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  • New Roads Police arrest mom accused of giving birth, dumping newborn baby in bathroom trash can

    12/24/2016 12:39:10 PM PST · by BBell · 50 replies ^ | 12/24/16 | Michael Shingleton
    NEW ROADS - Just before noon, on Christmas Eve, police from New Roads arrested Kyandrea Thomas. Thomas is accused of giving birth in a Walmart bathroom, then dumping her newborn baby in a bathroom trash can before leaving the store. Thomas was arrested after she checked herself in to Lane Memorial Hospital, in Zachary. Around 8:00 p.m., New Roads Police and District 5 firefighters responded to reports of an unresponsive baby left in the Walmart bathroom on Hospital Rd. Firefighters performed CPR on the little girl in the bathroom before rushing her to Pointe Coupee General Hospital - a couple...
  • Mom's Epic Note Bans Kids from the Living Room Until ''After Thanksgiving''

    11/11/2016 8:07:20 AM PST · by tekrat · 30 replies
    ABC 7 and Babble ^ | 11/11/2016 | Julie Scagell for Babble Updated
    A mom can only rage clean for so long before she eventually snaps. When son, Nick, tried to walk into his living room this week, he was met with strict orders to stay out. "CLOSED" his mother's handwritten note read in all caps, taped at eye level so he daren't miss it. He took to Twitter for sympathy, posting a picture of his mom's note with the caption, "Okay how my mom just gonna close down the living room for a month??" How Nick? Because she's your mom. And she said so.
  • Hillary Criticizes Benghazi Hero’s Mom: She ‘May Not Fully Recall Everything’ [Video]

    08/01/2016 12:06:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/1/16 | Steve Guest
    Hillary Clinton criticized Patricia Smith, the mother of Benghazi hero, Sean Smith arguing that she “may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.” In an interview on on “Fox News Sunday,” a clip of Smith’s speech at the Republican National Convention was played where she said that Clinton “looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible” for the attack in Benghazi. Clinton replied, “I don’t hold any ill feeling for someone who in that moment may not fully recall everything that was or wasn’t said.” Smith has been an advocate for her son...
  • Texas Mom Shot While Protecting Sons Thanks Police

    07/11/2016 7:22:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | July 11, 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DALLAS – A Texas woman who was wounded while shielding her sons during the attack on a Dallas protest march thanked officers Sunday and said she would go to another demonstration to show her boys that she’s not a quitter.
  • Florida Mom, Off-Duty Deputy Thwart Abduction of 13-Year-Old Girl in Store, Police Say

    06/08/2016 1:14:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Good morning america/Yahoo ^ | June 8, 2016 | Brian Mcbride
    Surveillance video captured a dramatic scene inside a Florida convenience store where a man allegedly attempted to kidnap a 13-year-old girl, according to police. Suspect Craig Bonello entered the store Tuesday and grabbed the teen, who was shopping with her mother, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said. Bonello, 30, can be seen on a surveillance video pulling the girl by her arms and dragging her to the front door, police said of the midday incident, which happened about 80 miles west of Orlando. Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said Bonello was "intentionally shopping around the girl and seen stretching on the video."...
  • If Cruz is Eligible Because His Mom Was a U.S. Citizen Then so is Obama

    01/18/2016 5:57:15 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 187 replies
    For all the arguments that went on for years on this web site, talk radio and many other sites about Obama's eligibility.... If Cruz is eligible because his mom was a U.S. Citizen, then so is Obama because his mom was a U.S. Citizen.... Just saying!
  • Charge dismissed for mom whose 1-year-old was beaten to death by 8-year-old

    01/14/2016 7:42:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | January 14, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A judge this morning dismissed a reckless manslaughter charge against a Birmingham woman who had left her one-year-old daughter in the care of five other small children while she went out to a biker club. One of those children is now charged with intentionally killing the girl. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, however, could still present the case to a grand jury for possible indictment against the mother of the girl. Jefferson County District Court Judge Shelly Watkins refused to forward the reckless manslaughter charge against Katerra Lewis, 26, to a grand jury after hearing arguments from her attorney...
  • Horrifying moment cop shot dead mom-of-three when he slipped

