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  • Duck Dynasty Sparks Christmas Dinner Food Fight in Westfield

    12/25/2013 12:31:51 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 50 replies
    Staff article ^ | 12/25/13 | Staff
    12/25/13 3:15pm (Westfield, NC) A Stokes County family's Christmas dinner erupted into a food fight that started over a disagreement about Duck Dynasty, the A&E channel's reality television show about the Robertson family. The Watson family was at their home-place enjoying a large gathering of grand children, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. "Mamma does it right every year, the food is delicious" said family member Billy Watson; "It's the only time of the year when the entire family is able to gather for an afternoon". The Duck Dynasty controversy came up in conversation at the table while the family...
  • (Drunken) Alaska Man Feeds Black Bear Barbecue Meat, Gets Mauled for Dessert

    06/20/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Alaska man feeds black bear barbecue meat, gets mauled for dessert The drunken man could be charged with illegally feeding wildlife after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says he 'pretty much goaded' the beast into the attack. Beer, barbecue and black bears are never a good mix. An Alaska man learned that the hard way this weekend when he threw a hungry bear a piece of barbecued meat — only to be mauled by the same bear. "He'd been drinking," Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News of the man. The unidentified man was...
  • Crooks target Supreme Court Justice Breyer for second three months

    05/18/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 22 replies
    Fox ews ^ | May 17, 2011 | Fox News staff
    Less than three months after he was robbed at his vacation home in the Caribbean, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has been targeted again -- this time by burglars at his Washington, D.C., house. Breyer's property was raided May 4, The Washington Post reported Thursday, with cutlery and candlesticks worth about $3,500 take
  • Rooster Kills Man Attending Cockfight

    02/07/2011 9:57:16 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/7/11 | AP
    DELANO (AP) — A California man attending a cockfight has died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb.
  • American Flag Attacks NPR Offices

    12/27/2010 1:55:20 PM PST · by Abakumov · 57 replies · 2+ views
    Fishbowl DC ^ | December 27, 2010 | Betsy Rothstein
    NPR issued this “URGENT” staff memo about a broken flagpole at approximately 10 a.m. today. “This is obviously an extremely dangerous situation,” the memo says. The front entrance has been closed. Staff on the south side of the building have been evacuated and moved to more protected areas....
  • Rights Groups Sue U.S. On Effort to Kill Cleric

    08/30/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 30, 2010 | Scott Shane
    WASHINGTON — Two human rights organizations went to court on Monday to challenge the Obama administration’s decision to authorize the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric now hiding in Yemen. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington on behalf of Mr. Awlaki’s father...argues that the United State government should not be permitted to kill an American citizen away from the battlefield and without judicial review. The human rights groups, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights, asked the court to prohibit the government from killing Mr. Awlaki until the lawsuit is heard......
  • Democrats' Approval Rating Plummets After Approval of ObamaCare

    04/12/2010 12:31:27 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 19 replies · 1,165+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/12/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    Despite the fact that Barack Obama took his campaign road show to the heartland to drum up support for his newly passed ObamaCare bill, the passage of the bill into law by Obama and the Democrats has sent their approval ratings dropping like a lead balloon. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke). Pelosi and the Democrats' 'victory march' through a sea of citizen protesters against the healthcare bill. The Gallup Organization is reporting today that Democrats now have their lowest approval rating in history. In addition, pollster Scott Rasmussen reports that public approval for the repeal of ObamaCare has reached its highest...
  • Lion of the Left - Ted Kennedy

    08/27/2009 10:21:54 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 3 replies · 510+ views
    PatriotPost.US ^ | August 27, 2009 | Mark Alexander,Publisher, PatriotPost.US
    "The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. ... Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics." --John Adams Teddy Kennedy Have you ever attended a funeral service out of respect for a friend or colleague, and left perplexed as to whom the eulogy was referring? Just once, I would like to go to a service for some disreputable rogue and have a clergyman deliver a eulogy that was faithful to the facts rather than full of fiction. (Hopefully, that won't be my own!) I am certainly...
  • AARP Backlash (Bwahahahaha alert!)

    08/18/2009 11:55:33 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 35 replies · 2,220+ views
    Up to 60,000 Americans have canceled their AARP memberships due to anger over the group's position on health care. As Sharyl Attkisson reports, many are switching to a 'conservative alternative.'
  • Hispanics Turn Cold Shoulder to McCain

    10/09/2008 7:09:23 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 110 replies · 2,224+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Despite championing immigration reform in 2007, John McCain is poised to lose the Hispanic vote by a landslide margin that is well below President George W. Bush's 2004 performance. Polls show Obama winning the broadest support from Latino voters of any Democrat in a decade, while McCain is struggling to reach 30 percent, closer to Senator Bob Dole's dismal 1996 result than to Bush's historic 40% four years ago. McCain seems to have wound up with the worst of both worlds: He appears to be getting no credit from Latino voters for his past support for immigration reform, while carrying...
  • Rapist’s Murder Stirs Debate

    02/14/2008 12:28:15 PM PST · by tired1 · 28 replies · 92+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | February 12, 2008 | Galina Stolyarova
    As a retired local boxer stands trial for killing an assailant who was caught attempting to rape his adopted child, the city parliament is calling for increased penalties for pedophilia. Moscow City Prosecutor Yury Syomin warned on Friday against “turning the boxer into a heroic figure.” “Whatever the circumstance may have been, nobody gave the man the right to take another person’s life,” Syomin said.
  • William and Mary president resigns in disgrace

    02/12/2008 8:57:25 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 52 replies · 171+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    The head of the College of William and Mary, Gene Nichol, has resigned in disgrace. Several readers send along his resignation letter. You’ll recall that he roiled the campus with his decision to hide the cross at the famous school chapel to make it “less faith-specific.” More recently, he hosted a sex workers show on campus while restricting critics who wanted to tape it. Here’s his letter:....Dear Members of the William & Mary Community: I was informed by the Rector on Sunday, after our Charter Day celebrations, that my contract will not be renewed in July. Appropriately, serving the College...
  • Iraqi Judge: Execution Set for Chemical Ali (Ali's Necktie Party May Take Place at Any Moment!)

    10/15/2007 8:24:12 PM PDT · by Luke Skyfreeper · 189 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox ^ | Monday, October 15, 2007 | Fox News
    BAGHDAD — Ali Hassan Majeed, known as "Chemical Ali," is set to be executed on Tuesday for his role in the deaths of up to 180,000 Kurds, an Iraqi judge said Monday.Munir Hadad, a senior judge of the Supreme Criminal Court, said the execution could take place anytime after 5:00 a.m. local time.
  • World 'losing fight against Aids'

    07/23/2007 9:00:26 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 62 replies · 2,076+ views
    BBC.com ^ | Monday, 23 July 2007 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Monday, 23 July 2007, 14:14 GMT 15:14 UK World 'losing fight against Aids' Dr Fauci says there must be greater effort to boost prevention US President George W Bush's top adviser on HIV/Aids has said the world is losing the battle against the virus. Dr Anthony Fauci told a conference in Sydney that progress had been made, but more people were being infected with HIV than were being treated. "For every one person that you put in therapy, six new people get infected. So we're losing that game, the numbers game," he said. Dr Fauci was speaking at...
  • Topeka Church To Pay Marine Funeral Costs

    04/14/2007 2:15:07 PM PDT · by jyro · 40 replies · 1,186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 04/14/2007 | BALTIMORE (AP
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- A federal judge in Baltimore is ordering Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church to pay more than $3,000 in costs related to the funeral of a Marine the group picketed. Albert Snyder of York, Pennsylvania, is suing because church members demonstrated at the funeral of his son, Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder. Church members also posted pictures of the protest on their Web site. Corporal Snyder was killed in Iraq in March. The lawsuit was filed in June. It says church members violated the family's right to privacy and defamed the Marine and his family at the funeral and on...
  • Muslims see injustice

    01/16/2007 8:11:38 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 38 replies · 918+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2007 | AP
    PARMA, Ohio (AP) -- The former imam of Ohio's largest mosque became a man without a country after being convicted of concealing his ties to terrorist groups. Fawaz Damra was rejected by 72 countries and left with no choice but to be deported to his native West Bank, leading to his arrest by Israeli authorities on Jan. 4. The arrest has angered Muslim leaders in Ohio, some of whom complained that he was double-crossed by U.S. immigration officials... Damra, 46, a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus,.. Less than a month after 9/11, footage from a 1991 speech...
  • Revenge Is Justice

    01/03/2007 5:43:18 PM PST · by cricket · 22 replies · 869+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Januray 3, 2007 | David Horowitz
    It's a pinch myself day when the lead news story is about recriminations and regrets that Saddam Hussein, a man who incarnates evil, was not treated more decently at his belated hanging. And the editorial hand-wringing is that this was revenge not justice. As though being nice to someone who put human beings in plastic shredders -- head first -- and boiled even his relatives in oil, would make us more civilized rather than less. Revenge is justice. Saddam should have been drawn and quartered. The best thing about his execution was the presence of Shi'ia muslims taunting him with...
  • Texas Executes Former Jailer (Raped & Murdered a 3 Year Old Boy)

    08/03/2006 4:39:07 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 36 replies · 1,241+ views
    KWTX ^ | 08-03-2006 | KWTX
    (August 3, 2006)—William Wyatt, Jr. 41, was executed Thursday evening in Huntsville for the death of his girlfriend's three-year-old son, Damien Willis who was sexually assaulted and then smothered at his mother’s home in Texarkana in 1997. Wyatt admitted leaving the toddler alone in a bathtub, but said he was no capital murderer. Jurors in Bowie County found otherwise, relying on evidence and statements Wyatt made to authorities acknowledging the slaying. Attorneys for the former Bowie County jailer asked appeals courts to block the execution, arguing that Wyatt didn't testify at the punishment phase of his trial because he wrongly...
  • U.S.-Iraqi Patrol Gets Terrorists; Would-be Bomber Blows Up

    07/16/2006 5:07:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 585+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps-Iraq
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi soldiers killed two terrorists and captured seven others during a joint operation conducted in a rural area northwest of Baghdad late last week, officials in Iraq reported. The Iraqi soldiers and Multinational Corps Iraq soldiers from 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated in the July 13 firefight. Four local citizens gave information that led to the terrorists' capture. The Iraqis told the soldiers about some men carrying an RPK machine gun and a mortar tube in the neighborhood and provided possible locations. The soldiers observed...
  • Man arrested after thieves steal safe containing child porn (and give the evidence to police)

    05/03/2006 3:12:06 PM PDT · by holymoly · 72 replies · 2,195+ views
    KTLV ^ | May 03, 2006 | n/a
    LAWRENCE. Mass. Thieves who broke into a Massachusetts man's home last month and made off with a safe were probably looking for money, jewelry or other valuables. Instead, they found a series of D-V-D's and videotapes allegedly showing the safe's owner having sex with underage girls. The D-V-D's and videotapes were turned over to police, who have charged the safe's owner with child rape and child pornography crimes. The owner of the safe is a 42-year-old Lawrence man. One of the girls on the recordings says the abuse started when she was eight, and that the man was giving her...
  • Americans Want Saddam to Hang if Convicted (... works for *me*...)

    03/08/2006 1:28:12 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 37 replies · 5,123+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 03/08/2006 | AP/Will Lester
    WASHINGTON — Most people in the United States want Saddam Hussein to hang if he's convicted at his trial, a view not shared by some longtime American allies. AP-Ipsos polling in eight other countries, where the death penalty mostly has been abolished, found that people there prefer that the former Iraqi leader spend the rest of his life in prison. The countries are Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, South Korea and Spain. Similar, but less dramatic, disparities were found when U.S. attitudes were compared with the eight countries on whether Saddam is getting a fair trial and whether Iraqis...
  • ACTIVISTS SEEK TO EVICT SOUTER FROM HOME

    01/22/2006 8:04:54 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 50 replies · 1,608+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 1/22/2006 | Associated Press
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Angered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that sided with a Connecticut city that wanted to seize homes for economic development, a group of activists is trying to get one of the justices who voted for the decision evicted from his own home. The group, led by a California man, wants Justice David Souter's home seized for the purpose of building an inn called "Lost Liberty Hotel." They submitted enough petition signatures - only 25 were needed - to bring the matter before voters in March. This weekend, they're descending on Souter's hometown, the central New...
  • Jilted Souter

    01/24/2006 4:14:12 AM PST · by saveliberty · 33 replies · 1,668+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/24/2006 | Jay D. Homnick
    Jilted Souter By Published 1/24/2006 12:05:57 AM   When television cameras were first brought in to record Senate proceedings in 1986 (thus realizing the Founders' idea of a bicameral House), Ronald Reagan offered the senators some wisdom gleaned from his acting experience. "Learn your lines, don't bump into the furniture -- and in the kissing scenes, keep your mouth closed." Democrat senators only kiss up to Supreme Court nominees when they are liberals; so why are so many of them displaying pursy lips after the Alito committee hearings? Possibly because they have the sensation of sucking on lemons. If...
  • Group Tries to Evict Souter From Home

