AMERICANS ARE FED UP WITH THE FEDS … 24% of Americans polled said that they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away from the US. Sorry, I interpret the poll just a little differently. One in four Americans do not really want to secede, they want the United States of America to be the United States of America and what the Founders intended it to be. Our federal government was set up to be a Republic and a government of, by and for, “We the People”. That is hardly what has taken place in the past 8 years under Barack Obama, Democrats and establishment Republicans.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.
Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.
Developing, much more to follow.
NY Yankees’ Derek Jeter Goodbye Gatorade Commercial, ‘Made in New York’ … Class, Character and Hustle, He Did it His Way
AMAZING DEREK JETER TRIBUTE THAT WILL GIVE EVEN RED SOX FANS A CHILL … and oh by the way it was a Gatorade ad.
Let me just preface this by saying, I am and always have been a Boston Red Sox fan … For 20 years Derek Jeter has been the epitome of hard work, hustle, leadership, character and class. The captain of the New York Yankees takes a stroll though the Bronx to Yankee Stadium with the music stylings of the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra’s, “My Way” playing in the background. Following such Yankee captain immortals like Babe Ruth, Lou Gerhig, and Thurman Munson, Jeter did it right in a time and age in the MLB where so many did it wrong. Thank you for the memories Derek, even though many of them were at the cost to the Sox. Baseball and the Yankees will be hard-pressed to replace such an ambassador to the game.
Jeter’s Yankee Stadium farewell begins Thursday night against the Blue Jays, who are in town for a four-game series. It is only fitting that Derek Jeter’s final games of his career will come against the Red Sox in Fenway Park on September 26, 27 and 28th.
I am hoping that the Red Sox fans show the respect and class for Jeter that he truly deserves and serenades him with a DEREK JETER chant.
Derek Jeter’s final homestand will be met with many emotional goodbyes from fans over the next week. But before he even made it to the ballpark Thursday, a Gatorade commercial anticipating and celebrating the Yankees captain’s farewell already had made its way onto the Internet.
The black-and-white ad follows Jeter on his way to the ballpark and watches him walk the last few blocks to Yankee Stadium. He greets some kids, stops by Stan’s Sports Bar and soon gets engulfed by fans near the gates before eventually tipping his cap in uniform outside the dugout.
All of it was choreographed to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” a song Jeter says he picked out himself.
“I’ve always liked the song,” said Jeter, who said Sinatra was an easy choice. “I thought it was fitting, I thought it fit for what I’m going through. I’m happy we used it.
Gatorade told Ad Week the spot was a “true collaboration” between the company and one of its most-recognized athletes, saying all the sports drink giant did was rope off blocks around Yankee Stadium to let Jeter mingle with fans. The reactions are genuine.
In conjunction with the ad, the company will run a full-page letter, addressed to the city and written by Jeter, in Sports Illustrated and the New York Daily News on Sept. 28 and 29.
- Retired agent Jay Dobyns was awarded $173k for emotional stressed caused by the ATF
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3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday, an unbelievable 85% of the electorate, on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom. They were answering one simple question, should Scotland be an independent country? And the final tally … by a 55% to 45% vote, Scotland voters opted to keep its more than 300 year old union with Britain intact and say no to independence.
Scotland votes ‘No’: How the ‘No’ side won the referendum.
William Wallace was unavailable for comment.
Given a historic chance to go it alone as an independent nation, Scottish voters chose to stick with the United Kingdom following a campaign that was marked by extraordinary turnout and profound division.
Final results showed Friday that the “no” side won an overwhelming advantage, with a 55 percent majority compared to 45 percent for the “yes” camp. Unionist leaders proclaimed that Scotland had clearly voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. Supporters erupted in raucous celebration.
A “no” vote breathes new life into a 307-year union that had appeared in grave danger of breaking apart. The unionist victory was quickly heralded by relieved British officials who had come perilously close to having to preside over a messy and humiliating divorce.
SEPTEMBER 18 … NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY.
Enjoy a cheeseburger in Paradise today.
Cheeseburgers in Paradise – Jimmy Buffet
You might not realize it, but we’ve got a good old-fashioned American celebration heading our way. Thursday, Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day.
We’ve got input on that from a couple of burger-centric restaurant operations based in Kansas City. But, first, a little burger background to help put this momentous occasion into perspective.
According to Wikipedia, adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the U.S. in the late-1920s to mid-1930s.
There are several competing claims as to who created the first cheeseburger.
Lionel Sternberger said he did it in 1926 at the tender age of 16 while working as a fry cook at his father’s sandwich shop in Pasadena, CA. According to legend, it was an experiment – Sternberger dropped a slab of American cheese onto a sizzling burger.
