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  • Barber wants more votes counted in Arizona 2nd CD

    11/19/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Ssierra Vista Herald ^ | HERALD/REVIEW
    PHOENIX — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a request from Democratic Rep. Ron Barber to delay certifying election results as he challenges the reasons ballots that could shrink Republican challenger Martha McSally’s slim vote lead weren’t counted. Kevin Hamilton, a lawyer representing Barber’s campaign, said in a letter to the board that there are more than 130 rejected ballots that should have been counted. Barber’s campaign has collected affidavits from voters who said they were qualified to cast a ballot but had their ballots rejected. “As a result, if the board certifies the canvass without correcting...
  • NAACP: Tillis won because of voter law, not policies

    11/07/2014 3:48:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11/06/14 | Matthew Burns
    **SNIP** Putting his own spin on the election results that saw gains for conservative candidates throughout much of the nation, state NAACP President Rev. William Barber said Tillis' "narrow victory" was a repudiation of his policies, not a validation of them. Barber said there were widespread reports of voting problems – the State Board of Elections said the election ran rather smoothly – and the shortened early-voting period and the elimination of same-day registration affected thousands of North Carolina voters. "The magnitude of the problem may not be far from the margin of victory (for Tillis)," he said. The NAACP...
  • Pro-Gun Candidate Has 36 Vote Lead For Giffords' Old Seat, 'Glitch' Stops Vote Count

    11/05/2014 8:34:38 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Pro-Second Amendment Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) leads pro-gun control incumbent Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) by 36 points in Arizona's District 2 race, but a "glitch" in a voting machine has momentarily stalled the vote count.
  • Lesbian Extremist Mayor Must Go -- Now

    11/02/2014 9:16:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Should we make an example of her? Absolutely. I was born in Waco, Texas, and lived in Houston, so I’ve got a dog in this hunt. Really, we all do. Houston Mayor Annise Parker has disqualified herself from the privilege of serving the people of south Texas. She must either resign, effective immediately, or Houstonians should begin, without delay, the process of recalling her from office. Strike while the iron’s hot, I say, and right now it’s glowing cultural Marxist red. Parker has been caught, cold, with her hand in the totalitarian cookie jar. She has, on multiple counts, betrayed...
  • What the 'gay marriage' debate is really about

    10/10/2014 10:29:10 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Exclusive: Matt Barber warns, 'The courts are tossing around spiritual nitroglycerin' It’s called Pandora’s Box. And the Supreme Court just opened it. Did you actually think the debate over “gay marriage” was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with “civil rights” or “equality”? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism – that it’s a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause requires that newfangled “gay marriage,” something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitution’s framers...
  • Thank God men and women are different

    05/26/2014 6:49:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-26-14 | J. Matt Barber
    A priceless vein of God's infinite wisdom and creative beauty can be found marbled throughout the marvelous and myriad differences He established between the two sexes – male and female. Thank you God for blessing us with "the other." "The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him'" (Genesis 2:18). And so He made woman, thereby giving man a chance to think of, do for and partner with his spiritually, sexually, emotionally and physically compatible binary opposite. And she for him. Yet our culture today is more...
  • How liberalism violates all 10 Commandments

    05/19/2014 6:57:26 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-19-14 | J. Matt Barber
    One of my readers, we'll call him Moses, is the publisher of a mainstream newspaper in California. He wrote me the other day with an insightful observation. Since Moses works in one of the most liberal industries, in one of the most liberal states in the union, I won't divulge his real name. We don't want Moses tarred, feathered and banished to Oklahoma with a scarlet "C," for Christian, emblazoned on his Harris Tweed sport coat. (Note: I have antipathy toward neither Oklahoma – I once lived there – nor Harris Tweed, though I do recommend against wearing Harris Tweed...
  • Why are they called 'homofascists'? Here's why...

