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  • NASA sells off PCs with secret Shuttle data

    12/10/2010 8:27:39 AM PST · by epithermal · 18 replies
    PC Pro ^ | 8 Dec 2010 | Stewart Mitchell
    Officials looking into NASA's “sanitisation and disposal processes” said they discovered that 10 machines containing potentially classified information had been sold on, while another four were only properly processed once an emergency investigation caught them leaving the facility. -snip- The report said that although it was impossible to know what was on the ten computers released from the site, an inspection of the four PCs that were caught at the last minute showed at one contained material that would be subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations.
  • More cash headed Florida's way for high speed rail (Spitting Nails!)

    12/09/2010 1:41:30 PM PST · by devane617 · 38 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | 12/09/2010
    TALLAHASSEE -- It appears Florida is getting an early Christmas present - more cash to build its high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said Thursday the U.S. Department of Transportation is sending the state $342 million for construction of the planned rail route. Word of the windfall came today from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood during a noontime phone call with Nelson. The call came on the heels of reports that the transportation agency intended to give to Florida another huge chunk of high-speed rail money because Wisconsin and Ohio didn't want it. The newly-elected governors...
  • French launch bid to rewrite history books w/claim that Lindbergh was NOT first to fly/the Atlantic

    11/13/2010 5:17:28 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 70 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-13=10 | "reporter"
    Charles Lindbergh is renowned as the first person to fly across the Atlantic, but according to new research, he was beaten to the achievement ten days earlier. According to French aviation enthusiast Bernard Decré, Lindbergh was only the first to complete the crossing and survive, with two French pilots believed to have reached the coast of Canada ten days before Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis touched down in Paris in May 1927. New documentary evidence found in the U.S. national archives may prove that Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli completed a transatlantic crossing and were the first men to do...
  • Obama Uses Teleprompter For A 10 Person Meeting

    11/01/2010 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 72 replies
    Obama Uses Teleprompter For A 10 Person Meeting Click here VIDEO
  • Other McCain Seeks National Voice

    10/29/2010 11:48:22 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 28, 2010
    New York (AP) - When Meghan McCain said on national TV recently that Senate GOP hopeful Christine O'Donnell "is seen as a nut job," the reaction from the right was swift and furious, with critics bashing everything from McCain's lack of experience to her judgment to, well, her anatomy.So now that she's had time to reflect - after all, she does call herself "a work in progress" - would she like to tone it down a notch?Um, no."I DO think she's a nut job," the very uninhibited, 26-year-old daughter of John McCain said in an interview this week. "I say...
  • Halperin: Consensus is Obama’s in way over his head

    10/13/2010 9:09:51 PM PDT · by FromLori · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/12/10 | ED MORRISSEY
    This may seem hard to believe, considering all of the deep experience Barack Obama brought to the presidency, but a consensus in Washington has formed that he may be in over his head. Mark Halperin writes at Time Magazine that even Obama’s political skills don’t seem up to the task of governing, and now perhaps not even campaigning. Instead of making the positive case for his agenda, Obama seems eager to punch below his weight instead, and it has political insiders wondering whether Obama has a grip on his job: Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From...
  • Taking A Big Fat MSNBC

    10/06/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-6-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Meet Hilda Neatby -- A Real Educator

    10/02/2010 6:50:07 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 4 replies
    Oct 2, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Hilda Neatby, author of “So Little For The Mind,” was a university professor with a PhD in History. She was the first woman president of the Canadian Historical Association (1962). Unlike many critics of education, she was inside the system at the highest levels, and extensively studied the official documents published by Canada’s ten provinces. It’s so easy to fall in love with Hilda’s mind. It is gaudily superior to what one encounters among the people she is examining, so-called educators. Her clarity of expression is wonderful. Her wit has a fine sharp edge. But the main emotion in reading...
  • God Communicated With Me Via an ATM Machine

    09/15/2010 5:54:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Self | September 15, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, first off I admit that I feel like a complete jerk for posting this thread...but I had to. What happened is that a little after 7 P.M. tonight something happened during an ATM transaction involving $40 of my deposit being jammed into the ATM deposit slot mechanism. That very briefly is what happened but it was the circumstances surrounding and involving the transaction (and the charge it was meant to cover) that was so bizarre. To make a very long story short, I soon afterwards had a message flash in my head (which I admit could have been the...
  • Woman Upset That Her Car Was Crushed by Suicidal Plunge (I'd Be Mad Too!!!)

    09/03/2010 7:45:32 AM PDT · by devane617 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxtampabay.com ^ | 09/03/2010 | Jennifer Bain, Ada Calhoun and Kevin Fasick
    A New Jersey woman's gripe that her sports car was destroyed by a suicidal man's 40-story fall triggered a venomous outpouring, the New York Post reported Friday. "The damage to the car -- it saved his life, and that's what you should care about, not your car," fumed Alyssa Laib, 23, whose friend, Tom Magill, 22, survived the plunge Tuesday from a West End Avenue rooftop when he crash-landed onto Maria McCormack's 2008 Dodge Charger. McCormack complained that the muscle car -- her "baby" -- was just repaired and fueled up when it was crushed by the falling man. She...
  • Hundreds of N.J. students who can't do simple math are credited with passing calculus, report says

    09/01/2010 10:39:44 AM PDT · by nmh · 98 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 9/1/10 | Staff
    Hundreds of N.J. students who can't do simple math were credited with passing calculus, according to a report on APP.com. According to a Department of Education report, "there were other students, unable ultimately to evidence even simple math skills, who were unimaginably recorded by their schools as succeeding in Algebra II or even Calculus." A report delivered at today's state Board of Education meeting will recommend four new policies to aid students who weren't proficient enough in reading, writing or math to meet state graduation standards.
  • Frank: Obama admin 'dumb' to predict no higher than 8% unemployment

    08/18/2010 9:13:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/10 | Michael O'Brien -
    It was "dumb" for President Obama and his aides to promise that unemployment would not surpass 8 percent if the stimulus act passed... Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called into question the wisdom of projections issued by the Obama administration during the congressional fight over the stimulus bill that argued it would prevent higher levels of joblessness. Frank said Tuesday evening during an appearance on the Fox Business Network. "That was a dumb thing to do."
  • False Alarm, Evacuation at Capitol; Senator Arrested [SATIRE]

    08/12/2010 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    My Twisted Little Brain | August 12, 2010 | Pan_Yan
    Washington- The Capitol was briefly evacuated this morning when a fire alarm pull station was activated on the senate floor after an argument amongst the South Carolina delegation. Senator Lindsey Graham (REPUBLICAN) was later arrested by Capitol Police in a bed room at John McCain's (REPUBLICAN) nearby town home and charged with the false alarm. Unnamed sources present on the floor at the time say Senators Graham (REPUBLICAN) and Jim DeMint (REPUBLICAN) were having a heated discussion over Graham's recent vote in favor of Elaine Kagan’s successful nomination to the United States Supreme Court, as well as his general squishiness....
  • Why Do Socialists Hate Education?

    08/07/2010 10:36:39 AM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 13 replies
    AmericanChronicle.com ^ | August 6, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    All the way back in 1848 (the year Karl Marx published his Manifesto), Alexis de Tocqueville captured the essence of socialism in this short paragraph: “Democracy extends the sphere of personal independence; socialism confines it. Democracy values each man at his highest; socialism makes of each man an agent, an instrument, a number. Democracy and socialism have but one thing in common—equality. But note well the difference. Democracy aims at equality in liberty. Socialism desires equality in constraint and in servitude.” I don’t know how this Frenchman got so smart, but I’m comfortable with saying he wrote the book-- in...
  • Man To 911: I Need Ride To Liquor Store

    08/04/2010 10:31:43 AM PDT · by inflorida · 17 replies
    News 4 Jax ^ | August 3, 2010
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- A St. Johns County man was arrested after police said he called 911 to ask for a ride to the liquor store.Police said 57-year-old George McMurrain had already called 911 twice Saturday night when he called to ask for a ride to buy alcohol.That's when an officer went to the Budget Inn on Anastasia Boulevard to arrest McMurrain.Dispatcher: This is 911. Suspect: I need a, I need a -- a ride. Dispatcher: You need a ride? Suspect: Yes, to the liquor store. Dispatcher: Um. Suspect: Sheriff said she'd give me a ride.
  • How Moral Principles Make Us Dumb

    07/27/2010 12:05:32 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 61 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.psychologytoday.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D.
    Moral* principles do more harm than good. We apply them self-servingly and selectively. They operate at the wrong level of abstraction, distracting us from the right level. I'm deeply committed to morality but I've never met a moral principle I could trust. I can illustrate this best by example. Consider these two moral principles: Don't cling. Show commitment. What's the difference between clinging and commitment? From what I can tell, they are indistinguishable except that clinging is bad and should never occur and commitment is good and should always occur. Clinging and commitment both describe a preference for keeping something...
  • The Dumbest President...EVER! (Obama has surpassed James Buchanan in making the dumbest moves)

    07/08/2010 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    Barack Obama is the dumbest president...EVER. That is a reasonable conclusion once you've assessed the first nineteen months of his presidency and compared it to the definition of intelligence put together by researchers in the field. Although the mainstream media have spent the last two years proclaiming Obama "super-smart" or, as Newsweek put it, "sort of God" in stature and brilliance, the 44th president of the United States is poised to surpass our 15th president, James Buchanan. Jr., as the White House occupant who has made the dumbest moves while in office. With two years left, he is on the...
  • Great Indictment of Progressive Education

    07/05/2010 6:10:32 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | July 5, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    "Retreat from Learning--Why Teachers Can't Teach / A Case History" was published in 1955. Following review tells volumes about how schools got so dumb today.=========== [start review] Another of those excellent, poignant books written during the 1950s to explain why our public schools went to hell. Joan Dunn was smart, tough, loved teaching, loved her kids; but after about three years in the Brooklyn school system, gave up and wrote this first-person account, published in 1955, to explain her exit. Dunn mentions reading in a daily paper about the Korean War. That time, roughly 1953, was the high watermark of...
  • Sen. Klobuchar asks Kagan: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

    06/30/2010 3:36:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6-30-10 | wapo
    "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward versus Jacob... [but] I know you can't comment on future cases." -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), brazenly courting the Twi-hard vote, in her questioning of Elena Kagan at the confirmation hearing Wednesday. See the Klobuchar-Kagan video at 44.
  • In Defense of Men...

    06/17/2010 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 43 replies · 530+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 6/17/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Am I the only one who has noticed the sort of cultural trend, if you will, to portray men as generally stupid in commercial advertising? Let me give you a few examples: #1. Stanley Steemer – The nationwide carpet cleaning company has a recent commercial advertisement that blatantly makes the male husband-figure appear to behave like a bumbling idiot. The audio in the commercial states, “Kids, pets, teens and husbands – ever wonder how you can keep your house clean? Call today about our $99 special.” The images that accompany the audio include kids jumping on a leather couch, a...
  • Whale Wars Season 3 (Premieres now)

    06/04/2010 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 37 replies · 910+ views
    Animal Planet ^ | 6/4/10 | Animal Planet
    Whale Wars Season 3 on Animal Planet now, let the stupidity begin! Watch hippies get shot with hoses, watch boats get smashed up! This makes the blackhawks loss much better for me!
  • A Plea to Public School Teachers

    05/26/2010 2:00:15 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Teacher Liberation Front ^ | May, 2009 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The following plea--written 55 years ago and addressed to all the teachers of America--is still solid gold today:------- "You are a grade-school teacher. I know that you are doing a conscientious job, that you work overtime for very little pay, that you love children and are proud of your profession. Aren't you getting tired of being attacked and criticized all the time? Every second mother who comes in to talk to you tells you that she is dissatisfied, that her child doesn't seem to learn anything, that you should do your job in a different way, that you don't know...
  • Political Notebook: 'Coffee Party' postpones Tucson event

    04/24/2010 11:00:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,062+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield
    The new “Coffee Party,” billed as an alternative to the tea party movement with a focus on cooperation in government, had plans for its first big Tucson event to take place in May. The group had been planning a quiet demonstration in front of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ office to counter the vandalism that resulted in a shattered glass door — which happened many political moons ago after her yes vote in March on health care reform. But just a week after advertising it, the group postponed the event. Organizer Barbara Daviss said her party is instead “very actively involved”...
  • Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

    Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package. "We are over-taxed as it is," Doris said bluntly. Obama started out feisty. "Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work hard over the next several months to clean up a lot of the misapprehensions that people have," the president said....
  • Obama's 17-minute, 2,500-word response to woman's claim of being 'over-taxed'

    04/02/2010 5:24:56 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 112 replies · 4,970+ views
    Washington post ^ | 4/2/10 | Anne E. Kornblut
    CHARLOTTE - Even by President Obama's loquacious standards, an answer he gave here on health care Friday was a doozy. Toward the end of a question-and-answer session with workers at an advanced battery technology manufacturer, a woman named Doris stood to ask the president whether it was a "wise decision to add more taxes to us with the health care" package. "We are over-taxed as it is," Doris said bluntly. Obama started out feisty. "Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work...
  • An Idea of How Health Care Will Look in the Near Future…

    03/22/2010 5:11:57 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 15 replies · 681+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | March 21, 2010 | Stupac
    This weekend I had the unfortunate privilege of hitting up the DMV. All I can say is: MY GOD. It fit every cliché, except that Patti and Selma weren’t there. Long lines, rude people, etc. I snapped a few photos which can be seen below. The only thing I could think of was how if they can’t handle simple tasks, like renewing my license, how the hell are they going to handle a triple bypass? Furthermore, why is this tolerated? I truly hope people are starting to understand how serious this situation is getting. Up at Union Station yesterday there...
  • Exclusive: Navy to Lift Ban on Women Serving Aboard Submarines

    02/23/2010 11:15:53 AM PST · by SloopJohnB · 101 replies · 2,231+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 23, 2010 | DAVID KERLEY and LUIS MARTINEZ
    Women are a big step closer to serving on U.S. Navy submarines. ABC News has learned that the Navy has decided to lift the ban on female submarine crew members. Subs are one of the last places in the military from which women are excluded.
  • What do Knowledge, Kids, and the USA have in common?

    02/22/2010 3:54:00 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies · 425+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Why do we have so many problems in the public schools? I’m always trying to boil the answer down to the essentials. This try is less than 600 words. Here's how it starts: ---------- "Simply judging by appearances, you might suspect that the American Education Establishment is hostile to Knowledge, Kids and the USA. When you look closer, you are sure. What do Knowledge, Kids, and the USA have in common? Here’s the common denominator: the (American) Education Establishment is contemptuous of all three. Do you think I jest or exaggerate? Not at all. The truth is straightforward, and easy...
  • Obama Seeks Return to Campaign-Style Discipline

    02/16/2010 3:59:48 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 46 replies · 900+ views
    AP via FoxNews.com ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Facing criticism that President Barack Obama isn't connecting with the American people, the administration is infusing its communications strategy with some of the ironclad discipline and outside-the-box thinking that made the Obama presidential campaign so successful. Sensitive about talk that the president was sometimes overexposed during his first year in office, the White House now is more discriminating about how and when the president deals with media -- and about whom he talks to when he does. Aides say there's no formal reevaluation of the administration's communications strategy as the president embarks on his second year in office....
  • No reason to stall Iran missiles deal, Moscow says

    02/15/2010 6:12:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 328+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/15/2010 | Reuters
    Russia sees no reason to stall on the sale of its S-300 anti-aircraft systems to Iran, the Kremlin's powerful Security Council said Sunday, hours before the premier of Iran's adversary Israel was due to visit Moscow. Barack Obama | Russia The possible sale of Russian air defense hardware to the Islamic Republic is a major irritant for both Israel and close ally the United States. Both have pressed Moscow not to go ahead with a deal that may help protect Iran's nuclear facilities from potential air strikes. "There is a signed contract (to supply S-300 missiles) which we must implement,...
  • Motor City freeze: Detroit home encased in ice

    02/02/2010 9:15:00 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 29 replies · 1,313+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 2 | DAVID RUNK
    DETROIT (AP) -- Two artists who have encased one of Detroit's thousands of abandoned homes in ice are hoping their effort inspires and helps draw attention to the housing crisis that has battered the nation. Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune (Ray-DOON') have spent weeks spraying water on the home for the Ice House Detroit project. They plan to bring in large lights Friday to illuminate the house.
  • POTUS Cites Wrong Founding Document

    01/28/2010 4:16:03 PM PST · by history_48 · 105 replies · 3,690+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | January 28, 2010 | Gina L. Diorio
    One would hope the President of the United States would know the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But in last night's State of the Union Address, President Obama said:We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal….Um, wrong founding document, Mr. President. It is in our Declaration of Independence that we read:We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and...
  • Olbermann Calls Tea-Partiers ‘Poor, Dumb, Manipulated Bast@%d$’ [video at link]

    01/23/2010 7:20:51 AM PST · by Son House · 78 replies · 2,481+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/10 | By The Daily Caller
    On Thursday’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s wunderkind Keith Olbermann ratcheted up his political attacks to a level rarely seen on cable news. This week has been rough on Olbermann as Republican Scott Brown was swept to victory by a resurgent conservative movement and the Supreme Court struck down long-standing campaign finance regulations for corporations widely supported by liberals and Democrats. The stress showed throughout the week as Olbermann launched vicious attacks on Brown that even liberal comedian Jon Stewart found to be tenuous. On Thursday night Olbermann continued his slide, seemingly unaware of the crassness of his remarks, or...
  • Tracks in snow lead police to facility escapee

    01/08/2010 6:00:36 PM PST · by SLB · 11 replies · 472+ views
    ELIZABETHTOWN — Police quickly ended a Communicare patient’s escape Thursday morning after tracking the man over snow covered trails at Freeman Lake Park and arresting him near Ring Road. Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe said the patient fled the mental health and substance abuse treatment facility after learning he faced jail time for violating rules he was ordered to obey. It was shortly after 11 a.m. when emergency dispatchers flooded the airwaves with reports of Brandon Mullins, 21, running into Freeman Lake Park from Communicare. Lowe said Deputy Bud Baumgardner followed footprints through the park, toward Ring Road,...
  • Federal Appeals Court Rules Washington State Felons Can Vote

    01/05/2010 4:13:05 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 64 replies · 1,685+ views
    <p>A federal appeals court has ruled that imprisoned felons should be allowed to vote in Washington state to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rights Act.</p> <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A federal appeals court has ruled that imprisoned felons should be allowed to vote in Washington state to ensure that racial minorities are protected under the Voting Rights Act.</p>
  • Fake agents arrest wrong woman, do full body cavity search, hope for reward

    10/23/2009 5:24:09 AM PDT · by Thirteen · 11 replies · 1,862+ views
    Bristol Herald-Courier ^ | Michael Owens
    BRISTOL, Va. – A woman accused of skipping bond was handcuffed, sexually assaulted during a strip search and hauled off to jail Oct. 9. But the three who arrested her were only masquerading as drug task force agents. On top of that, police said, the fake agents nabbed the wrong woman and passed her to a bail bondsman in the hopes of receiving a reward. The bondsman then took the woman to the Bristol Virginia Jail, where she was immediately freed because jailers quickly discerned her true identity. “She clearly had identification to clearly show she wasn’t the person in...
  • Top 10 Smartest And Dumbest Dog Breeds

    10/16/2009 3:33:52 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 139 replies · 5,117+ views
    The CBS "Early Show" ran a story about dogs and their intelligence, or lack thereof. In the story, they shared their list of the top 10 smartest and top 10 dumbest dog breeds. These were their picks.
  • Women accused in lovers' quadrangle plot

    A married man who planned to rendezvous with one of his handful of lovers at an eastern Wisconsin motel instead found himself bound, blindfolded and assaulted by a group of women out for revenge, according to court documents. Four women, including his wife, eventually showed up to humiliate the man, who ended up with his penis glued to his stomach in a bizarre plot to punish him for a lover's quadrangle gone bad, according to the documents filed in Calumet County
  • Fake ATM doesn't last long at hacker meet

    08/04/2009 7:54:14 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 11 replies · 1,569+ views
    Computerworld ^ | August 2, 2009 | Robert McMillan
    Criminals running an ATM card-skimming scam made a big mistake this week: They tried to hit the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas. As the conference was kicking off a few days ago, attendees noticed that an ATM placed in the Riviera Hotel, which plays host to the annual event, didn't quite look right, according to a senior conference organizer who identified himself only as Priest. "They looked at the screen where there would normally be a camera," he said. "It was a little bit too dark, so someone shined a flashlight in there and there was a PC." The...
  • She may be a movie beauty, but is Megan Fox the DUMBEST star ever?

    06/23/2009 4:43:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies · 4,366+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 23, 2009 | By Staff
    Megan Fox looked like a Greek goddess at the Los Angeles premiere of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. The actress made a stunning appearance last night at Mann's Village Theatre, but the words that tumble out of her mouth aren't quite in the same league. The 23-year-old American has amazed fans with her ignorance as she travels the world promoting her movies with red-carpet comments and magazine interviews.
  • US may rethink cuts in anti-missile funds: Gates

    06/03/2009 1:54:23 PM PDT · by Flavius · 23 replies · 827+ views
    reutuers ^ | 6/3/09 | reutuers
    US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has not ruled out pumping more funds into the nation's anti-missile defense budget if North Korea threatens the United States. "If there were a launch from a rogue state such as North Korea, I have good confidence that we would be able to deal with it," Gates said Monday during a stopover in Alaska on his way home from a trip to Asia.
  • Uh Oh: Even Liberals Think Sotomayor Too Dumb for Supreme Court

    05/26/2009 10:29:17 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 31 replies · 1,914+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | May 26, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    This is a lefty writer, at a lefty rag, interviewing lots of lefties who know Sotomayor, and who really want a lefty Justice on the High Court. And they think she is too dumb.
  • Asked to leave, man urinated on bar, police say

