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  • Redlands School District Investigating [sic] ‘Gang-Style’ Cheerleading Team Photo

    08/07/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | Updated at 02:01am, August 7, 2014 | Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng,
    School district officials were investigating a photo circulating on social media on Wednesday of a group of cheerleaders from Redlands East Valley High School posing in what appeared to be gang attire. The picture showed some of the girls had stuffed their shirts to look pregnant, while others flashed gang signs and were holding simulated weapons. Reaction to the photo was mixed. One parent commented “it’s really sad,” after viewing the photo on Facebook. Another parent thought it was just a harmless joke. “I think they’re just being teenagers, having fun, being silly,” parent Sherry Garcia said.
  • New NFL cheerleaders......

    05/11/2014 12:16:44 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    imgur ^ | 5/9/2014 | shinynails
  • Cheerleader revolt against NFL grows with lawsuit against Jets

    05/06/2014 6:17:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 214 | Robin Abcarian
    The Great NFL Sideline Rebellion of 2014 strikes again.. A former professional cheerleader for the New York Jets filed a wage-theft lawsuit against the team Tuesday, making the Jets the fourth NFL team this year to be sued by cheerleaders for allegedly violating state labor laws.
  • Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit

    04/25/2014 5:27:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 100 replies
    AP ^ | April 24, 2014 | John Wawrow
    Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year. Stephanie Mateczun, whose company manages the Buffalo Jills cheerleading squad, said Thursday she has suspended operations through at least the end of the season. The decision was made two days after five former Jills filed a lawsuit complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free, and were subjected to groping and sexual comments.
  • The Cheerleaders Rise Up

    04/24/2014 11:32:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Amanda Hess
    In 2014, the cheerleaders revolted. This January, rookie NFL cheerleader Lacy T. kicked things off when she filed a class action lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders, alleging that the team fails to pay its Raiderettes minimum wage, withholds their pay until the end of the season, imposes illegal fines for minor infractions (like gaining 5 pounds), and forces cheerleaders to pay their own business expenses (everything from false eyelashes to monthly salon visits). Within a month, Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Alexa Brenneman had filed a similar suit against her team, claiming that the Ben-Gals are paid just $2.85 an hour for...
  • NFL Teams To Allow Cheerleaders To Visit Fans In Their Seats During Games

    04/01/2014 11:18:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    The National Football Leagues has partnered with an app developer that will allow fans to get an in-seat visit from cheerleaders. Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has teamed up with Experience in an effort to help improve the in-game experience for fans. On top of having cheerleaders visit fans in their seats, the app will allow fans the opportunity to upgrade their seats and also allowing them to be on the field before the game.
  • Media Knew All Along That Obama's 'Keep Your Plan' Promise Was Phony

    10/29/2013 12:57:53 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/29/2013 | John Merline
    NBC News on Monday claimed to have uncovered evidence that President Obama knew all along that his promise that "you can keep your health plan" under ObamaCare wasn't true. The story came out just as millions across the country are getting cancellation notices from their insurance companies. "Buried in ObamaCare regulations from July 2010," NBC said, is an estimate that shows "the administration knew that more than 40% to 67% of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them." Although the law included a provision meant to grandfather health plans...
  • Pinellas schools say cheerleading uniforms are dress code violations

    08/27/2013 9:41:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 08/26/2013 | Lisa Gartner
    In a perfect world, every father would think his daughter is beautiful. David Fraser agrees. "Yeah, but she's actually beautiful," he says of his own daughter, 15-year-old Jeana. "I mean, she looks like a cheerleader." Jeana is a cheerleader. A sophomore, she wears her uniform to Countryside High School on game days along with the rest of the squad. Or she did until Friday, when the school decided its own uniform was against the dress code. Several Pinellas County schools are restricting or banning their own cheerleading uniforms during classroom hours amid a broader crackdown on the student dress code....
  • Football: The Safest Sport?

