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  • School band told to stop performing 'How Great Thou Art'

    08/24/2015 8:12:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    There was no halftime show under the Friday night lights at Mississippi’s Brandon High School — the marching band had been benched. The band was ordered off the field because the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” was a part of their halftime show — in violation of a federal court order.“The Rankin County School Board and District Office are very saddened students will not be able to perform their halftime show they have worked so hard on this summer,” the district wrote in a statement to the Clarion Ledger newspaper. In 2013 a student sued the district over a...
  • Michelle Obama Reveals What She’d Do if She Could Choose Another Job

    08/03/2015 6:34:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2015 | by Daniel Nussbaum
    First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with rapper Wale for a rapid-fire interview last week in which she revealed what she’d choose to do if she wasn’t the president’s wife. “I would be Beyoncé,” Obama told Wale in the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it interview. “I’ve got the hands!” The interview was filmed after last week’s Beating the Odds summit at which the First Lady invited more than 100 college-bound students to celebrate their achievements and hear from a number of guest speakers. Wale spoke at the event. Of course, the Obamas have long admired Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z. Beyoncé performed at Obama’s...
  • Memphis, Tenn., Votes to Exhume Body of Confederate General, KKK Leader Buried in City Park

    07/13/2015 11:01:35 AM PDT · by mojito · 54 replies
    The Root ^ | 7/9/2015 | Breanna Edwards
    Memphis, Tenn., city leaders unanimously voted on Tuesday night to exhume the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader who is buried in the city’s Health Sciences Park, and move him to a private cemetery, Fusion reports. According to the report, the City Council also voted to move his wife’s body from the park and to take down the statue of Forrest sitting on a horse that currently stands in the park. The action is just one of the more recent moves of city and state leaders pushing for the removal of Confederate...
  • Whataburger Revolts Against Texas Open Carry Law

    07/13/2015 10:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 7/13/2015 | Liz Sheld
    Atkinson’s letter comes after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill that made it legal to carry a firearm openly in Texas. The law, which gives private property owners the right to prohibit open carry, was hailed as a victory for gun rights advocates who have staged high-profile rallies at the Alamo and Texas Capitol over the past couple of years. Some even brought military-style assault rifles into businesses as part of their demonstrations, prompting the Chipotle restaurant chain to discourage firearms on their premises.
  • Police Called After Nazi, Confederate Memorabilia Seen At Flea Market (Video)

    07/13/2015 10:13:12 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 28 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Tony Tran,
    Law enforcement officials in Connecticut were called into a flea market over the weekend after someone called in to report a person selling Confederate and Nazi memorabilia. Despite the controversy surrounding the nature of the objects, nobody was arrested since no laws were technically broken, WTNH reported (video below). The items were being sold on private property, according to the chief of police. William Moore is the co-owner of Military Specialties Inc. in Newington, Connecticut, which sells authentic objects from Nazi-era Germany, Civil War-era United States, and reproductions. He told WTNH that such items can often be found in Connecticut.
  • Obama calls for return of Americans held in Iran

    03/24/2015 10:32:52 PM PDT · by keat · 12 replies
    <p>WASHINGTON — In the midst of an unexpected break in Iranian nuclear talks, President Barack Obama is calling for the return of Americans held in Iran.</p> <p>In a message commemorating the Persian New Year, Obama says it’s a time for families to be reunited.</p>
  • Napa Winery Owner Executes Investor

    03/24/2015 9:48:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies
    Wine Searcher ^ | 3/17/15 | W. Blake Gray
    Businessman chased through a vineyard and shot dead by his partner after a dispute over money turned deadly.It sounds more like a Hollywood movie than a sunny afternoon in pristine Napa Valley – a man, shot once already, runs through a vineyard screaming for help on his cellphone while his business partner chases him in an SUV, shooting at him the whole time. Emad Tawfilis, 48, made it to the road Monday and could see sheriff's deputies arriving. But Robert Dahl got out of his black Toyota SUV, walked up to Tawfilis, and shot him in the head, killing...
  • 2-year-old accidentally shoots, kills his mom in Idaho Wal-Mart

    01/05/2015 10:37:38 AM PST · by AirForceVet1988 · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 12-30-14 | Unknown
    HAYDEN, Idaho -- A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday. Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller said. Rutledge was from Blackfoot in southeastern Idaho, and her family had come to the area to visit relatives. She had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into his mother's purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which discharged one time....
  • The Blaze: Ted Cruz’s Tough Message to House Republicans: ‘Do What You Promised’ on Immigration