    04/05/2014 3:25:11 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Renew America ^ | 4-5-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Many Christians have been warning for years that the radical homosexual activist lobby is made up of Christian-hating fascists who are in rebellion against both God and nature, who are hell-bent on criminalizing Christianity and pushing to the fringes anyone who publicly acknowledges natural human sexuality and the age-old, immutable institution of legitimate marriage as created by God. Sadly, many people, even many Christians, think that I and others are using hyperbole when we refer to this sexual anarchist "LGBT" movement as "homofascist" or the "Gaystapo." I hope you'll think again. It's time to wake up and smell the impending...
  • The Communist States of America

    03/31/2014 9:06:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Matt Barber
    A preferred ploy of left-wing change agents is to ridicule critics when they point out the undeniable parallels between the goals of today’s “progressive” movement, to include the Democratic Party in general, and the goals of the early, and very much still alive, communist movement. If, for instance, one mentions the historical fact that nearly every adult who, at any time, was in any position of influence over a young, soon-to-be-radicalized Barry Soetoro was an avowed communist, to include his own parents, then one is immediately mocked and dismissed as a neo-McCarthyite hack pining for the bygone days of the...
  • Sex-obsessed lefty horrified by 'toxic purity culture'

    02/24/2014 7:19:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 71 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-23-14 | J. Matt Barber
    Hey, gals, want to avoid being raped? Put away that Lady Smith 38. No need for pepper spray. Self-defense classes? Not necessary. The solution is simple. The best defense against rape is to just cast away your "deeply troubling" Christianity and become a secularist slut. So goes the advice of one Katie McDonough, Salon.com assistant editor, fertile fount of millennial wisdom and – well – and whatever else. In an article published at Salon Feb. 20 titled, "The right's warped 'purity' culture: 4 ways evangelical views of sex took over America," Ms. McDonough provides an unvarnished glimpse into the profligate...
  • We Are Not "All God's Children"

    02/08/2014 7:04:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 95 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-7-14 | Matt Barber
    Exclusive: Matt Barber explains how Jesus is both exclusive and inclusive You’ve heard it said that “We are all God’s children.” This rings flowery and nice. It’s an insidious lie. Indeed, God both created and loves – in a way most unfathomable – everyone who ever lived. He wove us together in our mother’s womb and numbered our every hair. But God the Father has only one begotten Son. The rest of us, in order to become one of God’s children, must be adopted – in, by and through – the One Who is the Son: Jesus Christ. Those who...
  • MLK: homosexuality a 'problem' with a 'solution'

    01/26/2014 3:24:46 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 19 replies
    RenewAmerica.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Matt Barber
    The left has hijacked MLK's dream. For decades now, this pleasure-based, sex-centric political movement – delineated by deviant sexual appetites and behaviors – has ridden his coattails. They've dared to equate demands for celebration of bad behavior to Christian notions of racial equality. They've perverted the genuine civil rights movement to fit their own disingenuous designs.
  • Blogging “Gays” Urge Murder, Castration Of Christians

    12/08/2013 3:34:26 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 93 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Matt Barber
    It happened Dec. 2, 2013, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. LifeSiteNews.com broke the story with the headline: “Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists attacks praying men defending cathedral.” The raw footage is disturbing to the extreme (warning: viewer discretion advised for nudity, lesbian lewdness, and violence. A censored version is available in this WND story.) Both the video and the story have since gone viral. WND summarizes the attacks as follows: “Chanting, ‘Get your rosaries out of our ovaries,’ a mob of pro-abortion feminists – many of whom were topless with Nazi swastikas on their chests and foreheads – attacked and...
  • Barber Bill Barely Takes Anything Off The Top

    10/23/2013 3:25:26 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/20/2013 | Manny Lopez
    There are a couple of things I look for in a barber, but the fact they are required to have more hours in the classroom training than a lawyer is not one of them. That’s right, as Michigan Capitol Confidential has chronicled, if you want to cut hair in this state you need to spend 2,000 hours training before you can use the shears on strangers. But if you want to put out your shingle in defense of justice, 1,200 hours will do. Hopes were raised briefly last week when a bill was introduced by Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D-Taylor, that...
  • Grijalva, Barber Condemn $40 Billion Cut To Food Stamp Program

    09/20/2013 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    tucsonweekly.com ^ | September 20, 2013
    Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and CPC Whip Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) voted against the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, H.R. 3102, a Republican bill to drastically cut nutrition programs. .... “Some of my Republican colleagues want to cut food assistance for needy families instead of closing business tax loopholes as a way to save money,” said Rep. Grijalva. “There's a basic question of fairness and who our country looks out for here. If you think more corporate tax cuts are the answer, go ahead and say so,...
  • Liberals' Quest To 'Rehabilititate' Christians

