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  • Nausea Alert: Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Coming to Theaters

    12/05/2014 2:44:06 PM PST · by PROCON · 63 replies
    nesbusters ^ | Dec. 5, 2014 | Katie Yoder
    It’s all about true love – not only for the Obamas, but also for the media. “The White House legend that is Barack and Michelle Obama’s romance is heading to the screen,” reported Deadline’s Jen Yamato on Dec. 5. The drama, “Southside With You,” will detail the Obama couple’s “epic first date” the summer of 1989 – consisting of the Art Institute, a long walk, and Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” In July 2015, the filming will begin where their romance blossomed: Chicago. “Get On Up” actress Tika Sumpter will star as Michelle Obama – but the real question...
  • Letter: Holder Aide Accidentally Calls Issa Staff for Help Spinning IRS Scandal

    09/09/2014 2:36:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    A senior communications aide to Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly called House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa's staff by accident and asked for their help spinning new revelations about the IRS scandal, Issa said in a September 8 letter to Holder. The aide, Brian Fallon, is a former senior aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and a well-known personality on Capitol Hill. The letter describes Fallon as “audibly shaken” when he realizes his request to leak documents to help get ahead of news stories about them was mistakenly made to the very office he was seeking to undermine. Issa believes...
  • California Democrat: 'The disgusting, do-nothing Congress forced Obama's hand' on immigration

    09/08/2014 1:26:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 7, 2014 | David M. Drucker
    Rep. Tony Cardenas on Sunday defended President Obama against charges that he betrayed Hispanic voters when he decided to delay executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections. Cardenas, a California Democrat, conceded that Hispanics were frustrated with Obama and disappointed with his decision. But the congressman blamed House Republicans, who have blocked consideration of a bipartisan immigration reform bill that passed the Senate last year, for “forcing” Obama into the position of having to take potentially unpopular unilateral action to legalize a portion of the 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S.
  • At Six Months Obamacare A “Work In Progress”

    03/31/2014 5:27:46 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil
    Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) sits his son and daughter down to tell them how he met their mother. That’s the way “How I Met Your Mother” began, on Sept. 19, 2005. Nine seasons and almost nine years later, Ted is less than 48 hours from getting to the point. It’s a tossup which is more impressive here: that a sitcom could last 200 episodes with what sounds like a one-idea premise, or that a parent could keep his kids listening to him talk about anything for nine years. But if Mosby’s kids wanted the answer, they didn't have much choice....
  • Outrage as US comedian mocks Asian Americans

    03/29/2014 6:23:24 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 74 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 3/29/14 | unknown
    Washington (AFP) - Social media erupted in outrage and counter-attacks Friday after US comedian Stephen Colbert used language that mocked Asian Americans in what was intended as an anti-racist jibe. Colbert, who is liberal but parodies a blustery conservative on his late night talk show, took aim at the Washington Redskins football team whose name is considered offensive by many Native Americans. Colbert mocked team owner Dan Snyder who has announced a fund to support Native Americans while rejecting calls to change the name.
  • Scouse model punches topless feminist protesters after they storm Paris Fashion Week

    09/27/2013 6:07:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    An 18-year-old Liverpudlian supermodel lashed out at a semi-naked feminist protester on the catwalk after she tried to lift her skirt at Paris Fashion Week. Hollie-May Saker, who is signed to Models1 and has been likened to a young Kate Moss, allegedly punched the topless woman following the storming of two Femen activists on to the stage during a show by designer Nina Ricci.
  • Greenfield: George Zimmerman Cures Cancer

    09/01/2013 6:07:27 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, August 31, 2013 George Zimmerman Cures Cancer Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog George Zimmerman, the Florida man at the center of the controversial Trayvon Martin case, claims to have cured cancer. The announcement was first made on Twitter by his brother Robert and was then followed by a demonstration of the new Zimmerman cure by the man formerly on trial for the shooting of a Florida teenager during which he demonstrated the cancer cure and introduced reporters to several former cancer patients cured by his method. Zimmerman, who claims to have come up with the...
  • PRUDEN: Obama: Shooting blanks at the pigeons

