Before Newtown, before Columbine, there was the heinous murder of 38 children at the Bath Consolidated School in Michigan. It is the deadliest school-related massacre in American history, perpetrated by a madman who hated paying school taxes. Crazy? You bet. On a fateful day in May 1927, Andrew Kehoe set off dynamite he had placed at the school, killing 45 people including 38 elementary school kid
By Barry Ellsworth on Jan 29, 2015
“The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was the night Alaska’s Sarah Palin Cremated her chances for 2016.” – With apologies to ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’ by Robert Service. Granted, Sarah Palin can be incoherent at the best of times, but she set the bar even higher with her screed delivered Saturday at the conservative Iowa Freedom Summit. Exhibit one: “Th
By Barry Ellsworth on Jan 28, 2015
Dogs have been used by the police for decades, as well is in the military. It's no wonder, seeing as most police dogs are large, powerful and have a mouth full of sharp teeth that, in the right situation (or wrong, depending on what side of the law you’re own) can be quite lethal. Of course, like any animal, dogs can sometimes be unpredictable, even the well-trained dogs that the police use. What
By Michael Essany on Jan 27, 2015
The Northeast United States is preparing itself for a massive snowstorm tonight, a tempest meterologists have named Winter Storm Juno. “It will be like a tidal wave of snow into New England tonight into Tuesday,” AccuWeather meteorologist Henry Margusity tweeted. Throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic, flights were cancelled (more than 6,000) and schools were closed. Experts predict up to thr
By Barry Eitel on Jan 26, 2015
A British company is seeking approval to release millions of genetically-modified mosquitos in the Florida Keys. Why would anyone want to release more bloodsuckers into the wild? The company, Oxitec, claims the bugs will help fight two painful viruses, dengue and chikungunya, from spreading. Some residents of Key West, a city now at risk for the diseases, are more concerned about unknown GMO (gene
By Barry Eitel on Jan 26, 2015
In a press conference Friday with invited regional reporters, the White House provided three mayors of prominent cities in Washington to attend a conference, who collectively rang some key chimes for several proposals President Obama spoke about in his penultimate State of the Union address delivered this past Tuesday. On the call were Jerry Abramson, Director, White House Office of Intergovernmen
By John Michael Spinelli on Jan 23, 2015
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By Michael Foster on Jan 29, 2015
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