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  • The next kidnap victim: Miss Israel?

    07/01/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | Carl In Jerusalem
    The IDF is investigating a kidnap threat left on the Facebook page of Mor Maman, the current Miss Israel. The scare came after she posted a photo of herself after her first week in the army. Her photo was shared by an Arab youth on Facebook, who tagged her and included the threat in an Arabic caption, “the next kidnapping target.” She initially ignored the share until she arrived home for the weekend and told her family what had happened. “…they said ‘it’s serious,’ and that I’d have to report the incident immediately,” she said. “I immediately understood that...
  • Mississippi Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield dead in apparent suicide

    06/27/2014 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Rueters ^ | 6/27/14 | Rueters
    (Reuters) - A prominent leader of the Mississippi Tea Party who was arrested in connection with photos posted online of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife died on Friday of an apparent suicide, the man’s lawyer said. Mark Mayfield, 58, was vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and a Central Mississippi Tea Party chairperson, according to those organizations' websites. "This is a terrible tragedy that shouldn’t have happened," Mayfield's lawyer John Reeves told Reuters. Mayfield was one of three men accused last month of conspiring with a blogger who was charged with taking photos of Cochran's bedridden wife in...
  • Nethercutt: Cantor loss is warning to GOP leaders

    Former Rep. George Nethercutt, who pulled off his own dramatic unlikely Congressional victory 20 years ago unseating Speaker of the House Tom Foley, of Spokane, said Tuesday he could see parallels between his experience and that of David Brat. “It’s a message, as I look at it, to all members of the House: You’ve got to pay attention to what people at home are saying,” Nethercutt said. (SNIP) McMorris Rodgers has three opponents in the August primary: Republican Tom Horne, Democrat Joe Pakootas and Independent Dave Wilson. The two candidates with the most votes will face-off in November.
  • 'Miss Croatia (Universe) 2013' is Melita Fabecic

    05/15/2014 3:14:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican... (SFW for all but the most PC environments- just a few innocent bikini shots)
  • Sofia Loren -Still Stunning at 76- Crowns 'CZECH MISS 2014'

    04/25/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 60 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The annual Česká Miss (Czech Miss) pageant selects the Czech Republic's representatives to participate in the major international beauty contests, i.e. Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Earth...... And LOOK who the guest judge was!!! More/video at Reaganite Republican... ______________________________________ pics: Ceska Miss
  • 'Miss Lithuania 2013' is Ruta Elzbieta Mazureviciute

    12/13/2013 9:24:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Try saying that name 3x fast with a mouth full of peanut butter... More at Reaganite Republican  (sfw, just a couple bikini shots)
  • MISS WORLD Megan Young Opposes Divorce, Contraception, and Abortion... adding 'Sex is for Marriage!'

    10/25/2013 7:32:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Though representing The Phillipines at Miss World 2013 -which she won handily in August- Megan Lynne Young was actually born in Virginia, USA- to an American father and Filipina mother. The young beauty is already a local TV star in the Philippines -where she resides- has done some stuff in the States, and now Miss World- what a nice Catholic girl they raised, gonna to have to be a real gentleman if you think you're ever going to get your paws on this one, boys... More/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • The Power of Headlines: MISS SWEDEN BIKINI 2013 (is Izabell Hahn)

    09/06/2013 9:33:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 September 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The 20-year-old Östergötland, Sweden (literally God's Country- and she looks it!) native is currently travelling and doing some modeling, as well as competing in this year's 'Miss Universe Sweden' pageant, the winner of which goes on to Moscow for the Miss Universe 2013 contest in December... Likes to party! More at Reaganite Republican... (SFW) ________________________________________________________ facebook
  • ACHTUNG! 'Miss Germany 2013' Caroline Noeding ist 'Die Schönste Frau Deutschlands'~

    07/12/2013 1:25:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    'Miss Lower Saxony 2013' Caroline Noeding went on to win the national pageant in February against 23 other very pretty ladies from all over Germany- she now looks forward to competing in  Miss Europe and Miss World later this year. Born July 26, 1991 (birthday this month!) in Hanover, the brainy mathematics and Spanish language student speaks English, Spanish, Italian and French- that's five languages counting German. Hobbies include dancing (tango), singing, playing piano, languages​​, philosophy, and even handicrafts. Her mother is Colombian, and dad is from Peru, currently employed as chief physician at a hospital in Hanover (the...
  • Nancy Pelosi booed at Netroots for remarks on Edward Snowden

