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  • Nebraska democrats outraged over holiday float (outhouse labeled "OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY")

    07/06/2014 5:25:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    KLKN ^ | 7/05/14
    A float in the city of Norfolk's Fourth of July parade has sparked a lot of controversy. The float showed an outhouse with a dark figure using a walker on the outside. The outhouse was labeled "OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY."
  • Firefighter's 9-11 float transcends partisanship in Racine

    07/04/2011 11:11:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 7-4-11
    Racine - A float commemorating firefighters' sacrifices in the terrorist attacks of 9-11 that had been embroiled in political controversy over the last week drew an enthusiastic welcome Monday morning at the Racine Fourth of July parade. Parade-goers grew silent then stood and applauded as Oak Creek firefighter Matt Gorniak drove the float down Main St. featuring a firefighter erecting an American flag on the smoking remains of the twin towers. Shouts of "there it is" and "is this the one?" could be heard from the crowd as the float approached to the sound of bagpipes. "I was in tears,"...
  • "Firefighters union reverses decision on members marching with 9/11 float"

    07/03/2011 11:05:40 PM PDT · by OldCountryBoy · 10 replies
    Fox6 Milwaukee, WI ^ | 9:35 p.m. CDT, July 3, 2011 | Ben Handelman, FOX6 Reporter, Milwaukee
    A float set to role down the streets in Oak Creek and Racine was supposed to honor those who died on 9/11. The good intentions of one firefighter sparked a controversy. Members of the youth group at Parkway Apostolic Church in Oak Creek have completed cleaning up and rehabbing the 9/11 float, but that float almost didn't have anyone to March with it. The 9/11 remembrance was originally built in 2002 by Lt. Mark Gorniak of the Oak Creek Fire Department and appeared in the parade back then. he thought it was time to bring it back, but he quickly...
  • Rose Parade float honors Ronald Reagan

    12/27/2010 1:01:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies · 39+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | Dec. 22, 2010 | Frank C. Girardot
    PASADENA - The centennial celebration of Ronald Reagan's birthday begins New Year's Day, when a float dedicated to the 40th president will make its way down Colorado Boulevard. The 55-foot-long float is designed by Fiesta of Irwindale. It features a 26-foot-high bald eagle and 11 black-and-white photographs of Reagan, which will be decorated with onion seeds, poppy seeds and crushed sweet rice. "President Reagan always believed America's best days were ahead. At a time when many Americans look forward to a New Year with a similar optimism and pride, we at the Reagan Foundation are honored to be invited to...
  • International Space Station sex ban

    06/28/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9:52AM BST 28 Jun 2010 | Staff
    Commanders do not allow sexual intercourse on the International Space Station, it has been disclosed. We are a group of professionals," said Alan Poindexter, a NASA commander, during a visit to Tokyo, when asked about the consequences if astronauts boldly went where no others have been.
  • GERMAN PARADE FLOAT

    03/05/2010 8:46:19 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies · 1,129+ views
    net | MARCH 05,2010 | swampsniper
    Is that supposed to be Hilary? It sure isn't Michelle!
  • Caption this Obama float in Germany ("Erloser")

    02/15/2010 10:19:31 AM PST · by max americana · 46 replies · 2,124+ views
    MSM-REUTERS ^ | Feb 15, 2010 | Max
  • Caption Carnival Floats in Germany

    02/09/2010 9:47:29 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 31 replies · 1,490+ views
    A papier-mache figure representing the statue of liberty and U.S. President Barack Obama on a carnival procession float is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010. The carnival procession will take place on Rose Monday, February 15, when hundreds of thousands of people all over Germany will celebrate. A papier-mache figure representing U.S. President Barack Obama giving money to China's President Hu Jintao (R) on a carnival procession float, is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010 A papier-mache figure representing U.S. President Barack Obama and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R), who pulls a Trojan horse...
  • Caption Obama carnival float (from a parade in Dusseldorf)

    02/26/2009 8:53:01 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 51 replies · 2,088+ views
  • Device helped ensure US Airways plane would float

    01/17/2009 12:22:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 2,111+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/15/09 | James Bernstein
    Planes can float, but the US Airways Airbus A-320 that crashed into the Hudson River Thursday had a better chance than most. That's because it was equipped with a special device unique to Airbus planes that increased the likelihood it would stay on top of the water. The device, called a "ditching switch," effectively seals the plane by closing valves and ventilation ports, a spokesman for the airline said.
  • HILLARY OBAMA FLOAT AT GERMAN CARNIVAL

    02/05/2008 2:40:31 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies · 2,598+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4 Feb 2008 | Reuters
  • Northern Colorado Support our troops float

    06/30/2007 9:20:29 PM PDT · by weldgophardline · 63 replies · 2,046+ views
    6-30-07 | weldgophardline
    The Northern Colorado support our troops group is getting ready for the 4th of July event in Greeley, Colorado again.
  • Ft. Collins,Colorado St. Paddy Parade with Support our troops float.

