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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| April 20, 2018 | 128 Comments

April 20, 2018 Dust City At Black Rock City—the temporary city raised in the Nevadan desert for the annual Burning Man festival—camps are laid out as if on a clock. On a street in the 7:30 camp sector, festival-goers bike through the omnipresent dust as the sun sets.

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Andrew Cuomo: I’m an undocumented immigrant

Andrew Cuomo: I’m an undocumented immigrant

| April 20, 2018 | 86 Comments

The legacy governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, declared that he’s an undocumented immigrant for some stupid reason, according to Fox News; “I’m undocumented. You want to deport an undocumented person, start with me because I’m an undocumented person,” Cuomo, 60, said during a bill signing. During the bizarre speech, the New York governor […]

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Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey murdered

Sgt. Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey murdered

| April 20, 2018 | 26 Comments

Mick sends us a link to Fox News which reports that Sgt. Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, 25 of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office were murdered while they ate their lunch at the Ace China restaurant. A gunman shot them through the plate glass window. “As fellow deputies responded to the scene, […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| April 20, 2018 | 12 Comments

From Gary, Indiana; One man is dead and another is on the run after a customer at an auto dealership shot and killed a robbery suspect in self-defense, police said. The customer and an employee were outside of Ocampo Auto Sales, a used car lot at 401 W. Ridge Road, when two men approached them, […]

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Naples mayor tells U.S. Navy submarine to keep out

Naples mayor tells U.S. Navy submarine to keep out

| April 19, 2018 | 52 Comments

The Navy Times is reporting since the fast-attack Virginia-class submarine USS John Warner fired six Tomahawk cruise missiles in Friday’s allied airstrikes against Syria, the mayor of Naples, Italy, is demanding the submarine stay far away from his self-designated “nuclear-free” city. Mayor Luigi de Magistris sent a letter last week to Rear Admiral Arturo Faraone, […]

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Army, Navy, and Marines To Get Hogs

Army, Navy, and Marines To Get Hogs

| April 19, 2018 | 100 Comments

Just announced this week, the A-10 aircraft program will begin to include Navy, Army and Marine Corps pilots. Distribution of pilot slots will coincide with production of new aircraft, now under contract negotiation, designated as A-10N, A-10R, and A-10M. USAF craft will be redesignated A-10A. While dearly beloved by USAF pilots as the venerable Warthog, […]

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“Ninja work” killers convicted

“Ninja work” killers convicted

| April 19, 2018 | 21 Comments

We first wrote about Joseph Hunter in 2012 when he was arrested for plotting the death of a DEA agent for his drug cartel boss. He was convicted and sentenced to twenty years for that charge in 2016. This week Hunter and two cohorts were found guilty of a contract murder in the Philippines of […]

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Code inspector Melinda Power suspended

Code inspector Melinda Power suspended

| April 19, 2018 | 33 Comments

Jacksonville, Florida city code inspector who made national news the other day was suspended from her job when she tried to cite Jaguar Power Sports for flags on their building and ended up treating poorly a customer who was a veteran according to News4Jax; The city of Jacksonville has suspended a code inspector who sparked […]

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