ths update It appears the vaunted Grey Lady has stealthily dialed back the heat of this accusation and neglected to note the same:
New York Times makes dramatic change to Christie report without noting correction
…The Times did not acknowledge the correction in its copy.
And Drudge’s front-and-center Christie headline has gone from He Knew! to
Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says
The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.
In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.
Least they could do, right?
Roadside violation: Drivers, passengers say police searched inside underpants
FOREST PARK, Ga. — Officers are supposed to pull drivers over for traffic violations, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found traffic stops leading to a violation of another kind.
Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car.
“He was like, ‘Just unbuckle all your clothes,’ and put his hands down inside my pants,” said Terry Phillips.
Guess he should be glad they didn’t have a police dog in the car.
…but it sure as HELL was people’s lives lost out there.
More than 1,800 vets’ records intentionally destroyed or misfiled by 2 clerks
ST. LOUIS — More than 1,800 personnel records for U.S. veterans were destroyed or misfiled by two student employees of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis County, federal criminal court documents show.
One of the student employees, Lonnie Halkmon, 28, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. The other, Stanley Engram, 21, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7. Both pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of destruction of government records and faced probation to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines.
Engram’s guilty plea says that 241 military records were found in the woods near the center on July 3, 2012, with 300 names and Social Security numbers visible on the documents.
TWO years ago and we’re just now hearing about it, AND the slap on the wrist the lazy shitbirds got for what amounts to vaporizing years of a person’s life?
From that noted Constitutional Scholar in the White House
“The House Republicans, in particular, have had difficulty rallying around any agenda, much less mine. And in that kind of environment, what I don’t want is the American people to think that the only way for us to make big change is through legislation.“
Just think about that.
How many of these folks voted for Obama
A local news station brings viewers inside one Pennsylvania company as the employees there learn about their new health care plans under Obamacare:
I feel sorry for these folks, I really do, because I’m in that boat with them. But as Maggie said, the problem is that eventually you run out of other people’s money, and these folks are realizing that it’s their money the government is taking. The government can promise you all types of free lunches…but there just ain’t no such thing.
And especially not when we have over $16 trillion in debt.
Via Ace, who rightly says “What a stunt. What an idea.
Let it be copied a thousand times.”
…but STRAIGHT from the corporate Twitter horse’s fingers:
After a damn near immediate nuking of EPIC proportions, they have since vaporized it:
@msnbc: We are deleting the earlier offensive tweet. It does not reflect msnbc’s position and we apologize.
Oh, really? Since when?
So the Northwestern football players want to unionize?
For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps on Tuesday to begin the process of being recognized as employees.
Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, filed a petition in Chicago on behalf of football players at Northwestern University, submitting the form at the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board.
Backed by the United Steelworkers union, Huma also filed union cards signed by an undisclosed number of Northwestern players with the NLRB — the federal statutory body that recognizes groups that seek collective bargaining rights.
If I were the President of Northwestern I’d say ok, we will honor your scholarships for their full four years but as of today our football program no longer exists.
Colleges have wasted hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars on these programs.
Now Vlad the Putinator can enjoy the Games
Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of 2014 Winter Olympics host-city Sochi, said that there are no gay people in his city, according to BBC News.
Pakhomov, a member of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, said that homosexuality is not welcome in his region, but that it would welcome gay people with “hospitality” if they respect Russian laws.
i.e. stop being gay.
ths adds: For sures, yeah, really!
…never mind LESS THAN A WEEK APART!!
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
.A POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY AFTERNOON…BRINGING STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND SUBFREEZING
TEMPERATURES INTO THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. A SERIES OF STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL THEN MOVE FROM WEST
TO EAST OVER THE WATCH AREA TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE…MOST OF THE AREA CAN EXPECT A MIX OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY. THIS MIXED PRECIPITATION TYPE IS THEN EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW NORTH OF A LINE FROM
HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI TO ANDALUSIA ALABAMA TUESDAY EVENING…AND SOUTH OF THIS LINE ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
NIGHT. THE TRACK OF THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE INDICATES THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM WIGGINS
MISSISSIPPI TO GREENVILLE ALABAMA…WHERE SIGNIFICANT HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BUTLER…LISMAN…SILAS…CHATOM…MILLRY…JACKSON…THOMASVILLE…GROVE HILL…CAMDEN…
PINE HILL…HOMEWOOD…MONROEVILLE…EVERGREEN…GREENVILLE…LUVERNE…BRANTLEY…ATMORE…BREWTON…EAST BREWTON…
ANDALUSIA…OPP…MOBILE…PRICHARD…SARALAND…BAY MINETTE…TILLMANS CORNER…THEODORE…DAPHNE…FAIRHOPE…FOLEY…
SPANISH FORT…CENTURY…FLOMATON…MOLINO…FERRY PASS…BRENT…WEST PENSACOLA…BELLVIEW…ENSLEY…MYRTLE GROVE…JAY…PACE…
MILTON…CRESTVIEW…WRIGHT…NICEVILLE…SEMINOLE…EGLIN AFB…WAYNESBORO…RICHTON…BEAUMONT…NEW AUGUSTA…LEAKESVILLE…
340 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014
But I’d never before heard it played by a minor…
Well done, young man! 14 years old…geesh.