    01/21/2006 8:45:15 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies · 2,257+ views
    AOL News ^ | January 21, 2006
    Angered by a Supreme Court ruling that gave local governments more power to seize people's homes for economic development, a group of activists is trying to get one of the court's justices evicted from his own home. The group, led by a California man, wants Justice David Souter's home seized to build an inn called the "Lost Liberty Hotel." They submitted enough petition signatures - only 25 were needed - to bring the matter before voters in March. This weekend, they're descending on Souter's hometown, the central New Hampshire town of Weare, population 8,500, to rally for support
  • Hokies end ties with troubled QB Vick

    01/06/2006 2:14:13 PM PST · by misterrob · 6 replies · 449+ views
    ESPN ^ | 1/06/06 | ESPN
    RICHMOND, Va. -- The president of Virginia Tech said Friday that quarterback Marcus Vick has been permanently dismissed from the football team. Marcus Vick, who faces discipline for his behavior in Virginia Tech's bowl win, also has additional off-field problems. Vick The junior quarterback, who stomped on Elvis Dumervil's leg after the Louisville defensive end tackled Vick on Monday during the first half of the Toyota Gator Bowl, was to meet with coach Frank Beamer on Friday. He also faces charges of speeding and driving on a suspended driver's license, Cpl. James West said Friday. Police stopped Vick in Hampton...
  • Breaking: Novak NoShow

    08/04/2005 3:28:43 PM PDT · by bigmac0707 · 56 replies · 2,912+ views
    Wonkette ^ | 8/4/2005 | Wonkette
    Bob Novak apparently just walked off the CNN stage, yelling "This is bull****!" Drudge's account says that it's because host Ed Henry was going to ask about the Plame investigation, but emailers say the current topic was -- of all things -- Katherine Harris's make-up: Novak, while addressing Katherine Harris' "makeup-gate", became visably upset at interuptions from Carville, said "This is bull****" and then stormed off of the stage of CNN's "Inside Politics". Well, you know, that's a sensitive issue for him. It takes a lot of make-up to cover the scales. UPDATE: We just saw the clip. It's here....
  • Developer Begins Process to Seize Justice Souter's Homestead

    06/29/2005 7:52:11 PM PDT · by DaveTesla · 148 replies · 4,235+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Rocco DiPippo
    Last week, I reported on the Supreme Court's Kelo vs City of New London decision, which seriously weakened Constitutionally guaranteed private property rights. Now, in what can only be viewed as an attempt at pure poetic justice, a budding developer, businessman Logan Darrow Clements, has begun the process of seizing Supreme Court Justice David Souter's homestead in Weare, New Hampshire and replacing it with a hotel. Citing the Kelo decision, Clements has contacted Weare's building official, saying: "Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, "Kelo vs. City of New London" clears...
  • Freestar Media: "Lost Liberty Hotel" proposed on Justice Souter's land

    06/28/2005 3:40:00 AM PDT · by Smile-n-Win · 552 replies · 21,868+ views
    Freestar Media ^ | Monday, June 27, 2005 | Logan Darrow Clements
    Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land. Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by...
  • Cameron Diaz Punched in the Face

    06/23/2005 3:35:17 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 67 replies · 4,196+ views
    Cameron Diaz has reportedly been attacked by a model who punched her in the face, claming that the actress had ruined her dress at a star studded bash.Furious Coralie Eicholtz attacked Cameron at Monte Carlo nightclub Jimmy's after saying that the actress stood on her gown, causing her to trip and fall.'As Cameron leaped over our seats, she accidentially trod on my dress--putting a big hole in it. I toppled over and fell on my face--so I gave her a right hook before my friends stepped in,' she added. The model threatened to take further revenge by stealing Cameron's fiancee,...
  • France heads for political earthquake in EU vote [MORE GOOD NEWS]

    05/28/2005 7:03:39 AM PDT · by nwrep · 13 replies · 908+ views
    Al-Reuters ^ | May 27, 2005 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters) - France headed toward a looming electoral earthquake on Friday as polls showed voters were set to reject the European Union's constitution in a referendum and open the door to a period of political uncertainty. President Jacques Chirac's televised appeal to voters on Thursday evening not to use the vote on Sunday to punish his unpopular government left most commentators cold and his hint he would be changing prime ministers was met with derision. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was due in Lille and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, who secured parliament's approval for the charter on...
  • Greenpeace charged with violating environmental law

