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  • Iowa Democrat's "Chick" Ad Draws Cries of Sexism (War on Women on Joni Ernst)

    06/17/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7, 2014 | Jake Miller
    A word for the wise: If you're a male candidate running against a woman hoping to make history as the first female federal officeholder in her state, you might want to refrain from comparing her to a baby chick in your campaign advertisements. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who's battling Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst for Iowa's open Senate seat, criticized his opponent's record in a new ad, showing a baby chick onscreen as the narrator says Ernst never made a "peep" about wasteful spending as a state lawmaker. "When Joni Ernst had the chance to do something in Iowa, we...
  • 2013 Hot Shots Calendar – Good Looking Girls for a Good Cause (Photos and Video)

    02/23/2013 11:57:58 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 46 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Chris Callahan
    Smith Optics Elite who produces the annual “Hot Shots” calendar got in contact with us and asked if we could post their 2013 edition. This years calendar is inspired by vintage pin–ups and WWII bomber art. All proceeds from this years calendar will be going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. You can purchase the calendar online for only $12.
  • Warwick woman accused of training pet bird to swear at ex-husband's new girlfriend

    09/07/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | Mike McKinney
    WARWICK, R.I. -- A year-long dispute has landed two neighbors in court. At issue: Willy's the cockatoo's salty language. In court documents, Kathleen Melker of 55 Harris Ave. asserts she was within earshot of Willy, her neighbor's pet, when he repeatedly called her "whore." The incident, she says, punctuated an acrimonious relationship with Lynne Taylor of 51 Harris Ave. that she says included Taylor pelting rocks over the fence and threats to capture Melker's cat and "drown it in the Bay." No charges have been filed.
  • RED HOT Conservative Chicks: Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly!

    07/27/2012 8:20:44 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 27, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    This one's kind of obvious- but how could I not pay tribute? Video/more pics/links at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________________ Free Republic   Barstool Sports     FitsNews   FoxNews Insider
  • Uzbekistan Pays Teachers With Chickens (glimpse of future US?)

    04/10/2012 11:40:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Uzbekistan Pays Teachers With Chickens April 10, 2012 Uzbek doctors and teachers got a shock this month when part of their salaries came in the form of...Serbian chickens. More than 20,000 chicks have already been distributed to public sector workers in the Central Asian country's Vobkent district, in the Bukhara region, and an additional 40,000 will be handed out in the coming months. Public sector workers get 10 chicks each under the initiative, launched after cabinet ministers in February urged regional governments to boost domestic production of poultry, eggs, meat, and vegetables
  • Dixie Chicks are back with something new (trying to make a comeback)

    It may be hard to top Shut Up & Sing, but Dixie Chicks are back with something new—and E! News has an exclusive look. The trio of country-singin' ladies and Columbia Records are releasing Dixie Chicks Storytellers, a DVD filled with personal anecdotes and inspiration around some of the band's biggest hits including "Not Ready to Make Nice," "Cowboy Take Me Away" and "Wide Open Spaces." The disc, which drops On Nov.29, will also feature some never before seen performances of "Lullaby," "Easy Silence" and "So Hard," except, you're getting a head start because we have the clip for "So...
  • Police: Shoplifting Suspect Shot At Walmart

    11/02/2011 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    http://www.wlky.com/news/29666712/detail.html ^ | 11/2/2011 | Steve Tellier/WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A shoplifting incident led to a shooting at a Walmart, according to police dispatchers. The shooting happened at the Walmart at 7100 Raggard Road. Police said off-duty Jefferson County constable David Whitlaw was shopping at the store around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when he heard there was a shoplifting suspect outside the store in the parking lot. Police said Whitlaw went to the parking lot, where the female suspect was in a car. Police said she ran over Whitlaw's foot, and he in turn fired a shot into the car, wounding the woman in her arm and hand....
  • Why do women still struggle to get to the very top in politics?

    10/16/2011 9:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2011 | Nick Wood
    Next month marks the 21st anniversary of Margaret Thatcher's enforced resignation as Prime Minister. It is now more than 30 years since she first gained power. She was not, of course, the first woman to lead a major country. That honour fell to Indira Gandhi in India and Golda Meir in Israel. But along with Gandhi, Thatcher's 11 years at the top make her the longest-serving woman prime minister the world has seen. The strange thing is that despite the advancement of women in business and the professions and the growing numbers of women entering politics in leading Western countries,...
  • Dixie Chicked

    10/07/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 7, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    “Is the Hank Williams Jr. incident a parallel to the Dixie Chicks?” asks Radio-Info.com, an insider site for the radio industry...the Dallas-based country trio met with both adulation and criticism after singer Natalie Maines told a cheering London audience that she was “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas,” just 10 days before President George W. Bush ordered a military invasion of Iraq in 2003.
  • New Book : 'Chicks with Guns': Some 15 million US women pack heat

    09/28/2011 9:46:08 AM PDT · by Scythian · 66 replies
    Pop quiz: Name one accessory that grandmothers, moms, girls, wealthy socialites, middle-class females and low-income women might be likely to own — and cherish — all across America. If you answered “a gun,” you’d be correct. Based on polling research and gun-sale statistics, an estimated 15 million to 20 million women in the United States own their own firearms. Dozens of those heat-packing women are documented in “Chicks with Guns,” a new book by photographer Lindsay McCrum that is sure to challenge almost anyone’s assumptions about gun ownership. “Their numbers are really high but their profile is actually really low,”...
  • Women in politics: “Taking the remarkable and rendering it unremarkable”

    09/16/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT · by flowerplough
    Feministing ^ | 16 Sep | Chloe
    Earlier this week, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard – the nation’s first woman PM – addressed EMILY’s List Australia at Parliament House in Canberra. Gillard has her critics, and I’d be lying if I said I was inspired and entirely satisfied by the job she’s doing as PM. It would be delusional to imagine that sexism in Australia died the day Gillard was made head of the Labor Party. But by the same token, it would be foolish to pretend that her elevation to the PM isn’t enormous progress in a country where gender equality is still far from a...
  • Are Women Genetically Wired To Dislike Math & Science?