    02/05/2013 10:09:36 PM PST · by 444Flyer · 31 replies
    Washingtontimes.com ^ | 2-5-13 | Wesley Pruden
    President Obama has probably put the Secret Service on this one, and the FBI, the CIA and the D.C. cops, too. Who came up with that really dumb idea of putting out an official White House photograph of the president stalking clay pigeons with his shotgun? Maybe it was the campaign consultant who gave Michael Dukakis a ride in an Abrams tank. (Maggie Thatcher had taken a similar ride two years earlier and looked like George S. Patton.) Or the wizard who decked out John Kerry in a lab suit that gave him the appearance of a giant sperm. The...
  • Massachusetts: Obama 51%, Romney 40%

    04/11/2012 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 81 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 11, 2012
    President Obama continues to hold a double-digit lead in Massachusetts over Mitt Romney, governor of the state from 2003 to 2007. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in Massachusetts finds Obama earning 51% support to Romney's 40%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • Happy Birthday fatima!!

    03/04/2011 8:48:46 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 133 replies
    Top Secret | March 4, 2011 | No One
    Happy Birthday fatima!!!
  • Now he's really made it! Obama out with kids book

    11/17/2010 11:15:23 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 22 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | Wed Nov 17, 5:50 am ET | By JOCELYN NOVECK
    He's the leader of the free world, and he's won a Nobel Peace Prize. But only now, by one measure, is Barack Obama finally truly famous: He's written a children's book. Obama actually wrote "Of Thee I Sing" in 2008, after he was elected but before taking office, publishers said in September. On the cover of "Of Thee I Sing" is a whimsical drawing of Malia and Sasha, skipping along with Bo, their beloved dog. "Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?" the book begins. It proceeds to celebrate 13 American heroes and heroines. "Have I told you...
  • What does the Knoxville newspaper think of Tenn Football this year?

    09/07/2010 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 14 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/4/10 | Dan Proctor
    Check out the link to see what the hometown newspaper thinks of the hometown team.
  • Bush drug plan beats cost mark

    08/16/2010 6:29:09 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08-16-10 | Stephen Dinan
    Four years into full operation, President George W. Bush's Medicare prescription drug program is coming in well below its projected cost, giving hope to backers of the new health insurance law that it, too, could beat budget expectations.The numbers are stark and conclusive: In 2009, the government spent $60.8 billion on the drug benefit, or far less than the annual $111.2 billion cost projected just five years ago, after the program was enacted.The lower cost - a result of slowing demand for prescription drugs, higher use of generic drugs and fewer people signing up - has surprised even some of...
  • Local Woman Delivers Knockout For Christmas

    12/07/2009 6:38:18 AM PST · by writer33 · 64 replies · 2,877+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 12/07/09 | Chris Davis
    Thornton, CO—In what was usually a scene of tranquility, has become a hot bed of controversy for a local department store. The once, peaceful Super Target at 1001 E. 120th Avenue in Thornton, Colorado, where shoppers bravely navigated the snow covered ground, has been turned into a store where Christian hating and bashing has become the order of the day. The retail outlet, which has been increasingly antagonistic towards Christians in general, ramped up their hostility this week when the less than benevolent 52-year old manager, Jack Cass, declared on Friday “that he would fire the next Christian that said...
  • Kaine: Tea parties 'savaging the GOP'

    12/03/2009 1:35:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,187+ views
    Kaine: Tea parties 'savaging the GOP' By: Andy Barr December 3, 2009 03:58 PM EST Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Thursday that the tea party movement is “savaging” the Republican Party and is already proving “corrosive” in key GOP primaries. Speaking at the 11th annual American Democracy Conference hosted by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and POLITICO, Kaine argued that while the “headwind” may be against Democrats heading into 2010, divisions within the GOP will prove deadly to the Republican brand. “The tea party movement is savaging the GOP,” he said. “It is something that we...
  • Jewish woman wins Arab poetry contest using pseudonym

