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  • Bowe Bergdahl's father shaves his controversial beard to mark his son's release ...[truncated]

    06/09/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | James Nye and Daily Mail Reporters
    Bob Bergdahl's beard became the most controversial facial hair in all of America, but now critics who accused him of looking like a member of the Taliban can rest easy - he has shaved. Grown in order to mark the time his son was in captivity as a POW in Afghanistan, neighbors of Bergdahl in Hailey, Idaho, have said that the former UPS truck driver is now clean shaven. This comes as it was reported that Bowe Bergdahl is still refusing to speak to his family, despite being sent a letter from his sister, as he recovers in an Army...
  • Rapper Macklemore...performing in fake beard, prosthetic nose

    05/19/2014 5:43:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem post ^ | 19/5/14 | Lauren Izso
    ..... Video The artists behind a few of this year's biggest party anthems including Thrift Shop, Same Love and Can't Hold Us have been the subject of Jewish controversy after the duo's rapper Macklemore appeared to be dressed up as a stereotypical Jew during a Friday performance, which was captured in a six-second YouTube clip. ..... Upon realizing how offended viewers were from his so-called stereotypical Jewish attire, Macklemore defended himself on Twitter Monday morning, saying that was not at all what he had in mind. ... "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea...
  • Transforming to a Transvestite: A Eurovision Winner Only a Mother Could Love

    05/11/2014 7:29:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-11-2014 | MOTUS
    I confess, when I woke up and saw this headline on Drudge I was concerned: Bearded Drag Queen Wins!What a relief to discover it wasn’t another Lady M first. It was actually Conchita Wurst, aka “Tom” from Austria who won the Eurovision Song Contest. Ms. Wurst's onstage drag persona was created by a 25-year-old singer named Thomas Neuwirth. Sporting a skintight glittery dress, long brown hair and a beard, Ms. Wurst won the contest with a song titled "Rise Like A Phoenix." Despite singing with a British accent, his/her native language is Austrian (h/t BHO).Nor does Conchita have much else...
  • George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is set to represent Gaddafi's spy chief

    05/04/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-4-14 | Claire Ellicott
    Top barrister: Amal Alamuddin is defending a suspected Libyan war criminal accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing Having won the heart of the world’s most eligible bachelor, Amal Alamuddin is getting used to being the centre of attention. But George Clooney’s fiancée has also hit the spotlight for a very different reason – defending a suspected Libyan war criminal accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing. It has been just a week since her engagement to the Hollywood heart-throb was revealed but it is already clear that the high-flying barrister is not about to let her career take a back seat....
  • DETROIT JURY AWARDS MUSLIM MAN $1.1 MILLION FOR "BEARD DISCRIMINATION"

    03/02/2014 5:18:21 PM PST · by Baynative · 26 replies
    We the People via Pam Geller ^ | March 2, 2014 | link/staff
    A jury in the bankrupt city of Detroit awarded a Muslim 1.1 million dollars for his inability to find a job. He claimed that he was fired for his Muslim beard — this after 17 years on the job. So for 17 years the beard was not a problem, but when he was fired, he claimed it was because he was Muslim. And the jury, socking it to “the man,” gave him $1.1 million.
  • White House Soap Opera: Alleged Marital Discord between the Obamas Breaks into Media

    02/02/2014 7:38:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Desperate to distract from the ongoing Obamacare disaster, alleged marital discord between Barack and Michelle Obama is being strategically leaked by White House insiders, and beginning to break into the mainstream media via familiar channels. Anyone who stood in a supermarket checkout line last week (a sizable portion of the adult female population, and not inconsiderable portion of the males) saw the National Enquirer cover story blaring allegations of a screaming match between the Obamas in the wake of Michelle's star-studded fiftieth birthday party. That story has now broken into the  mainstream media via the world's most popular English...
  • Obama LEAVES Michelle in Hawaii as 50th 'birthday present' while he returns from two-week vacation

    01/05/2014 12:57:54 PM PST · by matt04 · 60 replies
    Michelle Obama doesn't want jewelry or chocolates for her 50th birthday later this month. She wants to be alone. President Barack Obama returned to Washington Saturday after two weeks of vacationing with his family in Hawaii. He left with daughters Sasha and Malia. Michelle stayed behind. 'As part of her birthday gift from the president, the first lady will remain in Hawaii to spend time with friends ahead of her upcoming 50th birthday,' the White House explained in a statement. The First Lady turns the big 5 - 0 on January 17. The White House did not say how much...
  • Marion Barry: Weiner a 'good Democrat'

