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  • CHP Involved in Low-Speed Chase of Baby Geese on Interstate 80

    05/23/2016 6:39:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, May 23, 2016 | Dianne de Guzman
    At about 9 a.m. on Sunday, CHP officers were tasked with an unusual call: A flock of baby geese had wandered onto westbound Interstate 80 near the Ashby Avenue exit. In a Facebook post on the incident, CHP showed endearing footage of officers escorting the geese via vehicle along the freeway. When officers arrived on scene to find the geese, the animals were found in the left lanes of the freeway, said Officer Sean Wilkenfeld with CHP Oakland. "We ran a traffic break and we stopped the freeway so we can get them corralled to the right hand shoulder —...
  • The Grocery Shopping Assault Course

    11/29/2015 2:27:50 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 13 replies
    Experience | 11/29/2015 | blueunicorn6
    Many people have Thansgiving traditions. One of our neighbors has the Thanksgiving tradition of getting drunk and running over our mailbox. Last summer, I cemented in our mailbox and used heavy pipe. Cut his car in half this Thanksgiving like Grandpa using the electric knife on the turkey. When the cops pulled him out of the left half of the car, he was yelling at them that he'd never win the race with a pit crew as slow as them. One of our family traditions is that I do the Thanksgiving grocery shopping. I feel it's part of the manly...
  • Territorial goose takes down a drone in the Netherlands

    05/29/2015 6:24:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    upi ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    ALKMAAR, Netherlands, - A Netherlands public broadcaster shared a clip of its video drone being smacked out of the sky by an aggressive goose. RTV Noord-Holland, which shared the clip on YouTube, said the Egyptian goose apparently saw the drone as a rival when it was flying over the Oudorperpolder area of Alkmaar. The bird came in low to knock the device out of the sky. The drone did not appear to be seriously damaged and was able to make a relatively smooth landing.
  • Obama's Goose is Cooked

    07/07/2012 6:14:31 AM PDT · by no dems · 173 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | July 7, 2912 | Larry Kudlow
    Obama needed a filet mignon in the June employment report. But instead he got a rubber chicken. Only 80,000 new jobs were created last month, way below Wall Street expectations. It’s the fourth consecutive monthly disappointment. For a few months last winter, jobs were rising at an average of 225,000 a month. But that has sloped way down to only 75,000. The unemployment rate continues at 8.2 percent, which is the forty-first straight month above 8 percent. The U6 unemployment rate, which includes discouraged workers, is just under 15 percent. As voters finalize their election impressions this summer, all of...
  • Arrow through head hasn't stopped footloose goose in Old Lyme

    04/28/2012 2:58:44 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies
    The Day ^ | 04/27/2012 | Alex Nunes
    Old Lyme — The goose with the arrow through its head that was spotted earlier this year is continuing to evade capture by town animal control officials. The bird stood out Friday in a flock of fellow geese near High Hopes, a horse farm on Town Woods Road. Old Lyme assistant animal control officer Lizabeth Gode said the goose is able to fly, which has thwarted attempts to capture it. She said officials have tried using nets and food to lure the goose, to no avail.
  • Obama Lays a Goose Egg

    09/07/2011 4:24:42 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 4 replies
    wsj ^ | September 2. 2011 | Taranto
    "The U.S. economy added no [net] new jobs in August--the worst showing in a year--as employers cut back hiring and trimmed work hours of existing employees," the Los Angeles Times reports. "The nation's unemployment rate in August stayed at 9.1%, as more people reported that they found part-time work, many of them because that's all that was available." Next week President Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress. As we noted yesterday, the president reportedly will ask Congress to pass a new "stimulus," though he won't call it that, because the last stimulus didn't--oh, wait. "One More Time:...
  • Permit Applications Open for 2011 Illinois Youth Goose Hunt

    09/04/2011 10:25:24 AM PDT · by MosesmomS · 1 replies
    Associated Content ^ | September 3, 2011 | Jayn Bigler
    More youth hunters will have the opportunity to participate in the 2011 youth goose hunt in southernmost Illinois, which is shaping up to top 2010 for hunting opportunities and a fun-filled banquet, according to one of the organizers who helped to make last year's event one of the biggest and best hunts in the history of the hunt. Designated as a goose hunt, ducks may also be harvested, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The hunt itself, which will be held in Union and Alexander counties, is set for Dec. 28, with the banquet held the evening before...
  • Geese hatch in Buffalo cemetery where deer stood watch

