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  • Six types of pie on Obamas' dinner menu

    11/27/2014 12:59:25 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/14 | Kyle Balluck
    Six types of pie are also listed on the menu, including banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry.
  • Houston Bakery Offers Cake Stuffed With 3 Pies

    11/12/2014 9:05:57 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | keye
    It's being called the "Turducken" of desserts. It is three different pies, baked inside three different cakes. "It's a pumpkin pie in a pumpkin spice cake, a pecan pie in chocolate cake, an apple pie in an apple spice cake," said Bobby Jucker, chef and owner at Three Brothers Bakery," said Bobby Jucker. The dessert stands 11 inches tall, and weighs 23 pounds. The Pumpecapple Piecake sells for $175.00 and must be ordered 5 days in advance.
  • Man: I bought every pie at Burger King to spite noisy child

    08/07/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT · by windcliff · 108 replies ^ | 8-7-14 | unknown
    <p>A man claimed he purchased every pie at a Burger King, 23 in total, to spite an absentee mother and child who kept screaming he wanted one of the pies.</p> <p>The man posted his confession on Reddit and the story has gone viral online.</p>
  • Today, March 14 is Pi Day: Go Have Pie!

    03/14/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    General/Chat Vanity | 3/14 | Xzins
    March 14 or 3/14 is pi day, or 3.14 Celebrate with your favorite PIE!
  • 'We can't prove sex with children does them harm' says Labour-linked NCCL

    03/04/2014 7:16:32 PM PST · by massmike · 52 replies ^ | 03/04/2014 | James Murray & James Fielding
    EVIDENCE has emerged that the views of the Paedophile Information Exchange influenced policy-making at the National Council for Civil Liberties when it was run by former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt. PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”. Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group. Today we publish extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Mrs Hewitt was general secretary....
  • President Obama has NINE different types of pie for White House Thanksgiving dinner-

    11/28/2013 3:35:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/28/13 | Staff
    His wife may be behind the nation´s biggest healthy-eating campaign, but even the president is allowed one day off a year. President Barack Obama is celebrating Thanksgiving with a quiet family dinner at the White House - where he will be feasting on a choice of nine pies. The first family will have a choice of huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, peach pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, banana cream pie or coconut cream pie, The Hill reported. The selection offers three more pies than last year. Savory dishes on the menu include turkey, honey-baked ham,...
  • Why Not Give Camel a Go?

    08/31/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Fraser Coast Chronicle ^ |
    WHAT makes a great pie? Bundaberg bakery Tradewinds on Woongarra have found a new ingredient that is getting plenty of attention. Camel pies might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the low-fat meat which tastes similar to beef is proving a hit with customers looking for something new to temp their tastebuds. Tradewinds owner Greg Callaghan said after attending a camel meat field day in Blackbutt last month, he was sold on the virtues of the meat and his pies hit the shelves last week. "So far we are getting a great response from customers," he said. "A few...
  • Michelle Obama Stops for Pie in Virginia

    06/07/2012 4:24:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News/ABC OTUS News ^ | June 7, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    Michelle Obama may be a diehard for healthy eating and exercise, but today on a campaign swing through Virginia she wasn't counting calories. The first lady made an unannounced stop at Mom's Apple Pie Co., a family-owned bakery in Occoquan, a small town about 23 miles southwest of the White House. Obama perused the shop's offerings of fresh fruit pies and jams, as well as old-fashioned candies and a collection of wines and beers. "Oh there's wine!" she said walking through the store. "No one told me there was wine!" Obama also selected two pies from the display case -...

    11/15/2011 7:35:20 PM PST · by Sax · 24 replies · 1+ views
    It’s a pizza based conspiracy! Herman Cain, head for the bomb shelter! We’ve got your back. A record has been broken here at Free Republic, 4 non-related pizza based threads in a matter of moments. I smell DU trolls... :)
  • Details Of The Murdoch Attack By Pie Throwing Activist

    07/19/2011 11:04:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies ^ | July 19, 2011 | annem040359
    Video showing what happened when Rupert Murdoch got attacked by the pie. The person who did the attacking is man who does both comedy and activism, named “Jonnie Marbles”. Overall, this is simply an outright show trial of the worse type and also the pie throwing incident just simply shows how low the radical left will go.
  • Obama: As American as apple pie

    04/23/2011 11:04:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/23/11 | Brent Budowsky
    Karl Rove is right. The fanaticism of the birther faction of the Republican Party is a curse that could sink the GOP. When polls show that barely 30 percent of all Republicans are convinced that President Obama is a natural born American, this is a level of sickness and weirdness in a major political party that could bring them electoral disaster. I have not been shy about occasionally criticizing President Obama when I believe it is called for, but: President Obama is as American as apple pie. He is as American as the nearest red, white and blue flag. He...
  • America's Most Unforgettable Pies (decadent food alert!)

