In case you missed it there was TEA Party in Los Angeles today. The South Central LA Black TEA Party rallied in protest of the "race-baiting and lies of the NAACP, who were holding their convention at the LA Convention Center."
I have such admiration and respect for the Blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities who have faithfully attended the Tea Party Rallies and, despite harassment and abuse, support the conservative cause wholeheartedly. They take more grief than ANYONE, and I thought I had it bad being a conservative in Hollywood. It always amazes me that the so called “party of tolerance” doesn’t “tolerate” Blacks who have a mind of their own, calling them “Uncle Tom” or “Sellout” or “House Negro.” They have threatened to hang Clarence Thomas, and kill Rep. Allen West and his family, all because they are Blacks that didn’t get the message that they are to cooperate with Obama’s destructive agenda, or suffer vicious attacks. I am always stunned by the hypocrites on the left, who would light their hair on fire if we threatened Obama the way they threaten Black conservatives.
Speaking of hypocrisy and utter stupidity.....
NFL players voted to OK a final deal Monday, days after the owners approved a tentative agreement, and the sides finally managed to put an end to the 4½-month lockout, the longest work stoppage in league history.
"This is a long time coming, and football's back," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, "and that's the great news for everybody."
At a joint appearance outside the NFL Players Association headquarters, Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith shook hands, surrounded by some of the owners and players who were involved in the talks. They spoke shortly after the NFLPA executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of a 10-year deal.
"We didn't get everything that either side wanted ... but we did arrive at a deal that we think is fair and balanced," Smith said.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic and Republican congressional leaders shopped competing debt-crisis solutions and President Barack Obama canceled fundraising appearances Monday, as a politically gridlocked capital lurched into a climactic last full week before the Aug. 2 default deadline.
Even amid acknowledgments by U.S. leaders of the need to reassure jittery investors, world markets slipped and both the Dow Jones and Standard & Poor's 500 were down in early trading on Wall Street with the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the government's borrowing limit fast approaching.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid planned to unveil separate deficit reduction plans with their respective House and Senate caucuses after the Obama White House and Congress made little apparent headway in private talks over a long, steamy weekend.
Boehner was set to meet with his chamber's Republicans to discuss the GOP's clash with Obama over extending the government's borrowing authority. The Ohio Republican planned to unveil a new debt ceiling plan at the GOP meeting and post it online later in the day, a spokesman said.
Aides said Boehner's plan was a two-step process, with an immediate $1.2 trillion in cuts and spending caps coupled with a $900 billion debt ceiling increase, followed by creation of a congressional committee charged with producing nearly $2 trillion in additional cuts. The debt ceiling needs to be increased by about $2.4 trillion to last until 2013, the time frame that Obama and Democrats are insisting on, but which would not be immediately permitted under Boehner's plan.
Instead a second increase in the debt limit would have to be voted on next year, conditioned on congressional approval of the additional cuts.
GOP officials said Democrat Reid warmed to the idea in private talks on Sunday.
A Kentucky fair has dismantled a Casey Anthony dunking booth after criticism for making light of the child murder case.
Officials of the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair said Tuesday night there was "a public outcry of negative opinions and a misconception that the Lexington Lions Club conceived and orchestrated the idea."
The Lions "wanted to be respectful of the growing public sentiment that the booth created by crossing the line," they said.
Ron Mossotti, chairman of the fair, admitted to The Lexington Herald-Leader that the booth was "tacky and tasteless," but said, "We're not running a high-end social event."
"Most people laughed," he said. "They thought it was more satire than offensive."
The "State vs. Anthony" dunking booth let fairgoers vent their feelings about the Florida woman's acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. It had two targets, marked "guilty" and "innocent."
The fair promoted the booth on Facebook and Twitter and posted video of it.
The person suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks in Norway will be charged for terrorist activity, while the maximum prison sentence in Norway is 21 years, Norway police said Saturday.
Over ninety people have been killed in the two attacks since Friday.
Police have confirmed that arrested 32-year-old Norwegian, Anders Behring Breivik, was involved both in the explosion in Oslo, and in a shooting at a youth summer camp on Utoya Island.
Police did not link the tragedy to any international terrorist organisations but said the suspect was connected with right-wing extremism.
Norway's national TV channel NRK said the police believed there were at least two gunmen disguised as policemen who attacked the camp.
'Young people with whom NRC reporters talked on Friday, night said there were two criminals, rather than one, as expected.'
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“[T]hey turn their attention to one another and achieve something as close to perfection as can be found in popular music: a fully integrated sound in which the musicians, fully at ease, melt their projections together so that it’s hard to tell who’s playing what.”
British singer Amy Winehouse was reportedly found dead in her home in north London, Sky News reported. She was 27.From MSNBC.
In June, the Grammy Award winner had checked out of a treatment program in London. Her spokesman Chris Goodman had said the entertainer had been looking forward to touring Europe this summer.
Winehouse's breakthrough disc, 2006's "Back to Black," won her five Grammy Awards and helped her achieve worldwide stardom, but her music had been overshadowed by drug use and run-ins with the law.
Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her home, the Press Association has reported.From BBC.
Last month, the north Londoner pulled out of her European tour after she was jeered at her comeback gig in Serbia for appearing too drunk to perform.
For 90 minutes, she mumbled through parts of songs and at times left the stage - leaving her band to fill in.
The troubled singer had a long battle with drink and drugs which overshadowed her musical career in recent years.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.
London Ambulance Service had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two ambulances but the woman died, it said.
Winehouse had won widespread acclaim, aged 20, with her 2003 debut album, Frank.
But it was 2006's Back to Black which brought her worldwide stardom, winning five Grammy Awards.
Rep. David Wu has been accused of an “unwanted sexual encounter” with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat.
The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu “acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual,” according to sources aware of the incident.
The unidentified teenager and her family did not file any criminal complaint over the incident, which apparently took place sometime around last Thanksgiving.
Calling the episode “very serious,” Wu did not specifically address allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward the young woman who is the daughter of a donor.
“This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention or stress to a young woman and her family,” Wu said.
The Oregonian reported the person involved graduated from high school in 2010 but did not mention her age.
Hours later, a gunman opened fire at the youth camp on Utoya island, about 25 miles northwest of Oslo. After early reports of nine deaths, Norwegian police reported early Saturday that at least 80 had died there.
The twin assaults were the biggest attack in western Europe since the 2005 London transport bombings that killed 52.
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.There are photos published of the island here and here.
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.
A terror group, Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or the Helpers of the Global Jihad, issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at C.N.A., a research institute that studies terrorism. The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces’ presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad. “We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations,” the group said, according to Mr. McCants’ translation, apparently referring to a bombing in Sweden in December 2010. “What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come.” The claim could not be confirmed. It is not uncommon for terrorist groups to advance claims of responsibility for high-profile attacks, only to have the claims prove to be spurious.
member of Ansar jihadi forum hopes attack wasn't AQ. Hit US but not "little mouse" Norway.Will cause huge retaliation against Muslims n EuroThere are photos published of the island here and here.
OBAMA ON OSLO: President Obama says the United States will offer Norway "any support" it needs in its investigation of a deadly bombing and shooting in Oslo.
"It’s a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of tragedy from occurring," Obama told cameras in the Oval Office after he met privately with New Zealand's prime minister. "Our hearts go out to them."
"You have moments to get your soldiers out of the tomb of Khorasan, else you will see blood flow in the streets," Amir Grozny said in a post at the Shumukh al Islam forum, according to SITE.