Julian Assange awarded ‘Courage Award 2013′ by Yoko Ono Lennon
File this one next to President Bill Clinton’s ‘Father of the Year‘ award. On Sunday in New York City, Yoko Ono Lennon presented the Courage Award for the Arts 2013 to Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, who accepted the award in absentia. The award was created by Ono to recognize artists who have demonstrated ‘independent [...]
LA Gas Prices Spike
If newly-enacted state taxes haven’t given Californians enough reason to avoid driving, a spike in gas prices - 23 cents in one week - has all but the state’s wealthiest residents limiting their trips. California’s highest-in-the-nation gas prices are even higher this week reportedly due to scheduled refinery maintenance.
Boy in Center of Alabama Hostage Standoff Released, Abductor Dead
A 5-year-old boy held captive for seven days in an underground bunker in southern Alabama is alive and his kidnapper, Jimmy Lee Dykes, is dead, FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Richardson said at a press briefing on Monday afternoon. “Within the past 24 hours negotiations deteriorated and Mr. Dykes was observed holding a gun,” [...]
The Tragic Death of an American Hero
The tragic murder of American war hero and ex-Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle and his companion Chris Littlefield at the hands of 25 year old ex-marine, Eddie Ray Routh, who may have been suffering from PTSD, is devastatingly sad. But this sad story is not ideologic in nature, and it shouldn’t be exploited as a political chess-piece. [...]
Alabama Hostage Crisis Stretches Into Day 5
An Alabama man holding a terrified young boy hostage in an underground bunker might not be giving up any time soon. According to the New York Daily Times, Police have been negotiating through a 4-inch ventilation pipe with the man, believed to be Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65,a Vietnam veteran and retired truck driver with a wicked [...]
Date Set for Uncle Obama’s Deportation Hearing
After his drunken driving arrest in 2011, the world was introduced to President Obama’s beleaguered, 68-year old uncle, Onyango Obama, who has lived in the United States illegally since his teens. His official deportation hearing date was announced yesterday, and Mr. Obama’s lawyer, Scott Bratton, has high hopes his client will be allowed to remain [...]
Man Found Dead in Beer Cave
Moments after stepping into one of those ubiquitous gas station “Beer Caves”, a Louisiana man was caught on camera clutching his chest and subsequently collapsing. The footage wasn't found until after his thirty-two degree corpse was discovered at 7:00 AM the following morning, more than 8 hours after he went down. The convenience store's operating [...]
VIDEO: Martin Luther King Jr’s Last Speech: “I Have Been To The Mountaintop…”
MLK’s formula: God’s will > Long life. He fulfilled that formula and left the world much.
Dog Teaches Cute Puppy How To Get Down The Stairs
What can’t cats do? Tim Doucette uploaded a video captured on his cell phone of his 6 month old lab teaching his 8 week old foster puppy how to return back down the stairs. Oh to be young again.
What was in Soledad O’Brien’s Notes Tonight? Ask her.
Wonder what she was reading tonight… You can ask her: “.@Soledad_OBrien can you share with us, your audience, what print-outs you had on Friday’s show? Curious. h/t @viralread” Journalists don’t usually mind citing their material. I’m sure she won’t respond though. Also, we still want to know, “.@Soledad_OBrien WHO sent you the EMAIL with [...]
A Letter from Aaron Walker to the National Bloggers Club
The following letter was sent by Aaron Walker to the National Bloggers Club: Friend, For over a year, convicted domestic terrorist turned left-wing activist Brett Kimberlin and his allies have been in a battle to suppress freedom to blog. In just my experience alone, he had gotten my wife and I fired from our jobs, [...]
Some Democrats might join GOP in Holder Contempt Vote
Steny Hoyer signaled yesterday that some Democrats may defect and join the GOP in voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress when the House holds its vote on Thursday. CNN Reports: Hoyer immediately pointed out that the NRA has “weighed in on this issue” and acknowledged “there are some members who [...]
Aaron Walker Swatted
Aaron Walker, known as one of the front-line bloggers fighting to bring light to the sordid activities of convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin became the latest victim of a Swatting attack last night. As Walker writes on his blog, police were called to his home with guns drawn: I was writing when there was a [...]
Unhinged Anti-Semitic Elmo Terrorizes Central Park
It’s not every day you see a beloved Sesame Street character spew anti-Semitic remarks in public. A man dressed up as Elmo shouted “Read about the International Jewish Conspiracy!”, “I’m not making money ’cause the Jewish costume company’s harassing me,” and similar obscenities about Jewish people in New York’s Central Park.