    08/27/2013 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Everything that you’ve heard about football is wrong. “More kids died getting struck by lightning on football fields last season than died getting struck by other players,” Daniel J. Flynn writes in his latest book, The War On Football: Saving America’s Game. By way of contrast, Flynn notes that: “Bicycling kills about seven hundred Americans every year; “Skateboarders suffered forty-two deaths in 2011; and “Skiing/Snowboarding on American mountains results in about forty-two deaths per season.” the war on football dan flynn largerFlynn, the author of four other books, is the former executive director of Accuracy in Academia. In his exhaustively...
  • Minn. cheerleader accused of prostituting 16-year-old cognitively delayed teammate

    06/05/2013 8:41:54 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 5, 2013
    An 18-year-old Minnesota high school cheerleader allegedly prostituted her younger, cognitively delayed teammate by creating an online ad and taking her to see potential customers, pocketing $60 in one case. Montia Marie Parke faces felony charges of sex trafficking and promoting prostitution for the acts involving her 16-year-old classmate. Parker was a senior at Hopkins High School when she allegedly set up a Backpage.com ad for the 16-year-old, driving her to an apartment to have oral sex with a man, and taking the $60 the girl made. Authorities allege Parker and the girl drove to another home the next day,...
  • Why Cheerleaders Can Post Bible Verses

    06/02/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kavin McCullough
    So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression. Welcome to all that is the fascist thinking of the leadership of the Kountze Independent School District, located just outside Beaumont, Texas. Similar to the scandals occupying Washington DC right now there is a "big picture" lesson in the story of the Kountze High School cheerleaders: "If the atheist left of America have enough tax-payer money at hand, they...
  • Texas court backs cheerleaders' display of religious banners

    05/08/2013 6:36:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 8, 2013, 5:27 p.m. | Cindy Carcamo,
    Cheerleaders in a small Texas town can continue to display their Bible verse banners at football games, after a district judge ruled Wednesday that their actions did not violate the Constitution. The cheerleaders in the football-dominated town of Kountze garnered national attention when they sued the school district in a case that pitted free-speech rights and religious freedom against the doctrine of separation of church and state. Hardin County 365th Judicial District Court Judge Stephen Thomas said the banners that included religious messages — such as "If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31" — made...
  • Funny Soldier - Cheerleader Video

    05/05/2013 5:39:25 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 6 replies
    The Web..... ^ | America's Finest & Dophin's Cheerleaders
    I received this in an email this AM from my friend Joe John at Combat Veterans for Congress.... It is really good and worth a watch! The Miami Dolphin cheerleaders sent the US Troops in Afghanistan a music video and they sent one back…imitating them almost to perfection. SO cool!! Plus the Soldiers light off a four point deuce mortar as a point of punctuation. Ya gotta love the American fighting man ! Soldiers win…hands down! CLICK BELOW:
  • Live Thread: Media Worship Obama, Masquerading as "News Conference" at 11:15

    01/14/2013 7:11:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 167 replies
    Cable news everywhere
    Obama the Anointed will perform what used to be called a "news conference" today at the house he is currently occupying. Various worshipers of BO will be in attendance, bowing their knees, folding their hands, and obediently repeating every lie he utters.
  • Call Me Maybe - Troops vs. Cheerleaders

    11/21/2012 6:30:16 PM PST · by Altariel · 30 replies
    Military.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | Member 26835147
    You really got to give these guys credit, watch how the troops match the cheerleaders move for move!
  • Biden: 'Cheerleaders in college are the best athletes' (Possibly NSFW)

    09/22/2012 5:29:24 AM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | Septembee 21, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday made an unannounced stop at Newport High School Friday in New Hampshire. From the pool report: He walked down a pathway with a coach in Newport orange and reached about 100 students in their sports uniforms waiting for him in a semi-circle. He cradled a football under his arm as he spoke. He began by asking which teams were represented – football, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country. Any others? He asked.“Cheerleaders,’’ a group of girls shouted.
  • Can a Good Christian Girl Be a Cheerleader?

    09/01/2012 11:43:01 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 142 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | September 1, 2012 | JP
    The start of football season prompted me to visit several sports websites to get an idea of how the putative “experts”expect my favorite college and NFL teams to fare this year. (Not particularly well). What struck me is that almost every one of the sites I visited has some sort of photo gallery of cheerleaders, often ranking them not on how well the squads perform their sideline routines, but how “hot” they are. If that is what cheerleading has come to for many, if not most, male football fans – ogling the young women between plays on the gridiron field...
  • Football, Cheerleaders and the Band Played Dixie

