Sunday June 16, 2019

Archive for the ‘Outrageous’ Category

Trump’s admiration for ‘slaveowner’ Jackson halted Tubman $20 bill, CNN host suggests

CNN anchor Don Lemon heavily implied Friday night that President Trump halted plans for placing abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill by expressing admiration for "slaveowner" President Andrew Jackson, the current face on the currency.  More…

“I Flew Too Close to the Sun. No Question. Icarus”: Inside the Epic Fall of Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels’s former attorney is a hyper-aggressive narcissist with shadows in his past—which made him a perfect adversary for Donald Trump. For a few months, the #Resistance hero even thought he could be president. Then the past caught up with him.  More…

North Carolina city files lawsuit against RV company for flying American flag out of city ordinance

“The property that’s there belong to us, we pay taxes and the size of the flag isn’t hurting anybody,” Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis told WJZY. The city of Statesville said they approved a permit for Camping World to fly a flag — just not as big as the one Camping World unfurled.  More…

New Hampshire cafeteria worker fired for providing student free meal declines job offer, back pay

The New Hampshire school cafeteria worker who was fired after providing a student with a free lunch has declined the food vendor’s offer to rehire her with back pay. Bonnie Kimball was fired last month by Fresh Picks Café, a division of Café Services, Inc. after she gave a student a free meal when she discovered that he had no money on his account to pay for it.  More…

Woman charged in fatal bus push of elderly man released on bail

The woman charged with murder after police said she was caught on video pushing a 74-year-old man face-first off a bus in Las Vegas has been released on bail.  More…

Lawyer who intervened in Jussie Smollett case refuses subpoena

A former top aide to Michelle Obama refused to be served a subpoena Wednesday related to her contact with Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx in the Jussie Smollett case. The subpoena was issued by former Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien as part of her request for a special prosecutor to investigate the Cook County state’s attorney’s handling of Smollett’s criminal case.  More…

Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

A man was booted off a Southwest Airlines plane in California — because he jokingly asked if the water being handed out on the delayed flight was vodka.  More…

De Blasio’s NYPD vehicle reportedly drove wrong way in crash at center of alleged cover-up

An NYPD vehicle driving New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to an event in Harlem was going the wrong way at the time of a crash that’s drawn recent controversy, a new report reveals. A newly released accident report showed that Detective Edgar Robles was traveling in the wrong direction, with the siren and lights on, when the vehicle plowed into a truck that was making a legal turn.  More…

Google favors left-leaning outlets CNN, New York Times in its Top Stories algorithm

Google’s Top Stories box provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time — with only 11.3 percent coming from outlets that are considered conservative, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers.  More…

Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation

Electric car owners in Illinois could take a large hit to their bank accounts after lawmakers proposed an extreme hike in registration fees for electronic vehicles in the state. The proposal would raise the annual registration fee to $1,000, more than 57 times the current amount of $17.50.  More…

Young girl’s snake bite leaves family with $142,938 medical bill

A young girl bitten by a snake at summer camp was left with an elephant-sized medical bill of $142,938, her parents say.  More…

Patriotic patrol-car lettering sparks backlash in California city

A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports. The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word "police" on the sides of the vehicles.  More…

NY Dems block bill expanding college tuition for Gold Star families after approving $27M in tuition aid for illegal immigrants

New York Assembly Democrats on Tuesday blocked a bill that proposed expanding college tuition aid for children of deceased and disabled military veterans after– having a week earlier– approved a state budget that set aside $27 million in college tuition aid for illegal immigrants.  More…

Florida man rich enough to buy private island busted for shoplifting

A wealthy Florida Keys man found the dough for an $8 million island off Key West –but was apparently too cheap to cough up the cash for household items he stole them from Kmart.  More…

Man fatally shot Waffle House customer who paid for others’ meals: cops

A big-hearted man was fatally shot in the head at a Florida Waffle House over the weekend after he picked up the tabs of other customers and handed out cash, police said.  More…