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Category Archive for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

Ethnic purging

This is an awful story, and it’s getting very little coverage: UAN GONZÁLEZ: The Dominican Republic is set to begin what some are calling “ethnic purging,” placing the fate of hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent into limbo. Half a million legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti this week, including those […]

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You have to read the entire piece that ran in the Irish Times: It surely doesn’t mean that Europe is proud that little Ireland was forced to bear the cost of a bank bailout put last week by Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank, at €100 billion and rising. At the level of reality, […]

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Well, it’s about time. Tom Moran, editor of the Newark Star-Ledger (who endorsed Christie for reelection), takes the unusual step of warning voters about Chris Christie’s pathological lying and causes quite an uproar: They all lie, and I get that. But Christie does it with such audacity, and such frequency, that he stands out. He’s […]

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It’s always been annoying to hear people bitch about being “forced” to pay their union dues, especially when you don’t hear them pushing to negotiate their own damned salaries. But I guess we all knew this was coming: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Tuesday that it may be prepared to strike down laws forcing […]

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BREAKING NEWS: College Heights Baptist Church, a predominantly black church in Elyria, Ohio has been set on fire. pic.twitter.com/hmHQXL7oeY — TheAnonMessage (@TheAnonMessages) June 28, 2015 All those people who say they wish they grew up in the Sixties — well, here it is: Four black churches burned overnight this week, and at least three have […]

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Or “just us”? A little over a week ago, a 23-year-old construction worker in the Bronx named Jeff Rivera got in an argument with his wife, from whom he is separated. During the argument, he struck her door, pushing in the screen. Rivera was arrested and brought to court, where he was charged with criminal […]

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This is the outfit I used to work for, and they’re very politically connected. I really, really hope he nails them: Rohit Chopra, the former student loan watchdog at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is heading to think tank the Center for American Progress with a plan: To get embattled for-profit ITT Educational Service to […]

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Interesting, because my Comcast internet service has been sooooooo slow lately: Net neutrality has been a big issue in recent months, and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued new rules aimed at assuring all data is treated equally and to prevent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from holding data speeds hostage. But a study released […]

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As someone (I forget who) pointed out today, campaign contributions of that amount are solicited. So yes, they knew exactly whose money they were taking: WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators and one congressman from Nebraska and Iowa received political donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church slaying suspect Dylann […]

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Again: Just enough truth to tie in knots anyone who tries to rebut it. This is the next level of Republican propaganda — don’t fall for it. If you want to vote for Bernie, do so. Just don’t poison the well, because Clinton is the likely nominee: For months now, America Rising has sent out […]

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