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  • Baby Born Prematurely When Her Mum Was Struck by Lightning Still Has Static Hair One Year Later

    07/14/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Her parents call her their ‘little Flash Gordon’ after she miraculously survived an emergency C-section when her mum was struck by lightning last July. One-year-old Kimberly Gordon amazingly survived the lightning bolt which hit her mum during an Independence Day fireworks display in New Mexico, but has had permanently static hair ever since. Dad, Ian Gordon, told ABC News that his girlfriend, Kendra Villanueva, was two weeks from her due date when the couple – and their unborn baby – were hit with the bolt from the blue during a rainstorm. Kimberly Gordon was in the womb when her mother...
  • Katy Perry offers to write Hillary Clinton’s theme song after meeting at ‘Hard Choices’ book signing

    06/23/2014 12:19:09 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 74 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | 6/23/14 | BY CHIDERAH MONDE
    Katy Perry offers to write Hillary Clinton’s theme song after meeting at ‘Hard Choices’ book signing The pop star shared a photo with the former Secretary of State at Clinton's book signing over the weekend. If Hillary Clinton ends up running for president again, she'll have a roaring pop star in her court. Katy Perry offered to contribute to Clinton's potential campaign in a very big way after the two met at a book signing for the former Secretary of State's memoir "Hard Choices." "I told (Hillary Clinton) that I would write her a 'theme' song if she needs it,"...
  • Marvel is killing off a major character (Wolverine)

    04/29/2014 3:13:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 31 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2014 | Darren Franich
    It’s been almost 40 years since Wolverine’s first appearance on the very last page of The Incredible Hulk #180. In comic book time, of course, Wolverine is much older: Over a hundred years old, a century-plus lifespan that has seen the man called Logan become a soldier, a samurai, a superhero, an X-Man, an Avenger, the amnesiac victim of horrific scientific experiments, a renegade, a teacher. This September, that’s going to end.
  • Farewell, Archie: Beloved comic book character to die

    04/08/2014 8:37:01 AM PDT · by MissTed · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/14 | Henry Hanks
    Since 1941, comic book fans have followed the exploits of teenaged Archie Andrews and his friends. This July, they'll find out how he dies. "Life With Archie" #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. Few details are known, but it seems fitting that Archie would go out a hero. The 37th issue one week later will end the series. The "Life With Archie" series has been telling the stories of possible future Archie scenarios for the past few years, and so Archie...
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent “Life With Archie” series. “We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the character’s impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • Eleven Hate-Crime Hoaxes: Bogus baiting, retracted rape, and homophobic hokum.

    03/25/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Alec Torres
    While returning to a dorm room last month, a black student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan was greeted by racist graffiti on a dry erase board on the door complete with a hanged stick figure labeled “black.” But on Friday, the Grand Valley Police Department reported that the owner of the board was the very person responsible for the racist remarks. This incident at Grand Valley State is just the latest of many instances over the past few years in which people claim to be the victims of hate crimes they inflicted on themselves or completely fabricated. Perhaps...
  • How British satellite company Inmarsat tracked down MH370

    03/24/2014 10:34:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 106 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 24, 2014 | Sophie Curtis
    snip "We looked at the Doppler effect, which is the change in frequency, due to the movement of a satellite in its orbit. What that then gave us was a predicted path for the northerly route and a predicted path the southerly route," explained Chris McLaughlin, senior vice president of external affairs at Inmarsat. This information was relayed to Malaysian officials by 12 March, but Malaysia's government did not publicly acknowledge it until 15 March, according to the Wall Street Journal. Malaysia began to redirect the search effort that day, to focus on the areas the information described. However, some...
  • Devil Baby Attack (video)

    01/17/2014 11:20:51 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2014
    The video may make you think twice before peeking into the next stroller you see... What's being called a "devil baby" is terrorizing the streets of New York City...and it's all caught in a video that's gone viral. Residents are lured to a remote-controlled stroller with a robot “baby” crying inside, according to Daily Mail. Then, the animatronic “baby” jumps up, screams, vomits and even makes rude hand gestures. Their horrified reactions are all caught on video. It’s all a prank by the makers of a new horror film, “Devil’s Due,” to promote their movie.
  • Gay men say Texas bar kicked them out for dancing