    06/22/2013 4:47:37 PM PDT · by tje · 48 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | Arrianne Talma | Arrianne Talma
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was booed at Netroots Nation in San Jose, Calif. — a progressive conference for bloggers and activists — on Saturday after stating that Edward Snowden “did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents.” The California Democrat made the remark during a question-and-answer segment called “Ask the Leader,” in which questions were posed to the former Speaker of the House via Twitter. Pelosi’s comment came after she defended President Obama and the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, stating that the administration had taken steps toward making such proceedings more transparent since Democrats have...
  • 'Miss Puerto Rico 2012' is Bodine Koehler Peña

    04/05/2013 10:25:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 April 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Bodine Koehler Peña was actually born in Amsterdam, Holland to a Dominican mother and Dutch father. The family later moved to Puerto Rico, where she was raised from the age of 8- Bodine seems to have adapted to the breach lifestyle admirably, and in fact is today one of the island's top models. But Miss Koehler's disappointing placement at Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas last December left a few people scratching their heads: a top seed going in, she somehow failed to finish in even the Top 16... I sure don't get it either: More at Reaganite Republican... (semi-SFW/ rated 'PG'/bikini...
  • 'Miss Kosovo 2012' is the Drop-Dead GORGEOUS Diana Avdiu

    03/08/2013 9:27:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Kosovo 2012 for last December's Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood in Vegas was a gal named Diana Avdiu, hailing from Mitrovica, Kosovo (former Yugoslavia)... Since turning 15 she's been dedicated to modeling, and even lived in NYC for a spell.   Diana's fair complexion is contrasted strikingly by brunette hair and sparkling green eyes, and she placed in the top 16 at Miss Universe, apparently making quite an impression in the event... More at Reaganite Republican... Miss Universe (official)   BeautyPageantNews   MadeMansion   BeautyConstests   Listal.com   ABDI
  • Meet Miss Columbia 2012~ Daniela Alvarez Vasquez

    03/01/2013 9:24:38 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    After last year's naughty Miss Columbia,  hopefully this one wore some skivvies... Video/more at Reaganite Republican (SHOULD be sfw, just a couple innocent bikini shots) _______________________________________________________________ Miss Universe (official)   El Universal   Plunderguide   Terra.com   Missosology
  • Ooh-La-La! Miss France 2012 is Marie Payet

    02/15/2013 10:04:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 27 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss France 2012 at the Miss Universe competition was the lovely Marie Payet. Born August 17, 1992, she grew up on the small Island of La Réunion, just off the west coast of France. This one's the sporty, adventurous type -her latest thing is surfing- and has displayed some serious musical talent as well, already recording a duet single with a more established French artist.  Marie Payet seems to have made some sort of impression in Vegas last December too, as she was a Top-10 Finalist in the Miss Universe competition- not hard to see why: More at Reaganite...
  • ACHTUNG! Miss Germany 2012 is the Sehr Schön Alicia Endemann~

    02/01/2013 10:57:36 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Another smart one here: Miss Germany 2012 Alicia Endemann is a 23-y.o. actress and business management student.  Heritage is actually half German/half French, and at her young age speaks FIVE languages: German, English, French, Spanish Dutch. Besides her role on a German TV series, Alicia also sings and plays piano... More at Reaganite Republican... (SFW/just a couple mild bikini shots) ___________________________________________________________________  IBT   Missology   MissUniverse (official)   BeautyContestUpdate   BeautyContests   MamaNiews.nl   RP Online.de
  • Miss USA/Miss Universe 2012 is Rhode Island's Olivia Culpo~

    01/11/2013 9:40:08 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More pics/video @ Reaganite Republican... (SFW/PG-rated, just a couple innocent bikini shots to which some hyper-PC grievance monger may take offense...) _________________________________________________________________________________ Today.it   AceShowbiz   StarPulse   Tu Farandula   MissRhodeIslandUSA   PoponthePop   RightCelebrity   WSJ
  • Highlights from Miss Universe 2012

    12/19/2012 10:41:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 December 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Miss Lithuania 2012: Greta Mikalauskyte (Missology) More/swimsuit video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Second Miss USA Contestant says she overheard list of Top 5 finalists before live announcement

