March 2014

Why Did Dylan Byers Discreetly Change His Mike Rogers Cumulus Story?

March 28, 2014
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I’m curious as to why Politico’s Dylan Byers changed the text of this story without noting it, as I’m unclear how this all may bring House ethics rules into play.

Here is how Byers story reads now.

The Michigan Republican and longtime House Intelligence Committee chairman will join Cumulus in 2015,...

Cue the Outrage Mongers: AmSpec – Michelle Malkin Is Wrong

March 28, 2014
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Right-wing harpies are as, if not more annoying than the Left-wing strain due to their hypocrisy. And Twitchy often leads the pack when it comes to being the Twitter outrage police.

This PC speech police nonsense is particularly sad to see on the Right. One can’t hypocritically claim the 2nd...

Why Romney’s Attack On Obama Is Misguided

March 18, 2014
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I was going to let Romney’s misguided attack on Obama go by without comment; however, Mediaite’s Noah Rothman weighed in, so I thought I’d link that and add my two cents.

… Romney marshalled every ounce of that authority when he mounted a multi-pronged attack on the president’s handling of America’s foreign affairs.

Politically...

Dateline 4/11/2007: Why Chris Hayes was “quietly crying” into his sweater

March 18, 2014
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Okay so we know this happened:

h/t  The Daily Caller. But what triggered it?

Hm…. via Wiki here are the day’s key events.

April 11, 2007 (Wednesday).

Ukraine Calls Up 40,000 Reservists

March 17, 2014
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Ukraine’s parliament endorsed a presidential decree Monday to deploy 40,000 reservists to its army and national guard, only hours after Crimea voted to join Russia.

Andriy Paruby, secretary of the Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said 20,000 reservists would be deployed the Ukrainian armed forces and the rest within a newly...

US Navy SEALs Take Oil Tanker From Libyan Rebels

March 17, 2014
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So many ops just go under the radar…. more via Navy SEALs Take Oil Tanker.

US Navy SEALs have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker seized this month by Libyan rebels.

The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory in international waters southeast of Cyprus, according to the Pentagon.

Rear Admiral John Kirby...

PA Teacher Emily Nesbit, 31, ‘performed sex act on student, 18, in classroom, ‘sent partially nude photos’

March 16, 2014
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Image via I Heart My Teacher. A local report via Patriot News in Central, PA, with more at link below.

A high school teacher has been accused of performing a sex act on a student in her classroom.Emily Nesbit is also alleged to have sent photos of herself partially undressed to the 18...

AFP: Ukraine reports Russian ‘invasion’ on eve of Crimea ‘breakaway’ vote

March 15, 2014
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It’s on, as they say.

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of invading a region bordering Crimea and vowed to use “all necessary measures” to repel an attack that came on the eve of the Black Sea peninsula’s breakaway vote.

The invasion reported by the Ukrainian foreign ministry was small in scale and...

Iowa Dad Stan Syring, 37 Busted For Craigslist Offer to Suck the Chrome Off A Trailer Hitch

March 14, 2014
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Well, come on, the headline isn’t that far fetched given the circumstances! Stan was ultimately busted for prostitution. More at link below.

The Craigslist post by Syring, a married, 37-year-old father, noted that the boat trailer was needed “asap,” and that the poster “will trade for sex if need be.”

After Marion Police...

David Jolly Won Despite DC GOP Betrayal

March 13, 2014
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Mitch McConnell, the NRSC and below the NRCC would like you to believe it’s those “wacko” conservatives that are bad for the party and divide it. As this Politico item points out, just the opposite is often the case.

Furthermore, the people in the states … you know, where the elections are actually...

But Voted for Governor in 2010: Mummified MI woman Pia Farrenkopf died 6 years ago

March 11, 2014
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Unexpectedly, I’m sure….

The woman whose death went unnoticed for six years somehow voted in Michigan’s 2010 gubernatorial election.

Mummified remains were discovered in the Pontiac home belonging to 49-year-old Pia Farrenkopf last week, when a contractor was dispatched to the property when it went into foreclosure.

The remains found in the...

Malaysia releases photos of men who used fake passports on missing Malaysia Airlines flight

March 11, 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—As the investigation into what happened to missing Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU 0.00% flight MH370 continues, Malaysia’s national police chief Tuesday said one of the two passengers who boarded the plane with a stolen passport is a 19-year-old Iranian who appeared to be attempting to migrate to Germany to reunite...

Photo of 19-year-old Iranian who boarded Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 using stolen passport

March 11, 2014
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Twitter / cnbcSri: #Malaysia Immigration DG holds …. click to enlarge:

 

Mitch McConnell’s Poor Leadership Needs To End One Way Or Another

March 10, 2014
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There’s a troubling pattern developing with Republican Senator Mitch McConnell here. While I wasn’t a big fan of Ted Cruz’s previous government shutdown strategy, I watched McConnell’s actions in and around it and found his behavior far more troubling than Cruz’s.

In effect, Cruz stood down and the shut down meme should...

Politico Failed to Disclose Lobbying Work of Heritage Critics Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh

March 6, 2014
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Some folks on Twitter may wonder why I’m so hard on some of these GOP hacks. This is why. They pretend to be objective observers. In reality they’re always being paid by someone to advocate this or that point of view. And they’re invariably  for sale to the highest bidder. Beltway...