March 2nd, 2012
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, a fixture in the capital for 40 years, is at the center of an emerging sex scandal between his wife, who’s an Alameda County supervisor, and another man.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Treasurer Lockyer was sent a sex tape of his wife with the man.
And the treasurer, thinking he was being blackmailed, called the Alameda district attorney to get his wife a stay-away order imposed against the man, identified by the Chronicle as 35-year-old Stephen Chikhani, a construction worker from San Jose.
But the DA’s investigation concluded her relationship with the man was consensual and that no crime occurred.
According to the Chronicle, that affair became public only after Nadia Lockyer called the cops on her boyfriend at a Newark hotel room, accusing him of assault. But no charge was filed in that case either.
Supervisor Lockyer, 40, is now back in rehab, where she first met Chikhani, her political career in question.
Nate Miley is also an Alameda County supervisor, and he doesn’t like the attention his colleague has generated.
“We are very concerned about how the county looks and is perceived,” he said. “We want to go about our business in a professional manner.”
Meanwhile, when asked about concerns over how the treasurer looks or is being perceived in the ordeal, his communications director told CBS13 the career politician is “focused on doing the job he was elected to do.”
Tom Dresslar added there was “no comment other than to say we’re in the middle of a $2 billion dollar bond sale to save the state a boatload of money.”
The fallout between the Lockyers comes after the treasurer bankrolled his wife’s campaign for supervisor with massive amounts of money, a practice political watchdog group Common Cause has tried to end.
“It’s a priority of ours that we can see and track where all our money’s going,” Common Cause’s Phillip Ung said.
From his own election war chest, Lockyer gave his wife $1.5 million dollars for a county race.
“I can’t point to any other instance where that amount of money has been used in a local race,” Ung said.
A Democrat, Bill Lockyer first won a State Assembly seat in 1973. He served 25 years in the legislature and also served two terms as the state attorney general.
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March 2nd, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Paul Joseph Watson
In a stunning coincidence, It appears Andrew Breitbart suffered his untimely death just hours before he was set to release damning video footage that could have sunk Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Around three weeks ago on February 9 during the ‘Blog Bash’ event in Washington DC, Breitbart made a prophetic comment that takes on a somewhat chilling nature given the fact that he died in the early hours of March 1st.
Speaking to Lawrence Sinclair of Sinclair News, Breitbart stated, “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.”
It’s almost certain that Breitbart was referring to his plan to release damning footage of President Obama that he had been promising to reveal throughout the month of February.
As we reported yesterday, Breitbart spoke of his intention to release the tape during his CPAC speech last month. The footage shows Obama in his college days appearing alongside former Weather Underground terrorists Bill and Bernardine Dohrn. Observers had speculated that the footage could have derailed Obama’s hopes for a second term.
“I’ve got video from his college days that show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008 – the videos are going to come out,” said Breitbart, adding that Obama would be vetted.
You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to appreciate the downright weirdness of Breitbart predicting a major event to occur on March 1st, only for him to end up dying on that very date. Breitbart was officially pronounced dead at 12:19am.
Although the cause of Breitbart’s death was hastily reported to be of “natural causes,” the Los Angeles County coroner’s office have refused to confirm anything until an autopsy has been performed.
According to marketing executive Arthur Sando, Breitbart spent his final hour in a bar near his home called the Brentwood sipping red wine and talking politics. After leaving the bar at around 11:30pm, Breitbart began to walk home before apparently suffering a fatal heart attack.
Although it is reported that Breitbart was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, when Lawrence Sinclair called the hospital, they denied that anyone by that name had been admitted within the previous 72 hours.
Watch the CPAC video below where Breitbart mentions the Obama footage he had seemingly planned to release just hours before his death.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
March 1st, 2012
Filmmaker Steve Bannon told Sean Hannity tonight that the Breitbart group is going to release the Obama Harvard tapes in a week to ten days. Andrew Breitbart announced at CPAC that he was given tapes of Barack Obama from his college years that would be devastating.
