Friday May 1st

Airport baggage thief, getting screwed out of her cut of the stolen items by her partner calls cops to report him, they both get busted.

Two baggage handlers have been busted in what authorities describe as “one of the larger theft rings” ever seen at Oregon’s Portland International Airport. The arrested employees worked for Delta and subsidiary Northwest, and included one supervisor and one baggage handler who had been at the job for at 13 years. The Oregonian newspaper says the latter worker – Jose Trejo Romero – “targeted international flights because the bags usually held more expensive items, according to court documents.” The Associated Press writes “the thefts were discovered early this year when a baggage supervisor (Bridgette Bunnell) reported it to Port of Portland police. The supervisor was in on the thefts, investigators learned, and raised the matter when she was no longer getting her share of the items, according to court affidavits obtained by The Oregonian newspaper.”

Fox Network skips Obama’s presser showing “Lie To Me” instead. Beats all three of the alphabet networks carrying the yawner.

FOX, the only one of the Big Four networks that did not carry Pres. Obama’s news conference last night, finished first in the 8pmET hour with a new episode of “Lie to Me.” The drama averaged 7.9 million Total Viewers, according to Nielsen overnights. NBC’s coverage of the Obama newser came in second with 6.7 million Total Viewers.

Harry Reid’s deal with Arlen Specter to get him to switch sides torques a whole bunch of DEMOCRATS.

Senior Senate Democrats are objecting to the deal Majority Leader Harry Reid made with Sen. Arlen Specter, saying they will vote against letting the former Republican shoot to the top of powerful committees after he switches parties. Several Democrats are furious with Sen. Reid (D-Nev.) for agreeing to let Specter (Pa.) keep his seniority, accrued over more than 28 years as a GOP senator. That agreement would allow Specter to leap past senior Democrats on powerful panels — including the Appropriations and Judiciary committees. “I won’t be happy if I don’t get to chair something because of Arlen Specter,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who sits on the Appropriations Committee with Specter and is fifth in seniority among Democrats, behind Chairman Daniel Inouye (Hawaii) and Sens. Robert Byrd (W.Va.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa). “I’m happy with the Democratic order, but I don’t want to be displaced because of Arlen Specter,” she said.

Twenty million illegal aliens in this country and our government deports a native born citizen named Mark Lyttle to Mexico, who sent him to Honduras, who sent him to Guatemala.

Mark Lyttle expected to return home after serving a few months in prison for inappropriately touching a woman’s backside. Instead, he says, the U.S. government deported him to Mexico, Mexican officials deported him to Honduras, and Honduras deported him to Guatemala – even though he is a North Carolina-born U.S. citizen who speaks no Spanish. U.S. immigration officials confirmed this week that they wrongly deported Lyttle, 31, who his family says is mentally ill and suffers from mild retardation, in December after finding him in a North Carolina prison. He and his lawyer say he spent four months bouncing among Latin American prisons and homeless shelters before ending up this month at a U.S. embassy in Guatemala, where officials confirmed his citizenship.

Cap and trade Obamination nothing more than left wing government societal engineering and a huge tax on EVERYONE plain and simple.

President Barack Obama’s “cap and trade” plan is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that allegedly contribute to global warming. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, told that to attain that reduction, it is “likely true” that energy costs for Americans will go up. (snip) In general, under cap and trade, companies that make energy through coal, oil, natural gas, hydroelectric, and other means, are limited – capped – in how much carbon they can emit in their production process. If they exceed the cap, they can buy, i.e., trade, more carbon permits. The money the companies pay for those permits will go to the federal government and be redistributed.

So who is telling the truth and who’s lying about this flu bug now roaming all over the planet?

The following email was written by Dr Marcus Gitterle, MD Christus Santa Rosa Health Care In New Braunfels, and leaked on the internet. Hospital spokespersons have authenticated the email, but refused further comment. The email was sent to family members, and It speaks for itself. It is printed here in original form, and has not been edited.

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Obama’s much trumpeted tax credit is probably going to wind up screwing millions of tax filers next spring if they aren’t prepared. This was more than likely his plan all along.

