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  • Hillary Clinton’s Truman Show Campaign

    04/11/2015 11:08:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/10/15 | Ian Tuttle
    If she can’t handle a kickoff speech, how could she handle the presidency? ....It’s hard to screw up a campaign launch. But Hillary Clinton might be about to do it....Clinton plans to announce her presidential campaign at noon on Sunday, en route to Iowa, “on Twitter . . . followed by a video and email announcement.” ...Why? Because for someone who has spent her life in public, Hillary Clinton is very bad in public. And her team knows it. .....For decades, Hillary Clinton has had her entire life scripted. She has existed in a world insulated by handlers and managers...
  • I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself

    02/25/2015 5:21:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/15 | Francesca Chambers
    I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself as a mom and grandma Hillary Clinton, who has in past had trouble talking about her wealth and life experiences, is intensifying an effort to humanize herself to likely voters. Clinton has increasingly made mention of her roles as both a mother and grandmother in remarks, framing her public policies in the context of the hardships she dealt with while raising only child Chelsea and the hopes and fears she has about the world her granddaughter Charlotte will inhabit. During a Tuesday speech...
  • WATCH: Grandma works the balance beam (Take a look seniors)

    05/02/2013 9:34:05 PM PDT · by Baynative · 18 replies
    Facebook, Schnitt Show ^ | 5/2/13 | Schnitt via facebook
    Take heart baby boomers, there's life in those aging bodies!
  • Teen Ejected from Vehicle, Driver Doesn’t Notice

    07/16/2012 8:20:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    kstp ^ | 7-16-12 | Jennie Olson
    The Minnesota State Patrol says a driver who bounced in and out of a highway ditch unknowingly lost her backseat passenger, who was ejected through a broken window. The patrol says the 72-year-old driver, Louise Ericksen, was driving southbound on Highway 72 in Beltrami County Sunday when her car strayed into the ditch, hit a sign and broke a back window. As the car bounced along the rough terrain, 15-year-old Kendall Ericksen was ejected out the broken window. The driver maneuvered her Impala back on the highway and continued southbound without realizing Kendall was missing.
  • Grandma Was So Pleased Other Drivers “Honked For Jesus” Even When She Missed A Green Light…

    04/18/2012 1:25:53 PM PDT · by sussex · 5 replies
    The Aged ^ | 18/04/12 | The Aged P
    The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a “Honk If You Love Jesus“ car sticker. I was feeling particularly excited that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it in the corner of my rear window. Am I glad I did! What an uplifting experience followed!
  • Pic:A bit of Grandma love..

    01/04/2012 6:46:54 AM PST · by sussex · 1 replies
    The Aged ^ | 04/01/12 | The Aged P
    A Bit Of Grandma Love always helps at the end of a long walk…
  • #OccupyDC Pushes Grandma Down Stairs, Grandma Hospitalized

    11/05/2011 10:36:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/5/11 | Pat Dollard
    Occupy DC Protesters assaulted conservatives as they exited an Americans For Prosperity “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” dinner. 78 years old, rode 11 hrs on a bus from Detroit to attend the dinner, taken to hospital with multiple injuries.
  • Man accused of beating his slow-driving grandma

    10/24/2011 4:47:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies ^ | 10/24/11 | Vivian Ho
    Vittorio Vincent Valdez, a 27-year-old Half Moon Bay man, appeared in court last week for allegedly beating his grandmother for driving too slowly. According to the San Mateo County district attorney’s office, Valdez’s 82-year-old, 105-pound grandmother was driving him from Palo Alto to Half Moon Bay in her BMW on Sept. 24. Turns out he needed the ride because his license had been suspended due to a citation for driving under the influence. Shortly after reaching Half Moon Bay, Valdez allegedly started pounding on the dashboard and pushing his grandmother’s right leg down to get her to speed up. When...
  • In Sagging Economy, Grandmas-For-Hire Take Off

