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  • Miss me?

    12/03/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by TSgt · 13 replies
    TSgt's Life ^ | 12/3/2013 | TSgt
    I've been gone a while, interesting summer, in a Chinese curse kind of way, hoping for a better 2014.
  • Pistol Caliber War - It's Over! (Hilarious!)

    06/07/2013 5:46:28 PM PDT · by TSgt · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 7, 2013 | Ingoque
    The pistol caliber debate can finally end. Pistol Caliber War - It's Over!
  • UT judicial affairs director investigated for improper relationship with athletes (Shortened Title)

    KNOXVILLE — Jenny Wright, the University of Tennessee student judicial affairs director fired Monday amid a probe into whether she had inappropriate relationships with student-athletes, was recently offered an adjunct professorship there, records show. Wright, 32, had received glowing performance reviews and commendations during her five-year tenure in the judicial affairs office, according to her personnel file. The adjunct position, offered to her in March, would have earned Wright an additional $4,500 per course in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. She made $70,000 annually in her role as judicial affairs director, according to the university. Wright was...
  • Jets Waive Tim Tebow

    04/29/2013 6:25:00 AM PDT · by TSgt · 57 replies
    AP via WKRC ^ | 29 April 13 | AP via WKRC
    Tim Tebow has been waived by the Jets, the end of an unsuccessful one-season experiment in New York. Coach Rex Ryan said in a statement put out by the team in announcing the move Monday morning: "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped."
  • To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me (Excellent Piece on Warped College Admissions!)

    04/03/2013 8:09:12 AM PDT · by TSgt · 124 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2013, 6:31 p.m. ET | SUZY LEE WEISS
    Like me, millions of high-school seniors with sour grapes are asking themselves this week how they failed to get into the colleges of their dreams. It's simple: For years, they—we—were lied to. Colleges tell you, "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself! If you work at a local pizza shop and are the slowest person on the cross-country team, consider taking your business elsewhere. What could I have done differently over the past years? For...
  • Pope Francis excommunicates Cardinals involved in sex-abuse cover-up (Law, Mahony, O’Brien)

    04/01/2013 6:34:29 AM PDT · by TSgt · 8 replies
    Vatican ^ | 4/1/2013 | Vatican
    Yeah, April Fools.
  • Yoko Ono Tweets Pic Of John Lennon’s Bloody Glasses

    03/21/2013 10:37:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | March 21, 2013 | Inquisitr
    Yoko Ono tweeted a photo of John Lennon’s bloody glasses this week. Why? Well, she was celebrating her 44th wedding anniversary to the late Beatles singer. Ono sat down to reflect about Lennon’s life and death this week and she came to the conclusion that there have been far too many gun deaths in the world in the 33 years since Lennon was assassinated. Ono wrote on Twitter: “Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980.” The singer / artist sent out several more messages about...
  • Sacred mystery: Blockbuster ratings for ‘The Bible’ confound Hollywood

    03/15/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT · by TSgt · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | By Daniel Wattenberg
    Sure, it’s easy to criticize Hollywood, but try to remember that the entertainment industry today is an intellectually demanding environment, fraught with cognitively challenging, even intractable, questions, like, to take one recent example: How can the cable mini-series “The Bible” be such a ratings hit when there is no audience for overtly religious entertainment programming? According to the latest Nielsens, released Tuesday, Sunday night’s telecast of “The Bible,” produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for basic cable’s History channel, managed to attract more viewers than anything on broadcast network NBC … during the entire week. The second...
  • Police: Drunk Pilot Crashes Plane Near I-75 Outside Dayton