    03/17/2007 4:22:21 PM PDT · by weldgophardline · 29 replies · 1,637+ views
    03-17-07 | welgophardline
    We took our Support The Troops Float to Ft. Collins for the St. Paddys parade to counter the leftists hate march in the parade. Here is what our float looked like.
  • China's trade surplus jumps ahead (The Yuan should be revalued).

    03/12/2007 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 4 replies · 350+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, March 12, 2007
    Strong demand for cheap exports is driving economic growth in China China's trade surplus neared record levels in February - fuelling criticism that its currency is undervalued.The surplus hit $23.8bn (£12bn) for the month, more than nine times higher than a year earlier and the second largest on record, official data shows. China has resisted calls from the US to remove currency controls that limit the amount the yuan can rise or fall. The US argues that China keeps the yuan artificially cheap in order to boost its exports. According to Goldman Sachs analysts "the significant increase in the...
  • Balloon Injures Two at Macy's Parade

    11/24/2005 11:24:47 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 19 replies · 910+ views
    AP | 11/24/05 | DAVID B. CARUSO
    Balloon Injures Two at Macy's Parade Nov 24 1:17 PM US/Eastern By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer NEW YORK A giant balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade snagged a street light near Times Square and caused part of it to fall into the crowd, injuring two people, according to police and eyewitness accounts. The accident happened near the end of the parade when the balloon's tethers became entangled on the head of the street lamp, about 2 1/2 feet in diameter, and knocked it off. The 26-year-old woman and 11-year-old girl were apparently hurt by the debris. They were...
  • Operation Freep Greeley Stampede Parade

    07/05/2005 9:21:07 PM PDT · by weldgophardline · 47 replies · 1,891+ views
    7-5-05 | Dale Parrish
    The Greeley group of Freepers had a Float in the Greeley Independence Parade and took home the Independence Award for outstanding Community Float.#16: #19: #23: #31: #34: #35: #43: #47: #48: #51:
  • Political bias in Chinese New Year's Parade

    02/19/2005 11:23:57 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 321+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 19, 2005 | Thomas Lifson
    The San Francisco Chinese New Year's Parade, happening today, is a big event, drawing a half million or more spectators, and serving as the largest public event for the Bay Area's large (and growing) Chinese population. Unfortunately, this year's event is marred by gross poltical bias. The Falun Gong movement, undergoing savage repression in China, but an active part of the overseas Chinese community, is being banned from sponsoring a float. Meanwhile, a float promoting same sex marriage, will be featured in the parade. It is a private event (using public streets - like the St. Paddy's Day parade in...
  • On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-Gravity

    02/08/2005 5:38:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 840+ views
    Presented at Symposium on The Popular Commercialisation of Space ^ | 19 September 2001 | Oliver Thornton & Patrick Collins
    Space Future - http://www.spacefuture.com/pr/archive/on_the_practical_and_sporting_aspects_of_football_in_zero_gravity.shtml O Thornton & P Collins, 19 September 2001, "On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-Gravity", Presented at Symposium on The Popular Commercialisation of Space, British Interplanetary Society, 19 September 2001. Also downloadable from http://www.spacefuture.com/archive/on_the_practical_and_sporting_aspects_of_football_in_zero_gravity.shtml Presented at Symposium on The Popular Commercialisation of Space, British Interplanetary Society , 19 September 2001 On the Practical and Sporting Aspects of Football in Zero-Gravity Oliver Thornton & Patrick Collins Introduction: Association Football, or 'soccer', is the major spectator sport in the world, as well the most widely-played. When space becomes a practical living space for the...
  • Bush urges China to adopt market-based currency rate