    02/08/2011 4:29:13 PM PST · by DemforBush · 77 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | 2/8/11 | Christine Sarkis
    Attempting to name the nation's best pies is like arm wrestling a bear: It's a losing proposition. But finding uniquely unforgettable pies, now that's something we can really sink our teeth into. To kick off National Pie Month, hop aboard the Pie Express for a trip around the country...
  • Dig in to National Pie Month

    01/27/2011 9:55:42 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 27 Jan 2011 | Rita Demontis
    Move over macaroons -- it's pie's turn at the tiara. As recently reported, pies, in all their delicious sweet and savoury glory, are looking to take the world by storm this year. Everyone from trend watchers to food industry types have been trumpeting that a slice of nice is the way to go -- in fact, pie popularity is showing up everywhere from restaurants to retailers, wholesalers and even the wedding cake industry. And having just recently celebrated National Pie Day (Jan. 23 -- pie making as easy as 1-2-3!) we're looking at the whole month of February to pay...
  • Levin pie-chucker charged (Ahlam Mohsen will probably get more jail time than tax-cheat Charlie)

    12/31/2010 11:50:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/10 | Bridget Johnson
    Levin pie-chucker chargedBy Bridget Johnson - 12/31/10 04:47 PM ET An anti-war demonstrator who hurled a pie at the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in August was charged Thursday in the attack. Ahlam Mohsen, 23, of Coldwater, Mich., faces a count of assault for hitting Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in the face with an apple pie, and another count of assault on a federal officer. Her friend Max Kantar of Big Rapids, Mich., was also charged with the same counts. According to the Associated Press, U.S. Attorney Don Davis in Grand Rapids says elected leaders should be able...
  • More "free" lunches thanks to Michelle's bloated "security" bill

    12/14/2010 6:36:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies ^ | 12/14/10 | Laura Ingraham
    More than two-thirds of New York City's public school students will begin getting more nutritious free or low-cost school lunches under First Lady Michelle Obama's pet project to get kids to eat well and exercise. President Obama signed into law Sunday the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which expands the free lunch program and requires that schools provide more nutritious lunches. "We've seen the connection between what kids eat and how well they perform in school," he said. Some 680,000 out of 1.1 million New York children participate in the school lunch program - a big chunk of the...
  • Phew: Michelle Obama OKs Eating Pie Today

    11/25/2010 9:06:59 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 35 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/25/10 | Aurelius
    Like all conservatives, I was sure on the edge of my seat about whether I could eat food today. I wanted to, of course, but my mind is small and cannot understand the concept of chewing, swallowing, and peristalsis. Thank goodness food czar Michelle Obama has now given me the okay to eat, or I may have died of starvation in the coming days. Facetiousness aside, why would Michelle Obama think that anyone would care whether she said that we could eat food today? Apparently her husband's arrogance is rubbing off on her. Either way, in Barbara Walters's interview with...
  • Meet Pumpple Cake, The Perfect Dessert To Go With Turducken

    10/29/2010 9:15:46 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 22 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | October 29, 2010 | Chris Morran
    If a simple slice of pie or cake just isn't complicated enough after you've gorged on the chicken-in-a-duck-in-a-turkey poultry Voltron known as turducken, then here's a dessert for you. Meet Pummple Cake, which combines two kinds of fruit pies (apple and pumpkin) with two kinds of cake (vanilla and chocolate) into one divine mess -- and at only 1,800 calories a slice.
  • Bon Appétit magazine ranks Paris Coffee Shop among top 10 in country