    12/22/2015 11:39:34 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 78 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | December 21, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    This is the shocking moment a cop tried to shoot a family's dog and accidentally killed a mother-of-three in front of her young son. Burlington Police Officer Jesse Hill was responding to a domestic dispute on January 6, 2015, when he said he slipped and shot dead Autumn Steele, while aiming for her pet. [snip] Out of camera shot, Steele was heard to cry out. She was rushed to hospital but died of a gunshot wound to her stomach. Hill later explained that he had been attempting to shoot the German Shepherd, which he claimed had tried to bite him,...
  • Mom Defends High-Energy Hip Hop Dance Video She Made While Seven Months Pregnant

    10/22/2015 3:47:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies
    A California mom with a passion for dance and a third child on the way has come out swinging at suggestions her high-energy hip hop moves could endanger her unborn baby. Christina Litle, a 28-year-old Napa photographer who's been dancing nearly all her life, caused quite a stir when she posted a video in which she showcases her impressive moves while 27 weeks pregnant. While discussing the online reaction to her video, Litle told INSIDE EDITION she believes her rump shaking isn't just safe--it's also kept her body strong and better prepared for labor. "There are ways to be careful,"...
  • Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages: Linguistic Coincidence?

    10/16/2015 7:54:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/16/2015 | JOHN MCWHORTER
    Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a chien, to Russians a sobaka, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a gǒu. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence than any other. One runs up against that wall with pretty much any word.Except some. The word for “mother” seems often either to be mama or have a nasal sound similar to m, like nana. The word for “father” seems often either to be papa or have a sound similar to p, like b, in it—such that...
  • Mom gave birth in bathroom stall, sealed newborn in plastic bag at work, prosecutor says

    04/24/2015 6:00:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 | Gus Burns
    REDFORD, MI -- Kim Pappas, a 25-year-old Wyandotte mother, gave birth inside a bathroom stall during business hours at her office in Redford on March 31, Redford police say. What she did next led to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charging her with murder Friday. Pappas placed the full-term newborn in a sealed plastic bag, then inside a tote; she put the tote inside her desk drawer at Ceva Logistics, shut it and returned to work as usual.
  • I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself

    02/25/2015 5:21:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/15 | Francesca Chambers
    I’m overweight, and I hoard things: Hillary goes human in lead up to 2016 while showcasing herself as a mom and grandma Hillary Clinton, who has in past had trouble talking about her wealth and life experiences, is intensifying an effort to humanize herself to likely voters. Clinton has increasingly made mention of her roles as both a mother and grandmother in remarks, framing her public policies in the context of the hardships she dealt with while raising only child Chelsea and the hopes and fears she has about the world her granddaughter Charlotte will inhabit. During a Tuesday speech...
  • Politically Opposed Brothers Guests On CSPAN: Mom Calls To Say 'Stop Fighting' (video)

    12/17/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies ^ | 12-16-2014 | Jeff Dunetz Pundits on different sides of he aisle, brothers Brad (Democrat) and Dallas (Republican) Woodhouse were just beginning to go after each other on CSPAN's Washington Journal when host Steve Scully took a call from Joy in North Carolina. It wasn't until she started to speak that the two brothers realized it was their mother calling to tell them their arguments were ruining the holidays. As soon as host Scully announced the call, the brothers exclaimed how happy they were getting a call from the South. Until they heard the voice. "You’re right, I’m from down south. And I’m your...
  • Prayer request for my mom

    10/06/2014 11:54:11 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Hi, just wanted to put a prayer request out for my mom. Her health problems are all tied to each other. She has arthritis in her hands and back. She has a little sccoliosis that's gotten worse from a fall she took a couple years ago, and she never really did any work to get herself right, and instead she compensated for her pain/problem and made it worse. She has pain. the pain makes her use her arms and shoulders and muscles differently so that she can still do things, but that puts pressure on her body in different ways...
  • Mom's Fine

    08/07/2014 4:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 7, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    August has been a challenging month for my family the last few years. Two years ago, while my children, Maggie and Robert, and I were visiting my sister, Kathy, and her husband, Paul, in Key Biscayne, Florida, our mother ended up in the hospital in critical condition. While she recovered temporarily, she ultimately suffered a stroke right when school started in the fall of 2012. She spent the next year in a nursing home close to our home in Atlanta. Our whole family visited frequently -- Kathy, Paul, my husband, Jimmy, Maggie, Robert and even our two dogs, Midnight and...
  • Police: Mother left 3-month-old in middle of street

