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  • Yesterday’s Giants, Today’s Dwarves

    12/01/2015 4:43:30 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/1/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Left's highly selective application of today's standards to yesterday's heroes. The latest round of condemning the past on the moral criteria of the present started with banning the Confederate flag from public places. Now it is on to airbrushing away progressive old white guy Woodrow Wilson, in Trotskyized fashion, from public commemoration. But do those on the Left realize that they are rapidly becoming captives to the consequences of their own ideology? Their current effort to rewrite the past is doomed to failure for a variety of reasons. Left-Wing Hypocrisy First, this damnation of memory is not a balanced...
  • Lower-polling candidates take part in GOP pre-debate, throw punches at Trump

    08/06/2015 6:29:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WTIC-TV ^ | August 6, 2015 | CNN
    CLEVELAND He wasnt among the seven GOP presidential candidates selected by the Fox News Channel to take part in todays pre-debate, but Donald Trump was criticized by two of the candidates. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Trump is using his celebrity rather than his conservatism. Trump has mocked Perry by saying he wears glasses to appear smarter. When asked about Trump, former CEO Carly Fiorina responding by asking her six rivals on stage if any of them had received a call from Bill Clinton before they jumped into the election. She said that was probably because they hadnt...
  • Time Exclusive: First Dwarves from 'The Hobbit' Movie

    07/17/2011 9:06:56 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 15 replies
    Time Newsfeed ^ | July 2011 | Megan Friedman
    "An Exclusive Look at 'The Hobbit' Dwarves" Peter Jackson's upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has been hotly anticipated by everyone from Tolkien obsessives to film buffs. The crew behind the movie, including Jackson himself, has kept fans salivating by documenting the movie's production through blog posts and videos. But TIME is the first to bring you this image of two characters from the film, dwarves named Balin and Dwalin. Below, find Warner Bros.' description of the two, and then click on for more images of The Hobbit's beloved dwarves. Read more:"
  • Hobbit in 5 Dwarves and Bilbo Make First Press Appearance

    02/22/2011 11:32:28 AM PST · by Immerito · 13 replies
    The One Ring.Net ^ | February 18, 2011 | xoanon
    On this episode of Hobbit in 5 The Dwarves and Bilbo make there first press appearance since arriving in New Zealand a month ago. Also Sir Christopher Lee receives a Bafta Award, location scouting, character studies and much much more!
  • Wizard Of Oz Munchkin Dies

    04/10/2010 11:43:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 706+ views
    WSYR ^ | 4/10/10
    One of the last surviving Munchkins from The Wizard Of Oz, Meinhardt Raabe, has died at the age of 94. Raabe, who played the coroner of the Munchkin Country in the 1939 musical classic, passed away on Friday at a medical facility in Orange Park, Florida. The veteran star was admitted to hospital after reportedly collapsing at his retirement home. Raabe was plucked from obscurity at the age of 23 to play the famous role in The Wizard of Oz, which saw him declare the the Wicked Witch of the East "really most sincerely dead". After his appearance in the...
  • Kingdom Of The Dwarves at Kunming World Butterflies Garden, Yunnan province, China

    11/13/2009 11:45:12 PM PST · by csvset · 3 replies · 502+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 nov 2009 | web
    Performers take part in a show called Kingdom Of The Dwarves at Kunming World Butterflies Garden, Yunnan province, China
  • Chinese dwarves set up their own village

    09/29/2009 6:06:24 PM PDT · by Brugmansian · 77 replies · 3,212+ views ^ | September 29, 2009 | staff
    Everyone in the mountain commune in Kunming, southern China, must be under 4ft 3ins tall - and they run their own police force and fire brigade from their 120 residents. Now the group has turned itself into a tourist attraction by building mushroom houses and living and dressing like fairy tale characters.
  • Cops hunt dwarf thieves ('People of limited stature' hidden in luggage, steal from passengers)