    03/12/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT · by TSgt · 23 replies
    WKRC ^ | 3/12/2013 | WKRC
    Authorities are investigating an airplane crash Monday night in Miami Township in Montgomery County near Dayton, Ohio. It happend near I-675 South and I-75 North. Miamisburg resident Steve Pleasant told WHIO-TV he saw a small airplane flying low and it appeared to crash on the other side of a tree line. He said the crash “lit up the whole sky.” Area residents also reported to WHIO-TV of hearing at least two explosions. Officers searched the field with flashlights by the Miamisburg water tower near I-75. Police tell WKEF-TV that the pilot admitted to drinking. The FAA is investigating. Right now,...
  • Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week (Unfortunate weather graphic)

    02/06/2013 1:23:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 175 replies
    Accuweather ^ | February 06, 2013; 3:15 PM | Alex Sosnowski
    Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow. The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend. Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation. Strong winds will not...
  • LA Cardinal Mahony 'stripped of duties' over sex abuse

    02/01/2013 6:35:24 AM PST · by TSgt · 121 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 February 2013 Last updated at 05:40 ET | BBC
    A retired Los Angeles cardinal accused of mismanaging a child sex abuse crisis has been stripped of all administrative and public duties by his successor. Retired Cardinal Roger Mahony, 76, has apologised for his "failure", Archbishop Jose Gomez said on Thursday. The Los Angeles archdiocese, the largest in the US, has released thousands of pages of files on priests accused of child molestation. Cardinal Mahony retired in 2011, having run the archdiocese for 25 years. In 2007 Los Angeles paid $660m (£415m) to alleged victims of abuse, the largest sex abuse payout on record. Cardinal Mahony has publicly apologised for...
  • Inside the Ring: New al Qaeda threat (Lone wolf attacks in the heartland)

    01/30/2013 6:56:03 PM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    A jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct “shocking” attacks on the United States and the West. The posting appeared on the Ansar al Mujahidin network Sunday and carried the headline, “Map of al Qaeda and its future strikes.” The message, in Arabic, asks: “Where will the next strike by al Qaeda be?” A translation was obtained by Inside the Ring. “The answer for it, in short: The coming strikes by al Qaeda, with God’s Might, will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other...
  • Mom Swings Samurai Sword at Daughter During Fight (Must see perp booking photo)

    01/18/2013 3:24:54 PM PST · by TSgt · 66 replies
    WKRC ^ | 1/18/2013 | WKRC
    DAYTON -- A mother was arrested after an argument with her daughter led to threatening her with a samurai sword. Dayton police said they were originally called about a mother and daughter argument about midnight Thursday. Marie Tingle, 39, told police during that visit that her daughter was talking back to her, running around with boys and being disrespectful and she asked the officers to take the 16-year-old girl to the Juvenile Detention Center. Officers said they couldn't arrest someone for being disrespectful but they did offer Tingle some ideas on discipline and suggested counseling. About 30 minutes later, the...
  • Penn State Student Affairs: The 'Worrisome' Veteran (Video smears veterans as crazy violent types)

    01/11/2013 4:37:05 AM PST · by TSgt · 17 replies
    Penn State Student Affairs ^ | Mar 1, 2009 | Penn State Student Affairs
    LINK: Penn State Student Affairs: The 'Worrisome' Veteran Penn State University's Office of Student Affairs, in partnership with President Graham Spanier, produced this vignette on "worrisome student behaviors" featuring a stereotypical "aggressive" veteran who threatens his professors. Faculty and administrators again prove they care more about poisonous "progressivism" than intellectual pluralism. This video was originally online @ Penn State removed the video from the website on Fri., Feb. 27, but left the others online -- all but declaring their awareness of its inappropriateness.
  • Picture of the terrible moment Obama was told about Sandy Hook shootings... {Title Truncated}

    01/04/2013 12:59:59 PM PST · by TSgt · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 January 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This photograph, released by the White House on Thursday, reveals the terrible moment when President Barack Obama was told the shocking news about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The President, who has described the day of the shootings as the ‘worst day of my presidency,’ is seen bowing his head and closing his eyes as John Brennan, his deputy national security adviser, informs him about the tragic events unfolding in Newtown, Connecticut. In the wake of the tragedy, the president has tasked his deputy Joe Biden with leading a task force to look at proposals to tighten current...
  • Father, Former Marine Stands Guard At Elementary School

