An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.
The New Yorker, by Jeff Shesol Posted By: garnet- Thu, 23 02 2014 02:02:18 GMT In March of 1977, several weeks into the Carter Administration, Saturday Night Live featured a skit called Ask President Carter. The premise was a radio program, hosted by Walter Cronkite (Bill Murray), on which callers brought their problems to President Carter (Dan Aykroyd). After walking a postal worker through a highly technical repair to her letter'sorting machine (Theres a three'digit setting there, where the post and the armature meet), the President expertly talks a man down from an acid trip. You did some orange sunshine, Peter, Carter tells him. Just remember youre a living organism on this planet, and youre
Fiscal Times, by Edward Morrissey Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 02 2014 02:02:17 GMT Its not every election that comes as a surprise to voters. But this might be the first one that will come as a surprise to those who pay attention to the news. The 2014 midterms have long trended toward Republicans in both the Senate and the House, which isnt unusual for second'term presidencies. Only Bill Clinton managed to get through his relatively unscathed, thanks to public backlash over the Republican attempt to remove him from office when he lied about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. The Senate remained static in Democratic control, while Clintons party managed a modest five'seat gain in
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 54 2014 01:54:36 GMT RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, there´s an AP poll out today, and this is the most amazing poll. It is an AP'GfK poll. And the headline is this: "Most Expect GOP Victory in November," but they will cringe voting for it, meaning the Republican Party. "Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation´s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the US Senate, according to a new Associated Press'GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that´s the outcome they´d like to see. But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots.
Investors Business Daily, by Editorial Posted By: garnet- Thu, 23 53 2014 01:53:16 GMT Voter Fraud: As early voting begins in the Land of Lincoln, President Obama casts his ballot and a Republican state senator voting for himself finds that his ballot was counted for his opponent. Eric Holder, call your office. The day after resigning as attorney General, Eric Holder told the Congressional Black Caucus that the voter ID laws he and his Justice Department opposed were answers to a problem that "doesn´t exist." Yet when President Obama left the golf course Monday to vote early in his home state of Illinois, he was asked to present his ID before casting his ballot. Upon casting
Truth Revolt, by Staff Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 51 2014 01:51:53 GMT On CNN Tuesday night, activist and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones and television and radio host and author of "Hands Off My Gun" Dana Loesch discussed the latest Palin'bashing extravaganza the media is currently wallowing in. During the festivities, Van Jones let it slip that maybe Sarah Palin wasn´t as dumb and worthless as Democrats have tried to paint her for every second of every day since the moment she took the national stage. He opined: Sarah Palin .. people forget. She had the Democratic party shaking in our boots in 2008. She came out, she gave that speech
Star'Telegram [Ft. Worth, TX], by Bill Hanna Posted By: StormCnter- Thu, 23 48 2014 01:48:30 GMT For years, the worry about monarch butterflies has focused on the loss of habitat in their winter home in Mexico. But as the butterflies make their way south through Texas this month, theres even more concern about where they spend their summers. The loss of habitat in the Upper Midwests Corn Belt has many worried about the monarchs ability to keep making the 2,000'mile trek to Mexico each year. Every year, the monarchs overwinter in Mexico, then fly to the southern United States, where they mate and produce a new generation of butterflies before dying off. Even with favorable weather conditions this year,
Slate, by John Dickerson Posted By: garnet- Thu, 23 47 2014 01:47:42 GMT BATON ROUGE, LouisianaImagine paying insurance on a beach house and then canceling the policy a couple months before hurricane season. That is Sen. Mary Landrieu´s election'eve message, both figuratively and literally. Who will be here for us if there is another Katrina? asked state Sen. Ben Nevers at a Monday rally for Landrieu in Baton Rouge that featured Bill Clinton. Landrieu ticks off the names of the hurricanes that have hit the state in her stump speech. Another storm will come, and voters shouldn´t trade away her proven ability to fight for relief in the aftermath. After nearly 18 years
Associated Press, by Michael Felberbaum Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 23 36 2014 01:36:36 GMT Richmond, VA ' Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation´s second'biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at employee desks or offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. The no'smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said.
