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  • Obama makes Sunday talk show blitz (Yet Official Deathcare™ Crap Sandwich© does NOT 'break through')

    09/20/2009 7:29:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,660+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 9/20/09 | Mark Silva
    Obama makes Sunday talk show blitzBy Mark Silva WASHINGTON BUREAU - After months of pressing the American public and Congress to support sweeping changes to health care and health insurance, President Barack Obama on Sunday offered a humbling admission: His message is sometimes not "breaking through." "I think there have been times where I have said, 'I've got to step up my game in terms of talking to the American people about issues like health care,' " Obama said during an unprecedented spree of Sunday morning television news show appearances. Asked by an interviewer if he had lost control of...
  • President Obama on health bill: 'I own (the Deathcare™ Crap Sandwich)'

    09/13/2009 4:59:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 1,187+ views
    Politico ^ | 9/13/09
    President Obama on health bill: 'I own it'By POLITICO STAFF | 9/12/09 10:48 AM EDT President Obama tells Steve Kroft in an interview airing Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on CBS News' "60 Minutes: "I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it. ... So I have every incentive to get this right.” The interview was taped Friday night at the White House, as part of an administration media blitz following his address to a joint session of Congress. In an excerpt released by "60 Minutes," Obama said: “I have no interest in...
  • Obama tries to build momentum for health overhaul (Rookie Hussein pimps Deathcare™ Crap Sandwich)

    09/09/2009 9:37:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 806+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | 9/09/09 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    Obama tries to build momentum for health overhaulObama will push for new and crucial protections for people who already have insurance JENNIFER LOVEN AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will tell the nation in a prime-time address precisely how he wants to expand health care, pitching a fresh argument — but, to liberal disappointment, no demand — for a government-run insurance option. "The president's going to speak clearly and directly to the American people about what's in this bill for them," press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday, hours before Obama appeared before a rare joint session of...
  • Van Jones joins the Center for American Progress

    09/08/2009 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 85 replies · 3,064+ views
    Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country. He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president's agenda. I respect that decision. Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work. Unfortunately, his critics on the right could find no common ground with him. Clearly, Van was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign shrouded in hypocrisy. Van's chief tormentor Glenn Beck, who spent weeks engaged...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA, TALKING CRAP

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRRy-QlQyUw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhome.php&feature=player_embedded
  • What if Palin had become vice president?

    07/14/2009 5:04:36 AM PDT · by steve-b · 102 replies · 2,206+ views
    (Hamilton OH) Journal-News ^ | 7/13/09 | James Mignerey
    Sarah Palin is, and always has been, an intellectual and political featherweight. As a moose-killing Barbie doll, she was exactly what the Republican Party in Alaska wanted for a mouthpiece. She was adored by the Republican masses in Alaska (she carried a gun and favored secession, the only qualifications needed). That worked well for Alaska. It enhanced the image of Alaska to have someone in frilly blouses, rather than plaid wool shirts, to front for their oil industry. Good for Alaska. Then something weird happened. The Republican Party nominated the oldest person ever put forth by a major political party...
  • Boehner: Climate bill a 'pile of s--t' (it's about time the truth be told)

    06/28/2009 2:54:17 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 27 replies · 1,900+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/27/09 | Molly K. Hooper
    Boehner: Climate bill a 'pile of s--t' By Molly K. Hooper Posted: 06/27/09 09:22 PM [ET] Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a few choice words about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) landmark climate-change bill after its passage Friday. When asked why he read portions of the cap-and-trade bill on the floor Friday night, Boehner told The Hill, "Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of s--t." Using his privilege as leader to speak for an unlimited time on the House floor, Boehner spent an hour reading from the 1200-plus page bill that was amended 20 hours before...
  • Right-Wing Sedition

    06/26/2009 10:06:28 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 67 replies · 2,994+ views
    Histroy News Network ^ | 6-15-09 | Carol V. Hamilton
    . In 1798, during the Quasi-war with France, Congress, with President John Adams’s support, passed the Sedition Act. Outraged by attacks on her husband, Abigail Adams supported the act, which was opposed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, among others. “Let us not establish a tyranny,” wrote an alarmed Alexander Hamilton to an ally in Congress. Indeed, the Sedition Act, an obvious violation of the First Amendment, made a permanent blot on Adams’s presidency. Here is part of its text: “If any person shall write, print, utter or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered or...
  • Dino Fossils Generate Overblown Claims (Temple of Darwin caught making stuff up again)

