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  • Who? Do what?

    05/12/2012 6:43:11 PM PDT · by TexasSecede79366 · 106 replies
    Just got off the phone with a guy that can only call about once a month. He's very redneck. My browser just crashed11
  • Scientists: Dinosaur flatulence may have warmed Earth

    05/08/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies
    csmonitor ^ | May 8, 2012
    Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. In a major new climate finding, researchers have calculated that dinosaur flatulence could have put enough methane into the atmosphere to warm the planet during the hot, wet Mesozoic era. Like gigantic, long-necked, prehistoric cows, sauropod dinosaurs roamed widely around the Earth 150 million years ago, scientists reported in the journal Current Biology on Monday. And just like big cows, their plant digestion was aided by methane-producing microbes. "A simple mathematical model suggests that the...
  • Man with Monkey in Truck Charged With DUI

    05/04/2012 11:16:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Friday, May 4, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    Man facing DUI and possession of wildlife charges after small monkey found in truckA Florida man is facing DUI charges after police pulled him over for speeding and discovered a money in his truck Thursday. Eugene Carl Kotelman, 36, for Largo, was stopped around midnight in the area of East Bay Drive and Belcher Road, according to a Largo Police arrest affidavit. Kotelman has bloodshot and glassy eyes, poor balance and his breath had a distinct alcohol smell, according to the report. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. Police said Kotelman was driving on a suspended...
  • Good Riddance. (Vanity)

    05/03/2012 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    May 2, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    About 17 years ago, in Rochester, NY, I befriended a small group of people. It was in my druggie days, and they were all big potheads. There was one couple in particular, the T's, I will call them.I used to go to their frequent dinner parties, and all of us would have a grand old time. They loved inviting me, they called me the 'life of the party'.Fast forward to now. I happen to look them up on FaceBook. We are all delighted to have reconnected. Things are cool. Over the course of time, the female starts bringing up politics,...
  • Miniature Horse Leads Police on Slow-Speed Chase

    05/02/2012 9:10:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    WTSP ^ | May 2, 2012
    Police business is usually pretty serious, but a pursuit in Fargo Sunday was the cause of a few giggles... if not outright guffaws. A miniature horse named Jellybean caused some big trouble for police officers when it escaped and led cops on a slow-speed chase. The little brown-and-white pony was taking part in a Girl Scout pet adoption event when he wiggled out of his halter and went on the lam. Jellybean is in training to be a therapy pet at the Hightail Horse Ranch and Rescue in Hawley, MN. The Hightail Rescue program works to adopt out rescued horses...
  • Might be headed to Concord, NC

    04/30/2012 3:58:34 AM PDT · by eyedigress · 31 replies
    now | eyedigress
    If you NC FReepers have some advice I would sure appreciate it. I need to be in a location within 30mi north of Charlotte and preferably within 10mi of the Interstate. I do not know the area. This could happen in 8 weeks and my beautiful Tennessee home will be put on the lease market. Cheers!
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/27/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    White Out Press ^ | 4/24/2012 | Staff
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appears to be piling up enough delegates to force a...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Philadelphia Man Rescues Squirrel Stuck in Bag of Pistachios

    04/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Jennifer Abbey
    A Philadelphia man came to the rescue of a hungry squirrel that was apparently stuck inside a bag of pistachios. Sergei Petrov was hanging out at his friend’s house Thursday when he noticed the squirrel with the bag on its head, running in circles. “He sensed that I was there, but he couldn’t see me so he ran into a wall,” Petrov told After several attempts with his foot and finally his hand, Petrov freed the squirrel from the bag. Shocked, the little guy went sprinting in the other direction and up a tree, leaving Petrov happy he didn’t...
  • The Free Republic Koan