    06/30/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WLKY ^ | By Marissa Alter
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A Louisville mother faces charges after police said she left her 3-month-old baby in the middle of a west Louisville street. Police said witnesses saw Dunia Abdullahi lay the child, who was wearing nothing but a diaper, in the middle of Cecil Avenue. Abdullahi, 20, told police she was upset with the baby's father because he was not willing to take her to the emergency room for an illness and left her in the road to wait for her father, the arrest report stated. According to the arrest report, witnesses said they tried to pick up the baby...
  • Exclusive: We'll never give her back! Biological family of 9-year-old girl ripped from foster parent

    05/16/2014 10:18:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 May 2014 | By Will Payne and Sara Malm
    "The biological family of a little girl taken from her foster parents and returned to her jailbird father have branded her adoptive mom and dad, ‘selfish’ for fighting to get her back and vowed never to give her up again. Sonya, aged nine, had been in the care of Kim and David Hodgin, from Dickson, Tennessee for more than seven years, but she was recently handed over to ex-con John McCaul in Omaha, Nebraska. The Hodgin family have released a heart-breaking phone conversation, revealing Sonya’s desperate pleas, begging to be reunited with them."
  • Every Day, Your Mom Wasted 90 Minutes of Her Life On You, So Get Her a Present

    05/10/2014 8:17:04 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    American Time Use Survey/FiveThirtyEight Blog ^ | 05-10-2014 | American Time Use Survey and Mona Chalabi
    In case you didn’t remember (three of my colleagues looked stricken when this topic came up), it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. Here are nine reasons, courtesy of the latest American Time Use Survey, why you should buy your mom a present: 1.Your mom probably helped you out with your homework (women spend an average of 6.2 minutes a day doing homework with children in their households. Men spend less than four minutes); 2. It was probably your mom who had to listen to your teachers say how bad your homework was (women spend three times as much time per day...

    05/09/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 139 replies
    Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother. The first said, "I built a big house for our mother." The second said," I sent her a Mercedes with a driver." The third smiled and said, "I've got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to...
  • NBA MVP Kevin Durant: My Mom Is The Real MVP

    05/07/2014 9:46:03 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    A very humble, God fearing Kevin Durant accepts the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award and thanks his mom in the audience. He begins to cry at about the 2:55 mark and recounts how hard she had it raising him and his brother as a single parent at 21 and finally tells her: "You're the real MVP".
  • Dad's viral videos totally nail Saturday mornings for parents

    04/09/2014 2:04:38 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Today Moms ^ | April 8, 2014 | Alesandra Dubin
    Being a mom or dad is one of life's greatest joys. But early on weekend mornings? We're not always feeling the joy so much. In a series of Vine videos now going viral, one bleary-eyed dad captures the truth of Saturday mornings as a parent. Tony Serafini, a 38-year-old dad from Leominster, Mass., spends Saturday mornings alone with his 4-year-old daughter after his wife and eldest daughter leave for dance class. He started shooting a series of videos showing the little girl rocking out to her favorite music in the background, while dad blearily waits for his caffeine to kick...
  • More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

    04/08/2014 10:04:18 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/8/2014 | Laura Meckler
    After decades of decline, the share of mothers who stay home with their children has steadily risen over the last several years, a new report has found. In 2012, 29% of all mothers with children under age 18 stayed at home, a figure that has steadily risen since 1999 when 23% of mothers were stay-at-home, the Pew Research Center reported Tuesday. The share of stay-at-home moms had been dropping since 1967, when about half of all moms stayed home. [... snip ...]
  • Mom With Cancer Dies After Incredibly Selfless Act to Protect the Life of Her Unborn Baby Girl

    04/03/2014 8:13:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 66 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    A New York woman died last month after making the ultimate sacrifice for her unborn baby girl — delaying cancer treatment and forging on with her pregnancy. Elizabeth Joice was first diagnosed with a malignant tumor in 2010, though she was declared cancer-free after undergoing surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy. After clearing that barrier, she and her husband, Max, wanted to start a family, but doctors told her it would be virtually impossible to conceive. But Joice was a fighter. Defying the odds yet again, she and her husband announced that they were pregnant in the summer of 2013,...
  • Prayer request: Mom possible stroke, on her way to Hospital now

    03/07/2014 8:37:46 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 143 replies
    self | 03/06/2014 | RaceBannon
    My Mom had a possible stroke, she told my sister that God is coming to get her
  • Please say a prayer for healing for my Mom