    09/24/2011 8:38:29 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 9-24-2011 | MAUREEN MACKEY
    In Sagging Economy, Grandmas-For-Hire Take Off By MAUREEN MACKEY, The Fiscal Times September 24, 2011Linda Terry, at age 63, is bucking economic trends by not only having full-time work she enjoys – but getting paid to do what life has taught her. In an economy that continues to see a national jobless rate of over 9 percent – and even higher rates in the West, which now has an unemployment rate of 10.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – Terry hasn’t had a problem finding work for more than two years. After signing up with an L.A.-based...
  • Let Me Write Your Script (Satire, or not)

    08/28/2011 3:54:27 PM PDT · by radioone · 4 replies
    Enter A New Life ^ | 8-28-11 | Asterling
    I'm not actively seeking scriptwriting or script doctoring contracts right now. However, I do have a few free moments to assist the opponents of Texas governor Rick Perry's campaign for U.S. president. Everyone knows that nearly all of the nearly 25 million residents of Texas are idiots, and the ones who aren't are outsiders forced to seek low-paying jobs at colleges or universities in the state. Studies like these make it clear that we can also afford to pay teachers more, eventually advancing them to the high salary and benefits they deserve. All we need to do is assess intellectual...
  • Cops: Lawrence man cut grandma’s throat, stole $20

    05/19/2011 9:32:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2011
    LAWRENCE - A Lawrence man has been ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to slashing his grandmother’s throat and robbing her of $20. Rouluis Felix was arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence District Court and faces a number of charges including armed robbery and assault and battery on a person over age 60. Police said that the 22-year-old attacked his 66-year-old grandmother last week at her Lawrence apartment.
  • New progressive ad: Paul Ryan literally pushes grandma off a cliff (It's come to this)

    05/18/2011 8:01:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/18/2011 | Allahpundit
    Via the Weekly Standard, we’ve joked about this sort of liberal messaging before but I honestly didn’t think we’d see it. Surely, after years and years of leftist whinging about “the politics of fear,” they wouldn’t resort to imagery of Republicans actually killing frail old ladies.And yet here we are.Philip Klein, who’s more in touch with economic reality than the authors of this spot, wonders when we’ll see an ad showing granny pushing kids off a cliff as an homage to the unsustainability of Boomer-heavy Medicare rolls. Would that ad be accurate, though? Young adults are famously pro-Obama; they’re inviting...
  • He Means You, Grandma - Ed Schultz Denigrates Elderly as 'the Almost Dead'

    04/06/2011 6:01:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4.6.11 | Jack Coleman
    That's OK, he wasn't planning on any speaking gigs from AARP anyway. As is his wont, libtalker Ed Schultz revealed his underlying opinion on a specific subject without even being aware he was doing it, this time on senior citizens. Here's Schultz on his radio show yesterday with his warped take on elders, after initially referring to Republicans' proposed budget plan calling for broad spending cuts over the next decade (audio) -- The path that the Republicans are taking to achieve this is what we call in the media, what I've called in the media for a long time, a...
  • Ghost Ridin' Grandma

    12/27/2010 9:48:11 AM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 4 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | July 15, 2007 | bsmiles86
    Not a new video, but I thought it was funny and worth sharing. Seems like young folks have a hard time coming up with anything new that an older generation does try or take over. Like Facebook.
  • Yes....there is a Santa Claus!

    12/23/2010 11:04:26 AM PST · by bareford101 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    self | Dec.23, 2010 | self
    Yes..........................................................there is a Santa Claus! I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma.. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her. On the way, my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!" My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her...
  • ‘Grandma’ Singer Dr. Elmo Is Having The Last Laugh

    12/01/2010 11:19:40 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies · 27+ views ^ | 11/23/10 | Phyllis Stark
    Last December, Stark Country took a poll of country music and radio execs and asked them to name their most cringeworthy Christmas song. The hands-down winner was the 30-year-old classic “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” by Elmo & Patsy. Our readers’ comments about the song were unmerciful. NRG Media director of programming Jeff Winfield said, “Elmo & Patsy deserve a special place in hell.” Nine North Records president Larry Pareigis was especially colorful, calling the song “the bullet train of musical suck” and saying, “Elmo & Patsy is a flat-ass run to the finish line of recorded Christmas...
  • Obama's grandma (Sarah Omar) 'prays for him to convert to Islam' during Mecca visit

