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  • John Edwards' Hairstylist Speaks Out on Locks, $1,250 Bill (for one haircut)

    07/04/2007 2:31:18 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 76 replies · 5,190+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/4/07 | John Solomon
    For four decades, Joseph Torrenueva has cut the hair of Hollywood celebrities, including Marlon Brando and Bob Barker, so when a friend told him in 2003 that a presidential candidate needed grooming advice, he agreed to help. The Beverly Hills hairstylist, a Democrat, said he hit it off with then-Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) at a meeting in Los Angeles that brought several fashion experts together to advise the candidate on his appearance. Since then, Torrenueva has cut Edwards's hair at least 16 times. At first, the haircuts were free. But because Torrenueva often had to fly somewhere on the campaign...
  • Perspective on Her Side, Mrs. Edwards Enters Fray (Barf Alert!)

    06/30/2007 8:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,105+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 30, 2007 | Adam Nagourney and Patrick Healy
    Three months after Elizabeth Edwards said that her cancer had returned in inoperable form, her role and influence in John Edwards’s presidential campaign is undiminished. She has made a flurry of charged public appearances, become a regular presence advising Mr. Edwards on the campaign trail, and wields behind-the-scenes influence in many internal campaign decisions, aides said. Mrs. Edwards has also become a free operator on behalf of her husband of 29 years, a development that her friends suggest reflects the clarity and perspective that come from her cancer diagnosis, and her increasingly confident political instincts as she advises Mr. Edwards,...
  • In Defense Of Ann [Coulter] (Jonathan Falwell On The MSM Ambush Of Ann Coulter Alert)

    06/29/2007 11:10:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 2,069+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 06/30/2007 | Jonathan Falwell
    This week, I read that Ann Coulter had said some pretty shocking things about Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards. I wondered why she would say such things. Then, as Paul Harvey might say, I read the rest of the story. Here's the gist: On ABC's "Good Morning America" broadcast, Ann Coulter was asked about some critical language she had used about Edwards. In her response, she recalled something that the often-coarse comedian Bill Maher once said about Vice President Dick Cheney. She said, "… you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed...
  • ***YouTube video of ANN COULTER vs Lizzy Edwards[MRS. "Silky Pony"] from Hardball (6/26/07)***

    06/27/2007 1:00:10 AM PDT · by Syncro · 308 replies · 9,790+ views
    THE INSTITUTE OF PHENOMONOLOGY ^ | June27, 2007 | Dr. Zoo
    Chris Matthews bushwacks Ann Coulter by setting up a call from Elizabeth Edwards during his full hour with Coulter on Hardball last night.Video Here Mrs. Edwards gets owned by Ann Coulter when it is brought up the sleezy tactics that Edwards (A Democrat candidate for President of the United States of America) has used in his profession as an Attorney that exploits doctors and children for his own enrichment.
  • Caption John & Elizabeth Edwards on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

    06/26/2007 5:28:30 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 30 replies · 884+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/25/07 | staff
    "U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) and his wife Elizabeth appear on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" with host Jay Leno (R) during a taping of the show at NBC Studios in Burbank, California, June 25. 2007."
  • Pride of the Caymans - John Edwards's part-time job

    05/20/2007 12:40:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 1,074+ views
    Let us say right up front that it's terrific that John Edwards lives in a country where he can lose an election and still land a $480,000 part-time job as a consultant to an investment firm that keeps its hedge funds in the Cayman Islands as a tax shelter for its clients. This truly is the land of opportunity. We're also encouraged to hear that, according to the former Senator's spokesman, "John Edwards is running for President to give every American the opportunities that he's had." While there may not be enough half-a-million-dollar-a-year part-time consulting gigs to go around just...
  • Amanda Beard Posing in Playboy: Bad for Women's Sports?

    05/14/2007 9:40:33 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies · 3,693+ views
    Tampa Bay Aolsports ^ | Posted May 8th 2007 | Michael David Smith
    Amanda Beard, a swimmer who has won seven Olympic medals, is planning to pose in Playboy, and Swimming World Magazine says that fact is "dominating discussion among the swimming community." Is a swimmer posing in Playboy really such a big deal that it should dominate the discussion among the swimming community? I don't think it is, but With Leather cites someone who thinks it's a very big deal:
  • The naked truth: Beard not hurting sports