    09/24/2010 12:30:37 PM PDT · by mylife · 18 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 9/24/10 | Barry Shlachter, Scott Nishimura and Sandra Baker
    By Barry Shlachter, Scott Nishimura and Sandra Baker Star-Telegram Staff Writers Where's some of the best pie in America? In Fort Worth, according to the October issue of Bon Appétit magazine, which finally came around to what many of us have long known: The top-heavy meringue chocolate and coconut pies from Mike and Ginger Smith's Paris Coffee Shop on Magnolia Avenue will convert even the fussiest food snob.
  • Blue-collar, unemployed and seeing red

    09/17/2010 4:56:17 AM PDT · by RangerM · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 15, 2010 | James B. Kelleher
    FERNDALE, Michigan (Reuters) – Scott Stevenson was only 10 years old when he first heard grown-ups voice the gloomy words that, in retrospect, predicted the disappointing arc his life has taken. "I remember them actually telling us that our generation would be the first not to be better off than our parents," said the 39-year-old Stevenson. "It was fifth grade and I remember thinking, 'How do you know?'" Three decades later, the pessimistic prognostication he was so quick to dismiss as a boy now seems, as he put it, "like a prophecy."
  • Woman hits Senate Armed Services chairman with pie

    08/16/2010 10:12:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    hosted ^ | Aug 16
    BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- A woman identified as an anti-war protester hit U.S. Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie during the Armed Services Committee chairman's meeting with constituents in northern Michigan, authorities said Monday....
  • Network News Shows Largely Skip President's $50 Billion Spending Request

    06/14/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 309+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/14/10 | Matthew Balan
    The network morning and evening news shows have all but ignored President Obama's Saturday letter to congressional leaders asking for $50 billion in additional spending to prevent the "massive layoffs of teachers, police, and firefighters." Only Sunday's Good Morning America on ABC has covered the President's request so far. The chief executive's June 12 letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader John Boehner urged "swift action" on the multi-billion dollar proposal to prevent the public sector layoffs and "give our nation's businesses added impetus to hire and grow."
  • England wins pie World Cup

    05/23/2010 6:08:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies · 401+ views
    The Sun ^ | 22 May 2010 | staff reporter
    ALMOST 50 competitors slugged it out today to be crowned World Custard Pie Throwing Champions. An English team triumphed beating competitors from as far afield as Germany and South Africa in the contest in Maidstone, Kent. Despite usually being associated with comedy characters such as Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, the competition, which involved 12 teams, has a strict set of rules which entrants must adhere to. Competitors working in teams of four are awarded points for the parts of their rivals bodies' they manage to hit, with the maximum of six points being given for getting them squarely...
  • White House adviser spills secret: Obama loves pie

    04/24/2010 7:27:33 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 69 replies · 1,461+ views
    abc/AP ^ | 04/24/10 | AP/abc
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - April 24, 2010 -- Presidents have had their indulgences - Ronald Reagan loved jellybeans and Bill Clinton binged at McDonald's. What's President Barack Obama's weak spot? Pie.
  • S.F. resident near death following Oakland attack, police say

    04/18/2010 5:19:03 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 44 replies · 2,205+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/18/10 | Harry Harris
    A 59-year-old San Francisco man is not expected to survive injuries suffered Friday afternoon when he was punched in the face by a man who had been part of an earlier assault on the victim's son, police said. Authorities said the victim, Tiansheng Yu, was on life support at a hospital Saturday. Yu was critically injured about 3:04 p.m. in the 1800 block of Telegraph Avenue just a few feet from the entrance to the Fox Theater. Police said that moments earlier, Yu and his 27-year-old son, whose name was not released, had parked their car in the 1700 block...
  • Lemon Ice Box Pie

    04/02/2010 11:25:09 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 28 replies · 985+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/2/10 | Stacey Winder
    This tart and sweet pie is a refreshing Spring time dessert, and would be a great addition for your Easter Sunday meal!
  • Post your PI Day recipes! (vanity)

    03/14/2010 12:16:58 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 19 replies · 619+ views
    Ellendra | 3-14-10 | Me!
    There's a thread full of math jokes, historical trivia, and pie/PI pictures, but no recipes. So, FReepers, feel free to post your favorite pie recipes here:
  • Obama's other health downfall -- pie

