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  • Dave Chappelle walks off stage after being heckled — VIDEO

    08/31/2013 5:02:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 8/30/13 | Hillary Busis
    After eight largely Chappelle-free years, you’d think comedy fans would be eager to hear what the guy had to say in his new standup routine. By EW’s own account, spectators in Austin certainly were: When Dave Chappelle first took the stage at Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, those present gave the comic a standing ovation before he even began his set. Alas, that was Texas —and this is Connecticut. Last night in Hartford, a noisy, unruly crowd prompted Chappelle to pause his set, ultimately walking off stage to a chorus of boos.
  • Man accused of slapping boy on flight jobless

    02/18/2013 4:48:44 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/18/13 | Ric Ward and Michael Martinez
    An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job. Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job. "Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it...
  • Businesses behaving badly — to job seekers (Calling All FR HR Types)

    03/29/2011 5:45:36 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 43 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 29 March 2011 | Katie Johnston Chase
    The software company definitely seemed interested in hiring Tom Fleming. It set up breakfast and lunch meetings, then flew the Concord salesman to its headquarters in Virginia for interviews with a half-dozen executives, including the founder and chief executive. But after promising to get back to him in a week, the company never contacted him again.
  • Andrea Snarks Palin's Foreign Trip: 'Where Do You Start?'

    03/21/2011 1:39:12 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could Andrea Mitchell possibly be more snide and condescending toward Sarah Palin? On her MSNBC show today, here's how Mitchell introduced her interview with Jeanne Cummings of Politico concerning Sarah Palin's current trip to India and Israel: "Well. Heh-heh. Where do you start?" Dismissive as was the language, only the video does justice to the derision in Mitchell's tone. View clip here.
  • Seattle one of the country's rudest cities [no surprise]

    01/20/2011 6:09:14 PM PST · by Clint Williams · 40 replies
    MyNorthwest.com ^ | 1/20/11 | Stephanie Klein
    We have coffee, rain, traffic, and apparently some of the rudest people in America. According to survey in Travel and Leisure Magazine, Seattle is ranked number 16 in a list of the country's 20 rudest cities. The magazine recommends striking up a conversation at Pike Place Market, which is actually Washington state's number one tourist destination meaning you'll probably be talking with an outsider. Cities ruder than Seattle included Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Miami. Los Angeles beat out Boston and New York for the top spot. People in Seattle are nicer than those in Anchorage, Houston, and...
  • It’s the Little Things: TV Edition

    06/30/2010 5:38:59 AM PDT · by Stoutcat
    Grand Rants ^ | 06-30-10 | Alan Speakman
    I got to thinking about the insidious nature of television commercials, and started a quick compilation of “little things” which, taken singly seem innocent enough, but which, when bombarded throughout the 24-hour cycle, are little short of damning in their flaunting of flat-out rudeness and out-and-out celebration of bad behavior…
  • Parents Not Happy With T.I. School Visit (principle's rude Bush insulting note to parents)

    04/23/2010 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 39 replies · 1,835+ views
    http://www.11alive.com ^ | 4/21/2010 | Jayne Watson
    HENRY COUNTY, GA -- Out of jail and doing community service, Clifford "T.I." Harris made a trip to Woodland Middle School in Henry County on March 5, an unwanted surprise for one family. Tom Myers was surprised when his daughter came home and told him that T.I. had been the speaker at the assembly on anti bullying. Myers told 11Alive News that had he known T.I. was speaking, he would not have allowed his daughter to attend. So he wrote an e-mail to Woodland's principal, Dr. Terry Oatts. "The first e-mail I sent to him was to ask that from...
  • Barack Obama and the Exhausted Presidency

    01/01/2010 3:30:32 AM PST · by Scanian · 40 replies · 1,501+ views
    Big Government ^ | December 31, 2009 | Paul A. Rahe
    In a recent puff piece, The New York Times reports that our President is tired. This is not the first such report. Back in May, when he treated England’s Gordon Brown so shabbily, the excuse given — according to The Daily Telegraph – was that wrestling with the economic crisis had left Barack Obama too exhausted to be able to focus on foreign affairs. We should perhaps discount what was said in May. For, as I have attempted to document in detail here, here, here, here, here, and here, President Obama is a gentleman, and, as such, he is never...
  • Rudeness Poll: Smelly passengers voted the most hated