    05/25/2009 1:40:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 997+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/25/2009 | Toby Axelrod
    Using a pseudonym, a Jewish woman won an Arab poetry contest in Holland. Tuvit Shlomi, 28, who works at the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel and attends an Orthodox synagogue in The Hague, won the prestigious El Hizjra Prize, a poetry award designed to promote the culture of Arab immigrants to Holland, particularly those from Morocco.
  • Biden says administration will help firefighters

    03/16/2009 2:22:15 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 12 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | 3/16/09
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration is committed to getting firefighters the equipment, training and additional staffing they need to do their jobs.
  • Jimmy Carter Snubs Bill and Hillary Clinton at Obama Inauguration - Video 1/20/09

    01/20/2009 3:38:34 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 30 replies · 2,386+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 20, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalyn flagrantly snubbing Bill and Hillary Clinton at Barack Obama's inauguration today, January 20, 2009, at the U.S. Capitol. In the video, you see Carter warmly greet Barbara Bush, even giving her a hug and kiss, with Hillary and Bill Clinton looking on. Carter and wife Rosalyn than simply walk right past Hillary and Bill Clinton without a word or gesture of acknowledgment at all! . . . . . (watch video)
  • Militant Druids fight museum over a 4,000-year-old skeleton called Charlie[UK]

    01/18/2009 2:32:39 PM PST · by BGHater · 28 replies · 816+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 Jan 2009 | Alun Rees and Jonathan Petre
    A group of militant Druids has forced an expensive official inquiry after demanding that a museum releases a 4,000-year-old skeleton called 'Charlie' so they can rebury it. They claim the bones of a young girl and seven other sets of prehistoric remains excavated near the ancient stone circle in Avebury, Wiltshire, are their 'tribal ancestors'. If their claim is rejected, they have threatened to take a test case to the High Court under the Human Rights Act. The row has triggered two years of meetings and reports by state-funded English Heritage and the charity The National Trust, which have been...
  • Iranians Burning Obama In Effigy

    01/13/2009 9:47:30 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 91 replies · 4,364+ views
    Reuters News Photot ^ | January 13, 2009 | Reuters Photo
  • Honda 'bicycle legs' ease stress of walking (real power walk)

    11/07/2008 4:40:17 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies · 4,201+ views
    Honda 'bicycle legs' ease stress of walking A new device to ease tired and aching legs has been unveiled - looking like a bicycle seat connected to a pair of shoes. Last Updated: 7:52PM GMT 07 Nov 2008 The gadget was developed by Honda, which envisages it being used in factories to help workers on assembly lines, or even for those who have to walk miles to make deliveries. It is designed to support bodyweight, reduce stress on the knees and help people get up steps and stay in crouching positions. Engineer Jun Ashihara said the machine is useful for...
  • Israeli TV ad poking fun at oil sheikhs draws Saudi ire (Nissan)

    08/06/2008 8:42:05 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 9 replies · 227+ views
    www.haaretz.com ^ | 12:21 06/08/2008 | Staff
    Last update - 12:21 06/08/2008 Israeli TV ad poking fun at oil sheikhs draws Saudi ire By Haaretz Staff and Channel 10 Saudi Arabia's MBC TV began its Sunday night news edition not with Syrian President Bashar Assad's trip to Iran, nor with Palestinian infighting in Gaza - but with an outraged report on an Israeli TV commercial. The advertisement shows wealthy Arab oil barons enraged that a Nissan car is so fuel efficient.
  • Obama: "People find me more trustworthy"

    05/05/2008 2:28:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 71+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 5/5/08 | Christina Bellantoni
    SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN DURHAM AND ANOTHER CITY IN NORTH CAROLINA — Sen. Barack Obama told a voter this afternoon to consider trustworthiness when going to the polls tomorrow. "I think the majority of people do find me trustworthy, more than they do the other candidate, and we can't solve problems if people don't think that their leaders are telling them the truth. If they think their leaders are just saying whatever it is that helps them get to the next election, you can never ask them for sacrifice, because they are thinking I don't want to be played for a...
  • YAHOO LOTTERY OFFICE Dear Winner...Your E-mail Account Has Won US$1,000,000.00 Dollars!!

