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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| October 20, 2017 | 116 Comments

October 20, 2017 In the Dust In India, women working in a brick kiln are covered with dust. As urbanization in India yields more buildings, the demand for bricks is high. Workers often face harrowing conditions, 18-hour days, and low pay. Oh, yeah, Mr Bernath has been moved to Hampton Roads Regional Jail, called Virgina’s […]

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Wilson; empty barrel is racist

Wilson; empty barrel is racist

| October 20, 2017 | 42 Comments

The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Francesca Wilson, the Democrat Congresswoman who misquoted the president on his call to a Gold Star widow has “looked up” the phrase that Gold Star father General John Kelly used to describe the member of Congress and she has determined that “empty barrel” is racist; ‘You know, I feel […]

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US responds to Mogadishu truck bombing with drones

US responds to Mogadishu truck bombing with drones

| October 20, 2017 | 9 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that on Saturday, al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu, Somalia detonated a truck bomb which killed more than 300 people and injured 400 others. In response, US forces there have stepped up drone operations; The U.S. has stepped up its military involvement in the Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump approved […]

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Miguel “Michelle” Martinez in your restroom

Miguel “Michelle” Martinez in your restroom

| October 20, 2017 | 22 Comments

Mick sends us a link to Fox News which reports on this fellow Miguel Martinez, who disguises himself as a woman named “Michelle”. According to the article, he used his disguise to get an underage girl into a bathroom in Casper, Wyoming; Michelle Martinez, who was known as Miguel Martinez before identifying as female, was […]

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IED in Williamsbug

IED in Williamsbug

| October 20, 2017 | 22 Comments

Mick sends us a link from the Virginia Gazette which reports that an Improvised Explosive Device was detonated in a parking lot in Williamsburg, Virginia; The Williamsburg police and fire departments responded to what was initially reported as a car fire, Riley said. However, after police and fire units arrived, they determined the cause of […]

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David Meier doubles down on the dumb

David Meier doubles down on the dumb

| October 20, 2017 | 73 Comments

East Village Magazine reports that David Meier, the Flint, Michigan mayoral candidate fellow who claims that he was a “CIA soldier” in Vietnam and that he was awarded the Medal of Honor has doubled down on his fairy tale instead of just coming clean – he also blames the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| October 20, 2017 | 12 Comments

From Vancouver, Washington; Vancouver Police said the homeowner — later identified as former Vancouver mayoral candidate Steven Cox — woke up to a person in their backyard in the 14500 block of NE 49th Circle. According to police, Cox confronted the person and fired a shot at them after a physical altercation. The suspect, 30-year-old […]

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From the Road

From the Road

| October 19, 2017 | 35 Comments

I’m back on the road again for a bit. So that means you all get lucky – articles from me may be somewhat limited for the next 2 or 3 weeks. (smile) Someone asked me if I’d be playing Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” during the trip. Probably not; I never was a huge […]

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