    04/14/2012 11:40:37 PM PDT · by Talisker · 107 replies
    4/14/12 | Self
    It's struck me that JimRob's absolute RomneyZot has created a situation rarely seen in the world, especially on a mass scale: a koan. A koan is a technique used in Zen Buddhism to stop the endless thoughts of the mind, and thereby enable a genuine spiritual breakthrough when the ego finally shuts the hell up. Traditionally, this is done by giving the acolyte an impossible question, and demanding an answer. While somewhat inverse tactically, JimRob has created a similiar situation on Free Republic. Freepers are already faced with an impossible situation politically, and JimRob has (at least on FR) removed...
  • Fill in the blank: If Obama had a son ________________

    04/14/2012 10:57:40 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 43 replies
    4/15/2012 | Nunya Biddness
    Fill in the Blank: If Obama had a son ________________
  • Man drops dumbbell on bullet, shoots self

    04/14/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    upi. ^ | April 13, 2012
    MODESTO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Police in California said a man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder said he accidentally shot himself by dropping a dumbbell onto a bullet. Modesto Police said the 56-year-old man, whose name was not released, told them he was working out Wednesday night when he accidentally dropped a dumbbell on a rimfire .22-caliber bullet, causing the propellant powder in the bullet to be activated and sending it into his shoulder, The Modesto Bee reported Friday. Officer Chris Adams said police found the story suspicious, but not impossible. He said investigators did not find...
  • Have I been banned!

    04/13/2012 8:44:13 PM PDT · by goodtomato · 106 replies
    4/13/12 | Good Tomato
    Have I been banned?
  • Titanic's 100th anniversary will go on and on -- on TV

    04/10/2012 7:22:48 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    LA Times ^ | 4/10/12 | Rebelbase
    Aghh! Hit the damn iceberg and get it over with!
  • Self-Centered Vanity Posts Inconvenience Me (Vanity)

    04/09/2012 9:52:24 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 138 replies
    April 9, 2012 | By Lazamataz
    Just this morning, RetSignMan posted this post apologizing for his self-centeredness over the years.Does he know how much this inconveniences ME? My life was slightly impacted, negatively, by this post and I'm not seeing how it benefits me.People have to think how will it affect LAZ before they post a selfish- and self-centered vanity post. Being self-centered is no excuse for failing to think about me: My life, my fortunes, my good luck, and the other things in my life.Self-centeredness is a vile trait that I have eliminated in my life to benefit my path and my mental heath. I...
  • OK, I'll Vote For Romney, But... (Yes, this is a Vanity)

    04/05/2012 12:24:03 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 79 replies
    March 5th 2012 | Mad Dawgg
    OK, I've thought about it. I've read over and over here on Free Republic that if I don't vote for Romney. I am by default voting for Obama. Now some of you are reading this and saying, wait-a-minute, Romney hasn't clinched it yet. Well its time to face facts, he is gonna be the G.O.P. nominee. The fat lady hasn't sung yet for the other Republican hopefuls Santorum and Gingrich. But if you listen closely you can hear her just off-stage doing some warmup scales. So I guess if I must vote for Romney or forever be condemned as a...
  • Frontier Airlines nixes warm cookies

    04/03/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi. ^ | April 2, 2012
    DENVER, -- The warm cookie service Colorado-based Frontier Airlines inherited when it merged with Midwest Airlines is being canceled by the company, officials said. Frontier officials said in a Friday announcement they will no longer offer the warm chocolate chip cookies as part of their in-flight service and they will instead serve bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers or Barnum's Animal Crackers to passengers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. The officials said the cookies, which were made famous by Midwest Airlines before it merged with Frontier in 2009, do not factor into purchasing decisions by customers and do not...
  • Bizarre "King of Wasps" Found in Indonesia

    03/31/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    nationalgeographic ^ | March 27, 2012 | Dave Mosher
    A new species of giant, venomous wasp has been found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (map), scientists say. The two-inch-long (five-centimeter-long) black insects are shrouded in mystery—all of the wasp specimens caught so far have been dead. "I'm not certain any researcher has ever seen one alive, but they are very bizarre-looking," said study co-author Lynn Kimsey, an entomologist at the University of California, Davis, who co-discovered the insect. "It's the extreme version of the [larrine wasp] subfamily they belong to." Larrine wasps typically dig nests for their eggs and larvae in open, sandy areas. The adults grow no...
  • Three monkeys on the loose in Fla.

