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  • VanityNow Zimmerman is black/MSNBC guest

    06/21/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 106 replies
    MSNBC | 6/21 | t1b8zs
    Now Zimmerman is Black via MSNBC Just heard some black female say on MSNBC that the jury isn't of his peers because there are no blacks.Now we will in invoke the bi-racial card! Since the moment the trigger was pulled as far as MSNBC and all the guests were concerned Z's bi racial make up was a mute point. Now he's got some black in him…Got to Love It
  • The 25 Most Offensive Tweets At Michelle Obama

    01/12/2012 4:12:21 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 58 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | January 12, 2012 | Staff Reporter
    So, Michelle Obama joined Twitter today. Here's 25 people who aren't very happy about it.
  • Wandering cows cause collisions on W. Ky. Parkway

    12/11/2011 10:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Henderson Gleaner (Evansville Courier and Press) ^ | December 10, 2011 | Gleaner staff
    Transportation officials closed a section of Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway for hours Saturday after a group of cows obstructed the roadway causing several collisions in Caldwell County. Spokesman Keith Todd for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said he was first alerted of the situation around 3:45 a.m. and that there were “an undetermined number of cows loose along Interstate 69.” By 7 a.m., some of the cattle had been rounded up but officials decided to close the Interstate between Exit 12 and Exit 24 near Princeton. Todd said only one motorist had been taken to Methodist Hospital for minor injuries after...
  • Analysis: Wild market may send investors home early in 2011

    11/01/2011 2:39:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Steven C. Johnson
    So much for euphoria. Having soared just days ago on a pledge by European leaders to prop up euro zone banks and stem the spread of a festering debt crisis, world stock markets and the euro came crashing back to earth this week as Greece's government hovered near collapse. The decision by Greece's prime minister to subject a just-agreed bailout to referendum was the last thing markets wanted to hear. A defeat by Greek voters could see Greece ejected from the euro zone and thrust into default, a scenario investors fear could spark a run on banks that have lent...
  • Jazz for Cows

    10/06/2011 8:03:28 PM PDT · by stylecouncilor · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 6, 2011
    The New Hot 5, American-based jazz band plays for a herd of cows in Autrans, France.
  • AP Investigation: Plant deal may enrich donors (Gov.Perdue)

    09/30/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT · by sunmars · 43 replies
    A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. As North Carolina's chief executive, the governor is a key decision maker in large incentives deals involving state money. She also helps appoint the board members of a foundation that's been asked to provide part of the tire plant's package. Perdue's campaign has received more than $52,000 from five men with...
  • Sarah Palin Makes Jake Tapper Wait For Heifer Meeting To Ask Questions

    08/14/2011 8:48:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/14/11 | Tommy Christopher |
    During his run as interim host of ABC’s This Week with…, Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper lobbied valiantly (but unsuccessfully) to get former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to appear on the program. While covering the shenanigans in Iowa this week, Tapper seized on the opportunity to finally get Palin to answer some “substantive questions,” but before Palin would face Tapper’s queries, she had priority business to take care of: “I’m gonna go meet a heifer first.” Tapper’s amused, bemused reaction was priceless. “A heifer first?” After a few minutes of milking the spotlight (setting the mooed?) at the Iowa...
  • Dispute over fried chicken ends in assault with crowbar

    12/14/2010 8:41:54 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Dispute over fried chicken ends in assault with crowbar Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:39 PM Akron Beacon Journal An Akron man suffered severe head injuries after police said he was attacked by his brother, who wielded a crowbar during a fight ignited over a half-eaten piece of fried chicken.
  • Britain goes halal... but no-one tells the public: ritually slaughtered meat served with no warning

    09/18/2010 3:40:22 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Mail (UK) ^ | 18th September 2010 | Simon Mcgee and Martin Delgado
    A Mail on Sunday investigation – which will alarm anyone concerned about animal cruelty – has revealed that schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues such as Ascot and Twickenham are controversially serving up meat slaughtered in accordance with strict Islamic law to unwitting members of the public. All the beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley has secretly been prepared in accordance with sharia law, while Cheltenham College, which boasts of its ‘strong Christian ethos’, is one of several top public schools which also serves halal chicken to pupils without informing them. Even Britain’s biggest hotel and...
  • Caption Michelle Obama, missing the mark again as FLOTUS

