Woman to police: ‘You can’t tell me what to do. Obama owns this MF’

The title of this post is a redacted version of a comment that an enraged Florida woman made to police when they responded to a public disturbance call.

According to The Smoking Gun, which features the unedited version of the headline, the woman, 20-year-old Tamaria Epps, was spewing profanities at a Fort Pierce school bus stop when patrolmen arrived on the scene. They had been dispatched to break up an altercation between two minors when they encountered Epps and told her take it down a notch. Her response: “F**k you. This is a free country.”

The police report reveals that after Epps shared her view that she is “owned” by the president and that the police “can’t do sh*t to me,” one of the two officers attempted to handcuff the woman only to be doused with liquid from a plastic cup she was holding. Asked what was in the cup, Epps replied, “Budweiser.”

She was arrested, then later released on $375 bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned on May 24 on a count of disturbing the peace, which is a misdemeanor.

Although Epps told the authorities she was at the bus stop to prevent the fight, three witnesses claimed she was actually there to join the brawl. There is no word on whether “her owner” has weighed in.

‘Everyone Is a Child’: NYC Department of Health Allegedly Mulling ‘Happy Hour’ Ban

The New York Post is reporting that the Department of Health is considering a ban on beer and booze specials in New York City bars and restaurants, and the proposal is apparently serious enough that one source quipped: “the alcohol lobby better find itself a good lawyer.”

While a spokesman for the Department of Health has denied “plans to pursue any policy around discount-alcohol sale,” a source reportedly told the Post: “It’s absolutely been discussed.”

The source continued: “It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child.”

The Post elaborates:

[Sources] said the anti-booze sentiment at the agency has reached a fever pitch, with officials recently asking state officials about the “legality of liquor in ice cream,” referring to potent products infused with bourbon, rum and tequila.

A prohibition on discounted drinks is solidly in line with [Commissioner Thomas Farley’s] goals, which he outlined in his “Take Care New York 2012” report.

Farley said he aimed to “reduce risky alcohol use,” noting [that] alcohol-related hospitalizations in 2006 were roughly 209 per 100,000 people. His goal was to reduce this number to 170 per 100,000 by this year.

“DOH will advocate for policies that reduce access to alcohol by adolescents and for limits on sales practices in communities and campuses that promote drinking among adolescents and heavy drinking among adults,” the document reads.

Those familiar with the potential policy say Farley is proceeding with caution after his plan to reduce the “density” of alcohol outlets backfired, with Bloomberg apparently furious that he was never informed of the scheme.

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Muslims Kill More Christians

The Telegraph is reporting that 20 Chirstian worshippers were murdered by terrorists during a church service in Nigeria:

Several small bombs, believed to have been fashioned from fizzy drinks cans, were thrown into a lecture hall that was being used for a Sunday morning service in Kano, a city that has been repeatedly attacked by Muslim radicals.

The explosions killed one person and injured many others. But as the crowd fled the lecture hall, gunmen waiting outside opened fire with automatic rifles.

Several dozen people who had been unable to enter the building, at Kano’s Bayero University, who were listening to the service outdoors were also targeted.

Within minutes, as many as 19 others were killed, and their bodies littered the campus grounds as the gunfire continued for up to half an hour more, witnesses said.

“I was inside and we were preparing for a prayer when there was the sound of motorbikes driving fast and then the first explosion,” one student worshipper, who gave her name only as Grace, said.

“Everything then happened very fast. There were more bombs, I think, and so many gunshots, there was too much noise and people were panicking.”

The attack started at 9.30am as several hundred people attended the church services, said Mohammed Suleiman, a history lecturer at the university.

“For over 30 minutes a series of bomb explosions and gun shots took over the old campus, around the academic blocks,” he said.

The attacks bear all the earmarks of a Boko Haram operation. This is the same outfit that murdered 44 Christians on Christmas Day in 2001 and an Easter attack that killed 41.

Obama Jokes About Eating Dogs

From the Secret Service to the Kardashians, everything was fair game at the annual White House Correspondents’ dinner. But the featured item on the menu was dog … jokes — which figured, since Barack Obama’s old admission to eating dog as a child was just recently revived as a campaign sideshow. “Last week we learned that the president’s two favorite steaks are rib eye and seeing eye,” cracked comedian Jimmy Kimmel, the evening’s host. But even Kimmel got a taste that it’s tough to work a room better than the Obama himself. The president touched on Sarah Palin’s recent hosting of “Today” to segue into the night’s toughest line: “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious.”

Student Loan Subsidies at Taxpayers’ Expense

Does it make sense for the government to take taxes from the big majority of Americans who never managed to win college degrees in order to subsidize the pricey education of the fortunate few who get to attend top universities?

Why is it fair to increase burdens on stressed-out working families so the feds can reduce future interest payments on student loans for members of the elite?

Isn’t President Obama’s current push to spend a $6 billion on college-loan relief precisely the sort of rob-from-the-poor-to-give-to-the-rich outrage that any conscientious progressive ought to oppose?

These are questions that even Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans refuse to pose, as they retreat or temporize concerning the president’s shameless student-loan scam. The big duel in Congress concerns the best way to pay for continuing the subsidized loans, with no real debate about the wisdom of the subsidy itself.

Republicans and Democrats alike feel so intimidated by the brute political power of college students and their families that no one will point out it’s the beneficiaries themselves who ought to cough up the extra money. It’s not unreasonable to suggest that they do so when interest rates revert to their normal, pre-2007 level on July 1st—especially since those students aren’t obligated to begin making those interest payments or retiring their principal until they’ve completed their education or dropped out of school. In effect, our leaders suggest that future millionaire attorneys who graduate from Harvard Law School (as both Obama and Romney did) ought to get reduced payments on their student loans at the ultimate expense of all taxpayers—including janitors who toil away at the very Ivy League campus where the two presidential candidates once matriculated.

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