    12/19/2012 4:58:37 AM PST · by TSgt · 48 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Dec 18, 2012 6:19 PM EST | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one local father and former Marine is standing guard at his children's school and parents said he's a welcome addition to the school. Jordan Pritchard, a former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, pulled down his old Marine Corps uniform from the attic Sunday night and decided to make a difference in his community. When he was in the military his job was to keep our country safe and for the next week he planned bring that safety home by standing guard outside the front door of...
  • Sheriff: Put guns in schools (Ohio)

    12/17/2012 11:50:24 AM PST · by TSgt · 28 replies
    Journal News ^ | Updated: 2:22 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Posted: 2:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 | Michael D. Pitman
    As sheriff patrols will increase around Butler County schools in the wake of the Connecticut mass shootings, Sheriff Richard K. Jones is proposing placing weapons in schools — an idea he first pushed for after the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. In light of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Jones said today that he would like to see legislation introduced that would mandate placing armed personnel in all public and private Ohio schools, from elementary schools through colleges. Jones said he believes putting guns in schools — either assigned law enforcement officers or select...
  • Gun dealer and manufacturer settle in [D.C.] sniper lawsuit (Flashback)

    12/17/2012 7:30:11 AM PST · by TSgt · 6 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, September 09, 2004 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M. | Maureen O'Hagan
    The families of eight D.C. sniper victims reached two settlements totaling $2.5 million yesterday with the dealer and manufacturer of the rifle used in the shooting spree that left Washington, D.C.-area residents afraid to leave their homes in the fall of 2002. Lawyers for the families call the settlements "landmark." The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which has filed a number of gun suits, said this is the first time a gun manufacturer has agreed to pay a settlement to victims. Bushmaster Firearms Inc. of Maine will pay $550,000, all of which is covered by its insurance policy. And...
  • Forgive Me When I Whine (Inspirational)

    11/21/2012 5:52:37 PM PST · by TSgt · 6 replies
    TSgt ^ | 11/21/2012 | Unknown
    Today upon a bus I saw A lovely maid with golden hair I envied her - she seemed so gay- And oh, I wished I were so fair, When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; She had one foot and wore a crutch, But as she passed, a smile, Oh God, forgive me when I whine, I have two feet - the world is mine. And when I stopped to buy some sweets, The lad who served me had such charm He seemed to radiate good cheer, His manner was so kind and warm....
  • 97-Year-Old Says She May Die With A Gun In Her Hand

    11/13/2012 10:29:08 AM PST · by TSgt · 16 replies
    WKRC ^ | 11/13/2012 | WKRC
    There are certain things you expect to see in a 97-year-old woman's home and certain things you don't. Katie Watson from Richfield, North Carolina is full of things you wouldn't figure. She shot her first rabbit when she was 10 years old. To this day, she hunts quail and turkey but she's probably most proud of the fact that she's tagged 44 deer since she turned 80. "How many men still hunt when they're 97?" she asks. If you wondered how she gets around in the woods, she takes an A.T.V. Watson doesn't plan on slowing down any time soon....
  • Win one for the Gipper

    11/03/2012 6:53:08 AM PDT · by TSgt · 4 replies
    TSgt's heart | 11/03/2012 | TSgt
    "This Tuesday is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do. This is much more than our moment. It is America's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism. As president, I won't just represent one party, I'll represent one nation. I'll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do." - Mitt Romney Born Free- Kid Rock
  • Huge Pile of Horse Manure Dumped At Democratic Headquarters (Warren County Ohio)

    10/10/2012 4:52:43 AM PDT · by TSgt · 140 replies
    WKRC ^ | 10/9/12 | WKRC
    Volunteers at the Warren County Democratic headquarters say they are shocked and disappointed by a political prank played on them early Tuesday morning. Someone dumped a pile of horse manure in the parking lot of the headquarters building on U.S. 42, just north of Lebanon. Warren County Democratic chair Beth Goldenfield tells Local 12 that the pile was dumped in the parking lot, blocking the entrance to the building, sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. A report was filed by the party with the Warren County sheriff's department. Goldenfield says no one has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Freak POTUS holds news conference in front of bodies killed in Libya (Never let a good crisis...)

