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  • How This 20-Year-Old Died From Kissing Her Boyfriend

    06/11/2016 6:25:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    Myriam Ducre-Lemay, 20, died in 2012 after kissing her boyfriend ó he'd eaten a peanut butter sandwich and wasn't aware of her peanut allergy (or the severity of it) and she was not carrying her EpiPen with her at the time, CTV News reports. Her mother is just now publicizing the story to help others avoid the same situation. According to CJAD, Ducre-Lemay and her boyfriend had been out at a party earlier that night, which is why she didn't have her medication or her Medic Alert bracelet on her. After the kiss, she had trouble breathing, tried using her...
  • Panera's Getting Sued Over A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    A fresh food lawsuit has emerged in Massachusetts following an incident at Panera. Boston Magazine reports that back in January, a New England family placed an online order for a meal from the chain's location in Natick. They ordered a grilled cheese sandwich for their six-year-old daughter, noting that it was for a child with a peanut allergy. The parents claim that after taking a bite, the young girl suffered a reaction that sent her to the hospital, and they discovered a dollop of peanut butter inside the sandwich. Luckily an epi pen saved the girl's life, but the family...
  • Restaurant owner found guilty of death by chicken tikka masala

    05/23/2016 6:23:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The owner of an Indian restaurant was found guilty Monday of killing one of his customers ó after he cut corners whipping up an order of chicken tikka masala. A jury in Teesside Crown Court in North Yorkshire, England, found 52-year-old Mohammed Zaman guilty of manslaughter and gross negligence because he switched out almond powder for a cheaper ground nut mix containing peanuts, according to the BBC.
  • Pakistan to Trump: Weíre Not a U.S. Colony; You Give Us ĎPeanutsí

    05/03/2016 11:14:53 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 46 replies
    cnsnew ^ | 5/3/16
    Stung by Donald Trumpís assertion that as president he would get Pakistan to release ďin two minutesĒ the doctor who the U.S. says helped to track down Osama bin Laden, a Pakistani minister said Monday his country was not a U.S. colony and dismissed U.S. aid as ďpeanuts.Ē ďContrary to Mr. Trumpís misconception, Pakistan is not a colony of the United States of America,Ē Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Khan said in a statement. ďShakil Afridi is a Pakistani citizen, and nobody else has the right to dictate to us about his future,Ē Khan said. ďHe should learn to treat sovereign...
  • Christmas is not going down without a fight from me

    12/25/2015 11:16:42 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces | 12-25-15 | DrJohn
    A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired in 1965. I loved it back then and I love it today. It spoke from the heart of Charles Schultz, innocent and genuine. It offered a lesson in simplicity, in purity- a lesson of the heart. It was one of the early broadcast tales to nudge us into focusing what was important about the holidays in general and Christmas in particular. After all the presents are opened and everything settles down, it still is what Christmas is all about. The NY Post notes that dedicated Christmas specials are dwindling in number: The potential trend...
  • Good grief! Kentucky school district censors religious lines from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

    12/16/2015 9:56:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    wash times ^ | 12-2015
    A Kentucky school district is being urged to reconsider after censoring "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and other programs by removing all references to religion. The Alliance Defending Freedom weighed in Tuesday after Johnson County Schools officials agreed to modify its holiday programming in order to avoid a potential lawsuit, a move prompted by a complaint from a parent about the classic Peanuts play.
  • From Charlie Brown to 'Scandal': Hollywood and Christmas

    12/03/2015 10:13:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 3, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    With Thanksgiving having come and gone, we are now solidly into the Christmas season. Two stories that reveal Hollywood's attitude about Christmas in painful detail recently caught my attention. The first was an article in the L.A. Times about the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas." It is now a classic; one of the most beloved of all broadcast television Christmas specials. Yet those in charge of its production at the time thought it was going to be a dismal failure. Why? Because cartoonist and author Charles M. Schulz refused to include a laugh track, and -- most significantly...
  • Peanuts: Flying Higher, Reaching Out, Seeing Anew

    11/30/2015 9:27:20 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Tim Phares
    Suzanne and I went to see The Peanuts Movie. (Yes, we like kids’ movies. They often contain metaphysics. I have long said that one of my very favorite metaphysical movies is the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.) I love Peanuts, so this movie appealed to me. The Peanuts Movie centers around Charlie Brown’s pursuit of The Little Red-Haired Girl, with a delightful subplot regarding Snoopy’s latest novel, in which he, as The World War One Flying Ace, is chasing a female canine flying ace named Fifi. Fifi gets shot down by the Red Baron and Snoopy, of course,...
  • ‚ÄúThe Peanuts Movie‚ÄĚ Is a Faithful Adaptation (in More Ways than One)