    12/25/2013 10:45:39 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 103 replies
    The Chronicle ^ | 12/25/2013 | Doesn't say
    VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is supporting a gay couple after the men said they were kicked out of a South Texas nightclub for dancing together to country music. The incident occurred Saturday night at a Victoria nightclub when Justin Meyer, 21, said he and his partner danced together to the country song "Cowboys and Angels," the Victoria Advocate reported ( ). The men said a manager approached them and told them Cactus Canyon had a policy barring two men from dancing together to country music. Meyer's partner, James Douglas, 30, said the manager...
  • Why Miley Cyrus Matters

    09/06/2013 5:14:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | September 6, 2013 | Mona Charen
    Some defenders of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance don't understand what all the outrage is about. Justin Timberlake tweeted, "She's young. Take it easy on her." Lena Dunham worried about "slut shaming." Russell Simmons wrote "Just saw @MileyCyrus. What did I miss. She was having fun. #twerkmileytwerk." And Adam Lambert tweeted " ... Listen if it wasn't ur cup of tea -- all good but why is everyone spazzing? Hey -- she's doin something right. We all talkin." Cyrus seemed to endorse Lambert's any-attention-is-good-attention rationale. She boasted on Twitter that "Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more...
  • Kanye West stopped at 11th hour from projecting music video "New Slaves" on the side of the Alamo

    05/27/2013 10:06:48 PM PDT · by Windflier · 33 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 27 May 2013 | Paul Thompson
    Authorities in Texas have shut down Kanye West's attempt to project his controversial new video on the walls of the The Alamo - and slammed the rapper as being 'disrespectful.' The incident came just days after the same thing happened at a Houston venue. More than 500 fans turned up on Sunday night to see the video 'New Slaves' after the event at the historic site was advertised on his official website. But officials said no permit had been issued for the video projection and the event in San Antonio did not take place. This marks the second time that...
  • “The Five” Absolutely Destroy Jim Carrey’s Absurd Press Release

    03/30/2013 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 112 replies ^ | March 30, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Actor Jim Carrey’s “Cold Dead Hand” video unleashed a firestorm of outrage among conservatives and gun-rights advocates—and for good reason. In one pathetic song, Carrey, who enjoys the protection of an armed bodyguard, mocks the nearly 90 million gun owners in this country, Charlton Heston and rural America. Allahpundit over at Hot Air summed it up best when he said the song is “neither funny nor biting” but rather, is “basically an extended dick joke of the sort that’s been thrown at gun owners for decades.” Indeed. But it seems Carrey couldn’t handle Greg Gutfeld’s criticism on Fox News. The actor...
  • Pics: Here's a Real Shark with a Real Laser Attached to Its Fin

    05/02/2012 7:24:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    DVICE ^ | May 2, 2012 | Raymond Wong
    Pics: Here's a real shark with a real laser attached to its fin Through the collective power of Facebook "Liking," Wicked Lasers promised a shark with a laser attached to it. Internet, here's your shark with a laser mounted on its fin. The laser isn't on the shark's head, but this will do (for now). Did you really think that Wicked Lasers would arm a shark with a powerful weapon that would give it the ability to sear other marine life? Get real. True, Wicked Lasers and marine biologist Luke Tipple did mount an S3 Krypton laser to a lemon...
  • 1 in 5 Macs Has Malware [STUDY]

    04/24/2012 6:55:44 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Todd Wasserman
    In a challenge to the prevailing belief that Apple computers are immune to the sort of cyberattacks that plague WIndows-based machines, research firm Sophos has released a study claiming that one in five Macs have malware. The report, released on Tuesday, is based on a “100,000-strong snapshot” of the millions of Macs that downloaded Sophos’s free Mac antivirus software. The study found that 20% of Macs were carrying one or more instances of Windows malware. Such malware doesn’t cause symptoms unless the Mac owners run Windows on their machines, but it can be spread to others. However, this doesn’t appear...
  • 'Hunger Games' Success Sparks Interest in Archery

