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  • Local man overlooked on Southwest flight to Florida

    03/12/2015 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies ^ | March 6, 2015 | Sarah Sell
    A West Michigan man says he was forced to buy a new plane ticket home after the airline told him that he failed to show up for his original flight. He called 13 On Your Side looking for help after Southwest refused to refund his money. "It's terrible. I can't believe the airline didn't know I was in that seat," says Bob Woudstra, of Cutlerville. Woudstra is upset that he was overlooked on his flight to Florida. In February, he paid $616 for a roundtrip ticket from Grand Rapids to Ft Myers. On the 13th, he was dropped off at...
  • FoxNews Article describes Nancy Pelosi as current House Speaker

    03/08/2014 8:22:36 PM PST · by topher · 24 replies
    From Article on | 8-March-2014 | Vanity
    From the following FoxNews Article: Dems mull ethics complaint against IssaHowever, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Fox News Friday she knew of no plans to file a formal ethics complaint against Issa. She said she thinks Issa should apologize to Cummings in the "same arena" in which he cut him off. Maybe someone should tell FoxNews that Pelosi is House Minority Leader and FORMER speaker...
  • Perry jabs at Romney over $10k bet (and another media OOPS!)

    12/11/2011 1:00:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | December 11, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry' held one public event in Iowa today - a jampacked coffee house appearance in fairly liberal-tilting Ames - and slammed Mitt Romney over thie $10,000 bet to reporters, while keeping his focus on his anti-Washington, anti-establishment message with the crowd. Perry spoke for about 15 minutes and took no questions at the event, which was marred at the end by protestors who shouted over his speech about his anti-DADT ad bemoaning the notion of fays in the military. He was swarmed by autograph-seekers and didn't do a formal Q and A with reporters, but a few caught up...
  • Samantha Power, Obama's anti-genocide advisor, unveils new "Atrocities Prevention Board"

    08/18/2011 2:50:13 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 51 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 8/8/11 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON---The Obama White House issued new measures on Friday to prevent genocides and mass atrocities, creating an "Atrocities Prevention Board" in the wake of the failure of the "Never Again" vow taken following the German Holocaust to stop the murders of entire populations. Obama's directive forming the board states: "Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America." The directive creates an important new tool in this effort, establishing a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board with the authority to develop prevention strategies and to ensure that concerns...
  • DEA Agents Raid Wrong House in Sterling Heights

    08/07/2011 12:06:38 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-1-11
    <p>STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - Drug Enforcement Agency Officers bust into a home in Sterling Heights, armed with a search warrant. The only problem? The guy they were looking for doesn't live there. Fox 2 talked to the man who opened the door, and was stunned by what happened next.</p>
  • Goofs mare Palin's Reagan college tribute

    06/29/2010 2:37:01 PM PDT · by lt.america · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 29, 2010 | Lize Goodwin
    Following in others' grand tradition of demonstrating gaps in knowledge while addressing a university, Sarah Palin told a crowd at a fundraiser at California State University in Stanislaus last weekend that Ronald Reagan, personal hero and inspiration, was a California college graduate. She told the cheering crowd: "This is Reagan country, and perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California's Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden State." There's just one problem here: Reagan went to Eureka College in Illinois from 1928 to 1932, the Alaska Dispatch reports. He didn't move to...
  • Obama: "I may be skinny but I'm tough"

    10/26/2009 6:57:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 122 replies · 4,338+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/09 | Steve Holland
    MIAMI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama had a message for his political friends and foes on Monday -- "just because I'm skinny doesn't mean I'm not tough." Obama was in Miami raising $1.5 million for Democratic congressional candidates for the 2010 elections, in which Democrats are seeking to hold onto their strong majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate. After weeks in which he has been angrily criticized by some on the right, to the point of creating a poster image of him with a Hitler mustache, Obama told a fund-raising event that some of his supporters have...
  • Paratroopers mistakenly land at prison

