None of this appears to be sitting well with governor Shumlin, who said in an interview with WPTZ News’ Stewart Ledbetter “We kinda look the other way as much as we can and I just wanna make sure that that’s what we’re doin’”
Vermont State Police discovered and turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol two suspected illegal aliens and apparently, Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) is not pleased with the efforts of police to abide by immigration law.
According to the Vermont State Police, the two subjects were passengers in a vehicle stopped by a trooper on September 13 for traveling at 88 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 89 in the town of Middlesex. The driver provided valid identification and then later released with the possibility of a future civil citation.
However, during the course of the traffic stop police learned two passengers were allegedly residing illegally in the United States. Troopers contacted the U.S. Border Patrol and agents issued an Immigration Detainer requesting that the Vermont State Police detain the individuals until their arrival at the Middlesex Barracks.
The U.S. Border Patrol then took the subjects into custody and following a brief skirmish caused by several protestors transported the two to their facilities.
13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.
Bobby Rush in hoodie
Former Black Panther Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) made quite a fuss when he donned a “hoodie” during a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives until he was escorted out. At the time, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “applauded his courage” for doing so.
Meanwhile, back home in Rush’s district, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts, or “hoodies,” were the shooters in an incident that left one dead and five injured.
In fact, during a span of six-hours Thursday night, 13 people were shot, leaving two dead in Chicago. It would seem it takes more courage to simply walk down the street in Rush’s district than it does to wear a hooded sweatshirt in the House of Representatives by way of a stunt in a bizarre tribute to a young man shot and killed in Florida during a shooting incident still under investigation.
13 shot, 2 dead in Chicago in six hours Thursday night
The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday when two men in hooded sweatshirts opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.
One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24. The gunmen fled in an SUV and police continued searching for them this morning.
Who is responsible for the current economic malaise? If you ask Bill Whittle, it’s Obama’s pals like David Axelrod, Harry Reid and Tim Geithner, some of the many Merchants of Despair. These merchants are costing taxpayers trillions and creating deep national divides based on class and race. Will the despair continue for another four years? Find out.
The silence by San Francisco mainstream media on the Catholic protest is deafening. I could not find a report in the San Francisco Chronicle online, which recently gave full page coverage to a “bum rush” by 25 protestors (and 30 photographers) on the residence of Wells Fargo’s CEO by an OccupySF splinter group, revealed as utter farce by Fund47. Two weeks ago, a war protest with 15 professional protestors received frothy local TV news coverage.
There was a large political protest in San Francisco a couple days ago. In fact, it was one of the largest ones this year and far out-drew any OccupySF protests since the earliest days of that movement.
And yet, the protest was almost completely ignored by the mainstream media.
Because it was organized by Catholic groups strongly opposing President Obama and his contraception mandate for religious organizations. Any event that opposes Obama is deemed by the media to be irrelevant and trivial, and can safely be swept under the rug.
But thankfully the mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on the narrative, and in this case Larry in SF from the Fund47 blog was once again on the scene to bring us exclusive coverage of the protest, along with photographic proof that it numbered over a thousand people — far in excess of the few dozens that comprise the typical media-saturated Occupy protests these days.
In 1971, Chris Mitchum won Photoplay’s Gold Medal Award and was picked by Box Office magazine as one of the top five stars of the future along with Ryan O’Neal.
But everything came to a screeching halt after a major role in John Wayne’s “Big Jake.”
“I went 11 months without one interview, “ Mitchum remembers, despite the fact that the film industry was booming at the time. Finally, the casting director on the comedy “Steelyard Blues” gave Mitchum the heads up.
“You worked with John Wayne, I can’t even interview you.”
Looking back at those times, it all falls into place. The Vietnam War was still a very raw wound and Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, two of Hollywood’s biggest, unapologetic far left-wingers, were the film’s stars with Sutherland serving as an executive producer.
The far left had finally made their move and were taking over Hollywood with critical box office successes like “Midnight Cowboy” (1969), “Easy Rider” (1969), “M*A*S*H” (1970) and “Klute” (1971).
“Duke was very outspoken about his views on the Vietnam War and how the returning troops had been treated, being spit on and insulted. He made so much money for the studios that he couldn’t be affected, but liberal Hollywood never forgave him for making ‘The Green Berets,'” Mitchum recalls.
A Texas judge has ruled to strip a Tea Party-aligned group of its non-profit status. The judge ruled that the group, King Street Patriots (KSP), was actually a political action committee (PAC) for engaging in anti-voter fraud efforts.