    04/16/2012 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Chicago - Everyone expected the "Hunger Games" would rule the box office. But one unexpected side effect of the hit movie and book series is that archery is now hotter than ever. Archery clubs and ranges across the country are seeing a huge boost in interest right now.
  • Actress Leisha Hailey Tweets She Was Kicked Off Southwest Airlines Flight After Kissing Girlfriend

    09/27/2011 5:50:18 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies ^ | September 26, 2011 | Kimberly Nordyke
    "Flt. attendant said that it was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok," she wrote. The L Word actress Leisha Hailey says she was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after kissing her girlfriend. In a series of tweets Monday, Hailey wrote that she and fashion designer Nina Garduno, who have been together since 2006, "were escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue." "I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir," she tweeted. "Flt. attendant said that it was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok."
  • (AP barf alert) Analysis: Reimagining Obama after gutsy raid

    05/07/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 55 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Fri May 6, 6:15 pm ET | By NANCY BENAC
    It was just a firehouse chat with the guys of Engine 54 in lower Manhattan. But President Barack Obama delivered a message he hopes will also hit home with every American in this week of national catharsis: "You're always going to have a president and an administration who's got your back." In the denouement to the daring raid that brought down Osama bin Laden, the president has in effect been reintroduced to the nation. While taking care to strike the right tone — trying to savor the success of the dramatic covert operation without appearing to gloat — Obama has...
  • Hoax! Couple behind Birth or Not abortion voting website are internet fraudsters

    11/23/2010 9:07:14 AM PST · by CharlieOK1 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/23/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The Minneapolis couple behind the website have been revealed as internet fraudsters. Pete and Alisha Arnold, both 30, set up a website claiming they were torn about aborting or keeping their healthy baby boy and asked the public to vote online and help them decide. But the alternative weekly City Pages revealed Pete is a pro-life activist who posts his beliefs on the internet under the alias Zeeboid.
  • Gay Rights Activists Protest Obama Fundraiser, Lash Out at White House

    10/12/2010 2:29:22 PM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | Octobe 12, 2010 | Gay Rights Activists Protest Obama Fundraiser, Lash Out at White House
    With three weeks left until election day, it's highly unlikely Democrats in Washington will take up any gay rights issues before there is a new balance of power in the capitol. Gay rights activists, however, are intent on reminding President Obama and his party that they're not satisfied with what's been accomplished so far. The president was attending a Democratic fundraiser in Miami last night, held in the back yard of NBA star Alonzo Mourning's 12,000-square-foot mansion, when air horns could be heard blaring across the water, according to pool reports of the event. The noise was reportedly not loud...
  • Police shut down California street as Octomum Nadya Suleman holds yard sale

    09/27/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9-27-2010 | David Gardner
    Octomum Nadya Suleman held a yard sale on Saturday in a desperate attempt to raise enough money to keep a roof over the heads of her 14 children. The sale drew a crowd of more than 150 people and police were forced to shut off her street in La Habra, California, because more kept arriving. Miss Suleman, 35, is reportedly more than a month behind on her mortgage payments and says she is facing foreclosure. But she insist she has turned down lucrative offers to strip off for Playboy or to appear in an adult movie .
  • Muslim Groups To Discuss 'Islamophobia'

    08/13/2010 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 51 replies · 1+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Muslims and people of other faiths plan to gather at the Connecticut Capitol to discuss what they call "Islamophobia" across the country and concerns for their safety during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Singer Jewel Goes Undercover at Karaoke Bar for Comedy Site

