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  • Driver arrested for allegedly dragging donkey behind truck

    02/17/2015 8:40:53 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    KSAT ^ | 02/16
    CONROE, Texas - A Houston-area man has been accused of dragging a donkey behind his vehicle as other drivers called 911 to report the apparent animal abuse. Montgomery County jail records show 21-year-old Nasim Irsan was being held Monday on a charge of cruelty to livestock animals. Online jail records do not list bond or an attorney for Irsan, who was booked Saturday night into the jail in Conroe. Deputies responding to reports of a pickup truck dragging a donkey located the moving vehicle and rescued the animal, which had a rope around its neck. The rope was tied to...
  • Swiss firefighters pull donkey from manhole

    11/05/2014 7:53:29 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 24 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Nov. 4, 2014
    PRATTELN, Switzerland,- Swiss firefighters said they rescued a donkey found with its head and front legs sticking out the top of an uncovered manhole. Basel Country firefighters said a passerby alerted emergency services Saturday when he spotted the 13-year-old donkey, Nilo, with its head and front legs sticking out of the top of an uncovered manhole at a playground in Pratteln. Firefighters found the donkey's legs were stuck in the manhole's piping, but they were able to lift the animal out of its predicament without causing any serious injuries. Police said the donkey incurred some "flesh wounds" but was able...
  • Donkey Wrong: It’s a classic game, but it’s no fun…

    10/23/2014 4:44:18 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm thinking of putting this on a shirt...
  • Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys

    09/18/2014 4:23:21 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 27 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 17 September 2014 | AP
    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys.
  • Saudi Man Dies After Allegedly Trying To Sodomize A Donkey

    08/13/2014 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 116 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 8/13/2014 | Opposing Views
    The bizarre story of a man who died after trying to have sex with a donkey is circulating all over Middle Eastern news sites. Lebanese website Beiruting recently reported that a Saudi Sheikh man died after attempting to sodomize a donkey. But other sites have picked it up as well. Reports say that the man tied the donkey to his car, took off his pants and attempted the have sex with the animal. The donkey, however, was not about to let that happen, and allegedly, it proceeded to kick the Sheikh man in the face following by three strong kicks...
  • Kerry to African Leaders: Do Some of You Ride Donkeys? (Facepalm)

    05/04/2014 9:24:40 AM PDT · by equalator · 26 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 5-4-2014 | Joel Pollak
    "Thank you, Mr. President, for being here. And thank you, all of you, for treading up the hill to join me this morning. I saw a couple of donkeys out there. Did some of you come up on the donkeys? (Laughter.) But a lot of buses and cars, and I am very, very appreciative."
  • Zonkey, Rare Zebra-Donkey Hybrid, Born in Mexican Zoo

    04/25/2014 4:54:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    UPI ^ | April 25, 2014 | Brooks Hays
    Biologists had originally thought zebra and donkey chromosomes to be incompatible.A rare but adorable cross-breed was introduced to the world this week at a zoo in Reynosa, Mexico. Khumba is the lovechild of Rayas, a female zebra, and Ignacio, a blue-eyed albino donkey. That makes Khumba a zonkey, one of only a few in the world. Though there are now living specimens of zonkeys at zoos in the U.S., Japan, China and elsewhere, biologists had originally thought zebra and donkey chromosomes were incompatible. But apparent genetic incongruity didn't stop Rayas and Ignacio from trying. According to WTVY, the two visited...
  • Camel in a Can and 6 More Weird Canned Meats

    01/07/2014 1:41:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01.05.14
    You can’t believe it’s not donkey? As Chinese eaters reel from Walmart’s fox-meat scandal, plenty of other beasts are still available—in cans!— for dinner. Chinese Walmart customers in search of a nice donkey for dinner got a shock Thursday, when the retailer announced it had found traces of fox DNA in the “Five Spice Donkey Meat” product. Wait—you didn’t realize fox and donkey meat were even considered proper meals? Nor did we. Here are a few other bizarre animal products you can buy, and these come in a can. A Whole Chicken Not content to just offer just bits and...
  • China Wal-Mart surprise: How did fox meat get into donkey products?

