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    More comedy... (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:41:21 PM EST
    in the Brooklyn Bridge White Flag incident...NYPD Intelligence (oxymoron alert!) took a little field trip and climbed the bridge to "look at the process for taking the flag up and down."  With the chopper and police boats in tow.

    The comedic gift that keeps on giving, I swear, I hope this investigation makes it all the way to cold case because it's just so f8ckin' entertaining!  

    In serious news, "Broken Windows" policing broke another poor slob's head over the weekend.  Where's the hope and change DeBlasio/Bratton?  Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    Isn't the mayor in Italy? (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:43:41 PM EST
    He was... (none / 0) (#4)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:51:32 PM EST
    Just got back this weekend.  He didn't cut the vacay short over the rash of citizens winding up bloodied or choked to death on the streets of NY.

    Sh*t even the white flags didn't get him to change his flight! ;)

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    More serious would be (none / 0) (#3)
    by CoralGables on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:48:59 PM EST
    two US Marshals and an NYPD detective being shot today while attemting to serve a warrant in the West Village at West Fourth Street and Avenue of the Americas.

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    I expect stuff like that to happen... (none / 0) (#5)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:58:14 PM EST
    go to slap chains on people, they might try to defend themselves.  Go figure.

    4 human beings got shot fwiw...the suspect is dead, the marshals and cop are in stable condition.

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    Are you serious? (none / 0) (#6)
    by oculus on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:03:32 PM EST
    Yeah... (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:16:30 PM EST
    serving arrest warrants is dangerous work...you don't expect some suspects to resist violently? Unfortunate, but understandable.  

    What one doesn't expect is to be choked to death for selling loosies, or getting stomped for rolling a joint.  ymmv

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    Coming soon to a parallel universe near you! (none / 0) (#7)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:08:34 PM EST
    This is totally John McCain's fault -- and all for only $9.95 per month:

    "People are nuanced. They have different layers and different levels. Too often people in public life are reduced to easily digestible cartoons [...] What we're excited about is giving voice, for literally thousands of people who are out there, to someone who's got passion and something to say and has a rabid audience that wants to hear it."
    -- Jonathan Klein, former president of CNN's U.S. operations, announcing that "The Sarah Palin Channel" is up and running as of 9:00 p.m. EDT last might.

    "Nuanced" isn't exactly the term I'd use to describe Mrs. Bullwinkle's rabid fan base. I was thinking more along the lines of "insipid" and "gullible." The worst day's work the Arizona senator ever did in his life was the day he chose that flagrant opportunist as his 2008 running mate.

    And that concludes today's "Beam Me Up, Scotty" moment. Aloha.

    "has a rabid audience" (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:36:11 PM EST
    Put them down.   Poor things.

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    There is also a new NEWSMAX (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:41:19 PM EST
    Channel on dish.

    Newsmax Media today announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp. for Newsmax TV, expanding the reach of the forthcoming news, information and lifestyle channel to nearly 35 million satellite homes and businesses when it soft launches on June 16.

    The new distribution deal puts Newsmax in more than one-third of U.S. cable and satellite homes. Last week the company announced a distribution deal with DIRECTV, the nation's largest satellite provider reaching more than 20 million subscribers.

    In announcing the DISH agreement, Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said he expects Newsmax TV's distribution to grow by the time the channel, which targets the interests and needs of an underserved Baby Boomer audience officially launches this fall.

    "Newsmax TV's agreement with DISH further accelerates our path to initial carriage in 40 percent of U.S. homes," Ruddy said.

    Under served?

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    If word-salad politics from the right (none / 0) (#12)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 03:24:26 PM EST
    are your thing, delivered in a voice that could cut through 1/2 inch-thick steel plating, the Quitbull can be all yours now for 10$/month.

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    Put your hands together... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 02:59:32 PM EST
    for the Satanic Temple, using the Hobby Lobby decision for good instead of evil.

    "My dark lord said to stick your informed consent up your arse!  Got a problem?  Take it up with Reverend Roberts."