Friday July 25, 2014

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Thesaurus Synonyms for ‘Obstructionist’ Include ‘Right-winger,’ ‘Conservative’

Apparently only conservatives and others on the right can be obstructionists, according to Roget’s Thesaurus. In its section for antonyms for obstructionist, “left-winger,” “liberal,” and “progressive” are listed.  More…

Obama Donations Pay Off: Jeffrey Katzenberg to Receive National Arts Medal

Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation CEO and one of President Barack Obama’s biggest donors, is among the recipients of the National Medal of Arts for 2013, the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts announced on Tuesday. Katzenberg helped raise at least $7 million for Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and personally donated $3 million.  More…

Texas woman who sent ricin, sentenced to 18 years in prison

A Texas woman was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A federal judge gave Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, the maximum sentence under her plea deal on a charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.  More…

Sleeping Man Dumped Into Recycling Truck

A man who fell asleep in a dumpster woke up in the back of a garbage truck. San Francisco firefighters had to rescue the man who became stuck inside a Recology cardboard recycling truck early Tuesday morning.  More…

U.S. Surrenders: Mystery Deepens Around White Flags Flying on Brooklyn Bridge

The mystery surrounding two white flags that appeared on top of the Brooklyn Bridge today deepened as the New York City Police Department admitted they don’t know who committed the security breach or how they accomplished it. White flags, which are symbols of surrender, flew from poles on the stone supports atop the famed bridge that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River.  More…

LA Street Artist Blasts Obama for ‘Scandalous’ Fundraiser

As President Obama arrives in Los Angeles for his $32,000 per plate fundraiser at the home of Shonda Rhimes this week, a local street artist is hosting the producer of such actual scandals as the cover-up surrounding the Benghazi attack, the lost hard-drives of IRS officials targeting conservatives, the NRA, ObamaCare, the open border, and the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.  More…

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Detroit Water Service Shutoffs Were Racially Motivated

After a class action lawsuit filed against the city of Detroit, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says that recent water shutoffs to Detroit residents were racially motivated. “The folks who are being cut off are almost one hundred percent African American.”  More…

Obama spokesman Jay Carney discussing PR job with Apple

Apple Inc. has talked with former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about a public relations job, sources told Bloomberg News. Carney, 49, would give the maker of the iPhone a high-profile public face.  More…

CNBC anchor Simon Hobbs accidentally ‘outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as gay

CNBC business reporter Simon Hobbs was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ An awkward silence followed as Hobbs quickly realized his snafu.  More…

MH17 victim’s family condemn Sky News for rifling through luggage

The family of a flight MH17 crash victim has condemned Sky News reporter Colin Brazier who was filmed live on air rifling through victims’ possessions – branding the footage ‘sick.’ In a live broadcast, which has so far sparked 110 Ofcom complaints, the presenter was shown picking items – including a set of keys and a toothbrush – out of the open luggage before saying: ‘We really shouldn’t be doing this.”  More…

Two cops pulled off streets, Staten Island DA looking into death of dad of six after NYPD cop put him in chokehold during sidewalk takedown

A 400-pound asthmatic Staten Island dad died Thursday after a cop put him in a chokehold and other officers appeared to slam his head against the sidewalk, according to a video of the incident. This comes as two NYPD officers were yanked off the street Friday as cops and the Staten Island district attorneys investigated the stunning death.  More…

Germany damages World Cup trophy during celebration

The Germans didn’t slip up once in winning the World Cup. The trophy itself, however, has been tougher to keep a grip of. According to Wolfgang Niersbach, the president of the German Football Association, the World Cup trophy was damaged during the team’s lengthy celebration. “At one point, a small piece of our World Cup trophy was chipped off,” Niersbach said.  More…