    12/09/2014 7:33:05 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies ^ | December 3, 2014 | Senator Ted Cruz
    “What I’m here urging my fellow Republicans to do is very, very simple. Do what you said you would do. Honor your commitments." -Sen. Ted Cruz Ted Cruz's Tough Message to House Republicans: ‘Do What You Promised' on ImmigrationThe BlazePete KasperowiczDecember 3, 2014 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday called on House Republicans to pass a spending bill that defunds President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, and said failure to do so would be a failure of the GOP to live up to its campaign promises to fight Obama's plan. "What I'm here urging my fellow Republicans to do...
  • Chelsea Clinton Leaving Her Unbelievably Cushy Fake Job at NBC

    09/02/2014 9:07:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 2, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    It must be hard to stay in a half million dollar per year part-time (very part-time) job when you just can’t seem to care about money. “I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,” Chelsea’s like Mother Theresa. I have to say though I will miss her hard hitting journalism.Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy ( From New York Magazine)Kicking off the annual Labor Day Friday News Dump, Chelsea Clinton has announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter. The once...
  • Radio Host Threatens to Call Police, Claim 'Shots Fired' in Hopes of Getting Open-Carry Killed

    06/23/2014 12:32:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | June 21, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>Liberal radio host Mike Malloy is reacting to broadened firearm carry rights in Georgia and open carry demonstrations around the county by promising to cause a public panic, perhaps resulting in the death of the person lawfully--and openly--carrying a firearm, if he sees such an individual.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner Favorites “Ultimate Sext Machine” Tweet, Calls it an Accident

    06/16/2014 7:32:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    You’d think former Rep. Anthony Weiner would try to avoid anything with the word “sexting” like the plague. After all, it was a sexting scandal that pushed him out of office in 2011. But recently, Weiner found himself trying to explain why he would favorite a tweet that claimed “Tinder will now be the ultimate sext machine.” It was a tweet by former Slate staffer Matt Yglesias, who is now Vox’s executive editor, and included a link to a piece about a new photo feature in the dating app.
  • Man Wearing Gorilla Suit Accidentally Shot With Tranquiliser

    06/09/2014 2:00:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Gulf News ^ | June 6, 2014
    Vet mistakenly shoots zookeeper wearing gorilla suit during escape drillA gorilla hides behind a tree at the Loro Parque Zoo in Puerto de La cruz in Spain's Canary Island of Tenerife in this April 15, 2008 file photo. Tenerife: A vet accidentally shot a tranquiliser dart into a zookeeper wearing a gorilla suit. The shooting took place during a drill inside Loro Parque Zoo in Tenerife, Spain, when the veterinarian was apparently unaware that the gorilla on the loose was in fact an employee wearing a suit, agencies reported. The victim was shot with a tranquiliser dart with a dose...
  • Polar bear stats fudged ‘to satisfy public demand,’ researchers say

    06/02/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT · by AMitchum · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Polar bear population counts are estimates only, derived from the most “rudimentary” of scientific knowledge and made up largely to meet the expectations of the public, researchers said in an email to a science blogger. Dag Vongraven, chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Polar Bear Specialist Group, sent an email to Polar Bear Science blogger Susan Crockford to clarify that a report that’s about to go public to give updates on the animal’s worldwide population level contains estimates, not hard facts. “As part of past status reports, the PBSG has traditionally estimated a range for the total...
  • Hank Aaron Says GOP Are Like the KKK but with ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’ Instead of Hoods

    04/15/2014 1:32:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Hank Aaron Says Republicans are Like the KKK but with ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’ Instead of Hoods Hank Aaron is a baseball icon. Forty years ago he broke Babe Ruth's all-time homerun record of 714. He ended his career with a total of 755. Barry Bonds surpassed Aaron's record with a total of 762. Since there are claims that Bonds was "juiced," the record is viewed as suspect. When Aaron was getting close to Ruth's record, the racists came out similar to the way they did when Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier in 1945. They wrote nasty...
  • NO BALLS: Gunman Shoved Gun in Waistband, Shot Himself in Testicles

