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  • Mysterious White Flags Fly Over Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:18:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 7/22/14 | By JOSH MARGOLIN (@JoshMargolin) , MARK CRUDELE, and COLLEEN CURRY
    The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City this morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there.... It is unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.
  • Howard Stern Fan Pranks MSNBC Host Krystal Ball During Malaysian Plane Crash Coverage

    07/17/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT · by Justaham · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/14
    MSNBC's Krystal Ball was the victim of a phone prank by a Howard Stern fan pretending to be a member of the U.S. military in Ukraine who witnessed the Malaysian Airlines flight 117 crash. "Well, I was looking out the window and I saw a projectile flying in the sky and it would appear the plane was shot down by a blast of wind from Howard Stern's ass," the man said. "So it would appear the plane was shot down, can you tell us anything more from your military training of sort of missile system that may have been coming...
  • Students nabbed for releasing crickets in school

    05/24/2014 12:35:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 43 replies
    Wild Senior H.S. Prank!!!
  • SF Traffic Sign Hacked To Warn Drivers Of ‘Godzilla Attack’

    05/18/2014 6:26:21 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    CBSlocal ^ | May 16, 2014 | Gregg Rosenblum
    A prankster is getting points for creativity after hacking an electronic traffic sign in San Francisco warning of a “Godzilla Attack.” The sign was spotted on Van Ness Avenue Wednesday night, reading ‘Godzilla Attack – Turn Back.”
  • Seattle’s most epic April Fool’s prank

    04/01/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    KIRO radio 97.3FM ^ | 1APR2014 | Unknown
    John and Tom talk with Bill Stainton, former Executive Producer of "Almost Live!", about a legendary 1989 April Fool's prank (involving the Space Needle).
  • Google's April Fools' Day pranks: From Gmail Shelfies to Pokemon Maps and more

    04/01/2014 12:53:08 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | 04-01-2014 | Gopal Sathe
    Google might not be a scrappy startup anymore, but despite being one of the biggest companies in the world, they have managed to hold on to a unique sense of humour and that's most apparent on April 1 every year. The company has a long tradition of April Fools' Day jokes, and different teams like Chrome and Maps and Gmail all come up with their own pranks so there's a lot to choose from just out of Google. Last year, more than a few people actually believed that Google Nose - a sniff search system - was a real thing....
  • Student, 15, Arrested For Squirting Hand Sanitizer In Teacher's Diet Coke

    03/14/2014 2:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    A Florida student, 15, was arrested this week for putting hand sanitizer in a teacher’s Diet Coke can, police report. Nicholas Lucari is facing a felony charge for allegedly squirting “Germ-X” into Dale Dawson Yount’s drink. The South Walton High School teacher, 69, subsequently “became physically ill” and she sought treatment at a local hospital, according to a Walton County Sheriff’s Office report.
  • ASU fraternity suspended after 'offensive' MLK party

    01/21/2014 1:20:39 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    KPHO ^ | 01/20/2014 | Greg Argos
    TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) - A representative for Arizona State University said school officials have suspended Tau Kappa Epsilon's chapter operations while they investigate an unregistered Greek event that has many on campus offended Pictures from the event, coined "MLK Black Party" by the group, show members and guests dressed in basketball jerseys, flashing gang signs and even drinking from watermelon cups. "This isn't appropriate at all and you really have no business dressing like this on a day that's sort of revered for African-Americans," said ASU senior Frank Hogan after seeing some of the pictures. "I think this represents the...
  • Devil Baby Attack

    01/15/2014 4:49:19 PM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    Devil Baby Attack ^ | Published on Jan 14, 2014 | Devil Baby Attack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKMUZ4tlJgTerrorizing New Yorkers
  • How Old People Park Their Car....