    11/07/2015 3:24:26 PM PST · by NYer · 55 replies
    Aletelia ^ | November 7, 2015 | DAVID IVES
    It√ʬĬôs okay to feel a little trepidation before going to see The Peanuts Movie. After all, it was only a couple of months ago that the powers that be decided what the world really needed was a Muppets television show full of penis jokes and pessimistic cruelty. If the folks entrusted with Jim Henson√ʬĬôs creations were willing to submit Kermit and Fozzy to that kind of butchery, why should Charlie Brown and Snoopy be any safer? Well, let those trepidations slide away, because, to paraphrase Charles M. Schulz, happiness is a film about a warm puppy. The best way...
  • The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy

    11/02/2015 4:53:35 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2015 | Sarah Boxer
    But for many fans, it wasn't merely Snoopy's brothers and sisters dragging him down. There was something fundamentally rotten about the new Snoopy, whose charm was based on his total lack of concern about what others thought of him. His confidence, his breezy sense that the world may be falling apart but one can still dance on, was worse than irritating. It was morally bankrupt. †As the writer Daniel Mendelsohn put it in a piece in The New York Times Book Review, Snoopy "represents the part of ourselves-the smugness, the avidity, the pomposity, the rank egotism-most of us know we...
  • Parent‚Äôs sign asks ‚Äėresponsible‚Äô neighbors to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins

    10/31/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 31, 2015 | soopermexican
    Oh boy. Thanks to those among us that have a peanut allergy, everyone else has to have a crappy Halloween. That‚Äôs what it means to be a sensitive, ‚Äúresponsible‚ÄĚ American these days. Here‚Äôs the sign asking parents to only hand out carrot sticks, raisins and other boring treats:
  • Nuts 'protect against early death'

    06/11/2015 8:08:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 11, 2015
    Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests. Previous studies had already indicated a link with cardiovascular health, but this is the first to look at specific nuts and diseases. Maastricht University researchers found a 23% lower chance of death during the 10-year study in people eating at least 10g (0.3oz) of nuts or peanuts a day. More than 120,000 Dutch 55-to-69-year-old men and women provided dietary and lifestyle information in 1986, and then their mortality rate was looked at 10 years later. The researchers had taken into...
  • Judge orders mental exam for former child actor, TV voice of Charlie Brown

    06/07/2015 1:49:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    la times ^ | june 6, 2015 | tony perry
    A judge Friday ordered a mental examination for a former child actor who unleashed a verbal tirade during a sentencing hearing. Peter Robbins, 58, who provided the voice of Charlie Brown in several "Peanuts" animated television specials from 1965 to 1969, was set to be sentenced to jail for†probation violations from his guilty plea to threatening an ex-girlfriend and her plastic surgeon. But Robbins began yelling and cursing at Judge Robert O'Neil. He said he wanted to withdraw his guilty plea, using foul language to describe the judge. O'Neil delayed sentencing and, at the request of Robbins' attorney, ordered a...
  • Carter's Arab Financiers

    12/21/2006 8:52:59 AM PST · by venizelos · 25 replies · 1,781+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2006 | Rachel Ehrenfeld
    To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. Between 1976-1977, the Carter family peanut business received a bailout in the form of a $4.6 million, "poorly managed" and highly irregular loan from the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). According to a July 29, 1980 Jack Anderson expose in The Washington Post, the bank's biggest borrower was Mr. Carter, and its chairman at that time was Mr. Carter's confidant, and later his director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bert Lance.
  • Eating peanuts in early years can prevent allergy, scientists find

    02/24/2015 2:21:02 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | KATE KELLAND, REUTERS
    LONDON - In research that contradicts years of health advice, scientists said on Monday that babies at risk of developing a childhood peanut allergy can avoid it if they are given peanuts regularly during their first 11 months.
  • Peanut Butter Hummus -- delicious! (vanity)

    02/18/2015 3:44:35 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    I live out in the sticks and can't find the major ingredient of hummus (i.e. tahini). Found several recipes for hummus using natural peanut butter. Made some and it is wonderful.Here's a link to the source for the recipe I used...recipe for peanut butter hummus.Ate it for dinner tonight with raw broccoli.Wow!
  • Petition calls for peanut-free zones on planes