    02/04/2014 6:45:58 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 2/3/14
    A man police said is responsible for a shooting in a downtown parking lot ran from the scene, but shot himself in the testicles as he shoved the gun into his waistband Tuesday night. Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm. Robbery detectives said Johnson and the victim, 32-year-old Jordan Merrell, knew each other well and lived in the same apartment building near Southwest 10th Avenue and Columbia Street. Johnson apparently confronted Merrell in the parking lot...
  • Conservative reporter has home raided, private notes confiscated in pre-dawn assault by feds

    10/30/2013 11:06:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/30/13 | Doug Book
    Conservative reporter Audrey Hudson was awakened by federal officers acting on a warrant for a toy potato gun. She is convinced they were acting on orders from the Regime in response to her criticism of Barack Obama. One of Hudson’s main concerns involves her sources. What might the Regime do to them? How will they be punished? Click on the link to Coach is Right for Hudson's interview with FOX News reporter Gretchen Carlson.
  • 84 Year Old Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Two Women Protesting Barack Obama

    10/14/2013 9:33:46 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 31 replies
    guns save | 10/8/2013 | guns save
    We reported several days ago that two women who were part of a protest against President Barack Obama found themselves looking down the barrel of a gun during their protest. Apparently someone didn’t like the message they were sending. Now the suspect in that case has been arrested, and it’s an unlikely culprit. According to WSBTV, Police have arrested an 84-year-old man accused of pointing a gun at anti-President Barack Obama protestors. Roy Smith said he kept the Colt .32 handgun in his car for carjackers. Gwinnett police said he faces three counts of misdemeanor simple assault and pointing a...
  • Obama issues new executive orders against guns (While we weren't looking....)

    09/02/2013 12:26:55 PM PDT · by yoe · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>President Obama ordered two more executive actions Thursday to restrict guns, banning the re-importation of military surplus firearms to private entities and proposing a regulation that would close a loophole in background checks.</p> <p>Also, the administration said it will deny requests to bring military-grade firearms back into the U.S. to private entities, with a few exceptions, such as for museums. Currently, when the U.S. provides military firearms to its allies, either as direct commercial sales or through the foreign military sales or military assistance programs, those firearms may not be imported back into the United States without U.S. government approval.</p>
  • RFK Jr: Right-Wing Controls American Media, Fox News Has Divided US to a Point not Seen Since Civil

    12/10/2012 4:55:45 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Christopher Santarelli
    During a discussion on HuffPost Live Friday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. gave a strong condemnation of what he calls the “right wing media” and particularly Fox News. “It’s divided our country in a way that we haven’t been divided probably since the Civil War,” Kennedy said of Fox News during the discussion focused on fracking. “Its empowered large corporations to get certain kinds of politicians and ideologues who are in the United State Congress elected — the Tea Party ideologues who control the Republican Party.” The nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of former senator and presidential candidate...
  • Hawaii Gov. gives up search for Obama Birth Certificate

    01/24/2011 4:37:33 AM PST · by IbJensen · 49 replies
    Abercrombie finds only notation in a log book. From Eric Dondero: Republican Congressman Bill Posey of Florida introduced legislation last year to require future presidential candidates provide proof of United States citizenship for the Presidency. From LR, July 2, 2009, “3 libertarian-leaning Congressman sign on to Posey bill demanding Birth Certificate for Presidential eligibility” July 9, 2009: While it may be too late to revoke Barack Hussein Obama’s hold on the Presidency, it is not too late to make the issue of his birth outside of the United States, most likely in Kenya, an issue for Campaign 2012. With that...
  • Professional fighter gets visit from Secret Service after calling out Obama

    01/10/2011 7:32:56 AM PST · by Candor7 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/09/11 05:35 PM ET | Peter Schroeder
    A mixed-martial arts fighter has reportedly received a visit from the Secret Service after saying in a post-fight interview he wanted to fight President Obama. Jacob Volkmann, a fighter with Ultimate Fighting Championship, said in a Jan. 1 interview that he wanted to face off against the president because he disagreed with his health care policy. "Someone's got to knock some sense into that idiot," he said in the interview, which is available on YouTube. "I just don't like what Barack is doing....I know the health care situation is not good, but he's making it worse." However, those comments were...
  • Breaking : Feds want reporting for high-powered rifle sales (emergency request)

    12/20/2010 11:19:52 AM PST · by Scythian · 134 replies · 3+ views
    It's on the AP wire ... Anything higher than a .22 is considered a high power rifle in this request
  • BATFE Requests “Emergency” Authority To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales

    12/20/2010 9:21:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NRA ^ | December 17, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   BATFE Requests “Emergency”Authority To Track Semi-Automatic Rifle Sales   Friday, December 17, 2010   The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency authority for six months, beginning January 5, to require about 8,500 firearms dealers along the border with Mexico “to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines.”  A Washington Post story reporting on the BATFE proposal described that definition as being applicable to “so-called assault weapons,” but it...
  • Obama To Appear On 'America's Most Wanted's 1000th Episode (hopefully in handcuffs)

    03/08/2010 10:07:52 PM PST · by max americana · 20 replies · 146+ views
    tv shark ^ | March 8, 2010 | some dude
    President Barack Obama is going to appear on 'America's Most Wanted' to mark the milestone of its 1,000th episode. Obama will be interviewed by the show's host, John Walsh, in the episode that will air this Saturday. Obama will then discuss some of the administration's crime-fighting initiatives and the impact that the show has had on thousands of victims in its 22 years. The two will also talk about his administration's initiatives to go after and prosecute 'white collar' criminals, which 'Most Wanted' has recently focused on.
  • 'Baghdad-Style' Checkpoints In US Capital

    06/08/2008 4:47:33 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 342+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Tom Leonard
    'Baghdad-style' checkpoints in US capital By Tom Leonard Last Updated: 8:14PM BST 08/06/2008 Police in Washington DC have set up vehicle checkpoints in the American capital in a controversial measure aimed at tackling a wave of gun violence. In a move that critics have compared to the security clampdown in Baghdad, police are stopping motorists travelling through the main thoroughfare of Trinidad, a neighbourhood near the National Arboretum in the city's northeast section. Drivers' identification are checked and those who didn't have a "legitimate purpose" in the area, such as a church visit or doctor's appointment, are turned away. The...
  • Charge Turns Fear To Anger (Idiot Set Fire In Airplane Restroom)

    05/21/2008 6:51:47 AM PDT · by steve-b · 7 replies · 123+ views
    Leader-Post ^ | 5/17/08 | Pamela Cowan
    Ryan Boughen was terrified when the Regina-bound Compass Airlines Flight he was on had to make an emergency landing on May 7. Now the Regina resident is angry that one of the plane's flight attendants has been charged with setting a fire in the plane's rear bathroom. "It's pretty upsetting to learn that the people that you put your trust in when you get on that airplane is the guy who (allegedly) caused the fire in the first place -- it makes you look at everybody in a different light," Boughen said Friday.... Late on Wednesday night, FBI agents from...
  • Gore launches $300 mln climate change campaign

    04/06/2008 5:51:23 PM PDT · by Eye On The Left · 6 replies · 70+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 31, 2008 | Deborah Zabarenko
    I find this commercial extremely offensive. To compare global warming kooks with men who sacrificed and saw their fellow soldiers be blown apart on the beaches is sickening. It's just as bad to compare someone who marched in a protest march in the 60’s with those at Normandy.--FReeper, HereInTheHeartland, from the 4/4/08 thread "Storming the beaches of Normandy and the climate change crisis" Gore launches $300 mln climate change campaign Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:10pm BST: By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Gore, former U.S. vice president, Academy Award winner and Nobel peace laureate, on Monday launched...
  • Student threatened mass killing at charter school

    03/13/2008 8:54:55 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 44 replies · 1,888+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | Mar 13, 2008 | Josh Kowalkowski
    A 14-year-old student threatened to bring an Uzi to Chesapeake Science Point Charter School last week and kill everybody in the school, an employee said. Employees’ complaints have ranged from being repeatedly hit by apples, balls and chairs, to hearing students talk of raping and killing each other, to being threatened with being urinated on.
  • Boy survives two-hour flight to Moscow hanging onto plane wing

    10/01/2007 10:53:31 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 93 replies · 4,956+ views
    20:56 MOSCOW, September 24 (RIA Novosti) - A 15-year-old boy from the Urals suffered acute frostbite after riding the wing of a Boeing-737 plane on a two-hour flight from Perm to Moscow, Russian radio station Mayak reported on Monday. After clinging on for the entire 1300-kilometer (808-mile) flight to Vnukovo Airport, the boy, named Andrei, collapsed onto the tarmac. His arms and legs were so severely frozen that rescuers were at first unable to remove his coat and shoes, the radio station said. The airport did not confirm the report. "We have no information on this," the Vnukovo press...

