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A Year Later, Baltimore Freddie Gray Rioters Get Serious Prison Time

Geee   Posted Today, 05:53 AM

Daily Caller:

Two men who set ablaze a police car during the Baltimore riots have been handed down prison sentences a year later.


Keith Riggins, 24, and Keon Brown, 23, both received prison time Friday for their role in setting a police car on fire during the April 2015 Baltimore riots, according to the State’s Attorney Office. The riots began after the death of Freddie Gray, which has since become a rallying point for the Black Lives Matter movement.


Brown received a sentence of four years in prison after pleading guilty to first degree malicious burning. Riggins received a sentence of two years in prison for conspiracy to commit first degree malicious burning. A surveillance video was key to convicting the two men.Scissors-32x32.png

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

Geee   Posted Today, 05:48 AM

CNS News:

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.


Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations and sit-ins for months to demand an overhaul of Iraq's corrupt and ineffective political system, but Saturday was the first time they broke into the Green Zone, home to most government ministries and foreign embassies.


Iraqi security forces fired tear gas at one entrance of the zone but appeared to be largely standing down as protesters marched through the area, chanting and waving Iraqi flags. Hundreds were still pouring into the Green Zone as night fell.


Iraq has been mired in a political crisis for months, hindering the government's ability to combat the Islamic State group -- which still controls much of the country's north and west -- or address a financial crisis largely caused by the plunge in global oil prices.Scissors-32x32.png

No, Not Trump, Not Ever

Valin   Posted Yesterday, 06:03 PM







Hastert: From obscure congressman, to 'accidental speaker' to admitted abuser

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 03:38 PM

Fox News:

Practically nobody knew who Denny Hastert was on the morning of December 19, 1998.


It didn’t seem like Christmas-time in Washington that day. Low clouds crowded the sky as temperatures wavered in the 40s. And everyone was miserable.


The House met in a rare, Saturday session to vote on Articles of Impeachment leveled against President Clinton linked to his liaisons with Monica Lewinsky.


The foul mood permeated the Capitol because lawmakers wanted to be back in their districts. People were missing festive parties, found themselves running behind on Christmas shopping and just didn’t want to work on a Saturday so close to the holidays. To top it off, Clinton ordered airstrikes against Iraq after Baghdad repeatedly violated U.S.-patrolled no-fly zones imposed after the first Gulf War.


It was hard to keep up.


And then there was Livingston. Bob Livingston.


Republicans showed then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., the door after the party nearly lost the chamber in that year’s midterm election.


Gingrich’s tactics exasperated rank-and-file Republicans who thought the party overplayed its hand on impeachment. The GOP tapped then-Rep. Bob Livingston, R-La., as its speaker-in-waiting for the new Congress convening in January.


But word broke that weekend that Livingston also engaged in an affair.


As if there wasn’t enough going on that Saturday….



Everybody knows him now.

Former Alabama Democratic Gov. Siegelman in solitary confinement again, son says

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 03:36 PM

Fox News:

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman -- in prison on corruption charges and who got major support earlier this month for a White House pardon -- was put in solitary confinement Monday, his son says.


Siegelman, the state’s last Democratic governor, was transferred to solitary confinement after The Washington Post published a story in which he talked extensively about the Supreme Court this week reviewing former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell’s 2014 conviction on public corruption, says son Joseph Siegelman.


Siegelman, also his father’s attorney, suggests the timing of the transfer to solitary confinement is suspicious.


Bureau of Prison officials would not confirm the transfer but said there was no connection.


"The allegation that Mr. Siegelman was punished for talking to a reporter is false," said a bureau spokesman, who declined to elaborate, citing confidentiality concerns regarding disciplinary matters.



From the state house to the big house.

Americans havenít gotten a raise in 16 years

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 03:34 PM

NY Post:

Mark Twain is credited with saying “figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” If he were around today Twain’s quote might go something like this: “Figures do lie, and liars figure out how to make people believe them.”


Granted, not as catchy.


But my quote goes a long way toward explaining something that is bothering many political pundits today. President Obama whined last week that he’s not getting enough credit for the economy.


Democrats are besides themselves wondering why Americans are so angry that they might be willing to elect Donald Trump president when the official unemployment rate is only 5%, oil prices are near their lowest level in a decade and the economy has been expanding for seven straight years.


Why aren’t Americans happier?



The media can't seem to figure that out.

Coffee Shop

SrWoodchuck   Posted Yesterday, 01:29 PM

More front page pimping by CNN


“The Most Trusted Disgusting Name in News”





NCTexan! Even funnier since they had to drag him off the golf course & waylay Valerie Jarrett to get it done. Their lies have lost even the patina of novelty.

No, Not Trump, Not Ever

SrWoodchuck   Posted Yesterday, 01:21 PM



Valin! Only old guys like me would understand that actor & that reference. Millennial's look at that and say, "Hey what's that PriceLine dude doing in a doorman's jacket?" Shatner is one of my heroes...not for his roles, but because he refuses to become irrelevant.

No, Not Trump, Not Ever

saveliberty   Posted Yesterday, 11:22 AM

I can't see myself being able to vote for anyone. I see all five major candidates as variations of the same. The good news is that i am in Massachusetts and my vote doesn't count anyway.

Donald Trump says some appalling things, but at the end of the day, no one remembers that the convention was the place that electable candidates were chosen. At this point, if he doesn't get the delegates, voters will be outraged.

As I said, the good news for all who have a candidate is that my vote does not matter.

No, Not Trump, Not Ever

nickydog   Posted Yesterday, 11:00 AM

Valin NCTexan Reminds me of the article that I posted a few weeks back about Trump and getting rid of the raccoons.  I think I posted one of them this morning on the Porchwink.png


Yes, you did.