    06/13/2012 7:54:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-12-2012 | Hollie McKay
    “I saw Florida backstage and she was very, very flustered and upset. I thought it might be because she didn’t make the top 15 cut, but at that point she was able to reveal to me at least four of the five names who went on to be the top girls,” the contestant, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told FOXNews.com exclusively. “She couldn’t remember the fifth because she was so upset. Several of the girls then started hearing through the grapevine about a list; a lot of people were upset.” ----- “Apparently the morning of June 3rd [Brez] saw...
  • BIG MISS: April Factory Orders Fall 0.6%, Ex-Cars Fall 1.1%

    06/04/2012 7:10:03 AM PDT · by mykroar · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/4/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    ORIGINAL POST: Last economic datapoint of the day: April factory orders come out at 10:00 AM ET. Analysts expect an increase of 0.2%. That compares to a decline of 1.9% in the previous month. Given all the bad news in econ data-world these days, this one will be closely watched for confirmation or negation of the trend. UPDATE: The numbers are out and bad. Factory orders fell 0.6% in April, which is way worse than the 0.2% growth anticipated. Last month was revised to a decline of 2.1% from a decline of -1.5%. And ext-transport, the decline was a solid...
  • How 'bout This One, Lads: 'Miss Philippines 2011' is Shamcey Supsup

    04/13/2012 11:32:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Well, she's got the look in my book: Video/more at Reaganite Republican Starting an RR/FR ping list, any interested pls FReepMail @ 'Reaganite Republican'  Have a safe and blessed weekend, FReeper patriots! _________________________________________________________________ Missology   ShinyMeteor   Miss Universe (official)   StaroMeter  IBT   Twitter   India Times   Allvoices
  • 'Miss Switzerland 2011' is Kerstin Cook~

    03/16/2012 1:50:39 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 39 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 16, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________ NBC   Missology   OutofAces   Miss Universe (official)
  • Oh, My: 'Miss Panama 2011' = Sheldry Sáez

    03/09/2012 2:19:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Video/links/more at Reaganite Republican _______________________________________________ EventosTOP  Metro.uk   BeautyContestUpdate   ShinyMeteor   MissPanama.net
  • Burying The Hatchet Once-and-for-All w/ 'Miss Vietnam 2011' Vu Thi Hoang My

    03/02/2012 12:53:53 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    More/video/links at Reaganite Republican __________________________________________________________________ BeautyPageantNews   Adventures of a Beauty Queen   Miss Universe (official)   ngoisao.net    yousaytoo
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY! 'Miss North Korea 2011' Sora Chong

    12/02/2011 12:26:24 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 02, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently Miss North Korea 2011 Sora Chong created some controversy recently at the Miss Universe pageant in Rio when she made the offhand remark in an interview that sounded kind of arrogant to western ears: 'I'm a 100% natural beauty'.  But that seemingly-casual comment dovetails well with the DPRK's bankrupt socialist narrative (she was likely fed the line by watchers), and it's not quite so much about Sora Chong's own appearance -big mammos for a petite gal-as it is a dig on women from capitalist countries that have more plastic in them than your Honda. Surely not the greatest development in our society...
  • First Lady On board Plane That Reportedly Just misses military jet

    04/19/2011 3:11:54 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 10 replies
    fox news ^ | 19-april-2011 | fox news
    Developing: A White House plane with first lady Michelle Obama on board narrowly avoided a collision with a 200-ton military cargo jet after an air traffic controller made a mistake, forcing her aircraft to abort its landing at Andrews Air Force Base, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.
  • Kelli Arena: Why media blew it in Egypt

    02/16/2011 6:13:03 AM PST · by danielmryan · 5 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | February 16, 2011 | Jon Friedman
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — As former CNN journalist Kelli Arena watched the television coverage of the historic Egyptian uprising, she couldn’t help but feel angry. Yes, Arena, who teaches journalism now at Sam Houston State University as the recipient of the Dan Rather Endowed Chair, was impressed with the immediacy of the reporting and the depth of the analysis. Yet, she wondered: Why didn’t more people in the media see this coming? Why were so many journalists caught by surprise and unable to anticipate the upheaval? “It was clear that there was a new energy there. These things don’t happen...
  • Major Media Miss: Muslim Brotherhood's Stated Goal Has Long Been 'To Seize U.S.'

    02/09/2011 1:09:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/9/11 | Tom Blumer
    UPDATE: The full text of the referenced Dallas Morning News item, courtesy of Rich Noyes at the Media Research Center, is here (posted for fair use and discussion purposes). While looking for something else, I accidentally stumbled across a 2007 item in my blog's archives that makes the current soft media treatment of the Muslim Brotherhood even more outrageous than it already appears. In September of that year, the Dallas Morning News, covering the Holy Land Foundation terrorist funding trial, directly described what had been learned about the Muslim Brotherhood and its goals -- not in Egypt, but the in...
  • What part of ‘civilian control’ did you miss, Marine?

