Randy Essex Detroit Free Press Published 11:59 AM EDT Mar 12, 2019 Everybody loves hot cars, but here's a hot story about a cold car. A family in Chadron, Nebraska, in the state's western Panhandle, decided to have some fun after a weekend snowfall of nearly a foot. According to the Omaha World-Herald, "Jason Blundell, a 43-year-old concrete plant manager, and his two teenage kids shoveled neighboring driveways into a massive mound and created a work of art. They spent five hours sculpting a clone of the 1967 Ford Mustang GTA that they store in their garage, then they posted a photo to Facebook." The family, which is experienced in snow sculpture, used a skid loader and concrete wood floats to move the snow, then used shovels, ice scrapers and a squirt bottle to sculpt the Mustang. The family even measured the real Mustang to be sure the proportions were right. Then, the World-Herald reported, Nebraska State Patrol Sgt. Mick Downing, who goes to the same church … [Read more...] about Ford Mustang made of snow gets a ‘ticket’ by Nebraska officer
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Ian Thibodeau The Detroit News Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 Ford Motor Co. will offer a car that's more exclusive than the Ford GT supercar. Sort of. It's a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors. Ford's luxury arm will sell only 80 Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition vehicles for the 2019 model year. The suicide doors on the cars are so-named because the passenger doors are hinged at the rear rather than the front. They've been largely abandoned because of safety concerns: If the doors are opened at speed, the wind can violently swing the doors open and bring the backseat passenger with them. However, the new Continental's electronically controlled doors cannot be opened if the car is moving more than 2 miles per hour, Lincoln officials said. The doors, originally used on horse-drawn carriages, were offered at various times in the Continental's history. Lincoln marketing manager Trevor Scott said, "It shows a … [Read more...] about Lincoln Continental reintroduces suicide doors
POLITICS 10/04/2018 02:52 pm ET Republican official Lanny Lancaster trots out a Trump defense to suggest some women are not attractive enough to be sexually assaulted. By Sebastian Murdock A North Carolina Republican leader used a fake photo to mock the physical appearance of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Lanny Lancaster, GOP chairman for Cabarrus County, this week shared an image on Facebook that he purported to be a teenage Ford, suggesting she was not attractive enough to be a sexual assault victim. Ford, a California psychology professor, told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Kavanaugh held her down on a bed, covered her mouth, and attempted to forcibly remove her clothing when the two were in the high school. “This is the alleged sexual assault victim. Wow,” Lancaster wrote in his post with the picture of a young woman in braces wearing large glasses, … [Read more...] about North Carolina GOP Leader Shares Fake Photo To Mock Christine Blasey Ford
POLITICS 10/01/2018 05:56 pm ET Republican operative Dallas Woodhouse blasted Julie Swetnick's credibility on Twitter. By Hayley Miller A prominent Republican operative on Sunday viciously attacked the credibility of Julie Swetnick, the third woman in recent weeks to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, calling her a “criminal” who should “go to prison.” In a series of tweets, Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, slammed Swetnick, who alleges she witnessed Kavanaugh and one of his friends at several high school parties in the early 1980s getting “drunk” and “being overly aggressive with girls.” Swetnick also alleges that Kavanaugh was present at a 1982 party where she was gang raped. She does not name him as one of her assailants. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied sexually assaulting anyone. “This woman is a criminal,” Woodhouse … [Read more...] about North Carolina GOP Leader Calls Kavanaugh Accuser A ‘Criminal’ Who Should ‘Go To Prison’
NEW YORK (AP) — Some skeptics of #MeToo activism are hoping Brett Kavanaugh's angry, tearful denial of sexual assault allegations might help fuel a backlash against the year-old movement. But advocates for victimized women say it's now too powerful to be derailed. The mixed reactions followed Thursday's vehement assertion by Kavanaugh and his Republican allies that he was the victim of a "political hit job" by Democrats. They suggested that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was being exploited for partisan purposes. In a Philadelphia Inquirer column on Friday titled "Kavanaugh creates #MeToo moment for accused men," conservative writer Christine Flowers expressed empathy for the embattled federal judge, who is President Donald Trump's nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy. "Through those real tears, the rage came through like a laser and a sword," Flowers wrote. "And for a moment, I felt as if, finally, one man had found the courage to say my life matters." As for … [Read more...] about After Kavanaugh-Ford hearing, does MeToo face a backlash?