    09/09/2007 5:10:14 PM PDT · by zendari · 48 replies · 2,053+ views
    As former Vice President Al Gore waits to hear if he has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless effort on climate change, a new video will air this weekend capturing Gore on a fuel-guzzling private jet! FOXNEWS host Sean Hannity is set to unleash the damning video this Sunday night, network sources reveal. Developing...
  • Iraqi Head Denounces Critics in Congress

    08/27/2007 10:44:06 AM PDT · by Froufrou · 15 replies · 438+ views ^ | 08/27/07 | Carol J. Williams/LA Times
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lashed out yesterday at US lawmakers who have called on him to step down, and accused American forces of committing "big mistakes" in killing and detaining Iraqi civilians in the hunt for insurgents. Alerts The embattled leader has come under fire from an array of allies and adversaries who say he has failed to unite his Cabinet and put crucial laws and programs in place. Yesterday he drew fresh criticism from two influential congressional Republicans. Maliki aimed his angriest words at Democratic senators Hillary Clinton of New York and Carl Levin of Michigan. "There are American...
  • GOP's Warner presses for troop withdrawals

    08/26/2007 6:17:05 PM PDT · by paudio · 14 replies · 465+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | Aug 26, 2007
    WASHINGTON - GOP Sen. John Warner, who wants U.S. troops to start coming home from Iraq by Christmas, said Sunday he may support Democratic legislation ordering withdrawals if President Bush refuses to set a return timetable soon. "I'm going to have to evaluate it," Warner said. "I don't say that as a threat. I say that as an option we'll all have to consider." Warner, a former Navy Secretary and one-time chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is seen as someone who could influence the debate among senators who have grown increasingly uneasy about the unpopular war.
  • Man gets sick benefits for heavy metal addiction

    06/26/2007 3:29:11 PM PDT · by philo · 12 replies · 397+ views
    The Local Sweden's News In English ^ | 19th June 2007 | TT/The Local ( 656 6518)
    Man gets sick benefits for heavy metal addiction A Swedish heavy metal fan has had his musical preferences officially classified as a disability. The results of a psychological analysis enable the metal loverto supplement his income with state benefits. Roger Tullgren, 42, from Hässleholm in southern Sweden has just started working part time as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. Because heavy metal dominates so many aspects of his life, the Employment Service has agreed to pay part of Tullgren's salary. His new boss meanwhile has given him a special dispensation to play loud music at work. "I have been...
  • Lieberman: Terrorists are Bad. Unless they Pay Me.

    04/19/2007 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 6 replies · 663+ views ^ | 4/19/'07 | Julia Gorin
    Amid the Right’s current romance with Senator Joe Lieberman who, admittedly, has lapses into integrity, we should remember that Lieberman is a man of highly compromised principles. Many conservative sites hail Lieberman for “getting it” regarding terrorism. One site highlights some of his remarks at AIPAC’s recent National Policy Conference:
  • Woman strangles intruder at Portland home

    09/12/2006 9:15:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies · 1,293+ views
    The News-Review ^ | 8 Sept 2006
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A nurse returning home from work discovered an intruder in her home and strangled him during a struggle, police said. Susan Kuhnhausen, 51, ran to a neighbor's house Wednesday night to report the intruder, identified as Edward Dalton Haffey, 59, whose body was found by police. An autopsy by the Multnomah County medical examiner determined the cause of death to be strangulation, said Officer Catherine Kent, a spokeswoman for the Portland Police Bureau. Homicide detectives were investigating, Kent said.
  • Attractive Parents Have More Daughters (sic!) JUNK SCIENCE ALERT!!