    11/28/2010 3:20:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/26/10
    Obama's grandma 'prays for him to convert to Islam' during Mecca visit London, Nov 26 : US President Barack Obama's grandmother has admitted praying for him to convert to Islam while she was on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Obama, whose middle name is Hussein, has always maintained he is a 'committed Christian'. But the news of his grandmother Sarah Omar's wish to convert to Islam follows a poll, which found one in five believes he is a Muslim. During her visit, she reportedly told a Saudi newspaper, "I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam," reports the Daily...
  • NH Grandma groped by TSA blasts ‘invasive’ body search

    11/18/2010 11:54:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/18/2010 | Elizabeth Dinan
    RYE — A local grandmother’s Nov. 12 wardrobe choice of cargo pants with zippers made her victim of the federal government’s new full-body pat-down searches at airports. Diane Bitter said she was passing through Manchester Airport en route to Arizona last Friday when her pants zippers triggered a metal detector. “Of course you can’t just take your pants off,” she said, explaining she was then directed to step aside for an “insane” inspection. “Right out in the middle of everything,” a female airport screener began patting Bitter’s body in places she did not expect. “She touched my private parts,” said...
  • How can you rev up grandmothers coast to coast to clobber Democrats in every race this November?

    08/26/2010 1:34:55 PM PDT · by curth · 12 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 8/25/2010 | Hillbuzz
    We’ve identified Democrats’ fatal Achilles’ heel in the upcoming elections: it’s Bubbies. Nannas. Gammas. Irmas, Emmas, Constances, Heloises, Josephinas, Katherines, you name ‘em. GRANDMOTHERS. If grandmothers, coast to coast, many of whom have blind-voted Democrat for decades, can be convinced that the Democrat Party as it exists currently under Obama is a grave danger to the nation’s future…and the future of their beloved GRANDCHILDREN…we believe there will be no force on Heaven or this great Earth that can stop an army of motivated, sassy, ass-kicking blue hairs from decimating the Left in the elections to come. Not just in November,...
  • Senseless killing of Felt (OK) woman leaves family hurting

    08/09/2010 11:42:50 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    NewsOK ^ | August 6, 2010 | KEN RAYMOND
    FELT — Seen through a 5-year-old boy's eyes, Sharrel Blankenbaker's killing is even more senseless. The 63-year-old grandmother from Felt was fatally shot by a man trying to abduct her 12-year-old granddaughter from an Amarillo truck stop on Tuesday. The shooting occurred in front of the girl and two of the victim's other grandchildren, including the 5-year-old. The boy described to his father what happened: "He said this bad robber that parked in the handicapped zone put a silver BB gun in Grandma's face," said Justin Blankenbaker, the boy's father and the victim's son. "And Grandma pulled (his cousin) away."...
  • 3-year-old's 911 call saves grandma's life

    01/26/2010 11:14:24 PM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 16 replies · 1,406+ views
    WPVI-TV/ABC News ^ | January 26, 2010 | WPVI-TV
    In an extraordinary phone call, a 3-year-old saved a life in Maple Shade, New Jersey. . . . Within minutes, police & paramedics arrived at the Maple Shade home where the little boy unlocked the door and then let them in. However, Jaden was wise enough to lock the dog in the bedroom so he wouldn't get in the way.
  • Obama's Granny arrives at the Hajj

    11/25/2009 7:56:42 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 26 replies · 999+ views
    Dinah Lord. ^ | November 24, 2009 | Dinah Lord
    There's no word on whether or not the man who picked up the tab for her trip, aka the Donald Trump of Abu Dhabi, was with her entourage.
  • Grandma Got Her Plug Pulled By Obama (parody)

    08/13/2009 8:43:55 PM PDT · by America2012 · 6 replies · 906+ views
    8/13/2009 | America2012
    Grandma Got Her Plug Pulled By Obama a parody of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy Grandma got her plug pulled by Obama Socialized health care kills for free You can say freedom's in a coma Crazy eugenicists kill with glee. She'd had to wait for a doctor Her condition was touch and go But she'd gotten bad medication And drifted off this world to parts unknown When they checked her the next mornin' All her vitals had gone flat There was proof that she was braindead And eliminatin' old folks was on track Grandma...
  • Stand-Up Guy: Obama knocks 'em dead with jokes about pulling the plug on grandma.