    06/18/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 33 replies · 2,500+ views
    CEH ^ | June 18, 2009
    June 18, 2009 — A picture of colorfully-plumed dinosaurs graces an article on National Geographic, but were feathers found with the fossil? No; the article said, “Primitive feathers may have covered the dinosaur’s body, but there is no direct evidence for that, noted [James] Clark, whose work was funded in part by the National Geographic Society” (which also owns National Geographic News). The feathers are apparently completely imaginary. National Geographic has been caught doing this before...
  • Radiometric Dating: Back to Basics (does it really prove the Earth is millions of years old?)

    06/18/2009 8:48:47 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 600 replies · 5,428+ views
    Answers Magazine ^ | June 17, 2009 | Andrew A. Snelling, Ph.D.
    Radiometric dating is often used to “prove” rocks are millions of years old. Once you understand the basic science, however, you can see how wrong assumptions lead to incorrect dates. Most people think that radioactive dating has proven the earth is billions of years old. After all, textbooks, media, and museums glibly present ages of millions of years as fact. Yet few people know how radiometric dating works or bother to ask what assumptions drive the conclusions. So let’s take a closer look and see how reliable this dating method really is...
  • UFO spotted at Virginia amusement park?

    06/17/2009 8:00:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 2,394+ views
    wane. ^ | 16 Jun 2009 | Melanie Woodrow
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Denna Smith is a writer who hopes to work with Tyler Perry someday, but, she says, even she couldn't make this story up. "We were like what is that, we were all stopped and we were astonished," said Smith. Smith and her family were at Kings Dominion when they saw a black floating ring in the sky. "Is this the end of the world, what is going on?" Smith wondered. Kings Dominion says the ring is smoke from a ride called Volcano. UFO investigator, Cameron Pack, agreed. Pack said he'd be convinced it was just...
  • Did Ribonucleoproteins Spark Life?

    06/15/2009 11:43:12 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 1,040+ views
    ICR ^ | June 15, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Despite “decades of persistent failure to create life by the ‘spark in the soup’ method,”[1] evolutionary biochemists are still trying to find an exclusively naturalistic explanation for how the first cell developed. Many possible chemical precursors to life have been systematically ruled out by rigorous experiments. What they have found is that the molecules necessary for life are found exclusively within cells that are already living. One explanation proposed by evolutionists...
  • C.R.A.P. To Change Climate Terms

    06/02/2009 4:39:37 PM PDT · by writer33 · 16 replies · 729+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 06/02/09 | Chris Davis
    Washington—In conjunction with the United States EPA and Al Gore, the climate change community has decided to create a new, non-partisan center to help record the American progress in the reduction of greenhouse gases as it relates to global warming. The new organization, C.R.A.P. (Center for Recording American Progress), has also decided to change the terms from climate change to seasonal transformation.
  • Heidi and Spencer Enjoy Their Swine Flu Protected Pre-Honeymoon! (Caption the Hills Stars in Cabo)

    04/29/2009 3:04:09 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 12 replies · 771+ views
    Heidi Montag was back in her bikini yesterday to hit the beach with her husband Spencer Pratt during their pre-honeymoon in Cabo.
  • 'She ran around like a maniac'

    04/20/2009 12:05:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 690+ views
    bbc ^ | 20 April 2009 | Nicola Fell
    Rain is pelting down on Doña Porcela's treatment room in Puerto Cabezas, the main town on Nicaragua's Northern Caribbean coast. The room is barren except for a few plastic chairs, a wooden table and some old plastic bottles balanced precariously on timber beams. Doña Porcela is a respected traditional healer here and the bottles are filled with her secret medicinal potions. Her patient today is a teenage girl asleep on a piece of cardboard, serving as a mattress on the dirt floor. "Grisi Siknis turns people into witches and they go crazy," she said. Last year there were 65 cases...
  • New Islamic Mortgages Now available in Minnesota (Muslims dont like to pay interest)

