclothed, but we would hope you will use your common sense and move to high ground in future. The charitable organisations will do more to help you than the government ever will, and that´s the way it has always been. Look to Joplin Mo. for inspiration..

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 31 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/4/2012 8:58:50 PM     (No. 9048844)

Both NY & NJ are asking for 100% reimbursement... Why not tap the hollywood & music giants that make their $$ there?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 32 - Posted by: Shells, 12/4/2012 9:13:43 PM     (No. 9048870)

#31 is an outstandingly thoughtful post.
Thank you.

Ldotters always say things better than I could.


  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 33 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/4/2012 11:52:10 PM     (No. 9049111)

Let´s remember some of those large neighborhoods destroyed are those with large numbers of "public servants" like six figure a year NYFD members. They expect the pols to do this for them!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/5/2012 12:42:22 AM     (No. 9049168)

G-d bless they people that lost everything, but Christie acts like no one had homeowner´s, renters or business insurance.
That amount, along with millions in donations pouring into the Red Cross, is unknown weeks later.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/5/2012 12:44:09 AM     (No. 9049170)

Sorry for typo, it was ´the´ people, not they.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/5/2012 4:15:40 AM     (No. 9049258)

That´s one way to get a few billion extra to bail out NJ.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 37 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/5/2012 5:14:25 AM     (No. 9049268)

This should silence those who claim he is really a conservative.

But it won´t.
.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 38 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/5/2012 10:11:58 AM     (No. 9049685)

And later today CC will sign the bill creating the Insurance Exchange, just like he was TOLD to do (betcha he was told that no $$ will be forthcoming until he does sign it) and then he will sit there in the dark, listening to Bruce hoping he gets a kiss at the end of the night from Lovely Barry.....
CC is not now, nor has he EVER been a conservative, and frankly I do not beleive he was ever a Republican.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 39 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/5/2012 10:12:19 AM     (No. 9049686)

Aaarrggghh.........´believe"

  Click Here if you Like this Comment



Post Reply   Close thread 714400




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Ribicon"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Ribicon"



California positively gets a negative
from Tesla on battery factory
Los Angeles Times, by Jerry Hirsch    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/7/2014 8:24:34 PM     Post Reply
California loves Tesla Motors. The Palo Alto electric car maker´s Model S sedan is the state´s new eco-luxury status symbol. Californians bought more than a third of Teslas sold globally last year. Residents of the state pack the order list for Tesla´s next offering, a sport utility vehicle. California pollution-control policies enable Tesla to rake in tens of millions of dollars each year from selling environmental credits to other automakers — a key source of Tesla´s revenue. (Snip) When it comes to building a $4-billion to $5-billion battery factory that will employ 6,500 workers, Tesla is shunning the

Victim in possible Manhattan
´knockout game´ attack speaks out
WABC-TV [New York, NY], by N.J. Burkett    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/7/2014 10:20:36 AM     Post Reply
New York — Investigators are looking for the person who randomly punched a man in apparent case of the knockout game after the victim left a bar in Manhattan. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on Bowery Street on the Lower East Side. Surveillance video shows a man attack 23-year-old Kyle Rogers, of Rockville Centre, from behind as he was walking down the street. Another man can be seen on the video recording the whole thing. Rogers suffered a broken jaw, which had to be wired shut. He was unconscious for several minutes before being taken to

Woman punched by group in random attack
WABC-TV [New York, NY], by N.J. Burkett    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/7/2014 10:20:14 AM     Post Reply
New York — Four men assaulted a young woman in a vicious attack on the streets of Brooklyn. New surveillance shows the men after what could be another case of the so-called "knockout game". "It could have been me, just as easily it could have been her, and it´s terrifying," a neighbor said. She says it was traumatic. NYPD detectives say surveillance images show the suspects moments after they left their victim battered in the street. It was an apparently random assault on a Sunday afternoon with no obvious motive. (Snip) "They were punching her, and they all surrounded her, and

Pension law loophole means
big payday for retired school
superintendents, report says
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Peggy McGlone    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/6/2014 5:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Asbury Park interim school superintendent Robert Mahon earns $605 a day, or about $105,000 a year in his temporary gig running the schools for this Monmouth County town. And that´s on top of the $104,000 annual pension he earned before retiring as superintendent of Ocean Township schools. Mahon is one of 45 retired school superintendents earning big salaries on top of their pensions, according to a New Jersey Watchdog investigation into a costly loophole in the state pension system. Mahon never stopped working when he took early retirement in 1995, according to the report. Instead he has worked as a temporary