    12/15/2013 7:28:49 AM PST · by Doogle · 24 replies
    biggeekdaddy.com ^ | unk | Big Geek Daddy
    Don't worry this old guy has it covered...enjoy "I'll park it for ya" http://biggeekdad.com/2012/01/how-old-people-park-their-car/
  • SACHA BARON COHEN PULLS AWARDS SHOW PRANK

    11/11/2013 4:29:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    MTV UK ^ | 11/11/13
    Sacha Baron Cohen left the audience at an LA movie awards ceremony in stitches at the weekend with another outrageous prank. The Borat and Ali G funnyman was on stage at the BAFTA-LA Britannia Awards to collect the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy -and decided to prove he was a worthy recipient there and then. He was introduced by Judd Apatow and a series of clips of Charlie Chaplin was shown, including scenes with his "oldest living co-star" Grace Colington. SBC then pushed a wheelchair-bound Colington onto the stage, to an enthusiastic response from the audience. He...
  • Axe Body Spray Mistaken For Noxious Substance, Triggers Panic At New York City School

    10/31/2013 12:08:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 31, 2013
    Emergency medical teams were summoned yesterday to a New York City public school to treat students after a noxious odor was detected in a sixth-grade classroom. It was Axe body spray.
  • Tom Mabe's A Visit from the Angel of Death

    10/25/2013 2:41:47 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 4 replies
    Saw this on Fax and Friends and have been laughing all day
  • Student threatened with sex offender status commits suicide

    10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama high school student killed himself after he was threatened with severe legal consequences — including registration as a sex offender — because he went streaking at a football game. The student, 15-year-old Christian Adamek, died from wounds he sustained while attempting to hang himself, according to The Daily Mail. Adamek ran naked across the field at a September 27th football game between his school, Sparkman High School, and Grissom High School. The incident was recorded and put on Youtube, and many students remarked that the prank had made Adamek — already a popular student, according to reports —...
  • Video: Drive-thru staff fooled by skeleton driver prank

    10/02/2013 10:45:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10/2/13 | Mark Molloy
    Just where is he going to put all those chicken nuggets? Drive-thru staff were left running scared when a skeleton ‘driving’ a car pulled up to their window to pick up some takeaway food. While some workers ran away in horror after encountering the hungry bones, one man took snaps to upload to his Instagram account as another burst into laughter. ‘Oh my god, I wanna start crying,’ said one prank victim. While another joked: ‘You want some sauce?’ The takeaway trick is the work of internet prankster known as the Magic of Rahat who was hidden in the back...
  • Guy Comes Home To Find Beer Flowing Out Of Every Tap In His House

    09/19/2013 12:15:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Taxi ^ | September 19, 2013 | Anthea Quay
    A group of guys in New Zealand decided to play a prank on one of their good friends, Russ—which involved secretly plumbing his home, so that beer came out of every tap. Commissioned by New Zealand beer brand Tui, Russ’ pals snuck into his house while he was out, to plumb in kegs of beer, and wire hidden cameras to catch their unsuspecting friend’s reaction. When Russ got home, he discovered the icy cool golden liquid treat dripping out of a tap in his kitchen sink—and went on to discover that beer, too, flowed out of the tap and showerhead...
  • Woman Sues Hospital for Sticker Prank During Surgery (fake mustache)

    09/15/2013 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 51 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 9/10/2013 | ABC News
    A Los Angeles woman is suing an area hospital and her anesthesiologist for allegedly putting a mustache and stickers on her face during surgery as part of a prank that she claims violated her dignity and endangered her health. The unidentified woman, who worked as a surgical supply purchaser at the hospital, said her coworkers affixed a fake mustache above her lip and yellow tear drops below her left eye before a nurse snapped a photo, according to the suit. "Perhaps the most vulnerable position any human being will ever endure in their life is a time when they...
  • KTVU erroneously reports Asiana Flight 214 pilot names

    07/14/2013 7:11:15 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    Co-anchor Tori Campbell told viewers during the noon newscast Friday,"KTVU has just learned the names of the four pilots who were on board" the flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport a week ago. She proceeded to read from a teleprompter the names that may have originated as a racially insensitive joke online — "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow"— while a TV graphic displayed the names next to a photo of the charred cabin.
  • “Sum Ting Wong:” Learning from the San Francisco Crash Reporting Fiasco