    03/02/2010 10:28:09 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 37 replies · 1,018+ views
    LA Times ^ | 03/02/2010 | Peter Nicholas
    The arugula-eating president's cholesterol count needs to come down, his doctor says. So besides quitting smoking, he'll have to start skipping dessert. Reporting from Washington - The famously self-disciplined president who seemingly can't miss a morning workout has a secret craving: pie. Helicoptering home Sunday from a routine physical exam, President Obama acknowledged to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs that he needed to start passing up the rich desserts and pastries served by eager-to-please chefs. At 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, the lanky Obama hardly appears to be pillaging the dessert cart. But blood tests don't lie. Obama's LDL cholesterol count has jumped...
  • Backcountry Cuisine: Shoo-Fly Pie

    02/11/2010 7:08:28 AM PST · by jay1949 · 13 replies · 478+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 11, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    Like Stack Cake, Shoo-Fly Pie is a genuine example of folk cuisine, its origin obscure and its recipe subject to variation. There are two conventional wisdoms concerning Shoo-Fly Pie, one holding that it is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch food and the other that it is an example of old-time Southern vernacular cuisine. There is however no evidence that Shoo-fly Pie existed prior to the expansion of sorghum molasses production in the last half of the 19th century and it seems likely that, also like Stack Cake, Shoo-Fly Pie resulted from the increased availability of this inexpensive form of sugar.
  • Katie Couric on Reporters Lunch With Obama: Prez "Slightly Deflated," "Didn't Eat His Pie"

    01/27/2010 4:34:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 63 replies · 1,996+ views
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Kristinn
    Barack Obama hosted reporters and anchors from many TV broadcast and cable outlets for lunch at the White House today.The confidentiality off-the-record gathering has been broken some by comments posted at Twitter by CBS Evening News Anchor Katie Couric who tweeted, "Just had lunch with the president who seems pensive, slightly deflated, realistic, aggravated and resolute. Didn't eat his pie."Couric's take on Obama was disputed by Democrat operative George Stephanopoulos who challenged Couric to a "tweet-bate."Stephanopoulos, who was recently promoted to co-anchor of ABC News' Good Morning America was at the lunch along with Diane Sawyer, the newly appointed anchor...
  • Universal Turkey (If Government Ran Thanksgiving)

    11/24/2009 6:26:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 606+ views
    Youtube ^ | November 24, 2009 | Hands Off My Health
  • The Great Canned Pumpkin Shortage of 2009

    11/16/2009 6:23:31 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 27 replies · 1,244+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | November 15, 2009 | Nanette Light
    When word began to leak in grocery stores of the canned pumpkin shortage plaguing this holiday season, baking enthusiasts hoped the chatter was a joke. And others, like Mike Sherrod, owner of the Pink Elephant Cafe, 301 E. Main St., couldn't stifle their amusement, exploding into full-throttle laughter when approached with the news. Reality check: Those empty shelves aren't a mean trick or a byproduct of haphazard stocking. This year, America is rationing its canned pumpkin. "It's the Great Pumpkin Pie Shortage of 2009," Sherrod said between laughs. "Maybe I should have invested in pumpkin futures." The culprit: Mother Nature....
  • 2009 Recovery & Renewal Act - Stimulus Money Distribution

    11/12/2009 1:33:05 PM PST · by Gemsbok · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Open Secrets ^ | 2009 | self
    Check the statewide list and note how your individual state fared on the distribution of this portion of the stimulus money. It looks like certain places , like California, made out like a bandit. And others received nearly nothing in relation to their population. It would be noteworthy to correlate this redistribution of wealth (your tax-dollars) to the 2008 election results showing the states that voted for hope'n change.
  • Who Was Soupy Sales, and Why We'll Miss Him

    10/23/2009 9:57:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 1,992+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/23/09 | Ken Tucker
    Soupy Sales died at age 83 yesterday. He hosted an afternoon kiddie show that reached its height of popularity in the mid-1960s. He was totally unlike other kids-show hosts of that, or any other, era. He wasn’t soft-spoken, like Mr. Rogers; he wasn’t grandfatherly, like Captain Kangaroo; he didn’t want to teach you anything, like Mr. Wizard. What Soupy was was a unique combination of silly and hip. He mixed slapstick with self-conscious irony. He was forever getting a pie thrown in his face. He talked to puppets, especially two — White Fang and Black Tooth — that were really...
  • Obama Officially Cuts School Choice Voucher Program, Will Offer Current Students an Extension