At Boston public schools,
condom wrappers raise ruckus
Boston Globe, by James Vaznis    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/6/2014 11:22:05 AM     Post Reply
The Boston public school system, as it prepared to make condoms available to students at all its high schools last fall, received what seemed like the perfect donation from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health: 40,000 free condoms. But now the system is pulling the donated contraceptives from its schools after some parents raised questions about whether the messages and images on the wrappers are appropriate for teenagers, even as they voiced support for the condom-distribution policy. The wrappers featured such messages as “One lucky lady,” “hump one,” and “tasty one,” which was accompanied by picture of a shark preying

Secaucus-based The Children´s Place
to close 125 stores this year
The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Joan Verdon    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/6/2014 11:07:03 AM     Post Reply
Secaucus based The Children´s Place has joined the ranks of retailers announcing store closings this week, saying it plans to close 125 underperforming stores this year. The announcement came as executives discussed the company´s fourth-quarter performance with investors. Sales were down 1.8 percent to $467 million, compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 4.3 percent.

On the trail of the Mexican cowboys:
How high school exchange trip
inspired photographer to embark
on 15-year project to document
the life of the Vaqueros
Daily Mail [UK], by Jessica Jerreat    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/6/2014 10:06:00 AM     Post Reply
When Werner Segarra first arrived in Mexico as part of an Arizona high school student exchange program in 1981 he had no idea the unchanging life of ranchers would turn into a 15-year photographic project. As the student got to meet the Vaqueros - Mexican cowboys - he became enamored with the honest, hard-working families where boys younger than him could already run the ranch. Over the years, the Arizona-based photographer has returned repeatedly to the small community of 1,000 residents, to document a way of life largely unchanged for generations. ´I have cultivated an intimate relationship with the town

About $5.5 billion left NJ in
´tax migration,´ study finds
Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Tom De Poto    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/6/2014 9:56:28 AM     Post Reply
Nearly 88,000 people took $5.5 billion with them when they left New Jersey in 2010 in search of states with lower taxes, according to a report by RegentAtlantic Capital, a Morristown-based investment adviser. The data was drawn people who filed 2009 federal tax returns in New Jersey, and then filed in another state the next year. According to the report, about 41 percent of the money went to Florida and 20 percent to Pennsylvania. In the case of both states, more money emigrated to them than immigrated to New Jersey. The Garden State saw $825.8 million head west across the

Shooting photos up a woman’s skirt
is legal in Mass., SJC rules
Boston Globe, by Martin Finucane    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/5/2014 12:36:14 PM     Post Reply
The state’s highest court says “upskirting,” the practice of secretly photographing under a woman’s skirt, is not prohibited by state law. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said today that the state law intended to prohibit “Peeping Tom” voyeurism of completely or partially undressed people did not apply to people who take pictures of people who are fully clothed. The ruling came in the case of a man who was charged with taking a photo under the dress of an undercover MBTA Transit Police officer on a trolley between the Park Street and Government Center stations.

Arrests pending in
Orange Park Mall melee
WTEV-TV [Jacksonville, FL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/5/2014 10:25:11 AM     Post Reply
Orange Park, Fla. — Dozens of juveniles are accused of starting a violent melee that began at the Orange Park Mall and eventually ended after a shot was fired at the Wells Road Chick-fil-A location on Saturday, Clay County deputies say. (Snip) During the incident, a shot was fired at the fast food business before additional deputies arrived for backup and to disperse the crowd. It is not known whether Saturday’s incident is related to the crowd of nearly 600 people who created chaos at the River City Marketplace on Christmas night. No one was reportedly injured during the incident.

