Wednesday August 24, 2016

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Donald Trump Impersonator Making $40,000 a Month

Republicans may remain divided over whether Donald Trump’s candidacy is good for the GOP, but the New York mogul’s turn in the political spotlight has definitely been a boon to one Pennsylvania man — a professional Trump impersonator who has been mimicking The Donald for more than a decade.  More…

Where Was the American Flag? Democrats finally get flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night’s festivities

After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, but there wasn’t a single American flag onstage.  More…

Kerry says air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna that air conditioners are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. “As we were working together on the challenge of and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but phasing out hydrofluorocarbons is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”  More…

Elderly priest, 86, is ‘beheaded’ by two ISIS knifemen after taking nuns hostage at French church

An 86-year-old priest has been ‘beheaded’ by two ISIS knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police.  More…

DNC influenced reporters to sandbag Sanders, leak shows

Democratic Party bigwigs enlisted prominent media outlets to slant coverage to boost Hillary Clinton and sandbag Bernie Sanders, according to some of the 19,000 hacked e-mails. The messages reveal exchanges between DNC operatives and staffers at newspapers, networks and news Web sites, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Politico and RealClearPolitics.  More…

Munich rampage: Killer lured teens to their death with promise of free burgers after ‘recruiting’ victims on Facebook

The teenager who massacred nine people in Munich lured his teenage victims to their deaths using a bogus Facebook message, it emerged last night. Ali David Sonboly, a student obsessed by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, hacked into the account of an innocent Turkish girl and offered her friends free McDonald’s food if they came to the shopping mall.  More…

$15 minimum wage shutters 40-year-old Brooklyn diner

One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase. “The minimum-wage law was the straw that broke the camel’s back. We’d need to raise the burger to $9 from $6.45.  More…

Monica Lewinsky power lunches with hotshot Hillary donor

Monica Lewinsky may be keeping a low profile during this election season — but she was seen out with Hollywood mogul Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, meeting at a Brentwood restaurant recently.  More…

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ film was financed with stolen money

“The Wolf of Wall Street” didn’t just tell the story of a crooked stockbroker who scammed millions of dollars that he blew on drugs and hookers — the Leonardo DiCaprio movie was itself financed with stolen money, the feds charged Wednesday. “This is a case where life imitated art,” said US Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell.  More…

CNN’s Chris Cuomo: We’re not anti-Trump (even though the featured VP speech last night was completely excluded)

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo scoffed at the notion CNN is anti-Trump, despite the absence of coverage of Gov. Mike Pence’s speech on the homepage of the network’s website. Check out CNN’s homepage first thing Thursday morning. Lots of stories about Cruz and “Donald Trump’s Dreadful Night,” but nothing about Pence.  More…

Seattle TSA Worker Arrested on Voyeurism Charge

A Transportation Security Administration agent in Seattle was arrested after allegedly being spotted using a phone to take video up a woman’s skirt at the city’s airport, according to authorities.  More…

Intersex person who was denied a passport over gender designation sues U.S. government

Dana Zzyym needed a U.S. passport, but the application offered only two gender choices: male or female. For Zzyym, neither was accurate. Zzyym was born with ambiguous genitalia and identifies as intersex, neither male nor female. Zzyym — who uses the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them” — was denied a passport by the State Department.  More…

Bush’s three measly delegates cost $50 million each

Jeb Bush’s three delegates at the Republican National Convention cost him and his campaign about $50 million each.  More…

Roger Ailes to leave Fox News over harassment allegations

Roger Ailes will resign from Fox News with $40 million golden parachute departure compensation, and he may be taking some key on-air talent with him. Three of Fox News’ biggest stars — Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren — are believed to have clauses in their contracts that would allow them to depart if Mr Ailes were to leave the network.  More…

“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon heads up Cleveland Black Lives Matter protest in his turban

Nick Cannon was square in the middle of a Black Lives Matter protest on Monday. He was the one sporting the turban (photo). The “America’s Got Talent” host also led a BLM protest in NYC earlier this month.  More…