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Via Jewish Chronicle:

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that there is a “Jewish conspiracy” out to get him.

The editor of Private Eye magazine says Assange told him that an Eye article about WikiLeaks’ Russian associate, alleged Holocaust denier and antisemite Israel Shamir, was “an obvious attempt to deprive him and his organisation of Jewish support and donations”.

In the same interview Mr Assange added that the magazine was “part of a conspiracy” led by “Jewish” writers.

Mr Assange accused the Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger of being part of the conspiracy, despite the fact he is not Jewish. . .

First Rich Sanchez and now Julie? My favorite journalists are all going crazy. - Greg Pollowitz

There’s No Party Like a Kennedy Party

Via Boston Globe:

As a young man, Edward M. Kennedy allegedly arranged to rent a brothel for the night in Santiago, Chile, according to material from his FBI file that was released today by a Washington-based conservative watchdog group.

Kennedy, during a 1961 visit to the South American country, “made arrangements to ‘rent’ a brothel for an entire night. Kennedy allegedly invited one of the Embassy chauffeurs to participate in the night’s activities,” according to a Dec. 28, 1961 memo released by the group Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch said the document from Kennedy’s file had previously been almost completely redacted, but the group said it had won release of a version with fewer redactions after battling with the Obama administration.

Kennedy was 29 in 1961, serving as an assistant district attorney in Suffolk County. His brother John had been elected president in 1960. Edward Kennedy would be elected to the Senate in a November 1962 special election and serve there until his death in 2009, becoming a liberal icon as decades went by. He sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980.

Judicial Watch, the group that released the records, said it had a “tough fight” with the Obama administration to get the material released and the FBI’s reluctance to release the file showed, “it, too, is not above politics.”

The document, which appeared to be a memo between top FBI officials with the subject “Ted Kennedy” also said that Kennedy, who was on a tour of several Latin American countries, “insisted on interviewing the ‘angry young men’” of each country.

“He wanted to meet with communists and others who had left-wing views,” the memo said. . .

Bring me the women. . .and the angry young men! - Greg Pollowitz
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Chicagoland: Rahm Emanuel transition team member resigns over past ethics violation.

Via Chicago Tribune:

A top member of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s transition team abruptly resigned after the Tribune inquired about recent findings that she violated state ethics rules by using taxpayer resources for political purposes while serving as executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Judy Erwin, a former state lawmaker who also co-chaired Emanuel’s mayoral campaign, stepped down from her high-level state job last summer, was fined and promised to never seek a state job after conceding that she conducted political business on state time, according to a newly filed ethics report.

Erwin admitted using her office e-mail and phone while working on a campaign committee for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, using staff resources to plan her trip to the 2008 Democratic National Convention and engaging in campaign fundraising activity while on the job, the state’s Executive Ethics Commission ruled in a decision filed Feb. 16. . .

The first of many I suspect. - Greg Pollowitz

Louis Farrakhan Phone Home

Via Fox News:

The Nation of Islam, long known for its promotion of black nationalism and self-reliance, now is calling attention to another core belief that perhaps isn’t so well-known: the existence of UFOs.

When thousands of followers gather in suburban Chicago this weekend for the group’s annual Saviours’ Day convention, one of the main events will include a panel of scientists discussing worldwide UFO sightings, which they claim are on the rise.

The idea of seeking the divine in the skies is deeply rooted in the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, whose late leader Elijah Muhammad detailed in speeches and writings a massive hovering object loaded with weapons he called “The Mother Plane” — although religion experts, Nation of Islam leaders and believers offer very different interpretations of what exactly happens aboard the plane, its role or how it fits into religious teachings. . .

This does explain a lot. - Greg Pollowitz

Rep. Anthony Weiner vs. Giant Naked Man

Via CBS NY:

Congressman Anthony Weiner is taking a stand against a statue in Queens that has been a source of controversy for nearly 90 years.

Triumph of Civic Virtue” has stood on the corner of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike, near the Queens Borough Hall, since 1941. The 20-foot marble fountain, designed by renowned sculptor Frederick MacMonnies and carved by the Bronx’s Piccirilli Brothers, was relocated to Kew Gardens after standing in Manhattan’s City Hall Park for 19 years.

“Triumph” was apparently exiled to Queens by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia who reportedly grew tired of being “mooned” by the statue on a daily basis.

The statue features a nude, muscled man holding a sword behind his head standing atop two bare-chested mermaids, who look more like Medusa than Ariel, slithering at his feet.

The statue is meant to portray civic virtue triumphing over vice and corruption, however, many have found it offensive for decades. Its allegorical portrayal of vice as female caused a stir following its unveiling in 1922 — which was just two years after the 19th Amendment was passed. . .

