After two weeks of disturbing revelations about a tawdry prostitution scandal, the Secret Service and its supporters are circling the wagons to restore the “secret” part of its mission.
Retired agents have been instructed to stop talking to reporters. Secret Service agents are dismantling Facebook accounts, hanging up on reporters and notifying headquarters — even calling police — when journalists knock on their doors at home for interviews about the investigation.
Big medical news — according to the CDC, there’s been a huge increase in SSSTDs. Those are Secret Service sexually transmitted diseases. Be careful. – Jay Leno
The World-Is-a-Safer-Place-Without Saddam
- Joint Afghan-NATO raid kills 2 in eastern village
- Afghan protesters accuse NATO of killing 4 children
- Amnesty calls for Afghan journalist’s release
- Israel cannot afford to be ‘duped’ by Iran: Barak
- 1 year on from OBL raid, no answers from Pakistan
- Depressed Bin Laden thought about ‘al-Qaida’ name change, White House says
- Ex-CIA official says tapes destroyed to prevent al Qaeda reprisals
- CIA ex-contractor pleads not guilty to Colorado assault
“They’re killing all the Kennedys.” –Pierre Salinger (JFK’s press secretary), Salinger made this comment to his wife after Robert Kennedy was killed, cited by Pamela Sampson, Associated Press, 17 October 2004 interview
RFK Assassination Update Almost 44 Years Later
A key witness to the 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy has retracted her official statements in the case and now claims that convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan did not act alone. ..”What has to come out is that there was another shooter to my right,” Rhodes told CNN. “The truth has got to be told. No more cover-ups.”
A witness to RFK’s murder, Nina Rhodes-Hughes, was never called as a witness in Sirhan’s trial and was only interviewed once after the shooting. I find that alone disturbing.
There were also claims of a second mysterious shooter in JFK’s assassination, which the Zapruder film shows people reacting to gunshots in the opposite direction from the book depository.
Both assassinations took place in public packed with people. A political assassin’s dream.
No wonder Jackie fled the country with her kids and started another life on a Greek island.
But, lo and behold, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News is coming out with a book on JFK’s assassination. He claims many questions will be answered.
- Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing
- Ethics Office Clears Bachus of Insider-Trading Violations
- Florida school district officials accused of racism
- Republican strategist denies women earn less than men
- Boehner on Obama: ‘The emperor has no clothes’
Yet, Another Sex Scandal. This Time Child Porn in GOP Alaska
A former Alaska mayor who served on a school board and once received a “Citizen of the Year” award pleaded guilty on Monday to seven counts of possessing child pornography as part of a deal with prosecutors, police said.
Jack Shay, 80, a well-known political figure in the small southeast Alaskan community of Ketchikan, was arrested in November after police said child pornography images were found on a computer printer that he had dropped off for repair.
Violence Against Women Is Just the Beginning
….In the past two years alone, there have been nearly 2,000 anti-choice provisions introduced in legislation. Among other things, Republican lawmakers have attempted to redefine rape, supported a bill that would let hospitals watch a woman die rather than perform a needed abortion and tried to take away all federal funding for Planned Parenthood. South Dakota GOP members even attempted to make it legal to murder doctors who provide abortion care.
Republican senators also nearly derailed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Newt Gingrich is dropping out of the Republican race. People are wondering what Newt Gingrich will do. Well, right now he’s working on a half-hearted endorsement for Mitt Romney. They’re calling Newt the biggest gas bag to go down since the Hindenburg. - David Letterman
Are These Sex Scandals Contagious?
The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into the handling of numerous sexual assault allegations involving students at the University of Montana, where at least two members of the football team are accused of rape.
Rock the Voter
- New Obama campaign video unveils ‘Forward’ slogan, mostly ignores Romney
- World Trade Center Back on Top of New York’s Skyline
- Occupy supporters in New York, Wisconsin sue over free speech
By Don Davis
The Question Now Is: Will the US Find Rupert Murdoch UNFIT to Lead Fox News?
The parliamentary committee that’s been investigating U.K. phone-hacking and media ethics released its much-anticipated report on Tuesday in London, concluding Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman and chief executive, is “not fit” to lead a major international media company.
- Oil hovers below $105 in light May Day trading
- Fed officials, hawk and dove, agree: no more easing
- Rise of far right in Greece worries mainstream
- Microsoft eyes tablet lift via Barnes & Noble deal
Look Away, I’m Going To Spout an Offensive 4 Letter Word: BANK
Bank of America Corp directors rejected allegations by unhappy shareholders that their proposed $20 million settlement of litigation over the purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co was made “on the cheap” and was the product of collusion.
The first case of mad cow disease since 2006 was discovered right here in the United States. The good news, since the cow is in California, instead of putting the cow down, they are going to enroll him in anger management classes. – Jay Leno
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- Keith Olbermann Hits Back at Kimmel’s Cracks: ‘Reminds Me of O’Reilly’
- Cannibal shrimp: The invasion has begun
- Man sues BMW, alleging motorcycle seat gave him two-year erection
- Drunk US woman charged over biting dog
- Wrongly convicted Colorado man set free after 16 years
- Grandparents charged with towing kid behind SUV
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has placed its famous Sea Shadow stealth ship up for auction. And while the high-tech military sea vessel cost more than $195 million to develop, its opening bid was for the relatively tiny sum of $50,000, with only a $10,000 deposit required.
However, before you begin finalizing your plans for global dominance, there is one major catch to the auction: The ship will be dismantled and reduced to scrap before being handed out to the auction’s eventual winner. Photo/ Dept of Defense