    03/03/2009 12:12:47 PM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 86 replies · 2,659+ views
    Minnesota Public radio ^ | 1 Mar 09 | Jessica mador
    For many Minnesota Muslims, it's been virtually impossible to buy a home, because Islamic law forbids the paying or charging of interest. The African Development Center, with support from the state's housing agency, is now offering Islamic mortgages as a way to help close the home ownership gap among Muslim immigrants. Minneapolis, Minn. — Islamic law does make exceptions to the ban on interest, if one's family is at stake. But the exceptions are open to interpretation and for many observant Muslims, conventional mortgages are strictly taboo. Nawawi Sheikh is one of them. The Somali-American says he and his wife...
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Investigate Bush-Cheney

    02/27/2009 1:00:04 PM PST · by bigjoesaddle · 30 replies · 2,170+ views
    letter | Patrick Leahy
    My Lefty friend e-mailed this to me.... unbelievable Dear ****** ******* Thank you for signing my petition at BushTruthCommission.com, urging Congress to consider the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Bush-Cheney Administration abuses. Now, please urge your friends and family to sign the petition as well: http://www.bushtruthcommission.com/ Thank you for supporting this important effort. Sincerely, Patrick Leahy U.S. Senator
  • More quality reporting from AP

    01/31/2009 7:39:05 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 655+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 1/31/09
  • McCain discusses Irish visa issue [amnesty for illegal Irish]

    12/08/2008 9:10:51 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 40,427+ views
    Irish Times, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 2008-12-09 | Pat Flynn
    The undocumented Irish in the United States were discussed at Shannon airport last night when the Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea TD met former US Republican presidential candidate senator John McCain. After the meeting, Mr O'Dea said: "We met for about 40 minutes and it was very productive and cordial. Senator McCain has committed to raising the issue of the undocumented Irish with president-elect Obama on his return to the US." Mr McCain's aircraft made a refuelling stop at Shannon on his way back to the US after spending the past week on a regional tour with two other members...
  • Palin has mixed record as fiscal conservative

    10/12/2008 2:40:09 PM PDT · by hattend · 49 replies · 1,418+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 12,2008 | MATT VOLZ, Associated Press Writer
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, bills herself as a fiscal conservative. But her record looks little like the classic conservative who favors less government and lower taxes. In a state with no income tax or sales tax, she gained prominence by raising taxes on the most influential industry in Alaska: Big oil. She then used that money to boost the annual bonus each Alaskan receives from the government. This spring, Palin signed an operating budget that authorized roughly $11 billion in spending — more than $16,000 for every man, woman and child...
  • CNBC's Francis and Haines Call Senate Bailout Bill Tax Add-Ons 'Crap'

    10/02/2008 7:44:33 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies · 881+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 2, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    You've got to love brutal honesty, especially when it comes from the financial media. The Senate's version of a bailout bill, which passed last night by a margin of 74-25, included "sweeteners" - or obscure tax breaks - including benefits for the manufacturer of wooden arrows used in children's toys and another for litigants in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Melissa Francis, co-host of CNBC's "The Call," and "Squawk on the Street" co-host Mark Haines called it all "crap" on their Oct. 1 special coverage of the vote on the network. Their description was similar to the one used...
  • There's a secret I've been hiding I can't take it no more...

    09/20/2008 8:04:40 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 9 replies · 160+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | September 20,2008 | www.youtube.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGaDjSXhB8s&eurl=http://pulse.plaxo.com/pulse/events/show/91225053
  • More needless carnage

    09/07/2008 12:49:14 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 31 replies · 568+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Today | Boston Globe
    ANOTHER DEADLY combination of too many guns and too little mental healthcare has exploded in Washington state, where a 28-year-old man allegedly killed six people on a two-hour shooting rampage Tuesday. The tragic story could get lost in the week's focus on presidential politics, but the presidential campaign is precisely where these issues should be debated.
  • (Vanity) Is the boycott on AP articles still in force?

