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Waiting for the President — Under an NBA Star’s House …..






Wherever the President goes…..

The Presidential Press Pool….

Usually goes….



Reporters who trail the president are used to waiting in interesting places during closed-door fundraisers and other events.

Often, it’s a van. Or a hotel meeting room. Or sometimes – on lucky days – an outdoor terrace. Rarely, if ever, has the holding room been the crawl space beneath a house.

But before you start feeling bad for the reporters with President Obama today, consider the following: the crawl space in question was under the Miami home of former NBA superstar Alonzo Mourning. And it appears not to have been your father’s crawl space.

Here is the “pool report,” which is shared with White House reporters, by Kara Rowland of the Washington Times:

The NBA legend’s gated Coral Gables neighborhood was lined with palm trees and imposing, white box-like mansions. As pool was ushered in, some members caught a glimpse of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh upstairs on a luxurious balcony. We passed by tables set up under a huge white tent, situated for a beautiful view of Biscayne Bay. Island music played as a few guests waited at the seats, with most empty. Two wooden, upscale hammock/couches were spotted on the lawn.


October 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Politics, Travel, Updates | | Leave a comment

Kim Kardashian Bowls In Strapless Dress, Platform Shoes ….

She probably doesn’t travel with flats….


Kim Kardashian hosted and then bowled at the grand opening of a new bowling alley at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut Saturday night.

She wore the bowling impractical ensemble of platform heels and a strapless minidress for the occasion.

Kim Kardashian didn't have much luck bowling in a pair of sky-high stilettos at the Foxwoods Resort Casino on Oct. 9.

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Rand Paul Lobs Lewinsky Attack At Bill Clinton…..





Rand Paul Bill Clinton Lewinsky Attack


He didn’t go there did he?


Rand Paul took a harsh line against Bill Clinton on Monday, attacking him with a below-the-belt jab focused on the former president’s sexual indiscretions with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

“I’m not sure I would trust a guy who had had sexual relations with an intern,” Paul said, responding to Clinton’s campaign efforts for his Democratic rival Jack Conway earlier in the day, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. “I mean, do you think he’s an honorable person?”

Paul continued:

“They complain they want all these workplace rules. Do you think there ought to be a law against having, using the prerogatives of your position and your power of your job, to have relations with an intern? I think that’s disgusting. It gets to the point where we discount what he says. He showed himself less than honorable in office.”

Earlier in the day, Clinton, speaking at the University of Kentucky, praised Conway and bashed Paul as part of a GOP that was intent on “playing” voters……


October 11, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Family, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 2 Comments

Tight budgets lead to more civilians used for policing

The positions are transforming every-day citizens into crime-scene investigators, evidence gatherers and photographers.
If this turns into a trend…..
Police Unions are in trouble….
And in some places the police are going to be battling with the civilians
But it sure will save money….
For a while…
I would look for those volunteer’s to ask for more money somewhere down the line…
Police agencies across the country are recruiting thousands of civilians for a growing number of duties previously performed by uniformed cops, in an unusual concession to local budget cuts.

The positions — some paid and others volunteer — are transforming every-day citizens into crime-scene investigators, evidence gatherers and photographers in what some analysts suggest is a striking new trend in American policing.

“It’s all being driven by the economy and we should expect to see more of it,” saysUniversity of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris, who analyzes law enforcement practices. “As budgets are squeezed, an increasing number of duties are going to be moved off officers’ plates.”

The chief opponents of the movement are police union leaders who believe cash-strapped agencies are lowering standards and undermining professionalism in the ranks. In some cases, the civilian positions circumvent pay and benefit obligations outlined in hard-fought labor contracts, says Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO).


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