In reality, the True the Vote campaign is separate from KSP; while both were founded by Tea Party activist Catherine Engelbrecht, the two entities operate separately. “Everyone labels us as the same organization and I think they do that because it’s a political maneuver to create the impression that the facts are other than what they actually are,” says Catherine Englebrecht, the founder of both organizations. “If we were to argue this on the facts they wouldn’t have a case.” Engelbrecht said that although she is the founder of both groups, they have acted completely apart from one another. “We’re taking a number of actions to make sure that it’s clear the groups operate independently from one another, which they always have.”
The Democratic Party has charged that True the Vote made unlawful political contributions to the Texas Republican Party by working with the party to train poll watchers and by holding candidate forums that were limited to GOP candidates. “Neither group has ever given a political campaign contribution to a political candidate or party,” said Engelbrecht.
“King Street Patriots has on occasion allowed Republican candidates and officials to come speak–which they can do as a 501(c)(4)–but True the Vote has not.” True the Vote fought the Democratic Party’s lawsuit in a counterclaim by challenging several Texas campaign finance laws related to campaign contributions and political action committees.
There is a GOP storm brewing on the horizon and it’s not a storm to rip the GOP base apart, but rather a gathering of the Republican faithful to unite and change the course of the country.
Oftentimes, a 500-mile auto race is decided in the last couple of miles, sometimes the last lap. The first 495 miles are a survival-of-the-fittest endurance test of mechanical genius, unbelievable driver skill and concentration, masterful pit crew logistics that are measured in seconds, and luck – lots of luck.
The last five miles is when all the stops are pulled out, the pedal mashed to the metal, cars and drivers pushed to the edge of their breaking points. Car owners, crew chiefs and pit crews can do nothing but watch, cringe, cheer and hope at this point.
In the GOP presidential race, Mitt Romney is currently ahead of Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul by a couple of hundred delegates.
Some mathematically argue that Mitt Romney, who I endorse, cannot be caught at this point, that his delegate lead is insurmountable.
Mathematically insurmountable lead or not, the race goes on with contenders such as Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Paul with few delegates and even less gas in the tank.
Beck slammed Lee for his reckless decision and said he would be ultimately responsible if anything were to happen to the couple. He also said that Lee should foot the bill for the couple’s hotel, relocation, and even buy their house, as it will surely be difficult if not impossible to sell after his antics.
On his Wednesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck unleashed a fiery tirade against Spike Lee after the controversial movie director tweeted what he assumed was George Zimmerman’s home address. Many think the move reckless under any circumstances, however, matters were made far worse when it turned out the address Lee sent out to his entire list of Twitter followers was wrong, belonging not to Zimmerman but an elderly couple with no relation to the shooter.
Now that family has been forced to leave their home and may not be able to return soon if ever as they “fear for their life.”
Balrram Singh left Kate Allan screaming in agony as he drove off to sign on and collect £67.50-a-week payment. When police caught up with him, he rushed off again to see on internet how he might be punished.
Balram Singh, 21, escaped jail after a hit-and-run on Kate Allan, 23, in Bristol
A hit-and-run driver mowed down a woman on a pedestrian crossing as he rushed to sign on and collect his benefit money.
Balram Singh sped through a red light and ploughed into Kate Allan as he raced to the job centre in Brentry, Bristol.
The 23-year-old victim narrowly managed to move her head from out of the path of the VW Polo’s wheels – but Singh drove off and left her screaming in agony on the road on December 29 last year.
However he has dodged a prison sentence after a judge accepted that Singh, 21, showed ‘genuine remorse’.
Bristol Crown Court heard that Singh ignored witnesses’ pleas to stop and drove off to a benefits office where he was late to collect a job seeker’s allowance payment, which is £67.50 a week.
And when police finally caught up with them, he said he drove off because he wanted to search the internet and see what would happen to him.
A group of paper boys and girls were issued with redundancy notices after a weekly newspaper in Sussex, The Crawley News has outsourced its distribution contract to a new provider, TNT – meaning its existing distributors face the loss of their jobs.
Editor Andy Worden says the company is doing all it can to help those affected get jobs with the new contractor.
The paper is facing a backlash on Facebook under a page entitled “Boycott the Crawley News” and it is encouraging readers to stop reading the Northcliffe-owned title.
The Facebook page was set up on 8 March and has since gained 224 ‘likes’ on the social networking site.
The author stated: “This is a page set up to get the paper boys and girls their jobs back! They were made redundant and replaced by what seems to be adult foreigners! Another great British tradition down the pan”
The row has also gained local radio coverage in Sussex.
John Wright, the father of one of the youngsters affected, told BBC Sussex: “Getting a redundancy letter at 15 years old is very bizarre. It’s a great work ethic for the kids. Kids have done paper rounds for hundreds of years.”