    07/14/2010 12:09:01 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 July 2010 | ap
    On a recent Monday night at a Los Angeles karaoke bar, a meek-looking woman in a business suit and glasses was coaxed on stage by her co-workers. While the boozy crowd readied itself for four minutes of awkward singing, the woman — "Karen" — suddenly belted out exquisite, pitch-perfect renditions of the Jewel songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games." Astonished crowd members picked their jaws off the floor and cheered wildly. One person was heard comparing Karen to "an American Susan Boyle." Unbeknownst to them, they had been victims of "undercover karaoke." Karen really was Jewel,
  • Macy's department store showcases drag queen in downtown store for "gay pride week" fashion show

    06/18/2010 10:41:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies · 570+ views ^ | 06/18/2010 | n/a
    Macy's Department Store in Boston has broken new ground in its cutting-edge support of "gay pride" and the homosexual / transgender movement. As an official "Gay Pride Week" event, Macy's downtown Boston store held a fashion show MC'd by a well-known Boston drag queen. "Jujubee" is a man who dresses as a woman and performs at various drag queen and cross-dressing events. (And it's been holding similar celebratory events in 16 cities nationwide, according to a company spokesman in our video!) The event was open to the public, held in the men's department of the downtown Macy's store, and widely...
  • Marching for right to bare breasts, women faced with sea of cameras (Portland, Maine)

    04/04/2010 12:18:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies · 6,015+ views
    Maine Sunday Telegraph ^ | April 4, 2009 | Edward D. Murphy
    About two dozen women took a walk down Congress Street topless Saturday, attracting a large crowd as they tried to preach that partial female nudity is not worthy of attracting a crowd. The point of the march was that a topless woman out in public should attract no more attention than a man walking around without a shirt on, said Ty MacDowell, 20, of Westbrook, who organized Saturday's event and promoted it on Facebook. But as the event got under way in Longfellow Square, the marchers were soon outnumbered by scores of onlookers -- mostly young men eagerly snapping...
  • Great moments in pop nudity: Erykah Badu, John & Yoko, Tori Amos and more

    04/02/2010 12:58:04 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 34 replies · 1,667+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 2, 2010 | | Ann Powers
    Erykah Badu did a brave thing/made a shrewd marketing decision... What are your favorite moments in provocative pop flesh-baring? I'm not talking about simple titillation, but about nakedness risked to make a point... John & Yoko, "Two Virgins" album cover: The famous full-frontal shot of the Beatle and his life partner... Carolee Schneemann, "Interior Scroll": ...1975 performance piece, in which the groundbreaking feminist body artist pulled a thin roll full of writing from, yes, her interior... Patti Smith, "Easter" album cover: A flimsy nightgown covers Smith's flesh in the Lynn Goldsmith photo on her 1978 album. But she exposes something...
  • Singer Erykah Badu strips at JFK assassination site in new video

    03/30/2010 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies · 1,648+ views
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2010 | Alan Duke
  • (Houston) River Oaks apartment complex offers clothing-optional sundeck

    03/25/2010 11:45:41 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 56 replies · 1,209+ views
    KHOU Channel 11 Houston ^ | March 23, 2010 | Courtney Zubowski / 11 News
    The competition to lease apartments is tough, and there are all kinds of incentives to get tenants... a River Oaks apartment complex is taking a different approach. Instead of giving you something, it’s offering to let you take something off. The apartment complex is known as La Maison, and it's located in the 2700 block of Revere. Its French name isn’t the only European thing about it... You see, on the La Maison sundeck, four stories high in the middle of Houston, clothing is optional. It’s the first of its kind in Houston. There were no takers Tuesday. For some,...
  • 5,200 Australians bare all for photo shoot

    03/01/2010 9:11:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies · 2,357+ views
    AP ^ | March 1, 2010
    SYDNEY—About 5,200 naked people embraced each other on the steps of Sydney's iconic Opera House on Monday for a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick. Tunick, who is known for his nude group photos in public spaces, posed participants for more than an hour in a variety of positions. "It was difficult to get the straight participants to embrace the gay participants and vice versa," Tunick said. "So I was very happy that that last set up finally got done and everyone came together (in a) united, friendly kiss, a loving kiss in front of this great structure."
  • IL State Comptroller Candidate William Kelly Uses Springfield Nativity Scene For Publicity Stunt