    08/17/2013 12:11:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-17-13 | Matt Barber
    The homofascist rainbow-shirts are at it again. They’ve unsheathed, once more, their anti-Christian long knives. Back in April, I wrote the following in a column headlined “Religious freedom and ‘gay marriage’ cannot coexist”: “‘Gay pride’ necessitates anti-Christian hate. It must. ‘Gay marriage’ and other ‘sexual orientation’-based laws do violence to freedom and truth. They are the hammer with which the postmodern left intends to bludgeon bloody religious liberty and the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic.”
  • Supreme Court vs. Supreme Authority

    06/24/2013 8:47:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Matt Barber
    “I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.”– Martin Luther King Jr.The U.S. Supreme Court is expected any day to release opinions on two landmark cases (Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor) that, should the court overstep its authority, threaten great violence to the age-old institution of marriage – society’s fundamental cornerstone.Also at stake is the high court’s already fragile legitimacy.Lest there be any doubt as to where the Bible-believing Christian community stands, scores of Christian leaders and clergy – Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant alike – have released a...
  • “Marriage Equality” Spells “Marriage Extinction”

    03/25/2013 8:57:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2013 | J. Matt Barber
    This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two of the most critical cases of our time. On Tuesday, March 26, attorneys will make the pitch both for and against California’s Proposition 8. This, of course, is the Golden State’s pro-marriage amendment. It maintained the timeless definition of natural marriage as between man and wife. Then, on Wednesday, March 27, the high court will consider the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed in 1996 with overwhelming bipartisan support and signed into law by then President Bill Clinton. It, likewise, secured the definition of legitimate...
  • Guns, abortion, and tyrants

    01/17/2013 7:57:18 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1-16-13 | La Shawn Barber
    Guns and abortion. One is an enumerated, constitutional right, and the other is not. The Second Amendment guarantees the right of the people of the United States to keep and bear arms. It’s not a government-given right; it’s a natural right—the right to defend yourself, your family, and your freedom. In rare circumstances, abortion might be necessary to preserve the mother’s life. But there is no right to kill unborn babies in the U.S. Constitution. But 40 years ago next week the U.S. Supreme Court contended that abortion is an implied “right of privacy,” one that previously had lain hidden...
  • THE GODLESS DEMOCRATS

    09/07/2012 6:34:13 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 67 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/7/12 | Matt Barber
    But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:33) Are you a believer? I’m not asking if you’re a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. I’m asking if you believe in God. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The God of the living, not the dead. The great “I Am.” Ads by Google Rush limbaughListen to Conservative Talk Shows Right From Your Browser - For Free! www.ConservativeTalkNow.com BibleYou Think You Know The Bible Well? Test Yourself With Our Trivia Game www.BibleTriviaTime.com If so, here’s something to seriously consider in the voting booth...
  • Republicans launch StopNancyNow.com with focus on Giffords seat (AZ-8 Special Election)

    05/31/2012 5:52:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/15/2012 | Alex Pappas
    The message from national Republicans in 2010 was “Fire Nancy Pelosi.” It’s now “Stop Nancy Now” from returning as speaker of the House. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) launched StopNancyNow.com this week, The Daily Caller has learned. NRCC spokesman Gerrit Lansing said the site went live on Monday. At this point, the website focuses on the special Arizona election slated for June to replace Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords, who is resigning from Congress as she recovers from an assassination attempt that nearly killed her in 2011. Facing off in the election is Giffords aide Ron Barber, a Democrat, and...
  • Arizona: Ron Barber Noncommittal on Vote for Nancy Pelosi

    05/28/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 28, 2012 | By Abby Livingston
    TUCSON, Ariz. — Ron Barber, the Democrat running to succeed ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, remains noncommittal on whether he would vote for Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to lead his party after the November elections.
  • Ron Barber clarifies: he's for Obama

    05/24/2012 3:56:28 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | MAY 22, 2012 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Arizona special election candidate Ron Barber, who talked around a debate question about who he's supporting in the presidential race, released a statement clarifying that he's an Obama guy. Here's the statement from spokeswoman Jessica Schultz: Ron’s point last night was that the election on June 12 isn't about president Obama, or any other national figure--it's about who is going to do the best job fighting for middle class families in southern Arizona. While Ron does not agree with the President on everything, of course Ron has supported and will support President Obama in the election. His primary focus as...
  • Obama's anti-religious implosion

