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  • Elementary school teacher tells kids there's no Santa Claus ( NY )

    12/04/2011 11:48:16 AM PST · by george76 · 73 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | December 3, 2011 | TODD VENEZIA and JENNIFER BAIN
    Even the Grinch would not be this mean. A sourpuss teacher in Rockland County ruined Christmas for a class full of second-graders this week, when she told them that there is no Santa Claus during a lesson about the North Pole. The evil educator even told the youngsters - mostly 7- and 8-year-olds - that the presents under their trees were put out by their parents, and not St. Nick. The stunning Scrooge-like behavior has caused a blizzard of outrage at the quiet George W. Miller Elementary School in Nanuet, where angry parents would like to see the teacher roasted...
  • The Footage the NFL Won't Show You

    11/06/2011 9:47:12 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2011 | REED ALBERGOTTI
    Every play during an NFL game is filmed from multiple angles in high definition. There are cameras hovering over the field, cameras lashed to the goalposts and cameras pointed at the coaches, who have to cover their mouths to call plays. But for all the footage available, and despite the $4 billion or so the NFL makes every year by selling its broadcast rights, there's some footage the league keeps hidden. If you ask the league to see the footage that was taken from on high to show the entire field and what all 22 players did on every play,...
  • Perry Campaign Chartered a Plane Used in Drug-Smuggling Ring

    10/23/2011 11:39:27 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Mark Maremont
    The campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which said Wednesday it had underpaid wealthy donors for use of their private jets, has another ticklish plane problem. For a campaign swing that started late last month, Mr. Perry’s campaign chartered a Gulfstream III owned by a California Mexican-food company, Marquez Brothers International, according to flight records and a Marquez Brothers executive. The same plane was used in a major cocaine-smuggling ring involving a well-known hip-hop music executive that was busted by federal officials last November, according to federal court filings. A pilot who flew the Marquez Brothers plane was among those...
  • The Other Pages Have Posts On Them (Rush Limbaugh - Straight Shooter Lib Tucson radio station pushin

    01/14/2011 11:02:18 PM PST · by wac3rd · 2 replies
    The Superficial Blog ^ | 1-13-11 | The Superficial
    Rush Limbaugh - Straight Shooter (photo at link)
  • The 10 Biggest 'Non-Story' Stories of 2010 (What the media should have reported but did not)

    01/04/2011 11:21:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2011 | George Scaggs
    No doubt, 2010 was a historic year. While it's not unusual for Big Media's undeniable bias to lead them to miss, if not intentionally ignore, certain stories, in terms of volume, 2010 seems to have offered a banner crop. Granted, no single story in 2010 compares to the biggie they missed in 2009: the ascendancy of the "Tea Party" movement. After the better part of a year, the mainstream press finally caught up in 2010. Oh, sure, they're still miscasting and criticizing the phenomenon, but they no longer deny its existence or impact. The delightful irony in Big Media's year-long...
  • Rush Just Misquoted Bite Me with the A-Word!

    06/28/2010 11:13:07 AM PDT · by TruthHound · 51 replies
    Biden said "Don't be a Smart-Ass." But Rush Limbaugh just said he said "Don't be an asshole." Splitting hairs, I know. But I heard what I heard.
  • Black Barbie Sold for Less Than White Barbie at Walmart Store

    03/09/2010 7:19:57 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 113 replies · 875+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 9, 2010 | ALICE GOMSTYN
    Walmart is raising eyebrows after cutting the price of a black Barbie doll to nearly half of that of the doll's white counterpart at one store and possibly others. A photo first posted to the humor Web site FunnyJunk.com and later to the Latino Web site Guanabee.com shows packages of Mattel's Ballerina Barbie and Ballerina Theresa dolls hanging side by side at an unidentified store. The Theresa dolls, which feature brown skin and dark hair, are marked as being on sale at $3.00. The Barbies to the right of the Theresa dolls, meanwhile, retain their original price of $5.93. The...
  • Clay Aiken: "Yes, I'm Gay"

    09/23/2008 9:38:29 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 26 replies · 190+ views
    Yahoo Music ^ | 9/23/08 | Lyndsey Parker
    Guys, I know this is going to come as a bit of a shocker, so I hope you're sitting down before you continue reading. But (deep breath, now)...Clay Aiken has confirmed, in an interview featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of People magazine and first leaked on Perez Hilton's site, that he is indeed (wait for it), homosexual.
  • Obama site: Jews must be 'burned' (Anti-Semitism on Obama's official campaign blog)

    08/05/2008 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies · 147+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | August 5, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Jews should be "burned" and "thrown in the oven." Israel murdered 6 million Arabs. Jews control American politics and dictate decisions of war and peace. The Jewish state is leading a "Holocaust" against the Palestinian people and was responsible for 9/11. The above are just a sampling of a large volume of racist, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda that can be found on user-generated pages on Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign website, which allows registered members to form groups and post content in online "community" blogs. The Obama campaign does not monitor all blog material but says it removes...
  • Fred Thompson’s Not-Quite Campaign Draws Legal Challenge From Blogger

    08/20/2007 5:15:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 623+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | August 20, 2007 | Marie Horrigan
    Fred Thompson’s Not-Quite Campaign Draws Legal Challenge From Blogger By Marie Horrigan | 6:30 PM; Aug. 20, 2007 | Email This Article Republican Fred Thompson has spent an unusually extended period as a near-certain but still undeclared presidential candidate. In doing so, the actor and former Tennessee senator has skirted the edge of the murky federal regulations governing when a White House contender must officially declare a candidacy and file required documents with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), as reported by CQPolitics.com in a July 31 article. Now a liberal blogger named Lane Hudson has filed an official complaint with...
  • Apple Computer on hold over options backdating scandal