    09/03/2008 2:31:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies · 286+ views
    On the 17th of June, our esteemed founder, JimRob, made the following statement: Boycott AP! We don't need their steenking liberal propaganda anyway. This statement was made in response to a new "fair use" statement made for bloggers that stated that the AP's version of 'fair use' was a five word extract and that the AP reserved editorial control over any blog entry that dared even use those five fair words. Due to the ubiquitousness of the AP, it was not possible to simply add "ap.org" to the list of exerpt only sites; it depended largely upon the diligence of...
  • Gallup Polling

    09/02/2008 3:14:30 PM PDT · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 26 replies · 175+ views
    Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.
  • Where We're At {ORIGINAL CONTAINS PROFANITY]

    07/07/2008 7:33:27 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 31 replies · 127+ views
    kunstler.com ^ | July 7, 2008 | James H. Kunstler
    Every time I saw a car towing a motorboat this holiday weekend, I wondered what was going through the head of the towee. Did they have a sense that darkness was falling on their careers in motor sports? Did they have an inkling that an oil-and-gas crisis is upon us and just not give a shit? Or were they just going through the motions, following some implacable rote programming induced by, say, forty-odd years of TV addiction and a diet based on corn-syrup byproducts? The holiday to me was a creepy hiatus from an ever more desperate reality overtaking the...
  • Bloggers: Big Media Is Watching [copyright-related battles online like the recent AP-blogger flap]

    07/01/2008 8:15:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 162+ views
    Bloggers: Big Media Is Watching As content recognition software gets more sophisticated, expect more copyright-related battles online like the recent AP-blogger flap by Peter Burrows The Associated Press unleashed a firestorm in the blogosphere earlier this month when it demanded that a political site take down AP content it said violated copyrights. Bloggers, including Michael Arrington of TechCrunch.com and Markos Moulitas of Daily Kos, cried foul, saying the AP's move threatened the free flow of information over the Web. The furor abated a few days later when the AP tempered its demands. But the dustup between the AP and bloggers...
  • 'Basic Instinct' Director Paul Verhoeven: Jesus Was Son of Mary, Rapist

    04/23/2008 8:48:15 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 104 replies · 179+ views
    Fox News website ^ | 4/23/08 | Paul Verhoeven
    <p>In his upcoming biography of Jesus, "Basic Instinct" director Paul Verhoeven will say that Jesus was probably the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee, according to the Hollywood Reporter.</p> <p>Verhoeven also claims that Christ was not betrayed by Judas Iscariot.</p>
  • US Military to Free AP Photographer { Bilal Hussein }

    04/14/2008 12:48:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 209+ views
    BAGHDAD, (AP) -- The U.S. military says it will release Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein after more than two years in custody. The statement said Hussein will be freed Wednesday now that Iraqi judicial committees have granted him amnesty for all allegations. Hussein has been in custody since April 12, 2006 when he was detained by U.S. Marines for alleged links to insurgents.
  • Rap Music Glamorizing Drug Use, Study Says (Duh!)

    04/02/2008 3:14:11 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 7 replies · 68+ views
    msnbc.msn ^ | April 2, 2008 | Reuters
    NEW YORK - Rap music has increasingly glamorized the use of illegal drugs, portraying marijuana, crack and cocaine as symbols of wealth and status, according to a new study by the journal Addiction Research & Theory. The report found that rap artists had moved away from the lyrics of the early days of the genre when they often warned against the dangers of substance abuse. "This study showed that in fact much early rap music either did not talk about drugs at all, or when it did had anti-drug messages," said Denise Herd, of the University of California at Berkeley,...
  • Dennis Hastert's seat lost in Special Election today

    03/08/2008 7:56:08 PM PST · by The_Republican · 380 replies · 12,513+ views
    Fox News-Star Tribune ^ | March 8th, 2008 | AP
    A longtime Republican district fell to the Democrats Saturday when a wealthy businessman and scientist snatched former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional seat in a closely watched special election. Democrat Bill Foster won 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent for Republican Jim Oberweis. With 565 of 568 precincts reporting, Foster had 51,140 votes to Oberweis' 46,270.
  • Auburn nursing home toilets explode, setting off sprinklers (Washington state)