    08/26/2011 3:27:34 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 37 replies
    Huntington News ^ | AUgust 25, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    On April 14, 1865, after General Robert E. Lee’s surrender, President Abraham Lincoln said: “Now Let the Band Play Dixie; it belongs neither to the South, nor to the North but to us all."
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A FoxNews.com reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told FoxNews.com, "I'm...
  • Cheerleader Says Colts Have Double Standard

    05/11/2011 10:28:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies · 1+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS (CN) - A cheerleader claims the Indianapolis Colts fired her because of her race and gender, after claiming she had appeared in "painted pictures" which the team did not show her, and which were never published or offered for sale. Her federal complaint contains a long list of "morals" offenses for which players were not disciplined. Malori Wampler, who is Indonesian, seeks lost wages and punitive damages for racial and sexual discrimination.
  • Obama triangulates on gun control

    03/28/2011 9:49:05 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 3/28/11 | Chuck Norris
    Loyal readers will recall that I warned last year of the perfect storm approaching on gun control. Now, with the Tucson tragedy as a stepping stone, and with eyes firmly focused on his re-election, the president has finally opened a campaign to appease his base on the polarizing issue of gun control. Let me completely disclose my position: I am a strong Second Amendment advocate. I believe in protecting our fundamental rights, including our Second Amendment rights, through the political process. To that end, I serve as honorary chairman of the "Trigger the Vote" voter registration campaign. That campaign is...
  • Oldest NFL Cheerleader Laura Vikmanis' story getting The Hollywood treatment

    03/25/2011 5:39:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 80 replies
    Ben-Gal Laura Vikmanis. (Bengals.com) The NFL's oldest cheerleader just scored a movie deal with New Line. Laura Vikmanis shakes pom poms and does high kicks at the ripe old age of 42 for the lowly Cincinnati Bengals. A team so bad the last couple of years she was probably the most interesting thing to watch on the field. New Line obviously thinks so, as they have picked up the rights to her story, and assigned writers whose credits include "Gnomeo and Juliet" and "Ratatouille," the Hollywood Reporter reports. After her husband left her for a younger woman, she told her...
  • First Super Bowl Without Cheerleaders Has Some S-A-D, Others G-L-A-D

    02/02/2011 10:45:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 2, 2011 | Hollie McKay
    This weekend's Super Bowl clash between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the first in the game's 45 year history sans cheerleaders. The Packers and the Steelers are two of the six NFL teams that do not have pom-pom squads, and they haven’t had them in years. The Packers did away with their cheerleaders in 1988 after market research indicated fans didn’t really care, and in 1970 it was an “organizational decision” to dissolve the Steelerettes.
  • NFL Cheerleaders: Week 11

    11/22/2010 7:55:53 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/22/2010 | Self
    Enjoy
  • Meet the new face of the NFL, Marisa Miller [SuperModel]

    10/14/2010 2:21:44 PM PDT · by facedodge · 29 replies
    daily caller ^ | 10.14.10
    Heaven must be missin’ an angel, Missin’ one angel, child, ’cause … she’s with the NFL now? As uncanny as it sounds, THR reports that Victoria’s Secret angel and former SI Swimsuit model Marisa Miller has signed on to be the new face of the NFL. Miller, a die-hard San Francisco sports fan, was recruited specifically to promote the upcoming game between the 49ers and Broncos in London this Halloween. While the NFL is rather blatantly using Miller’s looks to attract viewers (much like this slideshow), we commend them for choosing a supermodel who’s actually a sports fan. Here’s a...
  • TURKEY: Cheerleaders go for modesty at Iran-U.S. basketball game

    The United States, including Lakers star Lamar Odom, blew out Iran score-wise in the basketball game between the two teams in the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul on Wednesday with an 88-51 victory over the Islamic Republic. But Iran may have won a smaller victory. It may have prompted the otherwise lightly clad Ukrainian cheerleaders to dress a little more conservatively for the game. Patrick Baumann, secretary-general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), said "special arrangements" had been made prior to the game on Wednesday regarding the dancers' outfits to respect cultural sensitivities, reported Reuters. "It is a balance between...
  • Cheerleaders punished for urine prank

    04/08/2010 1:45:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,600+ views
    upi ^ | April 8, 2010
    FORT WORTH,- Officials with a Texas school district said a group of high school cheerleaders was disciplined for giving urine-tainted drinks to teammates. Administrators said at least two girls at Fort Worth's Saginaw High School received in-school suspensions and an unspecified number of their fellow cheerleaders received lesser punishments for serving sodas contaminated with a cheerleader's urine to their teammates during a basketball game late last year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday. District officials said Principal Ric Canterbury began an investigation after hearing rumors about the incident. They said the girls involved in the prank will be barred from...
  • So What!