    08/26/2010 7:28:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Stl today ^ | 8/26/10 | Editorial Board
    On Tuesday, lacking even the excuse that a Rolling Stone reporter tricked him, another top U.S. military commander thumbed his nose at President Barack Obama's policies in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Commandant James T. Conway, 62, Tuesday told a roomful of reporters at the Pentagon that Mr. Obama's July 2011 deadline for beginning troop withdrawals from Afghanistan is "probably giving our enemy sustenance.... We've intercepted communications that say, ‘Hey, you know, we only have to hold out for so long.'" Gen. Conway went on to say that Mr. Obama was no doubt "talking to several audiences" when he announced the July...
  • Photo gallery: Miss Universe contestants

    08/16/2010 2:15:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 59 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Darrren Decker
    In this publicity image released by Miss Universe Organization, the 2010 Miss Universe Contestants pose along with last year's winner for the official group photo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. The Miss Universe 2010 competition that will air live from Mandalay Bay on the NBC Television Network at 9 PM ET, Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP)
  • The Miss Black America Pageant is Back!

    08/13/2010 10:19:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Eur Web ^ | 8/11/10
    The Miss Black America Pageant is Back!August 11, 2010 at 06:49 am *The all-of-a-sudden politically-incorrect sounding Miss Black America pageant announced Tuesday morning that it would revive the national beauty competition that featured past contestants such as Oprah Winfrey and Toni Braxton, reports the Baltimore Sun. In addition to bringing back the pageant after a 15-year absence, organizers will now offer a Little Miss Black America pageant for ages 9-12 and Miss Black America Teen pageant for ages 13-17. The Miss Black America pageant is open to women ages 18-29. The announcement was made at the American Visionary Art Museum...
  • Italy names 'Miss Chubby' beauty queen

    08/01/2010 9:40:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 3+ views
    news.ninemsn.com ^ | 8/1/10 | afp
    Forget those pencil-thin model types. Italy has chosen a full-figured woman as new beauty queen, proud of her ample body weighing in at a hefty 170kg. Angela Scognamiglio said she was "very moved" when she was named Saturday night as the new "Miss Chubby" at the complex-free contest held in the Tuscany village of Forcoli, near the city of Pisa. "I am very moved, I feel as if I've won the lottery," the 33-year-old from Naples said after beating out 30 other contestants for the title.
  • The dodgy Miss Kagan

    07/01/2010 10:01:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    wapo ^ | 7/1/10 | Dana Milbank
    Fifteen years ago, Elena Kagan wrote a law review article calling the Supreme Court confirmation process "a vapid and hollow charade" that takes on "an air of vacuity and farce." Instead of a quality discussion, she wrote, nominees offer "repetition of platitudes" and "personal anecdotes." On Tuesday, fate cast Kagan as the lead actor in the very farce she correctly described. And, to nobody's surprise, she played the role according to the standard script: with platitudes, personal anecdotes and an air of vacuity. "Please, tell us, why do you want to serve on the Supreme Court?" asked Sen. Herb Kohl...
  • So what the heck is up with the Miss USA pageant?

    05/19/2010 7:58:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies · 825+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-10 | DrJohn
    Beauty pageants are what they are like them or not. When I grew up the Miss America pageant was everything. Perhaps the most awkward moment of the evening came when the host would ask what the candidate would wish for if she had a wish. The usual answer was world peace or saving the children or something. These are beauty pageants and not collegiate competitions and everyone understands that. But more recently there has been an insidious injection of political correctness into beauty pageants and the Miss USA pageant specifically. During last year's Miss USA competition Perez Hilton put a...
  • Miss. school prom off after lesbian's date request

    03/11/2010 4:34:34 AM PST · by Daffynition · 119 replies · 4,707+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Mar 10, 2010 | SHELIA BYRD
    JACKSON, Miss. – A northern Mississippi school district decided Wednesday not to host a high school prom after a lesbian student demanded she be able to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. The Itawamba County school district's policy requires that senior prom dates be of the opposite sex. The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi had given the district until Wednesday to change that policy and allow 18-year-old Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend, who is also a student, to the dance on April 2. Instead, the school board met and issued a statement announcing it wouldn't host...
  • Things I don’t miss about George W. Bush (Michelle Malkin)