    03/02/2010 4:24:57 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 40 replies · 1,694+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | 6/19/09 | staff
    "U.S. first lady Michelle Obama pounds on the table and chants 'We want to eat, We want to eat' after harvesting vegetables from the White House Kitchen Garden with students from Bancroft Elementary School on the South Lawn of the White House"
  • Stonyfield Farm takes on cow burps with first North American program

    12/28/2009 1:55:51 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies · 735+ views
    Stonyfield Farm ^ | June 8, 2009 | Some Genius
    Simultaneously increases nutritional value of the milk & fights global warming The first program in North America to naturally decrease global-warming gases caused by cows’ burps (enteric emissions) has been announced by environmental pioneer Stonyfield Farm, the world’s leading organic yogurt company (www.stonyfield.com). An unexpected benefit of the program is that it also significantly increases the nutritional value of the milk. “This is a watershed moment for the U.S. dairy industry,” said Stonyfield President and CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg. “By changing the feed we give our cows, we can simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve milk’s nutritional content in a...
  • Why Do UFOs Have A Grudge Against Cows?

    12/04/2009 6:15:36 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies · 4,337+ views
    thesop ^ | December 4th, 2009
    "A creepy string of calf mutilations in southern Colorado has a rancher and law enforcement investigators mystified. Four calves have been found dead in a pasture just north of the New Mexico state line in recent weeks. The dead calves had their skins peeled back and organs cleared from the rib cage. One calf had its tongue removed. But rancher Manuel Sanchez has found no signs of human attackers, such as footprints or ATV tracks. And there are no signs of an animal attack by a coyote or mountain lion . Usually predators leave pools or blood or drag marks...
  • Michelle Obama: Government alone can't rebuild

    06/16/2009 12:21:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 1,342+ views
    First lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that struggling communities shouldn't look to government alone for help. Obama told a luncheon of Washington-area service and philanthropy groups that member work is key to making a difference in their neighborhoods and schools. She said leaders should take advantage of a recently signed public service law to engage new volunteers and put them to work. "Washington can only do so much," Obama said. "Communities are built and rebuilt by regular people." She said the national service law would funnel thousands of volunteers to such nonprofit groups. She warned groups to be ready for...
  • Obese Woman Dragged From Home, Hauled Away After Death

    05/20/2009 1:28:39 PM PDT · by Abathar · 155 replies · 5,175+ views
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Marion County Coroner's Office has come under fire after it was revealed that an obese woman was dragged from her home and hauled away on a trailer in front on family members following her death. Teresa Smith, 48, who weighed 750 pounds, died Tuesday in her apartment on Indianapolis' northeast side. Officials at the scene told 6News' Jack Rinehart that the deputy coroner made the decision to call a towing service remove the body from the home. "We debated for quite a while about how we were going to get her out of there and so we...
  • 9th Circuit's chief judge posted sexually explicit matter on his website

    06/11/2008 12:06:56 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 55 replies · 472+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/11/2008 | Scott Glover
    One of the highest-ranking federal judges in the United States, who is currently presiding over an obscenity trial in Los Angeles, has maintained a publicly accessible website featuring sexually explicit photos and videos. Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, acknowledged in an interview with The Times that he had posted the materials, which included a photo of naked women on all fours painted to look like cows and a video of a half-dressed man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal. Some of the material was inappropriate, he conceded, although he defended other sexually...
  • New Jersey Police Officer Charged After Allegedly Having Sex With Cows

    04/24/2008 12:44:25 PM PDT · by TightyRighty · 101 replies · 691+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, April 24, 2008
    A New Jersey police officer facing sex assault charges can add animal cruelty to the list after officials said he performed multiple sex acts with cows. Robert Melia Jr., an officer with the Moorestown Police Department, was charged Tuesday with four counts of animal cruelty, MyFOXPhildelphia.com reports. Authorities said Melia engaged in sex acts with the bovines between June and December 2006.
  • N.J. Officer Faces Cruelty to Animals Charges

    04/23/2008 5:55:08 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 33 replies · 104+ views
    1010Wins ^ | Wednesday, 23 April 2008
    More legal trouble for Burlington County policeman charged with sexually assaulting three girls. Authorities have charged Moorestown Officer Robert Melia Jr. with cruelty to animals. Authorities say Melia engaged in sex acts involving cows in 2006. (snip)
  • Clinton says wife a 'world-class genius' [Ok this one does deserve the obligatory BARF alert...]

