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Tornadoes drama unrelenting in South
CBS News, by Staff

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 4/29/2014 4:10:31 AM

TUPELO, Miss. -- Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least 10 people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 27. Extremely severe weather was still moving through the Birmingham, Ala. area early Tuesday, according to CBS Birmingham affiliate WIAT-TV. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Alabama and Mississippi, as well as Kentucky, which did not report tornadoes

      


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Tornadoes drama unrelenting in South
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/29/2014 4:10:31 AM     Post Reply
TUPELO, Miss. -- Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi on Monday, part of a storm system that killed at least 10 people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 27. Extremely severe weather was still moving through the Birmingham, Ala. area early Tuesday, according to CBS Birmingham affiliate WIAT-TV. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Alabama and Mississippi, as well as Kentucky, which did not report tornadoes

   

 

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No, Sarah Palin, Baptism Isn’t A Good
Punchline For A Terrorist Joke
The Federalist, by Molllie Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 10:13:07 AM     Post Reply
Sarah Palin gave a speech to members of the National Rifle Association, gathered in Indianapolis this weekend. She said something that struck me as sacrilegious. I’ve long defended Palin against the offensive treatment she’s received at the hands of a blatantly biased media, a media that collectively lost its mind the moment she entered the national stage. But that hardly means she must be defended at all times. What did she say? Here’s how The Hill reports it: “They obviously have information on plots to carry out Jihad,” she said at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual meeting on Saturday evening, referring

Humiliated Silda scores millions
in divorce from Eliot Spitzer
New York Post, by Emily Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 10:07:23 AM     Post Reply
Eliot Spitzer’s hooker-loving ways have cost him big — with ex-wife Silda scoring a $7.5 million cash payout and a steady stream of payments to maintain her luxurious lifestyle as part of their divorce, The Post has learned. A “postnuptial” agreement promises 56-year-old Silda a lifetime of ease in exchange for the years of humiliation she endured married to the former governor, who resigned in disgrace after being revealed as “Client No. 9” in a federal prostitution probe. In addition to a $7.5 million settlement dubbed a “lump sum” but payable over seven years, Silda also gets $240,000 a year in maintenance

ECI to Kerry on ´Apartheid State´
Comment: Step Down
Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 10:05:58 AM     Post Reply
John Kerry´s statement that Israel could become an "apartheid state" means the secretary of state should resign from his job, the Emergency Committee for Israel said in a statement: On Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry raised the specter of Israel as an "apartheid state." Even Barack Obama condemned the use of this term when running for president in 2008. Yet this was no gaffe. Secretary Kerry´s musings on the Jewish state´s dire future have become a regular feature of his public remarks. His latest prediction follows other statements in recent months that have in effect threatened Israel -- never the Palestinians

No, Sean Hannity, you can’t distance
yourself from Cliven Bundy
Washington Post, by Eric Wemple    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 10:03:07 AM     Post Reply
It was a historic bit of cable-news thematic knitting: On his eponymous Fox News program last night, Sean Hannity last night managed to pull off a 10-minute segment comprehending Cliven Bundy’s racism, eminent domain, Benghazi and Jon Stewart. Teeing up the segment was the news development on Thursday that Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher that Hannity has supported for weeks via numerous segments on “Hannity,” had said some racist remarks in the presence of New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney. Speaking of “Negroes,” Bundy proclaimed, ““They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned

Eat a Cricket, Save the World
National Journal, by Jason Plautz    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 5:12:18 AM     Post Reply
Worried your dinner is hurting the environment? It might be time to set aside the steak and reach for a cricket. Pound-for-pound, crickets pack more protein than cows, chickens, pigs, and the rest of the mammals and birds we´ve come to associate with barnyards. And their smaller footprint—both literally and environmentally—makes them a candidate for a more sustainable food source. Put down 100 grams worth of pure cricket and you´ve just ingested 69 grams of protein. That´s compared with 43 grams of protein in dried beef protein or 31 grams of protein in identical servings of chicken. The insects also contain essential