    09/14/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT · by TSgt · 342 replies ^ | 9/14/2012 | TSgt
    Seriously? Why doesn't he just stand on the caskets?
  • Democrats set to move Obama's big speech from 74,000-seater stadium to 20,000-seater indoor arena

    09/04/2012 9:35:36 AM PDT · by TSgt · 10 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10:15 EST, 4 September 2012 | By Toby Harnden
    Democrats are poised to avoid the danger of President Barack Obama accepting his party’s nomination before a partially-empty stadium by shifting his speech to an indoor arena and citing ‘severe weather’. The Obama campaign have been working desperately to ensure that the 74,000-seater Bank of America stadium in Charlotte would be filled. Images of rows of empty seats at the stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, as Obama speaks on Thursday night would be politically disastrous – an enduring image of the contrast between his campaign of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in 2008 and his dour, negative struggle for re-election in...
  • 50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate, dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park

    08/30/2012 8:58:15 AM PDT · by TSgt · 133 replies ^ | 8/30/2012 | Breaking News
    50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate area near Tangipahoa River; dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park. #nbc33isaac
  • Newsweek One Term Wonders (Hilarious Audio Compilation of Obama/Biden songs)

    08/24/2012 6:41:03 AM PDT · by TSgt · 9 replies
    You've got to listen to this! It's Limbaugh/Shanklin quality!
  • Chick-fil-A kiss-in's today in the Triad? Not that we've found (GAY ACTIVISM FAIL)

    08/03/2012 11:36:32 AM PDT · by TSgt · 63 replies
    News & Record ^ | 8/3/2012 at 2:07 pm | Jeff Gauger
    Two News & Record reporters returned to the office in the past hour after checking Chick-fil-A restaurants for on-site kissing by supporters of same-sex marriage. The reporters visited four Chick-fil-A's. They saw no kissing. We'll stop by local Chick-fil-A's again later today. Let us know if you see Chick-fil-A kissers. Kiss-ins, set for today, were to be same-sex marriage supporters' answer to Wednesday's -- what? -- eat-in. That's when supporters of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's stance against same-sex marriage packed its restaurants in the Triad and elsewhere. Of course, 'tis easier and probably more fun to register support by eating...
  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing

    06/29/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT · by TSgt · 137 replies
    People ^ | Friday June 29, 2012 01:00 PM EDT | By J.D. Heyman
    After five years of marriage, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes's attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
  • Good Morning Comrades!

    06/29/2012 4:08:46 AM PDT · by TSgt · 10 replies
    Ministory of Information ^ | 6/29/2012 | Comrade TSgt
    Good Morning Comrades! Our Dear Leader Obama wants you to work hard today for the collective cause. From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs. Today is a new day in the USSA!
  • George Zimmerman Passed Police Lie Detector Test Day After Trayvon Martin Killing

    06/26/2012 11:32:48 AM PDT · by TSgt · 116 replies
    TSG ^ | 6/26/2012 | TSG
    A day after killing Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman passed a police lie detector test when asked if he confronted the teenager and whether he feared for his life “when you shot the guy,” according to documents released today by Florida prosecutors. According to a “confidential report” prepared by the Sanford Police Department, Zimmerman willingly submitted to a computer voice stress analyzer (CVSA) “truth verification” on February 27. Investigators concluded that he “has told substantially the complete truth in regards to this examination.” Zimmerman, the report noted, “was classified as No Deception Indicated (NDI).” Along with questions about whether his first...
  • 400 Pound Woman Arrested For Wearing Birthday Suit On Bus Bench

