fix articles 131414, john walsh
Cops always have excuses for breaking the law!!!! (tags)
"As an officer, I'd hate to have to worry about getting a ticket in the mail when all I'm trying to do is my job," - a lame ass excuse why cops should be allowed to speed and run red lights with out being questioned
With Lieberman's Loss, the Lobby Takes a Second Hit (tags)
When Joe Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut, a prime loser was the Lobby. Like the Israeli army in Lebanon, the Israel Lobby in Connecticut was exposed as a paper tiger. Joe Lieberman is AIPAC's boy; when he speaks at the yearly AIPAC convention in Washington, he elicits wild cheers, standing ovations, shouts of "Go, Joe, Go." Only the considerably less sanctimonious Dick Cheney does as well with that crowd. If the Lobby is on your side, you are supposed to win elections, and if it is not, down you go. But that did not happen in Connecticut despite the full exertion of the Lobby. In the final days of the campaign 1.5 million dollars poured into Lieberman's coffers, and virtually the entire Dem establishment was ordered into the fray on his side. Lieberman's opponent, Ned Lamont, had his name dragged through every mud puddle in Connecticut and of course was accused of being an anti-Semite. But that was all to no avail; Lamont won and Lieberman lost. A lot of politicians must now wonder whether the Lobby can deliver victories reliably any longer.
Happy New Year: MTA VOTES FARE INCREASES FOR 2004. (tags)
Los Angeles County's transit board voted 9-4 on May 22 to raise the cost of monthly bus and rail transit passes and fares. The hikes,will take effect Jan. 1, are expected to provide about $40 million in additional revenues .
Could the burger era really be coming to an end at last? John Walsh investigates (tags)
For decades, we've been living in a fast-food world. Suddenly, everywhere you look, there's McTrouble. Could it be that we're finally overcoming our addiction to saturated fat and cardboard chips, to Happy Meals and nursery décor? Could the burger era really be coming to an end at last? John Walsh investigates