    TWO VIDEOS: Obama said that he would allow students currently enrolled in the program to finish up through high school, but that no new students would be allowed to enter the program. Thus, a president who exercises school choice himself, has consigned thousands of low-income students to attend massively underperforming D.C. public schools.
  • I Like Pie

    05/04/2009 2:50:22 PM PDT · by Adder · 126 replies · 2,779+ views
    Strictly Vain Opinion | 5-4-09 | Adder
    I like pie.
  • Michelle Obama: Barack loves scallops and pie

    02/23/2009 11:41:58 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 56 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/23/09 | Associated Press
    She added that her husband, the president, is a big fan of scallops and pie.
  • ****ThE oFfIcIaL fRiDaY sIlLiNeSs ThReAd****

    01/23/2009 4:41:11 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 148 replies · 3,297+ views
    The American Pie Council created this day (National Pie Day) simply to celebrate the pie. How fitting...considering how much pie Americans are askin' for now.... So I say, let the silliness and jokes begin...We've got 4 tough years ahead...and I think we need to start off with some humor so we don't go mad too soon. And by the way, if they can dish it out like they did about Bush, then nothing is off limits about Obama. Q. Why will Obama hold a séance once he's in the White House? A. So that he can thank everybody who...
  • The Pie We Need (McCain's Closing Argument)

    10/30/2008 9:47:54 AM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 19 replies · 709+ views
    10/30/2008 | freedomfighter1013
    Several months ago, my opponent was talking about pie. Apparently he likes pie very much because in one speech he mentioned it something like 25 times in the space of a minute and a half. It's taken me some time, but I think he really hit on the perfect metaphor for the difference in our two approaches towards the economy...
  • We Want Pie Video

    10/22/2008 7:26:40 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 41 replies · 1,646+ views
    You Tube Miami Obama Rally ^ | 10/21/2008 | You Tube
    "We Want Pie! We Want Pie! We Want Pie!"
  • Obama Supporters at Miami Rally: "We Want Pie! We Want Pie!"

    10/21/2008 6:47:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 182 replies · 4,330+ views
    Tuesday, October 21, 2008 | Kristinn
    A crowd of 30,000 Obama supporters chanted, "We want pie! We want pie!" in response to class warfare rhetoric espoused by the Democratic presidential nominee at a rally he held in Miami tonight, The Wall Street Journal reported this evening:“After eight years of Bush and McCain economics, the pie is shrinking, and what’s left of the pie has been eaten by millionaires and billionaires,” he declared. “Everyone here wants some pie.” To that, the crowd struck up the chant, “We want pie! We want pie!”God help us come November 4 and the days after.
  • Michelle Obama - “I WANT YOUR PIE!!”

    10/12/2008 1:26:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 83 replies · 3,356+ views
    And Rightly So! ^ | 10/12/08 | Duncan
    Oh man. Marxism is alive and well with the First Lady of the Obamanation… Most Americans, she said, don’t want much. “They don’t want the whole pie,” she told the women. “There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach.”… “If we don’t wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership…for how we want this country to work, then we won’t get universal health care,” she said. “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health...
  • McClellan Is a True Patriot, and my personal hero! Got to love the whistle Blower Laws

    05/29/2008 11:31:18 AM PDT · by multimediaman · 227 replies · 426+ views
    5-29-2008 | multimediaman
  • White Light owner must pay for ripped-off (Kentucky) Derby Pie

    05/13/2008 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 278+ views
    The State-Journal ^ | May 13, 2008 | Charlie Pearl
    Rick Paul, owner of Rick's White Light Diner, was found in contempt of court Monday and must pay $1,000 to a charity of his choice, for again infringing on the Derby-Pie trademark. Before U.S. District Judge Joseph Hood in a Lexington courtroom, Paul was found in contempt of court for violating a 1997 permanent injunction signed by Hood, ordering Paul not to infringe on Kern's Kitchen Inc.'s trademark Derby-Pie. Paul also must pay Kern's Kitchen's attorney fees and costs. "I am disappointed with the judge's ruling and I accept it," Paul said today. "Our proof was considerably different than Derby...
  • Caption: Hillary and a pie