    03/30/2012 8:17:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | March. 29, 2012
    BRONSON, Fla., -- Sheriff's deputies in Florida are searching for three monkeys who've been spotted roaming near Williston, Fla. The Levy County Sheriff's Office said residents in the area of County Road 318/335 reported seeing three monkeys Thursday and deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the animals. Deputies, however, did discover a fence post with scratches believed to have been left by the monkeys and some hair that seems to have been shed by the animals. Residents said the monkeys had discovered pet food in their carports and left huge messes. The sheriff's office said Florida Fish...
  • Food Stamp Friday @ The Rose Supper Club, Montgomery AL

    03/29/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 5 replies
    The Main Board ^ | Mar 29 2012 | The Main Board
    I'm told that this is no joke.
  • 'There's a Car in our Pool'

    03/26/2012 11:44:58 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 6+ views
    KPIC ^ | Mar 23, 2012
    A man was taken to the hospital Friday morning after the car he was driving left a road in Vancouver and landed in a residential swimming pool. "I looked out the window and was on the phone with 9-1-1 already and said 'there's a car in our pool,'" said Susan Goodwin, who lives in the house with the pool. Members of Clark County Fire District 6 said the driver, Eric Brown, 23, of Battle Ground, was found by firefighters walking on a road near the scene of the crash. Firefighters said shortly after 4 a.m. they got a call about...
  • Drunk Moose Found Stuck in Tree

    03/25/2012 11:35:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies · 4+ views
    KPIC ^ | Mar 25, 2012
    A seemingly intoxicated moose has been discovered entangled in an apple tree by a stunned Swede. Per Johansson says he heard a roar from his vacationing neighbor's garden in southwestern Sweden late Tuesday and went to have a look. There, he found a female moose kicking about in the tree. The animal was likely drunk from eating fermented apples. With the help of police and rescue services, the 45-year-old Johansson later managed to set the moose free in part by sawing off tree branches.
  • Man bites dog

    03/25/2012 4:00:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    upi. ^ | March. 25, 2012
    KFAR SABA, Israel, -- A police dog in Kfar Saba, Israel, had to be taken to a veterinarian after being bitten by a man, authorities say. In a real-life example of the journalistic aphorism of what qualifies as news -- dog biting man doesn't, but man biting dog does -- police said the man became unruly while detained at a Kfar Saba police station Thursday and officers commanded the dog to take him down. The dog complied but the man bit it, necessitating a trip to the veterinarian, Ynetnews reported. The man, whose name wasn't reported, had been brought to...
  • Pair charged with stealing used grease

    03/24/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1+ views
    upi. ^ | March. 24, 2012
    KEY WEST, Fla., -- Two employees of a South Florida company that collects used cooking fat from restaurants have been charged with stealing fat from other companies' clients. Pedro Gonzalez and Eduardo Vega told police they were trying to make up for the loss of grease that vanished from their scheduled stops before they could make the pickup, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. Both men work for Avila Environmental, a company based in Miami. Police reports indicate Monroe County sheriff's deputies were on alert because another collection company complained about cooking fat going missing in the Florida Keys. Deputies...
  • Big Ben may be renamed to honor queen

    03/24/2012 4:39:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 2+ views
    upi ^ | March. 24, 2012
    LONDON, -- A group of British legislators want to rename one of London's most famous landmarks, Big Ben, to honor Queen Elizabeth II. In an early day motion, 23 members of Parliament said renaming the east tower of the Houses of Parliament the Elizabeth Tower would be an appropriate gesture in her Diamond Jubilee Year, The Guardian reported. They pointed out that the west tower was named after Queen Victoria in 1860 and paid tribute to the reigning queen's "energy, wisdom and grace." Most of the group are Conservatives, although Jack Straw, a Labor foreign secretary, endorsed the proposal. While...
  • Cougars reported at University of Michigan

