Arpaio is next marked man for recall by ‘posse’ in Arizona
The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:06:27 PM by Free ThinkerNY
The same Arizona group that took down the state’s leading immigration hard-liner is now gunning for its best-known lawman.
Code red: Department of Homeland Security warns of deadly threat
Daily Mail Online ^ | 11/22/11 | Mike O’brien
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:53:00 PM by EBH
It’s at the forefront of the war on terror – and now it’s declaring war on another menace: turkey fryers. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a timely pre-Thanksgiving warning on the dangers of the large deep fat fryers.
ZeroHedge ^ | 11/23/11 | Tyler Durden
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:56:38 PM by RobertClark
Yesterday we reported that the Arab League (with European and US support) are preparing to institute a no fly zone over Syria. Today, we get an escalation which confirms we may be on the edge. Just out from CBS: “The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart “immediately,” and Turkey‘s foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.” But probably the most damning evidence that the “western world” is about to do the unthinkable and invade Syria, and in the process force Iran to retaliate, is the weekly naval update from Stratfor, which always has some very interesting if always controversial view on geopolitics, where we find that for the first time in many months, CVN 77 George H.W. Bush has left its traditional theater of operations just off the Straits of Hormuz, a critical choke point, where it traditionally accompanies the Stennis, and has parked… right next to Syria.
And from CBS:
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2011 | DAISY DUMAS
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:03:10 PM by Steelfish
Michele Bachmann Brings Out The War Paint As She Cakes On The Make-Up For GOP Debate [Pics in URL] By DAISY DUMAS 23rd November 2011
Richard Nixon infamously declined make-up when he debated against John F Kennedy in September 1960. Recovering from a bout of flu and dressed in a pale grey suit, the favourite underwhelmed – and his unusually lacklustre appearance was blamed.
Fast forward 51 years and make-up may be the downfall, once again, of a presidential hopeful.
Miguel Llanos ^ | 11/23/11 | Miguel Llanos
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:03:45 PM by Nachum
The Obama administration on Wednesday backed off a draft policy to restrict target shooting on federal land near residential areas.
In a memo, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he would direct his agency to “take no further action to develop or implement” the draft. U.S. News & World Report posted a copy of the memo on its website.
NYSlimes ^ | 11/21/11 | SAM ROBERTS
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:05:27 PM by Drango
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, as Freud supposedly said, but when is a cigarette a cigarette?
The city filed suit last week against a “roll your own” cigarette shop in Chinatown and a related one on Staten Island, where a pack of cigarettes can cost less than $5, because the stores are not collecting cigarette taxes. The stores, both called Island Smokes, do not sell packs of Marlboros and Newports. Instead, they sell loose tobacco and cigarette papers, and have machines that let customers fabricate their own cigarettes.
EDITORIAL: A very Obama Thanksgiving (Worth read)
The Washington Times ^ | November 23, 2011 | Editorial
Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:35:44 PM by jazusamo
Are we to thank God – or government – for the gifts we receive?
November 1621: Governor Obama of Plymouth Colony prepares for the first Thanksgiving with his scribe, the boy Jay.
“How are preparations for our Thanksgiving Day feast proceeding, young Jay? I am eager to share the blessings wrought by hope and change, and the bounty that I have brought to this needy land and its humble yet dignified people.”
“Yes, Governor, about the feast. I’m afraid we don’t have much in the way of food.”
“But I decreed a feast.”
“Yes, I remember the speech. One of your best.”
“At great length, yes, sir.”