    12/20/2007 7:22:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 136 replies · 115+ views
    Clinton says wife a 'world-class genius' By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press Writer 9 minutes ago Former President Clinton says his wife is a "world-class genius" when it comes to improving the lives of others. Clinton stuck mostly to familiar themes in two hour-long appearances Thursday, describing at length what he views as the nation's biggest challenges. Nearly 15 minutes into his first speech, he added almost as an afterthought that "everything I'm saying here is my wife's position, not just mine." It was his third trip to New Hampshire in little more than a month, and the visit came the...
  • [Wisconsin State] Fair Stirs Up Contest Cook

    08/02/2007 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 9 replies · 249+ views
    JSOnline ^ | August 2, 2007 | Amy Guckeen
    (But competition isn't the only thing that draws her) West Allis, WI - When friends and family laughed at Sheila Bethia's decision to enter her baked goods for judging at the Wisconsin State Fair, Bethia's retort was simple, "I'll enter every year until I don't get a ribbon - then I'll quit." Thirty years later, Bethia, 60, has yet to come home empty. With more than 200 ribbons and 30 years of State Fair experience, Bethia's enthusiasm for the fair is contagious, a fever likely to be caught by thousands of Wisconsin residents as the fair opens its 11-day run...
  • Wally the steer cleared of excessive mooing

    07/10/2007 6:37:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies · 385+ views
    KARE11.com ^ | 7/10/07 | Jana Shortal
    One look at his face and you can tell Wally is more than ready to retire from his 15 minutes of fame. Now, thanks to the Hugo city attorney, Wally can go right ahead. After a whirlwind three weeks the city attorney has decided that it's just not possible to prosecute a farmer whose only fault is that her 900-pound jersey steer tends to moo. That farmer, Karyl Hylle, couldn't be happier. "I mean I definitely understand where people see the humor in this, but it is a zoned farm and I can have livestock and livestock do make noise,"...
  • Steer's owner ticketed for "Excessive Mooing" (MN)

    06/28/2007 6:09:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies · 953+ views
    KARE11.com ^ | 6/28/07 | Jana Shortal
    You can accuse Wally the steer of a lot of things. His kisses are a little sloppy and his nudges might be a little too much. But these days Wally's crazy ways are going beyond the pasture because Wally is apparently a nuisance. Why? Because Wally, shockingly, is mooing and apparently he's mooing loudly. "I'm being charged with a criminal complaint," Wally's owner Karyl Hylle said. That's right the Washington County Sheriff's Department cited Hylle, who owns the 33 acre farm where Wally resides, with a misdemeanor. The ticket specifically cites her for ongoing nuisance cow mooing. "I honestly am...
  • Theme-park tribute splits preacher's family

    12/14/2006 7:10:43 PM PST · by familyop · 27 replies · 925+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | 14DEC06 | Tim Reid
    Billy Graham in row over burial plot Mechanical cow will greet faithful A feud is threatening to tear apart the family of the Rev Billy Graham, the evangelist, over the final resting place of the man who has counselled presidents and preached in more than 180 countries. Dr Graham, 88, has Parkinson’s disease and is almost blind, but he is fully aware and is dismayed by an increasingly destructive dispute between his two sons over where his and his wife’s burial place should be. Franklin, 54, the heir to his father’s immensely wealthy worldwide ministry, has been building a giant...
  • Human-cow hybrid embryo planned

    11/07/2006 12:15:52 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 51 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Times ^ | November 07, 2006 | Nigel Hawkes
    Stem-cell researchers have applied to produce an embryo using an animal’s egg and a human cell British scientists are to submit plans to create a hybrid embryo — part human, part cow. They are to develop a way of creating stem cells that does not require human eggs, but the application seems likely to be met with controversy. The team, from the University of Newcastle, would take a cow’s egg and remove the nucleus. They would then replace it with the nucleus of a cell taken from an adult human, such as a skin cell. The hybrid would be overwhelmingly...
  • Cows 'moo' with an accent, farmers believe

    08/24/2006 8:38:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 257+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/06 | Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - Cows have regional accents, a group of British farmers claims, and phonetics experts say the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Lloyd Green, from southwest England, was one of a group of farmers who first noticed the phenomenon. "I spend a lot of time with my Friesians and they definitely 'moo' with a Somerset drawl," he said, referring to the breed of dairy cow he owns. "I've spoken to the other farmers in the West Country group and they have noticed a similar development in their own herds. "I think it works the same as...
  • Cows also 'Have Regional Accents'

    08/24/2006 4:58:08 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,215+ views
    BBC ^ | 8-23-2006
    Cows also 'have regional accents' Cows moo with a regional twang Cow moo recordings(Click on site to hear) Cows have regional accents like humans, language specialists have suggested. They decided to examine the issue after dairy farmers noticed their cows had slightly different moos, depending on which herd they came from. John Wells, Professor of Phonetics at the University of London, said regional twangs had been seen before in birds. The farmers in Somerset who noticed the phenomenon said it may have been the result of the close bond between them and their animals. Farmer Lloyd Green, from Glastonbury, said:...
  • Chinese covert agent sentenced in plot to ship F-16 engine to the PRC

    08/03/2006 9:11:59 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies · 747+ views
    F-16.net ^ | August 3, 2006 | Lieven Dewitte
    August 3, 2006 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Ko-Suen "Bill" Moo of Taiwan was sentenced on charges of being a covert agent of the People's Republic of China and to export defense articles to them, including an F-16 aircraft engine. The United States District Court sentenced Moo to 6 1/2 years of imprisonment, $1,000,000 fine, three years of supervised release. In addition, he was ordered to forfeit his interest in approximately $350,000 that was seized during the investigation of this case. According to in-court statements during the change of plea hearing, since at least February, 2004, Moo and others had been...
  • Cows Fer Eatin' Vs. Cows Fer Milkin' [red/blue state observation]

    08/03/2006 12:42:48 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 23 replies · 1,068+ views
    Corner ^ | 8/3/2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    Cows Fer Eatin' Vs. Cows Fer Milkin' [Jonah Goldberg] Here's a completely random, far from analytically rigorous , observation. I'm driving through Oregon at the moment (actually, the Fair Jessica is driving). We're gonna have lunch in Pendleton (which is where I was on 9/11) . Anyhow, TFJ has a certain animosity toward Oregon because it's the most nanny-state of the Pacific Northwest States. The moment you enter the state, the speed limit drops, you're hectored to wear a helmet (if you drive a motorcycle), you can't pump your own gas. Etc etc. And then of course there's the general...
  • Helicopter Rescues Man Chased By Cows

    06/23/2006 4:58:43 PM PDT · by blam · 109 replies · 2,046+ views
    Helicopter rescues man chased by cows (Filed: 23/06/2006) A man and his dog had to be rescued from a bog by helicopter after being chased by a herd of cows, police have said.Cows can become angry The drama began when Tony Faye, 45, from Paignton, Devon, took his nine-year-old collie cross, Bailey, for a walk in fields close to the Double Locks hotel, near Exeter Canal. At some point during their stroll, a herd of cows apparently took a dislike to the pair and began pursuing them, forcing the man and his pet into a muddy bog. "I hit the...
  • (Vanity) Early Political Limerick for 04-22-2006

    04/21/2006 6:58:14 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 237+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-21-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Brit stores will now stock camel’s milk A boon to Arabs and their ilk but what’s such a crime It’ll come clear in time: It won’t be on just oil they’re bilk’d.
  • Seattle Muslim groups unite to pray for peace

    02/26/2006 6:53:14 AM PST · by Psycho_Bunny · 28 replies · 530+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2006 | JOHN IWASAKI
    About 80 Muslims of different sects gathered for prayer and a sermon Friday in Seattle, responding to sectarian violence in Iraq with a call for common worship. Muslims in Washington, like those in the rest of the world, are predominantly Sunni and generally worship in mosques separate from Shiite Muslims. But the bombing of one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines Wednesday, followed by attacks on Sunni mosques, has some Seattle-area Muslims searching for unity. "It's probably the first solidarity prayer in the whole area that I'm aware of," said Jafar "Jeff" Siddiqui, who helped arrange the service at the Islamic...
  • Egyptians flock to see 'divine messenger' calf (God's Reply to the Publication of Prophet Cartoons)

    02/19/2006 11:56:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies · 1,273+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | February 14, 2006
    CAIRO -- Thousands of people flocked to southern Egypt on Monday to seek blessing from a calf that they believe was born as God's reply to the publication in Europe of cartoons depicting the Prophet, police said. Some 20,000 thousand people had gathered in front of Mohammed Abu Dif's house in the village of Tunis to see the holy mammal, whose skin folds when he was born reportedly formed the words "There is no God but Allah", a police official said on condition of anonymity. He said that the villagers flocked from all over the southern governorate of Sohag to...
  • Copulating deaf couple unaware of own volume

    12/10/2005 7:44:29 AM PST · by M203M4 · 157 replies · 2,929+ views
    4HearingLoss ^ | December 09, 2005 | Kevin Clark
    Monday night, a record number of noise complaints were received by Residential Security Officers in Roger Revelle College. Officers responding to the calls found the sexual activity of a deaf couple to be the source of the noises, which were described as "cacophonous" by witnesses. The first officer on the scene, Frank Zipelli, reported, "I could hear those two all the way from the parking lot." According to Zipelli, "It sounded as if they were bludgeoning a cow. There would be a low moan, like a ‘moo,’ and then a ‘bang’ and a higher-pitched ‘moo.’ It was like ‘MOO…BANG…MOOO!’" Upon...
  • Hindus Kill Three Muslims in India Over Rumors of Cow Slaughter, Police Said

    11/06/2005 2:11:13 PM PST · by ncountylee · 45 replies · 963+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | Nov 6, 2005
    LUCKNOW, India (AP) - A Hindu mob attacked a Muslim village in northern India, torching homes and killing three people, after hearing rumors that cows, considered holy by Hindus, were slaughtered for Islamic celebrations, police said Sunday. Hindus from neighboring areas attacked Mehndipur village in the northern Uttar Pradesh state on Saturday night and set fire to dozens of houses after being told villagers had killed the cows for a feast to mark Eid-al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the day before, said S. B. Shirodkar, a local police chief. Three Muslims died and more than...
  • MONICA IS ALL PSYCHED UP [will study social psychology.....

    09/07/2005 6:06:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 853+ views
    MONICA IS ALL PSYCHED UP Monica Lewinsky - the White House intern who had an affair with Bill Clinton - is coming to the UK to take a masters degree. She will study social psychology at the London School of Economics. The one-year course begins next month. Lewinsky's relationship with Clinton almost brought down his presidency and made her a household name. The 32-year-old is no stranger to Britain - a year ago she took part in a debate at the Edinburgh TV Festival. She was joined by Rebecca Loos, who allegedly had an affair with England football captain David...
  • Longhorn surprise: 'Red Screen of Death'

    05/12/2005 7:27:38 AM PDT · by dware · 89 replies · 2,041+ views
    TechRepublic ^ | 5/11/05 | Jo Best
    Microsoft has come up with a unique solution to the legendary Blue Screen of Death in the next version of its Windows operating system.With the release of Longhorn, the Redmond behemoth has added a red screen to face users when their system crashes. According to Microsoft techie and blogger Michael Kaplan, who has been experimenting with a Longhorn beta, as well as being confronted with the Blue Screen of Death, now users will also see red. The Red Screen of Death appears to be the bigger, badder cousin to the traditional blue screen and is designed to let users know...
  • Fighting Cows to Face New Doping Tests

    03/24/2005 6:18:36 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 33 replies · 3,554+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 3/24/05
    Fighting Cows to Face New Doping Tests SION, Switzerland - Cows that lock horns in an annual test of strength in the Swiss Alps must face renewed doping tests, authorities have decided. "There are controls for racehorses and dogs, and there's no reason to do it differently for cows," Joseph Jaeger, chief veterinarian in the Valais state, said Thursday. Valais' annual cow-fighting contest — known as "The Combat of the Queens" — pits powerfully built, black-hided animals from the Swiss Val d'Herens breed against each other. The grand final and earlier heats draw about 50,000 spectators, and a victory can...
  • Cows hold grudges, say scientists