    12/24/2009 7:26:54 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 464+ views ^ | December 23, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    by Daniel T. Zanoza, Chairman, Springfield Nativity Scene Committee & Executive Director, ... On December 1st 2008, the Springfield Nativity Scene Committee (SNSC), received permission from the Secretary of State's office to display a Nativity scene, for the first time in state history, in the state Capitol Rotunda Building. The opening day ceremony attracted a great deal of media and the religious display attracted those with dissenting opinions regarding the expression of religious liberty in the public square as well. This year, a standing room only crowd attended the 2nd annual opening day ceremony for the Springfield Nativity Scene....
  • White House invokes separation of powers to block testimony of … social secretary

    12/03/2009 6:42:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,341+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec.3, 2009 | Allahpundit
    This is kind of like asserting executive privilege to block disclosure of the White House chef’s recipe file. Even lefties can’t believe it: [I]t is literally inconceivable that anyone drafting the Constitution would have imagined the position of White House Social Secretary, paid for with taxpayer funds, and that the majesty of separation of powers rhetoric would apply to a situation like this…. This is simply yet more evidence that all presidents, regardless of political party and ostensible commitment to “transparency,” take on royalist airs when taking their oath of office. Congress wants to talk to her about how the...
  • Caption these libtards staging a 'body pile up' to protest 'the poor state of US healthcare'

    11/30/2009 12:08:21 PM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 77 replies · 2,126+ views
    Daylife Photos ^ | Oct, 2009 | Staff
    "Members of the Health Access protest group stage a crime scene-like 'body pile-up' as part of their campaign against what they say is the poor state of US Healthcare in Los Angeles"
  • Octomom Nadya Suleman Dresses As Pregnant Octo-Nun With Little Devils

    10/29/2009 6:31:49 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 1,072+ views
    All Headline News ^ | October 29, 2009 | Anne Lu
    Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Octomom Nadya Suleman has found a way to turn the spotlight back on her this Halloween. The controversial unemployed single mother dressed up as a pregnant nun and had her octuplets don red devil costumes earlier this week.She was all smiles for the camera while her 9-month-old octuplets were visibly restless, with some even photographed crying. Their trick or treat parade was completed by two big strollers draped in spider webs. Suleman, who has six other older kids, created a public uproar in January when she gave birth to her octuplets via in-vitro fertilization, while...
  • KFC 'Colonel' Dupes UN Security

    10/26/2009 4:53:51 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 47 replies · 1,488+ views
    CNS / National Post ^ | Monday, October 26, 2009 | Steven Edwards
    Red-faced United Nations officials on Monday admitted to a major security lapse after a UN guard helped Kentucky Fried Chicken's "Colonel Sanders" gain access to restricted areas. The guard escorted the white-suited intruder past security barriers, where he got a handshake from the UN General Assembly president, Dr. Ali A. Treki of Libya. The faux fast food chain founder also posed for a picture beneath the assembly's giant UN logo, which overlooks the spot where world leaders address their international counterparts. "It should not have happened -- that I will stress, and very strongly," said Michele Montas, spokeswoman for UN...
  • FOR SALE: Proof That Balloon Boy Was A Hoax

    10/17/2009 4:24:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 1,787+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | By The Business Insider
    There is allegedly proof that the story of balloon boy Falcon Heene was a stunt to help pitch a television show. But the purported proof will cost you thousands of dollars to get. Today, we spoke with a Denver-area student who claims to have worked with Falcon's father, Richard Heene, on a reality show proposal for ABC. The student wants to sell the information and says the National Enquirer is considering buying it for between $5,000 and $8,000. The student claims to have been hired by Heene, and says the two worked together from March until May 2009 to prepare...
  • Balloon boy: hoax rumours as Falcon Heene says 'we did this for the show'