    05/11/2007 12:08:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 3,168+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | May 10, 2007 | Michael Rosenberg
    Can we talk about naked women? Is that OK? We'll try to keep it mature and intelligent ... but not so mature and intelligent that you forget we are talking about naked women. Three-time U.S. Olympian Amanda Beard will pose nude for Playboy. Or, more likely, she has already posed nude for Playboy. In any event, the pictures will hit newsstands soon. Quite a few people will condemn Beard for setting a bad example. Many will scurry to see pictures of her. And some folks will do both.
  • [John]Edwards Discusses Time at Hedge Fund ("Took Job To Learn About Poverty")

    05/08/2007 5:39:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    Breitbart ^ | May 8, 2007 | Nedra Pickler
    Democrat John Edwards said Tuesday that he worked for a hedge fund between presidential campaigns to learn about financial markets and their relationship to poverty—and to make money too. In an interview with The Associated Press, the former North Carolina senator said his yearlong, part-time position with Fortress Investment Group helped his understanding of the connection but he has more to learn. Edwards has made eradicating poverty a focus of his second White House bid. Edwards, a multimillionaire after years as a trial lawyer, would not disclose how much he got paid for a year of consulting beginning in October...
  • Final Thoughts About My Tenure and The Times’s Future

    05/05/2007 6:19:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 1,105+ views
    new york times ^ | May 6, 2007 | BYRON CALAME
    AS I conclude my tour of duty as the second public editor of The New York Times, here are some final thoughts and concerns about the paper and its journalism that flow from what I’ve observed over the past two years from my perch outside the newsroom.
  • Edwards Touts Prominent Gay Supporters

    04/10/2007 3:47:25 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies · 1,064+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/10/7 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Democrat John Edwards is touting prominent gay supporters who have signed on to his presidential campaign, including a former adviser to President Clinton. Businessman David Mixner is one of 25 people listed on a news release that the Edwards campaign distributed Tuesday, along with a statement from the candidate saying he is honored to have the backing of so many respected gay leaders. "They work hard every day to make our country a better place and I am proud to join with them to fight for equal rights for all Americans," Edwards said. Edwards is making a push for gay...
  • Elizabeth Edwards: scared of "rabid, rabid Republican" neighbor

    04/08/2007 3:25:28 PM PDT · by HoldFast · 165 replies · 7,853+ views
    MyrtleBeachOnline ^ | 04/08/07 | MIKE BAKER
    MIKE BAKER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. - Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the "rabid, rabid Republican" who owns property across the street from her Orange County home - and she doesn't want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor. Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way off his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person. "I wouldn't be nice to him anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don't want my kids anywhere...
  • Cuban exile in Miami believes Che Guevara’s remains still buried

    03/24/2007 11:10:27 AM PDT · by melt · 9 replies · 985+ views
    MIAMI — A former CIA operative and Cuban exile is the latest to call the 1997 reburial of Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara a fraud, because he said the body of one of Fidel Castro’s closest friends is still in Bolivia. Gustavo Villoldo, 71, said he has strands of faded hair that he snipped before burying Guevara’s body under a Bolivian airstrip in 1967. He believes the remains are likely still there, not in the official grave site in a Cuban mausoleum. DNA tests could confirm his theory, he said. But Villoldo would also need Guevara’s relatives to come forward to...
  • Edwards Campaign in Uncharted Territory

    03/23/2007 1:17:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,079+ views
    iWon News ^ | March 23, 2007 | NANCY BENAC
    John and Elizabeth Edwards stood side-by-side in the North Carolina sunshine to announce that her cancer was back and that his run for the presidency would go forward at full speed. It was a sympathetic tableau that drew an immediate outpouring of well wishes from people of all political persuasions. "You can cower in the corner and hide or you can be tough and go out there and stand up for what you believe in," Edwards said. His wife said her illness was a hurdle they would surmount together. That sort of can-do optimism in a grim and unavoidable situation...
  • (Vanity) Newspeak and the Pipsqueak, or Light in the Briefs

    03/08/2007 9:26:17 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies · 908+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 3-8-2007 | grey_whiskers
    By now, everyone has had their say on the most recent Ann Coulter brouhaha. I say most recent because she has had a history of saying things which offend many on the left, scare away moderates, and allow easy stereotyping of those on the right. Earlier examples of such quotes include her remarks on the proper reaction to 9-11: “We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.” Or her opinion of a certain set of 9-11 widows (conveniently chosen by the left to attack President Bush): "I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so...
  • Live Thread: Ann Coulter on Hannity and Colmes

    03/05/2007 5:19:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 649 replies · 14,326+ views
    FoxNews
    Starting soon.
  • Chuck Norris Isn't Afraid of the Dark; The Dark is Afraid of Chuck Norris.

