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A Florida man allegedly tried to burn down an Indian-owned store to “run the Arabs out of our country”

  • Police say a 64-year-old Florida resident attempted to burn down a Met Mart in Port St. Lucie after blaming his inability to purchase Tropicana orange pineapple juice on his belief the owners were Muslim, CNN reported.
  • In a Facebook post, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara wrote that Richard Leslie Lloyd was arrested after rolling a dumpster in front of the store’s doors and lighting its contents on fire. After surrendering to deputies, Lloyd told them he was trying to “run the Arabs out of our country” and was angry at the owners “due to what they are doing in the Middle East,” according to the post. Read more. (3/12/2017 3:44 PM)
George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep Among Stars at Obamas’ Farewell Bash
George and Amal Clooney, Paul McCartney, and Meryl Streep were among the celebrities who trekked to Washington, D.C., on Friday for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s farewell celebration at the White House.
By Ted Johnson

They were among those spotted arriving at the White House for the late-evening event, along with Gloria Estefan, Magic Johnson, Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper, Harvey Weinstein, Lorne Michaels, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kelly Rowland, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Letterman, Gloria Estefan, Tyler Perry, Robert De Niro, Jon Hamm, Ken Burns, Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Photos of the arrivals were posted on social media by reporters, including CNN’s Betsy Klein, staked out near the White House entrance.

Many of the Obamas’ friends who attended were donors and supporters throughout their White House years and two presidential campaigns.

The event was private, and in the past the Obamas have picked up the tab for such parties.

The party followed Michelle Obama’s final speech, which she delivered in the East Room earlier on Friday to commemorate the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. President Obama is scheduled to deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday.

The presence of so many celebrities may contrast to the turnout for Donald Trump’s inauguration. His team has been trying to line up talent to perform at his inauguration festivities later this month. Performers like Elton John and Garth Brooks have declined.

The party went on until 4 a.m., with chicken and waffles served to the early morning attendees.

The state of Lori’s fandom life.
  • Sherlock: situation normal, all hiatused up.  More “Performance” fics are possible but no promises.
  • Walking Dead: still desperately shipping Carol and Daryl but now fearing if they ever put them together it means one will die shortly thereafter.
  • Daredevil: Matt and Claire just fuck me up, okay?
  • Bagginshield:  Fic on indefinite hiatus due to…reasons.  Consumption of fanart and fluffy fic continues unabated.
  • Gobbling up Claire/Owen Jurassic World fic the minute it’s posted on AO3.  Sorry not sorry.
  • Random: developing weird historical crush on Civil War General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.  Damn you, Ken Burns.
  • My own writing: am in serious talks with self to attempt writing “Out of Noise” as an original novel.

See I’ve Come to Burn You’re Kingdom Down - a Cinder Fall fanmix 2.0

8tracks || art credit

heaven knows by the pretty reckless // seven devils by florence + the machine // kill of the night by gin wigmore // heavy metal and reflective by azealia banks // can’t kill us by the glitch mob // hit and run by lolo // break you hard (demo) by natalia kills // black widow (ft. rita ora) [hipshaker & ken roll remix] by iggy azalea