    01/23/2008 5:49:12 AM PST · by Stoat · 68 replies · 1,057+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | January 23, 2008 | Pete Bell
    Little person ... a dwarf Cops hunt dwarf thieves By PETE BELL Published: Today A GANG of crooks is robbing long-distance coaches by smuggling dwarves into their holds inside sports bags. Once inside the buses the tiny thieves slip out from their hiding place to rifle through the belongings of travellers above them. They then take their loot back to their hiding place and wait to be collected by another gang member when the coach reaches its destination. The gang has stolen thousands of pounds in cash, gems and other valuables over...
  • Police Investigate Bizarre Emergency Call From Bishop

    10/01/2007 4:58:00 PM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 132+ views ^ | 9-30-07
    GALLUP, N.M. -- Gallup police reported a bizarre set of circumstances following a recent emergency call to the home of Roman Catholic Bishop Donald Pelotte. The most recent event happened Thursday when Gallup police reported receiving an emergency call from Pelotte, 62. An incident report from the McKinley Metropolitan Dispatch Authority reported that Pelotte told operators "...gentle little people, about 3 to 4 feet tall, and wearing Halloween masks" were in the hall. The dispatch log reported that Pelotte said he hid in a closet while the people were in his home. The report said Pelotte offered conflicting information about...
  • Dems' dilemma on Iraq

    02/24/2007 1:50:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 616+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | February 23, 2007 | Debra J. Saunders
    CARSON CITY, Nev. A sorta kinda presidential debate in February 2007? At least this beats covering Anna Nicole Smith and undergoing a root canal. Or after 20 months, will the 2008 campaign season feel like a root canal? Before the event, I thought Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, D-swim trunks, was smart not to show up at the Nevada AFSCME-sponsored Democratic presidential forum here Wednesday. Play a little hard to get and voters may not get so tired of you and with that long of a campaign season, people will tire of anyone. Obama should have shown up. If...
  • Vietnam-Era Kerry Saw a (U.S.) Military Led by U.N. [Treason Alert!]

    02/12/2004 12:31:24 AM PST · by ambrose · 39 replies · 555+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2.12.04
    February 12, 2004 Vietnam-Era Kerry Saw a Military Led by U.N.By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG ASHINGTON, Feb. 11 ? The student newspaper at Harvard University has unearthed a 34-year-old interview with Senator John Kerry, in which Mr. Kerry, then fresh out of Vietnam and an underdog candidate for Congress, suggested that he would cede authority over the military to the United Nations and rein in, or perhaps eliminate, the C.I.A. "I'm an internationalist," Mr. Kerry told the newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, on Feb. 18, 1970. "I'd like to see our troops dispersed through the world only at the directive of...
  • Kerried Away: The myth and math of Kerry's electability

    02/11/2004 3:37:23 AM PST · by ambrose · 36 replies · 410+ views
    Slate ^ | 2.10.04 | William Saletan
    Kerried Away The myth and math of Kerry's electability. By William Saletan Posted Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at 9:41 PM PT By media consensus, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is over. Why? Because John Kerry has won 12 of the 14 primaries and caucuses held so far. And why has Kerry won these contests? Not because voters agree with him on the issues. The reason, according to exit polls, is that voters think he's the candidate most likely to beat President Bush. There's just one problem: The same polls suggest this may not be true. Two weeks ago,...
  • A Democratic Rush to the Polls? Well... [the DemoRats are lying about turnout]

    02/07/2004 10:42:18 PM PST · by ambrose · 11 replies · 88+ views
    A Democratic Rush to the Polls? Well . . . By Paul Farhi Sunday, February 8, 2004; Page A05 Democratic Party officials have been crowing about heavy voter turnout in the first nine primaries and caucuses. In a theme picked up widely by the news media, party types have said the voting totals indicate that Democratic voters are fired up, which bodes well for the eventual nominee's chances against President Bush in the general election. [snip] Besides which, it takes a bit of glass-half-full thinking to describe voter turnout this year as "high" or even a "record," as Democratic officials...
  • American Research DemoRat Primary Polls for Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin

    02/07/2004 10:13:47 PM PST · by ambrose · 3 replies · 118+ views
    Tennessee Likely Democratic primary voters Feb 6 Wesley Clark 20% Howard Dean 8% John Edwards 21% John Kerry 32% Dennis Kucinich 1% Al Sharpton 1% Undecided 17 4% MoE Likely Democratic primary voters Feb 6 Wesley Clark 17% Howard Dean 9% John Edwards 22% John Kerry 35% Dennis Kucinich 1% Al Sharpton 1% Undecided 17% 4 % MoE Likely Democratic primary voters Feb 6 Wesley Clark 15% Howard Dean 9% John Edwards 10% John Kerry 41% Dennis Kucinich 2% Al Sharpton 2% Undecided 21% 4% MoE
  • On the stump: Kerry disses National Guard

    02/06/2004 2:11:27 AM PST · by ambrose · 68 replies · 306+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 2.6.04 | Commercial Appeal
    Kerry disses Guard John Kerry slipped in a shiv Tuesday night when asked about President Bush's service record. He seemed to lump those who joined the National Guard with those who didn't serve - and that could backfire with Guard vets. "I would defend the President's choice with respect to going into the Guard," said Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran. "I've never made any judgments about any choice somebody made about avoiding the draft, about going to Canada, going to jail, being a conscientious objector, going into the National Guard. Those are choices people make."
  • Gephardt Set to Endorse Kerry

    02/05/2004 4:20:32 PM PST · by scarface367 · 24 replies · 129+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2004
    <p>NEW YORK Rep. Dick Gephardt, the former House minority leader whose presidential campaign collapsed in Iowa's caucuses, will endorse Democratic front-runner John Kerry, a Democratic official said.</p> <p>The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Missouri lawmaker will give Kerry his backing in Warren, Mich., a blue-collar suburb of Detroit, on Friday. The endorsement is a huge boost for Kerry who has been aggressively pursuing the backing of labor unions who had thrown their support to Gephardt.</p>
  • Fox Dwarf-Dating Show Sparks Mixed Emotions

    01/31/2004 1:42:10 PM PST · by tcuoohjohn · 23 replies · 146+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/29/04 | Steve Gorman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Critics may roll their eyes at Fox television's upcoming dwarf-dating contest "The Littlest Groom," but the head of the advocacy group Little People of America says the show could end up giving his members a boost. While some audiences may snicker at the spectacle of a dozen dwarf women competing with average-sized females for the affections of a 4-foot-5-inch bachelor, LPA president Matt Roloff said the Fox show may benefit people of short stature by depicting them as regular folks "just being themselves." In other words, a person's size doesn't matter. "Yes, the radio jocks will...
  • Presidential Candidates: Compared to What? (Leftist nut says Dwarves are not liberals)

    01/31/2004 1:25:47 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 9 replies · 106+ views
    UN-FAIR ^ | January 29, 2004 | Norman Solomon
    Engaged in a continuous PR blitz, presidential campaign strategists always strive to portray their candidate as damn near perfect. Even obvious flaws are apt to be touted as signs of integrity and human depth. Such media spin encourages Americans to confuse being excellent with being preferable. Eager to dislodge George W. Bush from the White House, many voters lined up behind John Kerry in late January. It?s true that the junior senator from Massachusetts is probably the best bet to defeat Bush -- and, as president, Kerry would be a very significant improvement over the incumbent. But truth in labeling...
  • Missouri presidential debate is cancelled

    01/30/2004 2:10:17 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 173+ views
    Associated Press | January 30, 2004
    There'll be no debate among Democratic presidential candidates in Missouri after all. The Missouri Democratic Party today called off Monday night's planned debate, which would have been held at the University of Missouri at St. Louis on the eve of Tuesday's presidential primaries. Missouri Democratic Party chairwoman May Scheve says organizers couldn't get commitments from Senators John Kerry and John Edwards. She cited the demands of travel coupled with short preparation time and forecasts calling for a possible winter storm. Missouri is one of seven states holding primaries Tuesday.
  • Howard Dean: Saddam did not commit genocide in the last 10 years

    01/29/2004 5:40:25 PM PST · by ambrose · 126 replies · 227+ views
    MSNBC | Howie Dean
    Howard Dean: Saddam did not commit genocide in the last 10 years