    04/28/2011 1:36:17 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 15 replies
    A mother goose who apparently made friends with a male deer as she sat on her nest inside a Buffalo cemetery is now tending a brood of goslings. Forest Lawn Cemetery officials say the Canada geese have hatched and left the concrete urn where their mother had made her nest. The family waddled off to find a pond. The nesting goose attracted loads of attention over the past couple of weeks after a deer inside the cemetery seemed to take on the role of the nest's protector after the male goose disappeared. The deer was seen day after day via...
  • Video of a Deer Protecting Goose and Her Nest

    04/16/2011 9:07:15 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    Start your day off with a smile on your heart by checking out what a security camera caught at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo NY. It's a very brief news report about a Deer that is defending the nest of a goose. The male goose has died and now the mother must fend off the danger to her eggs alone. She made her nest in an urn and and until a deer showed up to give some help the mother goose had no chance of her eggs ever hatching. Now when she goes off to forage for food...
  • Deer becomes goose’s protector

    04/14/2011 7:15:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 12 2011 | Odd News
    BUFFALO, N.Y., April 12 (UPI) -- Witnesses said an adult deer has taken over the role of protecting a mother goose preparing to hatch her eggs in New York state as a single parent. Locals in Buffalo said the goose, a species known to mate for life, lost her male partner and would have been left defenseless while protecting her eggs in an empty cemetery urn if a deer had not stepped in to guard the expectant mother, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, reported Tuesday. Passersby said the deer places itself between the goose and approaching humans or animals. The deer was once...
  • Deer, Goose Make Unlikely 'Friends' At Cemetery

    04/08/2011 12:20:37 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies · 1+ views
    WLKY ^ | UPDATED: 10:00 am EDT April 8, 2011 | Staff
    Goose Has No Mate, Deer May Be Protecting Nest BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An unusual springtime friendship between a deer and a nesting goose appears to have blossomed inside a cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y. For the past week or so, the deer has been standing near an urn where the goose has taken up residence, positioning itself between the urn and any passing car or foot traffic. Craig Cygan noticed the unlikely pair during his regular patrols with his goose-chasing border collies. He says there is no mate around the goose and he believes the deer has taken over the job...
  • Man finds a friend in goose

    02/19/2011 1:26:04 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 44 replies · 1+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 19, 2011
    LOS ANGELES, A Los Angeles man said he befriended a goose that meets him in the park each morning and follows him around like a dog. Dominic Ehrler, 65, a retired investor, said Maria the Goose began following him around Echo Park 10 months ago and she now meets him every day at 8 a.m. as he begins his walk around the lake to toss tortillas to the other birds, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. "When she first started following me around like a dog I got goose bumps," Ehrler said. "David Foster, one of the parks people here,...
  • Drunken Wisconsin man needs rescue after chasing goose

    10/09/2010 4:17:35 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-10 | ap
    WAUSAU, Wis. — Wausau authorities have rescued and arrested a drunken man who plunged into the Wisconsin River while chasing a one-legged goose. The 40-year-old Wausau man told officers he wanted to catch the bird and roast it. He says he took off his shirt and shoes Thursday afternoon and jumped into the frigid water. Authorities say he was overcome by the cold water and had to be rescued by firefighters. Police say the man had been drinking heavily before the stunt. The man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for bail jumping.
  • Prayers, Tears, Anger at Bend Goose Memorial

    07/12/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    KTVZ ^ | July 8, 2010 | Shanna Mendiola
    BEND, Ore. -- It was a time of mourning for a few dozen people who gathered at Bend's Drake Park Thursday evening for a memorial to honor 109 Canada geese that were euthanized last week. Those in attendance expressed their feelings, observed a moment of silence for their surviving companions and families, and discussed ideas of how to prevent this from happening again. Organizers arranged the memorial event with the intention of "bonding together to promote proven methods of non-lethal methods of goose control."
  • Outcry over program of euthanizing Canada geese