    03/28/2010 3:00:13 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 235 replies · 2,995+ views
    Palin is helping McCain. Doesn't make her a rino anymore than Reagan was a rino when he helped rino's in 78. Yes , he did. Anyway , would you rather have Mitt , Huck or Pawlenty? Your choices are probally down to the four or you can sit out again and help that pig Obama get another term. Forget about crossing your fingers for some fantasy of another canidate emerging from somewhere else to save the day. If you do not have a pac raising money now and are active by campaigning and collecting you I.O.U's , then you will...
  • LIVE THREAD: SARAH PALIN on LENO (Sneak preview & FReepers are there)!!!!

    03/02/2010 7:13:48 PM PST · by onyx · 861 replies · 26,538+ views
    NBC ^ | March 2, 2010 | onyx
    SEE THE MESSAGE ON SARAH'S HAND HERE! 11:30:PM Eastern 10:30:PM Central
  • How to take a break from the Hopey-Changey by watching Sarah Palin and Jay Leno

    03/01/2010 9:34:46 PM PST · by Kfobbs · 67 replies · 3,413+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 1, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    The American late-night icon Jay Leno will be welcoming Sarah Palin on the second night of his comeback week. Whether you like Palin or not she and Leno will be entering into millions of American homes on Tuesday night as The Tonight Show re-launches with its old host. The howls from her political and social detractors who feel that maybe, just maybe, this political dynamo just might have the right stuff to stir a nation much in the same way that Ronald Reagan – another down-home governor – convinced the doubters and naysayers of his rugged commitment to a new...
  • Pure Vanity: USA Cheerleaders campaign on Facebook for Military Charity

    02/27/2010 8:59:31 AM PST · by Salgak · 24 replies · 600+ views
    Facebook ^ | Today | Self
    Yep, a vanity. About Cheerleaders and Facebook Cheerleaders. OK, Facebook fluff. EXCEPT. . . They're in a challenge, and if they can get another ~2200 fans on Facebook, TODAY, their sponsor will donate $5K to a military charity chosen by the Cheerleaders. So I'm requesting your support here, and your asking your networks to support them as well. It's all good, and it's for the Troops in the end. . . All you need to do is friend them on Facebook. Link above, and link right here: FB USA Cheerleaders Page Now, back to your regularly scheduled FR. . .
  • Ten signs Democrats are simply rooting against America

    02/12/2010 6:51:56 AM PST · by aquapub · 2 replies · 828+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-12-10 | Robert Moon
    The only problem with Democrats falling to the ground and playing the victim over people noticing that their policies don't work is that their lame "Bush did it too" excuse holds no water. Bush read Richard Reid his "rights" because he had no other choice...
  • Cheerleaders get fired up about Salahi

    12/03/2009 4:49:52 AM PST · by Saije · 22 replies · 1,452+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/3/2009 | Paul Farhi
    Before she made it into a White House state dinner without an official invitation, Michaele Salahi made it onto the Redskins alumni cheerleading squad -- without ever having been a Redskins cheerleader. Salahi performed at FedEx Field during halftime of the Redskins-St. Louis Rams game Sept. 20 with a group of 150 former Redskins cheerleaders. Salahi's rehearsals with the group were filmed by a crew that has been following Michaele Salahi and her husband, Tareq, for possible inclusion on a cable TV reality show, "The Real Housewives of D.C." Several former cheerleaders said in interviews that Michaele Salahi's presence at...
  • Did Flu Shot Cause Cheerleader's Rare Nerve Damage?