    01/29/2007 8:29:56 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 22 replies · 887+ views
    Pine Magazine ^ | January 24, 2007 | Pine Magazine
    We love Chuck Norris just the same as you. That's why we thought you might want to know the following facts about your favorite he-man we found on various fan Web sites. + Chuck Norris' tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried. + Chuck Norris can speak braille. + Chuck Norris uses ribbed condoms inside out, so he gets the pleasure. + Macgyver can build an airplane out of gum and paper clips, but Chuck Norris can kill him and take it. + Chuck Norris isn't afraid of the dark. The dark is afraid of Chuck Norris. +...
  • Celebrating Our Survival: Why May 16 is Special for Scouting

    05/16/2006 8:51:22 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 164+ views
    Scouter.com ^ | May 3, 1999 | MaryAnn Gardner
    Celebrating Our Survival: Why May 16 is Special for Scouting http://www.scouter.com/features/0026.asp May 3, 1999 By MaryAnn Gardner The founding of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 was the establishment of the National organization. It opened the door to fun and learning in the outdoors to thousands of American boys. It's founding, however, did not guarantee that the organization would survive. Certainly, Baden-Powell had supplied the basics for Scouting in America along with Ernest Thompson Seton, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Society of the Sons of Daniel Boone. Seton and Beard brought emphasis...
  • Mystery woman tried to stop him, report says

    05/06/2006 7:25:10 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 151 replies · 3,430+ views
    U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy was with a woman at his Capitol Hill home Wednesday night before he smashed his Mustang convertible into a barricade near a House office building, according to a published report. “She tried to dissuade me” from leaving the house, he told The Providence Journal. “And she wishes she had done a better job dissuading me.” The unmarried lawmaker declined to give the woman’s name and says he only knows she tried to stop him because she has since told him so. Kennedy, 38, spoke to the paper before heading to Minnesota for addiction treatment at...
  • Caption the Beard Championship winner

    04/30/2006 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Rastus · 25 replies · 655+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Apr. 29, 2006 | AP
  • Teri Hatcher Is Dating 'American Idol's Ryan Seacrest!!!

    03/30/2006 8:13:14 AM PST · by pissant · 139 replies · 2,030+ views
    Entertainmentwise ^ | 3/30/06 | Lowri Williams
    The rumours about ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress Teri Hatcher dating ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest are true!!!! The couple were pictured looking very cosy and kissing after sharing a lunch in Malibu last weekend. According to People magazine, the happy couple ordered a lunch of lobster, oysters and crab cakes before walking down to beach for a bit of a kiss and cuddle…awww. A source told rival magazine, Us Weekly: "It's not super-serious. They're not on the road to marriage or anything." "They're taking it slow." Hopefully this means Teri is getting laid and will stop banging on about ‘how hard...
  • Al Gore: Iran Is Threat to the World

    02/12/2006 11:12:12 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 36 replies · 511+ views
    Jeddah. Former US Vice President Al Gore stated Iran’s regime presents threat to the whole world, AFP reports. “Iran is governed by corrupted politicians and religious leaders and presents a threat to the whole world’s future”, said Al Gore during Economic Forum in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. According to him corrupted Iranian government together with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israeli views are “a signal for the threat Tehran may pose”.
  • Star Jones thinks its just a pissing contest be OBL and Bush.

    01/20/2006 10:15:03 AM PST · by outofhere2 · 104 replies · 2,050+ views
    Laura Ingrahm
    Is that why all those people died on 9-11?
  • Phyllis Gates, Who Wed Rock Hudson, Dies at 80

    01/11/2006 5:16:07 PM PST · by lunarbicep · 8 replies · 610+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 11, 2006 | Dennis McLellan
    Phyllis Gates, the onetime talent agency secretary who married Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson in the 1950s and later insisted she married him out of love and not to cover up his homosexuality, has died. She was 80. Gates, who had a career as an interior designer after her brief marriage to Hudson, died of complications of lung cancer Jan. 4 at her home in Marina del Rey, said Mark Waldman, her attorney. "She was a lovely, very dignified woman," Waldman said today. Born in Dawson, Minn. in 1925 and reared on a 600-acre farm, Gates had worked as a salesclerk,...
  • Irvin's friend: 'It's my pipe'