    07/04/2010 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 87 replies · 1+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Saturday, Jul. 3, 2010 | PAULA TRACY
    BRADFORD – Readers at expressed outrage yesterday that the federal government had rounded up and euthanized 21 Canada geese on Lake Todd on June 23, in a response to at least two property owners' concerns. For seven years, the geese -- considered the largest, most common water birds -- have been fouling lawns and beaches along the 50-acre pond, which straddles the Bradford and Newbury town line. Federal officials said two property owners paid for the round up, gassing and killing of the now-flightless geese and their goslings. Their bodies were frozen and will be chopped up and fed...
  • Canadians shocked by Ore. goose gassing

    07/02/2010 9:51:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 68 replies · 1+ views
    upi. ^ | July 2, 2010
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, - Some Canadians have expressed shock at an Oregon town for gassing 109 Canada geese and giving the meat to homeless shelters. City leaders in Bend, Ore., ordered the culling of the birds with carbon dioxide, leaving them safe to eat, and the meat was sent to area homeless shelters, reported Friday. Residents of Vancouver, British Columbia, expressed shock at the city's actions, with some walking around Stanley Park describing the culling as "barbaric" and "crazy." Aaron Jasper, head of the Vancouver Park Board, said he was surprised by the decision. "We don't take the approach...
  • Goose With 26-Inch Arrow in Chest Lands in Vet's Garden

    05/04/2010 10:01:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 860+ views
    A Canada goose with a hunter's 26-inch arrow sticking out of its chest landed in the garden of a vet.Bernard Levine, a retired veterinarian from Toms River, New Jersey, helped capture the goose, perform life-saving surgery and then transport it to the state's largest bird rehabilitation facility. "This is a smart goose," said Dr Levine, 82. "He happened to come into the yard of a veterinarian that could take care of him." After it recovered at The Raptor Trust, the goose was released last week into a stream in a wooded area on the trust's property. "It feels great...
  • Goose woos statue, traps woman

    03/24/2010 11:13:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies · 1,247+ views
    upi ^ | March. 24,
    WITT, Ill. - An Illinois woman said a goose with romantic intentions toward a concrete statue held her hostage in her home for several hours. Joanne Martin said she tried to leave her Witt, Ill., home earlier this month and caught an amorous goose in the throes of mating season making advances to the concrete goose statue next to her car, the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal Register reported Wednesday. "I opened up the door and saw this big bird next to my concrete goose," she said. "When I opened the door, he put down his bill and started coming after...
  • Race Card Alert: White Woman wins Beauty Queen Contest at Black College

    10/16/2009 9:43:26 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 18 replies · 1,531+ views
    AFP ^ | October 16, 2009 | Breitbart
    The "Homecoming Queen" at a traditionally black US university has sent a letter to President Barack Obama, complaining that her win had been questioned on campus because she is white. "It would be much easier to say that possibly some were not accepting of the news because I wasn't the most qualified contestant; however, the true reason for the disapproval was because of the color of my skin. I am not African American," the nursing student wrote to the president. She asked the president for help, suggesting that he visit Hampton University to convince students to "stop focusing so much...
  • Dirt on Saul Alinsky? (ULTIMATE turnabout... )

    09/19/2009 4:13:41 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies · 2,100+ views
    Dawns on this poster -- that the ultimate "turnabout is fair play" would be to humiliate and bring down the one person who *invented* the left's politics of personal destruction: Saul Alinsky.
  • I'm Just Saying......

    08/07/2009 5:29:15 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 12 replies · 518+ views
  • Steelers to loose Super Bowl Trophies

    03/28/2009 7:05:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 94 replies · 4,432+ views
    email | March 28, 2009 | Unknown
    Pittsburgh, PA. The Super Bowl XLIII Champion Pittsburgh Steelers, the only team to win six titles, will soon be loosing half of those trophies. After a meeting between NFL Commissioner Rodger Gadel and President Barack Hussain Obama, Obama decided to redistribute half of their Steeler Super Bowl victories and trophies to less fortunate teams in the league. “We live everyday in the country that invented the Super Bowl.” said Obama “We are not about to lose this Great American tradition in the wake of these difficult times.” Obama’s plan calls for the Steelers, who are a successful NFL team, to...
  • F-14 Ejection Question

