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  • The Fairy Investigation Society

    12/28/2017 10:25:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies
    Fortean Times Magazine ^ | 29DEC17 | Simon Young
    The Fairy Investigation Society, dedicated to tracking down modern accounts of the Little People, must rank as one of the strangest British organisations ever to come into being. SIMON YOUNG tells the story of this curious enterprise through five key episodes – from a Fairy Census to a tabloid scandal – in its eccentric and largely forgotten history.1. SLEIGH AND CRAUFURD MEET (1927)It was the kind of moment over which flies queue up for wall space. Two of the most eccentric men in Britain in one room – and they had come to talk about fairies. On the one...
  • Downvote Fairy (vanity)

    01/29/2014 2:03:47 PM PST · by servo1969 · 14 replies ^ | 1-29-2014 | Servo1969
    I made up a term for something and it was posted at Urban Dictionary. Not the most difficult thing to do but I'm slightly proud of myself. A long time ago I noticed that on sites like Breitbart, TheDC and Gateway Pundit there would be times where every single comment agreeing with the author would have exactly 1 negative vote. It was as if someone had sat and deliberately gone through every one of the hundreds of comments with the sole intention of disagreeing with each one. So, after a awhile I made up a term for the kind of...
  • Rahm Emanuel Receives 'Godfather'-Style Portrait as Gift

    12/27/2012 1:43:10 PM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/26/2012 | Patrick Burke
    <p>The portrait gives the impression of a movie poster associated with the 1972 mobster classic, “The Godfather,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola.</p> <p>A video uploaded by the Chicago Tribune on Sunday shows Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass entering Emanuel’s Chicago office to give the mayor his gift.</p>
  • The State-Sponsored Fairy Tale

    10/11/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 35 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 10/11/12 | Tony Caruso
    Evolution is the proverbial big lie. It is told over and over again by government bureaucrats, teachers, scientists, university professors, news anchors, and others who should know better. It remains unchallenged in the public arena because no dissent is permitted to this state religion. Like most government lies, particularly those it tells school children in order to perpetuate Marxism into the next generation, the theory of evolution enjoys near-sacred politically correct status. It is not to be questioned. Those who do so will be scorned by the establishment as uneducated zealots, marginalized as pariahs in the world of political discourse,...
  • Gay rights protester dumps glitter on Newt Gingrich (Where's the arrest?)

    05/18/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/18/2011 | by Holly Bailey
    Could Newt Gingrich's week get any worse? Just days into his 2012 presidential bid, the former House speaker has been under fire this week from fellow Republicans for trashing Rep. Paul Ryan's proposal on Medicare during his appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday--criticism that forced Gingrich to apologize. On Monday, an Iowa voter was caught on camera griping him out. And Tuesday, it was revealed that Gingrich at one point owed at least $250,000 to Tiffany's—an embarrassing detail that could potentially come back to haunt the self-described fiscal conservative's 2012 bid.
  • McGreevey's path to priesthood blocked for now

    04/25/2011 12:54:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 25, 2011 | ANGELA DELLI SANTI
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's pursuit of the Episcopal priesthood has been put on hold indefinitely. The New York Post reports that the church has rejected his bid to join the clergy.
  • Yout Tax Dollars NOT at Work: or, There's A Half a Million Dollars Saved!

    04/21/2011 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 8 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-21-11 | Stoutcat
    Apparently the U.S. Army finally came to its senses. The project of erecting a horrendously eyeball-maiming statue of a 10-foot fairy riding on a giant gurgling toad at a bus depot at a military facility has been scrapped. Thankfully. Not only is this a piece of “art” that likely would likely induce screaming nightmares in small children, but the $600,000 pricetag should have told the Army it was a very bad idea in the first place. As announced yesterday by U.S. New and World Reports, The Army, under public and congressional attack for a $600,000 plan to dress up a...
  • Who is Barney Frank?