    10/22/2009 11:55:26 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies · 3,507+ views
    A sad story out of Virginia, where a 25-year-old woman, who was training to be a Washington Redskins cheerleader, has come down with a rare neurological disorder days after receiving a seasonal flu vaccination. Now she can hardly walk forward without severe contortions or speak normally. But amazingly, she can walk backwards, run forward and speak just fine as long as she's running. The question is, did the flu shot cause this? Watch the story from Inside Edition: VIDEO AT LINK
  • Bible verse ban spawns 'wave of support for Christ'

    10/14/2009 5:35:40 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies · 1,326+ views
    OneHourNews ^ | 10/14/09 | Jim Brown
    Despite a large public outcry over its decision to censor Bible verse banners held by high school football cheerleaders on the playing field, a Georgia school board is refusing to change its mind. However, the controversial policy has compelled many students to passionately defend their free-speech rights and proclaim their Christian beliefs.
  • Bible verses banned from Ga. school football field

    10/02/2009 6:25:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 29 replies · 1,488+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | October 2, 2009 | By DORIE TURNER
    The Warriors of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High took the field on Friday night without any Bible verses written on the cheerleaders' banner. Instead, the football team ran through a banner that read "This is Big Red Country" before each bent on a knee to pray on the field of Tommy Cash Stadium. The spirited display comes after the school district banned the banners last week over concerns they were unconstitutional and could provoke a lawsuit, angering many in the deeply religious north Georgia town of Fort Oglethorpe. "I'm just kind of unnerved about it," said 18-year-old Cassandra Cooksey, a recent graduate...
  • Cheerleaders Religious Signs Banned

    09/30/2009 8:24:39 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 17 replies · 1,090+ views
    See attached video
  • The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders unveil the 2010 Swimsuit Calendar (OF COURSE there are pictures :-))

    08/14/2009 2:22:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 66 replies · 17,808+ views
    MiamiDolphins.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Andy Kent
    Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Unveil 2010 Swimsuit Calendar August 7, 2009   By Andy Kent MiamiDolphins.com Friday night on South Beach got about as hot as it could get - literally and figuratively when the 2009 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders took to the runway in the courtyard of Casa Casuarina, formerly the Versace Mansion, for a fashion show and the unveiling of the 2010 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar.   Monica Mason, Johanna Torres, Amy Madill and Fabiola Romero graced the cover of the new calendar and none of them knew that until the cover was unfurled from the balcony above...
  • Professor, Cheerleaders Unite to Teach Science

    08/04/2009 5:02:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies · 671+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 8/4/2009 | Staff
    Just don't call him professor pom-pom. A physics professor who says he'll do "anything" to get people interested in science is teaming up with the Philadelphia 76ers cheerleaders to offer online lessons on magnetics, mass and matter — all through the magic of miniskirts. James Trefil's 20-year campaign for science literacy has led him to link up with some unlikely allies at ScienceCheerleader.com, where he and a scantily clad crew of dancing Darwins offer 18 video lessons on core ideas in science. Trefil, who's left behind his classroom for the summer to help on the Brain Makeover videos, said it...
  • Gimme A "O"

    05/07/2009 1:26:45 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 2 replies · 262+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | May 7, 2009 | William Warren
  • Patriots' cheerleader tryouts (photos)

    03/02/2009 6:21:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies · 7,988+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 28, 2009
    More than 300 women showed up to compete to become a New England Patriots cheerleader at the Dana Farber Field House on Saturday February 28, 2009.
  • If Cheerleaders Had Playoffs, Who would win this weekend's games? (OF COURSE there are pictures)

    01/09/2009 6:19:06 PM PST · by Stoat · 49 replies · 12,366+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 9, 2009
     GAME 1: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants. The Eagles cheerleaders are a plucky bunch with big plans. They have their own 2009 calendar, and each cheerleader has her own introductory video on their website. We like their multimedia approach.  GAME 1: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants. Eagles cheerleader Stephanie is a senior at the University of Delaware majoring in Nursing. This is her fourth year as an Eagles cheerleader. We like the stick-to-it-iveness that represents.       GAME 2: Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers. Freshman Cardinals cheerleader Stephanie's favorite food is filet mignon, and she enjoys cooking,...
  • Two centuries on, a salute to Charles Darwin: Hero for our age

    12/27/2008 5:57:08 PM PST · by Inappropriate Laughter · 104 replies · 2,299+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | Decemberf 27, 2008 | Desmond Morris
    As the world faces an uncertain future, Britain's leading anthropologist toasts Darwin, born 200 years ago, for identifying adaptability as man's greatest asset Charles Darwin: His observations undermined the traditionally held view of 'stability of species' There is a strange object sitting on my desk as I write. It is a shiny sphere of fossilised, primeval slime. Known technically as stromatolites, this blue-green slime was the original ooze from which all life on this planet evolved. This painfully slow process began about 3,000 million years ago and has led, ultimately, to us, the extraordinary human species. Whenever my gaze happens...
  • top ten nfl cheerleaders

    11/19/2008 2:02:35 PM PST · by clyde_m · 32 replies · 2,461+ views
    My Aisling Blog ^ | November 18, 2008 | My Aisling
    sometimes a picture gallery can break the struggles of the day and make everything seem bright again ...
  • (U of) Idaho Vandals cheerleaders to replace skimpy outfits (Guilty or Not Guilty?)