Not long after, cheeseburgers started popping up on menus. A 1928 menu from O’Dell’s restaurant in Los Angeles offered a cheeseburger topped with chili for a quarter.
There are other claimants to the cheeseburger crown, including Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, CO, who was awarded a trademark for the name in 1934.
Steak n’ Shake also said its founder, Gus Belt, applied for a trademark on the word cheeseburger in the ’30s.
Whoever, however, and whenever the cheeseburger made it into the American lexicon, the rest, as they say, is history.
Who doesn’t like a mouth-watering cheeseburger. Well of course I guess if you are a vegan. Of course then there are the following cheeseburger ads that will make you forget or care who crated the first cheeseburger and be thankful that some one did
Arizona Cardinals Running Back Jonathan Dwyer Arrested Wednesday on Domestic Violence and Aggravated Assault Charges
ARE YOU KIDDING ME … AND THE
HITS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ASSAULTS KEEP ON COMING.
Second verse, same as the first … Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on assault charges. GOOD GRIEF. The charges against 25 year old Jonathan Dwyer include aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and an 18-month-old child. The alleged assaults occurred on July 21 at 8 a.m. and July 22 at 4 p.m. According to the police, Dwyer admits involvement in the incidents; however, denies assaulting anyone. has Dwyer has been deactivated from all team activities. Dwyer spent Wednesday night in jail before being released about 5 a.m. Thursday morning on $25,000 bond.
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on assault charges, including aggravated assault and preventing someone from calling 911, it was revealed Wednesday evening.
Phoenix police said the charges stemmed from two separate incidents that are alleged to have occurred at his home in late July. A report was first made to the Phoenix Police Department on Sept. 11, and when detectives questioned Dwyer, he admitted to the incidents but denied any physical assaults, police said.
Dwyer was being booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Wednesday on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault, police said.
Neighbors heard a fight and called police, who showed up at the residence. Police Sgt. Trent Crump said Dwyer hid in the bathroom until police left. The next day, Crump said Dwyer snatched the woman’s cellphone and threw it from the second floor of their home to prevent her from calling police about another dispute.
The woman came forward last week, providing police with information about her injuries and text messages that indicated Dwyer “was going to harm himself because of what had been going on,” police said.
On July 21, Phoenix police were called to the home and were met at the door by the victim who denied there was anyone else in the home. She indicated she was in an argument on the phone. The officers left. Police later learned Dwyer was hiding in a bathroom at the home, Crump said.
On July 22, the victim tried calling 911 during a second incident, but Dwyer allegedly grabbed the cell phone and threw it from the second floor of their home to keep her from calling police, according to Crump. He also said after the alleged physical altercation, Dwyer threw a shoe toward the child.
In the wake of the alleged attacks, the victim, whose name hasn’t been released, left the state with their child, Crump said.
The victim, still living out of state, contacted Phoenix police on Sept. 11 with details about the injuries suffered during the alleged attacks. She alleged Dwyer has sent her a photo of a knife and also described threatening text messages she had received from Dwyer.
“We became aware of these allegations this afternoon when notified by Phoenix police and are cooperating fully. Given the serious nature of the allegations we have taken the immediate step to deactivate Jonathan from all team activities. We will continue to closely monitor this as it develops and evaluate additional information as it becomes available.”
Daily Commentary – Thursday, September 18, 2014 – Eric Frein, Suspect in the Shooting of Two PA State Troopers
- Eric is, according to his father, a skilled survivalist and sharpshooter who does not miss
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Police Continue Search for Missing UVA Student, 18 Year Old Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, VA … Surveillance Video Showed She Was Followed (Update: Police Search for Man last seen talking to Missing Coed)
The search continues for 18 year old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, VA. Hannah Graham has been missing since 9/13/14, she was last seen by friends at Camden Plaza about 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to Facebook posts. Her last contact with friends via text message at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday saying she was lost walking home from a party near 14th and Wertland. Police are reviewing surveillance video showing the most recent time a missing University of Virginia student has been seen.
Surveillance video released Wednesday shows 18-year-old, second-year student Hannah Graham heading downtown early Saturday morning. Wednesday night, Charlottesville police released surveillance videos from Sal’s Caffe Italia – at 1:06 a.m. Saturday – and from Tuel Jewelers – at 1:08 a.m. – that show Graham walking on the downtown mall. A man is seen walking in front of Graham. He stops and is then seen walking behind her. Two minutes later, Graham is seen walking with another woman with the same man following them. The man has identified himself and has spoken to police, saying he followed Graham to see if she needed help. He says he saw another man put his arm around Graham, and now police are looking for that second man.