    01/03/2014 6:15:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 2, 2014 | By Peter Ford, Staff writer
    Wal-Mart recalled donkey meat – a delicacy in northern China – because of contamination. If the discovery of “pink slime” in American hamburgers and horsemeat in European ones made you squeamish, read no further. Wal-Mart has just recalled donkey meat products from some of its stores in China because tests have found them to be contaminated with fox meat. Donkey is a delicacy in northern China. Fox is not. Fox meat smells rank, according to those who know. But it is cheap (less than 50 US cents a pound) because Chinese farmers who raise foxes for their fur have no...
  • In the end the Democratic Party's relationship with the American people boils down to this...

    10/25/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • (Healthcare in Afghanistan) 'Donkey Ambulance' Rides To The Rescue Of Afghan Women In Labor

    10/01/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | September 28, 2013 | Antoine Blua
    Afghanistan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, and a high concentration of donkeys. Enter the maternity saddle -- a new invention that promises to carry women in labor across Afghanistan's difficult terrain so they can get the medical care they need. The British charity HealthProm and designer Peter Muckle developed the inflatable donkey saddle to ease the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan. The lack of suitable transport in mountainous areas leads many pregnant women to opt against heading to health centers in favor of giving birth...
  • Egyptian arrested for naming donkey after general

    09/21/2013 9:41:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2013 10:42 AM EDT | Mariam Rizk
    The state news agency says a farmer in southern Egypt has been arrested after putting the military chief’s name and an army-style cap on his donkey while riding it through town. MENA news agency said that Omar Abul-Magd was arrested late Friday in Qena province for allegedly insulting Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who led the popularly-backed coup against President Mohammed Morsi. …
  • VINTAGE PHOTO: Donkey Riding On The Back Of WWII G.I.

    06/03/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronuat ^ | 1940s | Retronaut
    c. 1940s: Military donkey ride
  • Belgian Police Demand Braying Donkey is Moved From Balcony

    05/31/2013 2:40:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 May 2013
    Belgian police have demanded that Lola, a theatre-starring donkey, be removed from the balcony of a cultural centre in Brussels after neighbours complained about her braying.Lola is staying on the first-floor balcony while she performs in a play at the Arab Cultural Centre, located in the same building in the Belgian capital. But police ordered Lola's keeper to move her indoors after receiving complaints about the donkey making too much noise. Despite the police demands, Lola was still outside on Friday, and the director of the cultural centre was berating her neighbours for interfering.
  • The Best and Most Proper Way To Use Obama's Logo

    05/24/2013 11:22:07 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    If this looks familiar it's because this donkey has a twin.I'm surprised one of my fellow agitprop artists or myself never thought of this idea  before...better late than never I guess.
  • The IRS Scandal Can't Be Put Any Simpler Than This

    05/23/2013 12:31:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-23-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Tennis star Novak buys up world's supply of donkey cheese at £400 a pound for new restaurant chain

    12/10/2012 10:42:45 AM PST · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 December 2012 | Neil Sears
    Some of us might find the idea of donkey milk cheese hard to stomach at any price. However, aficionados of the rare delicacy are apparently prepared to pay up to £400 a pound for it. And from next year, even that will not be enough to secure a supply, after tennis star Novak Djokovic bought up the entire 2013 output of the Serbian farm which produces it. The cheese, known as pule, will be one of the key attractions at a chain of restaurants the Wimbledon champion and world number one is opening in his Serbian homeland. By agreeing to...
  • South Texas mayor dead after apparent attack by donkey

    08/29/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 52 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08-29-12 | Associated Press
    HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas — A South Texas mayor has been found dead after apparently being attacked by a 500-pound donkey on his ranch. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke appears to be an accident. Bohlke was 65.
  • Donkey bomb: New trick by Afghan militants kills cop

    08/06/2012 9:38:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    IBN ^ | Aug 07, 2012
    Kabul: A new tactic of using an innocent donkey as a bomb carrier in Afghanistan took everyone by surprise on Monday when a blast killed a police officer and injured three others in a western province. The bombing took place in Charsadda district in Ghor province, 360 km from Kabul, Xinhua reported. Militants planted a mine on a donkey and tied it near the gate of the district headquarters building. When the district police chief arrived at his office, the mine was exploded by remote control, killing the senior policeman on the spot
  • Man Hires Prostitute Which 'Turned Into a Donkey' at Night