    03/25/2009 5:29:32 PM PDT · by pfflier · 54 replies · 1,724+ views
    In the movie Top Gun, the F-14 is (presumably) in a flat spin and Goose ejects into the canopy. I need some professional opinions on the possibility of that happening.My experience with the F-16 is that the canopy ballistics make the canopy long gone prior to seat firing at any point in the envelope. Normally the aerodynamics would strip the canopy away in forward flight in any ejection. But, in a flat spin, did the F-14 aerodynamics create an environment where the canopy could remain over the plane/crew resulting in a crew strike?
  • Sherrill's Critter Story #2: Wallace the Canada Goose

    02/17/2009 3:49:18 AM PST · by Dawn Elizabeth Slike · 431+ views
    original | Feb. 16, 2009 AD | Dawn Elizabeth Slike
    Dear Friends, I think the only way I'm going to be able to overcome this sadness I'm experiencing is to share with you some critter stories. As some of you may already know, my daughter Sherrill loved animals, all of her life. It did not matter what shape, what size, what species, or even what condition. She was unafraid of animals, even those that she should have avoided at all costs, even those that might have imperiled her health and well-being. I will share my best (so far) critter story. If you got a little chuckle or even a belly...
  • NJ approves special hunt for snow geese

    01/09/2009 6:06:06 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,369+ views
    The state Fish and Wildlife Division will allow hunters to kill an unlimited number of the birds from March 11 to April 18. Officials say they hope the hunt will curb the growing population. Officials blame snow geese for damaging farm fields and nesting areas for shore birds. Snow-goose hunting was stopped in the eastern part of the United States in 1916 due to low population. Hunting was allowed again in 1975 when the population increased.
  • When the Faces of Lawsuit Abuse Look a Lot Like You

    12/11/2008 2:27:31 PM PST · by MrLegalReform · 19 replies · 1,011+ views
    Institute for Legal Reform ^ | 12/11/2008 | Lisa Rickard
    Howard’s small business was the target of an enormous lawsuit that could have forced him to close his doors. His offense? A wild Canada goose nesting outside his store startled a passerby, causing her to fall. Two years later, Howard was served with papers announcing that the woman was suing Contemporary Watercrafters for $750,000, alleging that the goose was the store’s responsibility. Ironically, Howard had wanted to remove the goose from his property long before the accident, but, because it was protected under the Migratory Species Act, the bird could not be disturbed.
  • Goose stepping at Beijing Opening Ceremonies

    08/10/2008 8:55:41 AM PDT · by bobbygardner80 · 35 replies · 362+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 8, 2008 | Mark Starr
    Live Blogging the Opening Ceremonies Mark Starr 12:03--Well they can't keep a secret in this town any better than anywhere else. Li Ning gets the honor. He takes a giant leap--and the final lap around the highest wall inside the stadium to light the cauldron. Fireworks ensue. Good job, China. Let the Games begin! 11:54--The torch is in the building! 11:53--I should have said "doves" with quotation marks. Ever since there was an accidental holocaust of the "peace" birds at one ceremony, the dovishness is strictly symbolic. 100 young women in white gesticulating gently did their dovish best.
  • 2 Teens In Trouble After Duct Taping Goose

    06/03/2008 7:40:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies · 151+ views ^ | 6/3/08 |
    Two high school seniors are getting a real-life lesson in the law. John Miller and Dane Rockstead go to Wayzata High School and both are charged with animal cruelty after investigators said they abused a goose and brought it to school. "The bird appeared to be in pretty significant distress," said Chief Mike Goldstein with the Plymouth Police Department. Police said the two seniors had the bird for two days before they brought it to school in a backpack. "They actually shot it with a paint ball gun, put a net around it and then I believe put it in...
  • Friendly goose assists Rowlett crossing guards

    04/24/2008 7:47:36 AM PDT · by Dysart · 15 replies · 94+ views
    DMN ^ | 4-24-08 | Friendly goose assists Rowlett crossing guards
    ROWLETT – Once upon a time, down a two-lane road, past a field with horses and near an elementary school, a big ol' goose lived in a sparkling, blue pond. Each morning, the goose saw children laughing and talking while walking to school. Two friendly crossing guards helped the children cross a busy intersection to get to class. He was intrigued, this curious goose. One day in February he left his pond pals, a duck and a swan, and waddled through the grass, past the large rocks, onto the sidewalk, to the intersection. The crossing guards, Joan Maddux and Earl...
  • Train conductor files lawsuit over goose attack