Yeah, sell it on Craig's List. Brilliant. - Greg Pollowitz
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Truther Charlie Sheen: Barack Obama is ‘A Coward in a Cheap Suit’

Via Reason Magazine:
Oh my. Listen as Charlie Sheen goes nuclear on President Obama for not investigating his cuckoo 9/11 trutherism. Good riddance to Sheen and his show. . .
- Greg Pollowitz

China Evacuated 12,000+ From Libya

Via Xinhua:

BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — Some 12,000 Chinese nationals have been evacuated from riot-torn Libya in the ongoing large-scale evacuation operations by Friday morning, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

“The evacuees were either flown back to China or transferred temporarily to politically stable countries neighboring Libya,” said the Chinese ministry in a statement late Friday.

Early on Friday, 451 Chinese evacuees were flown back to Beijing from Cairo, Egypt, in two separate chartered Chinese government planes. Before them, 83 other Chinese nationals flew to Beijing or Shanghai from the northern Egyptian port of Alexandria in two commercial flights on Thursday.

Maybe we should have outsourced the rescue of the Americans to the Chinese. . . - Greg Pollowitz

Gaddafi Too Smart to Invest with Madoff

Via ABC News:

As hundreds of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables have shown, Libya’s Gadhafi regime is linked in curious ways to some surprising figures — from A-list American celebrities to shady former-Soviet arms manufacturers — but there is one association Gadhafi is likely happy he never made: investment partners with convicted con man Bernie Madoff and alleged fellow Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford.

The head of Libya’s Investment Authority, Mohamed Layas, told U.S. officials in a meeting in January 2010 that the LIA had been approached separately by both Madoff and Stanford about potential investments in the past, but had declined both men, according to a document posted on the website Wikileaks.

Classic. Trying to swindle a guy who's stolen billions from his own country? You don't think Gaddafi's people know a scam when the see one? - Greg Pollowitz

Science: The Threatening Scent of Fertile Women

Via NY Times:

The 21-year-old woman was carefully trained not to flirt with anyone who came into the laboratory over the course of several months. She kept eye contact and conversation to a minimum. She never used makeup or perfume, kept her hair in a simple ponytail, and always wore jeans and a plain T-shirt.

Each of the young men thought she was simply a fellow student at Florida State University participating in the experiment, which ostensibly consisted of her and the man assembling a puzzle of Lego blocks. But the real experiment came later, when each man rated her attractiveness. Previous research had shown that a woman at the fertile stage of her menstrual cycle seems more attractive, and that same effect was observed here — but only when this woman was rated by a man who wasn’t already involved with someone else.

The other guys, the ones in romantic relationships, rated her as significantly less attractive when she was at the peak stage of fertility, presumably because at some level they sensed she then posed the greatest threat to their long-term relationships. To avoid being enticed to stray, they apparently told themselves she wasn’t all that hot anyway. . .

It's science so it must be true. - Greg Pollowitz

Brothel Owner vs. Harry Reid

Via Las Vegas Sun:

Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday called for “an adult conversation” about prostitution in Nevada, saying it is an impediment to economic development because it discourages businesses from moving here.

“Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment – not as the last place where prostitution is still legal,” he said in a speech to the Nevada Legislature. . .

I agree with Reid on this one. - Greg Pollowitz

Disgusting

Via New York Post:

Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

“Racist!” some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.

“It doesn’t matter how you feel about the war. It doesn’t matter how you feel about fighting,” said Maschek. “There are bad men out there plotting to kill you.”

Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds. . .

What will Columbia grad and commander-in-chief Obama have to say about this deplorable behavior? - Greg Pollowitz

What Recession? The Kardashian empire made $65 million last year.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Sitting cross-legged on her black-sheeted bed amid stacks of papers and photos, Kris Jenner — matriarch of reality TV’s juggernaut family– is trying to explain the unexplainable: Why the Kardashians? Why are her children’s squabbles and shopping habits and waxing appointments a national fascination? Why was daughter Kim, best known until four years ago for making a sex tape, the fourth-most-Googled person in 2010 (behind Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez)? And why, despite the eye-rolls of half of America, does the other half worship at the altar of a family that unabashedly embraces, celebrates and monetizes that post-millennium cliché of being famous only for being famous?

“We’re just this big family with a lot of drama and a lot of issues, and there’s someone here for everyone to relate to,” says the 55-year-old mother of six

. . .
The new American dream: get rich off a reality TV show. - Greg Pollowitz

Shocking News: 200 sick after party at Playboy Mansion

Via ABC News:

Two days after partying and networking at a conference Feb. 3 in Los Angeles, David Castello suddenly fell ill with uncontrollable chills and a 102 degree fever. Part of the conference took place at the Playboy Mansion.