Thursday, police will pull more surveillance video to see where she and the unidentified man went next.
During a police press conference at CitySpace Wednesday afternoon, new surveillance video was shown. The video shows Graham in front of McGrady’s Irish Pub on Grady Avenue at 12:46 Saturday morning. Nine minutes later, at 12:55 a.m., security cameras at the Shell gas station caught Graham running, then walking, along Preston Avenue headed toward the downtown mall. Police say no one is seen chasing her in the surveillance video. Five minutes later, at 1 a.m., an eyewitness sitting in a car by Fellini’s restaurant spotted Graham turning the corner from Market Street heading toward the downtown mall on Second Street northwest. Surveillance video also shows her walking by Sal’s at 1:06 a.m. and by Tuel Jewelers at 1:08 a.m. A final text from Graham’s cellphone was sent at 1:20 a.m. saying she was lost back over by the UVA corner.
Charlottesville police put a call out for security camera footage from any other downtown businesses on Friday night or Saturday morning.
At a Wednesday press conference Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said they had received over 100 tips, interviewed over 50 people and had new video to examine.
Detectives visited businesses on the Downtown Mall, a pedestrian area located just over a mile away from the UVa. campus, to see if anyone had surveillance video that might show Graham’s path the night she disappeared.
Wednesday evening Capt. Gary Pleasants told CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit that they examined two new videos, which showed an unidentified white male following Graham.
Pleasants then said that the man in the video came to the police station, and said he had also left his story on the tip line.
He told police that he was walking with her to make sure she was okay, because she seemed physically distressed and he “wanted to make sure she got safely wherever she was going.”
The updated timeline of the last hours anyone heard from Graham looks like this:
- 11: 50 p.m. Friday — Graham last seen by friends at Camden Plaza Apartments, in the 200 block of 14th Street NW.
- 12:45 a.m. Saturday — Graham seen on surveillance video outside of McGrady’s Pub on Grady Street.
- 12:55 a.m. Saturday — Graham seen on Shell station surveillance video on Preston Ave.
- 1 a.m. Saturday — Witness reports seeing Graham on Downtown Mall
- 1:06 a.m. Saturday — Video captures Graham in front of Sal’s, continuing to walk east along the mall.
- 1:08 a.m. Saturday — Graham seen in front of Tuel Jewelers.
- 1:20 a.m. Saturday — Graham sends a text to friends saying she was lost in the area around 14th and Wertland Streets.
Seeking the public’s help, authorities released a description of a man who a witness said approached the student in an off-campus pedestrian mall.
The unidentified man reportedly spoke with Hannah Graham shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday and put his arm around her as she walked along the Downtown Mall on East Main Street, a row of stores east of the University of Virginia’s main campus. Police want to speak with the man and consider him a “person of interest” but as yet have given no indication that he is directly connected to Graham’s disappearance.
If you have information on this case, call the dedicated tip line: 434-295-3851 at the Charlottesville Police Department.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – CNN Loses Case with the National Labor Relations Board
- After an 11 year old labor dispute, it ordered the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers
FDLE Issues Missing Child Alert For Pregnant Teen, 15 Year Old Lindsey Turner … Missing Since 9/8/14 in Hialeah, FL (Update: Believed to be with 24 Year Old Hailey Vallier)
Child Alert For Missing Pregnant Teen … 15 Year Old Lindsey Turner.
15 year old Lindsey Turner has been missing since September 8, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida who was last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah, a Miami suburb. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has activated a missing child alert for Lindsey Turner. The missing 15 year old is pregnant and ver near her due date. Authorities say Lindsay may be in the company of 24 year old Hailey Vallier, a white male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. 24 year old Hailey Vallier, As reported at the Orlando Sentinel, the two may be on their way to Orlando, and could also be heading to Charlotte County in southwest Florida. Also, the authorities did not say how the two know one another or release any other information. Hmm, I think we can figure that one out as to how the two “know” each other. Vallier was recently released from jail.
15 Year Old Lindsey Turner, left – 24 year old Hailey Vallier, right
15-year-old Lindsey Turner was last seen September 8th in the 1900 block of West 60th Street in Hialeah.
She may be in the company of 24-year-old Hailey Vallier.
Turner is pregnant and very close to her due date.
According to the FDLE, they may be travelling in a 1996 White Nissan Sentra, Florida tag number 2214PC.
The age of consent in Florida is 18, but close-in-age exemptions exist. By law, the exception permits a person 23 years of age or younger to engage in legal sexual activity with a minor aged 16 or 17.
794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.– (1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, “sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; however, sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose Florida code, Title XLVI, Chapter 794
If you have any information on their location, contact the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525 or 911