    10/26/2011 9:42:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    'I do not know what happened... but I am seriously in love with (the) donkey,' man tells courtIt may have been the work of a genie or a sorcerer or just that a Zimbabwean man is off his rocker, for he claims in court that he had hired a prostitute who during the night transformed into a donkey. He says that he is now "seriously in love" with the animal, state media said Wednesday. "I think I am also a donkey. I do not know what happened when I left the bar, but I am seriously in love with (the)...
  • (HOW ON EARTH DID THEY GET THERE? (Humor)

    07/25/2011 2:24:55 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 32 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | July 22, 2011 | HydrogenEconomy
    Please watch this.. very interesting...
  • Restaurant Shut After 'Donkey Kabab' Rumour

    07/15/2011 1:02:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 14, 2011
    Saudi authorities shut a famous Arab restaurant after health inspectors discovered massive hygienic violations during a raid triggered by rumors that it secretly serves donkey kabab, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Environment and health department inspectors stormed the restaurant in the southern town of Khamis Mushait and discovered that most of the meat served there had expired while foodstuff stores lack safety conditions. “The inspectors found out that the rumors about donkey kabab were not true but discovered massive violations of health rules,” Sabq daily said. “They decided to shut down the restaurant for one week and fine its owner...
  • Saudi Arabian airline accused of serving 'donkey meat'

    06/13/2011 11:08:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011
    Airline official says some of the imported meat served is diseased or donkey fleshSaudi Arabian Airlines could have served its passengers donkey meat, ignoring warnings by a local government food control body that imported meat from Tunisia could be diseased or is donkey meat. A Saudi Airlines executive made the accusations in a television interview this week, prompting many Saudis to write to local newspapers calling for the prosecution of those responsible for such an act. Abdullah Al Bubou, a senior inspector at the supply division in the Airlines, said Saudi Arabia’s General Food and Drugs Authority had repeatedly warned...
  • Eye of Newt, Butt of Donkey (Laugh out loud funny)

    05/19/2011 5:42:11 AM PDT · by Ouderkirk · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-19-2011 | Stuart Schwartz
    The truth is out. Newt Gingrich is what so many true conservatives have long suspected, a quintessential Washington insider and board-certified member of what Walter Russell Mead calls an "intellectually and morally" corrupt American elite. His mouth may quote Thomas Jefferson, but his heart is pure Chuck Schumer, the Democratic senator from New York notorious for his hypocrisy and self-aggrandizing demagoguery. And, although the three witches of Macbeth found magic in combining "Eye of newt, and toe of frog," the only thing that mixes with our modern-day mouth of Newt is, perhaps, butt of donkey -- clear to most except...
  • Close Harvard, Yale and Columbia

    04/09/2011 9:37:30 AM PDT · by bray · 23 replies
    self ^ | 4/9/11 | bray
    Husbands, LOVE your wives, just as Christ LOVD the church and gave himself up for her… Eph 5:25 How far ahead would America be if they never had Harvard, Yale and Columbia? These three institutions have done more damage to American than any other institutions in the Country. When you look at where communism started in this Country as well as its institutionalization you have to look no further than these schools to their indoctrination of the most wealthy and powerful children who go on to destroy the foundations which brought their families the success and lifestyles they enjoyed. Whether...
  • Pompeii's Mystery Horse Is a Donkey

    11/03/2010 8:28:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Softpedia ^ | Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 | Smaranda Biliuti
    Back in 2004, when academics unearthed skeletons found at a house in the ancient Roman town that was covered in ashes in 79 AD, they thought it belonged to an extinct breed of horse... What happened really was that there seems to have been a mix-up in the lab, which led to horse DNA being combined with donkey DNA, creating an artificial hybrid that actually never existed. Six years ago, the skeletons of equids having belonged to a rich Roman household in Pompeii were analyzed. There were found in the stables of a probably wealthy politician, and all five of...
  • Should Dems Bring Back the Donkey?