Hercules student recants
bathroom sex attack story
San Francisco Chronicle, by Kurtis Alexander and Henry K. Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/4/2014 11:35:51 PM     Post Reply
A 15-year-old transgender teen admitted to police Tuesday that he made up a story about being sexually assaulted a day earlier in the boys bathroom at Hercules Middle High School, authorities said. The boy acknowledged making the false report - which raised alarm at the school and around the Bay Area - after investigators told him that the evidence gathered in the case didn´t corroborate his story, said Hercules police Detective Connie Van Putten. (Snip) Police have closed what they initially considered a hate-crime investigation and are considering whether the teenager will face criminal charges for filing a false police

Elite private school forced to
apologize to students after serving
special Black History Month menu
of fried chicken and collard greens
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/3/2014 10:55:37 PM     Post Reply
An elite private school in Indianapolis has apologized for serving fried chicken and collard greens to students as part of a ‘misguided’ attempt to celebrate Black History Month. Several black students at Park Tudor School said they were hurt and disappointed when served the meal last Wednesday, supposedly in the name of raising cultural awareness. ‘We apologize for what was a clear error in judgment,’ said school officials. ‘We recognize the distress and hurt feelings this has caused within our entire community.’ Administrators said they realized the problem before lunch was served and removed references to Black History Month from



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



John McCain: Ted Cruz Should Apologize
for CPAC Comments

42 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/7/2014 5:25:58 PM     Post Reply
During his speech to the CPAC crowd on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) facetiously recalled “Presidents” Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney to make a point about how Republicans need to “stand for principle” in order to win big elections. Today, Sen. McCain fired back at Cruz during an appearance on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports. McCain said he spoke to Cruz about the comments and it was “cordial” but he took specific offense at the remarks concerning Dole. “He can say what he wants to about me and he can say anything he wants to about Mitt,” McCain said,

McCain: I want Ted Cruz
to apologize to Bob Dole

42 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/7/2014 6:15:52 PM     Post Reply
Via Matt Lewis, here’s Maverick once again demonstrating that “cordial relationship” in politico-speak means “two people who can’t publicly admit to hating each other but obviously do.” And it’s a cheap shot. Cruz’s point yesterday at CPAC was that Dole, McCain, and Romney lost because they weren’t conservative enough. That’s not because they’re gutless — he said specifically that they were “good” and “decent” men — but because they’re not committed, full-throated ideologues, even less so when they’re fighting for purple states in a national election. We can debate whether that’s true but there’s nothing offensive in raising the subject.

Issa apologizes to Cummings
32 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/7/2014 7:46:58 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Thursday to his committee´s ranking Democratic member for cutting off his microphone at the end of a hearing Wednesday, according to a local report. Issa told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he personally apologized to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.). His apology comes after the House earlier Thursday voted down a motion to censure the chairman for his treatment of Cummings. Issa ended a hearing on the IRS scandal Wednesday despite Cummings´s attempt to make a statement and ask a question. When Cummings persisted in his effort to speak, Issa personally cut

The IRS’s behavior taxes credulity
32 replie(s)
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/8/2014 2:53:57 AM     Post Reply
What’s been said of confession — that it is good for one’s soul but bad for one’s reputation — can also be true of testifying to Congress, so Lois Lerner has chosen to stay silent. Hers, however, is an eloquent silence. The most intrusive and potentially most punitive federal agency has been politicized; the IRS has become an appendage of Barack Obama’s party. Furthermore, congruent with exhortations from some congressional Democrats, it is intensifying its efforts to suffocate groups critical of progressives, by delaying what once was the swift, routine granting of tax-exempt status. So, the IRS, far from repenting

A New Report Shows How Young Liberals
Own the Future of American Politics

32 replie(s)
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/8/2014 10:11:22 AM     Post Reply
One of the most seismic changes in American politics over the last decade has been the emergence of a sharp generational split among the electorate. The Democratic Party owes its success in the last two presidential elections almost entirely to overwhelming support among the very young, which has overcome continued conservatism among older voters. The Pew Research Institute has dominated the field of exploring the ideological cleavages among different generations. And its latest survey shows again how the liberalism of the youngest voting cohort, millennials, remains firm, and likely to continue to recast the electorate. A few charts from the survey

You betcha? Sarah Palin says she´ll run
for president if Republicans don´t find a
candidate ´who can so respect our*

31 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/8/2014 1:43:18 PM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin, the tea-party-darling former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008, is leaving the door open for a president run in 2016. ´It depends on what it is that Americans really, really want in a candidate,´ Palin said Friday night. ´If they want a fighter, if they want someone who can so respect our exceptionalism, everything that makes America great, the promise of America. And if we don´t find that, then I would run.´ [Snip] Asked who her favorite presidential hopefuls are so far, she singled out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul while

The Marriage of Obama´s Parents:
´In Name Only´?