    09/03/2014 10:02:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 180 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    The parent of a child with a life-threatening peanut allergy is fighting for new rules to protect airline passengers who have severe food allergies.Lianne Mandelbaum, who says she was practically kicked off a United Airlines flight last year because of her sonís condition, has been lobbying for new protections for allergy sufferers.Now, more than 14,000 people are coming to her aid, petitioning lawmakers and federal regulators to establish a "buffer zone" around passengers who are allergic to certain foods.ďI am not after a nut ban,Ē Mandelbaum said. ďJust the ability to preboard, wipe down the seat area and make an...
  • Little Joe Cook, singer of hit song 'Peanuts,' has died

    04/18/2014 10:11:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 18, 2014 | Doug Most
    Little Joe Cook, whose one big hit, "Peanuts," helped make him a local music legend, has died.
  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    03/29/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | March 28, 2014 | JERI CLAUSING
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ó Nearly a million jars of peanut butter were dumped at a New Mexico landfill this week to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no other choice after Costco Wholesale refused to take shipment of the Sunland Inc. product and declined requests to let it be donated to food banks or repackaged or sold to brokers who provide food to institutions like prisons. "We considered all options," Coll said. "They didn't agree." MelindaJoy Pattison, executive...
  • Jimmy Carter: ĎWhen They See That PopeÖSay Women Canít Serve As PriestsÖí

    03/24/2014 7:20:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2014 - 10:54 AM | Susan Jones
    ďThe existing abuse of females is the worst and most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation on earth,Ē says former President Jimmy Carter, who is making the rounds of various news shows to promote his new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.Carterórepeating something heís stated previouslyósaid the abuse is ďindirectlyĒ derived ďfrom the fact that religious leaders say that women are inferior in the eyes of God, which is a false interpretation of the Holy Scriptures. But when they see that the pope, and the Southern Baptist Convention and others say that women canít serve as...
  • Experimental Treatment Could Reduce Kidsí Peanut Allergies

    01/31/2014 12:35:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    In a recent study, kids with severe peanut allergies were fed small amounts of peanut flour to build their tolerance. After the experiment, 80% could safely eat five peanuts at a time. Doctors say the goal isnít to allow the kids to eat large amounts of peanuts, but to avoid life-threatening reactions if they unknowingly ingest traces of peanuts.An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Although experts say the results of the carefully monitored study are...
  • When an MSNBC monkey beats his chest about debating the GOP he gets put in his place...

    01/16/2014 9:39:02 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Yesterday Ed Schultz informed his audience (which consists of the camera crew, and maybe his production staff if they're in the mood) that "Republicans, theyíre afraid of me. They donít want to talk to me."Ann Coulter's response was as subtle as it was long-winded, which is to say, NOT VERY. (I edited the language a tad, you'll know where...) Invite me on your show, you lying p***y. RT @Matthops82 "Republicans are afraid of me. They don't want to talk to me." - @edshow ó Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 15, 2014 My experience with listening to Ed Schultz isn't very extensive,...
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 7:06:28 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1973 | Charles Schulz
  • Doctor using experimental technique to cure peanut allergies - Video

    11/27/2013 6:06:55 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | CTVNews Video
    CTV's Kate Eggins introduces us to a local doctor that using an experimental technique to try to cure peanut allergies.
  • Peanut-free football game Saturday at Northwestern

    10/15/2013 6:11:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 86 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach
    When the Northwestern Wildcats face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday, something will be missing: peanuts. Northwestern University is hosting its first peanut-free football game to give fans with allergies a chance to focus on the game instead of worrying about negative reactions to the popular stadium snack, which can range from mild irritation to life-threatening anaphylactic shock.
  • Peanuts Cartoon - "Pro-Choice" (Must See)

    03/28/2013 5:40:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Perfectly illustrates liberal fascism ...
  • Hormel buying No. 2 peanut butter Skippy for $700 million

    01/03/2013 6:39:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 8:55 AM EST
    Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that itís buying Skippy, the countryís No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million. Skippy, which was introduced in 1932 and is a staple in American pantries, is intended to increase Hormelís presence in the center of the supermarket where shelf-stable foods are sold. It also gives the Austin, Minn.-based company a clearer path for growth overseas; Skippy is sold in about 30 countries and is the leading peanut butter brand in China, where...
  • "Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales"