    03/23/2012 4:34:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    upi ^ | March. 23, 2012
    ANN ARBOR, Mich., -- Police at the University of Michigan said officers were unable to find any trace of a pair of suspected cougars reported near campus. University police said a caller around 8:30 a.m. Thursday reported spotting a tan cougar near the North Campus along Hubbard Road and responding officers were unable to find tracks or any other sign of the animal, The Detroit News reported Friday. Police said a second caller around 3:30 p.m. reported a black cougar-like animal in the same area, but officers were again unable to find any trace of the reported feline. "The likelihood...

    03/22/2012 4:32:05 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 227 replies · 1+ views
    David Brock is Media Matters founder, and recently, I have seen many posts ridiculing him for being homosexual. David Brock’s sexual orientation is not the issue. Making fun of it just lowers us to the level of the Left’s personal attack strategy. We can do better. There is utterly no need to mention that David Brock is a giggling little donut-puncher, or a skipping lavender-scented pillow-biter. We do not need to mention that David Brock is a pearl-necklace adorned tumblebunny, nor do we need to say he is a limp-wristed prancing knob-jockey. Never will it cross my keyboard to mention...
  • Breaking: election fraud? Why did ABC-TV post Illinois GOP Primary results 24 hours early?!

    03/20/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT · by Marguerite · 47 replies
    sgtreport ^ | March 20, 2012 | SGT
    Posted tonight – MONDAY, March 19th – on the web site of Chicago ABC News Affiliate WLS-TV are the following election results, clearly labeled as “Illinois Races, Federal Offices”. If we have this wrong, please let us know why this information exists in ANY form. Or, if we are indeed living in a banana republic, copy that. You now have our blessing to move out of the country. The time stamped screen shot from my computer, on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11:29 p.m. CST is posted below. **UPDATE: Some time around 12:40 a.m. CST on Tuesday morning the...
  • Bird sounds used to keep pigeons away

    03/20/2012 10:09:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | March. 19, 2012
    NEW YORK,-- New York transport officials said pumping avian distress and predator calls into a subway station has reduced the number of pigeons at the facility. Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said the agency contracted California firm Bird-B-Gone to install the $375 system at the Roosevelt Island subway station in December and officials have since seen "a noticeable decrease in birds and droppings," The New York Times reported Monday. The system pumps pigeon distress calls and predator sounds through the facility every 2 to 10 minutes to discourage pigeons from making the station their home. Some...
  • Camel milk ice cream on the table in UAE

    03/18/2012 9:53:34 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | March. 18, 2012
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, -- United Arab Emirates residents will be able to cool themselves down this summer with ice cream made with camel milk, officials said. Abdullah Saif al-Darmaki, the chief executive officer of the Al Ain Dairy, told the company has spent large sums of money to create four camel milk ice cream flavors -- date, saffron, caramel and chocolate. "We have spent a lot of time creating flavors that we feel are different and most importantly not available in the market … We wanted to do something completely different, which is why we have invested...
  • Urologists offer pizza with a vasectomy

    03/16/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 70 replies
    upi ^ | March. 15, 2012
    SANDWHICH, Mass.,-- A Cape Cod, Mass., urologist is offering a free pizza to men who are seeking vasectomies in March, officials said. The Urology Associates of Cape Cod is running TV commercials offering a free pizza with a vasectomy, the Cape Cod (Mass.) Times reported Thursday. March Madness is also tied into the deal as a way of enticing men to undergo the procedure, which requires men to sit on the couch and rest for a few days. The ads feature an attractive woman playing with a basketball and a voice over that asks: "Hey guys! Want to watch the...
  • Seahorse-shaped Cheeto for sale on eBay