30 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Shawn Glasco    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 3/8/2014 9:08:19 AM     Post Reply
Barack Obama´s parents were "married in name only," according to David Maraniss´s 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. But since definitions of an "in name only" marriage vary, such as "a marriage of convenience" or "a sexless marriage," and Maraniss failed to explain his claim, it is unclear what he was implying. Therefore, Obama´s oft-told nativity story must be searched for the full implications of Obama´s parents´ "in name only" marriage. (snip) So when did Ann´s and Obama Sr.´s "whatever happened happened fast" wedding happen? For no apparent reason, confusion abounds among Obama´s biographers over the wedding date:

EXCLUSIVE: ´Spoiled´ cheerleader suing
her parents got so drunk on vodka at home
of millionaire attorney paying her fees that
she ´threw up in a sidewalk garbage can´

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Will Payne    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 3/7/2014 11:04:36 AM     Post Reply
The millionaire attorney funding a ‘spoiled’ cheerleader’s lawsuit against her own parents let the teenager drink in his house, threw ‘alcoholic parties’ and apparently allowed her to have her first drop of booze, according to court documents. When Rachel Canning was a 15-year-old freshman she got so drunk on vodka at Jon Inglesino’s home that she was sick all over the sidewalk and into a garbage can after her dad Sean picked her up for a basketball game. And according to the Canning family, Inglesino’s wife Amy gave Rachel and her friends wine coolers in the back of a limo

´What´s the chance of two ex-Navy SEALs
turning up dead in the same room?´
Family and friends demand U.S. investigation
into mystery ´hookers and heroin´ deaths
on ship made famous by Captain Philips

28 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Paul Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/7/2014 9:41:30 PM     Post Reply
Disbelieving family and friends of an ex-Navy SEAL who died of an apparent drugs overdose on the ship made famous in the movie Captain Phillips are convinced of a ´cover-up´ and have called for a US investigation into his death, MailOnline can reveal today. The body of Mark Kennedy, a super fit, highly-decorated member of the elite fighting force, was found inside a cabin on the cargo ship Maersk Alabama - the vessel involved in a 2009 hijacking that ended with Somali pirates shot dead by SEALs. Another former SEAL, Jeffrey Reynolds, was found alongside him, also dead from a suspected drug

Bill de Blasio suffering
Hollande-like slide in approval

27 replie(s)
American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/8/2014 2:12:58 PM     Post Reply
New York City lefty Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected in a landslide with more than 73 percent of the vote last November. Yet after only two months on the job, his approval rating has been cut nearly in half, with only 39 percent of city voters expressing approval of the job he has done so far. (Snip) But this is a brutal start. For a worst-case scenario, consider the rapid slide of President François Hollande—another far-left candidate who swept into office in a landslide. He saw his approval rating crater within months of taking office; it now sits at

Caribbean nations consider
push for slavery reparations

26 replie(s)
Reuters, by Aileen Torres    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/7/2014 5:27:04 PM     Post Reply
KINGSTON - More than 150 years after European colonial powers abolished slavery, a coalition of Caribbean nations is considering legal action to seek a formal apology and monetary compensation. Caribbean leaders meeting next week in St. Vincent are expected to study a broad legal outline for the reparations claim prepared by a British law firm. The subject of reparations has simmered in the Caribbean for many years and opinions are divided. Some see reparations as delayed justice, while others see it as an empty claim and a distraction from modern social problems in Caribbean societies. Slavery ended throughout the Caribbean

Malaysia Airlines plane
crashes in South China Sea
with 239 people aboard: report

26 replie(s)
Reuters, by Stuart Grudgings & Anuradha Raghu*    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/8/2014 1:35:09 AM     Post Reply
Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam´s Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site. If the report is confirmed, it would mark the U.S.-built airliner´s deadliest crash since entering service 19 years ago. Malaysia Airlines had yet to confirm that the aircraft had crashed. It said earlier in the day that no distress signal


Post Reply   Close thread 714400





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS