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  • Rabid dogs roam holiday hotspot, kill at least 78

    08/01/2010 10:05:29 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 1, 2010 | MARGIE MASON
    BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- Putu Valentino Rosiadi should have started third grade this month. But instead of buying a new school uniform and notebooks, his father mournfully cradles a black-and-white photo.
  • For Every Soldier: A Flag And A Nations Gratitude

    05/31/2010 8:03:36 AM PDT · by BigChiefLtd · 1 replies · 117+ views
    Grand Rants | May 31, 2010 | Gerry Ashley
    The soldiers came in a convoy And each one had a bag The mission: to make certain Every headstone had a flag The soldiers who lay silent From wars that had come and gone Awaited our remembrance On Memorial Days bright dawn. (Continued)
  • Another holiday slighted by Google but honored by Bing

    05/31/2010 5:40:33 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 38 replies · 1,075+ views
    Bing and Google ^ | 5/31/2010 | Bing-Google
    Last holiday was Easter where Google ignored the holiest holiday of Christians while it instead honored some obscure European author. This Memorial day google ignores Memorial day by not decorating their google logo with Memorial day pictures. Bing on the other hand honored both Easter and Memorial day. Don't believe me check it out. Bing Google
  • Two injured in Mpls. shooting near festival

    05/10/2010 8:42:02 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies · 491+ views
    KSTP/5 news ^ | 5-9-10 | kstp
    Two people were injured in a Sunday afternoon shooting that happened outside a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Two groups of juveniles exchanged gunfire in the area of Lake Street and 5th Avenue, according to Minneapolis Police Sgt. Bill Palmer. Authorities say the incident was gang-related. One teen was shot in the chest and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Another teen was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after being shot in the foot and the leg. Police have one person in custody in connection with the incident, which happened near a Cinco de Mayo celebration. They have...
  • Its Time to Suspend Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

    04/08/2010 8:19:34 AM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 22 replies · 856+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 4-08-10 | Bob McCarty
    It's time to suspend Cinco De Mayo celebrations until Mexico cleans up its act and gets control of drug cartels running rampant along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Arriving in Los Angeles tomorrow!

    04/05/2010 8:10:25 AM PDT · by djsunzi · 65 replies · 1,176+ views
    me | me
    Last month, I posted some questions about what to do in L.A. Well, I am finally arriving in L.A. on Tuesday, and looking forward to it. Mind you, the recent earthquake in southern Cali did send a couple of shivers down my spine, but that's regular life for Californians I guess! Hoping to catch plenty of nature and experience the real California, and not the Hollywood-filtered kind.
  • Presidents Day? Which Presidents? Washington? Lincoln? Millard Fillmore?

    02/14/2010 9:31:54 PM PST · by stolinsky · 18 replies · 452+ views ^ | 02-15-10 | stolinsky
    If you want to destroy a house, undermine the foundation. If you want to destroy a nation, do the same. If you want to destroy people who are defined by ideas, trash the ideas. If you want to bring down a society that is sustained by its history, perform a historectomy. You want a meaningless day off work, so you can check out the sales? Then Presidents Day is for you. But I prefer Lincolns and Washingtons birthdays. Im old enough to remember when holidays had a deeper significance.
  • Obama Trifecta

    01/05/2010 7:52:00 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 14 replies · 1,039+ views
    Vanity | Vanity
    Obama Trifecta: President Obama just completed the UNHOLY and ANTI-AMERICAN TRIFECTA: 1st president in 110 years to miss the annual Army-Navy Football Game. 1st president to not attend any Christmas religious observance. 1st president to stay on vacation after a terrorist attack. Add to that the first President not to stay in Washington for Christmas for the last 20 years. Past Presidents did not leave Washington for Christmas vacation until after Christmas. This was done so that their staff (Secret Service, Air Force One Crew, Limousine transport, Presidential advancing logistics etc.) could be with their families for Christmas
  • Kwanzaa celebrations continue, but boom is over

    12/26/2009 6:21:04 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 51 replies · 2,179+ views
    Independent Mail (Anderson, SC) ^ | 26 December 2009 | Charmaine Smith-Miles
    ANDERSON Romando James, a professor emeritus at Clemson University, understands the traditions and purpose of Kwanzaa. He also knows he is among a minority of people who know what the cultural celebration is about. We celebrate the first fruits, responsibility to community, James said. But when the mass of television and radios and even hip hop artists see theres no big returns coming in, it just doesnt happen. In essence, because of the lack of understanding and the ability to make money of it, the celebration is losing some if its popularity, James said. Take Evita Broughton. Four years...
  • Teach gets holiday from house arrest

    12/24/2009 10:51:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 1,088+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 24, 2009 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A former Abington fifth-grade teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy hundreds of times has been sprung from house arrest to spend Christmas with her family. Brockton Superior Court Judge Thomas Connors gave Christine McCallum the OK to visit her mother in Rhode Island today and tomorrow, according to Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruzs office.
  • Merry Christmas 2009

