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Wolf found roaming streets in New York

Stray cats are common throughout New York City. But the same certainly can’t be said for stray wolves. According to the New York Daily News, an illegal wolf was found walking the streets of Brooklyn Tuesday evening. It was an unusual occurrence as cops located the animal, which was wearing…

Tea party leader flees CBS cameras after handgun arrest

The co-founder of Tea Party Patriots was captured on video jumping a fence and fleeing into Queens’ “Boulevard of Death” after he was arraigned for illegally possessing a handgun at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Mark Meckler was charged Thursday with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a…

Voting machine design blamed for New York’s 60,000 lost ballots

It wasn’t voter fraud that caused 60,000 ballots to be tossed from the 2010 election in New York – it was poorly designed voting machines. According to a study from the New York University’s Brennan School for Justice, the new optical voting system confused voters so much that they ended…

Dispatches from the war on the 99%

This is a small item, but really jumped out at me as a classic example of how all-out the war of the rich on everyone else is right now in this country. There's no attempt at improving your lot in life so small that imperious fuckwits like Bloomberg won't try…

Judge allows suit challenging New York same-sex marriage law

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – A conservative religious group may proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn New York’s new law legalizing same-sex marriage, a state judge has ruled. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a non-profit advocacy group founded by Christian clergy, said that closed-door talks between Governor Andrew Cuomo…

‘Occupy’ marchers from New York reach D.C.

WASHINGTON — Weary but determined Occupy Wall Street protesters entered Washington in the rain Tuesday at the end of a 13-day march from New York that they hoped would inspire others to hit the road. Carrying a US flag and an orange “people before profit” poster, they strolled in the…

New York arrests would-be terrorist in failed pipe bomb plot

NEW YORK — New York arrested and charged a US Al-Qaeda sympathizer in a plot to build a pipe bomb to kill government workers, elected officials and others. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 27-year-old Jose Pimentel was targeting police, postal facilities and others and said he was a “lone wolf” without…

The staffing concerns of the playground for the rich

You know, it would be nice if intellectually vapid who got their jobs because their editors had a moron quota to fill would recognize their incredible luck and react with humble gratitude. But of course, if Megan McArdle did that, her job of being the Marie Antoinette of the Atlantic…

The 10th anniversary of everything going straight to hell

A lot of people will be weighing in today on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, which is happening on Sunday.  I feel I should say something, though it's hard really to know what to add.  That day was awful for everyone, no matter where in the country they lived.  I…

Music Fridays: Mother Nature Is An A$$hole Edition

Kind of amazing that the East Coast will be going through an earthquake (albeit a mild one that didn't really cause any major damage) and a hurricane (this one I'm far more worried about) within less than a week.  The big concern, of course, is for the folks down south…

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