    02/12/2012 4:35:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-12-2012 | J. Matt Barber
    Barack Obama may have just lost the election. He has foolishly gone to war in an election year with tens of millions of Catholics, Protestants and Jews — Democrat, Republican and independent alike. He has thrown down a radical feminist gauntlet and dared the Church to pick it up. They've picked it up. From running up trillions in debt and deficit, to the vast expansion of the size and scope of federal bureaucracy, Mr. Obama has done more in three years to supplant our 236 year-old Constitutional Republic with a Euro-style socialist autocracy — than a lesser Marxist could have...
  • Liberal violence rising

    11/19/2011 6:51:49 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 29 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Matt Barber
    While necessity is the mother of invention, sloth and envy beget mediocrity and upheaval – the twin siblings of secular-socialism. It is in this vein that a rebellious and increasingly violent spirit of incoherent anarchy continues to fester in urban centers across the nation. This is most evident in the form of the envy-driven "Occupy wherever" nonsense embraced by the "progressive" establishment. Still, this Obama-supported effort to supplant, through lawless imposition, our free-market constitutional republic with some misguided conception of an outcome-based equalitocracy is rooted in much more than just good old-fashioned class warfare. Part and parcel of secular-socialism is...
  • Former Giants Star Tiki Barber 'Devastated' at Being Snubbed by Every NFL Team

    09/05/2011 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/5/11 | News Core
    NEW YORK -- Former Giants running back Tiki Barber was said to be "devastated" that no NFL team expressed an interest in him following his return as a 36-year-old free agent, Sports Illustrated reports. Barber, who led the NFL's backs in rushing-receiving yards in his final three pro seasons, filed papers in March to come out of retirement and was officially removed from the Giants retired list in late July.
  • Sexual Anarchy

    09/03/2011 5:23:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2011 | Matt Barber
    In “Batman,” the Joker rhetorically asks a young Bruce Wayne: “Tell me, kid – you ever danced with the devil by the pale moonlight?” Well, I have. Not by the pale moonlight, but in a brightly lit Four Points Sheraton in Baltimore, Md. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, I – along with the venerable child advocate Dr. Judith Reisman – attended a conference hosted by the pedophile group B4U-ACT. Around 50 individuals were in attendance, including a number of admitted pedophiles (or “minor-attracted persons” [MAPs] as they euphemistically prefer), a few self-described “gay activists” and several supportive mental-health professionals. World renowned...
  • Shamed American football star Tiki Barber 'proposes to 24-year-old mistress'

    08/30/2011 11:19:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2011
    Disgraced American football star Tiki Barber has proposed to his girlfriend of two years, following sensational claims he left his then-pregnant wife for her...The ex-Giants star proposed to 24-year-old Traci Lynn Johnson over the weekend... Johnson is the former NBC intern for whom Barber, 36, reportedly left his wife Ginny Cha in 2009 when she was pregnant with their twins. ... Cha sued Barber soon after for divorce. She then barred him from the hospital delivery room when she gave birth to their two baby girls in May 2010. Barber got more bad news later in 2010, when NBC declined...
  • Trenton barber is accused of biting customer's ear in half after complaint about slow haircut

    06/03/2011 3:50:19 PM PDT · by library user · 26 replies
    nj.com ^ | June 3, 2011 | by Alex Zdan
    ~ EXCERPT ~ TRENTON – A Trenton barber was arrested Thursday afternoon after allegedly biting a customer’s ear in half following a dispute over how long a haircut was taking, police said. James Dillard, 40, was at work inside the Beauty and the Beast Barber Shop on the 700 block of Chambers Street around 5:30 p.m. In his barber chair was a 24-year-old city man. Dillard and his client began arguing about how fast Dillard was cutting the hair, and the client decided to get up and leave the shop, police said. The client slammed the barbershop’s front door behind...
  • Video: Oregon demands 80-year-old barber go back to school (Licensing gone wild!)