    07/14/2013 6:36:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2013 | Austin Hill
    You’ve probably heard about the airline crash reporting fiasco. Last Friday during a live midday newscast, KTVU TV in San Francisco reported as fact that the names of the pilots on board the Asiana airlines flight that recently crashed in that city were “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow.” Shortly thereafter it was determined that the information, which the television station allegedly acquired from the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), was not factual, but instead a racially insensitive joke. Within less than thirty-six hours after the incident not only had KTVU’s management apologized...
  • KTVU Flight 214 Epic Fail (reports pilots names Sum Ting Wong, Wi...)

    07/12/2013 3:04:40 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 48 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/12/13
    Bay Area news station KTVU just reported that the pilots of Asiana's disastrous flight 214 were the crack team of "Sum Ting Wong," "Wi Tu Lo," "Ho Lee Fuk," and "Bang Ding Ow." Despite the names obviously being just a bunch of racist jokes, KTVU, which has since apologized for the report, claims in a statement given to Gawker—and read on the air—that an NTSB official confirmed the names to them earlier today. EARLIER IN THE NEWSCAST WE GAVE SOME NAMES OF PILOTS INVOLVED IN THE ASIANA AIRLINES CRASH. THESE NAMES WERE NOT ACCURATE DESPITE AN N-T-S-B OFFICIAL IN WASHINGTON...
  • ‘Sum Ting Wong’: Local news channel reporting on Asiana crash gets punk’d — hard [video]

    07/12/2013 2:06:49 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7/12/2013 | Patrick1
    I don't care who you are, that's funny! Larry The Cable Guy.
  • 911 calls are still coming from cellphone of Katie Couric's late husband

    02/15/2013 6:15:58 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 25 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 15, 2013 | Katy St. Clair
    Someone notify Shirley MacLaine, because Katie Couric’s dead husband appears to be making 911 calls from his old phone. According to the New York Daily News, every Tuesday at 2 a.m. the late Jay Monahan’s phone line dials 911, then Couric gets an emergency call back saying help is on the way. She has notified the police and they are looking into it. Apparently there is a prank called “spoofing,” where someone uses a device to hack into a phone remotely. Or, Monahan’s disembodied spirit is trying to order a pizza, but is too drunk to hit the right speed-dial...
  • Drive Thru Invisible Driver Prank (video)

    01/09/2013 7:36:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 8, 2013 | MagicofRahat
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  • Santa plays a prank on young Jewish girl

    12/25/2012 5:42:55 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | December 23, 2012 | David Ross
    A young Jewish girl was pranked by Santa after she refused to believe that Santa comes to Jewish houses. While celebrating Chanukah the young Jewish girl opened her mother’s closet and found Christmas presents with her name on it. 4-year-old Ashley questioned her mother about the gifts. Her mother Amy said that Santa dropped the gifts off early. The family participated in a Christmas celebration at the girl’s aunt’s house, but clever Ashley did not believe the reasoning. That is when Ashley’s father asked his co workers at Z100 radio show to pretend to be Santa and prank call his...
  • The 30-year-old prank that became the first computer virus

    12/14/2012 10:15:57 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | 14 December 2012 | John Leyden
    To the author of ‪Elk Cloner‬, the first computer virus to be released outside of the lab, it’s sad that, 30 years after the self-replicating code's appearance, the industry has yet to come up with a secure operating system. When Rich Skrenta, created Elk Cloner as a prank in February 1982, he was a 15-year-old high school student with a precocious ability in programming and an overwhelming interest in computers. The boot sector virus was written for Apple II systems, the dominant home computers of the time, and infected floppy discs. If an Apple II booted from an infected floppy...
  • Kate Middleton Hospital Nurse Dies In Suspected Suicide After Being Duped By Aussie Radio Show

    12/07/2012 8:26:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/07/2012 | Adam Taylor
    In a sad and shocking twist, the nurse who works at the hospital where Kate Middleton was treated and who was reportedly duped by an Australian radio show has been found dead, and is suspected of killing herself. The Daily Mail reports that the nurse was found unconscious at an address near the hospital, King Edward VII Hospital in Paddington, London. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. One source told the Mail that she appeared to have killed herself. In a statement from the hospital, the nurse has been named as Jacintha Saldanha. She was described as...
  • Justin Bieber cancer hoax: Did fans shave their heads for nothing?