    08/12/2009 2:15:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,759+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | 08/12/09 | By JAMES TARANTO
    If you're not creeped out by ObamaCare yet, you will be after you've read this passage from the New York Times transcript of the president's "town hall" meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., yesterday: "The rumor that's been circulating a lot lately is this idea that somehow the House of Representatives voted for ‘death panels' that will basically pull the plug on grandma because we've decided that we don't--it's too expensive to let her live anymore. (Laughter.)" Laughter? Way to knock 'em dead, Mr. President! You can hear the "joke," and the laughter, on NPR's Web site. Now, this column certainly is...
  • How House Bill Runs Over Grandma

    07/31/2009 5:11:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies · 3,485+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Rationing: In the recesses of the House health care "reform" bill is a provision for end-of-life counseling for seniors. Don't worry, granny, they're from the government and they're here to help.At a town hall meeting at AARP headquarters in Washington, D.C., President Obama was asked by a woman from North Carolina if it was true "that everyone that's Medicare age will be visited and told they have to decide how they wish to die." At first, the president joked that not enough government workers existed to ask the elderly how they wanted to die. The idea, he said, was to...
  • The term 'palliative care' in the Health Care bill is where euthanasia comes in.

    07/17/2009 7:14:50 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 20 replies · 1,391+ views
    Free Vulcan ^ | 7-17-2009 | Vanity
    The odious term in the Mandatory End of Life Counseling section of the Health Care bill is 'palliative care'. 7 term 'advance care planning consultation' means a con 8 sultation between the individual and a practitioner de 9 scribed in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, 10 if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has 11 not had such a consultation within the last 5 years. Such 12 consultation shall include the following: 4 An explanation by the practitioner of the 5 continuum of end-of-life services and supports avail 6 able, including --> palliative care <-- and hospice, and...
  • Which health care did Obama Grand ma receive the one he is offering for seniors now?

    07/15/2009 6:30:55 PM PDT · by restornu · 24 replies · 634+ views
    July 2009
    Hearing all these open ended offers on Obama health care makes one wonder which health care program did Obama Grand Ma received? Is there a way to find out?
  • Cemetery Escort Duty (email)

    02/22/2009 5:32:55 AM PST · by ThreePuttinDude · 12 replies · 960+ views
    email ^ | 2-22-2009 | email
    Cemetery Escort Duty I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey's. Sneaking a look at my watch, I saw the time, 1655. Five minutes to go before the cemetery gates are closed for the day. Full dress was hot in the August sun. Oklahoma summertime was as bad as ever--the heat and humidity at the same level--both too high. I saw the car pull into the drive, '69 or '70 model Cadillac Deville, looked factory-new. It pulled into the parking lot at a snail's pace. An old woman got out so slow I thought...
  • Obama's Final Farewell to Grandma Toot

    12/24/2008 6:20:09 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 35 replies · 1,144+ views
    tmz ^ | today | tmz staff
    Barack Obama and his family held a memorial for his grandmother yesterday in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Grandma Is Better Babysitter Than Mom

    11/16/2008 2:45:53 PM PST · by decimon · 36 replies · 1,225+ views
    Live Science ^ | Nov. 15, 2008 | Meredith F. Small
    Common wisdom might suggest that because of their age, grandmothers are inappropriate caretakers for infants and children. Sure, they might have years and years of parenting experience from bringing up their own children (and they must be OK parents because their children obviously lived long enough to have children) but people over 50 simply can't run as fast or react as quickly as young parents. And they presumably tire more quickly and must want to take a load off even more often than the most exhausted parent. Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have, however, turned...
  • Obama&#8217;s grandmother banned by The Kenya Police from giving interviews

