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The CEO of United Airlines Just Resigned—Because of Bridgegate

The CEO and chairman of United Airlines, Jeffery Smisek, resigned on Tuesday after the "bridgegate" investigation that is dogging GOP presidential hopeful and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed possible wrongdoing on the part of the airline.

The original investigation sought to answer whether the George Washington Bridge lane closures of September 2013, which caused massive traffic problems in the town of Fort Lee, N.J., were political payback for the Fort Lee mayor's refusal to endorse Christie for reelection. Since the start, the investigation has revolved around Christie's personal friend and top executive at the Port Authority, David Samson, who is cooperating with federal agents.

But the probe of Samson raised the possibility that United Airlines ran an illegal influence campaign to convince Samson to lower flight fees at Newark Liberty Airport and approve millions in spending to improve the airport. (The Port Authority is the airport's chief regulator.) According to WYNC, "United’s overtures included a special flight route that benefited the Port Authority’s former chairman David Samson; campaign contributions; fancy lunches and dinners; and meetings with top officials, including Christie."

United is conducting an internal investigation, but the feds are not waiting. Ahead of Smisek's resignation, investigators subpoenaed many top officials at the airline.
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/09/ceo-united-airlines-just-resigned-because-bridgegate

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 08:57 PM (14 replies)

Forest Trump

My daughter posted this on my Facebook page...


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 02:14 PM (1 replies)

They got away with Deflate Gate and now... Stealing opponents play sheets

Report: Patriots sent team employees to steal opponents' play sheets

One of the most damning parts of the report is when Van Natta and Wickersham get confirmation from anonymous former Patriots employees that the team used to send an employee to opponents’ locker rooms to steal their play sheets.

From the report:

In fact, many former New England coaches and employees insist that the taping of signals wasn’t even the most effective cheating method the Patriots deployed in that era. Several of them acknowledge that during pregame warm-ups, a low-level Patriots employee would sneak into the visiting locker room and steal the play sheet, listing the first 20 or so scripted calls for the opposing team’s offense. (The practice became so notorious that some coaches put out fake play sheets for the Patriots to swipe.) Numerous former employees say the Patriots would have someone rummage through the visiting team hotel for playbooks or scouting reports.


http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/09/report-patriots-used-to-send-team-employee-to-steal-opponents-play-sheets
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 11:17 AM (26 replies)

Watch Google change it's logo

https://g.co/doodle/xsc6b5
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 2, 2015, 06:28 AM (5 replies)

“They knocked out Saddam and brought a hundred Saddams.”

Next time the GOP says that Obama is to blame for ISIS, give them that quote from one Iraqi citizen and then ask them "Who took out Saddam?"

this from a New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/world/middleeast/protests-in-iraq-bring-fast-promises-but-slower-changes.html?emc=edit_th_20150901&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538&_r=0

Protests in Iraq Bring Fast Promises, but Slower Changes

BAGHDAD — Surrounded by the clamor of protest — a sea of Iraqi flags, vendors selling coffee and melon drinks, protesters singing the national anthem and railing against politicians — two friends paused and described their dreams.

“I want to find a job opportunity,” said one of them, Yasir Abdulrahman, 21, who recently earned an engineering degree but remains unemployed. “I want to build a country. I want an opportunity.”

His friend Hussein Ali, 22, quit university to support his family and now works as a taxi driver. He said that even the specter of bombings would not keep him away from the square.

“We are only thinking of reforms,” he said. “If you want to change, you have to sacrifice yourself.”















http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/world/middleeast/protests-in-iraq-bring-fast-promises-but-slower-changes.html?emc=edit_th_20150901&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538&_r=0
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 06:24 AM (4 replies)

Why man stopped going to the moon...

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/WO8ylnyvBOdRACUt.SKBcA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9MTk1O3B5b2ZmPTA7cT03NTt3PTYwMA--/
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 02:18 PM (1 replies)

How many debates is enough?

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) scheduled six debates between October 2015 and March 2016, according to a press release.

The first will be held on October 13 in Nevada. It will be sponsored by CNN.

CBS News, its affiliate KCCI and the Des Moines Register will sponsor the second debate, which will be held November 14 at Drake University in Iowa.

The third debate will be held in Manchester, New Hampshire on December 19, and it will be hosted by ABC and WMUR.

The fourth debate will be held in Charleston South Carolina on January 17, and it will be hosted by NBC News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

The fifth debate will be held in Miami, Florida in February or March, and it will be hosted by Univision and the Washington Post.

And the sixth debate will be held in Wisconsin in February or March, and it will be hosted by PBS.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/democratic-party-releases-primary-debate-schedule-for-2016-election/


I see threads every now and again calling the debate schedule rigged and they are not having enough debates. I see there are 6 debates scheduled, SIX, starting October 13.

So what is the real problem here? 6 debates are not enough? I know that for me, it's too damn many but I just wonder, how many do the people calling for more debates want?
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:31 PM (49 replies)

Boehner: House Speaker Calls Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz 'Jackass



House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) apparently isn’t the biggest fan of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), making that abundantly clear during a fundraising event for Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) on Wednesday evening.

According to a report by Alex Pappas of The Daily Caller, Boehner spoke candidly about the Texas Senator, saying he’s happy Cruz’s presidential aspirations have kept “that jacka**” out of Washington.


http://www.ijreview.com/2015/08/406116-john-boehner-uses-un-speaker-like-phrase-describe-ted-cruz-republican-fundraiser/?author=jp&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=owned&utm_campaign=politics&utm_term=ijreview
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 06:28 PM (4 replies)

Have Plans Tonight? Cancel Them. Sarah Palin Is Interviewing Donald Trump.

Fed up with media bullies attacking Donald Trump's purported Bible fanaticism, Sarah Palin announced she will be interviewing the GOP frontrunner and non-active church member for what's sure to be a circus of a conversation. In a Facebook post, the former vice presidential candidate and fired Fox News host wrote today:


WTH, LAMESTREAM MEDIA! STAY OUT OF MY BIBLE

WTH? Lamestream media asks GOP personal, spiritual "gotchas" that they'd NEVER ask Hillary, or they'd feed the question to her and/or liberal cohorts before they asked it on-air (we know how these things work, lapdog media... the public's on to you), so good on Trump for screwing with the reporter. By the way, even with my reading scripture everyday I wouldn't want to answer the guy's question either... it's none of his business; it IS personal; what the heck does it have to do with serving as commander-in-chief; and these reporters trying to trip up conservatives can go pound sand until they ask the same things of their favored liberal pals. I'll cover this in my interview with Donald Trump and other candidates tonight on the One America News Network show "On Point." The more the media does this, the more they empower America to reject them and their bias as voters run to the anti-status quo candidates daring to Go Rogue.


http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2015/08/sarah-palin-interview-donald-trump

Word Salad Sarah and the Donald

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 01:04 PM (23 replies)

On This Day: August 28: I have a Dream

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 06:23 AM (0 replies)
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