    06/22/2012 4:37:03 AM PDT · by TSgt · 24 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | June 21, 2012 5:40 PM | CBS Miami
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 400-pound woman decided to strip down to her birthday suit while she sat on a bus bench in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday afternoon. Patricia McCollum was arrested and charged with exposure of sexual organs in public and was initially held on a $100 bond, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The 52-year-old, who is currently homeless, was sitting buck naked on a bus bench at 3900 N. Ocean Blvd. She claims she was only trying to put on a different outfit. “That’s why I was changing my clothes on the bus bench. I don’t have anywhere...
  • Popular senior denied diploma because of too much cheering (Video of barely literate senior)

    06/05/2012 5:38:45 AM PDT · by TSgt · 90 replies
    WCPO ^ | 6/4/2012 | Scott Wegener
    CINCINNATI - Winning football teams are use to a lot of cheering. But for the second leading tackler of the Mt. Healthy Fighting Owls, cheering has earned Anthony Cornist a penalty he doesn't think he deserves. "It's crazy how somebody can do that to you," he said from his family's living room Monday. When Anthony walked across the stage at his high school graduation, his family made some noise. "It was my dream to graduate," he said. "I'm very proud of my son," Traci Cornist said. Apparently, so were a lot of others. "Teachers, other students and other family members...
  • Not your grandfather’s B-52

    05/16/2012 4:26:22 AM PDT · by TSgt · 36 replies
    DOD BUZZ ^ | Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 10:59 am | Philip Ewing
    The Air Force wants its B-52s to keep flying until 2040, but the airplanes of that era won’t look like the ones we all remember from “Dr. Strangelove” — or even the bombers flying today. According to an official story from the weekend, Lt. Gen. Jim Kowalski, the head of Global Strike Command, says the B-52 is set to receive a round of upgrades that will help both the airmen inside each one and also the top-level commanders moving them around on their maps. Even if that commander’s suit is a darker shade of blue: These upgrades are integral to...
  • Former local FBI agent arrested on child pornography charges

    05/14/2012 12:44:14 PM PDT · by TSgt · 19 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 2:52 p.m. EDT, May 14, 2012 | By Fox59
    A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Carmel, Ind. resident was arrested on child pornography charges. Donald J. Sachtleben, 54, was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett announced the criminal charges Monday, stating law enforcement began investigating an individual allegedly trading child pornography online in September 2010. That individual, who resided in Illinois, was arrested in January 2012. After searching the Illinois suspect’s computer, authorities discovered he was trading material with several other people. Hogsett said law enforcement were able to trace the alleged online activity to Sachtleben’s home in Carmel. Police obtained a...
  • Octomom, mom of 14, today files Chapter 7

    04/30/2012 5:14:16 PM PDT · by TSgt · 33 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 30, 2012 Updated: 4:08 p.m. | LOU PONSI and DOUG IRVING
    SANTA ANA – Nadya Suleman – known as Octomom – filed bankruptcy papers on Monday here in federal court. Suleman's debt could be as much as $1 million – 20 times more than her net worth, according to court documents. The mother of 14 has up to $50,000 in assets. "I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," Suleman, 36, said through an e-mail sent by her manager, Gina Rodriguez. "But I have to do what is best for my children, and I need a fresh start."
  • Man arrested in brutal rapes, bludgeoning deaths of Las Vegas mother, 10-year-old daughter

    04/28/2012 6:50:02 PM PDT · by TSgt · 94 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | Saturday, April 28, 5:35 PM | AP
    LAS VEGAS — Using a hammer as a weapon, a “complete stranger” with no significant criminal history allegedly chose a family at random and attacked them in their home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled and aghast. Bryan Clay, 22, was arrested Friday in the April 15 rape and bludgeoning deaths of 38-year-old Ignacia Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez. He had no connection to the family of five, Lt. Ray Steiber said Saturday.
  • President Slow Jams The News On 'Late Night' (IDIOCRACY ALERT)