    02/26/2008 2:33:59 PM PST · by EveningStar · 43 replies · 521+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 26, 2008
    An employee of an Auburn nursing home called firefighters for help because the toilets were exploding with steam...
  • Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human ****

    02/11/2008 7:44:49 AM PST · by Alouette · 40 replies · 49+ views
    Daiy Mail UK ^ | Feb. 11, 2008
    Two shop-owners were today fined for selling chocolate cake - which had been sprinkled with human faeces. A horrified customer ate the foul-smelling gateaux but noticed that it didn't taste or smell "quite right" and handed the cake to public health scientists. The analysts soon established that the sweet treat was covered in faeces and legal proceedings against the shop owners were started. Shop owners Saeed Hasmi, 25, and Jan Yadgari, 23, were fined £1,500 for selling food unfit for human consumption. The pair - who ran the Italiano Pizzeria in Roath, Cardiff - admitted the charge but did not...
  • Super Tuesday: GOP Disaster!

    02/05/2008 10:31:17 PM PST · by americanophile · 175 replies · 618+ views
    GOPublius.com ^ | February 5, 2008 | gopublius.com
    Tonight’s Super Tuesday Primary leaves little to be positive about, even for McCain supporters. Tuesday merely proved the degree to which the GOP is fractured, unenthusiastic, and weak. Romney and Huckabee still have life in them, but McCain was the night’s big winner. November is well off, but at this stage the fall forecast is dim. The Republicans will be entering the race with a 72 year old Senator, despised by large swathes of his own base, sluggishly propelled by a divided and deeply demoralized GOP electorate that is likely to produce an anemic campaign war chest. By contrast, the...
  • Cable nets offer Super Bowl halftime alternatives

    01/31/2008 6:13:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies · 768+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 30, 2008 | Steven Zeitchik
    For fans unmoved by the prospect of a Tom Petty Super Bowl halftime show, the cable industry has an answer. Many answers, in fact. There's grown men stuffing themselves with eggs and ham. There's Deion Sanders skirmishing with his wife over household chores. There's kittens squaring off on a football field. After five years of letting the Super Bowl halftime show air pretty much uncontested, networks are again taking aim at the extravaganza. Sensing vulnerability in the NFL's decision to cast the rock musician known for "Free Fallin'" and "American Girl" as its headline entertainment, nets are in a counter...
  • Charges filed in defecation complaint

    01/21/2008 9:49:03 AM PST · by redrunner · 56 replies · 162+ views
    wisconsin state journal ^ | 1/17/2008 | Ed Treleven
    It was a pretty foul thing that was happening at an apartment building on Schroeder Road. Every so often, apartment residents at 6769 Schroeder Road would find human feces in their laundry if they left it untended in a basement laundry room. Two people also reported finding feces in their shoes and boots in an apartment hallway. And residents said they have had to throw out a comforter, baby clothes and other items after feces were found in the washing machines. But that ended Jan. 13, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday, when Madison police arrested Ronnie A. Ballard,...
  • Fecal art: Artist exhibits slabs of human excrement at London gallery

    12/13/2007 9:38:37 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 35 replies · 165+ views
    CBC ^ | Dec 13 2007 | Raphael G. Satter
    LONDON - An artist is inviting Londoners to come face-to-face with the wretched labour of one of India's lowest castes - by filling an art gallery with 21 big blocks of human excrement. The monoliths are the brainchild of Santiago Sierra, whose previous work includes pumping a former German synagogue full of poisonous car exhaust (visitors wore gas masks) and an attempt to write the word "Submission" in giant, flaming letters near the U.S.-Mexico border. Elena Crippa, curator at the Lisson Gallery where the work is being displayed, said the Spanish-born artist's intention is to confront audiences with the horror...
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Hip Hop Is Dead

    This was written by the bloggers girlfriend. Top 5 Reasons Why Hip Hop Is Considered Dead": In the year 2007, it is likely to hear people talk of the long awaited Hip-Hop album releases and who’s really hot. Though with almost an equal amount of negative characteristics to Hip-Hop, it is also likely to often hear a simple three lettered phrase, “Hip-Hop is dead.” Now, this doesn’t mean go throw Nas and Jay in the bin, it just means that the art is due for a major repair. There are a number of reasons as to why people turn away...
  • Air America abandons Austin

