Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Socialite couple announce ‘Trump divorce’ in press release

Politics isn’t only dividing the nation, but tearing apart marriages too, according to one newly separated Florida couple. The tony Palm Beach couple’s “Trump Divorce” was announced Thursday in a press release from a firm representing the wife.  More…

Politics as Usual: Half of Detroit mayoral candidates are felons

Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit’s primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows. Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder.  More…

New York’s rush to put bad teachers back in the classroom

New York City is getting set to force public schools to hire teachers they don’t want — even when principals think students will suffer. Under the union contract, teachers who lose their posts when a school downsizes or closes go into a pool and can apply for new positions. But many don’t get hired, often because principals don’t want them. The contract means they can’t be fired. So they get paid for doing nearly nothing.  More…

If Tesla Is Worth More Than GM, Why Are Taxpayers Still Subsidizing It?

Tesla topped the market value of General Motors. That means the car company that gets massive taxpayer subsidies is now worth more than GM. Tesla’s stock closed at $312.39, which meant the startup electric car company, which sold a grand total of fewer than 80,000 cars last year, was worth more than GM, which sold 80,000 Chevy Silverados every eight weeks.  More…

GMA hides George Stephanopoulos’ ‘little-boyish mini-legs’

George Stephanopoulos may be a giant in the news business, but “Good Morning America” has changed its set to cover up his diminutive size. “He’s 5-foot-6 and is dwarfed by human trees Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan.”  More…

Seattle City Council approves income tax on the rich

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved an income tax on wealthy residents Monday. The measure applies a 2.25 percent tax on total income above $250,000 for individuals. “Seattle should serve everyone, not just rich folks,” software developer Carissa Knipe told the council before the 9-0 vote, saying she makes more than $170,000 per year. “I would love to be taxed,” the 24-year-old from Ballard said.  More…

Mexican illegal immigrant was ‘drunk’ during fatal crash

An illegal immigrant, who has been removed from the United States seven times, had consumed ’12 beers and was driving at 100mph’ when he crashed his van and killed a father-of-three.  More…

George Lopez hates cops

George Lopez has a message for President Trump: “Deport the police.” The comedian wrote on Instagram, “The Trump administration is deporting Latinos to make the streets safer… You wanna make the streets safer deport the police.”  More…

NJ Sand Sculpture Mocks Gov. Christie’s Viral Beach Outing

A giant sand sculpture of Gov. Chris Christie lounging in a chair has appeared on the Jersey Shore after a government shutdown closed state beaches and parks for much of the Fourth of July weekend.  More…

Johnny Depp Flirts With Idea of Trump Assassination

The actor Johnny Depp is the latest American entertainment figure to suggest the killing of President Trump. Speaking on Thursday at the Glastonbury arts festival in southwest England, Mr. Depp asked the audience, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The words were being interpreted as an allusion to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, in 1865.  More…

Los Angeles could replace Rodeo Road with Obama Boulevard

City Council President Herb Wesson wants to rename a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road after Barack Obama. Wesson said his staffers are writing a letter to Obama letting him know about the plan to change the street name, which would require approval by the L.A. City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti.  More…

North Korea kills American student

The comatose college student who was released from a North Korean prison last week died Monday afternoon, his family said. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergrad who served 18 months behind bars in the hermit kingdom for alleged anti-state acts, died at 2:20 p.m.  More…

Why Alex Jones secretly recorded Megyn Kelly interview

Alex Jones released audio on Thursday night of his entire interview with Megyn Kelly — saying he secretly recorded the controversial sit-down because he “knew it was all crap.” “I’ve never done this in 22 years, I’ve never recorded another journalist, but I knew it was a fraud, that it was a lie,” Jones said in the video.  More…

The moment the GOP shooter opened fire

Dramatic video from the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, captured some of the chaos that ensued when a 66-year-old left-wing zealot opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball team. More than 25 bullets can be heard, which was captured by a witness close to the field at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. At one point, a man can be seen lying in the middle of the field.  More…

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast. Yet "The Terminator" star insists that should not stop him being an environmental evangelist.  More…