    12/03/2005 5:35:01 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 1,224+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/03/05 | BARRY HORN
    He says former Cowboy tried to help him overcome addiction PLANO – "It's my pipe," says the man sitting across the table. "All you have to do is check it for fingerprints. Mine have to be all over it." It's a favorite pipe, he adds, a sheepish smile crossing his face. "My little bowl pipe. We go back awhile." Sitting alongside the man late Thursday night in a back booth of a restaurant is his friend Michael Irvin. Mr. Irvin has arranged the exclusive interview with a Dallas Morning News reporter. There is only one ground rule for the meeting....
  • World Beard and Moustache Championships

    10/04/2005 7:03:50 AM PDT · by ServusDei · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Unlike the Olympics, with its highly-competitive qualifying tournaments, strict drug regulations, and gender testing, this competition is open to everyone willing to support his country. Well, at least everyone with a beard or moustache. In fact, it is almost unpatriotic not to grow a beard or moustache and enter the competition. Luckily, we are making the trip to Germany easy for those wanting to join the fun this year. As an added bonus, WBMC fans heading to Berlin will be able to stop over in Munich during the world-famous Oktoberfest.
  • Kenny Chesney Talks About Split With Renee Zellweger

    09/21/2005 9:25:43 AM PDT · by Millee · 21 replies · 1,518+ views
    Less than a week after Renee Zellweger filed for an annulment from Kenny Chesney after a four-month marriage, he said he's doing well but that "there have been better times." Chesney wants his fans to know he'll "be OK." Chesney spoke with Country Weekly magazine Monday at his home outside Nashville. He said he hit everything hard this year -- a big tour, a record to finish, and, of course, "something new" in his personal life. He said it's been a huge year that "really ended up being too much." Chesney is the reigning Country Music Association entertainer of the...
  • Zellweger Asks for Privacy During Breakup

    09/17/2005 5:09:42 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 19 replies · 565+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 9/17/2005 | Yahoo News/AP
    Renee Zellweger, who has filed for an annulment from Kenny Chesney after just four months of marriage, says the couple "hope to experience this transition as privately as possible." In court papers filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Oscar-winning actress listed "fraud" as the reason for the breakup with the country music star. The term was "simply legal language and not a refection of Kenny's character," Zellweger said in a statement Friday. "I would personally be very grateful for your support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or untrue conclusions," she said. "We hope to experience...
  • Anderson Cooper: Daddy? (to Cameryn Manheim's Son)

    09/13/2005 9:21:26 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 14 replies · 481+ views
    Perez Hilton ^ | 9/12/05
    File this under completely unsubstantiated, be we just heard the most delicious rumor that would be criminal not to repeat. Could (CNN Anchor) Anderson Cooper be a father? Possibly so!Someone we met yesterday swore up and down that Coop has just pulled a David Crosby.'Anderson is the sperm donor for Camryn Manheim's son,' said our new acquaintence. 'They signed an agreement that he would have nothing to do with the baby's life, but he is the father.
  • A Man on a Mission of Death

    07/15/2005 2:31:15 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 8 replies · 598+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 15/07/2005 | John Steele
    The teenage terrorist who blew up a double-deck bus in Tavistock Square, London, killing 13 people including himself, was caught on closed-circuit television two and a half hours earlier. Hasib Hussain, bearded and wearing jeans and a jacket, was pictured at Luton railway station as he and three other bombers headed for the 7.20am train to London last Thursday. In his rucksack was the 10lb bomb that exploded at 9.47am on the No 30 bus shortly after three other bombs went off in Underground trains. Hussain, 18, a nondescript character, troublesome at home in Leeds and an under-achiever at school,...
  • Epilogue for 'Stella' author: a messy divorce

    06/26/2005 8:09:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 2,193+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/26/5 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    In a tale rich in lost love, closeted secrets and acrimonious divorce, it turns out that famed local writer Terry McMillan -- whose celebrated romance and subsequent marriage to a man 23 years her junior became the subject of her fictionized best-seller "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" -- actually got her groove back with a man who now says he's gay. The story is spilling out in made-for-Hollywood detail in Contra Costa County Superior Court, where McMillan has filed for divorce from her Jamaican- born husband of six years, Jonathan Plummer. McMillan, 53, said in court documents that the...
  • Ex-Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Weds - (marries girl friend of 15 years in Oakland,CA.)