    02/22/2008 6:22:27 AM PST · by mountaineer1997 · 14 replies · 171+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/08 | Staff Reports
    When a train conductor was performing an inspection, he was goosed and fell down; he sues his employer on February 4, 2008.
  • Gossage elected to Hall of Fame

    01/08/2008 11:19:45 AM PST · by commish · 3 replies · 60+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 8 Jul 2008 | Fox Sports
    Nine years after he first appeared on the ballot, Rich "Goose" Gossage is heading for the Hall of Fame. Gossage was the only player to earn the nod courtesy of the Baseball Writers Association of America, getting 85.8 percent of the vote. Jim Rice, who was on the ballot for the 14th time, narrowly missed earning induction. Rice came up just 14 votes short and will be on the writers' ballot for the final time next year. Tim Raines was the only one of the 11 newcomers on the ballot who earned the 5 percent of the vote necessary to...
  • Iran - Ahmadinejad say ready to halt uranium if the West does the same

    02/20/2007 3:40:04 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 486+ views
    AP News Alert ^ | February 20, 2007
    AP News Alert Iranian president says his country ready to halt uranium enrichment provided the West does the same and shuts down its own nuclear programs.
  • Over 1,000 mallard ducks die in Idaho

    12/14/2006 6:42:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 880+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/06 | JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN
    Over 1,000 mallard ducks die in Idaho By JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN, Associated Press Writer Wed Dec 13, 7:37 PM ET BOISE, Idaho - More than 1,000 mallard ducks have died along a single creek in southern Idaho, and officials on Wednesday tested tissue samples to find out why. ADVERTISEMENT The symptoms — lesions in the lungs and hemorrhaging in the heart wall — likely point to a bacterial infection, not avian flu, said Dave Parrish, regional supervisor for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. State wildlife biologists and U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators were not ruling out any...
  • Sky High at Sky Harbor

    11/28/2006 9:46:44 AM PST · by RonaldReaganFellow · 25 replies · 778+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | 11-28-06 | Ben Barr
    If you had family in town for Thanksgiving, they may have mentioned how expensive it was to rent a car at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Nearly 30 percent of the average car-rental bill at Sky Harbor is taxes, the fourth highest in the nation. Ever wonder why they’re so high? Sky Harbor doesn’t hide the facts: the charges help pay for the University of Phoenix Stadium and a new multimillion-dollar car rental facility. Targeted excise taxes have proven regrettably popular across the nation. Since 1976, more than 80 car rental excise taxes have sprung up. They often fund things like minor...
  • Chicago's Foie Gras Ban Going Into Effect

    08/13/2006 10:05:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 197 replies · 2,553+ views
    AP - AOL ^ | August 13, 2006 | Don Babwin
    These are dangerous times for ducks and geese in Chicago. Chicago is banning foie gras, a duck or goose liver delicacy made by force-feeding the animals. Some say it doesn't hurt the animals; others say it is cruel...
  • Iraq renews threat to trade ties

    07/09/2006 4:35:23 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 26 replies · 735+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 10 July 2006
    IRAQ'S trade minister today repeated his threat to reconsider trade deals with wheat supplier Australia unless it reopens an inquiry into the killing of one of his bodyguards by Australian soldiers. Australia's defence force chief said last week that a military inquiry had cleared the soldiers of any wrongdoing. Two people, including a bodyguard of Iraqi Trade Minister Abdul Falah al-Sudany, were killed and several wounded when Australian security forces in Baghdad shot at their car as it approached their convoy on June 21. Mr Sudany's spokesman, Mohammed Hanoun, said the minister is "not satisfied" with the results and is...
  • Kerry Takes His Cues From Left Wing

    01/27/2006 3:12:27 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 68 replies · 1,746+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 27 January 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) is traveling in Davos, Switzerland, but that didn’t stop him from launching what conservatives are calling an “international filibuster” against Samuel Alito. As CNN reported Kerry’s plans to filibuster Alito’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, the liberal People For the American Way reacted with glee to the news. Kerry’s cohort from Massachusetts, Sen. Teddy Kennedy, also offered encouragement. Was it a coincidence? At 5:31 p.m., the National Abortion Federation (the professional association of abortion practitioners) released the following statement: "Today, the National Abortion Federation calls on Senators to use the filibuster to stop the confirmation of...
  • Wild Goose flying high through deployment

