Shorter Andrew Ross Sorkin: While the Burger King-Tim Horton's deal is technically, legally a tax inversion scheme, it really isn't because Senator Elizabeth Warren is a Godless Communist bent on destroying the reputation of a fine, upstanding Capitalist.
The sources told CNN that the victim was involved in a car accident. [Becca] Campbell's 33-year-old boyfriend, who was not identified, was driving the car and told investigators that Campbell began waving a gun around and joking that the couple were ready for Ferguson, the sources said.
The boyfriend said he rear-ended another car while ducking to avoid the gun, which then discharged and struck Campbell in the head, the sources said. The victim later died at a hospital.
Florida wildlife officials lifted a 57-year-old ban on game hunters using silencers on their rifles and pistols after brief discussion at a public meeting on Friday.
The change, sought by the National Rifle Association, went into effect immediately and brings the state’s hunting rule in line with those in 32 other states.
No one spoke against the measure at a public meeting in Key Largo of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission although gun control advocates have argued in the media that a loud report improves safety by alerting people that someone is shooting nearby.
Buck Holly, a custom rifle maker in southwest Florida, told the commission that "gun suppressors" drastically reduce sound and recoil, making it easy to talk to a companion and reducing children’s fear of shooting.
[Columnist Ira Hansen] wrote that he composes his columns beneath a Confederate flag, “in honor and in memory of a great cause and my brave ancestors who fought for that cause.” Hansen devoted columns published around the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. to attacking the civil rights leader, writing that “King’s private life was trashy at best…King Jr. is as low as it gets, a hypocrite, a liar, a phony, and a fraud.”
He also referred to public schools as a form of “educational slavery,” writing that “[t]he Democratic coalition would split asunder if the NAACP & co. actually promoted what black Americans truly desire — educational choice. The shrewd and calculating [black] ’leaders’ are willing to sacrifice the children of their own race to gratify their lust for power and position. The relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what’s best for his simple minded darkies.”
Hansen registered further displeasure with the “simple minded darkies” more directly, too, noting that “[t]he lack of gratitude and the deliberate ignoring of white history in relation to eliminating slavery is a disgrace that Negro leaders should own up to.”
First, let's note that Mr Hansen is an admitted neo-Confederate who wants "Negroes" (alternately, "simple-minded darkies") to acknowledge that white people defeated slavery. It would seem that Hansen doesn't have a good handle on that whole "irony" thing.
Second, let's note that Mr Hansen was just chosen by his Republican caucus to be the next Speaker of the Nevada House of Representatives.
At 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, in a highly anticipated prime-time address, President Obama will unveil his plan to offer relief to some of the country’s estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants through executive order.
It’s expected to be the biggest piece of immigration reform since Obama took office and represent the boldest use of his executive power to date, but don’t expect to see it on the major broadcast networks.
ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox have decided to stick to their normal, uninterrupted programming—new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Bones or The Biggest Loser: Glory Days.
A network insider said anonymously to Politico, “There was agreement among the broadcast networks that this was overtly political. The White House has tried to make a comparison to a time that all the networks carried President Bush in prime time, also related to immigration . But that was a bipartisan announcement, and this is an overtly political move by the White House.”
If it hasn't yet become obvious, Republican obstructionism works. And so, perhaps, will threats of violence voiced by sitting Senators.
If you don't think elections have consequences, think again. The House has been solidly Republican for several years now, but just wait until the new Senate takes over in January and heaven help us if a Republican takes the WH in 2016.
Actually, I think a Republican trifecta would have second thoughts about passing some of this crap because the uninformed amongst us would know exactly who to blame. Right now, those same people wrongly believe Democrats are responsible because the Prez is a Democrat.
Re: H.R. 1422, which passed the House on Tuesday:
The Union of Concerned Scientists has come out strongly against the bill, particularly the portion that says SAB members can not participate in discussions that cite their own peer-reviewed research. Republicans say this would make scientists biased for their own work — but scientists say this makes no sense.
“This [bill] effectively turns the idea of conflict of interest on its head, with the bizarre presumption that corporate experts with direct financial interests are not conflicted while academics who work on these issues are, “the group’s director, Andrew A. Rosenberg, said in a letter to Congress. “Of course, a scientist with expertise on topics the Science Advisory Board addresses likely will have done peer-reviewed studies on that topic. That makes the scientist’s evaluation more valuable, not less.”
TIME Magazine wants to know if either of these two should be TIME's Person of the Year. Are you kidding me?
Lucky for us, the editors choose, not the public, because the choices are an interesting lot: Beyonce, TSwift, JLaw, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Rick Perry, and Pope Francis to name a few.
Out of all the possibilities, two interesting choices stood out. The overwhelming majority don't think Pope Francis should be chosen and the overwhelming majority think Putin should be chosen. In fact Putin is running neck and neckwith Modi for the lead and is behind by only .1%. John Kerry is running a close third, but I'm at a loss to explain why.