    07/28/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Marion Barry: Weiner a 'good Democrat' By Bob Cusack - 07/28/13 12:49 PM ET Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry said Anthony Weiner is a "good Democrat" who should be talking more about his accomplishments in Congress. In an interview Saturday night on Geraldo Rivera's show on Fox News, Barry said, "One bit of advice to the congressman: I'd stop talking so much about now and start talking about what you did for seven terms while he was in the Congress. He's a good Democrat." A couple weeks ago, Barry said he can "identify" with what Weiner is going through....
  • Gunman opens fire near California college injuring four; two found dead in nearby burned home

    06/07/2013 3:06:16 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 39 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/7/13 | FoxNews.com
    A gunman opened fire on a street corner near the campus of Santa Monica College, wounding at least four people, authorities said. Two people were later found dead in a burned home near the campus. It was not immediately clear if the two events were related. Police and witnesses said the gunfire began adjacent to the campus and about 3 miles from where President Barack Obama was attending a fundraising luncheon, just before noon. Police said a shooter was in custody and the campus was being searched for a possible second shooter. Jeff Furrows of the Santa Monica Fire Department...
  • MICHELLE O MEETS THE HECKLERS: LISTEN, OR I'M LEAVING!

    06/04/2013 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Jean S · 51 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/4/13 | Drudge
    FLOTUS Pool Report #2 Pool was ushered in as FLOTUS began speaking at 6:07 under a white tent in the backyard of the residence of Karen Dixon and Nan Schaffer in NW DC. FLOTUS was introduced by Dixon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz also in attendance. FLOTUS was wearing a dark blue sleeveless shirt dress, with a black belt and pumps. Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a protester about 12 minutes into the 20-minute speech. A pro-LGBT rights individual standing at the front began shouting for an executive order on gay rights. (Pool did not hear exactly...
  • French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris

    05/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-25-2013 | Adam Taylor
    French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris Adam TaylorMay 25, 2013, 1:43 PM A soldier patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan was stabbed in the neck this afternoon, Reuters reports. A police source told the news agency that the soldier would survive the attack. He is 23 years old, according to CNN. Le Parisien is reporting that the attacker was of Northern African appearance, aged around 30 years old and wearing a jilbab, a type of Islamic garment. The man quickly fled the scene and has not been caught. The attack happened in La Défense, to the...
  • Michelle Tells Grads: ‘I Could Take Up a Whole Afternoon Talking About’ Barack’s Failures

    05/20/2013 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 20, 2013 | Melenie Hunter
    Complete Headline: Michelle Obama Tells Grads: ‘I Could Take Up a Whole Afternoon Talking About’ Barack Obama’s Failures First lady Michelle Obama in her commencement speech at a high school in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday said she could “take up a whole afternoon talking about” her husband’s failures. “And then there’s this guy, Barack Obama, who lost – I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures, but – he lost his first race for Congress, and now he gets to call himself my husband,” she told graduates of Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School during commencement...
  • Bearded Woman Says Facial Hair Makes Her Feel (Retch) Sexy

    04/13/2013 4:22:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    NYDN ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Rheana Murray
    Bearded woman says facial hair makes her feel sexy German-born Mariam says she feels more confident now that she's stopped trying to hide her facial hair. After failed electrolysis attempts and years of tweezing, the 49-year-old mom embraced the growing goatee and joined the circus. A German woman who struggled with facial hair for nearly two decades said she finally feels sexy, now that she’s ditched the clippers and let her beard grow. “I feel more confident and I know myself better now than when I was younger,” the 49-year-old mom, identified only as Mariam, told the British talk show,...
  • Amish involved in beard-cutting attacks gather before prison (attack classified as 'hate crime')

    04/12/2013 3:45:58 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 16 replies
    Newsday ^ | 4/10/13 | AP
    BERGHOLZ, Ohio - Bare feet and work boots shuffle on the wooden floor of the Amish schoolhouse as the children settle into tight rows of scuffed metal desks across the room from their parents — the men on one set of benches, women on another, some cradling younger children. They have gathered to celebrate the end of school, but no one claps or cheers. The only voices raised are those of the students as they begin singing, the melodies rising and dipping like the surrounding hills. A warm breeze carries the religious lyrics, mostly in German, through open windows and...
  • PAC to back bearded political candidates