    03/24/2008 12:19:38 PM PDT · by bannie · 19 replies · 959+ views
    self ^ | 24MAR08 | self
    TODAY--IN MY E-MAIL--I found it!!! "YAHOO LOTTERY OFFICE Dear Winner...Your E-mail Account Has Won US$1,000,000.00 Dollars!!" And...if THAT weren't enough, I also found THIS e-mail in the very same load of...well, load: "Target Promotion Group [BANNIE], Your $1,000 Target Gift Card has arrived - Confirm For Shipment!"
  • Ford Executives Belittle Taurus Design While Pushing Next Version

    01/31/2008 4:21:51 PM PST · by Spktyr · 58 replies · 211+ views
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/30/2008 | Tom Krisher
    Ford executives belittle Taurus design while pushing next version EXECUTIVES TRASH CURRENT TAURUS' DESIGN, PUSH NEXT LINE OF SEDAN DETROIT - Belittling your product probably isn't a great marketing tool, but two top Ford Motor executives recently criticized the looks of the new Taurus sedan, with one comparing it to doofus cartoon character Homer Simpson. While speaking in Detroit this month, Chief Executive Alan Mulally and Derrick Kuzak, head of global product development, took shots at the current Taurus. During a speech to industry insiders, Mulally hinted that a new, nicer-looking Taurus is coming in the next year or so,...
  • NASA Imagines Earth-Like Worlds

    09/25/2007 7:58:53 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 81+ views
    space.com ^ | 09/24/07 | Jeanna Bryner
    Astronomers have yet to find an Earth-size planet beyond our solar system, but that hasn't stopped them from modeling what these worlds might look like. A new catalog of 14 types of such planets, some fantastical, could help planet hunters spot what has until now remained fictional.
  • SEN. BIDEN SHOCK INTERVIEW: OBAMA FIRST 'CLEAN' BLACK IN MAINSTREAM

    01/31/2007 7:22:13 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 507 replies · 17,648+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | January 31, 2007
    SEN. BIDEN SHOCK INTERVIEW: OBAMA FIRST 'CLEAN' BLACK IN MAINSTREAM... 'I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy'...
  • Hospice Helps Dying Man Lose His Virginity

    01/27/2007 9:04:27 AM PST · by do the dhue · 419 replies · 7,885+ views
    telegraph UK ^ | Saturday, January 27, 2007 | Stewart Payne
    A young disabled man who receives care for his life-limiting illness at a hospice run by a nun spoke yesterday of his decision to use a prostitute to experience sex before he dies. Sister Frances Dominica gave her support to 22-year-old Nick Wallis, who was born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Sufferers usually die by their thirties. Mr Wallis told staff at the Douglas House hospice in Oxford that he wanted to experience sexual intercourse. He explained that he had hoped to form an intimate and loving relationship with a woman, but his disability had acted as a barrier. He told...
  • (Ron) Paul for President? (Reason interview)

    01/23/2007 9:23:18 AM PST · by traviskicks · 66 replies · 1,175+ views
    Reason ^ | 1/22/07 | Brian Doherty
    Excitement spread like wildfire last week across the libertarian web: Ron Paul has entered the presidential race! Even the mainstream press took notice. As we’ll see in the interview with Rep. Paul (R-Texas) below, the excitement may have been premature. The reason for the excitement is understandable: Ron Paul has been the most consistent successful politician advocating the limited-government principles that he sees embedded in the Constitution. Part of his appeal, to a voting base that we can safely presume isn’t as libertarian as Paul is himself, is that of the very rare politician following his own conscience and mind...
  • Man tried to eat swan during Ramadan fast

    11/22/2006 10:46:03 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 58 replies · 1,728+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22nd November 2006
    A hungry man who tried to eat a swan while fasting during the Muslim festival of Ramadan was today given a two-month jail sentence. Shamsu Miah, 52, killed the mute swan at a boating pond in Llandudno, north Wales, on September 25 - only the second day of his fast. It is unclear whether he bit through the swan's neck or stabbed it with a knife, Llandudno Magistrates Court heard. Miah was arrested after a dog walker spotted him carrying a dead swan in a plastic carrier bag shortly after midnight. When he was challenged by police he told them:...
  • Liberals Brace for Backlash: N.J. gay-marriage ruling

