September 24, 2011
BRISTOL PALIN got into a tussle with a bar patron at the Saddle Ranch in West Hollywood while filming her reality show. Palin had just fallen off the bar's mechanical bull when a bald man yelled, "Did you ride [baby daddy] Levi [ Johnston ] like that? Your mother is a whore! Your mother is a f - - - - - - devil!" Palin then confronted the man, asking him why he hated her mother. His most cogent response was that Sarah Palin is "evil. " C'mon, dude, if you're going to harass the girl in public, at least have an answer ready in case she fights back.
September 22, 2011 |
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 47-year-old Pennsylvania man and his son pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges of harassing Sarah Palin's lawyers by phone. Craig Christy and Shawn Christy, 19, entered their pleas before a magistrate judge in U.S. District Court in Anchorage. The Christys, of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, face felony charges of placing harassing interstate telephone calls to the former Alaska governor's attorneys and employees of the law firm's offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks.
September 20, 2011
I READ Ronnie Polaneczky's column about the book on Sarah Palin and was disgusted at the viciousness and hatred that poured from each sentence. Polaneczky starts by saying "look who just got interesting. " That a woman who ran for vice president, was a governor, and was a New York Times best-selling author, all while raising a family with a Down syndrome child, didn't get interesting to Polaneczky until nasty 25-year-old rumors come out about sex and drugs reveals a lot of ugliness in this writer.
September 14, 2011 |
A FEW MONTHS ago, I wrote a column predicting that President Obama would easily win reelection in 2012. Many of you wrote letters scolding me for prematurely re-crowning Obama without allowing the Republican field to fully emerge and develop. "Wait until September," you said, "then we'll know what's really going on. " Well, it's September. And I still feel the same way. In all fairness, though, things have changed considerably. The GOP, buoyed by an increasingly shaky economy and Obama's numerous strategic missteps, has managed to produce a field of candidates that are worth our attention.
September 6, 2011
WPHT-AM radio gabber Chris Stigall is paid to spout opinions. He shared a few with the Daily News about: Philadelphians: "Extremely passionate. Know exactly what they believe. Have an opinion. You'll never meet a [wishy-washy] Philadelphian. I don't think you can survive in this city and not know what you think about virtually everything. " Mayor Nutter: "Smart. Getting tougher. Liberal, sadly, but, of the liberal options, maybe the one I'm most comfortable with. " Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: "Reserved.
August 19, 2011 |
A father and son from Schuylkill County were arrested by the FBI Thursday and will be sent to Alaska to face charges of making harassing calls to Sarah Palin's family, the latest act in a nearly three-year saga that started with a complaint about noises on a cellphone. Craig Christy, 47, and son Shawn, 22, were taken into custody by agents from the Allentown FBI office on an indictment issued by an Alaska grand jury. Their most recent address was in McAdoo, Pa., a community of 5,100 people about 50 miles northwest of Allentown.
August 18, 2011 |
A father and son were arrested by the FBI in Allentown this morning on charges of making harassing phone calls to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's family, lawyers and the lawyers' employees. Craig Christy and his son Shawn, of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, were arrested without incident just after 11 a.m., according to an FBI statement. Both men were to have initial appearances in federal magistrate court in Allentown later this afternoon. It was unclear whether Palin herself received any calls from the Christys.
August 14, 2011 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - Tim Pawlenty propped his left foot (black cowboy boots) on a hay bale at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and riffed about the "burden of government" weighing down small-business job creators. But, he said, the nation will get through the economic doldrums eventually because we're the "free-est country in the world. " "Why don't you get a real job?" a man on the edge of the crowd shouted, interrupting. "And you can speak as you wish, like this gentleman," Pawlenty said, going on to say that Americans have lost faith in their government.
August 12, 2011 |
DES MOINES, Iowa - Tim Pawlenty propped his left foot (black cowboy boots) on a hay bale at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and riffed about the "burden of government" weighing down small-business job creators. But, he said, the nation will get through the economic doldrums eventually because we're the "freest country in the world. " "Why don't you get a real job?" a man on the edge of the crowd shouted, interrupting. "And you can speak as you wish, like this gentleman," Pawlenty said, going on to say that Americans have lost faith in their government.