    12/14/2005 5:20:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 252+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Micah Snead
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Dec. 14, 2005) -- The leaders and senior members of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 recently held a squadron formation to promote and award members of the squadron and thank them for their hard work and dedication. The Wild Goose, a reserve CH-46E Sea Knight squadron based at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Va., are currently on their second consecutive deployment to Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The squadron’s commanding officer, Lt. Col. John G. McGonagle, meritoriously promoted three Marines and one of the unit’s Navy corpsman, and awarded nine members of Wild Goose with their...
  • Hunter Knocked Out By Flying Goose Shot By His Son

    10/07/2005 6:36:44 AM PDT · by linkinpunk · 68 replies · 1,612+ views
    AP ^ | 10/7/05
    Hunter Knocked Out By Flying Goose Shot By His Son POSTED: 10:26 am EDT October 6, 2005 STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A Swedish hunter spent two days in bed after being knocked unconscious by a Canada goose that landed on his head moments after his son shot it dead. The goose had been flying about 60 feet in the air when it was shot by Carl Johan Ilback, who was hunting with his father, Ulf, along a stream in eastern Sweden. When the goose dropped from the sky, it hit Ulf Ilback in the head and knocked him out, he said....
  • Roberts' presentation fails senator's abortion test

    09/22/2005 10:13:47 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 823+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 September 2005 | Charles Hurt
    In the end, it all came down to the issue of abortion for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who yesterday voted against federal Judge John G. Roberts Jr.'s nomination to be chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. "I'm the only woman on this committee and when I started, I said that was going to be my bar," she told colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. "And he didn't cross my bar." Mrs. Feinstein is usually among the first from her caucus to buck party loyalty and vote for a Republican nominee, but yesterday she refused even as...
  • Joe Wilson's Top Ten Worst Inaccuracies And Misstatements

    07/14/2005 3:28:24 PM PDT · by Capn TrVth · 12 replies · 935+ views ^ | Thursday, July 14, 2005 |
    1.) Wilson Insisted That The Vice President’s Office Sent Him To Niger: Wilson Said He Traveled To Niger At CIA Request To Help Provide Response To Vice President’s Office. “In February 2002, I was informed by officials at the Central Intelligence Agency that Vice President Dick Cheney’s office had questions about a particular intelligence report. … The agency officials asked if I would travel to Niger to check out the story so they could provide a response to the vice president’s office.” (Joseph C. Wilson, Op-Ed, “What I Didn’t Find In Africa,” The New York Times, 7/6/03)
  • Enraged Attleboro worker: Make way, goslings, or else!

    05/10/2005 3:58:12 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 21 replies · 762+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/09/05 | Franci Richardson
    Enraged Attleboro worker: Make way, goslings, or else! By Franci Richardson Sunday, May 8, 2005 - Updated: May 9, 2005 01:35 AM EST A mother goose leading five of her fluffy little yellow goslings around an Attleboro business property will wake up on Mother's Day childless, as a Columbia University graduate stomped her babies to death. ``In several cases, the intestines were ripped from their small bodies,'' said Attleboro police Lt. Barry Brewer. ``In one case, the eyes were forced from the goslings' small head and those too were stomped. One of the goslings killed in the parking lot was...
  • Farmington Hills parks worker charged in shooting of goose

    04/21/2005 10:49:40 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 721+ views
    ap ^ | 4-21-05
    Farmington Hills parks worker charged in shooting of goose 4/21/2005, 6:17 a.m. ET The Associated Press FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A municipal parks and recreation employee has been charged with animal abuse on accusations that he shot and killed a Canada goose on a golf course after the aggressive bird harassed him. Michael S. Orzechowski, 51, of Livonia was charged in Farmington 47th District Court with killing or torture of an animal, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison, and careless discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail. Authorities...
  • Farmington Hills parks worker accused of shooting goose (Canada Goose)