    10/23/2007 4:51:04 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 59 replies · 122+ views
    Statesman.com ^ | 10/23/07
    Air America leaves austin airwaves Air America, the home for defiantly liberal talk radio, has quit Austin's airwaves, although it can be heard online or on XM Satellite Radio. Its broadcasting home in Austin, KOKE 1600 AM, now has a Spanish-language format. Dave Kaufman, Air America's vice president of affiliate relations, said Monday that the shift happened last week as part of an expected change in station ownership. "Definitely disappointed," Kaufman reacted. A blogger writing on democraticunder ground.com was dismayed. "This is a city that is overwhelmingly Democratic, but the right-wing talk radio stations in town consistently get much better...
  • Forum at Macon City Hall highlights diversity in religion

    10/10/2007 5:05:43 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 3 replies · 165+ views
    The Macon Telegraph, Macon GA ^ | October 9, 2007 | Matt Barnwell
    Dr. Farhan Siddiqui, center, performs a traditional call to men's prayer in the foyer of City Hall on Tuesday during a forum to discuss Islam and mark the approaching end of Ramadan. Video: Ramadan forum and dinner at Macon City Hall The sun had set, and it was time for the Maghrib prayer. A young Muslim clergyman, clad entirely in white, faced east toward Mecca. The Macon City Council dais sat a few feet in front of him. Behind him, filling the space in front of the council chamber seats, stood two rows of men, including Jack Ellis, Macon's mayor....
  • 1 million Chinese-made cribs recalled

    09/21/2007 12:57:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 20 replies · 80+ views
    Money ^ | 9/21/2007 | CNN
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- About one million Chinese-made, Simplicity brand cribs are being recalled after three infants died and seven were trapped when the drop side of cribs detached causing a dangerous gap, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Failures in the crib's drop side are due to a combination of hardware and design flaws that allow consumers to unintentionally install the drop side upside down. This installation could weaken the hardware and cause the drop side to detach from the crib, creating a gap that could lead to the entrapment and suffocation of infants.
  • Live worms found in Chinese chocolates

    08/31/2007 5:16:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 115 replies · 2,751+ views
    timesnow.tv ^ | 8/31/2007 | Reuters
    Think twice before biting into a chocolate to loose yourself in its taste - you might actually be chewing a wee bit more then you bargained for. On Wednesday (August 29).. worms and moths crawled out of a box of chocolates imitating a popular international brand, and even a few larvae. But by the time this was noticed, a few chocolate balls had been consumed. The chocolates were picked up by a Korean consumer on his trip to China. But local manufactoring experts say it looks as though the contamination happened during the manufactoring process. "It seems to be seriously...
  • Guess What Folks - Secession Wasn't Treason

    08/27/2007 1:37:39 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 1,083 replies · 10,159+ views
    The Copperhead Chronicles ^ | August 2007 | Al Benson
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Copperhead Chronicle Al Benson, Jr. Articles Guess What Folks--Secesson Wasn't Treason by Al Benson Jr. More and more of late I have been reading articles dealing with certain black racist groups that claim to have the best interests of average black folks at heart (they really don't). It seems these organizations can't take time to address the problems of black crime in the black community or of single-parent families in the black community in any meaningful way. It's much more lucrative for them (and it gets more press coverage) if they spend their time and resources attacking Confederate...
  • 50 Cent: I'll Quit if Outsold by Kanye West

    08/11/2007 8:12:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies · 433+ views
    AP - Fox ^ | August 10, 2007
    50 Cent believes his new album will outsell Kanye West's upcoming disc, and he's betting his solo career on it. Both 50 Cent and West have albums due out Sept. 11. 50 Cent, who has sold better than West, has been riled by forecasts that sales of West's "Graduation" could rival those for his "Curtis" CD. "Let's raise the stakes," the 31-year-old rapper told hip-hop Web site SOHH.com in an interview posted Friday. "If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I'll no longer write music. I'll write music and work with my other artists, but...
  • Hot for Hillary - Counter Obama's Song