March 1st, 2012
The Weather Channel
by Jonathan Erdman, weather.com Sr. Meteorologist
The unfortunate truth about spring weather patterns is they can lead to repeated severe outbreaks, sometimes in areas that were already hard hit. Such a situation is looking to unfold in parts of the Ohio, mid-Mississippi, and Tennessee Valleys Friday.
Tue/Wed severe recaps: Photos | Storm Reports Map
Friday's severe outbreak setup couldn't be more classic for this time of year.
The polar and subtropical jet streams "split", as you can see the image below. When this happens, vertical lift in the atmosphere is enhanced. This is occurring above a strengthening area of low pressure at the surface, drawing increasingly warm and humid air north from the Gulf of Mexico on the strength of a strong "low-level jet stream".
The severe thunderstorm "threat zone" Friday and Friday night is shown in the map below. Note the large areal coverage implicated, from the Ohio Valley to the Tennessee Valley and Appalachians.
Tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, and large hail are all on the table with this setup Friday. TWC Severe Weather Expert, Dr. Greg Forbes (On Facebook | On Twitter) lays out which areas have the peak threat for tornadoes in his latest TOR:CON forecast. Simply put, the higher the index, the greater the threat of tornadoes within 50 miles of a point. (See TOR:CON explained)
The graphic below shows cities in which we're most concerned about the severe threat in the Friday afternoon/evening timeframe.
Similarly, the graphic below adds cities in which we're most concerned about the severe threat Friday night into the overnight hours of early Saturday morning. It bears repeating, nighttime tornadoes are 2.5 times more likely to kill as those during the daytime (Read article).
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Stay tuned to The Weather Channel and check back with us at weather.com for the latest on this upcoming severe weather outbreak.
March 1st, 2012
Palm Beach Daily
A suspicious package mailed to conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh Thursday afternoon at his North End home contained nothing dangerous, the Sheriff’s Office bomb squad determined after opening it.
While the bomb squad checked the package, Palm Beach police blocked off North Ocean Boulevard and re-routed northbound traffic onto North Ocean Way. Palm Beach Fire-Rescue also was at the oceanfront Limbaugh compound.
“I didn’t know what it was, a fire or not," said a Limbaugh neighbor, attorney Maura Ziska. "I asked the Sheriff’s Office and they said, ‘We can’t tell you. You just need to go back in your house. There could be an explosion and the wind is blowing in your direction. So you need to go back into your house and be safe.'”
Palm Beach police spokesman Fred Hess said the 18-by-18-inch package was delivered late in the afternoon and was X-rayed, as is all mail sent to the Limbaugh home. When Limbaugh’s staff saw what appeared to be wires in the package through the X-ray, they called police. “In Palm Beach, people tend to be very cautious, especially an internationally known person,” Hess said.
The package was mailed by a man in the Wexford suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa., as a “business opportunity” for Limbaugh, Hess said. The man was not immediately identified, but when authorities called him he apologized, Hess said.
Law enforcement outside Rush Limbaugh's home Thursday night.
The package contained an electronic plaque commemorating the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, authorities said. No further details about the plaque were immediately available, and Limbaugh sent word through his property manager that the news media would not be allowed to photograph the package. Limbaugh and his wife, Kathryn, were at home throughout the incident, and sent word to the gathered media via Hess that they would make no comment.
The bomb squad took the package into an empty guest house on the property, decided to open it rather than blow it up, and found the plaque, authorities said.
Earlier in the day, ABC News reported that Limbaugh made national headlines when he rang in on his radio show with derogatory comments about a woman who had wanted to testify on Capitol Hill about the need for birth control coverage. He called a Georgetown University Law School student, Sandra Fluke, a "slut" during his radio show.
The Senate killed a proposal Thursday to throw out President Obama’s contraception mandate, ABC reported, and Limbaugh then opined about the ensuing backlash his remarks drew from House Democrats, reportedly saying, "I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want."
No connection was made, however, between the package and Limbaugh’s comments. The man told authorities he merely meant to offer Limbaugh a business opportunity, and that the man was "very apologetic."