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 16 2014 01:16:35 GMT In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear'tipped missiles from nearby Communist Cuba. Todays October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a tottering stock market, a bellicose Russia, and a crisis of confidence in our government. Much of what the Obama administration and the Centers for Disease Control initially swore about the Ebola virus proved false. The virus really did infect Americans at home, despite assurances that there was no significant risk. There always was a danger of infected West Africans entering the U.S. The
PJ Media, by Roger Kimball Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Thu, 23 15 2014 01:15:12 GMT You dont need to be a genius to know that Democrats are worried about the midterm elections. (Snip) No, Obama has shown sufficient contempt for Congress, as well as ostentatious disregard for the law, that Congress will have a hard time providing that check on abuse of power by the executive that so worried the Framers of the Constitution. If the president simply ignores Congress and governs by fiat having taken care to pack the courts and civil service with apparatchiks sympathetic to his statist ambitions then there is not much the Congress can do unless it is willing to confront the president directly and call
Washington Post, by Jerry Markon and Julie Zauzmer Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 13 2014 01:13:43 GMT A man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night and was taken into custody after being bitten by a guard dog, officials said, just weeks after another fence jumper made it deep into the executive mansion amid a series of security failures. Secret Service agents and K'9 units quickly apprehended the latest fence jumper, who authorities identified as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md. He was taken to a hospital with injuries from a dog bite, and charges against him were pending, authorities said. Two of the Secret Service dogs named Hur
Los Angeles Times, by Amy Kaufman Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 11 2014 01:11:13 GMT Joan Didion is famously press'shy. Now 79 and frail, she rarely grants in'depth interviews, even skipping glamorous events held in her honor. Which is why her nephew, the actor Griffin Dunne, was taken aback when the author readily agreed to let him make a documentary about her. I laid it out for her, and then there was this four'second pause '' an unreadable pause, he recounted. And she just said, All right. And I said, All right to this? And she said, Yeah. Like, dont make me say yes again.
National Review Online, by Tim Cavanaugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 10 2014 01:10:55 GMT If youve been wondering what to get for your favorite child this non'denominational Christmas, a Teutonic author of kid lit is here to help. Kreuzberg'based performance artist and writer Bini Adamczaks 2004 Kommunismus: Kleine Geschichte, wie endlich alles anders wird will be appearing soon in English translation, according to The New Inquiry. The childrens book tells of a series of struggles by a ragtag group against a powerful and multifarious foe like the Harry Potter series, but without a Voldemort: In my book there is no evil character, Adamczak tells Critical Theory. However, the process of reification is represented in
Reuters, by Staff Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 08 2014 01:08:53 GMT A Mexican mayor and his wife were the probable masterminds behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month, the countrys attorney general has said as he issued arrest warrants for the pair. The students went missing on 26 September from Iguala in the south'western state of Guerrero after they clashed with police. The incident sent shockwaves across Mexico and undermined President Enrique Peña Nietos claims that Mexico is getting safer under his watch. So far, federal authorities have arrested 52 people in connection with the incident, including dozens of police with links to a gang called Guerreros Unidos, or United Warriors.
Reuters, by Marti Maguire Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 06 2014 01:06:32 GMT More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18'year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday. The investigation by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein is the latest of several attempts to unravel allegations of academic fraud involving student'athletes at a university known for both its academic rigor and athletics. "This is a very complex organization that needed oversight at every step of the way, and it didn´t exist," Wainstein said at a news
Globe and Mail (Canada), by Colin Freeze and Les Perreaux Posted By: Drive- Thu, 23 04 2014 01:04:40 GMT Michael Zehaf'Bibeau, the slain 32'year'old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small'time criminal a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable. Mr. Zehaf'Bibeau was born in 1982 and was the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman who appears to have fought in 2011 in Libya, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canadas Immigration and Refugee Board. The two were divorced in 1999.
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 04 2014 01:04:22 GMT The nations Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti'Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this years anti'Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. A new and exhaustive Media Research Center analysis compared the last seven weeks of CBS, NBC and ABC news coverage with the same period in 2006 and found a 6'1 disparity between the Democratic election wave and the current election. The story count: 159'25. The worst offender is ABCs newly'renamed World News Tonight. The show hasnt aired a single story. By comparison
USA Today, by Gregory Korte Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 00 2014 01:00:24 GMT WASHINGTON The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency. Thirty separate emergencies, in fact. An emergency declared by President Jimmy Carter on the 10th day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 remains in effect almost 35 years later. A post'9/11 state of national emergency declared by President George W. Bush and renewed six times by President Obama forms the legal basis for much of the war on terror. Tuesday, President Obama informed Congress he was extending another Bush'era emergency for another year, saying "widespread violence and atrocities" in the Democratic Republic of Congo "pose an unusual and
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial Posted By: Desert Fox- Thu, 23 56 2014 12:56:42 GMT As Hillary and Bill Clinton prepare for another White House ramble, the country is fated to endure more than a few 1990s flashbacks, often including attempts to whitewash the real history. The latest character to re'emerge is Monica Lewinsky, the former intern who is doffing her beret to reinvent herself as an anti'cyberbullying activist. In a speech this week at a Forbes magazine conference that went viral on the Web, Ms. Lewinsky describes herself as a survivor of online abuseshe became the creature from the media lagoon. As the worst abusers, she cited Matt Drudge and the New York Post, which