Trump kids plead with Donald about Obama? ~ (“…the Palm Beacher’s “hatred of Barack Obama allegedly led his three eldest kids to do an Obama-vention before the election.””)
PALM BEACH, Fla. – Did the children of billionaire developer Donald Trump hold an intervention for their father to get him to tone down his harsh criticism of the president?
The paper says Eric, Ivanka and Donald Jr. had talked with each other about telling their famous father to take the anti-Obama rhetoric down a notch, and then made the collective decision to confront him.
The meeting reportedly took place in mid-October, and a source who knew of the intervention told the Daily News: “The three of them met and went to see their dad in his Fifth Ave. office. They showed a lot of respect, but told him he’s worked too long and too hard to build up the reputation he has. They understand completely he’s always been outspoken and that he likes attention, but this is too much.”
The “kids said they know it’s not helping,” added the source. “They told him you can’t throw this all away on this nonsense. … They want their dad to get respect and then the whole family does well.”
Army Col. Lawrence Sellin, a Green Beret, fired after griping online about PowerPoint – New York Daily News
The Joker is playing the amnesia card.
“He claims he doesn’t know why he’s in jail,” the worker said Thursday. “He asked, ‘Why am I here?’”
The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agency’s worst sex scandal. One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Tania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.
Ron Paul’s “Disgruntled” Staffer and the Press Smear ofRon Paul ~ “the kind of “scandal” that makes one wonder if the establishment press could ever get a smear story straight”
It’s the kind of “scandal” that makes one wonder if the establishment press could ever get a smear story straight. The script is that Rep. Ron Paul is a closet racist, is embroiled in a scandal he falsely denies, while new revelations about his racism are leaking out by the hour.
Establishment reporters ever so desperately want to create this image. And just because the facts aren’t there, that doesn’t keep the mainstream media from trying. Such was the case when a disgruntled former Paul staffer blogged his disagreements with the presidential candidate, which became the following lead in the New York Daily News: “A former Ron Paul staffer says the Republican presidential candidate is ‘unsettled by being around gays personally,’” the Daily News story reported December 27, “and is ‘out of touch’ with black and Hispanic voters.”
The story’s lead paragraph seemed to fit the establishment media talking points that Ron Paul is a racist, if not anti-Semitic, person. It appears to be a follow-up to the legitimate, but minor, news about Paul’s inattentive management of newsletters that were published under his name in the 1980s and early 1990s that contained a handful of racist remarks.
But the lead disappointed. There was no fire under the smoke, just lots of mirrors. The former staffer in question, Eric Dondero, denied in the same blog post that Representative Ron Paul had ever been either a racist or anti-Semite:
“Three Days In August” by Bob McCarty
U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt.1st Class Kelly A. Stewart admitted to having a one-night stand with a 28-year-old German woman the night of Aug. 22, 2008. She did, too. Both knew sex was part of the plan when they left the discotheque near Stuttgart. Two months later, however, her story changed and the highly-decorated combat veteran found himself facing rape and kidnapping charges.
During court-martial proceedings one year later, Stewart faced an Army court-martial panel comprised of soldiers who had recently returned from a 16-month deployment with the Army attorney serving as Stewart’s lead prosecutor.
Despite a lack of both physical evidence and eyewitnesses to the alleged crimes, it took only three days for the panel to find Stewart guilty of numerous offenses — including aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, forcible sodomy and assault and battery — and sentence him to eight years behind bars.
Incredibly, the conviction was based almost entirely on the testimony of Stewart’s accuser, a one-time mental patient who, with the backing of the German government, refused to allow her medical records to be entered as evidence.
When several witnesses came forward during a post-trial hearing to reveal startling proof that the accuser had lied several times during the trial, their words were largely ignored by the court and Stewart remained behind bars.
(Excerpt) Read more at threedaysinaugust.com …
Tow truck driver T. J Gilmartin hauled away destroyed FDNY vehicles from Ground Zero after 9/11, and now suffers diminished lung capacity and multiple breathing problems. He told the Daily News about his recent trip to Capitol Hill, where he hoped to sway Senators to vote in favor of the Zadroga 9/11 health bill, which will provide money and health care to sick first responders.
While he noted many positive experiences with most of the Senators–he called Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby of Alabama “gentlemen”–he says his interaction with Sen. John McCain R-Arizona did not go as well.
“I couldn’t get to see McCain at all,” he said. “I went to his office four times, and it was all like ‘you need an appointment.’”Gilmartin later saw McCain near an elevator in the Rotunda, and he approached the former presidential hopeful to discuss his thoughts on the bill.”I stepped in front of him, and I was very respectful. I told him who I was and I asked for his help on the Zadroga bill,” he said.McCain said “thank you for your service,” and then told Gilmartin that he couldn’t help him.He then got on the elevator, the paper said, and left.”If his eyes were daggers, I’d be dead,” he said.
“They’d all be in my heart.”
Excerpt Read more at nbcnewyork.com …