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  • 'I'm asking for forgiveness': Married Christian lawmaker apologizes after he's caught on video

    04/08/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Louise Boyle
    A married, conservative Christian politician with five children who was caught on video kissing a female staffer at his office has offered a contrite apology. GOP Representative Vance McAllister of Louisiana, is allegedly seen on tape passionately kissing a woman believed to be Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, 33. Surveillance tape from December 23 recorded inside McAllister's office in Monroe, shows him engaged in a stolen clinch with Peacock, who is his district scheduler - and the wife of a childhood friend.
  • (Congressman) McAllister (LA05) admits infidelity

    04/07/2014 4:34:20 PM PDT · by abb · 77 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | April 7, 2014 | Staff
    After being caught passionately kissing an aide on videotape, U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran as a devoted family man and Christian, late Monday afternoon asked forgiveness from his family and constituents McAllister did not answer his phone and his office did not answer its phone in Washington, D.C. and West Monroe. But in prepared statement released late Monday McAllister said: “There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness. I’m asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve. Trust is something I know has to be...
  • Louisiana Congressman Admits Kissing Staffer in Video

    04/07/2014 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Time ^ | Maya Rhodan
    Freshman Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), who touted his Christian values while campaigning, says he is the man seen in a grainy video, passionately kissing a woman in his office two days before Christmas. He said, "There’s no doubt I’ve fallen short and I’m asking for forgiveness"
  • Man shoots daughter's peacock after attack on neighbor

    02/15/2014 12:28:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | February 15, 2014
    CYPRESS, Texas, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A Houston-area man said he shot and killed his daughter's peacock after the bird scared several people in the neighborhood for weeks. The bird and a female peahen belonged to Riley Richards' daughter and lived at their home in Cypress, Texas, KHOU-TV, Houston, reported.
  • Obama, in Colorado, to press for gun measures

    04/03/2013 6:44:18 AM PDT · by Washi · 3 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | April 3, 2013 | Colorado Springs Gazette
    WASHINGTON — In danger of losing congressional momentum, President Barack Obama is drawing attention to Colorado's newly passed gun control laws as he applies public pressure on Congress to pass similar federal measures. Obama was traveling to the Denver suburbs Wednesday, stepping up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers as well as his demands for Congress to at least vote on an assault weapons ban and limits on large-capacity ammunition magazines, according to the Associated Press. The trip is heavy with political symbolism. Colorado expanded background checks and placed restrictions on magazines despite being a state with...
  • Police fail to capture peacock

    08/22/2012 5:47:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 41 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 22, 2012
    NEW YORK, - Residents of a New York neighborhood said police have failed to capture a wandering peacock for a second consecutive day. Neighbors in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens said police were unable to capture the bird Monday and returned Tuesday for a second unsuccessful attempt, this time with the bird perched on a rooftop, the New York Post reported Wednesday. The residents said an officer attempted to shoot the bird with a tranquilizer dart from a third-floor balcony, but the police gave up when the peacock fled. "It's entertainment but it's also annoying for cops trying to...
  • Do you HATE Evolution? Black Student Throws a Fit in Florida Evolution Class

    03/22/2012 7:44:32 AM PDT · by Moseley · 321 replies · 5+ views
    Cure Socialism ^ | March 22, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Here is evolution for you: http://upressonline.com/2012/03/fau-student-threatens-to-kill-professor-and-classmates/ This is very sad. And it seems crazy at first. BUT THINK ABOUT IT. It is obvious to me what is going on here. Yes, I am guessing / reading between the lines. But I think it is very clear. The class was being taught about EVOLUTION: A fellow classmate, Rachel Bustamante, was sitting behind Carr prior to her outburst and noticed she had been avoiding looking at the professor until 11:35 a.m. — that’s when she snapped. The classmate reported that Kajiura was discussing attraction between peacocks when Carr raised her hand to...
  • Weiner: I’m not resigning

    06/09/2011 11:49:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 176 replies
    WaPo ^ | 6/9/11 | Felicia Sonmez
    New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner maintained Thursday that he does not plan to resign his seat, despite growing calls from members of his own party for the seven-term congressman to step down in the wake of his admission that he conducted inappropriate online communications with at least six women. “I’m not,” Weiner told a reporter for the New York Post on Thursday when asked if he planned to resign. “I’m going to get back to work as best I can.” Weiner said that he is working on making amends with his wife, senior State Department aide Huma Abedin, who...
  • Peacock Beaten To Death; Woman Blames Bird (Woman Says Constant Squawking Drove Her To Kill)

    05/20/2009 10:34:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies · 2,505+ views
    KITV ^ | May 19, 2009
    Woman Says Constant Squawking Drove Her To KillA woman said a peacock's constant squawking drove her to kill it last weekend, Honolulu television station KITV reported. Residents of the Makaha Valley Towers property said they woke up Sunday morning to a peacock screeching and a woman attacking the bird. "She took a bat and she beat it to death and she carried it out of here," witness Mike Targgart said. Targgart said he heard the commotion and ran downstairs where Honolulu police had arrived. "It was horrible to see its eye was bashed out and it had a broken leg,"...
  • Violet and Orville Peacock, together to the end(65 years of marriage-died a day apart.)

    03/14/2007 2:22:25 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 1,316+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 3-14-07 | Darlene Prois
    Orville Peacock called the shots during his 65-year marriage to Violet. Over the years, relatives had grown accustomed to hearing Orville's gruff pronouncements when he tired of the family gatherings that Violet so loved. "Vi," he'd shout on his way out the door. "The bus is leaving. Are you coming or not?"
  • Challengers are go (Keith Olbermann says at least 6 senators will challenge Ohio's Electoral Votes)

    01/05/2005 5:14:11 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 130 replies · 5,355+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Keith Olbermann | Keith Olbermann
    Sick Bed, New York— Nothing is in writing and daybreak is a long way away, but it appeared all but certain in early evening Wednesday that House Democrats had secured the support of up to half a dozen Senators to formally challenge the Electoral College slate from Ohio, when the votes are opened before a joint session of Congress tomorrow.Congressional sources tell this reporter that the house half of the written objection — which has the declared support of more than a dozen Representatives — is expected to be signed by Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Ohio. Republican leadership expects...
  • Suspect held in peacock killing

    06/12/2002 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Temple Owl · 35 replies · 886+ views
    St. Petersburg Times, | June 12, 2002 | CHRIS TISCH,
    Suspect held in peacock killing A man accused of capturing and skinning the bird before placing it in his freezer is arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals. By CHRIS TISCH, Times Staff Writer St. Petersburg TimesA man accused of capturing and skinning the bird before placing it in his freezer is arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals. CLEARWATER -- A man has been charged with animal cruelty on the suspicion that he killed a peacock, then cut off the bird's wings, claws and feathers and stuck the carcass in his freezer for a later meal. Randall...