    02/07/2011 1:33:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    The Institute for Justice will fight another interesting case on business licensing, this time in Oregon, where an 80-year-old barber with 50 years experience has been told he needs to go back to school to qualify for his license. Just as in the case of Louisiana casket makers and tour guides in Philadelphia and Washington DC, licensing laws that threaten to kill a 50-year small business demonstrates the unholy alliance between Big Business and Big Government at the state level: The Wall Street Journal has a timely report on the phenomenon: “Occupations prefer to be licensed because they can restrict...
  • Tea Party Favorite Loses GOP Runoff in Alabama (Barber loses)

    07/14/2010 4:33:20 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 2+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 13, 2010 | staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A mainstream Republican rolled past a tea party activist Tuesday in the GOP runoff for a southeast Alabama congressional seat that Republicans hope to reclaim. Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby was drawing 60 percent in the unofficial count in the 2nd Congressional District GOP runoff Tuesday against Rick Barber, a former Marine who operates a Montgomery pool hall that hosts tea party meetings. Roby will face conservative Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright in the fall. Bright's win in 2008 marked the first time the GOP had lost the seat since 1964. In the 2nd District, Roby,...
  • Gather Your Armies

    06/15/2010 2:52:52 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 23 replies · 357+ views
    scottfactor.com ^ | 06/15/2010 | Scott Factor
    This is the latest ad from Alabama Republican congressional candidate Rick Barber. It has an interesting Revolutionary War theme, and toward the end actually states that we should “gather your armies”. Pay careful attention to the ad…there is a hand that is conspicuously placed next to an old cap-and-ball pistol, looking as if the hand is ready to strike. While I support the Tea Party movement, and I support throwing all the bums out of office this election cycle, I cannot support an ad that suggests the solution to our Nation’s incompetent leadership, is armed rebellion, especially from a guy...
  • Gather Your Armies

    06/14/2010 10:34:26 AM PDT · by USALiberty · 6 replies · 289+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 13, 2010
    Rick Barber, running for Congress in a GOP primary runoff in Alabama's 2nd District July 13th, meets with three very important people to discuss the evils of the progressive income tax and its intersection with health care. Television ad, Internet preview version.
  • White Officer Claims Bias by Ithaca Police

    06/01/2010 9:19:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 574+ views
    ITHACA, NY--The City of Ithaca, Police Chief Ed Vallely, Deputy Chief John Barber, Deputy Chief Pete Tyler and the Tompkins County District Attorney's office discriminated against Ithaca Police Officer Chris Miller and other white male officers, Miller is alleging in a $17 million lawsuit filed in federal court May 20. The lawsuit alleges they increased their discrimination against Miller after he filed human-rights complaints and retaliated with baseless accusations, threats of indictment and termination, harassment, greater scrutiny, and unjustified and unlawful discipline, including a bogus investigation of him in 2009. The suit also names the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association and...
  • At the Heart of American Politics is -- the Barbershop!

    05/18/2010 7:56:44 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 8 replies · 236+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 05-17-10 | J.D. Longstreet
    In my small North Carolina community, when you really want to know what’s going on, if you really want to take the pulse of local, state and national politics, you go to the local barbershop. For me, a trip to my local barbershop is a stimulating, invigorating, experience. I just climb up into the chair and allow the conversation to wash over me, and occasionally, I toss a few tidbits of my own into the steady stream of political commentary that is almost always well informed, politically incorrect, and surprisingly candid and -- quite accurate. I have often wondered why...
  • Tiki Barber dumps pregnant wife for hot blonde

    04/07/2010 8:31:34 PM PDT · by southern rock · 70 replies · 3,860+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 7,2010 | By EMILY SMITH and CHRIS WILSON
    Ex-Giants superstar Tiki Barber has dumped his 8-months-pregnant wife, Ginny, for sexy former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson, sources told The Post last night. The football star-turned-"Today" show-correspondent left his wife of 11 years, Ginny, for the 23-year-old blonde, who also worked at 30 Rock, the sources said.
  • Mail to Union Station barber from abroad during WWII may be coming home again

    03/10/2010 6:27:27 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 13 replies · 367+ views
    The Ogden Standard Examiner ^ | 03/10/2010 | Charles F. Trentelman
    OGDEN -- World War II scenes an Ogden soldier drew on postcards and mailed to his dad, who was a barber at Ogden's Union Station, have turned up in Sacramento and may be coming back to town. The baker's dozen postcards are a window to one family's life in Ogden. The kid who drew them, William M. Johnson, also drew cartoons for the Standard-Examiner and went on to paint murals in Lehi and be a newspaper artist in Salt Lake City and, later, in California. The kid's father, William Wallace Johnson, was a well-regarded Ogden businessman who cut the hair...
  • Man fights off intruder in barbershop