    12/17/2006 9:19:12 AM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 46 replies · 985+ views
    The Australian News ^ | 12-18-08 | Allison
    APPLE Computer has delayed its annual report and confirmed on Friday that it would be forced to restate its financial results because of accounting problems related to options backdating. Two months ago, the company announced it was likely it would be forced to restate past results because of the scandal. Apple is among the highest-profile firms to have become caught up in options backdating - an apparently widespread practice in which the value of an options grant is artificially inflated by changing the grant date to coincide with a low point in the value of a company's shares. Hundreds of...
  • Bush Personnel Announcement at 1:45 EDT (Porter Goss Resigns from CIA)

    05/05/2006 10:08:03 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 1,030 replies · 52,251+ views
    CNBC-TV
    Press conference at 1:45
  • Lake Monona (Madison, WI) Thawing Early

    03/02/2006 11:06:28 AM PST · by UB355 · 17 replies · 443+ views
    nbd15.com ^ | 3/1/2006 | Not attributed
    Typically at this time of year, the ice would be covered with fishing shanties. But this Wednesday, Lake Monona is bare because the ice is too thin. According to a new study by Clear the Air, Lake Monona has been thawing three days earlier per decade since the 1800's. The data also shows 75-percent of lakes in the U.S. are staying frozen for less time and thawing earlier each year. The Clean Wisconsin Association says they have no doubt global warming is to blame. Katie Nekola is the program director. She says, "It’s accelerating rapidly as we speak and I...
  • Bush will veto any bill to stop port deal

    02/21/2006 12:32:20 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 3,078 replies · 55,497+ views
    AP ALERT
    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Bush says the deal allowing an Arab company to take over six major U.S. seaports should go forward and he will veto any bill that would stop it.
  • Bush lights Christmas tree, doesn't name Christ - President jokes about 'one humble life that lifted

    12/02/2005 8:39:51 AM PST · by emiller · 135 replies · 4,336+ views
    WND.com ^ | 12-02-05 | Worldnet Daily
    President Bush took part in the annual lighting of the National Christmas tree last night, but failed to mention by name Jesus Christ, whose birth millions celebrate in the U.S. and around the world. "Christmas is a time to rejoice, and to give thanks for the blessings of the season and for the blessings that surround us every day of the year," said Bush, flanked by the first lady, as well as members of Congress and the Cabinet. The president made a brief allusion to Jesus, but crafted it into a joke which got mild response. "Each year, we gather...
  • DNC Making Up Quotes Out of Thin Air?

    07/15/2005 12:41:30 PM PDT · by jbamb · 6 replies · 374+ views
    Ravings of John C. A. Bambenek ^ | 7/15/05 | John Bambenek
    I just got these quotes in e-mail from the DNC (I'm on their e-mail list). They're below. Facts: 1) She is not a CIA agent. 2) She was NOC, but should have been taken off when she came back to work in the states. 3) She didn't keep her own career very secret. 4) She did in fact get her husband a job to try to hatchet the President. 5) Every piece of evidence so far indicated this wasn't a leak. At WORST it was a loose tounge. When you want to leak something, you don't wait for a reporter...
  • U.S. Troop Deaths in Iraq Rise to 1,500

    03/03/2005 3:09:18 AM PST · by gridlock · 15 replies · 875+ views
    AP ^ | 5:30 AM ET March 3, 2005 | Todd Pitman - AP writers Sameer N. Yacoub, Patrick Quinn, Todd Pitman and Antonio Castaneda in Baghd
    By TODD PITMAN BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq rose to 1,500 after the military announced Thursday that a soldier was killed in action just south of the capital, an Associated Press count showed. The latest fatality occurred Wednesday in Babil province, part of an area known as the "Triangle of Death" because of the frequency of insurgent attacks on U.S.- and Iraqi-led forces there. In eastern Baghdad, two suicide car bombs exploded outside the Interior Ministry, killing at least two policemen and wounding five others, police Maj. Jabar Hassan said. Officials at nearby...
  • Tapes: Nixon Called Reagan 'Strange'

    12/10/2003 11:15:18 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 49 replies · 257+ views
    Tapes: Nixon Called Reagan 'Strange' 1 hour, 7 minutes ago By JONATHAN D. SALANT, Associated Press Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. - President Nixon didn't think much of fellow Californian and Republican icon Ronald Reagan (news - web sites), calling him "strange" and not "pleasant to be around," newly released White House tapes show. Talking politics with White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman at Camp David in August 1972, Nixon switched the conversation to two Republican governors, Reagan of California and Nelson Rockefeller of New York. Both men unsuccessfully sought the 1968 Republican presidential nomination that Nixon received. "Reagan is...
  • Dean Defense Forces: Lobbing E-mail at the Enemy

    07/25/2003 8:44:28 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 143+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 07/26/03 | Howard Kurtz
    When Dotty Lynch, CBS's senior political editor, wrote a column criticizing Howard Dean on foreign policy, she was deluged with e-mails defending the Democratic presidential candidate, often in similar language. "They were all rather insulting: 'Why don't you do your research?' " Lynch says. "When anything's orchestrated, you sort of smell a rat." The letters were indeed generated by Dean Defense Forces, a volunteer outfit affiliated with the doctor's campaign. Day after day, the DDF Web log, which is linked to Dean's official site, hammers reporters deemed critical of Dean and urges its followers to flood the in-boxes of offending...