I’d also never heard it with a second piano substituting for the orchestra…I like it.
While he’s certainly got a long way to go to approach this 88 year old guy
he sure has a lovely path ahead of him!
And here I thought the sleet this afternoon was going to have to suffice.
… Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 8 am CST Saturday…
The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a Winter Weather
Advisory a mixture of light sleet… light freezing rain and light
snow… which is in effect until 8 am CST Saturday.
* Accumulation… little accumulation is expected over most of the
area but a few slick spots may occur on elevated surfaces such as
bridges and overpasses this evening.
* Impacts… elevated roadways including bridges and overpasses… as
well as exposed metal surfaces… may see minor accumulations this
Although no significant accumulation of sleet or snow is
expected… there is the possibility of some light accumulations
on sidewalks… grassy areas… as well as bridges and overpasses.
The main threat will be during the early evening hours.
Every three years or so, but I’ll take it.
Welcome to Florida!
…the lap yok is out on the balcony
A resident of the central Chinese city of Wuhan is either the best or worst neighbor ever — depending on your feelings around bacon.
Photos of an apartment façade, draped entirely with pork belly strips, have gone viral on social media and are now circulating on the China’s biggest news sites, such as iFeng
It is worth noting that Chinese bacon is prepared differently than Western-style bacon. It is air-cured in sunlight, as opposed to smoked. As bizarre as it looks, this month is actually the season for hanging bacon outside, although not usually on an apartment balcony.
According to Grace Young, author of The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, Chinese bacon must be hung outside in the winter.
“Chinese Bacon is air-dried and you must wait until the twelfth lunar month,” she writes. “Around January in our calendar, when the north wind (buck fung) is strong so that the lop yok [bacon] will have the ‘fragrance from the wind.’
“Fragrance from the wind” is Mandarin for “smells and tastes like diesel exhaust and pigeon poop” according to my translation software.
So this isn’t custom chips and maybe Newton. He makes no apologies for this — high prices — – yourself from anywhere from about 500 dollars to 6000 dollars. Today — in front of more than 600000. Custom made upholstery is the internal of a room; in the event that upholstery can be placed properly it helps in excellent transformation of home into a different aspect. In many cases use of designer upholstery can encourage a dramatic affect on room decor. Although different kind of upholsteries are available in home furnishing stores, it’s always wise to create custom upholstery of individual rooms in every special way for the reason that often rooms whispers the key of room owners personality..Cheap North Face. Immediately, he would suddenly expansion, expansion into an at least equivalent to the original shape twice giant with offal will splash out in vitro, and then the body burst. This poison is the most thorough destruction of life forms. If this drug is in, even if God can not allow his resurrection, and only uttered a sigh, so this poison called God’s sigh!.
I’m a big fan of in-vitro North Face expansion.
They’re JUST as stand-up as she is!
Presenting the Luther Insult Generator.
Try it. You won’t be sorry.
See how your spirit here walks on eggs, how you twist and turn, how you talk as if you had mush in your mouth and mumble like a half-dead, despairing person.
Are you ignorant of what it means to be ignorant?
We’re going to Hell in a handbasket.
Change in military dress policy will allow for turbans, beards if worn for religious reasons: Report
The Pentagon is expected to announce changes today to rules governing religious items and uniform regulations, NBC News is reporting.
The change would allow beards, some religious tattoos and turbans to be worn by members in uniform.
NBC News obtained a draft of Department of Defense instructions that said the military will make every effort to accommodate “individual expressions of sincerely held beliefs” of service members. The memo said unless the items have an adverse impact on readiness, order or discipline, commanders will be allowed to grant special permission for personnel to wear religious article while in uniform.
What utter and complete BULLSHIT. The military is the great leveler. We ALL wear our uniforms and we ALL wear them the EXACT SAME WAY.
Not as representatives of any individual religion, but UNITED as AMERICANS.
Now we have a statue of Mandela with an Ear Bugs
South Africa’s government has ordered sculptors to remove a bronze rabbit they hid in the ear of a Nelson Mandela statue, unveiled after the former president’s death last month.
It wanted to “restore dignity back to the statue”, a spokesman told the BBC.
The sculptors reportedly inserted the rabbit as a trademark signature and to denote the haste with which they had to complete the statue.
Rabbit in the Afrikaans language is “haas”, which also means haste.
That wax-scally wabbit!
…even beFORE they hit the college level.
After listening to years of pre/post-game interviews, who woulda thunk it?
Jon Corzine loses another round in court
Jon Corzine lost his bid for dismissal of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trade Commission’s lawsuit over the 2011 collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd.
The requests of Corzine and former MF Global Assistant Treasurer Edith O’Brien to throw out the case are “without merit,” U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero said in a ruling filed Jan. 17 in Manhattan federal court.
Ah for those good old days…