Hi there, !
Today Fri 03/01/2013 Thu 02/28/2013 Wed 02/27/2013 Tue 02/26/2013 Mon 02/25/2013 Sun 02/24/2013 Sat 02/23/2013 Archives
395380 articles and 1411328 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 58 articles and 192 comments as of 18:22.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Posting Order
Over 50 killed in battle for Syria police academy
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 6: Politix
7 21:40 trailing wife [1379] 
6 19:30 lord garth [548] 
9 12:18 Bobby "Keep It In Your Pants" Menendez [487] 
15 20:31 watermodem [644] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
2 20:24 Frank G [693]
6 21:12 Alaska Paul [1595]
2 21:45 badanov [1520]
1 01:51 GolfBravoUSMC [2115]
6 17:30 Ebbang Uluque6305 [1030]
0 [542]
0 [566]
0 [563]
0 [553]
0 [545]
0 [558]
1 14:12 Redneck Jim [921]
0 [560]
0 [552]
0 [549]
1 16:05 Zhang Fei [993]
0 [558]
0 [703]
0 [560]
0 [566]
Page 2: WoT Background
11 20:19 watermodem [560]
0 [396]
6 19:09 Barbara [558]
1 14:11 Alanc [467]
9 23:03 trailing wife [1417]
3 21:55 JosephMendiola [1379]
1 20:21 watermodem [454]
0 [366]
0 [357]
0 [361]
3 08:22 g(r)omgoru [472]
0 [360]
0 [357]
0 [350]
0 [379]
6 21:24 tu3031 [1400]
1 16:28 Zhang Fei [414]
1 11:28 Besoeker [411]
1 13:30 Procopius2k [466]
0 [358]
1 10:24 Besoeker [450]
15 22:21 JosephMendiola [1758]
Page 3: Non-WoT
4 18:00 JohnQC [467]
0 [372]
8 17:41 Angie Schultz [504]
0 [362]
6 21:02 American Delight [1398]
0 [369]
3 14:34 Barbara [456]
5 20:02 ed in texas [576]
12 23:49 DarthVader [1372]
Page 4: Opinion
17 21:12 KBK [1759]
1 08:09 Glenmore [361]
5 16:20 g(r)omgoru [487]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
The case of the phantom ballots: an electoral whodunit
[MIAMIHERALD] Somebody rigged a computer program to fraudulently obtain more than 2,000 absentee ballots in three races. The plot didn't work. But it could have.

About 2,000 rejected absentee ballots at Miami-Dade Elections Department, mostly for lack of signatures or review of signatures from the last election.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1379 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Voter fraud of any kind should be punishable by death. It is basically treason and should be treated as such. Any non-citizen caught voting should go in the organ banks.

No mercy for traitors.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 02/26/2013 9:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Some admitted to voting 6 times.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2013 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Charge the winner $1.000.00 per fake vote. for every vote.

That's you Obama.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 02/26/2013 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Peanuts. Vote fraud is practiced at the wholesale level these days--enough to swing any but the most lopsided elections.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/26/2013 11:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Generally, voter fraud is punished by a felony conviction which in theory prohibits someone from ever voting again. However, as Minnesota (ie Al Franken election) has demonstrated such 'tags' have little meaning when it comes to voting. Convictions are set aside or abrogated by completing service or keeping a clean record for a probationary period of time, thus not a real punishment for the crime committed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/26/2013 12:22 Comments || Top||

#6  No mercy for traitors.

I like your style! Off with their heads. Slowly.
Posted by: SAM at work || 02/26/2013 13:09 Comments || Top||

#7  Besoeker, the local Fox News station reports the case went up before the county Board of Elections last week, which is taking it seriously.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/26/2013 21:40 Comments || Top||

Menendez, at Trenton church, says he has shared 'sting of discrimination'
[NORTHJERSEY] In an appearance late Sunday afternoon at a predominantly black church in Trenton, embattled U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez drew broad parallels between himself and other minority leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Democrat from Hudson County blamed his current troubles, which include questions about his relationship with a contributor and the possibility of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation, on right-wing bloggers.

Speaking to a crowd of roughly 300 people who gathered at The Shiloh Baptist Church for a Black History Month celebration, Menendez appeared to surprise his own staff by using the venue to offer a spirited defense to questions that have dogged him for weeks. Before the speech, aides suggested that any questions about the issues would be cut off.

