MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

NSA FIGHTING HATE

OBAMA AND HOLDER PREPARE TO MAKE ZIMMERMAN PAY FOR ELUDING PROSECUTION IN FL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House announced plans for the NSA to begin screening emails of U.S. citizens for insensitive racial or cultural content. The plan has stirred controversy.”
RACIAL JUSTICE

OBAMA AND HOLDER PREPARE TO MAKE ZIMMERMAN PAY FOR ELUDING PROSECUTION IN FL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – George Zimmerman may be celebrating now, but his sense of relief may be short-lived.  Within 30 minutes of his acquittal, Attorney General Eric Holder tweeted: “#Zimmerman  Smile while you can.  There's a brother in the White House.”
AMICAE CURIAE

KAGAN AND SOTOMAYOR SHOCK SCOTUS BY ANNOUNCING THEIR GAY MARRIAGE

Immediately following the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings, Justices Kagan and Sotomayor confirmed rumors by embracing and kissing in front of the rest of the panel. They plan to wed in September.
NAIL SALONS

Obama To Protect Needed Nail Salon Workers From Deportation 

As another hot summer descends on most parts of the country, more and more American women find themselves in an all too familiar quandary: not enough full service nail salons.  Latricia Bell of Westchester, PA says that for years her salon of choice – Magnifique Nails – closed too early or was not open on Sundays when she needed it.  “My look would get old but I couldn’t get an appointment after work,” she said.

WOMAN POWER

Exclusive Interview With Hillary Clinton 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A brilliant, retentive intellect, a gift for flourishing notwithstanding sharp-elbowed politics, and a dynamic partner that twice won the White House.  The truth is, these forces actually did not take Hillary Rodham Clinton from a medium-sized Midwestern law firm to the White House, the U.S. Senate and, finally, the Secretary of State’s office. Sheer grit and old-fashioned determination did.

BENGHAZI-GATE

Clinton Connected To Kelley Who Exposed Petraeus Sex Scandal -- Specter Of Reliation Expands To Top Official 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Benghazi scandal might have taken on yet another dimension.  Facts uncovered concerning the firing of Gen. David Petraeus indicate that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have played a role in exposing Petraeus’ extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell.  Publication of this affair ultimately forced Petraeus to resign as CIA director.

BOSTON TERROR

FBI Releases High-Res Photo Of Bomber Suspect 

BOSTON — In an effort to apprehend the primary suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the FBI released a new image of the individual obtained early Thursday morning from a spectator's cell phone camera.  Authorities say that the increased clarity of the image makes its publication worth the risk that the suspect will take measures to avoid capture.

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