    12/22/2010 3:10:41 PM PST · by central_va · 41 replies · 3+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 05, 2009 | Vasko Kohlmayer
    In 1991, Barney Frank received an official reprimand for reflecting "discredit upon the House." The reprimand came as a result of his relationship with a man named Steve Gobi, a male prostitute whom Frank initially paid $80 for sex. Frank later took Gobi to live with him in his home, making him a personal aide. He paid him $20,000 in compensation (unreported to the IRS) and let him use his car. Subsequent investigation revealed that in the course of their relationship, Frank used his congressional office and stationary to fix Gobi's 33 parking fines. Frank also used his congressional letterhead...
  • Charles Krauthammer: Dems' tea-party fairy tale (Against a tsunami, pray & tell stories)

    09/27/2010 7:50:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies ^ | 9/27/10 | Charles Krauthammer
    Charles Krauthammer: Dems' tea-party fairy taleA desperate party lashes out at a new movement to hold off a November tsunami. By Charles Krauthammer Posted on Mon, Sep. 27, 2010 When facing a tsunami, what do you do? Pray, and tell yourself stories. I am not privy to the Democrats' private prayers, but I do hear the stories they're telling themselves. The new meme is that there's a civil war raging in the Republican Party. The tea party will wreck it from within and prove to be the Democrats' salvation. I don't blame anyone for seeking a deus ex machina when...
  • New fairy tales from Obamaland

    08/12/2010 6:21:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington, Examiner, Editorial ^ | 8/12/10 | Washington Examiner, by Editorial
    It cannot be said often enough that Washington is a city of endless fairy tales. Politicians in both parties can be found spinning these fantasies, but the yarns have been coming especially fast and furious since President Obama and his two best buddies -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- have been running the government. They spun two new fantasies just this week. The first was that without the latest Obama-Reid-Pelosi government bailout, at least 100,000 teachers would lose their jobs this fall. That's why the $26 billion "stimulus" bill passed by the House in...
  • U.S. Congressman Calls For Execution Of Wikileaks Whistleblower

    08/03/2010 10:04:09 AM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies · 21+ views
    Crunch Gear ^ | August 3, 2010 | Nicholas Deleon
    What should happen to PFC Bradley Manning, the young man now charged with the unauthorized access of and subsequently leaking of classified military information, namely the video that Wikileaks released under the title “Collateral Murder”? Should the United States government execute him? If your name is Congressman Mike Rogers, then you believe that yes, the young man should be put to death. The congressman, appearing on a local radio station in Michigan, said that Manning’s actions (still alleged at this point—he hasn’t been convicted yet) qualify as treason in a time of war, and thus should be considered capital crimes....
  • Obama to speak after cabinet meeting (McChrystal must have gotten under his thin skin)

    06/22/2010 12:55:46 PM PDT · by milwguy · 66 replies
    politico ^ | 6/22/2010 | p
    President Obama will make a statement to the pool after meeting with his cabinet at 4 p.m., the White House announced.
  • 'Tree Fairy' Plants Trees On Unsuspecting Neighbors' Lawns

    09/25/2009 2:41:19 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 48 replies · 2,102+ views
    The Denver Channel ^ | September 24, 2009
    DENVER -- The "Tree Fairy" camouflages himself in foliage and said he is guided by the light of the moon. "My mother wants me to quit. My sister seems to want me to quit. They think I am a little crazy and are worried I might go to jail," said the Tree Fairy. The Tree Fairy wants to remain anonymous on his unique mission of goodwill. An elfish angel of sorts, the Tree Fairy finds joy in planting trees in the yards of unsuspecting neighbors. "I like nature. I wanted to live around nature. I really wanted to live in...
  • Family: Uninvited Guest Wildly Disrupts Funeral

    03/05/2009 9:34:06 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 53 replies · 1,659+ views ^ | 3/5/08 | Staff
    Woman Admits Dancing, Waving Wand, Throwing FlowersLAURENS COUNTY, S,C. -- A woman who says she had no connection to a funeral danced in front of the service, waved a wand over the casket, opened it and touched the deceased man and then threw the flowers from the casket at the family, deputies said. Laurens County deputies responded to reports of a disturbance at the Church of God in Gray Court on Tuesday. Those attending the funeral said that the woman had joined the procession. They said once they were seated inside the church, the woman then danced in front of...
  • Absinthe Uncorked: The 'Green Fairy' Was Boozy -- But Not Psychedelic