    07/14/2007 11:43:27 AM PDT · by Renfield · 49 replies · 5,707+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 7-14-07
    CANON CITY, Colo. - A unit of 25 military paratroopers landed inside the perimeter of a state prison, but not to quell a riot or attempt some movie-script breakout. They just goofed. The paratroopers, armed with exercise rifles that shoot rubber bullets, landed in a corn field outside the Fremont Correctional Institute early Thursday, Colorado Department of Corrections spokeswoman Katherine Sanguinetti said. Guards escorted them off the grounds with no violence, she told the Rocky Mountain News. Sanguinetti said she did not know which military unit was involved. She said an investigation is under way but it appears guards handled...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 172 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • Amputee admits lies, still cites attack (UPDATE)

    12/22/2005 3:24:24 AM PST · by ResistorSister · 22 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Repository (Canton, OH) ^ | Thursday, December 22, 2005 | Robert Wang
    CANTON - Virgil Stewart admitted Wednesday that he lied about his past. REPOSITORY SCOTT HECKEL But the 52-year-old amputee insists that three men seeking money threw him into a fire hydrant Monday evening at 10th Street NE and Marion Motley Avenue, then ran off with his only wheelchair. With tears in his eyes, the Canton man confessed that he didn’t lose the lower part of his right leg due to an injury from the Vietnam War, as he told a reporter. He said it was amputated about four years ago at Mercy Medical Center after the leg became infected from...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Caption This Charles

    11/02/2005 6:25:04 AM PST · by Brainhose · 8 replies · 405+ views
    Lake Titicaca | Today | Brainhose
    In honor of Prince Chuck and Mrs. ED caption this goofy picture of Charlie boy.All due respect to the person who posted a caption Charles message yesterday.He looks like Mortimer Snerd doesn't he?
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Putin: Ally or Terrorist? (Russian FSB/KGB Real Culprits Behind "Chechen Terrorism")

    09/21/2004 8:24:29 PM PDT · by GIJoel · 665 replies · 11,270+ views
    The New American ^ | February 2002 | William Jasper
    Putin: Ally or Terrorist? by William F. Jasper Counting Vladimir Putin as an ally against terrorism ignores his career in the murderous KGB/FSB and his ongoing support for terrorist regimes and organizations. ‘‘Lena Goncharuk, aged 38, said that she was the only one to survive out of a group of six who were ordered out of the cellar where they had been hiding and shot at point blank range. Resting in her hospital bed, her voice barely rising above a whisper, she said she had survived only by pretending to be dead." So reported Paul Wood from the Chechen border...
  • Darwin Award - Death by Catapult

    02/19/2004 4:02:31 PM PST · by vannrox · 32 replies · 1,685+ views
    2004 Reader Submission - Darwin Awards ^ | FR Post 2-20-2004 | Editorial Staff
    For the benefit of the rest of the world, in 1986 the UK saw its most violent storm for over 350 years. Wind speeds in some parts exceeded 90 mph and an incredible amounts of damage were done to property and people up and down the UK. This story made several of the Kent newspapers at the time and - like most sane, rational beings I too found it dificult to believe - but it is absolutely true. In Margate in the county of Kent, there are many tall Poplar trees and it's not uncommon for residents in the more...
  • Krazy KAption Time. Kerry and his Gui-Tah.

    09/12/2003 10:56:20 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 53 replies · 227+ views
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  • Dowd Doubts: In Our Business, When You Goof, You Fix It. (Editor, Mobile Register)

    07/28/2003 8:07:31 AM PDT · by blam · 49 replies · 376+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 7-27-2003 | Michael Marshall
    Dowd doubts: In our business, when you goof, you fix it 07/27/03Editor Mobile Register The following is an e-mail that I sent to Gail Collins, editorial page editor of The New York Times, this past Monday. Dear Ms. Collins: Now that the Times is settling in with a new editor, I need clarification on a matter that came up during all the post-Jayson Blair newsroom tumult. As editor of the Mobile Register, I subscribe to The New York Times Wire Service. Until earlier this summer, we printed Maureen Dowd's columns on our op-ed pages. We stopped running her column after...