    10/30/2010 3:20:41 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-29-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    ----------------------------------------------------See more posts and art at The Looking Spoon (www.thelookingspoon.com)
  • Concrete Donkey Stolen

    09/18/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 16 replies · 1+ views
    PEG bROADCASTING ^ | Friday September 17, 2010 | Stace
    Cumberland County Sheriff's are investigating a report of a stolen lawn donkey.
  • Tom Perriello and the Myth of the Moderate Democrat

    08/29/2010 7:54:20 AM PDT · by Ronbo1948 · 19 replies
    THE FREEDOM FIGHTER'S JOURNAL ^ | August 29, 2010 | Robert Tracinski
    Thursday night, I witnessed an unusual sight: a Democratic incumbent speaking to a local Tea Party group. Tom Perriello, the congressman for Virginia's fifth district, spoke to a monthly meeting of our local Charlottesville group, the Jefferson Area Tea Party. I almost had to give Perriello credit for courage, for having the guts to venture into the lion's den while other Democratic congressmen are scrambling to evade their constituents. Almost. But when I saw Perriello at work, I realized that this wasn't the courage of a principled leader who is willing to go forthrightly into the enemy's camp and defend...
  • Donkey gets Tsar treatment

    08/02/2010 9:52:40 PM PDT · by vertolet888 · 12 replies · 9+ views
    The Sun ^ | 01 Aug 2010 | GARY O'SHEA
    THE PARASAILING donkey saved by The Sun is to be whisked to the KREMLIN'S five-star stables to help her forget her nightmare ordeal. Anapka the ass will be lavished with VIP treatment including SUNBEDS and ORGANIC CARROTS. In an extraordinary move, the rescued mule will have the red carpet rolled out at stables established by President Dmitry Medvedev's security service for Russia's famed elite ceremonial cavalry horses. The donkey will get Tsar treatment at the prestigious Kremlin Horse Riding School close to Moscow while she undergoes quarantine and medical tests before travelling to her new home in Britain. Here's some...
  • Ancient DNA identifies donkey ancestors, people who domesticated them

    07/28/2010 11:21:12 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 5+ views
    University of Florida ^ | July 28, 2010 | Unknown
    Genetic investigators say the partnership between people and the ancestors of today's donkeys was sealed not by monarchs trying to establish kingdoms, but by mobile, pastoral people who had to recruit animals to help them survive the harsh Saharan landscape in northern Africa more than 5,000 years ago. The findings, reported today by an international research team in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, paint a surprising picture of what small, isolated groups of people were able to accomplish when confronted with unpredictable storms and expanding desert. "It says those early people were quite innovative, more so than many people...
  • A Zedonk? Zebra/Donkey Hybrid Born in Georgia Animal Preserve

    07/28/2010 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies · 3+ views
    ABC News ^ | 7-28-2010 | Bradley Blackburn
    The baby animal above is not a zebra. And it's not a donkey. It's a zedonk. With a zebra father and a donkey mother, the animal has clear black and white stripes on its legs and the brown-haired body of a donkey. The eye-catching filly was born last Wednesday night at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, Georgia, about 60 miles north of Atlanta. "She's absolutely beautiful," said Alison Womack, a volunteer at the preserve, adding that the foal is "fabulous, healthy, doing well." "We think we're going to name her Pippi, for Pippi Longstocking," said C.W. Wathen, the founder...
  • Parasailing donkey stunt sparks police inquiry

    07/20/2010 4:15:03 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 16 replies
    bbc news ^ | 20 July 2010 | bbc
    Police in southern Russia are investigating allegations of animal cruelty after a donkey was made to parasail as part of an advertising stunt, Russian media report. The donkey was sent up into the sky last week by entrepreneurs hoping to attract people to their private beach.
  • “Law Of The Donkey” Could be Applied to Joran van der Sloot

    06/06/2010 10:26:23 PM PDT · by libh8er · 38 replies · 388+ views
    Gambling 911 ^ | Jagajeet Chiba
    "Severe" may be an understatement. The prisons in Peru are known to be among the most brutal in the world. Here is one account of what happens to prisoners such as child molesters: A neighbor of Cieneguilla suffered the worst shock which could have happened. His daughter, only two years old, was raped by a drug addict and drunk who during a party at the neighbor's house went to her room and raped her. The unfortunate was saved from being lynched by the locals, but it was reported and he went to Lurigancho. The case, incredibly, didn't appeared in the...
  • Gaza terrorists detonate donkey at border-Animal dead, no human casualties

    05/25/2010 10:22:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 51 replies · 681+ views
    Animal dead, no human casualties; 200 kg of dynamite heaped on cart. A small Syrian-backed terrorist group in Gaza said its activists blew up a donkey cart laden with explosives close to the border with Israel on Tuesday, killing the animal but causing no human casualties. Abu Ghassan, spokesman for the terrorist group, said more than 200 kilograms of dynamite were heaped on the animal-drawn cart. He added that the explosives were detonated 60 meters from the concrete security barrier that separates the territory from Israel. The donkey was killed in the blast, but there were no reports of human...
  • Donkey detonated on Gaza border - Animal dead, no human casualties; 200 kg of dynamite..