    10/25/2006 1:14:04 PM PDT · by rface · 47 replies · 2,242+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer and Blogs | Wed, Oct. 25, 2006 | Kristen A. Graham and Jennifer Moroz and Bloggers
    Waiting is "torture," Steven Goldstein said, but there's something worse. "I have gotten absolutely zero sleep in the last few days. I wake up in the middle of the night and rush to my computer. I wonder, 'Is there anything more we can do?' " said Goldstein, chair of Garden State Equality, a gay-rights advocacy group. Some had speculated the decision might be held up until after Nov. 7, to bolster U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's chances of election in a hotly contested race with potential national ramifications. A ruling for gay marriage could trigger a backlash from conservative voters that...
  • DFU SONG: In Dreams (BWAHAHAHA...Natalie Maines says she is FReepers' wet dream)

    09/14/2006 10:00:04 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies · 580+ views
    DFU SONGS ^ | 9-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    Writing the history of our time in song. MIDI - IN DREAMS She was a country star who had been shining I would think about her at night About me I sometimes heard friends whisper They knew that something was not quite right I'd close my eyes and I'd drift away All night inside my mind with her I'd play Things would get hot...dreams sometimes do Oh, dear chunk butt Natalie, I'm wanting you Wet dreams you give to me Wet dreams, wet as could be And that is why they put me in a mental facility But just before...
  • The Official Friday Silliness Thread: Streams of Consciousness

    08/25/2006 12:39:47 AM PDT · by sully777 · 407 replies · 7,374+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2006 | Sully777
    It's Friday Let the Silliness Begin!
  • Gay Synchronized Swim Team Barred From Stanford Meet

    08/08/2006 1:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies · 2,026+ views
    NBC11 ^ | August 8, 2006
    A men's synchronized swim team has been barred from a meet at Stanford University, reinforcing an International Olympics Committee decision designating the sport as women-only. The San Francisco Tsunami Swim Club's team was set to perform an exhibition at the Federation Internationale de Natation World Masters Championships. But the international governing body that oversees the meet scuttled the plans. The synchro team has competed at national competitions, the Gay Games and the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships. San Francisco Tsunami describes itself on its Web site as a gay and lesbian aquatics team that is open to all.
  • New York Times to Shrink Width of Pages, Cut Jobs

    07/18/2006 10:13:38 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 26 replies · 1,564+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/18/06 | EagleUSA
    NEW YORK -- The New York Times plans to shrink the size of its pages in 2008, making them one-and-a-half inches narrower, the newspaper said in its Tuesday edition. The company, which publishes the Boston Globe and International Herald Tribune in addition to its flagship paper, also reported that its earnings climbed 1% in the second quarter from a year earlier amid a charge related to previously announced job cuts. Overall revenue increased 1.6%, while revenue from the recently acquired About.com Web site continued to skyrocket, shooting up 63% from a year earlier. The Times expects the changes it announced...
  • Enormous New Dam Fails In Brazil

    07/10/2006 8:15:34 PM PDT · by blam · 157 replies · 5,140+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7-10-2006
    Enormous new dam fails in Brazil 10 July 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. GIANT cracks have opened in one of the world's tallest dams, just months after completion. The cracks appeared after a tunnel collapsed on 20 June beneath the 200-metre-high Campos Novos dam in southern Brazil, and the reservoir rapidly emptied. At one point, 4000 cubic metres of water (more than enough to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool) were rushing downstream every second towards a second dam on the river Canoas. "If this had happened during the rainy season, and the two reservoirs had been full, water would...
  • Fox's Cavuto: Tancredo 'Just Might Well be President'

    06/28/2006 8:04:05 AM PDT · by rob777 · 195 replies · 3,780+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 28, 2006
    With "In Mortal Danger" skyrocketing up the bestseller charts and public concern growing daily over America's illegal immigration problem, the book's author, Rep. Tom Tancredo – the nation's undisputed heavyweight champion of the border security issue – just may be elected president, a popular cable TV newscaster said yesterday. Since the official launch of his sensational book Monday, Tancredo has been on a media blitz – his book bulleting up the Amazon bestseller list from 7,311 on Monday to 25 yesterday. On Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto" yesterday, host Neil Cavuto introduced Tancredo this way: "Illegals coming into...
  • The perfect Fitzmas gift for the DUmmy in your life!