    02/09/2010 1:44:33 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 611 replies · 5,802+ views
    Michelle Malkin ,com ^ | February 9, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Sorry to be a wet blanket, but someone has to do it. The “Miss Me Yet?” billboard (inspired by Jonathan Maney’s t-shirts) is cute. But let’s not get carried away with nostalgia. President Bush put America on the proper war footing after 9/11 and deserves much credit for doing so, but he also: 1) joined with open-borders progressives McCain and Kennedy to try to force shamnesty down our throats; 2) massively expanded the federal role in education; 3) championed the Medicare prescription drug entitlement using phony math; 4) kowtowed to the jihadi-enabling Saudis; 5) stocked DHS with incompetents and cronies;...
  • Miss Universe national costume event in the Bahamas (Photos)

    08/11/2009 6:37:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies · 2,670+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | August 11, 2009 | By Staff
    Miss Canada Mariana Valente Contestants from 84 countries have come together in the Bahamas to compete for the title of Miss Universe
  • The Complete Intolerance Of The Gay Mafia

    05/09/2009 9:47:59 PM PDT · by Gargantua · 11 replies · 1,132+ views
    Fox/Paul Gigot ^ | May 9, 2009 | Gargantua
    American's are asked (sometimes even told) to be understanding of people who might not be like us. We are especially instructed that we should be tolerant of gays. Though we don't necessarily agree with their lifestyle or orientation, we are told that it is even possibly unlawful not to be tolerant and understanding of them. As in "Hate Crimes." Apparently, equal justice under the Law doesn't extend to people who disagree with the concept of "Gay Marriage." If one of you were unwise enough to, in a public setting, give voice to the opinion held by the vast majority of...
  • "I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman."

    04/21/2009 12:37:07 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 11 replies · 772+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 04 21 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    A beauty queen who told America that marriage should be between a man and a woman says God was testing her faith in the row. 'I have no regrets,' Carrie Prejean, 21, said today about the question that may have cost her the Miss USA crown and led to her being called a 'dumb bitch'. 'By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself,' she told Fox News today. Hilton asked her: 'Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalise same-sex marriage....
  • Miss California Sparks Furor With Gay Marriage Comments on Miss USA Telecast

    04/20/2009 3:15:38 PM PDT · by ME-262 · 83 replies · 5,921+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/20/2009 | Foxnews/AP
    When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised." Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was "saddened" by Prejean's statement. "As co-director of the Miss California USA, I...
  • Euro chiefs ban 'Miss' and 'Mrs'

    03/15/2009 3:49:55 PM PDT · by melt · 50 replies · 1,623+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3/15/09 | Simon Johnson
    The European Parliament has banned the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs' in case they offend female MEPs. The politically correct rules also mean a ban on Continental titles, such as Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita. Guidance issued in a new 'Gender-Neutral Language' pamphlet instead orders politicians to address female members by their full name only. Officials have also ordered that 'sportsmen' be called 'athletes', 'statesmen' be referred to as 'political leaders' and even that 'synthetic' or 'artificial' be used instead of 'man-made'. The guidance lists banned terms for describing professions, including fireman, air hostess, headmaster, policeman,...
  • Russian Threats Miss Point of Proposed Missile Defenses, Official Says

    11/05/2008 3:18:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 499+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2008 – Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev’s threat today to deploy missiles targeting proposed U.S. missile defenses in Eastern Europe misses the point that the system will be purely defensive and will pose no threat to Russia, a Pentagon spokesman said today. “These are interceptors,” Bryan Whitman said of the system that will include 10 missile silos in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic. “And they are designed to protect our European allies as well as the … United States from an emerging ballistic missile threat from the Middle East.” Medvedev made headlines during...
  • Locked door thwarts robber

    06/18/2008 6:21:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Press-Register ^ | June 18, 2008
    Bank employees said a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a pistol was thwarted in an attempt to rob the bank because the doors were locked. The man fled the scene. and he was unable to complete the heist,
  • McCain's Heritage

    05/18/2008 8:35:22 AM PDT · by captnorb · 28 replies · 127+ views
    Unkown | Unknown
    Regardless of your political persuasion, this from a man who wants to be our president, is WELL worth the read. U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks during the first stop of his "Service to America" tour in Meridian, Mississippi: Thank you. It's good to be back in Meridian. As you might know, I was once a flight instructor here at the air field named for my grandfather during my long past and misspent youth. And it's always good to be in Mississippi, which you could call my ancestral home. Generations of McCains were born and raised in Carroll...
  • Face of Defense: Guard Medic Focuses On Miss America Title