Millions of Americans enjoying their small windfall from President Barack Obama’s “Making Work Pay” tax credit are in for an unpleasant surprise next spring. The government is going to want some of that money back. The tax credit is supposed to provide up to $400 to individuals and $800 to married couples as part of the massive economic recovery package enacted in February. Most workers started receiving the credit through small increases in their paychecks in the past month. But new tax withholding tables issued by the IRS could cause millions of taxpayers to get hundreds of dollars more than they are entitled to under the credit, money that will have to be repaid at tax time.

Is the Chicago Tribune allowing readers to determine which stories will appear in the paper and how these stories will be written before the article is printed?

Reporters at the Chicago Tribune newspaper say they believe the marketing department solicited subscribers’ opinions in recent weeks on stories before they were published, a practice they said raises ethical questions, as well as legal and competitive issues. An email signed by 55 reporters and editors, sent Wednesday to editor Gerould Kern and managing editor Jane Hirt, questions why the newspaper was conducting the surveys and what stories were used. They also wanted to know which readers were surveyed and whether any story had been altered as a result of reader comment. “It is a fundamental principle of journalism that we do not give people outside the newspaper the option of deciding whether or not we should publish a story, whether they be advertisers, politicians or just regular readers,” the email read.

Having a hard time squeezing through doorways these days? White tea just may be the answer to dropping all those extra pounds, among many other health benefits.

An extract of white tea prevents new fat cells from forming and helps to burn off mature ones, according to research. The herbal brew increases the metabolism and boosts slimming by having a very high concentration of antioxidants compared to the more popular green variety. (snip) “We have shown that white tea may be an ideal natural source of slimming substances.”

Hydroxycut diet supplement recalled by FDA. Product suspected in one death, serious liver damage.

U.S. government health officials warned dieters and body builders Thursday to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, a widely sold supplement linked to cases of serious liver damage and at least one death. The Food and Drug Administration said that the Canadian maker of the dietary supplement has agreed to recall 14 Hydroxycut products. Available in grocery stores and pharmacies, Hyrdroxycut is advertised as made from natural ingredients. At least 9 million bottles were sold last year, the FDA said. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. distributor of the diet aid, are announcing the recall of popular weight loss pill Hydroxycut, after reports of liver damage and other health problems.

Brian Ross, ABC “news” reveal identity, including photos and video and other personal information of men involved with terrorist interrogations.

As the secrets about the CIA’s interrogation techniques continue to come out, there’s new information about the frequency and severity of their use, contradicting an 2007 ABC News report, and a new focus on two private contractors who were apparently directing the brutal sessions that President Obama calls torture. According to current and former government officials, the CIA’s secret waterboarding program was designed and assured to be safe by two well-paid psychologists now working out of an unmarked office building in Spokane, Washington.

[Interestingly the authors of this traitorous piece complain that these men had no experience for the job they were doing. I can’t seem to find any article Brian Ross has penned that speaks of the lack of experience Obama has for the job he now holds. We all remember the outrage over the supposed outing of the CIA desk jockey who answered phones and got coffee for her boss, Valerie Plame. This woman was an absolute nobody but the Democrats flipped their lids over the fact that her name was “leaked” to the public. We’ll wait for the same response over this dispicable act by Brian Ross and ABC…ed]

Supreme Court Justice David Souter declares desire to retire. Obama will not choose a replacement based on qualifications but will try and satisfy the loudest activist group screaming for one of their own to be nominated. Hopefully this person will have some major tax problems which will ensure their confirmation to the highest court in the land.

Supreme Court Justice David Souter has disclosed plans to retire, two congressional aides briefed on the decision said, a move that would create the first vacancy on the high court for President Barack Obama to fill. Justice Souter, 69 years old, has been a reliable member of the court’s liberal wing, and President Obama is unlikely to appoint a successor who would significantly alter the court’s ideological makeup. He is likely to select a candidate young enough to serve for decades, bolstering the court’s aging liberal faction. Most observers expect he will nominate a woman to join the seven other men and one woman remaining on the court.

Freddie Mac pays family of executive who allegedly committed suicide over $700,000.

Freddie Mac is paying out more than $700,000 to the family of David Kellermann, the mortgage finance company’s former acting chief financial officer who died last week in an apparent suicide, the company disclosed Thursday. The McLean, Va.-based company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that Kellermann’s survivors are due to receive $703,400 in retention and stock awards.

Quote of the day.

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

-Thomas Paine

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