    12/24/2012 7:26:05 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Charles Schultz
    Quickly becoming one of my favorite Christmas specials. A fast moving 17 minutes literally based upon Charles Schultz's comic strips. My favorite part is Sally's "today, I'm going to fall down a Christmas tree" adventures.
  • This is America Charlie Brown, The Mayflower Voyagers

    11/22/2012 6:52:44 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One of my favorite Peanuts holiday specials. Charlie Brown and the gang play Pilgrim children in this re-enactment of the Mayflower voyage and the first Thanksgiving. I highly recommend this one for children. It's also nice to see something from Hollywood that's pro Western civilization.
  • Atheist Group Backs Parents Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ĎCharlie Brown Christmasí

    11/20/2012 5:30:43 PM PST · by Las Vegas Ron · 105 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | November 20, 2012 | Unknown
    Full title: Atheist Group Backs Parents Who Are Upset School Wants To Take Kids To See ĎCharlie Brown Christmasí At ChurchLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (CBS Atlanta) ó Charlie Brown has been caught in the crossfire of the ďwar on ChristmasĒ mantra. KARK-TV reports that some parents were upset that Terry Elementary School in Little Rock wanted to take children to go see a play of ďA Charlie Brown ChristmasĒ at a local church.
  • Peanut Butter Recall Extended to Raw, Roasted Peanuts

    10/16/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies ^ | Oct 15, 2012 7:33am
    The recall of peanut butter and other nut products linked to an outbreak of salmonella from a New Mexico food company has now been expanded to include raw and roasted peanuts.
  • Republican National Convention attendees throw peanuts at CNN camerawoman

    08/29/2012 6:07:45 PM PDT · by pepperdog · 45 replies ^ | 29 August | Cynthia Hodges
    Two Republican National Convention attendees were thrown out of the RNC venue on Tuesday after several people say they witnessed the 2 individuals taunting a black camera operator...
  • The Gospel According to Peanuts [A Charlie Brown Christmas]

    11/28/2011 5:15:56 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/25/2011 | Lee Habeeb
    How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost didnít happen Few headlines about network television make me giddy. Fewer still make me hopeful that all is good in the world. But back in August of 2010, I read the following headline from the media pages with great excitement: ďCharlie Brown Is Here to Stay: ABC Picks Up ĎPeanutsí Specials Through 2015.Ē The first of these to be made, the famous Christmas special, was an instant classic when it was created by Charles Schulz on a shoestring budget back in 1965, and thanks to some smart television executives, it will be around for...
  • Time To Stock Up: The Price Of Peanut Butter Is Set To Soar 40% In The Next Two Weeks

    10/18/2011 4:52:02 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-18-2011 | Mac Slavo
    <p>Another hot, dry summer has devastated this yearís peanut crop, sending prices for the legume skyrocketing and forcing peanut-butter brands including J.M. Smucker Co.ís Jif, Unilever NVís Skippy and ConAgra Foods Inc.ís Peter Pan into startling price increases.</p> <p>Wholesale prices for big-selling Jif are going up 30% starting in November, while Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% in a couple weeks. Unilever wouldnít comment on its pricing plans, but a spokesman for Wegmans Food Markets, the closely held supermarket chain in the Northeast U.S., said wholesale prices for all brands it carries, including Skippy, are 30% to 35% higher than a year ago.</p>
  • Ontario school bans soy spread because it looks too much like peanut butter

    10/13/2011 6:02:06 AM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | October 13, 2011 | Tristin Hopper
    A London, Ont., school board has banned peanut butter substitutes simply because they could be confused with their peanut counterparts, angering parents already frustrated by efforts to find an acceptable lunch their kids will eat. In a recent memo, Thames Valley District school board director Bill Tucker wrote that ďany products considered to be a peanut butter replacement are no more appropriate in our schools than regular peanut butter.Ē Parents were asked to ďavoid using peanut butter and peanut butter alternatives because of the difficulty in being able to distinguish alternatives from the real thing.Ē ďThereís a lot of upset...
  • Peanut butter prices about to soar amid poor harvest

