Archive for February 15th, 2013

Jesse and Sandi Jackson in happier times; @Bossip.com

Jesse Jackson Jr. And Wife Plead Guilty To Federal Charges, Jail Time Likely (VIDEO)

In a stunning turnaround in what was hoped to be a meteoric rise, Jackson could face anything from probation to up to 58 months or more than four-and-a-half years.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Nightmare At Sea: Sewage Cruise Reveals Cruise Industry’s Dirty Secret (VIDEO)

Nightmare At Sea: Sewage Cruise Reveals Cruise Industry’s Dirty Secret (VIDEO)

You may think twice about booking a cruise when you learn just how bad the industry has gotten.

by Wendi Petit· · News
Joe Scarborough May Be The Republican’s Savior – Rubio Need Not Apply

Joe Scarborough May Be The Republican’s Savior – Rubio Need Not Apply

The saviors of the Republican Party will be the brave conservatives who swim against the tide of the Tea Party and other factions of the right-wing.

by The Liberal· · News
Map from CommonDreams.org, plus Satan, because everything's better with Satan. https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/08

The Secret Money Anonymously Funding Anti-Climate Science

Those who advocate against the science behind climate change have a new weapon, the anonymous donor groups known as Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Preschool kids; @CentralDistrictNews

Republicans Attack Obama On His (Republican) Plan For Early Education (VIDEO)

‘It’s terrible and socialist, it’s more Big Government, it doesn’t help the kids!’ Almost makes you expect them to start frothing at the mouth.

by Justin Acuff· · News
Black Nurse Suing Hospital For Not Allowing Her To Care For A White Baby (VIDEO)

Black Nurse Suing Hospital For Not Allowing Her To Care For A White Baby (VIDEO)

An African American Michigan nurse is claiming that the hospital where she works has discriminated against her at the request of a white newborn’s father.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
The State Of The Union – Did Obama Tell The Truth?

The State Of The Union – Did Obama Tell The Truth?

President Obama claimed that for every dollar invested in human genetic research, $140 was returned to the economy. Was he right?

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Screenshot of Fox analysis of Adele & Clarkson's weight issues.

Fox News ‘Fat Shames’ Grammy Winners Adele And Kelly Clarkson For NOT Being Good Role Models (VIDEO)

This denigrating of some of our best and brightest women is, itself, more damaging to the self-esteem of young girls than a few extra pounds on any of their very normal bodies.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
You Can Work For The Boy Scouts If You’re A Criminal, But Not If You’re Gay

You Can Work For The Boy Scouts If You’re A Criminal, But Not If You’re Gay

‘It’s so rare these days to see such blatant discrimination written down on paper.’

by Shannon Barber· · News
Lautenberg (D-NJ) Won’t Seek Re-Election, Opens Field For Cory Booker (VIDEO)

Lautenberg (D-NJ) Won’t Seek Re-Election, Opens Field For Cory Booker (VIDEO)

The 89-year-old Senator has represented New Jersey as a strong liberal voice in the U.S. Senate for three decades.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Senator Elizabeth Warren grills SEC officials at her first Senate Banking Committee hearing. Screen shot from her YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dxhyUAWPmGw

Senator Warren To Banking Committee, ‘When Did You Last Take A Wall Street Bank To Trial’ (VIDEO)

Why aren’t any bank CEOs in jail? Watch Elizabeth Warren rip into big banks and SEC non-regulators at her first Senate Banking Committee hearing! It’s better than reality TV!

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
After Making $1.1 Billion In Profits, Facebook Gets A $429 Million Tax REFUND

After Making $1.1 Billion In Profits, Facebook Gets A $429 Million Tax REFUND

This is the very definition of class warfare. For every penny Facebook dodges in taxes, that’s money added to OUR tax burden.

by Justin Rosario· · News
Study Shows That Love And Politics Do NOT Mix (VIDEO)

Study Shows That Love And Politics Do NOT Mix (VIDEO)

‘After an election is over, we don’t think about it, but in fact our political affiliations strongly affect other aspects of our lives, such as our romantic choices.’

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Image of the Russian meteor as it flared before impact; @BrisbaneTimes

BREAKING: Meteorite Hits Russia – Shatters Windows, Collapses Roof, Injures Up To 1,000 (VIDEOS)

It appears damage from the explosion was not insignificant. Up to 1000 people needed medical assistance and the 6000 sq. ft. roof of a zinc factory collapsed.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
GOP Leadership Predicting The Party’s Demise – Will Rand Paul Take Its Place?

GOP Leadership Predicting The Party’s Demise – Will Rand Paul Take Its Place?

The leadership of the GOP has resigned itself to collapse and breakup, but is the Democratic party able to take advantage?

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
The Crystal River Nuclear Plant; @ Florida State University

$4 BILLION Charged To Customers After Florida Company ‘Breaks’ Nuclear Power Plant

They cracked the reactor’s 42-inch thick concrete containment building. They repaired the wall only to discover their efforts had cracked the wall again.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
North Carolina Wants To Outlaw Nipples – But Only The Female Kind (VIDEO)

North Carolina Wants To Outlaw Nipples – But Only The Female Kind (VIDEO)

But what about, you know, slippage – or a wardrobe malfunction? NC lawmakers have the answer to that too – pasties, or as one of the male Reps. suggested, duct tape (oooow).

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Photo of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office cc 2012 Pete Souza via  Wikimedia Commons

A LONG List Of President Obama’s Accomplishments (With Citations)

If you’re one of those folks who thinks President Obama is a ‘disappointment,’ you haven’t been paying attention the last five years.