    03/29/2008 10:21:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,723+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 3/29/08 | AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
    Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., receives a chocolate and peanut butter pie from the Southside Inn Restaurant during a campaign stop in New Albany, Ind., Saturday, March 29, 2008.
  • Anderson Cooper's CNN 3D Pie Chart - Looking for video

    01/04/2008 3:29:14 PM PST · by PureSolace · 8 replies · 726+ views
    Right Now | Me, Myself and I
    Today I was reading about Anderson Cooper's coverage of the Iowa Caucus and many people were talking about his magic 3D Pie Chart. Apparently CNN is trying out some new toys. I like new toys. I found some still images, but I'm looking for a movie showing off the tech. (Though I can imagine it in my head if I close my eyes. :) ) Better image here. If anyone has a link to a video showing off this technology, I'd love to see it. :) Peace.
  • GOP eyes California's electoral pie

    08/07/2007 12:04:24 PM PDT · by BlueDragon · 76 replies · 1,302+ views
    L.os Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2007 | Dan Morain
    SACRAMENTO — California GOP strategists, seeking to reshape the electoral map in their party's favor, plan to begin raising money this week for a ballot initiative they hope will help a Republican win the White House in the 2008 election. As it is, Democrats assume they must win California's electoral votes to win the presidency. California supplies 55 electoral votes, more than 10% of the 538 nationally. The nascent initiative, aimed at the June 2008 ballot, would change California's winner-take-all system to require that electoral votes be apportioned by congressional district. With Republicans holding 19 of the state's 53 congressional...
  • Car crashes into kitchen; baker's OK, pies aren't (I Luv Pie)

    02/15/2007 3:19:29 PM PST · by devane617 · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 02/15/2007 | KATHLEEN McGRORY
    Cigarettes saved Betty Conley's life this morning. Conley was baking a dozen sweet potato pies at the Shantel Lounge and Restaurant in Little Haiti when a burgundy pickup containing a man, a woman and two little girls smashed through the wall. The oven and the pies were destroyed, but Conley wasn't hurt. Two minutes earlier, Conley, who had been baking since 6 a.m., had strolled to the International Food Mart next door to buy a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. The International Food Mart, at Northwest Seventh Avenue and 54th Street, doubles as a gas station. Police and witnesses said the...
  • Lawmakers pass key lime pie bill after fierce debate(Florida)

    05/04/2006 5:21:14 AM PDT · by devane617 · 81 replies · 913+ views
    Tampa Bay News 9 ^ | 05/04/2006 | Bay News 9
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - After a fierce debate, House lawmakers have decided that key lime pie will be the state's official pie. The bakers' battle had come down to two contenders, sweet potato pie and key lime pie. As the bill moved through the Legislature this year, Florida pie lovers also took up the debate. In March, 30 people in Broward County signed a petition to defend the dessert, and bloggers logged in to join the key lime ranks. Some wanted to add pecan pie to the mix, but legislators said that tasted too much like Georgia. The Senate has...
  • Guilty plea in case of pies thrown at columnist <Ann Coulter)

    11/05/2005 5:01:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 27 replies · 2,139+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov 6, 2005 | Kim Smith
    One of two men accused of throwing cream pies at nationally syndicated columnist Ann Coulter last year pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Friday. Phillip Edgar Smith agreed to pay $915 in restitution for damage caused to a backdrop screen that was hit by one of the pies, said deputy Pima County Attorney Noah Van Amburg. Judge Paul Simon gave Smith a $250 fine, but told him that if he pays the restitution by Dec. 5 he will suspend the fine, Van Amburg said. According to police, Smith and William Zachary Wolff, both 25, threw the tofu cream pies at Coulter...
  • Guilty plea in case of pies thrown at columnist (Ann Coulter)

    11/05/2005 8:44:00 AM PST · by Kokojmudd · 23 replies · 960+ views
    By Kim Smith ARIZONA DAILY STAR Tucson, Arizona | Published: 11.05.2005 One of two men accused of throwing cream pies at nationally syndicated columnist Ann Coulter last year pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Friday. Phillip Edgar Smith agreed to pay $915 in restitution for damage caused to a backdrop screen that was hit by one of the pies, said deputy Pima County Attorney Noah Van Amburg. Judge Paul Simon gave Smith a $250 fine, but told him that if he pays the restitution by Dec. 5 he will suspend the fine, Van Amburg said. According to police, Smith and William...