    03/05/2014 2:01:03 PM PST · by M Kehoe · 114 replies
    Me | 03/05/2014 | Me
    Prayer request.Please say a prayer for healing for my Mom.
  • Members of mom anti-gun violence group urge posting of ‘No Guns’ signs

    02/27/2014 7:35:10 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 2/26/2014 | Jane Michaels
    Western Springs and La Grange members of an anti-gun violence group are asking area businesses to post signs depicting No Guns Allowed. A new state law allows residents to carry concealed weapons, pending approval of permit applications through the Illinois State Police. The first such permits are expected to be issued beginning March 1. “I prefer to shop in places where I feel safe,” said Katherine Mudd, a Western Springs member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She has children, ages 7 and 9, and has been handing out postcards to area businesses.
  • Mesmerizing! Mom downs 72-ounce steak in under 3 minutes (shatters record)

    01/10/2014 3:33:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Today ^ | 1/10/14 | Danika Fears
    Nebraska resident Molly Schuyler plowed through a 12-pound sandwich with a 1-pound side of fries in 54 minutes. The very next evening, the 125-pound mother of four mauled a 72-ounce steak in just 2 minutes and 44 seconds “on a whim.” She followed that up with a burger an hour later and now, she's a minor celebrity. “It really wasn’t any work at all,” the 34-year-old told “I was just going through the motions.”
  • VIDEO: Alabama mom attacks Oklahoma fans at Sugar Bowl

    01/03/2014 5:52:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/03/13 | John Healy
    'She kicked me,' Oklahoma junior Michael Connolly said in an interview with Sports Illustrated. 'It left giant boot marks on my shirt.'
  • Oregon Mother: I Can’t Afford Obamacare For Myself, 1-Year-Old Son

    01/02/2014 8:34:20 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 152 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | January 2, 2014
    PORTLAND, Ore. (CBS Seattle/AP) — One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son because it’s too expensive. Kate Holly, 33, tells KOIN-TV that she originally championed President Barack Obama’s signature health care law because she thought it would help people in her situation. “I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” Holly, a freelance yoga instructor, told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the...
  • New Mom Under Fire for Post-Baby Body Selfie

    12/02/2013 3:11:27 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 70 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/2/13 | Beth Greenfield
    "This is not a selfie. This is an act of war," writes one Australian blogger in response to the image — just one of many blogs, news outlets, body-image experts and social-media commenters around the world to weigh in on the matter in the past few days, putting the photo at the center of a major online body-image controversy. "This whole situation has become ludicrous. The competition for women to give birth and then immediately remove any trace from their their bodies that they ever carried a child is OBSCENE. There is no other word for it." Another blogger calls...
  • Signholder Receives Over $24,000 In Bitcoin After QR Code Appears On ESPN

    12/02/2013 8:54:05 AM PST · by Baynative · 21 replies
    cryptojunkie ^ | 21/1/13 | unknown
    a Bitcoin newcomer reportedly received over 22 Bitcoin after holding up a sign with a Bitcoin QR code. In what is one of the most genius demonstrations of the cryptocurrency to date, the Bitcoin enthusiast created and displayed a sign that read “Hi Mom, send ” followed by the Bitcoin symbol. The user, who has thus far only been identified by his reddit username BitcoinPitcher2, had thought that someone might send him a bit as a gag, though the user wasn’t sure the QR code would even be scannable. Fellow Bitcoin enthusiasts showed their support for the stunt by sending...
  • Mom fined $10 for lack of grains in kids' lunch

    11/19/2013 3:14:47 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | KRISTEN ANNABLE
    WINNIPEG -- After sending her children to daycare with a lunch of roast beef, carrots and potatoes, Kristen Bartkiw was fed a $10 fine. The reason: An unbalanced meal. Despite the presence of a meat, vegetable, fruits and juice, the meal was missing a grain. The solution was to give the Rossburn, Man., school teacher a $10 fine and give her children Ritz Crackers as a supplement. "I don't blame the daycare," said Bartkiw, who was actually on the board of The Little Cub's Den when they decided to start fining parents. According to Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care...
  • India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Requires Extra Thruster Firing after Premature Engine Shutdown

    11/11/2013 6:34:03 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Ken Kremer on
    Monday’s engine firing only raised MOM’s apogee (farthest point to Earth) from 71,623 km to 78,276 km compared to the originally planned apogee of about 100,000 [1 lakh] km), said ISRO in a press release. This is the first serious problem to strike MOM in space. And it seemed clear to me something might be amiss when ISRO failed to quickly announce a successful completion of the 4th firing as had been the pattern for the initial three burns. The premature shutdown of the liquid fueled 440 Newton main engine “imparted an incremental velocity of 35 metres/second as against 130...
  • Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society

    09/16/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site news ^ | Hilary White, Rome Correspondent
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Cardinal: Replacing mom and dad with ‘Parent 1 and 2’ will send an ‘earthquake’ through society by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Sep 13, 2013 14:49 EST Tags: carlo caffarra, family, homosexuality ROME, September 13, 2013 ( – Replacing terms like mother and father with “Parent 1 and Parent 2” is not an innocuous defense of “equality” but the beginning of a complete re-write of Italian society, a prominent Italian cardinal said this week. Changing the categories of family life and genealogy could send “a real earthquake” through the social structure....
  • Jade Elephants (VANITY)

    08/16/2013 9:14:29 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 44 replies
    Myself | 8/17/2013 | rlmorel
    I was thinking of my mom today, and it brought me to something I periodically recall every few years: her Jade Elephants. My mother had two jade elephants. Actually, they weren't jade, they were ceramic painted green. She got those when we lived in the Philippines. My mother told me they were flown into Clark AFB from Vietnam aboard a C-130. They were big, 2-3 feet tall, 1-3 feet wide, with the trunk in the down position. We used to have a beautiful wooden, marble-topped coffee table that died at the hands of us children, and my mom saved that...
  • Huma´s mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner´s sexting partner calls their

    07/28/2013 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/13 | Lydia Warren, Ashley Collman & Staff
    After Sydney Leathers´ accusations of Anthony Weiner´s ´business relationship´ marriage, wife Huma Abedin´s mom has showed up at the reeling political wife´s New York City home to support her daughter. Leathers, the 23-year-old who revealed the latest string of explicit sex messages and naked pictures from Anthony Weiner, gave her first interview with CBS´s Inside Edition and cried for Abedin ´for the pain she probably feels.´ Now, as the other woman rubs salt in Abedin´s wounds by telling the world her marriage is just ´an arrangement,´ Saleha Mahmood Abedin has showed up in Manhattan to comfort her reeling politico daughter.
  • Woman accused of leaving children in car while attending Lil Wayne concert

    07/15/2013 6:51:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | Brittany Shammas
    <p>A West Palm Beach mom is behind bars after deputies say she left her two children in the parking lot of the Cruzan Ampitheatre while she attended a Lil Wayne concert.</p> <p>Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies Sunday arrested Brittany Harris, 25, of West Palm Beach. She is charged with two counts of child neglect.</p>
  • Mark O'Mara's final answer to media, verbatim! He SLAMS them!

    07/13/2013 9:05:02 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 58 replies
    self | 7-13-13 | anti=hillary
    “(George Zimmerman) A man who believes in the system… A man whose dad was a judge, who maybe wanted to be a cop or a prosecutor and then gets a system… Two systems went against George Zimmerman that he CAN’T understand. You guys, the media, he was like a patient on an operating table where mad scientists were committing experiments on him and he had no anesthesia. He didn’t know why he was turned into this monster, but quite honestly you guys had a lot to do with it, you just did, because you took a story that was fed...
  • Publix Mother's Day Commercial

    05/06/2013 9:22:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 13 replies
    youtube ^ | 4-30-13 | Publix
    Video of Publix' Mother's Day commercial that is making the rounds the past few days.
  • Mom, Apple Pie, and the Ghost of Quagmires Past

    01/21/2004 11:39:19 AM PST · by marron · 122 replies · 1,883+ views
    21 January, 2004 | marron
    My friend is a veteran of the early war in Viet Nam, when it was not yet an official war, when we were first there on the ground quietly and in small numbers. He saw the war both from the above-ground military perspective and from the slightly clandestine side when he was “loaned” over to Air America, hauling mysterious cargos to and from nameless airstrips in areas we never admitted to. He has all of the usual kinds of stories men tell of their time in the war zone, tales usually punctuated by punch lines not all perhaps fit for...
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Mom shoots intruder, saves kids

    01/06/2013 5:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | JAZZ SHAW
    How many times during the recent gun grabbing debate have you heard these arguments?Self defense is a bogus argument. Having a gun in your home, you'e more likely to shoot yourself or your spouse than to ever fend off a bad guy. Only trained law enforcement professionals can safely use weapons like that.May I introduce you to Donnie Herman's wife... The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using...
  • Suspected Terrorist's Mother: He Didn't Do It