    10/30/2008 1:50:32 PM PDT · by xcamel · 31 replies · 1,409+ views
    API ^ | October 30, 2008 | API staff
    Censuring Obama’s grandmother: She is being censured by the police so that she does not say anything - a slip of a tongue may occur - that may reveal the identity and birth place of her grandson. If she were to say something in the line of - another citizenship, or that he was born in Kenya or Hawaii and adopted by a foreigner, and Obama is elected, that may create a constitutional crisis in the US because that will open for lawsuits to ensure Obama is not sworn in as President.
  • Elite fliers head to grandma's, not Hawaii

    10/21/2008 6:02:30 AM PDT · by mlocher · 10 replies · 551+ views
    Columbus Dispatch/Associate Press ^ | October 21, 2008 | David Koenig
    DALLAS -- Airline customers are cashing in more frequent-flier awards this year, looking to avoid higher fares and believing that miles just aren't worth the same anymore. With so many new ways to earn miles -- on everything from car rentals to groceries -- savvy travelers fear it'll soon become harder to go where they want, when they want free. "The glamour of the frequent-flier award has faded," said Jay Sorensen, who ran the loyalty program at Midwest Airlines and is now an airline consultant. "People are realizing that using miles to go to Hawaii is a difficult objective."
  • DFU SONG: Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (Obama grandma says he was born in Kenya)

    10/13/2008 7:14:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 20 replies · 1,217+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 10-13-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • Caption B Hussein Obama's grandma - the one he didn't throw under the bus

    10/07/2008 4:21:38 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 9 replies · 896+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 10/7/08 | staff
    "Barrack Obama's grandmother receives congratulatory messages at her home in Kogelo after her grandson delivered an acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August 2008. The American author of a best-selling, controversial book blasting Obama has been detained by Kenyan security officials in Nairobi."
  • Is Grandpa Bad for the Environment?

    09/13/2008 12:03:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies · 278+ views
    The fact they even wrote this piece is sick. Who thinks of this stuff?
  • Grandma Held for Driving with Child on Roof

    08/11/2008 2:30:53 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 41 replies · 201+ views
    Sify News ^ | 08.11.2008 | Sify News
    Marathon: Authorities say a grandmother was arrested for driving around the parking lot of a Marathon grocery store with her 3-year-old child sitting on the roof of the car. Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Publix store and arrested a 54-year-old woman after she had been driving around with her three-year-old granddaughter on the roof of her car. The grandmother was released from jail 15 hours later. The woman said she would never let anything hurt her granddaughter. She says she was driving at "snail-speed" and holding the child's leg. Authorities say the woman told police she...
  • Missing Toddler's Mother Refuses Jail Visit With Brother, Lake Search Planned

    08/08/2008 12:06:20 PM PDT · by nmh · 28 replies · 175+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/08/08 | Fox news
    The imprisoned mother of a missing Florida toddler refused a jail visit with her brother Friday, as diving teams planned a training exercise searching a lake near the home of the little girl's grandparents. Casey Marie Anthony, 22, wouldn't see her brother Lee Anthony Friday morning when he came for a scheduled 9 a.m. visit, reported. (It's been rescheduled for 9 am Tuesday morning, August 12.) ... And, according to the warrant, Casey led police to three different locations she said the baby sitter who has Caylee could be. Anthony told detectives that a woman named Zenaida Fernandez Gonzalez...
  • Lake Search Planned in Case of Missing Florida Tot

    08/07/2008 3:08:45 PM PDT · by nmh · 21 replies · 397+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/7/08 | Fox News
    ... Diving crews from the department planned to launch a search Friday of one of lakes near the Anthony residence, according to Police said the searches are routine training exercises and happen monthly. ... Detectives left the Anthony residence with a new bag of evidence that may help with the search for the missing toddler. ... They took away at least four bags of evidence. reported that the latest, four-hour search yielded at least eight bags. Thursday's visit is at least the fifth time they have been at the home. The Orange County Sheriff's Office called Wednesday's visit...
  • CSI Team Descends on Home of Missing Tot's Grandparents After They Say Child's Life in Danger