    04/17/2009 6:01:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies · 759+ views
    Herald Mail ^ | 04/15/09 | ERIN CUNNINGHAM
    HAGERSTOWN — Staring at the wrong end of an 8-inch blade, Leonard W. Cooper fought off an intruder Wednesday by picking him up and throwing him through a glass door. Cooper, who has worked at Just Us Hair Styles, a barbershop at 206 N. Jonathan St., for 22 years, said he was reading the Bible when a man walked in demanding money at about 11:30 a.m. The man, who was wearing a hood, raised a knife and pointed it toward Leonard, 69, who was alone in the shop at the time. “I had the Bible in my hands (when the...
  • Barber shop owner draws the line at interfering women

    04/16/2009 3:23:25 PM PDT · by protest1 · 62 replies · 1,167+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 3:01PM BST 16 Apr 2009 | Richard Savill
    Philip Swanton does not like wives and girlfriends 'offering advice' and interrupting the male bonding between customer and cutter. So a thick black indelible marker stripe bisects the floor of his shop in the Clifton area of Bristol, marked No Ladies Beyond This Line. Mr Swanton, 60, whose wife Kathryn (corr) works with him in the shop, says he has nothing against the 'Ladies', but just wants some space where men can do what men do. "Men like to come here and have their hair cut without the intrusion of a lady putting her oar in" he said.
  • Legal Trouble for Steve Barber Continue

    02/21/2009 7:43:27 PM PST · by Jones_the_King · 19 replies · 874+ views
    On Feb. 14 2009, I was charged with two crimes, § 18.2-308.1:2 and § 18.2-308.2:2. The misdemeanor first: § 18.2-308.1:2. Purchase, possession or transportation of firearm by persons adjudicated legally incompetent or mentally incapacitated; penalty. It shall be unlawful for any person who has been adjudicated (i) legally incompetent pursuant to former § 37.1-128.02 or former § 37.1-134, (ii) mentally incapacitated pursuant to former § 37.1-128.1 or former § 37.1-132 I wasn't adjudicated any of that stuff in italics because the statutes that this law is pursuant to expired in 2005. or (iii) incapacitated pursuant to Chapter 10 (§ 37.2-1000...
  • Seattle Jihad Barber Killed in Somalia fighting for al Qaeda

    12/12/2008 4:22:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 27 replies · 1,053+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT - blog ^ | December 12, 2008 | n/a
    Back in April of 2007 the FBI raided a Somalian grocery store in Seattle looking for Shumpert. Too late, Shumpert was gone. Already on his way to Somalia to fight for al Qaeda's local branch, the al Shabaab Youth Mujahideen Movement. Later Shumpert pulled a Hannibal Lecter and called the FBI from Somalia. He saw too many movies, I guess. In real life the fighters for Allah end up dying, get no virgins, and their deaths do absolutely nothing to further any cause worth dying for.
  • More Information on UVA Wise Gun/essay expulsion

    05/21/2008 7:17:25 PM PDT · by Jones_the_King · 25 replies · 104+ views
    Shotgun News ^ | May 6, 2008 | Jeff Knox
    Knox report From the Firearms Coalition The Pen is Mightier...and More Dangerous by Jeff Knox (May 6, 2008) When Steven Barber turned in his midterm creative writing assignment at the University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVA-Wise), he was hoping for a good grade to complement his 3.9 grade point average. Instead, Barber was expelled from school, locked in a mental institution for three days, and had his concealed carry permit revoked. Barber's fictional story was a first person narrative of a troubled college student consumed by depression, paranoia, drug addiction, and alcoholism as he struggles with one of tragedy's...
  • Houma barber ticketed for cutting hair on Monday

    05/21/2008 5:59:19 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 23 replies · 478+ views
    wwltv ^ | 05/21/08 | Robert Zullo
    HOUMA,Louisiana -- Shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, a Houma Police officer handed 32-year-old Clyde Scott a ticket. Scott was on Main Street, smack in the middle of downtown Houma, but he wasn’t in a speeding car, parked illegally or even jaywalking. Rather, Scott was inside his barbershop cutting hair, trimming up a few students readying for their Monday-night high-school graduation ceremony when officer Michael Toups walked in. "He said he’s giving me a citation for opening on a Monday," Scott said, who has owned Clippas barbershop for about two years. Little did Scott know, a decades-old city law forbids barbers...
  • Guns and Free Speech on College Campuses