    04/05/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    upi ^ | April 5, 2013
    WASHINGTON, - Talk about a potentially hairy situation. The U.S. election watchdog has received paperwork from a political action committee that supports bearded candidates. The Federal Elections Committee received documents Wednesday from the non-partisan Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy -- or BEARD -- founded by Jonathan Sessions, 30, a member of the Columbia, Mo., school board, The Hill reported Thursday. "With the resurgence of beards in popular culture and among today's younger generation, we believe the time is now to bring facial hair back into politics," Sessions said in a statement posted on the PAC's Facebook...
  • Amish beard-cutting ringleader gets 15 years

    02/08/2013 5:14:33 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Mercurynews.com ^ | 02/08/2013 | THOMAS J. SHEERAN
    CLEVELAND—Denying he ran an Amish cult, the 67-year-old ringleader of hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow members of his faith in Ohio was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison, while family members convicted of carrying out his orders got one to seven years. The judge said the defendants had violated the constitutional rights protecting religious practice that had also benefited them as Amish. Authorities had prosecuted the attacks as a hate crime. Before his sentencing, Samuel Mullet Sr. told the judge he had been accused of running a cult. Mullet, his ankles in chains and a white beard down...
  • Fort Hood suspect allowed to keep beard at trial

    12/18/2012 11:38:31 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 18, 2012
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage will be allowed to keep his beard during his military trial. The new judge overseeing Maj. Nidal Hasan's case told Hasan during a Tuesday hearing that the beard is a violation of Army regulations.
  • AutoZone employee fired after taking action against “Fake Beard Bandit”

    11/30/2012 6:31:11 AM PST · by B Knotts · 42 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | 11/20/2012 | Darragh Frye
    York County, Va. – The man dubbed the “fake-beard bandit” has hit more than 30 businesses on the Peninsula. Each time, the MO is the same: He walks in, flashes a gun and takes off with the cash. But this time, an AutoZone employee decided he was going to take action! “I was in fear of my life as soon as he walked through the door and I see the gun. Your heart just starts pounding,” says Devin McClean, a former Auto Zone employee. Devin McClean decided to take action after recognizing the Fake Beard Bandit. “I waited for him...
  • First Lady: Cost-Free Contraception Is ‘Basic Preventive Care’

    10/03/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 3, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    First lady Michelle Obama called contraception “basic preventative care” and invoked her daughters before talking about women’s “decisions about our bodies” during a campaign fundraising event Tuesday. The first lady spoke at the Westin Hotel in Seattle where, according to the White House press pool report, about 700 attended, paying between $500 and $10,000. “Insurance companies now have to cover basic preventative care – things like contraception, cancer screenings – at no out-of-pocket cost,” Michelle Obama said, referring to the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. “They won’t be able to discriminate against you because you have a preexisting...
  • Obama praises patriotism of Anthony Weiner's wife at White House Ramadan dinner

    08/11/2012 10:48:39 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 40 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/11/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama called Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an 'American patriot' at a White House Iftar dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. His praise came after a group of Republican lawmakers accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist political organization. 'She has been nothing less than extraordinary in representing our country and the democratic values that we hold dear,' Obama said.
  • How is Huma Abedin connected to Egypt's new President?

    06/24/2012 3:08:36 PM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 37 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | 06/24/12 | Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
    It was encouraging to see five sitting US Congressmen – led by Rep. Michele Bachmann – send a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the State Department recently; it made reference to the familial relationships Huma Abedin – Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff and closest advisor – has to the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin has much fewer than six degrees of separation (1 or 2 depending on your interpretation) from Egypt’s newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president – Mohammed Mursi. One year ago, when Walid discovered the names of 63 leaders who make up the Muslim Sisterhood –...
  • Hasan refuses to shave beard; trial already three years delayed

    06/19/2012 8:05:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 6/19/12
    Army psychiatrist MAJ Nidal Hasan, who shot 45 people at an Army base in 2009, appeared in court wearing a beard and is refusing to shave it off. Beards are not allowed in the US military. We are going on four years this fall and this guy has not yet come to trial on charges of "workplace violence."
  • The First Dance: Fascinating behind-the-scenes photographs of the Obamas capture President

    06/18/2012 9:48:33 AM PDT · by null and void · 58 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09:30 EST, 17 June 2012 | UPDATED: 10:35 EST, 17 June 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    May was a busy month for Barack Obama with a trip to Afghanistan, the NATO meeting in Chicago and the G-8 Summit at Camp David. But the President of the United States made sure he had time to enjoy a few tender moments with Michelle Obama. The latest behind-the-scenes photographs from the White House capture President Obama locked into an intimate embrace with the First Lady, dancing before a concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David on May 9. Tender: President Barack Obama dances with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House prior to...
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON LINES.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Renegades cut off beards in Amish feud