    06/13/2006 6:55:21 AM PDT · by The G Man · 81 replies · 6,656+ views
    Microsoft Paint :-) | 6/13/06 | The G Man
  • WA:Nursing Home Puts Resident Smokers at Risk (How Sick)

    05/05/2006 3:45:22 AM PDT · by SheLion · 100 replies · 1,642+ views
    kirotv.com ^ | May 4, 2006 | Chris Halsne
    A group of elderly and disabled cigarette lovers say Washington's smoking ban has become extremely hazardous to their health. Investigative Reporter Chris Halsne found them dodging traffic in wheelchairs and walkers. Folks are starting to get used to seeing "no-smoking" signs at bars, restaurants and public buildings. But, what happens when a nursing home bans smoking without making any accommodations for residents? Crossing the street in front of the Bremerton Health and Rehabilitation Center is not for the faint of heart, but that's exactly where we found the faint of heart traveling. No matter their disability, if residents like...
  • Houston high school principal who flew the Mexican Flag resigns over sexual harassment allegations

    05/03/2006 8:28:25 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 8 replies · 751+ views
    11 News has learned the principal at Reagan High School has resigned. Two weeks ago the principal was accused of emailing an offensive picture to a teacher. HISD said investigators confirmed that sexual harassment complaint. In March this same principal was disciplined by HISD for flying the Mexican flag on the campus flag pole. We're told the flag incident was part of a compromise to keep students from walking out during an immigration protest.
  • Iran prez arrests 4 over text message (Receives cellphone "insult")

    04/15/2006 8:48:16 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 42 replies · 1,136+ views
    WND ^ | 4/15/2006
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got an anonymous text message suggesting he didn't wash enough, he did not take it lying down. He fired the president of the phone company, had four people arrested, took other legal action and accused those involved of conspiring with the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to the Iranian opposition website Rooz Online. The website says Ahmadinejad, known throughout the world as a hard-liner who has threatened Israel with destruction and questioned the Holocaust, is the target of many barbs among the populace in his country.
  • Mayor Nagin ‘Disgusted’ by 2nd Katrina Video

    03/02/2006 2:37:08 PM PST · by NYTexan · 49 replies · 1,932+ views
    scrappleface.com ^ | 2006-03-02 | Scott Ott
    Just hours after the Associated Press (AP) ‘shocked‘ New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin yesterday by showing him video of a FEMA briefing during Hurricane Katrina in which government officials speculate about the impact of the expected Category 5 storm, the AP has shown the mayor a second “alarming and disgusting” video. The first video shows President George Bush, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff and then-FEMA Director Michael Brown, among others, dealing with how to respond to the developing disaster, and what to make of inconsistent reports from New Orleans about the condition of the Lake Pontchatrain levees. The second video,...
  • One Million Turn Out To See Rolling Stones Bash Bush In Rio

    02/20/2006 11:14:38 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 158 replies · 3,254+ views
    National Ledger ^ | 2-20-06 | Political Satirist Chris Davis -Commentary
    COMMENTARY One Million Turn Out to See Rolling Stones Bash Bush in Rio By Political Satirist Chris Davis Feb 20, 2006 Rio de Janeiro—The Rolling Stones, a geriatric rock group, left a million fans satisfied and spent on Copacabana Beach after Saturday's free performance to bash President George W. Bush while playing some rock 'n roll. Boats, including a huge ocean liner, crowded the shoreline, and helicopters and blimps circled overhead during the show that shut down the Copacabana Beach district.  Large monitors flashed the peace symbol while others flashed, "War is not my voice.  Don't invade the world, Bush!"...
  • The Humorless Left (Mark Steyn On Lefties Who Can't Take A Joke Alert)