    10/16/2009 2:58:55 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 37 replies · 2,102+ views
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 10/16/2009
    Speculation is mounting that the story of six-year-old American boy Falcon Heene who was feared to have floated away on a home-made weather balloon was a hoax organised by his family to gain publicity.
  • Raw;Heene Family Home Video Shows Balloon Takeoff

    10/16/2009 12:41:51 PM PDT · by coon2000 · 82 replies · 2,854+ views
    As the homemade balloon took to the air, Richard Heene blasts wife about tethering. • While world worried, 'balloon boy' was safe in attic
  • Colorado balloon boy’s family could get billed for rescue effort

    10/16/2009 10:24:42 AM PDT · by GoldStandard · 43 replies · 1,898+ views
    The National Post ^ | October 16, 2009 | Karen Hawthorne
    A sheriff’s office that helped chase down a saucer-shaped balloon that officials feared was carrying a six-year-old boy over Colorado is now considering billing the child’s family hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for a rescue effort that turned out to be needless, Canwest News Service reports: A spokeswoman for the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said all of the county’s on-duty resources were expended in the balloon chase Thursday, which ended when the sliver, UFO-likecontraption floated to the ground without a child aboard. It was later discovered the child was hiding in the attic of his family’s garage. Deputy...
  • Boy in Balloon Hoax: 'We Did This for a Show'

    10/15/2009 9:00:26 PM PDT · by americanophile · 225 replies · 12,533+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2009 | AP Via Fox News
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The 6-year-old Colorado boy thought to have floated off in a homemade balloon has raised questions whether it might have been a family stunt. During a live interview on CNN, Falcon Heene said he heard his family calling his name as he hid in the rafters of their garage. At the time, there was a frantic effort to bring down the balloon safely. Falcon's father asked, "Why didn't you come out?" The boy answered, "You had said we did this for a show." After the CNN interview, the father said he didn't know what his son...
  • Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming From Near Air Force One (great photo... lol)

    05/28/2009 12:37:44 PM PDT · by xtinct · 203 replies · 13,157+ views
    NBC/LA News ^ | 5/28/09 | Christina Hoag
    A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Airport security officers carried the woman away by the feet and arms as she protested her removal. She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. The newspaper's Web site says it is monthly publication a Brenda Lee column is posted on it. Calls to the newspaper and the White House press office...
  • History Channel Announces "Global Event" For May 25th...

    05/18/2009 12:19:54 PM PDT · by TaraP · 471 replies · 8,934+ views
    The History Channel has been running an unusual 14-second ad that simply says: "May 25, 2009. A Global Event. This Changes Everything." Maybe this? ISBN:9780316070089 Library Bound #: 619216 Format: Hardcover Price: $28.99 Pub Date: May 2009 Lying inside a high security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world’s leading museums, is a discovery that will change textbooks, change science, and change how we understand the human race. The author of Untitled has been given exclusive access to all of the research and the team of top scientists who have been validating the discovery, the announcement...
  • Air Force One Photo Opp Triggers Panic in Manhattan

    04/27/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 150 replies · 6,911+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | April 27, 2009 | MARK CRUDELE, RICHARD ESPOSITO and LISA STARK
    A photo shoot involving a 747 used as Air Force One and two fighter jets flying at low altitude led to hundreds of frightened calls from residents and workers in Lower Manhattan this morning, triggering memories of 9-11 as many evacuated their offices... According to officials, the flight -- authorized by the FAA -- came in as low as 1000 feet to 150 feet above the city as it made a large circle over Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey... Other officials noted that they were led to believe the flight would be limited to the area near the...
  • FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos

    04/27/2009 7:30:01 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 387 replies · 15,445+ views
    FAA says low-flying plane over Staten Island is 'pre-planned' flight to take photos by Staten Island Advance Monday April 27, 2009, 10:03 AM A plane, that appears to be a commercial jet tailed by fighter jets, is a "pre-planned" military flight taking photos of the Statue of Liberty, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Reports indicate it may be Air Force One. "It is pre-planned, pre-coordinated with everyone involved," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters. "It's a military flight over New York to take photos." Peters, who stressed it is not an emergency, said the flight is circling the Statue of...
  • Australian Artist Grows Implanted Ear on His Arm in Plan to Let World Listen Via Internet (video)