    10/07/2011 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Rannug · 44 replies
    TimesReporter ^ | 10/06/2011 | Staff and wire
    A group of religious castoffs has been attacking fellow Amish, cutting off their hair and beards in an apparent feud over spiritual differences, including incidents in Holmes and Carroll counties.
  • Beard Gets Boy, 15, Banned From Class

    07/11/2011 10:23:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Mirror ^ | 7/12/2011 | Paul Byrne
    A BOY of 15 has been banned from class because he has grown a beard. Teachers put 6ft 2in Harrison Cerami in isolation when he refused to shave. But mum Kerry, 41, claims razors would trouble her son’s acne and has taken him out of the school in protest. She said: “There are ­children with earrings, nose rings, eyebrow ­piercings – yet Harry’s being singled out for having a beard. “He’s hit puberty and is just a hairy lad who wants to have a nice, trimmed beard. “I could understand the isolation punishment for something more serious, but to be...
  • Weiner's wife puts on brave face amidst Twitter-photo scandal

    06/04/2011 6:03:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/4/11 | S.A. MILLER in Washington and DAN MANGAN in New York
    She's standing by her man -- but that act seems to be wearing thin. Rep. Anthony Weiner's humiliated wife sheepishly showed her face at a Washington event yesterday, keeping a stiff upper lip amid the swirling scandal surrounding her husband's tawdry Twitter photo. Huma Abedin, 34, briefly hesitated at the State Department ballroom door before working up the courage to go in -- but she left after just five minutes and steered clear of her boss, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
  • Man wins World Beard & Moustache Championship, shapes facial hair into moose, flag of Norway

    05/18/2011 5:13:59 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Lindsay Goldwert
    Meet the man with the world's most impressive beard. Elmar Weisser, a 47 year-old hairdresser, beat 160 hopefuls from 15 countries to take first prize in the World Beard and Moustache Championship, held this year in Trondheim, Norway. His facial creation included a moose and a Norwegian flag. Weisser was well-groomed for victory – he'd won the competition several times before, he told AFP. He won in 2005 in Berlin by shaping his beard into the landmark Brandenburg Gate. In 2007, he declared victory in won in England for his recreation of the Tower Bridge.
  • Celebrities have ‘other needs’ (Bar Refaeli)

    05/11/2011 2:35:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    The P J Tatler ^ | May 11, 2011 | The Manolo
    “Celebrities have other needs,” so says the Israeli super-duper model Bar Refaeli, she of the Illustrated Sports sexy swimsuit edition, and the part-time girlfriend of the aging boy actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. > ...she used the fake marriage to avoid having to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces, something required of all young Israelis, both male and female. Here is the full quote from the Israeli website Ynet.com. “I really wanted to serve in the IDF, but I don’t regret not enlisting, because it paid off big time,” she said. “That’s just the way it is, celebrities have other needs. I...
  • Longtime bachelor Patrick Kennedy, 43, is engaged

    03/28/2011 8:55:24 PM PDT · by massmike · 54 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 03/28/2011 | AP
    Patrick Kennedy, the 43-year-old former Rhode Island congressman and son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, is engaged to be married to a New Jersey middle school teacher. Kennedy, a lifelong bachelor, got engaged Saturday in Rhode Island to Amy Petitgout, former aide Sean Richardson said Monday. No wedding date has been set.
  • First lady says laughter is key to togetherness

    02/13/2011 1:20:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 13, 2011 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    WASHINGTON – Here's Michelle Obama's advice for couples this Valentine's Day: laugh with your partner. She says it's what she and President Barack Obama do, and it seems to be working.
  • Calif AG: Man with beard can't become prison guard

    01/26/2011 12:08:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    hosted ^ | Jan 25 | DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's attorney general says religious beliefs aren't enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards - a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations. Attorney General Kamala Harris argued in a Sacramento County Superior Court filing Jan. 6 that Trilochan Oberoi can't be properly fitted for a gas mask if he keeps the facial hair required by his Sikh religion.
  • Hair! Coburn Grows Beard for Lame Duck