    04/30/2008 3:45:26 PM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 268+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-1-2008 | American Chemical Society
    Absinthe Uncorked: The 'Green Fairy' Was Boozy -- But Not Psychedelic ScienceDaily (May 1, 2008) — A new study may end the century-old controversy over what ingredient in absinthe caused the exotic green aperitif's supposed mind-altering effects and toxic side-effects when consumed to excess. In the most comprehensive analysis of old bottles of original absinthe -- once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Picasso to enhance their creativity -- a team of scientists from Europe and the United States have concluded the culprit was plain and simple: A high alcohol content, rather than thujone, the compound...
  • Anti-virgin bias amongst American Idol judges

    01/24/2008 1:58:13 PM PST · by NYer · 316 replies · 521+ views
    CNA ^ | January 24, 2008
    Bruce Dickson a contestant on American Idol Dallas, Jan 24, 2008 / 02:07 am (CNA).- A 19-year-old contestant for the “American Idol” singing competition faced scrutiny from judges and celebrity commentators after revealing he is a virgin who has never kissed a girl, Cybercast News Service reports.Bruce Dickson, a show contestant from Bostrop, Texas, at the American Idol Dallas auditions was asked to share something interesting about himself.   He told the judges he had never kissed a girl."What?" Randy Jackson asked. "On purpose?" “On purpose," Dickson said. "On my wedding day, that will be my first kiss." Jackson's advice to...
  • Saudi Journalist: Arab 'Return' to Israel is a 'Fairy Tale'

    04/19/2007 10:43:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 954+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | April 19, 2007 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    ( A two-installment article by Saudi Arabian columnist Yousef Nasser Al-Sweidan calls upon the Arab states to give up the efforts to arrange the transfer of the families of refugees from the Israeli War of Independence into the Jewish State. Such a population transfer would violate Israeli sovereignty or lead to anarchy in the Palestinian Authority, according to the author. Rather, Al-Sweidan writes, the Arab states hosting the refugee families have the obligation to absorb them. The "right of return" is "nonsense and deceit." - Al-Sweidan Al-Sweidan's model for such immigrant absorption, he notes, is Israel. The columns, recently made...
  • This is a Fairy Tale, RIGHT???

    01/12/2007 4:20:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 287+ views
    A Fairy Tale....??? What Happened? The awful truth of it. Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he's fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he Tries to think. Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries, then Tax his tears. Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways To tax his ass Tax all...
  • Sen. Kerry Campaigns in district where Fla. congressman resigned

    09/30/2006 3:40:22 PM PDT · by quantim · 43 replies · 1,124+ views
    MIAMI Senator John Kerry is in Florida today, helping a Democratic hopeful in the district where the Republican Senator abruptly resigned. Representative Mark Foley was considered a shoo-in for re-election -- until it was revealed he had exchanged raunchy E-mails with a teenage page. Senator Kerry is headlining a fundraiser for Tim Mahoney, who may now have a better shot at winning. Kerry says the weekend is not about Foley's resignation. He says the people in Florida will make their own decision about that. Instead, Kerry says, the visit is about mustering support for state Democrats. Nationwide, the party needs...
  • Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance [habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic....]

    05/06/2006 1:39:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 1,792+ views
    Kerry Accuses White House of Intolerance By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago Sen. John Kerry accused the Bush administration on Saturday of stirring up a "spirit of intolerance" to suppress dissent over the war in Iraq. Kerry said the Bush administration is targeting opponents of the Iraq war in much the same way he was attacked for protesting failed policies in Vietnam in the 1970s. "Dismissing dissent is not only wrong but dangerous when America's leadership is unwilling to admit mistakes, unwilling to engage in honest discussion and unwilling to hold itself accountable for the consequences of...