    09/24/2008 1:00:19 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 118 replies · 5,394+ views
    The Idaho Statesman--The MSNBC of Idaho ^ | 23 Sept 2008 | Jessie L. Bonner
    Less than a month into the football season, the Idaho Vandals are undergoing another makeover after spectators complained that cheerleaders’ uniforms were flashing a little more than school spirit. After the football team dumped the school logo from the buttocks of their new pants, the university in Moscow got complaints that new two-piece cheerleader uniforms were too skimpy. “A number of fans were concerned that the uniforms were inappropriate,” said Bruce Pitman, dean of students. “To be fair, there were a number of fans who liked them.” The outfits that drew controversy, halter tops and short black skirts with white...
  • 26 cheerleaders get stuck in elevator at UT's Jester Residence Hall

    08/06/2008 7:53:35 AM PDT · by Dysart · 73 replies · 327+ views
    KHOU ^ | 8-6-08 | Staff
    AUSTIN -- Forget Aggie jokes. Cheerleaders attending camp at the University of Texas have provided more than enough funny fodder for the state this summer. Ever wondered how many cheerleaders can fit onto an elevator? We’ll give you a hint: Not 26. But a group of peppy campers found this out the hard way at UT’s Jester Residence Hall. Twenty-six cheerleaders packed into an elevator there, but it got stuck and stayed that way for about 30 minutes. Some of the girls passed out. Others used their cell phones to call for help. Just a few weeks ago, teens at...
  • Ware Shoals (South Carolina) grads suing school district over Jill Moore’s employment

    06/27/2008 5:47:27 AM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 24 replies · 1,759+ views
    Index Journal ^ | June 26, 2008 | CHRIS TRAINOR
    A pair of former Ware Shoals High School students have filed lawsuits against Ware Shoals School District 51 and its board of trustees in relation to the district’s employment of ex-cheerleading coach and guidance clerk Jill Moore. The lawsuits were filed on behalf of the two WSHS graduates -- one a former cheerleader, the other a former Hornets’ football player -- by Charleston attorney Lionel Lofton. “This is a civil lawsuit being brought by two former Ware Shoals High School students,” Lofton said Wednesday. Each lawsuit levies four causes of action against the district and its board, including gross negligence,...
  • Cheerleaders give LAR a glimpse of home

    06/09/2008 5:36:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 119+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Ryan Tomlinson, USMC
    CAMP KOREAN VILLAGE, Iraq — Unexpected visitors greeted an infantry battalion of Marines, sailors and other residents here June 6. The service members gathered around the Morale Welfare and Recreation Center aboard Camp Korean Village, Iraq, to see what the fuss was about. Little did they know that five Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders had just come to visit them. “We came out here to say thank you for all the amazing things you have done out here,” said Laura Jenkins, a cheerleader with the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad to the crowd of service members. “It was mentioned that there was going...
  • Vikings Cheerleaders Visit Bagram Air Base

    05/20/2008 4:21:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 1,771+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 20, 2008 – Historically speaking, Vikings and Afghanistan don’t have much in common, but all that changed yesterday when five cheerleaders from the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings pumped up a standing-room-only crowd of servicemembers here. New Zealand army Cpl. Murray Kinnell holds up the “No. 1” sign as Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders Amanda and Sarah cheer him on. Kinnell competed, and was unanimously voted best, in a “touchdown dance” competition during the cheerleaders’ performance at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, May 19, 2008. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, Combined Joint Task...
  • Arizona State University Cuts Cheerleading Squad After Racy Photos Surface on Blog

    05/03/2008 9:38:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 75 replies · 2,659+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Friday, May 02, 2008
    Arizona State University may have less cheerful sidelines at sporting events next season. After racy photos of members of the university’s cheerleading squad were spotted on a campus blog called “The Dirty,” the school cut the squad completely, MyFOXPhoenix reported.