    02/10/2006 11:30:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 1,952+ views
    Mark Steyn.com ^ | 02/10/06 | Mark Steyn
    It was a good start to the year for Sgt Leslie Turner who was awarded 30,000 pounds in an out-of-court settlement after suing Scotland Yard. Sgt Turner was the first black police officer in London’s Metropolitan Police to be made a Royal bodyguard. It was his job to guard HRH The Duchess of Cornwall – that’s Camilla, the Prince of Wales’ new missus, though in some sort of Britannic Teresa Heinz-type arrangement she doesn’t use the moniker “Princess of Wales”. Anyway, Sgt Turner ceased being a Royal bodyguard last spring and subsequently brought his suit for “racial discrimination”. Here’s the...
  • Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza [slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie...]

    01/04/2006 9:34:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,434+ views
    Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza Wed Jan 4, 2006 12:11 PM ET GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza Wed Jan 4, 2006 12:11 PM ET GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie as they visited the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but relented after being confronted by a member of the security forces, witnesses said. They said Craig and Cindy Corrie, whose daughter was fatally run down by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to prevent...
  • Will you pay to read the NYT online? (NYT TO CHARGE $49.95 FOR COLUMNISTS, ETC., STARTING MON.)

    09/17/2005 3:23:28 PM PDT · by paulat · 132 replies · 2,278+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/17/05 | Leonard M. Apcar
    Letter From the Editor On Monday, Sept. 19, NYTimes.com will launch a new subscription service, TimesSelect, an important step in the development of The New York Times. Subscribers to TimesSelect will have exclusive online access to many of our most influential columnists in Op-Ed, Business, New York/Region and Sports. In addition to reading the columns, TimesSelect subscribers can also engage with our columnists through video interviews and Web-only postings. All of our news, features, editorials and analysis will remain free to readers of NYTimes.com, as will our interactive graphics, multimedia and popular video minutes. [snip]
  • FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS

    08/23/2005 2:59:52 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 205 replies · 3,676+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Aug. 23, 2005 | Durdge
    FEDS VOW TO GET TOUGH ON ILLEGALS Tue Aug 23 2005 17:15:30 ET Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, acknowledging public frustration over illegal immigration, said Tuesday that the federal government's detention and deportation system must be fundamentally restructured. "We have decided to stand back and take a look at how we address the problem and solve it once and for all," Chertoff said during a breakfast meeting with reporters. The NEW YORK TIMES is planning a front page placement for the Chertoff comments on Wednesday, newsroom sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT. The unusually blunt assessment by the nation's top immigration...
  • Iraqi Cop Moonlighting As Terrorist Just To Make Ends Meet

    08/20/2005 5:08:52 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 45 replies · 896+ views
    BAGHDAD—When the hot evening sun sets over Baghdad, Sulieman Hassim does not go home to his wife and family. For this Iraqi, the work day has only just begun. Hassim, 32, is a two-year veteran of the Baghdad police force. Despite earning "danger pay," he still struggles to stay afloat financially, and has had to take on a second job as a terrorist just to make ends meet. "After my electricity and water supply were restored, I suddenly had a lot more bills to pay," Hassim said. "Jobs are still pretty scarce, but I figured terrorists are always hiring." Hassim,...
  • Study: Exercise Can't Halt Aging Effects

    07/25/2005 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 22 replies · 424+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Jul 25, 2005 | JAMIE STENGLE
    Exercise can't hold off the effects of aging, but it can improve an elderly person's chances of hanging onto an independent lifestyle, researchers said, citing a new study that brought both good and bad news. A treadmill test given to different age groups showed that as people aged, their aerobic capacity — the amount of oxygen consumed while exercising — declined at higher rates with each passing decade whether they exercised or not. The researchers knew the rate of decline would worsen with age, but they were surprised by the magnitude, said Dr. Jerome L. Fleg, a cardiologist who is...