    04/12/2005 7:07:47 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 40 replies · 767+ views
    ap ^ | 4-12-05
    Farmington Hills parks worker accused of shooting goose 4/12/2005, 6:09 a.m. ET The Associated Press FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A municipal parks and recreation employee has been suspended with pay on suspicion of shooting a Canada goose after the aggressive bird harassed him. The unidentified worker used a .32 caliber handgun to shoot the goose Saturday at Farmington Hills Golf Club and Driving Range, said City Manager Steve Brock. Golfers notified authorities after hearing gunshots off the third hole. The worker, who has not been charged, has been interviewed by his supervisors and police, Brock told The Detroit News....
  • Hissing Canada Goose Greets Iowa Shoppers

    04/11/2005 2:10:01 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 498+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon, Apr 11, 2005
    Customers of a south side print shop beware of the hissing goose. For the second year in a row, a Canada goose has made the front door area of Artcraft Inc., her home. Mother Goose, as she's called, greets customers by hissing at them. Last year, she hatched a gosling just a few feet from the front door. She has already made a nest this year. "I had one customer call from a cell phone and ask if she would bite," said Judi Williams, the company's office manager. "She hisses, but she doesn't bite. Otherwise, everybody thinks she's pretty cool."...
  • Natural Resources Police won't suffer interference (bonehead arrested)

    01/12/2005 7:50:15 AM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 849+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | January 12, 2005 | Gene Mueller
    The Washington Times Natural Resources Police won't suffer interferenceBy Gene MuellerTHE WASHINGTON TIMESPublished January 12, 2005 The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) sent a warning to animal rights activists who intend to interfere with lawful hunting. On New Year's Day NRP officers arrested and charged a Mechanicsville man for interfering with hunters, among other criminal charges.     After receiving complaints of hunter harassment, NRP officers set up surveillance in the area of Morgan Brothers Road near Cremona in St. Mary's County. There, they witnessed Allan Eugene Pulliam, 37, confronting goose hunters near his property, the officers said. The goose...
  • It is Factually True: Kerry DID Break Federal Law on Goose Hunt

    11/01/2004 5:21:34 PM PST · by fideist · 56 replies · 895+ views
    today | self
    If you remember the story, Kerry did not want to be seen carrying the dead goose he shot in the photo op. So while exiting the field he had a birdboy run on up ahead out of the camera shot carrying the goose. When asked, he said each hunter shot one, but in all pictures, he is the only one not shown carrying a dead goose. Duckhunters on the website the Duckhunter's Refuge pointed out this was a violation of federal law, it involved not "maintaining field possession" of the game. When this question arose, I emailed the head waterfowl...
  • Birds of a Feather

    10/27/2004 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Dr.Syn · 5 replies · 441+ views ^ | October 28, 2004 | Dan Sargis
      Birds of a FeatherOctober 28, 2004Well, “Old Blood and Feathers” is at it again.  In a move designed to get the Bush campaign’s goose, John Kerry has given final proof that he is the most despicable weenie in Presidential campaign history.  Please note that I did not call him “human”...that moniker is reserved for non-weenies. In a much publicized photo-op, Kerry disappeared into the swampy brush of Ohio and remerged two hours later screaming the “body count”... "Everybody got one, everybody got one," said Mr. Kerry, his hand stained with goose blood, though he was the only member of the...
  • The Ohio Goose Quagmire Revisited

    10/26/2004 1:42:41 PM PDT · by GoldwaterBooster · 29 replies · 1,362+ views
    It is time for a more sober look at the great goose hunt with the perspective of history, at least a few days. 1. This was the wrong goose hunt in the wrong woods and the wrong time. 2. How would you like to be the last goose to die for Kerry's macho photo op? 3. Kerry did not go goose hunting as a last resort and he did not allow the game wardens to do their job. This was a goose hunt of choice and not of necessity and Kerry launched it as was a unilateral hunt with no...
  • Hunting is my life, Kerry tells gun lobby

    10/25/2004 1:46:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 83 replies · 1,826+ views
    This Is London ^ | 10/25/04 | Joe Murphy
    John Kerry spoke of his love for guns and hunting last night as he fought jibes of being a liberal. "I've hunted. I own guns. I go out and hunt. That's who I am," the Democrats' presidential candidate said in a TV interview shown today. His comments followed a campaign by the powerful pro-shooting lobby to highlight his voting record in favour of gun control. Last week Mr Kerry staged a photo-opportunity in camouflage hunting gear and shot a duck for the cameras. He said he was a lifelong hunter and accused Republicans of a smear campaign. "They can't stand...