    10/12/2011 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/11/11 | staff
    High prices are expected to trickle down to consumers soon. J.M. Smucker Co.ís Jif will boost wholesale prices 30% this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal. Unileverís Skippy brand will see a 35% increase while ConAgra Foods Inc.ís Peter Pan label will jump nearly 25%. But peanuts weren't the only crop facing a difficult harvest ó unpredictable weather has recently complicated the growing seasons for pumpkins and coffee beans. Coffee roasters only recently began scaling back price hikes instituted over the past year.
  • Peanut shortage sends peanut butter prices soaring

    10/11/2011 5:55:11 AM PDT · by EBH · 25 replies ^ | 10/11/11 | JESSICA NAUDZIUNAS
    ďNobody on the supply chain can absorb that sort of price increase,Ē said peanut broker Richard Barnhill in Albany, Ga. ďSo the manufacturer will have to pay more for the peanuts, and theyíll have to pass that on in their wholesale prices to the retailers, and the retailers will have to pass that on to the consumers ó squarely in the marketplace late this fall, or by January for sure.Ē Some of the early signs: Smucker plans to discontinue its less popular lines of Jif peanut butter to free up product for some of its better-selling mainstays, such as Creamy...
  • Peanut Butter Prices Are Rising By 24 to 40 Percent

    10/10/2011 7:11:20 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 71 replies
    Cleveland Leader ^ | 10/10/2011 - 10:08am | By Julie Kent
    You can now add peanut butter, a long-time recession staple food item, to the list of things that "the 99 percent" may no longer be able to afford. Thanks to droughts, the price of peanut butter has gone up from $450 a ton to $1,150 a ton in just one year and now peanut butter makers are about to pass on the increased costs to consumers. The Wall Street Journal reports that wholesale prices for Jif are going up 30 percent beginning in November. Peter Pan will increase its prices by as much as 24 percent in a couple of...
  • Peanut butter prices expected to increase

    09/12/2011 5:47:56 PM PDT · by djf · 61 replies
    NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) Ė You may see fewer peanuts on grocery store shelves this year and will likely pay more for peanut butter. The US Department of Agriculture estimates this year's peanut crop could be 13 percent smaller than last year's because many farmers in Georgia and Texas have lost their crops to dry and hot weather conditions. Many farmers in our area believe the demand for peanuts could help the local economy, despite also suffering a loss. Some peanut butter companies have already raise their prices by a least 50 cents.
  • Peanut allergy stirs controversy at Florida school(Peanut Sniffing Dogs Search Classrooms!)

    03/22/2011 6:52:11 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/22/2011 | Yahoo News
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) Ė Some public school parents in Edgewater, Florida, want a first-grade girl with life-threatening peanut allergies removed from the classroom and home-schooled, rather than deal with special rules to protect her health, a school official said. "That was one of the suggestions that kept coming forward from parents, to have her home-schooled. But we're required by federal law to provide accommodations. That's just not even an option for us," said Nancy Wait, spokeswoman for the Volusia County School District. Wait said the 6-year-old's peanut allergy is so severe it is considered a disability under the Americans with...
  • Peanut attack sends Alberta minister to hospital

    10/25/2010 2:03:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies · 1+ views
    QMI Agency ^ | October 25, 2010 | Frank Landry
    EDMONTON ó Alberta's infrastructure minister, Ray Danyluk, was rushed to hospital Monday after going into anaphylactic shock. Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky called 911. He said the two were in a meeting in Edmonton when Danyluk touched something that contained peanuts. Zwozdesky said the infrastructure minister has quite a sensitive condition. "Last I heard he was doing fine," said Zwozdesky. "He just went for observation. "He had an unfortunate reaction to a peanut. He has an anaphylactic condition. They said, 'Look, you better come to the hospital and be observed.'" Zwozdesky also helped Danyluk to the ambulance. The health minister said...
  • President Obama's Daily Devotional?

    07/17/2010 1:52:46 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-16-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    A more pressing security concern? Obama being president Since becoming president there has been the ongoing question of why President Obama doesn't have time for church, when asked about it he says sites the problem of encountering security issues everywhere he goes. Look, I don't make it to church every week (I should), so I can cut him some slack, but can we come up with a better excuse already? Security concerns, really? This is coming from the guy who flies Air Force One around the world like he's taking a trip to Starbucks. Anyway, I'm starting to think...
  • 'Peanuts' gang sold to Joe Boxer owner for $175M