    05/20/2008 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Jones_the_King · 11 replies · 117+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2008 | ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN
    When Steven Barber turned in a short story this semester for his creative-writing class at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, his instructor was alarmed. The 23-year-old student had produced an imagined account of someone on the edge of a violent breakdown, touching on suicide and murder. ...
  • Scared Smithfield workers stay home

    01/26/2007 1:29:47 PM PST · by kennedy · 62 replies · 1,596+ views
    FayObserver.com ^ | January 26, 2007 | Jennifer Plotnick
    The 21 Smithfield Packing Co. employees arrested by immigration officials while they worked Wednesday are in the process of being deported. The 20 men and one woman arrested were moved Thursday from the Mecklenburg County Jail to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., nearly 700 miles from Tar Heel. Meanwhile, church officials within the region’s Hispanic community and spokespeople with the United Food & Commercial Workers union said the workers’ families didn’t know where they were and other immigrant workers were terrified of more arrests. Production at the plant was substantially diminished Thursday as workers stayed away. “There are hundreds...
  • Threat Matrix: April 2008

    04/01/2008 8:13:21 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,366 replies · 5,737+ views
    Afghanistan to Ask NATO for Bigger Army Afghan officials will go to the NATO summit in Romania Thursday with a request: pay to increase our national Army by 40 percent. A bigger Army, Afghan officials argue, will allow the US and other coalition members to scale back in the coming years. This appeal comes amid pleas from the US and Canada for other NATO members to commit more to the Afghanistan mission, which many analysts say has floundered over the past year for lack of resources and a coherent strategy. France is expected to contribute another 1,000 forces and...
  • UVA-Wise Upholds expulsion of student over class paper; Iraq vet plans to reenlist to repay student

    03/13/2008 12:00:16 AM PDT · by Jones_the_King · 12 replies · 1,177+ views
    Times News ^ | 03/11/2008 | Rain Smith
    Steven Daniel Barber, 23, says a culture of fear has displaced rational thought. The Iraq War veteran's comments came Tuesday, shortly after learning his expulsion from the University of Virginia at Wise had been upheld. He has been prohibited from attending classes since Feb. 29 -- the day after sharing a story in which a character contemplates murdering his professor, then turns to thoughts of suicide. Barber wrote the piece for his creative writing class. "It's the nanny state ran amock; political correctness to the extreme," said Barber in a phone interview with timesnews.net. "Nobody goes after Stephen King, nobody...
  • Barber stabs second client with scissors

    06/26/2007 5:11:07 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 19 replies · 539+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/25/07 | Reuters
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An Amsterdam barber has been arrested for stabbing a client with scissors, the second such incident involving the barber, Dutch police said on Saturday. The client was stabbed and seriously wounded after a fight broke out earlier this week at the barber's shop, police said. The barber stabbed another client with scissors in 2000. The man later died of his wounds, although the barber was cleared of any charges after a court found he had acted in self-defense. Police said they were holding the man, 42, and investigating whether attempted manslaughter charges should be brought against him.
  • QUITTIN' TOM - TIKI: TOO-TOUGH COUGH DROVE ME TO RETIRE

    02/14/2007 4:09:15 PM PST · by b4its2late · 7 replies · 311+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2-14-2007 | PAT REICHART
    Giants fans may have been able to see Tiki Barber in Big Blue's huddle for another season, if not for the physical beating he received playing under head coach Tom Coughlin. Barber, speaking after yesterday's press conference that formally announced his three-year broadcasting contract with NBC, implied that Coughlin has problems relating to players on the team, and that it was an "act of God" that the physical demands the coach placed on him did not result in a serious injury. "Coach Coughlin is very hard-nosed, and I didn't get a lot of time off, couldn't sit down and rest...
  • Muslim barber who taught kids jihad flees U.S.

    11/25/2006 4:52:16 AM PST · by Man50D · 43 replies · 1,658+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 25, 2006
    A Muslim who allegedly used his Seattle barber shop to teach children "how to shoot and fight the Americans" has fled to Somalia to avoid prison after he was convicted on federal counterfeiting and weapons charges. Ruben Shumpert, a black American who converted to Islam, was among more than a dozen arrested by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force two years ago on charges including immigration fraud and bank fraud, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. Shumpert was able to leave the country because a judge allowed him to keep his passport when he was released from custody prior to sentencing. A...