    12/23/2010 6:31:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 30, 2010 | Alex Roarty
    Sen. Tom Coburn caught Washington’s attention Tuesday by sporting a new beard for the lame-duck session, just in time for what are sure to be intense debates over extending tax cuts, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and ratifying START. Is the Oklahoma Republican sending a political message with his new look? Coburn’s spokesman, John Hart, said he was aware his boss’ facial addition caused a stir, particularly on Twitter, but insisted he’s not trying to attract attention. “He just decided to stop shaving,” said Hart. “It has no premeditated point to it.”The senator’s mostly white facial hair sticks out because,...
  • picture of the Beard and Moustache Championships (see website)

    10/07/2010 6:10:49 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 16 replies
    An annual contest in Austria that determine most creative beard & moustache.
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner weds Huma Abedin, a Muslim

    07/14/2010 3:48:57 AM PDT · by Scanian · 44 replies · 4+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2010 | Jack Kemp
    According to the Politico's Maggie Haberman, US Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has married Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton and a Muslim. The wedding occurred on July 10th on Long Island, NY. The short article states the wedding was officiated by Bill Clinton. This should be interesting. One wonders if the Jewish population of Weiner's Brooklyn and Queens district knows of this and if how they will react. Weiner is up for re-election this coming November. Thomas Lifson adds: According to Jewish law, only children of Jewish mothers are regarded as Jewish. Should the happy couple have children,...
  • Bill Clinton To Officiate At Wedding Of Anthony Weiner And Huma Abedin

    07/09/2010 4:05:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/09/2010 | Celeste Katz
    Call him the officiator-in-chief: Former President Bill Clinton will preside at the wedding of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner to a longtime aide of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. That's according to people familiar with the ceremony. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it. Aides to Weiner and the former president declined to comment.
  • Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 404+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/11/10 | Pierre Thomas
    A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today. A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
  • Transit bus fight in Oakland creating buzz (VIDEO: 67 year old man beats-down thug)

    02/17/2010 3:21:44 PM PST · by AAABEST · 232 replies · 7,192+ views
    OAKLAND — A You Tube video showing a fight between two AC Transit bus riders has ignited a flurry of online debates about violence, race and the safety of public transit. The video, which shows an older white man exchanging blows with a younger black man, is attracting hundreds of thousands of hits. The fight took place Tuesday afternoon on a bus in downtown Oakland, near the corner of Harrison and Webster streets. We will update this story when further details are available.
  • Close shave for Arab Groom: Removes veil to find she has beard!

    02/11/2010 9:35:57 PM PST · by FreeManWhoCan · 19 replies · 916+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 11th 2010, 4:00 AM | BY Tracy Connor
    An Arab ambassador escaped married life by a whisker. The diplomat had his marriage instantly annulled after he tried to kiss his veiled bride and discovered she had a beard and was cross-eyed. The unnamed groom had never seen the woman's face because she wore a niqab throughout their entire courtship, according to reports. He freaked out after they signed the marriage contract in Dubai, canceled the reception and went right to an Islamic Sharia court. He demanded the union be annulled, that $137,000 he'd spent on wedding gifts and expenses be returned, and the bride be examined for "hormonal...
  • Arab conned into marrying bearded lady (LOL)

    02/11/2010 1:04:11 AM PST · by bogusname · 14 replies · 869+ views
    The register ^ | February 10, 2010 | Lester Haines
    A Dubai man whose fiancée kept her charms hidden under a niqab opted for a quick divorce after his first glimpse beneath the veil revealed she was cross-eyed and sported a beard. According to Gulf News, the unnamed "ambassador" never saw his intended's face on the few times they met, but was convinced all was well since the bride's mother had shown his mum pictures of his wife-to-be.
  • Arab ambassador discovers bride is bearded and cross-eyed behind veil

    02/10/2010 3:07:43 PM PST · by Pearls Before Swine · 18 replies · 798+ views
    Telegraph --UK--online ^ | 02/10/10 | Telegraph -- UK
    (Excerpt): he envoy had only met the woman a few times, during which she had hidden her face behind a niqab, the Gulf News reported. After the marriage contract was signed, the ambassador attempted to kiss his bride-to-be. It was only then that he discovered her facial hair and eyes. ... He sued for the contract to be annulled ....
  • FBI Gunfight Leaves Mich. Suspect Dead: Suspect Was Leader of Sect Seeking Islamic State in U.S.