    11/24/2012 2:18:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/11/12 | Elad Benari
    The bombed Tel Aviv bus Reuters The mother of the Arab with Israeli citizenship, who was arrested on Thursday for involvement in the terrorist attack on a Tel Aviv bus this week, said on Friday she does not believe her son is guilty. The man is originally from Beit Lakiya but married an Israeli Arab and today lives in Tayibe, an Arab city located in the Triangle, an area west of Hadera populated mainly by Israeli Arabs, whose towns form a large triangle on the map. The man’s family members live in Tayibe as well, in a neighborhood of the...
  • After ditching her family, Occupy mom snags $85K in divorce (the ultimate freeloader?)

    10/28/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/28/12 | CANDICE M. GIOVE, BRAD HAMILTON
    After ditching her family, Occupy mom snags $85K in divorceBy CANDICE M. GIOVE in DeLand, Fla., and BRAD HAMILTON in NY Last Updated: 6:33 AM, October 28, 2012 She’s protesting banks — but still getting a bailout. The Florida housewife who abandoned her family to join Occupy Wall Street is divorcing, giving up custody of her four kids and taking a big payout from her husband. Professional protester Stacey Hessler is legally splitting from her hubby, Curtiss, but not before waltzing off with a portfolio that includes cash and his 401(k) retirement fund, filled with stocks and other instruments of...
  • VANITY: My Mom, age 70, continues to idolize Obama...

    10/05/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 126 replies
    self | 10/5/12
    ... even after his DISASTROUS performance during the debate. She's Italian (came to this country at age 14 in 1956), and I just have a feeling that she misses Mussolini in some way and sees POTUS as a somewhat Mussolini-like figure. She's been all about "social justice" in recent years. She's been retired for over 10 years and receives an average pension. She's by no means "rich". Very middle class, and dare I say perhaps even lower middle class... In 2008, she supported Hillary until the very end, and eventually settled with Obama when he got the nomination. She LOVES...
  • Texas mom sues police after arrest for allowing kids to play outside

    09/19/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT · by sirchtruth · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/19/12 | The Daily Caller
    Police arrested a Texas mom for allowing her children to play outside last week, after a neighbor reported to police that the kids were riding scooters around a cul de sac. Tammy Cooper, who was arrested for child endangerment, insists she was watching her children from a lawn chair in her front yard. Now, Cooper is suing the La Porte Police Department, the arresting officer and the neighbor who made the call.
  • I don't need any advice, I'm just blowing off steam...

    07/27/2012 5:38:33 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 87 replies
    Here's the scenario: Mom and Dad come to visit. Dad is not doing so well. Dementia has set in very rapidly over the last year and he's barely functional now. You can still get meaningful dialog with him if you are patient, slow, and interrupt him when he goes off on strange tangents. But its easy to confuse him by talking fast or being even a tiny bit confrontational. Also you have to leave certain topics alone for awhile and come back later after he's had time to let it sink in. If he answers a question too soon his...
  • Cher Takes Her Mom To Meet The President (Plastic Surgery Meets Plastic President)

    06/09/2012 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/9/2012 | Yahoo
    Ever wonder how Cher manages to look so great at age 66? Look no further than her genes, as evidenced by a photo the singer/actress tweeted of her beautiful mother, Georgia Holt, on Wednesday.Cher and her Mom/Twitter The shot was taken en route to meet President Obama--Cher took Mom along as her "date"--and it appears even he was impressed by Holt's slender and youthful appearance. "Told him mom's 86," Cher tweeted of the meeting. "He said 'Georgia, tell me what u eat' & smiled!"
  • Mom Shocked by Teen Daughter's Alleged Plot to Kill Her

    05/23/2012 9:53:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    (Video at the link) KTLA News 5:34 p.m. PDT, May 23, 2012 HESPERIA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Three middle school students were arrested Tuesday in Hesperia on charges of attempting to murder the mother of one of the students. The mother called the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Tuesday morning to report that she had been attacked in her home in the 8500 block of C Avenue. "I don't know what to say. I just can't believe it," Angelica Aquirre told the L.A. Times. Sign up for KTLA 5 Breaking News Email Alerts Aquirre said she was in bed asleep early...
  • Is Government Mom Enough?

    05/11/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-11-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Check out the new Time Magazine cover here, meanwhile...