    01/17/2008 4:42:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 169+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Staff Sgt. Rebecca Doucette, USA
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2008 – Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Jill Stevens’ “personal combat zone” has shifted from Afghanistan to Nevada, from a minefield to a beauty contest, from combat boots to high heels. Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Jill Stevens, who is competing in the Miss America pageant as Miss Utah, plays with children while serving as a medic in Afghanistan in 2004. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Jill Stevens)   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The 24-year-old Stevens also is Miss Utah, and she is a contestant in the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas, which will...
  • Airman competes for Miss USA crown

    03/23/2007 8:02:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 2,200+ views
    3/23/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNEWS) -- She has been anticipating this moment since being crowned Miss Arkansas USA in October and it is finally here. Second Lt. Kelly George, a resident of Sherwood, Ark., and the deputy chief of public affairs for the 314th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, vies for the title of Miss USA March 23. The pageant will air live from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. EDT. She admits to feeling some butterflies, but she thinks they are not a sign of nerves but rather excitement. Lieutenant George has been preparing for pageants for...
  • Airman selected as Miss Arkansas USA

    10/30/2006 4:52:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 1,153+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Capt. David Faggard
    10/30/2006 - CONWAY, Ark. (AFPN) -- An Airman assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base was selected as Miss Arkansas USA Oct. 28 at the pageant held in the Donald W. Reynolds Auditorium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Second Lieutenant Kelly George, a resident of Sherwood, Ark., is the deputy chief of Public Affairs for the 314th Airlift Wing. "Kelly represents the Air Force and Arkansas well," said Brig. Gen. Kip Self, 314th Airlift Wing commander. "She takes to heart the spirit of service in dedicating herself to civic duty and service to herself and to...
  • Former Miss SV is Mrs. America

    09/08/2006 9:23:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 5,153+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | Herald/Review staff and wire report
    TUCSON — Former Miss Sierra Vista Diane Tucker has been crowned the new Mrs. America. The 29-year-old took the national title at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, where the pageant was held, on Wednesday. “I’m on Cloud Nine. This is an unbelievable feeling,” she said, after winning. Tucker, who was Miss Sierra Vista in 1996, entered the contest after winning the Mrs. Arizona title. Married for five years to Thomas, a firefighter, Tucker is an account executive with the Argent Mortgage Co. She left Sierra Vista in 1995 to attend the University of Arizona. Her parents, Victor and Lorraine...
  • AP: Guard to miss border mission deadline

    06/29/2006 2:11:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 633+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/29/06 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bush administration has been unable to muster even half of the 2,500 National Guardsmen it planned to have on the Mexican border by the end of June. As of Thursday, the next-to-last day of the month, fewer than 1,000 troops were in place, according to military officials in the four border states of Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona. President Bush's plan called for all 50 states to send troops. But only 10 states — including the four border states — have signed commitments. Some state officials have argued that they cannot free up Guardsmen because...
  • Will it be 'au revoir' to 'mademoiselle'?

    05/06/2006 12:22:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 1,119+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 6, 2006 | Kerstin Gehmlich (Reuters)
    PARIS -- "Bonjour, mademoiselle" -- is that a sexist insult? A classic pickup line? Or just a friendly greeting for millions of Frenchwomen every day? Whatever it is, it could become a thing of the past. A group of French feminists wants to get rid of the word "mademoiselle," or "miss," saying the term turns a female into an inferior being defined by her marital status. "When you get letters, the postman or anyone passing by your mailbox can see whether you are married or not. It's nobody's business," said Mathilde, an unmarried 40-year-old, who has started a petition for...
  • America Supports You: Miss America Tours Pentagon, Thanks Troops (Put smiles on your faces)

    03/23/2006 5:51:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 819+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, March 23, 2006 – Reigning Miss America Jennifer Berry had nothing but good to say about servicemembers she met in a tour of the Pentagon today. Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry poses in front of the Pentagon with her famous crown March 23. Berry toured the Pentagon to meet with service members. Photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "It was absolutely wonderful and such an honor for me," the 22-year-old Tulsa, Okla., native said. Berry visited with soldiers after a briefing on Army operations and later met with sailors working down the hallway....