    04/25/2012 6:40:34 AM PDT · by TSgt · 25 replies
    AP via WLWT ^ | 9:14 am EDT April 25, 2012 | AP
    NEW YORK -- Add this to the list of ways the President of the United States woos young voters in an election-year: He slow jams the news. ... "Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people," Obama said. Then Fallon: "Ohhhh yeaahh. You should listen to the president."
  • Can a Jehovah's Witness have Facebook?

    04/25/2012 4:26:37 AM PDT · by TSgt · 19 replies ^ | 4/25/2012 |
    Answer: There are obviously dangers involved. First of all honestly ask yourself, why do you feel the need to have a Facebook profile? In the multicultural and worldwide brotherhood that we are a part of do you need one in order to connect with people, or to make new friends? There is no rule saying that you should or should not, but one thing I have found helpful is looking at whether or not it's the popular thing to do. I'll think you'll agree it is fairly popular especially with youths. The Bible tells us to be no part of...
  • Man answers cell phone twice during local show, told off by famed "Star Wars" actress

    04/23/2012 12:51:29 PM PDT · by TSgt · 98 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012, 01:44 PM | Amelia Robinson
    A man learned the hard way that you don’t take a cell phone call when Princess Leia is preforming. Carrie Fisher, who portrayed Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, had her one-woman performance of “Wishful Drinking” interrupted twice (you read right, twice) Saturday at the Victoria Theatre by a cell phone user. A man near the front row apparently couldn’t resist the urge to answer two calls. Fisher laughed it off when the man answered the phone in the show’s first act, asking if his wife was in labor or something, Diane Schoeffler-Warren, a spokeswoman for the Victoria Association,...
  • Is anyone watching "Who do you think you are?" on NBC with Reba? (BARF!)

    04/20/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT · by TSgt · 60 replies
    NBC Television ^ | 4/20/2012 | TSgt
    I walked in the room and my wife has it on. Reba just found out her 4th generation grandfather owned slaves and now she feels like a horrible human. The historian just said, "We white people must understand that we have a connection to slavery so we all can heal." I gagged.
  • Man Dies After Swan Attack (No really...)

    04/16/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT · by TSgt · 69 replies
    WKRC ^ | 4/16/2012 | WKRC
    A Chicago man who neighbors say was devoted to caring for the swans at a Chicago area apartment complex might have paid for that devotion with his life. Anthony Hensley, 37, apparently died this weekend during a freak accident after a swan attack. Police say Hensley was in a kayak on a pond at the apartment complex checking on swans. Officials said he either got too close to the swans, or their nest, when one of the birds swam towards his kayak, and the kayak flipped over. “His kayak wasn’t upside down, but it was, like, upwards,” eyewitness Daniel Gamanov...

    04/15/2012 6:57:08 PM PDT · by TSgt · 82 replies
    TSgt's 1040 | 4/15/2012 | TSgt
    30% of everything we made went to the federal pig. Zilch credit for our son and a paltry $600 deduction for almost $10K in daycare expenses. 47% of Americans are parasites and pay no taxes yet they tell me I should pay more... I am LIVID!
  • Miss Universe pageant will allow transgender women

    04/10/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by TSgt · 86 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2012 | AP
    Transgender women will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe beauty pageant next year, officials announced Tuesday, a week after they ruled a trail-blazing 23-year-old could vie for the crown this year. Pageant officials said they are working on the language of the official rule policy change but expected final word to come soon. Trials for next year's Miss Universe pageant begin this summer.
  • UNCOVERED: Federal Government Worker "American Idle"? (Video)