    01/27/2005 4:54:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 396+ views
    Kyodo ^ | 01/27/05 | N/A
    Bush urges China to adopt market-based currency rate (Kyodo) _ President George W. Bush urged China on Wednesday to adopt a market-based currency rate and vowed to press major trading partners to open their markets as part of his efforts to reduce the huge U.S. trade deficit. "In terms of the trade deficit, it is important for us to make sure that countries treat their currencies in market fashion," Bush said in outlining his policy agenda for the second term at a press conference. "I've been working with China, in specific, on that issue." The Bush administration apparently wants China...
  • 'Little float that could' comes up winner

    01/02/2005 10:08:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 578+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Sunday, January 2, 2005 | NICOLE JACOB
    PASADENA - The Rose Parade float that almost wasn't came through in fine fashion Saturday, not only representing the Antelope Valley as it made its way down the famed Colorado Boulevard parade route, but by also grabbing the Princess Trophy for most beautiful small float, under 35 feet. Float organizers speculated that perhaps it had something to do with the luck and charisma of a few of its riders who had already won a coveted prize in their own field: aerospace designer Burt Rutan and pilot-astronauts Michael Melvill and Brian Binnie of SpaceShipOne fame. "We're just ecstatic," said Mary Rainwater,...
  • New checking law to sink the float

    10/17/2004 9:51:13 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 971+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/17/4 | Tom Abate
    Electronic transmission means banks will debit accounts in just minutesJohn Cailleau writes his rent check two days before his monthly Social Security payment is deposited into his account. Daniel Shiner used to keep ailing firms alive by shifting funds between accounts to artificially pump up their cash flow.The two Bay Area residents represent millions of Americans who have juggled their finances by playing the float -- that is, writing checks on money that isn't in their accounts, on the bet that it will be there before the checks are cashed.But the float will get a little less buoyant starting Oct....
  • Col. David Hunt: Put Ted Kennedy on a boat in Boston Harbor and ship him off!

    06/18/2004 8:13:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 119 replies · 955+ views
    O'Reilly: Who's gonna say this isn't a war anymore? Col. David Hunt: We can't have Americans being beheaded anymore. We can't have towns like Fallujah. Its time for the bombs to start dropping. O'Reilly: This is a war. I think just about everybody will believe that at this point. Everyone except Ted Kennedy. Col. David Hunt: Who gives a crap about Ted Kennedy! Put him in a boat in Boston harbor and ship him off!!!!
  • Lawmakers Support Students' Anti-Abortion Parade Float - was barred from Natl Cherry Festival parade

    07/04/2003 3:53:49 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 5 replies · 123+ views
    Lawmakers Support Students' Anti-Abortion Parade Float Officials Say Parade Is Not Platform For Views POSTED: 1:59 p.m. EDT July 3, 2003 UPDATED: 4:10 p.m. EDT July 3, 2003 Four northern Michigan lawmakers are siding with a group of anti-abortion students whose entry was barred from a National Cherry Festival parade. The festival last month rejected the entry from the 70 members of Grand Traverse Area Students for Life. The group had marched in the Junior Royale Parade for the past seven years. But festival organizers say the Traverse City event is meant to be a celebration of community, and...
  • Mystery shrouds IOP's floating orb

    06/15/2002 11:10:40 AM PDT · by vannrox · 21 replies · 441+ views
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | BY GLENN SMITH
    Mystery shrouds IOP's floating orb Thursday, June 13, 2002 BY GLENN SMITHOf The Post and Courier Staff      <!summ!>ISLE OF PALMS-When a giant silver orb washed up in front of her rented beach house Monday night, Marie Segneri wondered for a moment if aliens had landed in the middle of her family reunion.<!end!>     The smooth, metallic ball was at least 3 feet in diameter and weighed a couple hundred pounds or more. Aside from a series of numbers stamped on its slightly dimpled surface, the sphere offered few clues as to its origin.     "It looked like it may have...
  • Built like a brick ... boat?

    04/10/2002 11:40:45 AM PDT · by Darkshadow · 5 replies · 279+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | April 2, 2002 | REBECCA WALSH
    Potter Peter Lange on board his boat made of bricks. Picture / Glenn Jeffrey Built like a brick ... boat? 02.04.2002 - By REBECCA WALSH As Peter Lange's two-tonne brick boat was lowered into the water for its maiden voyage yesterday, it was hard to ignore the fact that it was April Fool's Day. Nestled under the support straps of a crane, the Mt Eden potter's terracotta creation looked perfectly at home on land. "I would just leave it there, Peter. Stop while you are ahead," one woman yelled. But with Lange on board and a group of friends...