"I have felt the sting of discrimination," he said, to cheers from the crowd, which included many members of the state Legislature and U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr., D-Essex. "It has never been easy."

"Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals ... seeking to destroy a lifetime of work," he said. "In the end, I believe that justice will overcome the forces of darkness."
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "In the end, I believe that justice will overcome the forces of darkness."

Darth Vader blogs?
Posted by: Raj || 02/26/2013 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I do believe the forces of darkness have overcome the U.S. Congress.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/26/2013 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  The poor boy from the barrio.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/26/2013 3:43 Comments || Top||

#4  The Sting of Discrimination.... that's another $250 amirite?
Posted by: Shipman || 02/26/2013 4:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Pimps usually keep their...private reserve for emergencies and special occasions. It will be interesting to see how the Menendez scandal [if it still is a scandal] plays out, no not.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2013 5:37 Comments || Top||

#6  sting of discrimination...

In bob's case, it might be an STD. He better get it checked out...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/26/2013 8:40 Comments || Top||

#7  the sting

Is Bob tall enough to grip the plumbing while facing the porcelain? Helps, always looking for those little helps.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2013 8:57 Comments || Top||

#8  "The bumps are compounded by yet another recent Menendez mini-scandal, in which an unpaid intern in his office was found to be an undocumented immigrant and registered sex offender, but wasn't arrested until after the election. (Homeland Security said it was "categorically false" that the arrest was delayed for political purposes.) Up to this point, none of it has touched Menendez, but you know what they say about keeping certain company."
Posted by: Whaise de Medici9987 || 02/26/2013 10:20 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm a victim, I tells ya! A VIIIIICCCCCCTTTTTIIIIMMMM!!
Posted by: Bobby "Keep It In Your Pants" Menendez || 02/26/2013 12:18 Comments || Top||

Kerry Heads to Berlin on Next Leg of Foreign Tour
[VOA News] With the crisis in Syria topping his agenda, U.S. Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
is in London on the first leg of an 11-day visit that includes Turkey and the Middle East.

Kerry's next stop in Berlin will be brief, but significant. He is to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
...current chancellor of Germany. She was educated in East Germany when is was still run by commies, but in 1989 got involved with the growing democracy movement when the Berlin Wall fell. Merkel is sometimes referred to by Germans as Mom...
after she returns from a day trip to Turkey. Kerry also is to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Analyst Stefan Meister of the German Council on Foreign Relations says the ongoing Syria conflict will not be high on Lavrov's list of things to discuss with Kerry.

"These deaths of Russian children in the United States will be the key issue in these meetings. It is very emotional right now in Russia," Meister says.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [548 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I wonder what today's gaffe's gonna be? 'Ich bin ein Gigolo!'?
Posted by: Raj || 02/26/2013 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  He's got a Kenndyesce speech prepared titled 'Ich bin win Schiesskopf.'
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 02/26/2013 5:06 Comments || Top||

#3  win = ein
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 02/26/2013 5:07 Comments || Top||

#4  I am one shithead?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/26/2013 18:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't be so hard on yourself.....
Posted by: Jotch Clogum5083 || 02/26/2013 18:12 Comments || Top||

#6  one of JFKerry's issues was that he opposed most of the US policies that preceded the fall of the Berlin wall; perhaps Merkel will explain things to him
Posted by: lord garth || 02/26/2013 19:30 Comments || Top||

Health Dept.: Homeless Can't Eat Deer Meat
[RADIO.FOXNEWS] The controversy started when someone being fed at the rescue mission complained about being fed deer meat.

Henry Martin, executive director of the mission, told Fox News they've been serving deer meat for years -- from deer chili to deer spaghetti...

Martin said he was extremely bothered by the way state health inspectors handled the situation.

"You would think we would have due process," he said. "But they meant to destroy the meat -- that's for sure."

The mission's chef asked if they could at least return the meat to the processing plant -- but the state officials said no.

"They actually took it out to the dumpsters, split the packages open and poured Clorox on it," Martin told Fox News.
Posted by: Fred || 02/26/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [644 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Confiscation without due process - that's what this is. Isn't there a constitutional amendment about this?

BTW - was there nothing wrong with the meat.

Campbell said the venison comes from deer management programs – where hunters have to kill a lot of deer.