   

 

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Media Matters founder David Brock: We
appreciate Soros funding to pursue journalists
Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 4:53:23 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters founder David Brock said Sunday that he’s grateful for progressive billionaire George Soros’ “generosity” and confirmed that he chooses to “pursue” journalists if he “starts to see patterns” in their work. Brock, his silver mane and bizarre vocal intonations lending him the likeness of a socially awkward Bond villain, sat in San Francisco for a softball interview with CNN’s Reliable Sources to respond to the controversy surrounding former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The liberal smear machine Media Matters has been hammering the brilliant female investigative reporter with the term “shoddy reporting” to describe her exposes on Obama administration

This isn’t Clippers owner Donald
Sterling’s first jaw-dropper
Chicago Sun-Times, by Rick Telander    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/28/2014 4:49:11 AM     Post Reply
What took the NBA so long? Can there be any suit in the league who didn’t know Donald Sterling was — and has been for years — a nut job waiting to splatter? ‘‘We will move extraordinarily quickly,’’ NBA commissioner Adam Silver said of the league’s investigation of and possible sanctions against Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers owner who allegedly made racist comments that were shared by TMZ on Friday night. Sports Illustrated contributor Franz Lidz is an old, trusted friend of mine, and when he wrote an in-depth story about Sterling back in the April 17, 2000, edition of the magazine, that

Rand Paul Touts GOP Unity, Endorses
Susan Collins "Wholeheartedly" In Maine
Breitbart's InstaBlog, by Dan Riehl    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2014 3:10:42 PM     Post Reply
The Maine Sunday Telegram has published a brief Q and A with Senator Rand Paul from his current visit to Maine. In it, they appear to have gone from trying to drive a wedge between Rand and his Fahter ron Paul, to driving one between him and fellow republican Susan Collins. For his part, Paul wasn´t biting. Actually, Paul the younger did more to distance himself from his Dad, than he did GOP moderate Susan Collins. Telegram: Last cycle, your father was at the center of a feud in the Maine Republican Party, which divided groups of Republicans. You’ve been in the Northeast

Easy wins at GOP convention
for congressmen, Love
Deseret News [Salt Lake City, UT], by Lisa Riley Roche    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2014 11:45:30 AM     Post Reply
SANDY — Utah´s three Republican Congressmen easily won their party´s nomination at the GOP State Convention Saturday, as did Mia Love in her second bid for the 4th District seat held by Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson. Love´s 2012 race against Matheson, who is not seeking re-election, attracted national attention and earned the then-Saratoga Springs mayor a coveted speaking spot at the Republican National Convention. Love secured a spot on this November´s ballot by defeating retired businessman Bob Fuehr with the support of more than 78 percent of the delegates in the new district that includes much of western Salt Lake and Utah

Quotes of the day
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2014 11:41:00 AM     Post Reply
Bundy is just the lightning rod of the moment, just as Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was before him, and Paula Deen before that. Meanwhile Racism 2.0 is busily working in the shadows, gerrymandering away voting rights and creating legislation that makes pre-emptively shooting dead a young black man who makes you nervous synonymous with standing one’s ground. The longer the media allow ignorant relics like Bundy to continue to hog the spotlight — and the public points at him as the face of conservative racism — the longer the current incarnation can go unchecked… During the height of the recession,

   

 

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Tea party PACs reap money for midterms,
but spend little on candidates
Washington Post, by Matea Gold    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/27/2014 11:26:21 AM     Post Reply
When the Tea Party Patriots threw its support last month behind Matt Bevin, the underdog conservative challenger trying to unseat top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, President Jenny Beth Martin vowed the group would be “putting our money where our mouth is.” So far, its super PAC has mustered just $56,000 worth of mailers in Kentucky on Bevin’s behalf — less than half the amount it has paid Martin in consulting fees since July. The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, which blew through nearly $2 million on expenses such as fundraising, polling and consultants in the first three months of this year,



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