    10/28/2012 6:01:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    zap2it ^ | October 26, 2012
    Oops. The internet pranksters at the 4chan message boards schemed up an elaborate hoax to fool Justin Bieber fans into thinking that their idol has cancer - which he certainly doesn't. Not cool, 4chan. The tricksters faked a tweet from Entertainment Tonight's official account, reading "Pop star Justin Bieber was diagnosed with cancer earlier this morning. Bieber fans are shaving their heads to show their support." They doctored a few photos of young girls with shaved heads to make it appear that they were holding signs reading "Bald for Bieber." They then created false images of more tweets -- one...
  • Fake Celebrity Pranks New York City

    08/24/2012 12:47:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 21, 2012 | World Talk LIVE!
    On the night of July 27th, 2012, a huge prank was pulled in New York City and this is the video of what took place. Brett Cohen came up with a crazy idea to fool thousands of pedestrians walking the streets of Times Square into thinking he was a huge celebrity, and it worked! ...
  • NYPD Hate Crime Investigation After Bacon Found At End of Ramadan Celebration

    08/20/2012 11:30:09 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Conservative Nation News ^ | August. 20, 2012 | FreeThinkerNY
    Pork: The other white meat. Staten Island, NY (silive.com) -- It's being investigated as a hate crime -- someone scattered pieces of bacon over the New Dorp Beach field where the borough's Muslim community celebrated the end of Ramadan Sunday morning. But that act of desecration failed to ruin what organizers described as a successful celebration -- about 1,500 worshipers gathered at the John D'Amato Field at New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue, unaware of the early morning police investigation that preceded the ceremony. "Everything went smoothly," said Dr. Mohamed Sadeia, president of the Muslim American Society on Staten...
  • Ryan Plays April Fool's Day Joke On Romney

    Congressman Ryan announces Romney's entry into an empty room!
  • Poll: Which candidate do you trust more on issues of national security?

    07/21/2012 11:31:28 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 20 2012 | Kathleen Parker
    Which candidate do you trust more on issues of national security? Barack Obama - 77% Mitt Romney - 23% Total Votes: 4,127 Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding
  • Construction signs in Alaska hacked to read 'IMPEACH OBAMA'

    07/06/2012 4:28:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/06/12 | Keith Laing
    Construction signs in Alaska hacked to read 'impeach Obama'By Keith Laing - 07/06/12 05:08 PM ET Construction signs on roads in Anchorage, Alaska, were hacked this week to suggest that President Obama be impeached. The Alaska Department of Transportation said signs that are normally used to inform drivers about construction and detours ahead of them on roads were changed without permission to suggest charges be filed against the president, according to a report by Anchorage television station KTUU. “I'm sure somebody thought it was a pretty funny joke but we try to convey a lot of important information with these...
  • Goats removed from Simsbury High School roof overhang

    06/06/2012 2:25:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 31 replies
    An unusual surprise was waiting on top of a roof overhang at Simsbury High School on Wednesday morning. Simsbury High School officials said four goats were found on the roof overhang of the facility by a custodian who arrived at 5:15 a.m. to begin the day. The goats were all safely removed from the top of the 10-foot overhang and classes were held at the school as normal. It's unknown how the pygmy goats got onto the overhang in the first place, but Simsbury police said they believed the incident could have been the result of a senior prank.
  • Outrage as video of 'sick' prankster faking Zombie attacks in Miami sweeps web