    02/28/2005 8:03:26 AM PST · by yankeedame · 82 replies · 7,433+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | staff writer
    Cows hold grudges, say scientists By Jonathan Leake February 28, 2005 ONCE they were a byword for mindless docility. But cows have a complex mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships and become excited by intellectual challenges, researchers have found. Cows are capable of strong emotions such as pain, fear and even anxiety about the future. But if farmers provide the right conditions, they can also feel great happiness. The findings have emerged from studies of farm animals that have found similar traits in pigs, goats and chickens. They suggest such animals may be so emotionally similar to...
  • Man accused of having relations with cows

    02/26/2005 3:52:36 PM PST · by Ellesu · 125 replies · 2,054+ views
    www.nola.com ^ | 02/26/05 | AP
    NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — A 63-year-old man is charged with sexual gratification with an animal for allegedly having sex with calves. Harold G. Hart, of Neillsville, allegedly told police that he routinely stopped at a Greenwood farm, usually after bar closing or on trips to strip clubs near Marshfield or Neillsville. A criminal complaint filed in Clark County Circuit Court said the farm's owners installed a motion detector on Jan. 22 after regularly seeing footprints and vehicle tracks on their land. Around 4 a.m. the next morning, a sensor sounded and Hart was caught leaving the barn, but Hart allegedly...
  • Iowa Bovines Enjoy Beer-Spiked Feed

    12/22/2004 8:30:02 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 9 replies · 343+ views
    ABC ^ | 12-21-04 | AP
    NORWAY, Iowa Dec 21, 2004 — Cattlemen are hoping to raise a better bovine with beer. About a dozen eastern Iowa farmers have been spiking their cattle feed with beer. So far, the herds are lapping it up, said cattlemen Robert Miller. They like it so much that they hesitate to eat when their feed isn't mixed with beer, Miller said. It began about a year ago when an official at Fleck Sales, a Cedar Rapids beer distributor, contacted Fisher's Feed and Fertilizer in Norway, a small town southeast of Cedar Rapids.
  • Edwards' wife says flap over Cheney's daughter is a GOP feint

    10/18/2004 2:12:05 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 210 replies · 4,422+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 18, 2004
    The wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday that Republican criticism of Sen. John Kerry for mentioning Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was a distraction from more pressing issues. Campaigning in Denver, Elizabeth Edwards also argued that President Bush has tried to politicize the issue of gay rights in pressing for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. ``I believe the president has tried to use the constitutional amendment as a wedge issue, instead of addressing things like health care or real reform and attention to our veterans' issues,'' Edwards said. Mrs. Edwards also said she was upset...
  • MAD ABOUT COWS (Kerry moisturizes with bovine Bag Balm)

    09/24/2004 2:08:28 AM PDT · by Liz · 134 replies · 3,410+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 24, 2004 | RICHARD JOHNSON PAGE SIX
    AND now for something udder-ly different: John Kerry (above) likes to lubricate his chapped lips with Bag Balm, the Vermont ointment farmers have used on cows for more than 100 years to treat dry and cracked udders and teats. During a recent campaign stop in Greensboro, N.C., Kerry's handlers realized they didn't have a makeup artist to prepare the presidential contender for a televised speech. A Lancome counter girl at a local department store was called in to touch Kerry up. We're told he asked if she had a tin of Bag Balm, but she urged him to pick...
  • You have 2 cows....conservative, liberal and communist view points.

    08/28/2004 9:20:46 PM PDT · by StudentsForBush · 25 replies · 1,329+ views
    LIBERAL -You have two cows. -Your neighbor has none. -You feel guilty for being successful. -Instead of giving your neighbor one of your cows, you write to your congressman, demanding that he pass legislation for more government programs to help your neighbor get a cow. -You hold a concert to raise awareness for the cow-lessness. -Barbara Streisand sings for the cow-less, who couldn't attend because ticket prices are so expensive that only people with 3 or 4 cows can afford to attend. -You wear a ribbon that signifies that you care about cowless people, even though you really haven't done...
  • Kerry drops support for dairy compact (Kerry's childhood: "lived on a farm" "explained")