    08/06/2008 3:29:10 PM PDT · by nmh · 70 replies · 159+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday August 6, 2008 | Fox News
    A CSI team showed up unexpectedly again Wednesday at the Orlando home of a missing Florida toddler's grandparents, FOX News has learned. Few other details were immediately available as to why crime scene investigators descended upon the house of Cindy and George Anthony, whose nearly 3-year-old granddaughter Caylee has been missing since mid-June. It's the fourth time they have been at the home where Caylee Marie Anthony lived with her mom and grandparents. The Orange County Sheriff's Office called Wednesday's visit "routine" and said the girl has not been found. Detectives didn't talk about the latest search, during which investigators...
  • Family of Missing Toddler Caylee Anthony Mum on TV Reports of New Concrete Slab in Yard

    07/24/2008 2:16:17 PM PDT · by nmh · 44 replies · 266+ views ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2008 | Fox news
    The family of an Orlando toddler missing for more than a month won't answer questions about a tip that a new concrete slab was poured in the grandparents' backyard over July 4 weekend, shortly before they reported the child missing. Caylee Marie Anthony's grandmother would neither confirm nor deny the tip about the fresh concrete received by local WFTV Eyewitness News in Orlando, according to the station.
  • Drunken Grandmother Arrested for Pushing Her Car

    06/16/2008 5:27:32 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 6 replies · 55+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 06.16.2008 | AFP/Yahoo
    WARSAW (AFP) - Police in Poland said Monday they had arrested a drunken 48-year-old woman who was pushing her car while her intoxicated husband steered the vehicle with their three-year-old grandson on board. The two grandparents were arrested Sunday evening with the broken-down on a busy main road near the middle of Bierun, a town in southern Poland, said police spokesman Marek Wreczycki. Officers who carried out tests on the pair found that the grandmother had a level of 1.5 grammes of alcohol per litre of blood and the grandfather 1.0 gramme. In comparison, blood-alcohol limit for drivers in Poland...
  • Charles Krauthammer's Take on Obamas Speech

    03/20/2008 4:00:33 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 55 replies · 2,576+ views
    20 March 2008 | vanity
    Much to my surprise Charles Krauthammer came up with the best, short description of Obama's speech regarding Reverend Jerimiah Wright. Krauthammer pointed out: (1)Obama equated the Wright hate speech with a private worry of his white grandmother or the valid observation by Geraldine Ferraro that without his race he would not be the Democrat presidential candidate he is; (2)Obama never expressed any apology of any kind to anyone; (3)And, Obama seems to have taken the attitude of "..Come to me and I will heal you..." If anyone can link to this very short Krauthammer effort, I would appreciated it.
  • Obamas made $2,660,000 in two years & bought a mansion, Kenyan grandma still living in a "tiny hut"

    03/19/2008 11:33:05 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 14 replies · 500+ views
    vanity ^ | 3-19-08 | vanity
    There's been lots of stories in the blogosphere the last couple days about Obama throwing his white grandmother under the bus when he tried to compare her to his racist preacher. What also needs to be appreciated is that he could really care less about his black Kenyan grandmother either. Together the Obamas made 1.67 million in 2005: In 2005, their income was $1.67 million, which was more than they had earned in the previous seven years combined. This helped them to guy a mansion: That year, as the Tribune reported, the Obamas moved to a $1.65-million Georgian Revival mansion...
  • Grandma Arrested At McDonald's Called Officer 'Evil,' Report Says

    01/23/2008 11:31:08 AM PST · by HD1200 · 395 replies · 411+ views
    CLEARWATER - The 75-year-old grandmother who was arrested Thursday at a McDonald's on a charge of disorderly conduct gave an officer lip, according to a police report. Jean Merola swore at the officer and said, "You are an evil man. Your wife is going to divorce you. Your kids probably hate you too. You are going to hell," according to the report. Officer Matthew Parco was behind Merola in line and had received his drink; he asked her to move up so he could get around her but she didn't respond. Parco spent about 20 minutes asking Merola to move...
  • Grandma Arrested At McDonald's Drive-Thru

