Monday February 8, 2016

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Here’s what Sean Penn agreed to do to party with a killer

Hollywood blowhard Sean Penn secretly met, interviewed, and posed for grip-and-smirk selfies with murderous druglord Joaquin Loera — even as the world’s most-wanted fugitive continued to elude authorities in the months after tunneling out of a Mexican prison.  More…

Sean Penn couldn’t keep his mouth shut about El Chapo

Sean Penn turned the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famed Polo Lounge into a “war room” for strategizing how to handle his El Chapo controversy over Golden Globes weekend. But as Penn’s team met daily, “It was like Bad Journalism 101 — they’re meeting in the middle of the Polo Lounge and talking so loud.   More…

FDA Rules Chemicals In Pizza Boxes Are No Longer Safe

A rule change could affect how your pizza arrives due to a potential health risk. The Food and Drug Administration announced it’s ready to ban three substances that are “used as oil and water repellents for paper and paperboard for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods.” In other words, chemicals that help keep pizza grease from escaping the box.  More…

Wife of a Florida mayor arrested for domestic violence

The wife of Tavares, Florida Mayor was arrested Saturday morning on multiple charges after she allegedly hit her sister over the head with an oscillating fan, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Sharon Wolfe, 45, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and obstruction of 911.  More…

New TSA rules: No opting out of body-scanner

The Transportation Security Administration’s new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners — which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season — represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight.  More…

Was That Steak Raised In The USA? Soon, It’ll Be Hard To Know

An attachment to the omnibus budget bill would repeal a law called COOL that requires "country-of-origin labels" on meat. Canadian and Mexican cattle producers benefit from the blurring borders of the beef industry.

via Was That Steak Raised In The USA? Soon, It'll Be Hard To Know : The Salt : NPR.

TSA may soon stop accepting drivers’ licenses from nine states

The citizens of several US states may soon find that they can’t use their drivers’ licenses to get into federal facilities or even board planes. The states facing a January expiration are Alaska, California, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Washington.  More…

Bergdahl: Taliban asked me if Obama is gay

Bowe Bergdahl compared his first year in Taliban captivity — starved, stinking and chained to a bed — to being tossed in a closet and forgotten. “They ask you, is Obama gay and sleeps with men?” Bergdahl recalled. His guards were also curious about where US military bases got their prostitutes, alcohol and drugs.  More…

Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’

A whole generation of students is being denied the “intellectual challenge of debating conflicting views” because self-censorship is turning campuses into over-sanitised “safe spaces”, they say.  More…

Old Dixie changed to President Barack Obama Highway

It’s official. Old Dixie Highway is now officially President Barack Obama Highway. “We are stepping up to a new day, a new era, and replacing old Dixie with Barack Obama who represents change.”  More…

School walkout after controversy over canceled Santa trip

Parents at a California elementary school took their kids out of class after their annual trip to visit Santa Claus was canceled following a complaint from a Jewish mom. About 30 students were taken to see St. Nick by their parents who were furious that the Sartorette Elementary School in San Jose canceled their trip.  More…

The Navy’s New $362 Million Ship Needs a Tow to Get Home

The USS Milwaukee, an advanced littoral combat ship and the most recent vessel launched by the U.S. Navy, lasted less than three weeks in the water before a problem involving metal filings in its lubrication oil caused it to suffer a “complete loss of propulsion.” The $362 million ship had to be towed into port for repairs.  More…