    07/04/2004 5:22:42 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 142 replies · 3,149+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 4, 2004 | Glen Johnson
    ''Let me tell you something: When I was a kid, this 'kid from the East' had an aunt and uncle who had a dairy farm, and one of my greatest joys in life -- in fact, I lived on a farm as a young kid. My parents, when we lived in Massachusetts, we lived on a farm, and I learned my first cuss word sitting on a tractor with the guy who was driving it," Kerry said as he stood, wearing jeans and new Timberland hiking boots, in the tractor shed at the Dejno family farm in this community, which...
  • Scientists Seek To Clone 'Mad Cow' Resistant Cattle

    01/08/2004 1:48:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies · 148+ views
    Local 6 News ^ | January 8, 2004 | Local 6 News
    Scientists at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech are trying to clone cattle that are genetically incapable of developing mad cow disease, according to a report. A calf that is "mad cow resistant" could be born as early as next year, but proving that the clones are immune to the deadly infection could take years, scientists said. The research reportedly builds on previous studies that engineered mice resistant to a disease caused by misshapen prions, the naturally occurring proteins that cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy and several other brain-destroying infections, according to a press release. Proteins are...
  • You have two cows (updated for California)

    10/13/2003 4:11:00 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 11 replies · 169+ views
    Exclusive to FR ^ | 13 October 2003 | RightOnTheLeftCoast
    The latest version of a classic. To make it even more-latest, I added my very own "Californian" version at the end. --RightOnTheLeftCoast DEMOCRAT You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. Barbara Streisand sings for you. REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So? SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. COMMUNIST You have two cows. The government seizes both and provides you with milk. You wait in line for hours to...
  • Senators Call For End To Butter Sale

    10/01/2003 11:11:57 AM PDT · by StriperSniper · 20 replies · 179+ views
    AP via The High Plains Journal ^ | October 10, 2003 | Unknown
    Wednesday, October 1, 2003  Good Afternoon! Senators Call For End To Butter Sale   WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators told the government Monday that it's threatening the dairy industry by planning to go to market with a mountain of butter rather than give it away to organizations that feed the hungry. The Agriculture Department's dilemma is to deal with 11 million pounds of butter amassed over the years under the government's price-support programs. Led by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., 16 senators sent Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman a letter urging against a sale. "The timing of your department's decision to release...
  • U.K. air power imperiled by Welsh cows

    03/23/2003 11:28:45 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 152+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/19/03 | Peter Almond
    U.K. air power imperiled by Welsh cows By Peter Almond From the International Desk Published 3/19/2003 10:16 AM LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Plans for a dramatic new role for Britain's Royal Air Force on Day One of the war against Iraq are in question because a Welsh farmer worried about his cows has forced cancellation of a test of the new Storm Shadow bunker-busting cruise missile. Ministry of Defense officials said cancellation of the test at the Pendine Sands range in Carmarthenshire, Wales, last week will not stop Tornado pilots from using the missile if they really need to,...
  • COWS

    01/18/2003 8:07:37 PM PST · by DeepInEnemyTerritory · 14 replies · 421+ views
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    DEMOCRAT: You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. You feel guilty for being successful. You vote people into office that put a tax on your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money, buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous. Barbara Streisand sings for you. SOCIALIST: You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. REPUBLICAN: You have two cows. Your neighbor...
  • New Mexico Working on Desert Super Cattle

    12/04/2002 7:51:48 AM PST · by Willie Green · 36 replies · 860+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | DECEMBER 04, 2002 | LESLIE HOFFMAN
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's a desert rancher's dream: cattle that thrive on dry grass, bask in the hot sun and still make a good steak at the end of the day. Cattle geneticist Milton Thomas has been trying for years to develop such a cow, working with his students at New Mexico State University on a new desert-adapted bloodline. The new bloodline, called NMSU Line 1 Brangus, could become a centerpiece of the cattle industry in the southwestern United States and countries like Mexico, Argentina, Australia and Africa where hot,...
  • Davis woos farmers in two-day swing through state

    10/20/2002 6:06:53 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 359+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/20/02 | AP - (Coachella)
    <p>COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Gray Davis began a two-day swing through the state's rural reaches to rally farmworkers and voters in the southern deserts and coastal farmlands.</p> <p>The statewide tour is part of two busy final weeks of campaigning for Davis and GOP challenger Bill Simon, who spent Sunday lunching with Central Coast Republicans and seeking support in San Jose, the heart of high-tech Silicon Valley.</p>