    A video of a prank zombie attack going around the internet is being heavily criticized as both insensitive and dangerous after the recent cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami. The video shows a young man running around the streets pretending to be a zombie wearing a ripped, bloodied shirt, growling at people and scaring them away.
  • Outrage as video of 'sick' prankster faking Zombie attacks in Miami

    06/04/2012 5:31:13 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 16 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4 June 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A video of a prank zombie attack going around the internet is being heavily criticized as both insensitive and dangerous after the recent cannibal attack of a homeless man in Miami. The video shows a young man running around the streets pretending to be a zombie wearing a ripped, bloodied shirt, growling at people and scaring them away. At the beginning of the footage, the screen says: 'On Saturday May 26, 2012, a naked man was chewing on the face of another naked man in downtown Miami.
  • Obama daughters' school hit with prank email about sex, contraception

    05/22/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | May 22, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    The upscale Washington private school that counts Sasha and Malia Obama among its students was hit Tuesday with a prank email advising parents that, among other things, their children would receive "a voucher that may be redeemed for their choice of contraception" at the prom this year. Washingtonian magazine broke the news of the fake message, which purported to be a missive sent from the Sidwell Friends School administration. It is unclear how many families at the Quaker day school received the message, which was addressed to "Parents of the Sidwell Friends School Community." Contacted by Yahoo News, the school...
  • Man shot by friend when prank goes wrong

    05/15/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 37 replies
    ABC2News ^ | May 15, 2012 | staff reporter
    ELKTON, Md. (WMAR) - A man is recovering after being shot by his best friend in a prank that went wrong. Cecil County spokesperson Lt. Michael Holmes says deputies responded to the 600 block of Blue Ball Road in Elkton at about 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Holmes says the victim in this case was a recent victim of a home burglary and was telling his friend about it and saying that he could easily be a victim as well and that he needed to better secure his home. The victim went to his friends home early that morning to pull...
  • Meridian (Idaho) seniors pull prank, face charges

    05/08/2012 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Domandred · 29 replies
    KTVB.com ^ | 5/8/2012 | Andrea Lutz
    25 Mountain View High School students face misdemeanor charges for a senior prank they pulled late Sunday night. One senior said Monday, she and her fellow classmates are being treated unfairly by the district. “Everyone participates in senior pranks,” said Arica Nitz. “It’s not meant to cause any damage or harm.” A group of seniors formed a Facebook page sometime ago to decide on this year’s senior prank. “The plan was to sticky note the hallways, the doors, the windows, the lockers just sticky note everywhere. Just colorful hallways down every hallway,” said Nitz. The seniors also brought along some...
  • What's the best prank you've seen?

    09/24/2011 6:19:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 126 replies
    Whether at high school, college, or worplace, everyone has a story of pranks they witnessed. What are the best prank you've done or seen?
  • How to Embarrass CNN (photo)

    08/21/2011 6:55:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 08/22/11
  • 2 N.J. teens labeled sex offenders for life after 'horseplay' incident

    07/20/2011 8:26:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    NJ ^ | 7/20/11 | MaryAnn Spoto
    2 N.J. teens labeled sex offenders for life after 'horseplay' incidentUpdated: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 8:47 AM By MaryAnn Spoto/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger SOMERSET COUNTY — Call it bullying or call it horseplay. Either way, a state appellate court panel says roughhousing with a sexual connotation by a pair of 14-year-old Somerset County boys was a crime that requires them to register as sex offenders for the rest of their lives. In a decision handed down Monday, the three-judge panel acknowledged the severity of its decision, but said it was bound to uphold the law. "We are keenly aware that...
  • Teen faces prison after sex doll prank goes awry (Prosecutors gone wild, kid faces 8 years prison)

    07/06/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 111 replies
    WSVM ^ | 07/06/2011 | AP News
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - When 18-year-old Tyell Morton put a blow-up sex doll in a bathroom stall on the last day of school, he didn't expect school officials to call a bomb squad or that he'd be facing up to eight years in prison and a possible felony record. The senior prank gone awry has raised questions of race, prosecutorial zeal and the post-Columbine mindset in a small Indiana town and around the country, The Indianapolis Star reported in its Tuesday editions. Legal experts question the appropriateness of the charges against Morton, and law professor Jonathan Turley at George Washington University...
  • Fake Craiglist ad solicited sex for husband's ex-wife, police say