“I went from zero to not a good place in 15 to 20 minutes,” said Castello. “It was like somebody flipped a switch.”

Castello, co-founder of Castello Cities Internet Network, was among the hundreds of people to get sick after the conference.

But could the Playboy Mansion, a place of lurid fantasies, really have such an adverse effect on a person’s physical health? For some, it is the dream of all dreams to hit up a shindig at Hugh Hefner’s famous bachelor pad.

You lie down with dogs. . . - Greg Pollowitz

Unions at their Best: Cops kick United Federation of Teachers bosses out of posh Albany restaurant

Via NY Daily News:

Cops booted an unruly group of city teachers union officials from a posh Albany eatery after they caused a ruckus over their dinner tab, the Daily News has learned.

Paul Egan, the union’s political and legislative director, set off the fracas – claiming the quail he was served, and finished, wasn’t large enough – sources said.

Egan and about two dozen other members of the United Federation of Teachers spread over three tables at the swank bistro Marché inside 74 State, a boutique hotel down the block from the state Capitol. . .

Hilarious. - Greg Pollowitz

Even Berkeley won’t take in Gitmo terrorists.

Via AP:

The Berkeley city council, known for its forays into international affairs, has narrowly rejected a measure that would have welcomed freed Guantanamo Bay detainees to resettle in this California college town.

The resolution would have asked Congress to allow Guantanamo prisoners who have been cleared of wrongdoing to resettle in the U.S. — and invited “one or two” of them to live in Berkeley.

The measure lost in a 4-1 vote, with four abstentions, late Tuesday. . .

That sound you hear is George Bush laughing. - Greg Pollowitz

Bloomberg Puts a Little Ice in His Lager, If You Know What I Mean

Via New York Post:
Mayor Bloomberg likes his beer cold — really cold. Standing inside the just-expanded Brooklyn Brewery yesterday, the mayor revealed that his unorthodox approach to drinking beer requires ice. “I actually put ice in my beer,” the mayor said. “Most people don’t.” Hearing a gasp from the crowd, he explained: “I know. I’ve always done it. I don’t think it comes from Boston.” Brewery President Steve Hindy was too polite to set the mayor straight on the correct way to savor his popular suds.
There are simply No Labels for this sort of transgression. - Daniel Foster

Jessica Simpson, Super-Capitalist

Via New York Magazine:
“. . . These hats are a piece of Simpson’s fashion empire, which clocked sales around $750 million last year. This year, Simpson, who is 30, will add both a full ready-to-wear collection as well as a “career separates” line to her docket, which should push sales past the billion-dollar mark. And Simpson—or Simpson’s top surrogate, her mother—will sit in a room just like this to approve every single thing that gets her label inside. To put that figure in context, it means Jessica Simpson is doing roughly the same volume in sales as Michael Kors.
In related news, Nick Lachey wants to know if you're going to eat that. - Daniel Foster

WMD Found in America?

Via YouTube ABC 10:
Must see video of Al Hallor, assistant director of the Port of San Diego, admitting that “Weapons of Mass Effect” have been found in the past year inside of America. . .
- Greg Pollowitz

Australians Warned of Attacks by Giant Birds

Via Telegraph:

Residents of communities around Mission Beach, on the north Queensland coast, which was almost flattened by the category five cyclone earlier this month, have been advised to beware of the 6ft tall birds, which are known to attack if they feel threatened.

Famed for their long talons – their dagger-like middle claws measure 12cm long – and powerful legs, the birds, which are unique to the rainforests of northern Australia, are said to be able to disembowel humans, dogs and horses with just one kick.

Weighing more than 10st, cassowaries resemble an emu, and in 2007 were named the most dangerous birds in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. . .

I'm sure Al Gore has "death by giant, flightless bird" as a consequence of global warming. - Greg Pollowitz

Why We Love George: GWB snubs Ashton Kutcher at the Super Bowl

Via Fox News:
Ashton Kutcher was spotted sitting right behind former President George W. Bush in a luxury suite at last week’s Super Bowl, but it turns out the two weren’t exactly sharing a bowl of dip and a bucket of hot wings. Talking to BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills on Thursday, Kutcher said he got a rude reaction from the former President. “I don’t think he’s very happy with me,” he said. “He just was not very nice to me. He just kind of snubbed me a little bit.”
Why was Kutcher in the same suite as Bush anyway? - Greg Pollowitz

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