    08/03/2006 5:04:29 PM PDT · by GaryL · 41 replies · 894+ views ^ | 8/3/2006 | Unnamed
    Beautiful people not only seem to get richer, live longer and float through life with greater ease than the less visually blessed, they are also changing the face of the world. Researchers have established that very attractive people are 36 per cent more likely to have daughters than sons and that the world's females are becoming better-looking than men as a result. The report, from the London School of Economics, may provide an insight into the biological forces that lead the most striking people to produce first-born daughters. It postulates that differing "evolutionary strategies" lead parents to produce the sex...
  • Muslim Man Cuts Off His Hand in Butcher Shop

    07/28/2006 6:10:52 AM PDT · by IrwinvilleConservative · 57 replies · 1,407+ views
    Times Community Newspapers ^ | 07/26/2006 | Jason Jacks
    In a surreal scene, police said a man purposely cut off one of his hands in a Springfield butcher shop Saturday evening. The grisly incident occurred in Super Halal Meat along the 7000 block of Spring Garden Drive, which bisects Brookfield Plaza, home to numerous Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern eateries and markets. "I'm still numb talking about it," said Vikas Sinsunwal, who saw the man after he severed his hand. Sinsunwal said he was outside his parents store, Niralla Sweets, when the man, announcing "I did this for Allah," approached his parents' shop lifting his bloody left arm into...
  • This lookalike should be afraid to show face (Frivolous Lawsuit alert)

    07/17/2006 9:28:47 AM PDT · by Borges · 8 replies · 1,012+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/17/06 | Mike Downey
    It is the No. 1 sports story of 2006—and I mean by far. A blockbuster. No other story even comes close. The Bus and the Steelers? No. Shaq and the Heat? No. Bonds blows by the Babe? No. Lefty gags at the 18th hole? No. A ski bum leaves the Olympics empty-handed? No. A Cub socks a White Sox? No. A French soccer guy butts an Italian guy? No. Trivial. Insignificant. I am talking about a big, big story here. Come on, you know which one I mean. It is the story that had so many of you e-mailing your...
  • Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines Jumps the Shark: Now Bashes Patriots

    06/20/2006 9:42:37 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 132 replies · 5,903+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 6/19/06 | Jeff Freeland
    Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines Jumps the Shark: Now Bashes Patriots -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By Jeff Freeland Jun 19, 2006 When the whole firestorm that surrounded the Dixie Chicks and specifically lead singer Natalie Maines emerged in 2003 I thought it was a bit blown out of proportion. Dixie Chicks Natalie Maines Jumps the Shark I completely disagreed with her off the cuff statement in London that she was "ashamed" of the president being from Texas - but as she was just an entertainer - I thought her reaction was a bit overdone. *** I am from Texas and live in Houston and...
  • Philadelphia's Geno's Steaks Adopts English-Only Ordering Policy

    06/13/2006 10:31:56 AM PDT · by CSM · 77 replies · 1,565+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 08, 2006 | Unknown
    PHILADELPHIA — Bistec con queso? Not at Geno's Steaks. An English-only ordering policy has thrust one of Philadelphia's best-known cheesesteak joints into the national immigration debate. Situated in a South Philadelphia immigrant neighborhood, Geno's -- which together with its chief rival, Pat's King of Steaks, forms the epicenter of an area described as "ground zero for cheesesteaks" -- has posted small signs telling customers, "This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING `SPEAK ENGLISH." Snip----- But the policy has "really upset a lot of a people," said Brad Baldia of Day Without An Immigrant, a coalition of immigrant groups. "For some people, I...
  • Ann Coulter Fires Back at Hillary Clinton

    06/12/2006 9:51:32 AM PDT · by idiotBox · 6 replies · 777+ views ^ | June 13, 2006 | idiotBox
    Conservative author Ann Coulter fired back at Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) for calling her "vicious [and] mean-spirited" towards a group of politically active 9/11 widows who blamed Pres. Bush for the deaths of their husbands and who campaigned for John Kerry in 2004. Coulter, while hosting a book signing in Long Island, told radio host Sean Hannity that Clinton should have a talk with her husband, Bill, if she's worried about people being mean to women.
  • Woman Finds a Live Frog in Her Salad

    06/07/2006 7:03:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies · 634+ views ^ | June 6,2006
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A woman eating at a Burger King restaurant in the Netherlands found a live frog in her salad, the company confirmed Sunday. "What's happened is that one of our guests Thursday evening found a frog in her salad. She went to the manager and showed him the frog. He saw it was there and that's a fact," said spokeswoman Christine Frey. Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad quoted the customer, identified as 23-year-old Astrid Roek, as saying "it was a big black thing, a frog or a toad." She said she found the amphibian while halfway through her...
  • Reports: Jolie to give birth in Africa

    04/13/2006 7:36:11 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 38 replies · 746+ views
    UPI ^ | 04/13/06
    WINDHOEK, Namibia, April 13 (UPI) -- There were several reports Thursday that actress Angelina Jolie plans to give birth to her baby with Brad Pitt in the African nation of Namibia. The celebrity couple -- along with their adopted children Zahara and Maddox -- have been in Namibia for the past nine days, living near a beach under heavy security, the New York Post reported. The couple considered having the baby in France, Cambodia and Germany, but ultimately decided on Namibia, where Jolie filmed "Beyond Borders" in 2002. "It was important for them to have the baby in a place...
  • Jesus ice walker?