    10/28/2009 9:26:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies · 974+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/28/2009 | JASON RYAN and PIERRE THOMAS
    FBI agents hoping to break up an alleged interstate crime ring dealing in arson, fraud and possibly stolen vehicles, ended up in a gunfight at a Detroit-area warehouse, after which a suspect lay dead. The FBI sought to arrest Luqman Ameen Abdullah, a.k.a. Christopher Thomas, 53, who a criminal complaint said was the imam of a radical fundamentalist Sunni group called Masjid Al-Haqq that seeks to establish a sovereign Islamic state inside the United States... Abdullah and 10 others were charged today in a criminal complaint with conspiracy and theft of interstate shipments, mail fraud to obtain the proceeds of...
  • Justice Dept says Abdulmutallab has been charged with attempting to bring down Northwest flight

    12/26/2009 1:07:52 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 54 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-26-09 | The Wall Street Journal
    HEADLINE ONLY. Article will be posted when available.
  • What's up with Obama's beard? Michelle, that is.

    03/11/2009 8:07:32 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 108 replies · 7,317+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3-11-09 | Jesse Eliis
    Showdows of things to come? Now we see why she wears the pants in the Family.
  • Muslim PC sues after workmates 'laughed at his beard'

    03/08/2009 6:52:01 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 67 replies · 2,200+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03/09/09 | Andrew Levy
    PC Javid Iqbal: 'My beard is an important part of my identity' A Muslim police officer claims he was forced out of his job by colleagues who made fun of his beard and called him a 'f***ing Paki'. PC Javid Iqbal, 38, said white officers openly discussed in front of him how they were ' better' than their ethnic-minority colleagues. The married father of two also claims officers pulled faces at each other if told they had to go out on patrol with him and forced him to walk home from a job instead of picking him up. Mr...
  • Report: Girlfriend of Obama's Speechwriter Is a Maxim Model

    01/26/2009 6:25:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies · 1,737+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/26/2009
     Maxim Ali Campoverdi (above) is rumored to be dating White House speechwriter Jon Favreau. For the bevy of single ladies interested in dating Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, the news that he is off the market was sad enough. But to learn that his current girlfriend, Ali Campoverdi, not only works for the White House, but is also a former Maxim model and a Harvard grad seems a bit much. Click here to see Campoverdi bare it all in Maxim. Indeed, rumors are swirling that Campoverdi, whose spread in Maxim no doubt helped her win Favreau’s heart, has the White House’s...
  • Obama's 27-year-old Whizz Kid Speechwriter 'Dating Former Maxim Model

    01/26/2009 9:45:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies · 3,550+ views
    Daily Mail(UK) ^ | January 26, 2009
    Obama's 27-year-old whizz kid speechwriter 'dating former Maxim model who is now a White House aide' 26th January 2009 He is said to work 16 hours a day and and was unable to get a date during the presidential campaign. But now Barack Obama's 27-year-old speechwriter, Jon Favreau, is dating a former Maxim model and actress who is working with him at the White House. Ali Campoverdi stripped off for Maxim in 2004 - and told the men's magazine that she was looking for a man who was 'passionate' about something.
  • Florida Governor Gets Married

    12/13/2008 4:46:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies · 2,707+ views
    AP via AOL News ^ | December 12, 2008 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 12) - Gov. Charlie Crist became the first sitting Florida governor to wed in nearly 42 years, exchanging vows Friday at a ceremony attended by some 200 relatives, friends and celebrities. The 52-year-old governor wed his 39-year-old bride, New York socialite Carole Rome, at First United Methodist Church, a short walk from Crist's rented condo in St. Petersburg. They had met at a dinner in New York City in September 2007 and Crist proposed less than 10 months later with a sapphire engagement ring.
  • Matthews Wowed by Obama Response to Query about Bill Richardson's Beard

    12/03/2008 4:47:20 PM PST · by chessplayer · 26 replies · 1,159+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 3, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    "Wow!" That was Chris Matthews' immediate reaction to Barack Obama's response to a question from a Fox News reporter about why his pick for Commerce Secretary, Bill Richardson, shaved his beard off. After playing a clip from Obama's press conference introducing Richardson on Monday night's "Hardball," Matthews awed at the "intellectual" way Obama analyzed Richardson's personal grooming habits.
  • Muslim corrections officer forced out over beard, suit claims

    07/16/2008 2:54:45 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 8 replies · 576+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/16/2008 | Josh Stockinger
    A former corrections officer has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the Kane County Sheriff's Department, claiming he was forced to resign after refusing to shave his traditional Muslim beard. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court, seeks unspecified damages and a letter of apology to Abal Zaidi, who says he was forced out of the department because of his faith. "I always had a beard as long as I can remember," Zaidi, 31, said in a brief telephone interview Tuesday. "They were just giving me a hard time." According to the lawsuit, Zaidi, of Streamwood, was a Kane County...