    07/11/2007 10:17:06 AM PDT · by Scythian · 3 replies · 439+ views
    Move over, "Obama Girl," someone's "Hot4Hillary!" Taryn Southern, a minor celeb who appeared on "American Idol" in 2004, wrote and stars in a sexually charged video send-up of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton. The video, containing strong sexual inuendo, includes such lyrics as, "Obama is nice, but you've got something he lacks," as Southern, in the role of school teacher, shows her class a white-board with the word "Ovaries" written across it. Southern also sings, "I know you're not gay, but I'm hoping for i…lingual!"
  • Bikini-Clad News Babe: Sexy Pix "Purely Platonic"

    05/02/2007 6:28:25 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 8 replies · 1,287+ views
    TMZ ^ | 1 May 2007
    The TV reporter who sent NFL Network anchor Rich Eisen salacious snaps of herself in a bikini -- and got an hilariously acidic e-mail response from Eisen's wife (who found them on their shared account) -- says the photos are, you know, just "harmless pictures" that "friends" trade. Alycia Lane, an anchor at Philadelphia's CBS affiliate KYW-TV, just sent a statement to TMZ saying that she and Eisen have been "purely platonic" friends "for almost 10 years" and that they "regularly exchange e-mail and photos." Including, as Page Six reported, "seven e-mails and several bikini photos" from Lane, which went...
  • Language Changes

    04/26/2007 8:54:03 PM PDT · by Grizzled Bear · 52 replies · 1,281+ views
    Today | Me
    Language changes. This cannot be denied. Due to one person's brave words we have a new change to our lexicon. Sheryl Crow, the 'one square wonder' has single handedly wiped the way clear the future of our communication. For instance; when things are getting shakey at work you should state that if everyone doesn't work together the "Crow's really gonna hit the fan." When someone startles you, tell them you nearly "Crowed your pants." Suppose you are playing poker. Your friend fails to disguise his glee at the hand you dealt to him. While holding your chips closer than your...
  • Japanese Human Vending Machine

    02/15/2007 11:11:19 AM PST · by Tolkien · 42 replies · 1,515+ views
    Gozmodo.com ^ | 2/15/07 | Travis Hudson
    In today's episode of "More Weird Crap from Japan" we find our heroes encountered with a very strange machine. This vending machine is staffed by a real human who gives the desired product to the consumer, rather than having a series of mechanics do the job. If only it was a real human vending machine that actually gave out, uh, humans. Those wacky Japanese—what will they think of next?
  • Row over (Muslim only) washrooms

    01/28/2007 1:38:10 AM PST · by Dundee · 79 replies · 2,113+ views
    Sunday Herald Sun ^ | January 28, 2007 | Mary Papadakis
    A ROW has erupted over Muslim-only washrooms at La Trobe University that can be accessed only with a secret push-button code. Muslim students have exclusive access to male and female washrooms on campus, sparking claims of bias and discrimination. The university and Islamic leaders have defended the washrooms as vital to Muslim students' prayer rituals. ... Australian Family Council spokesman Bill Muehlenberg said concerns over the exclusive facilities were valid. "Do we have a Christian washroom or an atheist washroom?" he said. "The whole thing is madness." ... "If Muslims are saying 'we are good Australians and want to integrate',...
  • 13 injured during Cedar Rapids concert"Music as a Weapon"

    12/22/2006 10:18:44 PM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies · 1,433+ views
    Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette ^ | 12/22/2006 | Po Li Loo
    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - At least 13 people were injured during a "Music as a Weapon" concert Thursday night, according to officials at two Cedar Rapids hospitals. The concert drew a crowd of 7,186 people, almost maxing out the U.S. Cellular Center, which can fit up to 7,500 people. Of the 10 people who were treated at St. Luke's Hospital for injuries suffered at the concert, one was taken into surgery, said Laura Rainey, director of marketing communications at St. Luke's. That patient was among two people who were admitted to the hospital. The others were treated and released. Rainey...