    03/15/2012 6:53:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 43 replies
    upi ^ | March. 14, 2012
    PAINTER, Va., -- A Virginia couple who found a Cheeto snack shaped like a seahorse while vacationing in Florida said they are selling the item to benefit an environmental group. Richard Schmidt of Painter said his wife pulled the unusually-shaped Cheeto from a bag of the snacks while they were vacationing in the Florida Keys, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday. Schmidt said they saved the Cheeto and later decided to sell the item on eBay to benefit Reef Relief, a group dedicated to preserving Florida's coral reefs, "When I told her a few weeks ago that a chicken...
  • Woman insulted by Radio Shack receipt

    03/14/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 67 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | March. 13, 2012
    HILLANDALE, Md.,-- A Maryland woman said she was shocked when she saw her receipt from Radio Shack identified her as an "ugly itch" from "ghettohood, usa, tattoville, Maryland." Shanae Lewis said she had a disagreement with a salesman at the Hillandale Radio Shack when she purchased a $20 cassette adapter and the salesman told her about Montgomery County's 5-cent bag tax, which she had never heard of because she is from Baltimore, WUSA-TV, Baltimore, reported Tuesday. Lewis said she argued with the salesman for a few minutes before asking for a refund, which she received along with a receipt. She...
  • Boulder arrives at Los Angeles museum

    03/11/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 77 replies
    upi ^ | March. 10, 2012
    LOS ANGELES, -- Residents say the newest acquisition by Los Angeles County Museum enjoyed a rock star reception early Saturday morning as the 340-ton boulder rolled into town. The rock arrived at 4:30 a.m. aboard its 176-wheel transport truck to a crowd of admirers armed with cellphone cameras and noisemakers. The behemoth boulder will be the centerpiece of the art museum's new outdoor installation entitled "Levitated Mass," the Los Angeles Times reported. When the transport truck broke down for 30 minutes, onlookers jumped at the chance to touch the rock, pressing palms to its protective plastic wrap. "I came a...
  • Reagan Was A Sure ZOT Too

    03/07/2012 9:20:15 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Noman Says ^ | 3/6/12 | Noman
    William McGurn is his usual magnificent self today. [quote] Not since Herbert Hoover has a party out of power had such an opportunity to run against everything that troubles the American family—prices, interest rates, unemployment, taxes, or the fear for the future of their old age or the future of their children—than is now presented to the Republican Party. The Republicans, however, haven't figured this out. This is their basic problem. They have no strategy for defeating an Obama administration that is highly vulnerable on both domestic and foreign policy. [end quote] Those words were written by Scotty Reston in...
  • Coralville Man Arrested at Grocery Store for "Criminal Mischief With The Cheese"

    03/08/2012 5:54:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies ^ | March 6, 2012 | Stephen Schmidt
    An allegedly intoxicated Coralville man has been accused of stealing items from the First Avenue Hy-Vee Friday afternoon, including a jar of cheese that he allegedly proceeded to use to smear all over the men's restroom. According to a criminal complaint from the Iowa City police department, Blake Oren Robinson, 28, of Coralville was seen loitering in the store, and then was shown on security video stealing a jar of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso Medium Cheese, chips and beer. He then allegedly began consuming them in the men's restroom, "committing criminal mischief with the cheese," according to the criminal complaint....
  • Police Shoot Aggressive Moose at High School

    03/08/2012 4:03:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Homer News ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | Michael Armstrong
    An aggressive moose hanging out at the entrance to Homer High School about 12:30 p.m. Sunday charged several people leaving services of The Church On the Rock, held in the Alice Witte Gym at the school. No one was injured, but Homer Police eventually killed the moose after it later attacked a police officer. From 400 to 450 people typically attend services on Sunday, said Jared Baker, office administrator of the nondenominational church that rents the gym. Some people were trapped inside the school. One leader chased the moose off with a shovel. Unfortunately, the moose continued to be aggressive...
  • Woman arrested for painting nails on plane