    04/13/2009 10:39:16 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 919+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 13, 2009
    "If you telephone me on the mobile, I would be able to speak to you through my 'ear.'"
  • Troop Support for Obama in Iraq was Staged

    04/13/2009 8:19:05 AM PDT · by big black dog · 21 replies · 1,701+ views
    Now, this has occurred before with Bill Clinton, and it quite possibly could have been the same with Bush - the issue is how the MSM spins this and how it will report one way if you are affiliated with one party versus the other way when you have the “scarlet” R next to your name. From Flopping Aces: “Cheered wildly by U.S. troops,” begins Jennifer Democratic Operative Loven’s AP report on Obama’s surprise visit to Iraq on Tuesday. Quite a contrast to the silent treatment Marines gave Obama at his Camp LeJeune speech in late February. Just how did...
  • Lindsay Lohan in tears, in "absolute hell"

    04/08/2009 12:43:09 PM PDT · by GeronL · 73 replies · 2,492+ views
    Her former GF changed the locks on their house and asked the cops about a restraining order. Thats some breakup. Lohan has fallen so low that apparently Nicole Ritchie walked by her and said "Uck". Can it get any lower than that??
  • New Law Will Require Camera Phones To "Click"

    01/26/2009 2:13:08 PM PST · by dila813 · 117 replies · 2,087+ views
    Techfragments ^ | Today | Michael Horton
    A new bill is being introduced called, Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, which would require any mobile phone containing a digital camera to sound a tone whenever a photograph is taken with the camera's phone. It would also prohibit such a phone from being equipped with a means of disabling or silencing the tone. While its a good gesture, I do not believe having such a law would deter criminals from hacking their camera phones to take pictures in inappropriate ways. Also, the real criminals would not even use a camera phone but would probably use other devices such as...
  • Chris Matthews now in doubt for senate run

    01/07/2009 7:26:27 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 14 replies · 847+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 44th Estate ^ | January 7, 2009 | Salena Zito
    Jim Matthews, Republican chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and former candidate for lieutenant governor, says he would be surprised if brother Chris, a Democrat, would leave "hardballing" to run for the Senate. Matthews told the the AP that his brother loves his job as the anchor of MSNBC's Hardball, and is currently weighing a contract offer from the network. Rumors and polls have been flying at the possibility of a Matthews/Arlen Specter match-up if both men made it through their primaries in the race for the U.S. Senate in November 2010.
  • Public Tribute Planned For Obama's Grandmother Obama Family Not Scheduled To Attend Service

    11/13/2008 10:06:00 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 69 replies · 3,398+ views
    Kitv ^ | Nov. 12, 2008
    HONOLULU -- A tribute service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother has been scheduled for the public to attend. The service to honor Madelyn Dunham will be held on Friday at 5 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.
  • Can anyone surface a recent photo of Obama & Grandmother?

    Obama is so close to his Grandmother, he's flying to Hawaii to visit her. But according to this article, the most recent picture of them together is 25 years old. And since Obama thinks so highly of Grandma, wouldn't you imagine that he would want his daughters to visit and get to know their great-grandma?
  • Obama Kotel Note Leak was PR Stunt

    07/30/2008 8:00:52 AM PDT · by ncfool · 52 replies · 335+ views
    Arutz Sheva - ^ | 07/29/08, 10:30 PM | Gil Ronen and Hana Levi Julian
    ( Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's campaign seems to have purposely leaked the contents of the note that he placed in the Kotel, web magazine Israel Insider wrote Tuesday. While Israel's Hebrew newspaper Maariv came under fire for publishing the note, "it now appears that Maariv had collaborated with the Obama campaign in getting the 'private' prayer, with its 'modest' supplication to the Lord, out to the public, buffing his Christian credentials and showing his "humility," the web magazine said.