Month: March 2011

staten island man sets ex-girlfriend’s apartment on fire during ‘fecal rampage’

A pregnant woman in Staten Island had an undeniably “crappy” Wednesday morning, according to local police. Around 5:30 a.m., 24-year-old Rasheed (Illuminati) Harrison, her ex-boyfriend, showed up outside her apartment door, stripped naked, and defecated, SI Live reports. Harrison then smeared the excrement on the apartment door and set it — and his clothes — […] Read more…

conservative think-tank foias michigan labor profs

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a think tank backed by some big-name conservatives, has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to professors at labor-centric schools, asking to see any emails containing certain key words, Talking Points Memo reports. The subjects mostly relate to the Wisconsin union protests: “Scott Walker,” “Wisconsin,” “Madison,” and “any […] Read more…

woman gang-raped in libya will face charges for slander

The saga of Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who burst into a Tripoli hotel full of foreign reporters Saturday and told the story of her gang-rape at the hands of pro-Gaddafi militiamen, continues. Libyan government spokesman Musa Ibrahim said Tuesday that the men al-Obeidy had implicated had filed a civil suit against her, saying that she […] Read more…

muslim bush appointee calls gop 2012 contender ‘un-american’ for remarks

The 2012 presidential elections may seem a long way off, but candidates are already emerging and distinguishing themselves from the hazy pack. In the case of conservative Herman Cain, his adamancy this weekend at the Conservative Principles Conference that he would never appoint a Muslim to federal bench or the Cabinet  have certainly gotten him noticed. […] Read more…

super glue inventor dies at 94

Harry Welsey Coover Jr., the inventor of Super Glue, died at home in Kingsport, Tenn. Sunday, the Associated Press reports. He was 94 years old. He invented Super Glue in 1942, as a result of a laboratory accident. Coover was experimenting with making different clear plastics for gun sights at Tennessee Eastman Company, and discovered […] Read more…

five arrested in connection with libyan woman’s rape

Stirring stories have been coming out of the non-stop media coverage of Libya for weeks, but perhaps the most shocking of Saturday’s batch was that of Eman al-Obeidy. Five men were arrested Sunday in connection with the incident, which is surrounded with government officials smearing the woman’s name, and reporters wondering whether they are being […] Read more…

geraldine a. ferraro, first major-party female vp candidate, dies

Geraldine A. Ferraro died Saturday morning of complications related to blood cancer, according to a statement released by her family. She was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1998, and lived with the cancer for 12 years. She was 75 years old when she passed. Ferraro was the first female vice presidential candidate, and joined Walter […] Read more…

libyan military calls for a new cease-fire

A second attempt at a military cease-fire in Libya may be on the horizon, after Operation Odyssey Dawn began Saturday. Coalition military efforts have reportedly crippled Libya’s ground troops and air capabilities. According to UKPA, the new cease-fire was issued under a general banner of the Libyan government, and Gaddafi was not named specifically. “We, […] Read more…

liveblog: pentagon: ‘we are not going after gaddafi’

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: A senior administration official tells CNN that Gaddafi’s compound was targeted by coalition forces in a Sunday night airstrike because it has command center capabilities. However, the damage done to the building does not render it ineffective as a command center. There is still no indication that Gaddafi was in the compound […] Read more…

liveblog: un implements no-fly zone over libya, french aircraft confirmed

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared at the podium in Paris  at 12:25 p.m. EST. She said that the Libyan government had “lost all legitimacy,” and listed the broad coalition of support for U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973, demanding a cease-fire in Libya. “Yesterday, President Obama said very clearly that if […] Read more…

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