Today In The Past
295 - 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
850 - Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne
1139 - 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1505 - Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
1551 - John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal
1657 - Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks…
Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Numbers Worst Since 2008, As GOP Brand Surges
” A new poll shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s (D) numbers hitting their lowest point in six years.
Meanwhile, it finds that the Republican Party is experiencing something of a renaissance.
The Fox News poll, from Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company,…
” President Obama has warned that Iran is not open for business, even as the United States has loosened some of its punishing economic sanctions as part of an interim nuclear pact.
Yet on Tuesday morning, Iran had an unlikely visitor: a…
Letter: ‘I Cannot Continue To Pretend Or Deceive The Members Of Our Community’
” Just days after the U.S. Department of Justice announced the results of an investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department, three members of the Police Oversight Commission are quitting.
In their resignation letters to Mayor Richard…
Has Apple Maps Found The Loch Ness Monster?
” Since its inception in the sixth century, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster has endured unreliable sightings, doctored photos and faked footprints, but a mysterious satellite image has given fresh hope to believers of the elusive Scottish sea creature.
The image, taken by an Apple map satellite, depicts a shadowy form of around 100…
Ean Bordeaux, a Little Rock police-corruption blogger (and hot dog vendor) was the victim of an arson attack this morning at his home at 1510 of Bragg street in Little Rock (just south of Macarthur park).
According to Ean, he awoke at 4:00 am to the sound of his dogs barking. Looking at his security monitors,…
Military-Style Units From Government Agencies Are Wreaking Havoc On Non-Violent Citizens
” Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch.
A Show Of Contempt, At Home And Abroad
” Happy Easter, Happy Passover. On this Good Friday, we mark the tenth anniversary of Mel’s movie, and over the weekend we’ll have something with a lighter touch.
Caroline Glick, my old colleague from The Jerusalem Post, has a column using a very Steynian word, “The Disappearance of America’s Will“:
The most terrifying aspect of the collapse…
Twins, 7, Attack Carjacker With Fists And Rubber Snake
” A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said.
“ One of the boys was punching the man in the face; the other was hitting him with a rubber snake,” Sgt. Javier…
Gold Biscuits Found In The Abdomen Of A Businessman
” In a bizarre case, doctors of a city hospital found 12 gold biscuits each weighing 33g inside the abdomen of a 63-year-old businessman.
The businessman had come to the hospital for surgery, stating that he had swallowed a water bottle cap and wanted to get it out…
IRS Among Agencies Using License Plate-Tracking Vendor
” The Internal Revenue Service and other U.S. agencies awarded about $415,000 in contracts to a license plate-tracking company before Homeland Security leaders dropped a plan for similar work amid privacy complaints.
Federal offices such as the Forest Service and the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command chose Livermore,…