Saturday April 20, 2019

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

Cook County state’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself on Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear why. First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats will take over the case as acting state’s attorney.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer Plans To Sue Nathan Phillips For Defamation

An attorney representing Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student who was smeared as a bigot when he was, in fact, the victim, will be suing Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist who lied about his encounter with the teen.  More…

Jussie Smollett case: Brothers tell cops they were paid to stage attack

Two Nigerian brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him. Police found records in the Chicago home of one of the men that showed they purchased rope from a hardware store that was used in the alleged attack  More…

Amazon pulls out of $3 billion deal to bring HQ2 to New York City

Amazon said Thursday it was bailing on locating its new campus in Queens, dealing a devastating blow to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio and costing the region up to 25,000 high-paying jobs.  More…

Amazon officials reconsidering HQ2 in NYC due to opposition

Online retail giant Amazon is reconsidering its plans to open a headquarters in Queens due to opposition from local lawmakers. “The question is whether it’s worth it if the politicians in New York don’t want the project, especially with how people in Virginia and Nashville have been so welcoming.” The company had said it would bring 25,000 new jobs and generate some $27 billion in tax revenue to New York.  More…

‘Body odor’ complaints gets family kicked off American Airlines flight

American Airlines removed a family from a plane on Wednesday after passengers and crew members complained that one of the family members smelled bad.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s family hires attorney known for libel lawsuits

The family of a Catholic school student at the center of a confrontation with a Native American elder in Washington, DC, has hired a high-profile attorney. Atlanta-based L. Lin Wood represented JonBenet Ramsey’s brother in a $750 million defamation suit that accused CBS of ruining Burke Ramsey’s reputation.  More…

John Stossel: Government shutdown lessons – We could take a chainsaw to so much of government

This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” During shutdowns, government tells “nonessential workers” not to come to work. But if they’re nonessential, then why do we pay 400,000 of them? Why do we still pay 100,000 American soldiers in Germany, Japan, Italy and England? Didn’t we win those wars?  More…

Shirts combining Idaho, California into ‘Idafornia’ spark furious online debate

An Idaho artist’s attempt at humor and social commentary with a shirt design combining Idaho and California set off a war of words online between Gem State natives and California transplants. The artist said the shirts were intended to provide a commentary on the number of Californians moving to Idaho, most of whom are fleeing that state’s notoriously high cost of living and high taxes.  More…

Microwaved Fish Was Once the Workplace Aggravation—Now It’s Vaping

Employees at Juul Labs Inc. were accustomed to puffing away on the sleek e-cigarettes that made the startup an overnight success. So their boss had to acknowledge some awkwardness on Tuesday when he delivered the message: No vaping in the office.  More…

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile iGen generation

iGen kids are the generation born in 1995 and later, and the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. These children are growing up more slowly. By the age of 18, they are less likely to have a driver’s licence, to work in a paying job, or to go out on dates.  More…

Judge tosses $5 million suit over McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with Cheese

A $5 million lawsuit brought about by two McDonald’s customers in Florida was thrown out last week by U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas, granting a motion filed by McDonald’s. Judge Dimitrouleas dismissed the lawsuit last Friday “with prejudice,” Miami Herald reported, meaning the plaintiffs are not allowed to file the lawsuit again at a later date.  More…

John Goodman & Laurie Metcalf May Get Pay Cuts After Bad ‘Conners’ Ratings

John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf have learned Roseanne Barr‘s absence could have a dramatic effect on their wallets. The Conners is already in trouble without controversial comedian Barr around. Ratings are decreasing every week, and the stars’ paychecks might soon follow suit.  More…

Trump goes on the attack against French president Macron

“Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia,” Trump began in his first tweet. “But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two – How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along.”  More…

CNN’s Jim Acosta is banned from the White House

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been denied access to the White House after getting into a heated shouting match with President Donald Trump and pulling a mic away from a female aide at a press conference. A Secret Service agent denied Acosta entry to the White House grounds on Wednesday evening, and revoked his ‘hard pass’, the long-term press pass issued to the White House press corps.  More…