    09/15/2011 8:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    YourTango ^ | 9/14/2011 | Jessica Cruel
    A study found that when it comes to career choices, men prefer things and women prefer people.If you thought it was sexist to assume that girls aren't good at science, maybe you should think again (though stereotypes are dangerous and there are certainly many, many exceptions). A recent study in the journal Hormones and Behavior found that genetics play a key role in the career choices we make. In short, men become astronauts and women prefer nursing because of our biological nature, not environmental factors. In our society, males are more likely to work in fields dealing with "things" like...
  • Hot Chicks playing in the mud!

    10/07/2010 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Ancient Drive · 18 replies
  • Millions of Women Throng Kerala Festival [2 Million Women Make Offering To Hindu Goddess]

    03/01/2010 6:49:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 655+ views
    BBCNews ^ | March 01, 2010 | John Murray
    Millions of Women Throng Kerala Festival Attendance at the festival has grown year after year By John Mary Trivandrum, Kerala India's southern state of Kerala may have hosted the largest gathering of women ever seen on the planet. Clad in traditional Kerala saris and bearing offerings of food, more than two million women - perhaps more - thronged the state capital Trivandrum on Sunday. The women braved searing heat to offer a special meal at the Attukal temple to Hindu goddess Bhagavathy - one incarnation of the potent goddesses Kali and Saraswati. Women howled shrilly, as is the custom at...
  • U.S. Agricultural Team Vaccinates Chicks

    03/05/2009 3:53:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Charles Russell, a member of the U.S. State Department Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team and an agricultural advisor, sprays 21-day-old chicks with a vaccine to prevent Gambaro disease, which attacks a chick's immune system, at the Poultry Agkardi Hatchery during an EPRT event in Mahmudiyah, Feb. 27. Photo by Jamie Vernon, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs. MAHMUDIYAH — The U.S. State Department’s Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team (EPRT) participated in a project inoculating and delivering chickens to the Mahmudiyah Poultry Association, Feb. 27. Charles Russell, an agricultural advisor for the EPRT, traveled to the Poultry Agkardi Hatchery here to assist local Iraqi...
  • Women dice with death on M6-(oh you have to see this)

    09/25/2008 7:58:42 PM PDT · by Flavius · 29 replies · 2,923+ views
    bbc ^ | 25 September 2008 | bbc
    Advertisement Motorway police have had to deal with two women spotted walking down the central reservation of the M6. The women, twin sisters from Sweden, ran in front of oncoming traffic after wrestling with the police. Sophie Hutchinson reports.
  • Natalie Maines joins LR protest for imprisoned 3

    12/20/2007 5:30:45 PM PST · by george76 · 67 replies · 196+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | December 20, 2007 | CATHY FRYE
    The voice of Natalie Maines, lead singer for the Dixie Chicks, floated across the state Capitol grounds Wednesday as a line of “West Memphis Three” supporters snaked up the steps with a giant banner. Maines was due to arrive any minute. Meanwhile, those rallying for the release of three men convicted in the 1993 slayings of three 8-year-old boys listened to a recording of the Dixie Chicks’ 2006 hit, Not Ready to Make Nice Forgive, sounds good Forget, I’m not sure I could They say time heals everything But I’m still waiting... About 150 people — including national media and...
  • American Idol Contestant who sang dixie chicks song is AXED

    03/05/2007 6:19:06 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 152 replies · 4,269+ views
    05 Feb 07 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.
  • A Revealing Peep at the Dixie Chicks

    11/18/2006 6:56:15 PM PST · by LenS · 46 replies · 2,753+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Friday, November 17, 2006 | Stephen Hunter
    One of the excellent attributes of "Shut Up and Sing" is that it lets the cards fall where they may and really doesn't try to spin the Chicks themselves. It's quite possible, then, to watch the film and come to the conclusion that Natalie Maines has a big mouth. Spectacularly talented, the young singer is also a spectacular blowhard, and documentarian Barbara Kopple almost subversively focuses on Maines blabbering away at meetings without a serious thought in her head, no impulse control anywhere in sight, and, for some reason, always supine, as if her great status grants her the right...
  • Shut Up captures the good, bad and ugly of a band and fans in transition

    11/17/2006 10:22:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,437+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2006 | ANDREW DANSBY
    Shut Up and Sing, which documents three years in the lives of the Dixie Chicks, is a sympathetic if flawed portrait of a band in crisis and transition — both, to an extent, of its own making. The film — and the band's future, for that matter — spills with love and hate and accountability. The love and hate are easily identifiable. Behind the scenes, the band's three members — Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison — create a massive family with their spouses and children. Even when Maguire seems jarred by the backlash created by Maines' now-infamous comments...