More Jet Blue news

- by - July 21, 2014 - 14:34 America/New_York - Be first to Comment!

A JetBlue pilot was one of six people arrested by Boston Police in a drug over the weekend, investigators said Monday. John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, was arrested Sunday evening on a charge of possession of alleged heroin.

Still more JetBlue news

- by - July 21, 2014 - 14:34 America/New_York - 1 Comment

Jewish doctor thrown off of JetBlue flight after heated argument with Palestinian woman over Israeli military action in Gaza.

Why I gave up the NFL & the NBA

- by - July 21, 2014 - 01:28 America/New_York - 3 Comments

Rams LB Dunbar, NBA player Greene arrested in Miami Beach have been arrested after fighting outside a Miami Beach nightclub.

Miami Beach Police Detective Vivian Thayer says St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar and NBA free agent Donte Greene were arrested early Sunday outside Dream Nightclub in South Beach.

TARGET sells jeans with dope already in pocket

- by - July 3, 2014 - 10:44 America/New_York - 7 Comments

Simona Green went to Target to buy her 9-year-old son a new pair of jeans. When she was ironing, she was surprised to find that there was already something in the pants pocket –a bag of marijuana.
Green has called Target to issue a complaint, but the employees were nonchalant and unapologetic in their response. She has contacted police officials regarding the incident.

Death toll in thousands if 7.5 mag. quake strikes L.A.

- by - May 13, 2014 - 09:49 America/New_York - 6 Comments

The big one. Three words every Californian knows all too well. “The earthquake is inevitable. The only question is when,” said Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. “It might not be another 50 years. Maybe even 100. Chances of us making it through the 21st century without the earthquake is very small.”

Reverse Raghead Rocket Launcher

- by - May 5, 2014 - 10:35 America/New_York - 5 Comments

Doug Giles shows us the effect of stupidity on a rocket launcher. We’ve all seen the first part of this but few have seen the dramatic conclusion.

Woman dies in head on crash seconds after Facebook post

- by - April 27, 2014 - 10:48 America/New_York - 6 Comments

A 32-year-old North Carolina woman is dead after slamming her car head-on into a truck while posting selfies and a Facebook update about how happy she was while listening to a Pharrell song.
The last words Sanford shared with her friends? ‘The happy song makes me HAPPY.’

Hunting the President: Plots–From FDR to Obama –BtRD

- by - April 16, 2014 - 08:00 America/New_York - 2 Comments

This is American history you won’t see on PBS:
Most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders.

Woman Killed by Train While Running on Tracks with Headphones

- by - April 12, 2014 - 08:55 America/New_York - 9 Comments

A California woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train while wearing headphones as she jogged along busy tracks near a popular hiking trail.

Janaki Rose Hayes, 27, of Truckee, was wearing headphones that fully covered her ears and did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her around 1.45 p.m., police said.

Hank Aaron goes senile – BtRD

- by - April 9, 2014 - 18:11 America/New_York - 8 Comments

In an interview Tuesday, Hank Aaron, the man who broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record in 1974, compared GOP lawmakers who oppose President Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.
“Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” the Hall of Famer told USA Today Sports.
Not content to leave well enough alone, Aaron pushed further.
“The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods,” he added. “Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”

DemocRATs meet at NYC Dunkin’ Donuts

- by - April 3, 2014 - 14:27 America/New_York - 1 Comment

Rats feast on croissants and climb up curtains at Manhattan Dunkin’ Donuts in video that’s enough to turn you off breakfast.

Lesbian director breaks up elite Secret Service unit for partying

- by - March 26, 2014 - 17:29 America/New_York - 6 Comments

The Washington Post reported that three agents on Obama’s detail, all members of the Secret Service Agency’s elite Counter Assault Team (CAT), were sent home from the Netherlands after reportedly spending a night out drinking in Amsterdam ahead of the president’s arrival Monday.
The Post reported that the embassy then alerted agency director Julia Pierson after finding one of the agents passed out in a hallway Sunday morning. A person familiar with the situation says the other two agents were complicit because they didn’t assist or tamp down the intoxicated agent’s behavior.
Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told Fox News that the agents had been sent home “for disciplinary reasons” and had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

NOT NATIONAL NEWS: 200 Black Teens RIOT in Louisville -BtRD

- by - March 25, 2014 - 14:24 America/New_York - 3 Comments

Riots broke out in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday night, according to WDRB News, when 200 teens began robbing and assaulting people, including a 13-year-old girl and a man trying to help her. A woman who was parked in her car with two children in the back seat said she was also assaulted by a group of teens. She told police they repeatedly punched her and threw trash cans at her car.

WDRB News also reports that a large group of teens robbed a convenience store, assaulting the clerk as he tried to shut the doors on them. They actually have surveillance video of this attack and all the teens shown appeared to be black.

Dem. lawmaker resigns; office, home raided for child porn – BtRD

- by - March 24, 2014 - 19:23 America/New_York - 4 Comments

The day after a Democrat Illinois lawmaker cruised to victory in his party’s primary Tuesday, he gave up his seat in the wake of a child pornography raid. State Rep. Keith Farnham stepped down from representing Elgin, a city about 35 miles northwest of Chicago, days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided his home and his state office in Springfield.

‘Obama as Mao’ shirts pulled from shops for China visit

- by - March 24, 2014 - 12:56 America/New_York - 5 Comments

(2009 file photo Daily Mail)
According to the Weekly Standard, a pool reporter commented on a tip about merchants at t-shirt stalls being told to “temporarily suspend sales of t-shirts that show President Obama in a Mao hat.”

The pool reporter added:

That tip turned out to be true. Several merchants denied carrying such items, but one merchant quietly took this correspondent to the back of her tent and showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts. As we were negotiating prices – she wanted 360 yuan, or roughly $60, an outrageous starting price – other merchants came by, and in Chinese, told her to be careful. The merchant became visibly rattled and put the t-shirts away.

New Jersey is the only state without an official song.

- by - March 21, 2014 - 01:35 America/New_York - 3 Comments

The New York Times reported in 1937 that then-Gov. Harold G. Hoffman initially proposed legislation to create a state song. Since then, the debate has only dragged on, with much disharmony along the way. Choosing a state song has been, for New Jersey, akin to an entire state choosing pizza toppings, a process riven by petty disagreements and peculiar preferences.

State Sen. Jeff Van Drew, who has introduced a new state song bill, said New Jersey needs a song that represents “all that the state has to offer.”

Van Drew told he realizes the legislature has other issues to focus on, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t important too. “I believe that we can also spend a small amount of time establishing more pride in our great state and its residents,” he said.

But … what song?

U.S. to give up control of Internet

- by - March 14, 2014 - 21:08 America/New_York - 5 Comments

U.S. officials announced plans Friday to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet, a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web.

Pressure to let go of the final vestiges of U.S. authority over the system of Web addresses and domain names that organize the Internet has been building for more than a decade and was supercharged by the backlash to revelations about National Security Agency surveillance last year.

The looming change — if successfully executed — would end the long-running contract between the U.S. Commerce Department and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a California-based non-profit group that goes by the acronym ICANN. That contract is due to expire next year but could be extended if the transition plan is not complete.

CBS Philly discloses RACE of accused assailant

- by - March 11, 2014 - 11:06 America/New_York - 13 Comments

A photo and a racial description of an accused assailant was disclosed by CBS Philadelphia affiliate KYW-TV in yesterday’s story: “Woman’s Finger Bitten, Severely Severed During Parking Dispute In Cherry Hill,” in a break with CBS journalistic custom. The word “Black” was in the twelfth paragraph and was capitalized as would be customary with the word, “Negro.”