    04/27/2010 12:32:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 591+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/27/10 | Emily Fredrix - ap
    NEW YORK Ė You've got a new owner, Charlie Brown. Newspaper publisher E.W. Scripps Co. is selling licensing rights for Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang to Iconix Brand Group Inc., the licensing company that owns Joe Boxer and London Fog. The family of the late "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz will also own part of the business too, giving it more control of and money from the comic strip's legacy. Heirs say the deal announced Tuesday for for the 60-year-old comic strip is what the artist would have wanted. Schulz worked for decades to win back...
  • You're a 'gay' man, Charlie Brown (Homo Play)

    01/15/2010 9:39:04 PM PST · by bogusname · 19 replies · 713+ views
    WND ^ | January 16, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    For the millions of fans who daily followed the "Peanuts" cartoon by the late Charles Schulz, the "Charlie Brown Christmas" television special and the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," a New York playhouse organization is working on a stunner that portrays the characters as homosexuals...
  • Youíre a Gay Man, Charlie Brown: New Play recasts Peanuts Gang as Homosexuals

    01/14/2010 3:26:44 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies · 2,308+ views
    Federal Review ^ | January 14th, 2010
    ITHACA, NY--Somewhere, the late great Charles Schulz is rolling over in his grave. Schulz, the creator of the much-loved Peanuts comic strip (and a devout Christian), probably never envisioned a day when his characters would be appropriated for a ďsatirical storyĒ about teenaged homosexuals. But thatís exactly what happens in the new play, ďDog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead," which the Ithaca Journal describes as ďa satirical story that ... features characters from the ĎPeanutsí comic strip gang in their volatile teenage yearsĒ It all begins with CB, Charlie Brown, who contemplates the death of his loyal dog,...
  • Snoopy named top dog in U.S. pop culture

    12/22/2009 11:23:33 PM PST · by period end of story · 34 replies · 1,518+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Dec. 22, 2009 | Daniel Trotta
    The top 10: 1. Snoopy 2. Texas A&M's Reveille 3. Scooby Doo 4. Eddie from the TV show "Frasier" 5. Pound Puppy toys 6. Painting "Dogs Playing Poker" 7. Song "How Much is that Doggie in the Window" 8. Georgetown's Jack the Bulldog 9. The song "Who Let the Dogs Out" 10. Brian Griffin from the animated TV show Family Guy For the complete list, see:
  • "Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown" (It's On!)

    12/15/2009 5:31:26 PM PST · by combat_boots · 33 replies · 831+ views
    Various ^ | Repost 3rd week running!
    Yea! It's actually on TV! Merrty Christmas! Lu, lu, lu. Lu, lu, lu, lu. Hoooowwwwl!
  • Arlington mayor fires at Obama online (My new hero!)

    12/05/2009 3:06:54 PM PST · by USALiberty · 24 replies · 1,156+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | December 4, 2009
    In the opinion of Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman, President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday night on the war in Afghanistan was deliberately timed to block the Christian message of the "Peanuts" television Christmas special. Wiseman made the statements on his Facebook page, where he declared Obama to be a Muslim. Only people on Wiseman's "friend's list" had access to the post. He has more than 1,600 friends on Facebook. --snip -- At another point he said, "you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things...
  • Tenn. mayor claims Obama blocked 'Peanuts' special (Wiseman gets nothing but muslim president)

    12/04/2009 3:53:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,306+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 12/04/09
    Tenn. mayor claims Obama blocked 'Peanuts' specialFriday, December 4, 2009 (12-04) 11:04 PST Arlington, Tenn. (AP) - The mayor of a suburban Memphis city accused President Barack Obama of deliberately timing his speech about the war in Afghanistan this week to block the airing of the "Peanuts" Christmas television special. According to The Commercial Appeal, Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman posted the statements on his Facebook page and said the president is Muslim. Obama is Christian. "We sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that...
  • The Worst Kind Of Scheduling Conflict [Obama Address preempts Charlie Brown Christmas]

    12/01/2009 7:23:23 AM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 273 replies · 4,973+ views
    Morning Call ^ | November 30, 2009 | John L. Micek.
    President Barack Obama ... ... is slated to deliver a prime-time address on Tuesday night in which he'll lay out his plans for the American war in Afghanistan. The address before the United States Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday night will not only be used to announce the immediate order to deploy roughly 30,000 more troops, but the administration will also use the occasion to convey how it intends to turn the fight over to the Kabul government, the New York Times reported. But the administration may also face an unforeseen enemy as it lays out its long-awaited...