    06/18/2005 7:20:06 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 86 replies · 1,867+ views
    NEWSDAY.COM ^ | JUNE 18, 2005 | MICHELLE LOCKE, A/P Writer
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mayor Jerry Brown, who was twice elected California governor and ran for president three times, ended one of the longest bachelor streaks in American politics Saturday, marrying longtime girlfriend Anne Gust. It was the first marriage for Gust, 47, a former Gap executive, as well as for Brown, 67, who plans to run for state attorney general next year. "How fortunate you are to have found each other," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who officiated at the ceremony. "What a treasure it is to have a companion for life." The couple, who have known each other for 15...
  • Women don't mind a man losing hair

    06/13/2005 8:14:37 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 392 replies · 7,912+ views
    Webindia123 ^ | 6/13/05 | Webindia123
    Almost half U.S. women do not mind if a man is losing his hair, but 99 percent are against comb-overs, a new survey has found. Forty-eight percent of the women in the online poll for Cargo magazine say men shouldn't even worry about hair loss, while 32 recommend going with the flow and cutting all hair off. But only 1 percent suggest hiding a balding head under a cap or a comb-over. Fifty-eight percent of the women say men look sexiest in jeans and a t-shirt, but they hate men in anything too trendy: 92 percent hated leather pants, 91...
  • Beard ban back as safety concern

    06/06/2005 11:35:10 AM PDT · by JZelle · 30 replies · 831+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-6-05 | Matthew Cella
    The D.C. Fire and EMS Department is making another attempt to enforce a grooming policy on facial hair that a federal judge in 2001 ruled was a violation of firefighters' First Amendment rights. The enforcement will begin with a test scheduled for tomorrow, during which fire officials will test firefighters to make sure the face masks on their breathing gear have a proper fit. According to a special order issued May 25 by Chief Adrian H. Thompson, all firefighters must be beardless at the time of the test because facial hair can interfere with the mask's ability to seal to...
  • U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) Weds Julia Hart

    04/17/2005 11:05:12 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 38 replies · 3,249+ views
    turnto10.com ^ | April 17, 2005 | turnto10.com - News Channel 10, NBC
    U.S. Sen. Jack Reed Weds Julia Hart Ceremony Held At West Point POSTED: 9:22 am EDT April 17, 2005UPDATED: 9:30 am EDT April 17, 2005 WEST POINT, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., married Julia Hart on Saturday in a ceremony at the United States Military Academy, which Reed, a former Army Ranger, attended. Reed, 55, and Hart, 39, were wed in a ceremony at the academy's Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity. Rev. Raymond Malm, pastor of St. Michael's Church in Providence, officiated. The couple's attendants included eight of their nieces, as well as other family and...
  • Feline Reactions to Bearded Men

    02/10/2005 11:24:26 AM PST · by vannrox · 54 replies · 1,316+ views
    HotAIR ^ | FR POST 2-9-2005 | by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University
    HOME > AIRCHIVES > CLASSICAL > Feline Reactions to Bearded Men Feline Reactions to Bearded Men by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Sarah J. Lichtblau, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Nadya Karpook, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Carolyn Chou, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anthony Arena-DeRosa, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts A feline subject reacts to a photograph of a man with a full dark semicircular beard.Abstract Cats were exposed to photographs of bearded men. The beards were of various sizes, shapes, and styles. The cats' responses were recorded and analyzed.Findings of Prior Investigators Boone (1958) found inconclusive results in...
  • Cuba's bio-research activity under scrutiny: Did Castro plant West Nile virus in Florida Keys?

    05/15/2002 1:10:18 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 1,465+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2002 | By H.P. Albarelli Jr.
    Notwithstanding former President Jimmy Carter's recent statement to the contrary, Undersecretary of State John Bolton's remarks about Cuba's biological weapons capabilities underscore lingering concerns with the rogue island only 90 miles from the United States. Bolton, on May 6, told an audience at the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation that the U.S. is suspicious about Cuban biomedical laboratories and their ability to transfer biological weapons technology to Iraq, Syria and Libya, all countries that Cuban President Fidel Castro visited last year. Bolton also made remarks, which may be interpreted as a clear signal of hardening State Department policy toward Cuba, faulting...
  • The woman behind Arafat

    11/10/2004 7:42:17 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 18 replies · 908+ views
    upi via email no url | 11/10/04
    JERUSALEM, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The bizarre story of Suha Arafat, wife of comatose Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, is one more example of how a movement which has combined bloody terrorism with brilliant public relations for so many years proves itself impossible to deal with.Suddenly, Suha literally holds in her hands the future of the Arab-Israeli conflict and hence of the Middle East and international politics more generally. For only she can pull the plug in the Paris hospital, which would end her husband's life and let the Palestinians choose a new leadership. But she's not pulling yet.She was born...
  • Ron Reagan, Jr.: Bush-Hater?

