It’s just too crazy, stupid and utterly predictable out there.
First up, The Most Surprising Link Of The Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Byrd-Bennett steered $23 million in no-bid contracts to the consultants who’d previously employed her; in return, she expected hundreds of thousand of dollars in kickbacks — though she never saw any of it.
The largest of the three no-bid deals was a jaw-dropping $20.5 million principal training contract. It was finalized a month after Byrd-Bennett controversially shuttered 50 neighborhood schools in 2013…
Much of the scheme that unfolded in 2012 and 2013 was captured in hundreds of frank and frequently humorous emails sent at all hours of the day and night, including Byrd-Bennett’s now infamous, emoji-punctuated, “I have tuition to pay and casinos to visit (:”
In them, Church said, “you saw greed, naked greed — someone looking to profit from a broken, near-bankrupt school system.”
Wait, you mean there was corruption, greed and a blatant disregard for Teh Peepul by a Chicago Official!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
The fuse has been lit. When and if the bomb goes off, prestigious Chicago institutions — Northwestern University, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, prominent media outlets — and people — a sitting judge, a former state’s attorney, prominent journalists — will have more than egg on their faces.
That’s why it’s hard to imagine that a lawsuit filed against Northwestern and onetime prominent journalism Professor David Protess on behalf of a man wrongfully convicted of murder will actually go to trial. Too many have too much to lose — this is a scandal that has to be buried deep…
Here’s the original storyline.
Crusading journalism professor and his idealistic students investigate a nearly 20-year-old murder case, free an innocent man from death row and identify the real killer…
Here’s the real story. The crusading journalism professor and his unwitting student investigators actually freed a guilty man — Anthony Porter — and helped imprison an innocent man — Alstory Simon — with the assistance of a politically motivated state’s attorney’s office.
Sounds like a typical lefty operation. It accomplishes the opposite of what they claim while actually being an op against something they hate but cannot defeat legislatively (the death penalty).
I look forward to seeing this ignored in the major media, cuz it’s a local story. Not like a Republican city alderman in West Bumfuck, Arkansas being caught taking money from someone who once said a nice thing about Paula Deen (racist!).
I was just thinking this would be a good idea.
On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats.
A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.
Hiring O’Reilly and picking up Hannity and Tucker Carlson would be a nice start.
Having a channel without leftists like Shep and Geraldo would be nice. Unfortunately, they’re going to have to hire from the same pool of lazy, stupid, ignorant and biased fools as the rest so we’d still have idiocies like Megan McCain being asked what she thinks.
I was always very sad that I missed going to Hong Kong before the handover. I’m pretty surprised it’s lasted as long as it has. That might be coming to an end.
The “one country, two systems” policy under which Hong Kong is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy for half a century may be scrapped if it becomes a tool to confront Beijing, the legal chief of the central government’s liaison office in the city has warned.
Wang Zhenmin was speaking on Saturday at a seminar where outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying earlier told Hongkongers that the “no change for 50 years” assurance under the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, referred only to the capitalist system and did not mean Beijing’s sovereignty over the city could be changed afterwards…
Wang, a former Tsinghua University law dean, devoted a significant part of his keynote speech to attacking rising separatist sentiments in the city, as he reiterated that “one country” must come before “two systems”.
“If the ‘two systems’ part … is severely distorted or even [becomes a tool] to confront and damage ‘one country’, then the reasons and conditions for the ‘two systems’ to exist would be lost,” Wang said.
Sure you can have your own system and be free, so long as your system does what the murderous commie dictators demand.
Commies are big on sending messages, that’s a message.
Staying with murderous dictatorships, Tsar Putin I is probably getting (more) pissed off at Russians for demanding he pretend they still have a democratic form of gov’t.
Dozens of people have been detained while taking part in a protest campaign in many Russian cities urging President Vladimir Putin not to run in the country’s presidential election next year.
The April 29 protests came just three days after authorities moved to ban the organization spearheading the demonstrations: Open Russia, which was set up by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
It was sad watching Russia sink back into a brutal dictatorship after a few years of hope for them. Which slide coincided with Putin going after “Oligarchs!!!!!!!!!!!” who were busy trying to make Russia into a modern country and had the audacity to make money while doing so! Which was why all right-thinking lefties applauded when he did that.
For an alternate view of the tsar, Putin on the titz!
It’s Vladimir Putin’s war chest!
Russian beauties are being urged to rack up support for the Russian strongman — by busting out revealing shirts emblazoned with his image, the Daily Mail reported.
A patriotic youth group called Project Set launched the drive to score points for Putin ahead of next year’s presidential election.
Some bosom-baring shirts expose the cleavage through a love heart that Putin holds in his cupped hands. Others allow the boobs to appear through a cutout of his profile.
These are very cool and very inventive. I’m not sure I’d want one, but I can definitely see the allure.
That guy makes weird stretttttttttttttttttched-out sculptures that only make sense when reflected on something round.
That has to be very hard to visualize. Impressive.