    04/11/2006 2:08:20 AM PDT · by ekeni · 56 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | 4 April 2006
    he New Testament story describes Jesus walking on water in the Sea of Galilee but according to a study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Doron Nof, it's more likely that he walked on an isolated patch of floating ice. The study points to a rare combination of optimal water and atmospheric conditions for development of a unique, localized freezing phenomenon that Nof and his co-authors call "springs ice." In what is now northern Israel, such ice could have formed on the cold freshwater surface of the Sea of Galilee -- known as Lake Kinneret by modern-day Israelis...
  • Baptist sectarians disrupt military funerals

    03/15/2006 5:04:58 AM PST · by Teófilo · 22 replies · 497+ views
    No difference between these Kansas' Baptists and other hate-filled jerks around the world. Folks, according to Yahoo News / AFP: FLUSHING, United States (AFP) - Five women sang and danced as they held up signs saying "thank God for dead soldiers" at the funeral of an army sergeant who was killed by an Iraqi bomb. For them, it was the perfect way to spread God's word: America was being punished for tolerating homosexuality. For the hundreds of flag waving bikers who came to this small town in Michigan Saturday to shield the soldier's family, it was disgusting. "That could be...
  • Koppel says no, Marash yes to Al Jazeera job, 'Nightline' colleague signs on

    01/19/2006 6:22:35 AM PST · by Dane · 1 replies · 191+ views
    SouthCoastToday(MA), AP ^ | 1/17/06 | DAVID BAUDER
    Koppel says no, Marash yes to Al Jazeera job But 'Nightline' colleague signs on By DAVID BAUDER, AP television writer Former "Nightline" correspondent Dave Marash has signed on to work at the planned Al-Jazeera International network, but his former boss -- Ted Koppel -- rejected its executives' overtures. Marash will be a Washington-based anchor and reporter for the English-language network, which plans to go on the air this spring. The Qatar-based network is an offshoot of Al-Jazeera, the influential Arabic network that has come under fire from the Bush administration. Former ABC "Nightline" anchor Koppel, who recently joined the Discovery...
  • Seal bites off woman's nose

    11/01/2005 5:47:41 PM PST · by kingattax · 41 replies · 1,095+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10-31-05
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A seal bit off a South African woman's nose after she tried to help it back into the sea, an official said Monday. Elsie van Tonder, 49, is expected to undergo surgery this week after being bitten on a beach near George, about 240 miles east of Cape Town Saturday. Her nose was found but could not be reattached to her face, local media reported. "The seal had been lying in the same spot since Friday, so the lady and a few other people were trying to take it back to the water," said Herman Oosthuizen, a...
  • 700 new laws — which one's yours? Big Texas YeeHah!Improved Handgun travel law.

    08/29/2005 5:30:12 AM PDT · by WillMalven · 19 replies · 1,487+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 28, 2005, 10:28PM | CLAY ROBISON
    Handguns •A longtime law that allows Texans to carry handguns while traveling, even without a concealed handgun license, is clarified. The new law says a person is "presumed to be traveling" if he or she is in a private vehicle, is not engaged in criminal activity, is not prohibited by any other law from possessing a firearm and is not a member of a criminal street gang.
  • 2 Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court

    08/24/2005 1:15:13 AM PDT · by jdoug6 · 27 replies · 1,258+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 8/19/2005 | Andrew Pollack
    Illegal Immigrants Win Arizona Ranch in Court By ANDREW POLLACK DOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug. 18 - Spent shells litter the ground at what is left of the firing range, and camouflage outfits still hang in a storeroom. Just a few months ago, this ranch was known as Camp Thunderbird, the headquarters of a paramilitary group that promised to use force to keep illegal immigrants from sneaking across the border with Mexico. Now, in a turnabout, the 70-acre property about two miles from the border is being given to two immigrants whom the group caught trying to enter the United States illegally....