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'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro impales hand in 'terrible' bowling accident


'Cake Boss' star Buddy Valastro impales hand in 'terrible' bowling accident
The injury was to Valastro's dominant right hand and he will need 'prolonged recovery & therapy'

The Food Network star's hand was impaled after getting it stuck in the bowling pinsetter, a representative for his company confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday. He underwent surgery earlier this week.

A malfunction with a pinsetter, which has been an easy fix in the past, caused Valastro's hand to become lodged and compressed inside the machine, his spokesperson said.

"Unable to remove his hand, he can see a 1 1/2 inch metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger," the spokesperson said.

More than five minutes elapsed and he was still unable to remove his hand. His son cut him free from the machine using a reciprocating saw, which he used to cut through the metal rod, the spokesperson said.

Crazy photo shows San Francisco's raccoon problem


An S.F. father and son were walking their dog in Golden Gate Park on Thursday when they turned the corner and encountered 14 cavorting raccoons.

Marc Estoque and his boy were surprised to see the animals in broad daylight and approach so closely as they made their way along a trail next to North Lake near 43rd Avenue and Fulton.

"It was so surreal...a posse of bandits...like out of a movie," Estoque said. "And then two minutes later there was a coyote. I was waiting for the unicorn to pop out."

He captured photos and video of the moment and he's sharing them to raise awareness about an increasing problem in the park with people feeding wildlife and the animals losing their natural fear of humans and congregating in large groups. Estoque and his son didn't offer the critters food, but the raccoons were likely looking for snacks.

"We want to keep the animals wild," he said.

Wildlife ecologist Jonathan Young said food handouts to wildlife increases the potential for attacks on humans, and he has witnessed people in the park hand-feeding animals.

"I’ve seen it first hand in that area and people were feeding them in broad daylight," said Young, who works for the Presidio Trust. "And there were at least this many people huddled around that person. It’s not good. It’s really bad."

Trump bragging about his super spreader event

President Donald Trump bragged on Tuesday evening about the large size of his supporters who gathered closely together and with few wearing masks during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

Trump tweeted an aerial photo of the event, which was held in Moon Township.

Here’s some of what people were saying about Trump disregarding CDC guidance and holding a large rally during the pandemic:



DHS awarded $6 million in contracts to company where Acting Secretary Wolf's wife is a VP.


Trump first tweet of the day - "Never a fan of John"


tweet of the hour


Restaurant chain Sizzler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing impact of COVID-19 pandemic


Sizzler, the famous steakhouse started 62 years ago, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest business to suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, Sizzler said it filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District in California on Monday.

The restaurant chain will start a restructuring process to reduce debt and renegotiate its leases with landlords.

"Our current financial state is a direct consequence of the pandemic’s economic impact due to long-term indoor dining closures and landlords’ refusal to provide necessary rent abatements," said Chris Perkins, president and chief services officer for Sizzler, in a statement.

Trump on 200K Deaths: 'Well, I Think It's a Shame' But 'we're doing well in reopening,'

Trump on 200K Deaths: 'Well, I Think It's a Shame'
But 'we're doing well in reopening,'

Said at his rally today

Commercial real estate flounders as housing market booms


The housing market is red hot thanks to record-low mortgage rates and consumers looking to flee cities for the suburbs. But offices, shopping malls and other commercial real estate properties have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

The rise of Zoom (ZM), Slack (WORK) and other productivity tools has made it easier for people to set up home offices and still get their jobs done. Meanwhile, Amazon (AMZN) and other digital retailers are flourishing amid the Covid-19 pandemic as the shift from bricks to clicks has accelerated.
"There will likely be less demand for commercial real estate due to the rising popularity of online shopping and working from home," said Ivy Investments global economist Derek Hamilton in an e-mail.
That's why giant corporate real estate firm Brookfield Property Partners (BPY) said it will lay off 20% of the 2,000 employees in its retail arm, which owns malls and other shopping centers that include Tysons Galleria in Virginia and the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

people focus on abortion but Amy Coney Barrett will be nightmare for all but those who long for 50s

health care, workers rights, civil rights, environment


Amy Coney Barrett fought to undermine health care for millions in her attack on the Affordable Care Act, and publicly criticized Chief Justice John Roberts for his decision to uphold the law. She also fought efforts to ensure that all women have access to contraceptives. Barrett has been critical of Roe v. Wade, stating that the framework of Roe essentially permitted abortion on demand.

As a judge, Barrett sided against an African American worker who had been transferred to another store because of a company’s policy of segregating their employees, finding that the company’s “separate-but-equal arrangement is permissible.” She also joined a ruling siding against the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to protect wetlands in Illinois under the Clean Water Act, and has ruled to dismiss claims by workers who were denied access to justice to uphold workers’ denial of benefits.

She also would have ignored the First Step Act’s lower mandatory minimum sentences in the case of Hector Uriarte, who had been unlawfully sentenced before the Act passed and was now being re-sentenced. The judges argued that the mere existence of a previous sentence—even one vacated due to legal error—meant the First Step Act should not apply. This interpretation would have resulted in a mandatory additional 25 years’ imprisonment for Uriarte.

Like other Trump nominees, she has shown an inclination to rule in favor of the rights of the wealthy and powerful over the rights of all. The Alliance for Justice strongly opposes the consideration of Barrett for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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