    03/08/2012 7:05:48 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    upi ^ | March. 7, 2012
    HOUSTON, -- A California woman was arrested for allegedly cursing at a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who asked her to stop painting her nails, officials said. Jeanie Daniels of Burbank was detained for 10 hours after the Feb. 26 altercation, CBS News reported Tuesday. Daniels was en route from Los Angeles to Houston to visit her boyfriend and said she asked the people sitting around her if they would mind if she painted her fingernails. She said they told her to go ahead, but a flight attendant told her to stop. "I thought it was all going well until the...
  • Woman Killed When Her Husband Accidentally Shoots Cannon Into Their Home

    03/06/2012 11:44:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    CBS) ^ | March 6, 2012 9:45 AM
    POTRERO (CBS) — A woman was killed early Tuesday when her husband, who had allegedly been drinking, accidentally shot a homemade cannon into the couple’s home. Homicide detectives with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the 33-year-old woman’s death, which took place in the 25000 block of Potrero Valley Road. Authorities say she was found dead at 12:15 a.m. after a cannonball fired by her husband and another man slammed into a residence at the Twin Lakes Resort mobile home park. It appears the accident happened while the two men were tinkering with the cannon. Officials say the...
  • Cheesehead inventor to be honored by Wisconsin Assembly

    03/06/2012 5:11:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    620WTMJ ^ | 3-6-12
    MADISON - The state Assembly is set to honor a guy from St. Francis who invented the cheesehead 25 years ago. "It is an honor," said Ralph Bruno, who never thought he'd have the state Assembly vote on a resolution to honor him and his creation. It's the thing that might now be the most recognizable symbol of the state of Wisconsin: the cheesehead. "I guess I never would have dreamed that we'd be making cheeseheads for 25 years." It all spawned from something a lot of people from Wisconsin experience: getting ripped on by a sports fan from Chicago....
  • Short Bus's Obama Birth Certificate Defense Is Officially ZOTTED

    03/02/2012 9:17:36 AM PST · by Short Bus · 1,696 replies
    The Stir ^ | 3/2/12 | Sasha Brown-Worsham
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona is bound and determined to make sure we never forget the embarrassment of the birther movement. Most of us would love to put that ugly little racist blip in our history -- a time when conspiracy theorists and fools alike accused President Barack Obama of not being American. But Arpaio, a sheriff in Phoenix, Arizona, just won't give it up. Can we say beating a dead horse, people? Sometimes it seems like certain politicians just do things to help out Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Bill Maher. After all, how else does anyone explain Arpaio's...
  • Man finds Jesus image on his tortilla

    03/02/2012 6:27:22 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | March. 1, 2012
    ESPANOLA, N.M. - A New Mexico man said he discovered the image of Jesus Christ on a tortilla he was preparing on Ash Wednesday. David Sandoval of Espanola said he was shocked to discover the face of Jesus on his food, but he has always been a believer in Christianity, KOAT-TV, Albuquerque, reported Thursday. "It became even more astonishing, with it being the first day of Lent," Sandoval said. "I passed it to my mom and the same response came from her, 'Oh my God.'" Sandoval said he posted a picture of the image on Facebook and the response has...
  • Eshoo (D, CA) on Congressional Dysfunction

    02/24/2012 3:36:58 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Scotts Valley Press Banner (not to be confused with a real newspaper) | 2/24/12 | Anna Eshoo (not to be confused with Mike Myers)
    Eshoo on Congressional Dysfunction Editor's note: Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-PaloAlto, visited the Press-Banner office this week to discuss recent government policy. We asked her how the present Congress compares with those she has served with since she was first elected in 1992. Below is a transcript of her response. The short answer: She is unsatisfied with this Congress. This Congress — the new,very large number of new mem bers that came in, (some with) Tea Party affiliations, they've never looked the word "compromise" up in the dictionary. Our system cannot work unless there's compromise. It's always, always been the case....
  • VANITY: (From Ford F150 Forum) Fuel system problem in 1993 F250 4.9l