    05/25/2010 12:27:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies · 1,583+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 5/25/10 | staff
    A small Syrian-backed terrorist group in Gaza said its activists blew up a donkey cart laden with explosives close to the border with Israel on Tuesday, killing the animal but causing no human casualties. Abu Ghassan, spokesman for the terrorist group, said more than 200 kilograms of dynamite were heaped on the animal-drawn cart. He added that the explosives were detonated 60 meters from the concrete security barrier that separates the territory from Israel.
  • Visitors exposed to rabid donkey should see doctor

    04/16/2010 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 15 replies · 326+ views
    ABC ^ | 4-16
    ROUGEMONT (WTVD) -- Health officials say anyone who visited a local farm recently may have been exposed to a rabid donkey and should see a doctor. The donkey at Elodie Farms in Rougemont died on April 8 from rabies. Testing revealed the donkey did not spread rabies to any other animals, but people need to be examined.
  • Pelosi and a donkey

    03/23/2010 9:37:11 AM PDT · by csd · 21 replies · 706+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | March 23, 2010 | Conservative American
    Notice any similarities between Princess Pelosi, and the animal the represents her party?
  • The Donkey Symbol is gone from the Democratic Party's site - instead they put Obama's Rising Sun

    01/25/2010 4:36:02 PM PST · by Big Bureaucracy · 56 replies · 2,141+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | January 23 | Ellie Velinska
    Donkey vs. Elephant? This is no longer the way to express the clash of the two major parties in the USA. While the Republicans proudly display their mascot’s symbol on their party’s web-site the Democrats went out of their way to get rid of the Donkey on their place on the web: Democrats.Org. The mascot with the long ears is replaced by the symbol of Obama instead. Everywhere you click you are invited to join not the Democratic Party, but to join team Obama. It is a creepy choice that resembles a cult of personality. I guess the Democratic Party...
  • Pin the Fail on the Donkey

    01/14/2010 7:17:29 AM PST · by redhotright · 6 replies · 971+ views
    Red-Hot Right
    This pic was inspired by the title for this post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2427992/posts (Pin the Fail on the Bankers)
  • Donkey Business The only zebra in Gaza.

    07/24/2009 8:03:47 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 4 replies · 445+ views
    MSN Slate ^ | Thursday, July 23, 2009, at 10:03 AM ET | By Sharon Weinberger
    GAZA—Something didn't quite look right about the zebra, but it was hard to say exactly what. Of the several ramshackle zoos in Gaza, Marah, located not far from the Bureij refugee camp, is by far the cheeriest: The animals are lively, the enclosures clean, and children gather around the cage of a resting lion.
  • Despite poor weather, airstrikes continue (Pali propaganda; donkey cart, money-changers targeted)

    01/01/2009 1:18:16 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 20 replies · 1,299+ views
    Gaza – Ma’an – Gaza’s Hospitals are the source of the latest dead as yesterday’s wounded head to overcrowded morgues and medical supplies dwindle. Medical sources put the number of dead at 398. Among those who succumbed to their wounds on Wednesday were: *Mahmoud Abu Nahl, who died in an Egyptian hospital *Ismail Hamdan, a 10-year-old boy who was hit with a missile Tuesday along with his two sisters *Paramedics Eyhab Al-Madhoun and Mahmoud Abu Hasira who were hit while rescuing civilians Fresh airstrikes bring more dead After a several-hour noontime lull Israel resumed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip Wednesday...
  • Recipe for Stewed Donkey with Beans

    I read where Sarah Palin's dad said that Sarah would be field dressing a donkey tonight. So, I looked up donkey recipes and found this. Seems you can buy pre-stewed donkey in a can in Italy. I wish I had found this earlier for the party tonight!
  • Anybody know the story behind Palin's Donkey scarf? (vanity!)