    06/15/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 132 replies · 2,240+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 15 June 2004 | Staff Report
    Republicans were dismayed to hear Ron Reagan, Jr., deliver what sounded like a rebuke to President Bush during a final tribute before his father was buried on Friday. Referring to his dad as "a deeply, unabashedly religious man," the Reagan son added, "But he never made the mistake the fatal mistake of so many politicians - wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. . . " "He accepted [his faith] as a responsibility, not a mandate," noted the presidential son. "And there is a profound difference." Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said there was no doubt the comments...
  • Did Ronnie Jr. just slam Bush?

    06/11/2004 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Dudoight · 297 replies · 563+ views
    6/11/04 | me
    Ronnie Reagan, Jr.: Stated his dad never wore his heligion on his sleeve, and never felt he had a mandate from God.......unlike some other politicians. This was in his tribute to his dad at the funeral.
  • Men of Zilwaukee -- start your beards (Michigan town requires men to wear beards)

    12/31/2003 1:13:01 AM PST · by Tim Osman · 15 replies · 849+ views
    Saginaw News ^ | 12/30/03 | Olivia Muoz
    Men 21 and older in Zilwaukee city and township can buy alcohol and tobacco, own a gun, view R-rated movies and vote in local and national elections. But if the Zilwaukee City Council approves a special proclamation Monday, they can't shave the hair on their chinny-chin-chins. In honor of the community's upcoming sesquicentennial -- that's 150 years -- the City Council will vote to require all city and township men older than 21 to grow a beard beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6. The rule would require those opting for the clean-shaven look to pay $10 for a permit. "I don't expect...
  • Who Wants To Be a 1st Lady? (Vote For Dean's Cousin To MARRY Dennis Kucinich!)

    12/09/2003 8:28:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 20 replies · 616+ views
    PHOTO PRIMARY -- TOP THREE VOTEGETTERS WIN! Who's your choice to be Dennis Kucinich's First Lady?
  • Shaving linked to stroke and heart risk (Increased risk for those who do NOT shave daily)

    02/09/2003 10:44:30 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 66 replies · 1,372+ views
    Health News, UK ^ | Feb. 7, 2003 | Health Newswire reporters
    The frequency of shaving among men is an indicator of mortality risk, new UK research suggests. Neglecting to shave associated with disease Researchers found that men who do not shave on a daily basis are more likely to suffer from heart disease and have a 70 per cent higher risk of stroke. In addition, there is a greater chance that men who shave less regularly will smoke, be single and experience a lower frequency of orgasm than daily shavers. In a joint study between the University of Bristol and Belfast’s Queens University, experts tracked a group of more than 2,400...
  • Zot

    12/12/2002 6:19:24 AM PST · by I luv bush really · 50 replies · 528+ views
  • Who actually received the most votes in Florida's 2000 presidential election?

    09/04/2002 5:43:28 AM PDT · by do not delete · 99 replies · 2,336+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Lance deHaven-Smith
    Al Gore. State election officials ultimately declared George W. Bush the winner by a margin of 537 votes, but during and after the election dispute, questions remained about the uncounted ballots of 175,010 voters, ballots that had been rejected by error-prone tabulating machines employed in many Florida counties. Confusion and conflict, much of it generated by partisan intrigue, prevented these ballots from being counted during the election controversy. However, in 2001 every uncounted ballot was carefully examined in a scientific study by the University of Chicago, which concluded that when all the votes were counted, more votes had been cast...
  • The Islamic (Many) Commandments

    06/14/2002 6:37:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies · 2,442+ views
    Al Islam ^ | FR Post 6-14-02 | Various
    Background: This information is provided as a service toward understanding and information. Americans generally (those of derived Christian background) are used to the rules of action and behavoir set down in the Old Testiment. This group of rules is commonly referred to as the "Ten Commandments". Compared to the Religion of Islam, Christians "have it easy" with only ten clear and simple rules to follow. This is not so in Islam where their list of "Commandments" reads like it was written by an aggressive Divorce Attorney. It is, in my humble attempt at understanding, quite severe and hard on...
  • Gore Shaves the Beard! (Back to the Campaign Trail?)

    03/18/2002 6:42:28 AM PST · by codebreaker · 32 replies · 279+ views
    The National Journal and CNN ^ | March 18, 2002 | A.M. Scoop Political Tip Sheet
    Sources 'close to' former Vice President Al Gore 'confirmed that' Gore has 'shaved the beard.'(CNN.com)