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Closing Monuments and Memorials, Eh?

If you’re not following tweeter feeds or facebook posts on your live newsie info sites, you may have missed this great patriotic weekend with the gang at #T2SDA and #1MVetMarch. But first, from the wayback machine….


…or we just make our own….


Thank you all for participating, God Bless America!


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Michael Hastings: Nothing to see here, move along…


Double explosions ?

All righty then:

A dramatic video showing the fiery single-car crash that killed Michael Hastings has emerged.

The grainy video comes from a surveillance camera outside Pizzeria Mozza on Highland Avenue and Melrose not far from the crash site. Michael Krikorian, a writer and the boyfriend of Mozza’s owner Nancy Silverton, turned the video over to LAPD not long after the crash but he only released the video publicly on his own website yesterday.

Hastings, 33, was driving south on Highland Avenue when he crashed into palm trees in a median on June 18. It’s clear from the video that Hastings’ Mercedes-Benz coupe was going incredibly fast. It’s hard to tell, but it look like his brake lights flicker shortly before the crash. The car bursts into flames almost instantly. The engine was found 200 feet from the scene of the crash.

Before he released it, Krikorian wrote about the video and explores the possibilities of any conspiracy theories for the site (The LAPD ruled that there was no foul play.) He estimates that Hastings was going twice as fast as anyone else in surveillance footage says the brilliant flash is “reminiscent of fireballs from ‘Shock and Awe’ images from Baghdad in 2003.”

Here were some of his frame-by-frame observations about the video:

Highland has a very slight rise and fall at its intersection with Melrose. It’s difficult to tell by the film, but based on tire marks—which were not brake skid marks, by the way—chalked by the traffic investigators, it seems that the Mercedes may have been airborne briefly as it crossed the intersection, then landed hard. Tire marks were left about 10 feet east of the restaurant’s valet stand.

(Later, I drove the intersection at just 45 mph, and my car rose up significantly.)

About 100 feet after the car zooms by on the tape, it starts to swerve. At about 195 feet from the camera, the car jumps the curb of the center median, heading toward a palm tree 56 feet away.

About halfway between the curb and the tree, the car hits a metal protrusion—perhaps 30 inches tall and 2 feet wide—that gives access to city water mains below. This is where the first small flash occurs. This pipe may have damaged the undercarriage of the car, perhaps rupturing a fuel line.

I looked at the tape frame by frame. A second flash immediately follows the first. It might be the brake lights, but it’s hard to tell. The next frame is dark. Then comes the first explosion, followed immediately by a large fireball.

Krikorian said he briefly considered selling the video to TMZ for a cash payout but decided that he would feel sleazy making money off of Hastings’ death.

I’m still upset over this, as well as Andrew Breitbart’s “sudden” death. Both happened in the middle of the night in L.A. Coincidence?

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About Hating, October 12, 2012

I miss this guy…

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Introducing a new blogger at Peacocks and Lilies, a new Independent Thinker, thanks Obama for all this good stuff. 😉


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A Day Without Sunshine ….

White House Press Corps circa Kennedy

….Would be missing my daily fix at the White House Dossier. Keith writes:

During the Democratic primaries in 2008, I asked a liberal friend of mine whether he was going to support Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. He thought for a second and casually responded, “Obama.”

Now who hasn’t had this conversation with an Obama supporter ? I asked him why he would support Obama over Clinton, given that they had basically the same proposals but she had more experience and we knew so much more about her.

His answer, in essence, was: “Obama!”

We all have our favorite daily drive-bys, WHD is one of my favorites for no other reason than to see what time Obama gets out of bed in the morning/starts his day (average: noonish). Take THAT you hard working tax paying working stiffs ! Just shut up! <—-2012 Democratic Party talking point, FYI.

Since 2008, my favorite daily blog visits include heavy populations of former Dems wondering what happened to their party of ideas and compassion. Many are on my blog roll, please visit them and lend them support. Like minds and all that stuff reflected in the tags.

Oh, and I think Jeremy Hoop is Hawt:

He had me at Jackass chasing a dumb Pachyderm 🙂

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Detroit’s Mayor Problem since 1961

H/T Chrissy at PoliNation

H/T Reagan Files on Facebook

Now watch Steven Crowder’s awesomey awesome video about Detroit from 2009. His early videos are the best, then he got BIG and went mainstream-ish.

Is Detroit a symptom or a sign of America’s future ? Wake Up Detroit !

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