    05/04/2005 11:28:32 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 40 replies · 1,136+ views
    Gazette Times ^ | 5/4/05 | RACHEL D'ORO
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lawyers selected a jury Monday that will decide whether Greenpeace and its contract ship were criminally negligent by failing to have the proper oil spill response paperwork during an anti-logging campaign. The environmental activist group, the captain of the Arctic Sunrise and the ship's agent all are charged with misdemeanor criminal counts of operating a vessel without a spill contingency plan or proof of financial responsibility in case of a spill, as required by state law. Opening statements were scheduled Tuesday in state District Court in the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. Because the case involves misdemeanor...
  • Va. executes man sho killed wife, son (sic)

    07/22/2004 10:04:29 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 17 replies · 627+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | 7/22/2004 | Bill Baskervill (AP)
    JARRATT, Va. (AP) — A man who fatally shot his wife and 2-year-old son was put to death by injection Thursday night. Asked by the warden if he had any final words, Mark W. Bailey said in a clear, strong voice, "No, thank you." He was pronounced dead at 9:07 p.m. at the Greensville Correctional Center. Gov. Mark R. Warner on Thursday evening denied Bailey's request for clemency, noting that his case had been reviewed by several courts. The Supreme Court unanimously denied Bailey's appeal Wednesday. Bailey, 34, shot his wife three times in the head as she slept in...
  • UN says IDF troops raid UN office in Jenin

    05/23/2004 11:47:12 AM PDT · by priceofreedom · 52 replies · 221+ views
    Haaretz ^ | By The Associated Press
    UN says IDF troops raid UN office in Jenin By The Associated Press Israel Defense Forces troops raided the office of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the West Bank town of Jenin, threatened a UN official and detained him for three hours, an UNRWA statement said Sunday. UNWRA is the UN agency in charge of providing aide to Palestinian refugees. According to the statement, IDF troops broke into the UNRWA office for the Jenin Camp Reconstruction Project on May 20, and fired a shot in the direction of the senior project manager, Paul Wolstenholme. Soldiers then blindfolded,...
  • Hogs going wild in Texas

    04/11/2004 12:19:21 PM PDT · by holyscroller · 40 replies · 1,358+ views
    Star-Telegram Staff Writer ^ | Sun, Apr. 11, 2004 | By Bill Hanna
    You can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. But in Van Zandt County, a pair of them will fetch you seven bucks. The rural county about 60 miles east of Dallas has been so overrun by wild hogs that it has instituted a bounty. For every pair of pig ears, the county will pay trappers $7. It's the latest example of the steps being taken to control feral hogs that are beginning to overrun the state. In its first-ever feral hog survey, the Texas Cooperative Extension Service, a division of Texas A&M University, queried 491 East Texas landowners...
  • ENOUGH SCHADENFREUDE!

    11/06/2002 12:16:28 PM PST · by ArcLight · 113 replies · 415+ views
    Me | 11/6/2002
    I've detected way too much gloating up in here. It makes me uncomfortable and I wonder if it bothers anybody else. I thank God the GOP did as well as it did, but I harbor no hatred for the opposition. For one thing, well, I just don't. I find it hard to hate somebody just because he'd pull a different lever in a voting booth. For another, if we did that, we'd be just like the worst, creepiest people we've seen in the Democrat party--the ones that held the Wellstone funerally or who passed out Oreo cookies to attack a...
  • Saddam ploy costs Schröder poll lead (GERMANY UPDATE)

    09/17/2002 10:45:42 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 231+ views
    The Times ^ | September 18, 2002 | Roger Boyes
    THE full scope of Germany’s diplomatic isolation was exposed yesterday by President Saddam Hussein’s offer to let United Nations weapons inspectors into Iraq. Gerhard Schröder, the Chancellor, who has been resisting a war against Saddam, hailed the Iraqi move as a triumph for the United Nations, but he could not disguise that he had been wrong-footed and may have lost his key election-winning theme. President Bush and the Prime Minister play "rope a dope" successfully yet again - IvanIndeed, the Chancellor may already be slipping. An opinion poll yesterday shows that the Christian Democrats (37.3 per cent) have just nosed...