    05/04/2009 6:52:56 PM PDT · by devane617 · 47 replies · 1,891+ views
    Naples News ^ | 05/01/2009
    NAPLES — Unhappy about being asked to leave a local watering hole, Naples police say a 21-year-old man took revenge: He unzipped his pants and urinated at the bar. But if his mugshot is any indicator, the rest of his plan didn’t go so swell. Police say that on Wednesday night Graham Brunson, 2060 20th Ave. N.E., was causing a disturbance at the Bayfront Inn, 495 Goodlette-Frank Road, yelling obscenities and disturbing customers at the bar, according to an arrest report. When security asked him to leave, reports say Brunson unzipped his pants and urinated at the bar. When...
  • The fly-over of NY City (Vanity - My Theory)

    04/28/2009 2:20:01 PM PDT · by devane617 · 46 replies · 1,549+ views
    I am beginning to believe that the fly-over of NY City yesterday was probably to impress a few special people on board. Could it have been Michelle taking herself and friends on a midday jaunt? I bet if the passenger list is made public this story will get very interesting. Sorry for the vanity.
  • Hamas couldn't fire smuggled Stingers against Israelis due to embedded ID system

    04/07/2009 3:31:01 PM PDT · by Flavius · 59 replies · 2,105+ views
    worldtribute ^ | 4/2/09 | world tribute
    The Hamas regime acquired U.S.-origin air defense systems but was unable to use them in combat. ShareThis *snip*"Our gunners couldn't fire the weapon," the source recalled. "A notice came up on the display saying 'friendly aircraft.'"
  • 'Probably The Dumbest Criminal In Pennsylvania'

    03/27/2009 2:38:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 918+ views
    sfgate ^ | Friday, March 27, 2009
    Harrisburg, Pa. A retired police chief said he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania," at a police officers' convention on Friday morning. John Comparetto said as he came out of a stall in the men's room, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. There were 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio at the gathering. Comparetto gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested a 19-year-old man as he was trying to leave in a taxi.

    03/22/2009 11:45:13 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 4 replies · 473+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | Wayne Lusvardi
    Those who promote Smart Growth must think everyone reading their propaganda is dumb. How are we to explain the gross twisting of geographic data that continues to pour out of the Smart Growther's think tanks and blogs other than it is agenda-driven propaganda? Like the backwards political slogan "Ignorance is Strength" in George Orwell's novel 1984, the Smart Growthers want to you to believe that "Smart Growth is Environmentally Sustainable" and vice versa. To Smart Growthers environmental reality is often twisted to be the opposite of what they portray. Recent case in point is "How Smart Growth Protects Watersheds, and...
  • Woman robs bank, then calls 911 to confess to it

    03/21/2009 10:57:59 PM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies · 850+ views
    Most robbery investigations won’t be this easy. The first bank robbery to ever hit Ocean Shores ended 15 minutes after it began Friday when the suspect called 911 to confess. Ocean Shores Police have arrested a 39-year-old Copalis Beach woman on suspicion of first-degree robbery after tracing her call. Police said the woman walked into the Timberland Savings Bank along Damon Road at about 1:30 p.m. Friday. “Witnesses said that the female robber presented a demand note indicating that she had a gun and left with an undisclosed amount of money,” police said in a news release. The woman fled...
  • Motel owner punched by job seeker (Not the best way to get a job)

    02/23/2009 2:42:12 PM PST · by devane617 · 40 replies · 1,319+ views
    WALB-TV ^ | 02/23/2009 | Jim Wallace
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany motel owner was beaten and threatened by a man after refusing to hire him. Saturday afternoon Dollar Inn Owner Mukesh Patel told Police that a man named "A.K." came in and asked for a job. When Patel refused to hire him, he says the man hit him in the face twice and then threatened to kill him. Police are investigating but have made no arrests.
  • (WA) State rep has plan to help pay for Key Arena remodel

    02/20/2009 10:28:22 AM PST · by llevrok · 6 replies · 244+ views
    KING 5 TV (Seattle) ^ | 2/17/09 | CHRIS DANIELS
    SEATTLE – State Rep. Ross Hunter says he has a plan to help pay for a Key Arena remodel, but the city of Seattle may not be happy about it. Hunter, the House Finance Committee Chair, says he's drafted a proposal which would send this issue back to the voters of Seattle. Hunter says the bill's language could call for a public vote on a property or business tax increase in order to pay $75 million of the Key renovation. Hunter now says, after crunching numbers, a city proposal will not work. Seattle's Mayor Greg Nickels had been backing an...