Monday February 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

‘Dreamer’ arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, ICE says he was a “self-admitted gang member”

U.S. authorities detained a Mexican immigrant protected by an Obama-era program that defers deportation for thousands of young illegal immigrants known as “dreamers.” What the mainstream media failed to report, however, ICE spokesperson Rose Richeson said in a statement that Ramirez Medina was a “self-admitted gang member” and a “risk to public safety.”  More…

Day care’s ‘Get off your phone’ sign goes viral

A day care in Texas has one message to parents picking up their children: Get off your phone. And it’s going viral. The sign read: “You are picking up your child! GET OFF YOUR PHONE!!!! Your child is happy to see you! Are you not happy to see your child??”  More…

Christie Brinkley’s ex snuggles up to 21-year-old student

Christie Brinkley’s ex-husband Peter Cook, an architect, is back at it again with young women. Cook — whose second ex-wife, Suzanne Shaw, accused him of having a “pathological predilection” for young women — was pictured snuggling up to a college sophomore, a 21-year-old aspiring singer.  More…

Security arrests Charles Oakley at Knicks game

Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards.  More…

Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter Maddie, Warnings and Lawsuits Over ATV

Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, Maddie, probably should not have been a driver or a passenger in the Polaris that flipped over and critically injured her, with the company stating in it’s manual: “Never allow a child under age 10 to operate or ride as a passenger in this vehicle.”  More…

Springsteen tells crowd he’s ’embarrassed’ to be American

Bruce Springsteen, a once proud American with his song “Born in the USA” said at a concert in Australia he’s embarrassed to be an American. The 67-year-old has-been addressed the crowd as “embarrassed Americans” referring to President Trump in the White House in a recent clip from his show in Melbourne.  More…

Trump blasted Australian prime minister during ‘worst call by far’

Trump told Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull that the conversation was “the worst call by far” among talks with various world leaders that day and ended by Trump hanging up on him after just 25 minutes. Trump was incensed that the Prime Minister expected him to abide by an Obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from Australia.  More…

Why New York’s high tobacco taxes cost the state billions

A recent study found that more than half of the cigarettes consumed in New York are smuggled in — the nation’s highest rate. For 2015, the state lost $1.63 billion because of untaxed sales. The $13-a-pack Marlboros you buy in Manhattan — with the correct tax stamps — comes with $4.35 state tax levy and an additional $1.50 in city tax — the result of a decade-long quadrupling in local tobacco taxes.  More…

Starbucks chief promises to hire 10,000 refugees

Howard Schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and CEO, wrote a powerful open letter to staff in which he said the company was committed to hiring 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.  More…

Merkel Takes on Starbucks in Bashing Over Unfair Tax Practices

Chancellor Angela Merkel decried unfair tax advantages for multinational corporations, singling out U.S. coffee chain Starbucks Corp. as a tax rogue that exploits global arrangements at the expense of German chains. “Coffee-house operators from Germany have to pay their taxes, while it’s not at all clear with Starbucks whether they pay taxes anywhere,” Merkel said.  More…

Police make arrest in shooting at Quebec mosque

A student has been arrested for the slaughter of six people at a Quebec mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette was named as the shooter shortly after the attack at Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center Sunday night. He is accused of opening fire on worshipers as they prayed, shouting ‘Alluhu akbar’ as he sprayed the room of men with bullets.  More…

NBC wants to be ‘the next Fox News,’ insiders say

Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become “the next Fox News” after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network.  More…

Secret Service agent placed on paid leave over Trump remarks

A Denver-based Secret Service agent who reportedly suggested that she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for President Trump has been placed on administrative leave.  More…

Democrats hold lessons on how to talk to real people

Senate Democrats geared up for battle with President Donald Trump by preparing to talk to people who voted for him — and by hearing from one of his arch-nemeses. Sen. Joe Manchin and nine other Senate Democrats are up for reelection next year in states that Trump won. Much of the event appears geared at figuring out how to turn people who supported Trump into Democratic voters in 2018.  More…

Huge shakeup at ‘Today’ to make way for Megyn Kelly

NBC is canceling the third hour of “Today” to make way for new star Megyn Kelly, sources say. Kelly will take over either the 9 a.m. hour from Tamron Hall and Al Roker or will replace Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.  More…