“We ask our hunters once they fill up their own freezers to give the extra to the needy,” he said.

Once the deer is donated, a local processing plant prepares the meat for the shelters.

And hunters in the Sportsman’s Paradise have always responded to the call – including State Rep. Jeff Thompson.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/26/2013 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The scandal now has its own name: Venison-gate
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/26/2013 0:42 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if this was the same state agency that thought it was just fine for the now permanently closed New Orleans Charity Hospital to keep its emergency generators below sea level, to have no helicopter pad, and to have no plan for emergency evacuation of patients and staff in case of local flooding.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/26/2013 0:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Several years ago, the leading lights of Seattle paid to have professionals shoot a bunch of geese that were pooping all over Green lake, but the Health Dept would not let them give the meat to the various shelters; instead the carcasses had to be taken to the dreaded'undisclosed locations' for burial......
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 02/26/2013 1:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Yay for the over-reaching nanny state!
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/26/2013 4:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Venison cannot be purchased at supermarkets with EBT cards. Deer are non-domesticated and are harvested with firearms. Firearms are evil, which makes venison, through extension evil as well.

Use only your EBT card and 'free stuff' from the government.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2013 5:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Think it's more likely that using deer meet isn't a subsidy to producers which seems to be to major role of the modern state, namely to protect rent-seeking.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/26/2013 8:19 Comments || Top||

#8  You view these people as if they were rational (instead of fanatics without religion) BP.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/26/2013 8:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Farm subsidies, as BP suggested are certainly an element. Type in your zipp code in the search box and see who makes money in your area by.... NOT growing crops.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/26/2013 8:43 Comments || Top||

#10  You view these people as if they were rational (instead of fanatics without religion) BP.

Actually, they're religious fanatics without a god. The State is their religion and their god. And they will have to be crushed or they will win.

Their encirclement is nearly complete, I just pray they have made enough mistakes that we can defeat them. But I have no doubts that things are headed for a fight.
Posted by: SAM at work || 02/26/2013 9:03 Comments || Top||

#11  >Actually, they're religious fanatics without a god.

I think they're religious fanatics with themselves as God.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/26/2013 10:11 Comments || Top||

You would think we would have due process

What country does ht think he's in?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/26/2013 10:33 Comments || Top||

#13  Bastards. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 02/26/2013 13:28 Comments || Top||

#14  How about long pig?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/26/2013 16:33 Comments || Top||

#15  deer jerky - mmmm..mm..
Posted by: watermodem || 02/26/2013 20:31 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
4Govt of Syria
3Govt of Pakistan
3Arab Spring
2Boko Haram
1al-Qaeda in North Africa
1Govt of Sudan
1Govt of Iran
1Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan
1al-Qaeda in Pakistan
1Muslim Brotherhood
1Lashkar e-Jhangvi

E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
Comments Spam
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
RSS Links
Gulf War I
The Way We Were

Hair Through the Ages

On Sale now!

A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Scooter McGruder
john frum
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Frank G
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Tue 2013-02-26
  Over 50 killed in battle for Syria police academy
Mon 2013-02-25
  Taliban suicide bombers hit Afghan cities, Kabul attack foiled
Sun 2013-02-24
  Karzai orders US special forces out of Afghan province
Sat 2013-02-23
  Syrian Rebels Claim To Seize Nuclear Facility
Fri 2013-02-22
  Boko Haram Denies Ceasefire, Pastes Threat Posters In Borno
Thu 2013-02-21
  Bombing in Indian Hyderabad, at least 11 killed
Wed 2013-02-20
  French nationals kidnapped in northern Cameroon
Tue 2013-02-19
  Mortars land near Syrian presidential palace
Mon 2013-02-18
  Five killed in attack at government office in Peshawar
Sun 2013-02-17
  Egyptian police publicly beat to death man suspected of killing officer
Sat 2013-02-16
  Bomb kills at least 20 in Pakistani city
Fri 2013-02-15
  Meteorite Hits Urals, Up to 500 Injured
Thu 2013-02-14
  Pakistan asks Taliban to announce 30-day cease-fire for talks
Wed 2013-02-13
  Syrian rebels say they captured military air base near Aleppo
Tue 2013-02-12
  KCNA confirms: Pudgy sets off a nuke

Better than the average link...

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
WoT Operations (20)    WoT Background (22)    Non-WoT (9)    Opinion (3)    (0)