    07/05/2011 8:25:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | June 27, 2011 | Dale White
    BRADENTON - The self-employed operator of a home day care center in Sarasota is accused of placing a Craigslist ad in which she claimed to be her husband's ex-wife soliciting sex with strangers. The falsified ad led the victim to receive numerous phone calls, text messages and home visits from male strangers, frightening her and making her concerned about her children's safety, according to a police report.
  • Wisconsin legislature pushing for prank call ban

    03/01/2011 7:30:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/01/11 | Laura Donovan
    Wisconsin legislature pushing for prank call banLaura Donovan - The Daily Caller – Tue Mar 1, 3:43 pm ET A week after Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker received a prank call from blogger Ian Murphy, who posed as conservative billionaire David Koch, two Wisconsin legislators introduced a bill Monday that would ban prank calls, reports the Badger Herald. Republican state Sen. Mary Lazich and Republican state Rep. Mark Honadel said their measure would forbid deceiving the call’s recipient into believing the caller is someone he or she is not. “While use of spoofing is said to have some legitimate uses,...
  • Governor Walker's office confirms prank Koch call

    02/24/2011 11:11:03 AM PST · by spunkets · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 24, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    "12:09 p.m.: Another key exchange: FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers. WALKER: We thought about that. My only gut reaction to that would be, right now, the lawmakers I talk to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this. The teachers union did some polling and focus groups... "
  • Blogger who prank-called Gov. Scott Walker as Koch brother once wrote article attacking ... troops

    02/24/2011 6:58:19 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
  • Governor Walker Responds to Prank Call (Did Ian Murphy break the law?)

    02/23/2011 2:40:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Todays TMJ4 ^ | 2/23/11
    Governor Walker Responds to Prank Call MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won't be distracted by a prank phone call made by a blogger posing as one of his campaign donors, and he'll push forward with a bill to limit the power of public employee unions. Walker stood by his comments on the call, saying they were no different than what he has said publicly. A website called the Buffalo Beast posted audio of Tuesday's call in which its editor pretended to be conservative billionaire David Koch, who had supported Walker's campaign. **SNIP** Walker revealed his supporters...
  • Did Scott Walker Reveal His Crisis-Ending Ruse to a Prank Caller?

    02/23/2011 11:48:53 AM PST · by speciallybland · 23 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/23/2011 | David Weigel
    I think Murphy gets a scoop here when he gets Walker to explain a ruse that could bring the Senate back in session. He's discussing the missing Senate Democrats. WALKER: There's a bunch of recalls up against them. They'd really like to just get back up here and get it over with. So the paycheck thing, some of the other things threatening them, I think collectively there's enough going on, and as long as they don't think I'm going to cave, which again we have no interest in. An interesting idea that was brought up to me by my chief...
  • Walker Pranked(Prank call to Gov Walker -pretending to be David Koch)

    02/23/2011 8:14:10 AM PST · by SE Mom · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 23 February 2011 | Ben Smith
    Not since those Montreal comedians got through to Sarah Palin has a stunt like this worked, but a reporter from the Buffalo Beast, posing as David Koch, appears to have managed to get Scott Walker on the line. The alt-weekly's site is down, but you can hear the recording at Mother Jones. But they didn't actually get much from Walker, other than his assent to bizarre "Koch" statements. He does give a glimpse of his -- utterly reasonable -- strategy, including courting an independent-minded Senate Democrat who he describes as "pretty reasonable, but he's not one of us." He also...
  • Eerie image captured in woods

    12/10/2010 12:41:03 PM PST · by rvoitier · 85 replies · 2+ views
    WVLA ^ | Thursday, 09 Dec 2010, 10:57 PM EST
    Hey Boudreaux, make some rice!