    04/06/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT · by TSgt · 11 replies
    oversightandreform ^ | Apr 5, 2012 | oversightandreform
    Video featuring Federal Employees jokes about never being under Inspector General Investigation, Lavish GSA Spending The video clips below are from the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) October 2010 Western Region Conference in Las Vegas, NV. It was played on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the "Capstone Dinner Event." Obama better prepare, when I'm Commissioner. I'd have a road show like [Acting Regional GSA Administrator for Region Jeffrey] Neely, every time you see me rolling on 20s yeah, in my GOV. Spend BA 61 on all fun. ATF can't touch GS-15 guns! Cause I buy everything your field office can't...
  • Navy SEALS kill unarmed young cleric. (Satire Alert)

    03/26/2012 6:16:31 PM PDT · by TSgt · 4 replies · 40+ views
    TSgt's Brain | 3/26/2012 | TSgt
    On May 2nd, 2011 U.S. Navy Seals broke into the home of this unarmed cleric and killed him.
  • A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)

    03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST · by TSgt · 742 replies · 1+ views ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the...
  • Friday Tornado Setup Similar to 1974 Super Outbreak (Heads up!)

    03/01/2012 5:44:38 PM PST · by TSgt · 42 replies · 34+ views
    Accuweather ^ | Mar 1, 2012; 2:05 PM ET | Alex Sosnowski
    The setup and aftermath on Friday for the Ohio and Tennessee valleys could be similar to the weather pattern during and following the 1974 Super Outbreak. Spanning April 3-4, 1974, a swarm of tornadoes tore through areas from Illinois and southern Michigan to northern Alabama and Georgia. The outbreak produced 148 confirmed tornadoes, six of which were F-5 intensity. The most powerful of these storms slammed into Xenia, Ohio. Every weather pattern no matter how similar always has its differences, and this outbreak will have its own characteristics. However, according to Severe Weather Expert Henry Margusity, "In the case of...
  • Text message Tells Ft Stewart Wife of Husband's Death

    02/27/2012 10:49:39 AM PST · by TSgt · 36 replies · 2+ views
    WSAV ^ | February 24, 2012 | WSAV
    Two Fort Stewart soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. 25 year old Sgt. Joshua A. Born of Niceville, Florida and 22 year old Cpl. Timothy J. Conrad Jr. of Roanoke, Va. died Feb. 23, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their unit came under small arms fire. They were assigned to the 385th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. According to an interveiw she did with WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, Joshua Born's wife lives in Illinois, and found out about her husband's death not through military channels, but when someone sent...
  • Mother Induced Labor So Dying Husband Could See Daughter (Blurry Screen Alert)

    02/10/2012 6:24:52 AM PST · by TSgt · 8 replies · 1+ views
    WFAA ^ | 7:22 am EST February 10, 2012 | WFAA
    TEXAS -- Less than an hour- that's how long Mark Aulger got to see his daughter, Savannah, before he died. The Colony father had recently learned that he had survived colon cancer, but his wife said months of chemotherapy badly deteriorated his lungs. "It was basically like his lungs were soaked in concrete," Diane Aulger said. "They couldn't inhale or pass oxygen throughout the body, he was in essence, suffocating to death." In January, his condition worsened, and he was admitted to the hospital. Doctors said his lungs were badly scarred and he was given just days to live. His...
  • Duke Energy Employees Implicated in Massive Copper Theft ($25 Million)

    02/10/2012 4:57:40 AM PST · by TSgt · 29 replies
    WKRC ^ | 2/20/2012 | WKRC
    It could be the biggest copper theft in U.S. history and it's apparently been going on here in the Tri-State for years. It involves a massive on-going federal investigation. In a story you'll see only on Local 12, reporter Rich Jaffe adds up the cost of a missing treasure chest of "red gold". In February of last year, agents from the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI along with police from Cincinnati, Blue Ash and a couple of Northern Kentucky agencies executed federal search warrants at numerous locations around the Tri-State. Among other places they hit were Garden Street Metals,...