    01/20/2008 1:01:54 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 65 replies · 1,749+ views ^ | 01/20/08 | wftv
    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A 75-year-old woman was arrested at a Clearwater McDonald's drive-thru, because police say she wouldn't pull her car forward. Authorities say Jean Merola, a grandmother of eight, was arrested for disorderly conduct after she refused an officer's orders to move her car while she waited for the coffee and fries she ordered at the drive-through window. Merola says the McDonald's employees told her to wait there for her food. Merola was handcuffed behind her back and put in the cruiser. Another officer arrived and took her to the Pinellas County Jail . Merola says she was searched,...
  • Report: Family Completes Trip With Dead Grandma in Back of RV

    01/15/2008 2:01:36 PM PST · by nmh · 69 replies · 173+ views ^ | Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | Michael Rollins
    A family drove hundreds of miles with their dead grandmother in the back of their recreational vehicle to fulfill the ailing woman's wishes. They arrived in Hillsboro, Ore., on Sunday with the body and notified police. The 79-year-old woman, who likely died in Wyoming, was in poor health but wished to see family members in Arkansas before she passed away.,2933,322806,00.html More here: Update: Grandmother's last family trip ends in Hillsboro after her death in Wyoming by The Oregonian Monday January 14, 2008, 12:51 PM The woman was last seen alive by the family about 3 a.m. Saturday near Laramie,...
  • Deer, oh, deer[UK][Grandma Ran over by a Deer]

    12/16/2007 10:53:47 AM PST · by BGHater · 19 replies · 499+ views
    London Free Press ^ | 16 Dec 2007 | MONTE SONNENBERG
    SIMCOE -- Grandma got run over by a reindeer. OK, so it was actually a white-tailed deer and there were two of them. But they were deer, Rhea Wilcox is a grandma and they did run her over. It happened last Sunday in the parking lot of Mount Zion United Church in Renton, east of Simcoe. Seventy-seven-year-old Wilcox was waiting for her ride about 10:30 a.m. when two deer emerged out of nowhere and ran overtop her. "All I saw was a rear end, a white flash and the feet of deer going by," said Wilcox. "We figured someone had...
  • Hesperia woman killed in confrontation over gang graffiti

    A 65-year-old Hesperia woman was shot and killed Thursday evening after she and family members confronted taggers spray-painting graffiti on their apartment wall and trash cans. Authorities arrested the alleged triggerman, Ricardo Real, 19, of Hesperia, Friday afternoon on suspicion of murder and were searching for at least three other suspects, said San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller. The shooting comes two weeks after a 57-year-old Pico Rivera woman was gunned down after she tried to stop taggers from spray-painting graffiti in her neighborhood, a slaying that outraged surrounding communities. Law enforcement authorities across Southern California say they...
  • L.A. grandmother sold heroin with grandkids: police

    07/31/2007 5:59:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 882+ views
    Yahoo & Reuters ^ | July 31, 2007 | Dan Whitcomb
    A 39-year-old grandmother accused of selling heroin on the streets of a Los Angeles suburb with her 11-year-old granddaughter as a lookout has been arrested on drug and child endangerment charges, police said on Tuesday. Undercover officers watched for two weeks as Martha Gutierrez Novas sold heroin at a bus stop in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles, clutching a brown and white Chihuahua and often with her granddaughter at her side, a police spokesman said. "The granddaughter acted as a lookout, standing at the corner of the building looking, I assume, for police officers," said Sgt. Paul LeBaron, a...
  • Bold Grandma Volunteers to Serve in Iraq

    04/21/2007 1:15:11 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 5 replies · 646+ views ^ | 4/21/07 | AP
    DULUTH, Minn. — It would be easy to understand if Nancy Solem-Reisinger, at 45, were more interested in punching the clock at her regular job and spending time with her husband, three sons and two granddaughters. But instead, the Duluth woman who describes herself as a "chubby grandmother" recently enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and volunteered to serve as a nurse in Iraq. "Our young people are over there and need nurses," she said Friday, after being commissioned as a second lieutenant. "I feel compelled, I feel called. It's a privilege to go over there and serve." Solem-Reisinger joined...