    10/23/2008 12:48:21 PM PDT · by RonnieFan · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Jezebel ^ | 10-23-23 | me
    Several left-wing blogs are all atwitter about a picture of Sarah Palin from a rally in Reno, Nev., Oct. 21 which shows her wearing a red, white and blue scarf with what appears to be donkeys on it. Anyone know the story behind this? I did a Google search and gave up after 5 pages of left-wing sites commenting on it. Linked is one example from a site called Jezebel at http://jezebel.com/5067233/is-sarah-palin-making-an-ass-of-herself
  • Donkey jailed for theft (Numbnut gets his ass thrown in prison)

    09/23/2008 12:19:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 302+ views
    News 24 ^ | 9/19/08
    Donkey jailed for theft19/09/2008 10:37 - (SA) Cairo - An Egyptian donkey has been jailed for stealing corn on the cob from a field belonging to an agricultural research institute in the Nile Delta, local media reported on Thursday. The ass and its owner were apprehended at a police checkpoint that had been set up after the institute's director complained that someone was stealing his crops, the state-owned Al-Ahram daily said. The unnamed ungulate was found in possession of the institute's corn and a local judge sentenced him to 24 hours in prison. The man who had his ass thrown...
  • Church Acquires Big Ass Fan

    07/31/2008 8:12:35 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 34 replies · 1,199+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.31.2008 | UPI
    A New York Roman Catholic church said it is attempting to solve its over-heating problems with a product bearing a name unusual for a church -- a Big Ass Fan. Members of Our Lady of Refuge Church in Brooklyn said they raised money to purchase the product from Big Ass Fans regardless of its name, the Daily News, a New York newspaper, reported Wednesday. The name of the company isn't something that you'd want to put in print, but I had to laugh - it is a big-ass fan, said Ronald Holder, a parishioner for more than 20 years who...
  • Donkey Testifies In Court (no kidding!)

    05/21/2008 12:42:53 PM PDT · by fings · 5 replies · 145+ views
    So, just as I got done with the other donkey story I find yet another one. Consider this a special Two for Tuesday burro special. So what is it that makes donkeys the target of a litigious society? If it’s in Dallas, Tx, then it’s all about the noise. (The star witness paced outside the courthouse Wednesday, breathing hard, his head down, an American flag bandanna around his neck. Buddy the donkey, led by Etienne Grimmett, walked ahead of owner Gregory Shamoun on the way to court Wednesday. He said nothing to the media swarming around him. He just twitched...
  • Mexican donkey jailed for ornery behavior ("doing time for assault and battery")

    05/19/2008 11:17:18 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 20 replies · 341+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 05/19/2008 | AP
    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A donkey is doing time in southern Mexico for assault and battery. The animal was locked up at a local jail that normally holds people for public drunkenness and other disturbances after it bit and kicked two men near a ranch in Chiapas state, police said Monday. Officer Sinar Gomez said the donkey will remain behind bars until its owner agrees to pay the men's medical bills. "Around here, if someone commits a crime they are jailed," Gomez said — "no matter who they are." The owner, Mauro Gutierrez, told The Associated Press he would try...
  • Domestication Of The Donkey May Have Taken A Long Time

    03/13/2008 6:36:00 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 842+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-13-2008 | Washington University in St. Louis
    Domestication Of The Donkey May Have Taken A Long TimeAn international group of researchers has found evidence for the earliest transport use of the donkey and the early phases of donkey domestication, suggesting the process of domestication may have been slower and less linear than previously thought. (Credit: iStockphoto/Andrea Laurita) ScienceDaily (Mar. 13, 2008) — An international group of researchers has found evidence for the earliest transport use of the donkey and the early phases of donkey domestication, suggesting the process of domestication may have been slower and less linear than previously thought. Based on a study of 10 donkey...
  • Living Donkey Meat Ad Sparks Controversy

    11/04/2007 5:44:10 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 12 replies · 40+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 3, 2007 | Reuters
    (BEIJING) - A mangy donkey tied to a post all day in a Beijing street wearing an advertisement for a donkey meat shop run by his owner has sparked debate in the Chinese capital, a local newspaper said on Saturday. The donkey is periodically moved around wearing its green and white coat advertising the store, but left on its own, given a few cobs of corn to eat, and surrounded by its own manure, the Beijing News said. "It has caused controversy," the newspaper added. "Some people think that using the donkey is very interesting. Yet others worry it's not...