    02/23/2012 9:22:55 AM PST · by OKSooner · 19 replies
    F150online dot com ^ | 2-23-2012 | Vain person who owns an old Ford truck
    Just in case some of the car folks are lurking today... "A recent post" from a Ford truck forum in it's entirety. Hello all, A couple of years ago I had a problem in my 1993 F250 that went something like this: The fuel pump on the front tank went out, stopped working. I think that the reason it stopped working is because it got some kind of crud in it. I wasn't sure at the time, but it seemed like it first stopped working when I let the truck sit an idle for a bit as I was out...
  • 35 percent of British adults sleep with bear

    02/23/2012 7:12:50 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 65 replies
    upi ^ | Feb. 21, 2012
    LONDON, - Thirty-five percent of adults in Britain admitted they sleep with a teddy bear to help de-stress and sleep at night, a survey said. The hotel chain Travelodge surveyed 6,000 Britons to learn more about Britain's fascination with the teddy bear after its staff tried to reunite more than 75,000 forgotten bears left behind in its 452 hotels in England -- and found many were not owned by children. Twenty-five percent of male respondents reported they take their teddy bear with them when going away on business. Many said the bear reminds them of home and a cuddle helps...
  • Moose Visit to Anchorage Hospital Goes Viral (Video)

    02/22/2012 3:06:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | CASEY GROVE
    Straight from the wild to your computer screen: A photo of a moose that wandered into a local hospital entrance has gone viral. No, the moose isn't sick and was presumably not seeking medical treatment when it strolled into the garage at Providence Alaska Medical Center on Saturday. Instead, a picture of the unfortunate ungulate taken by a nurse over the weekend -- the moose is seen standing in a hospital entrance, stopped by a security guard -- went viral on Facebook, reposted more than 1,500 times by Tuesday night. But don't worry: No animals or humans were harmed in...
  • The Moose Whisperer: How an Animal Lover Became Friends With Jack the Giant

    02/19/2012 10:07:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13th February 2012 | JILL REILLY
    The moose whisperer: How an animal lover became friends with Jack the giant... just don't mention her boyfriend!Vanessa Gibson has nurtured Jack since he was three days oldGiant Jack the moose stands six feet tall, weighs almost 1,000lbs and is very protective of his tiny best friend Vanessa Gibson. The 23-year-old has nurtured Jack since he was three days old and the enormous Alaskan moose is fiercely protective of her. Playing tag and run, and taking walks around the beautiful grounds of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre in Portage, Vanessa and three year old Jack are inseparable. Miss Gibson even...
  • Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices

    02/18/2012 4:32:57 PM PST · by gorush · 24 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-12-10 | Evasius
    Extraordinary and beautiful examples of toroidal vortices produced by dolphins, beluga whales, humpback whales, volcanoes, hydrogen bombs, and man. A toroidal vortex, also called a vortex ring, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape. The movement of the fluid is about the poloidal or circular axis of the doughnut, in a twisting vortex motion. Examples of this phenomenon are a smoke ring or a microburst. Vortex rings were first mathematically analysed by the German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, in his paper of 1867 On...

    02/14/2012 2:11:33 PM PST · by Music Producer · 25 replies
    The Birther Summit ^ | 02/14/2012 | Dean C. Haskins
    What if you read this chilling headline, and further discovered that it was even worse than initially thought . . . that every patient upon whom this surgeon operated died as a result of the surgeon's incompetence? But, imagine even further that this surgeon had a blog, and on that blog were statements like, “I am, surgeon who does 99%, of work advancing medical, science,” and the posts were full of scientific falsehoods and medical impossibilities, and usually included pleas for donations so that the surgeon could “operate” on more unsuspecting patients? No rational adult would ever state that this...
  • VANITY: Is Mormonism Christian or is it not?

    02/10/2012 12:14:55 PM PST · by OKSooner · 269 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2-10-2012 | Vanity
    Is it a fair question to ask... Is Mormonism Christian or is it not? If you care enough to respond and tell me it's not a fair question, please explain why not.