    12/25/2009 12:06:42 AM PST · by B-Chan · 4 replies · 467+ views
    The Bitpig Rant ^ | 2009.12.25 | Bitpig [B-Chan]
    Freue dich, freue dich, O Christenheit! Christkindchen komm in unser Haus, Leer deine schönen Sachen aus, Stell dein Eselchen auf den Mist, Daß es Heu und Hafer frißt. + + + Rejoice, rejoice, O Christendom! The Christ-Child to our house has come. Bring now forth thy treasures fine, Lift thine ass-colts from the mire That they on hay and oats may dine. + + + From all of us at Chez B-Chan to all of our friends here... + + + JOYEUX NOËL FRÖLICHE WEIHNACHTSENZEIT FELIZ NAVIDAD MERRY CHRISTMASキリストの誕生日、おめでとうございますKiristo no tanjoubi, omedetou gozaimasu...and a Happy New Year!
  • It's the most wonderful time of the year

    12/24/2009 6:29:46 AM PST · by mshoffner · 6 replies · 317+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/24/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    It's that time of year. Let us act like the American and German forces of WW1 and WW2. Let go of our differences and come together in reverence, for tomorrow is the day set aside to remember the birth of a child that was called the Prince of Peace.
  • Religion, Society

    12/23/2009 9:06:28 PM PST · by stolinsky · 2 replies · 284+ views ^ | 12-24-09 | stolinsky
    Christmas trees, decorations and carols are being banned from schools and businesses, leaving nothing but a commercial holiday.
  • Redeploying Troops Get Holiday Homecoming

    12/23/2009 3:40:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 267+ views
    BALTIMORE, Dec. 23, 2009 Two days before Christmas, the longest line today at the airport here wasnt at a ticket counter, or at security checkpoints. It was at the international terminal, where hundreds of well-wishers lined up to welcome about 150 troops home from combat deployments. Troops returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan get a hearty holiday homecoming as they arrive at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. DoD photo by Donna Miles(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Families, veterans, beauty queens, students enjoying the first day of their holiday vacations and even Santa Claus began descending on...
  • Obama: No vacation until Senate passes health bill

    12/22/2009 9:47:51 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 123 replies · 4,497+ views ^ | December 27, 2009 | AP/Yahoo
    <p>WASHINGTON President Barack Obama won't leave Washington for his Hawaii vacation until the Senate finishes work on the health care overhaul, even if that means staying in town for Christmas Eve.</p> <p>"My attitude is that if they're making these sacrifices to provide health care to all Americans then the least I can do is to be around and provide them any encouragement and last-minute help where necessary," Obama said Tuesday.</p>
  • Bishop's final Christmas message to the diocese

    12/21/2009 6:46:33 AM PST · by mshoffner · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/21/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Bishop D'Arcy's final Christmas message for the Ft. Wayne/South Bend Diocese. Published in the Dec. 20th, 2009 issue of Today's Catholic. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
  • Tips on protecting against Christmas tree fires (Just amazed that Christmas was mentioned at all)

    12/14/2009 8:13:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies · 412+ views
    Link only (that's a shame) - Tips on protecting against Christmas tree fires
  • Christmas Letter From Jesus

    12/13/2009 3:12:54 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 840+ views ^ | 12/13/2009 | Jeannie St. John Taylor
    Has the Letter from Jesus about Christmas arrived in your email box yet? Ive received it several times and I appreciate every person who sent it because I know they are trying to bless me. Its filled with great ideas: We should smile at strangers, visit people in nursing homes, donate to the Salvation Army, and be kind to the clerks in stores that do not celebrate Christmas. Wonderful ideas. I applaud those suggestions. We should all follow them. If the letters intent is to infuse readers with the warmth of the season, I approve. The problem is, one concept...

    12/12/2009 3:52:25 PM PST · by crawler · 17 replies · 1,269+ views
    The ^ | Dec. 11, 2009 | News Analysis by Brigitte de Maubec
    (Dec. 11, 2009) Just after the aftermath of yet another insult to our allies via the refusal to participate to the traditional events surrounding the award of the Nobel Prize including a dinner with the King, on the pretenses that the recipient was a very busy, sitting President, responsible for not one, but two, wars and facing the worst economic crisis EVAHHH!, the White House is quietly organizing yet another vacation-time for the Obamas. They would have you believe that nothing has been decided yet, when in fact the logistics of booking their 13 day vacations in Hawaii, from...
  • Coke sends mixed holiday message[Feliz Navidad??]

    12/03/2009 9:57:40 AM PST · by BGHater · 73 replies · 2,719+ views
    Carroll County Times ^ | 30 Nov 2009 | Hugh M. McLaurin
    Now that the holidays are upon us, its time to get annoyed with the consumerism, secularism and political correctness that continue to whittle away at the meaning of the holiday season. The secular and consumption-driven nature of the season has become so routine that one has to work hard to remember to take time for the traditions and religious observances that once defined the season. I thought I had seen every example of how religious meaning has been stripped out of Christmas until a friend showed me the label on a festive seasonal bottle of Coca Cola the other day....