    10/11/2009 1:41:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies · 1,605+ views
    news ^ | October 09, 2009 | Kate Schneider
    PASSENGERS who have poor personal hygiene or kick seats have been voted the most disliked flyers in a new survey. A wide variety of annoying travel behaviour was detailed in US travel company Travelocity’s 2009 Rudeness Poll, which surveyed 1600 passengers on their pet peeves.The annoyances varied between the time of boarding the plane, during the flight and when departing. When boarding those surveyed were most annoyed by passengers who wrested with larger than allowed carry-on luggage. This was followed by people who crowded the boarding line, blocked the isle, stored their luggage carelessly or used overhead bins for small...
  • Paris USA - Wall Street Rule Breakers and Michelle's Resentment

    07/21/2008 5:24:06 AM PDT · by foutsc · 11 replies · 101+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 21 July 08 | foutsc
    Finntann wrote in his blog about the decline of 'Civil-ization' in this country. While the polite still outnumber the rude, the ranks of the latter are growing. Closely related to the rude are those who think the rules don't apply to them, or who have become successful but are resentful of having had to work so hard for it. Just look at the financial mess we are in: The rules didn't apply to the politicians and their crony capitalist friends. Next we have anger and resentment from those who have overcome poverty and racism to get where they are today....
  • When did standing up become illegal ?

    06/11/2008 9:36:41 PM PDT · by Kellis91789 · 107 replies · 209+ views
    Vanity | 6-11-2008 | Me
    This is definitely a vanity post. My first, but it has been bothering me for several days and I have toget it off my chest. It does have serious social implications, however, and I hope not uninteresting to Freepers. Last Saturday night, my brother (46) and I (43) decided to go to a movie, King Fu Panda. Being an animated feature, we were wary of screaming kids so we specifically chose a showtime after 10PM. Four guys came in at the last minute and sat four seats away, with empty seats between us. Five minutes into the movie, the guy...
  • Three Removed From Senate During Hindu Prayer

    07/12/2007 7:08:19 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 388 replies · 9,608+ views
    Three Removed From Senate During Hindu Prayer By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer July 12, 2007 Washington (CNSNews.com) -- Three Christian protestors were removed from the U.S. Senate chamber's observation gallery Thursday when they disrupted the morning prayer -- being delivered for the first time in history by a Hindu chaplain. The three unidentified protestors began praying loudly when Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain from Nevada, started praying. The demonstrators prayed for forgiveness from Jesus Christ for "betraying" the Christian tradition. Senate security officers quickly removed the demonstrators, and Zed continued with his prayer for peace. "May our study be...
  • What is a "ping" list and how does one get on it?

    08/11/2006 9:16:40 PM PDT · by silentknight · 95 replies · 2,010+ views
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  • What does "Ping" mean?

    07/02/2006 7:57:20 AM PDT · by maineman · 405 replies · 15,758+ views
    I see so many people asking to be put on the 'ping list', what does that mean? I also see that you can be 'pinged' if something you are interested in is posted. Are you notified someway? Thanks
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
    THESE ARE THE SENATORS WHO VOTED TO GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PARTY, THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE DEFEATED IN 2006, 2008 OR 2010, WHENEVER THEY NEXT COME UP FOR OFFICE. SEND THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW; THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION -- THAT IS, UNLESS THEY DO NOT MIND SHARING THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS WHO NEVER PAID INTO IT AND AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE BEING LEFT OUT. Grouped by Home State Alabama: Alaska: Stevens (R-AK), Yea Arizona: McCain (R-AZ), Yea Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR),...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Flying America in unfriendly skies

    05/17/2006 12:27:25 PM PDT · by SW6906 · 77 replies · 2,122+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | May 16, 2006 | Richard Louv
    The sophisti-yokels are at the gates, C-13 and C-24 to be exact. The other day, on a flight over the Midwest, a sophisti-yokel – one of those smooth young alpha dogs with semi-expensive suits and implanted iPod ear-buds. Like sophisti-yokels everywhere, he exuded a sense of entitlement, assumed superiority and apparently his mama never taught him manners. “You call this legroom?” he said, jamming his knees into the seat in front of him. He whipped out a tissue and blew his nose. “This is what I paid 15 bucks extra for?” Reaching forward, he jammed the used tissue into the...
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • Bye-bye Delay! So long crooks! Goodbye world, I'm gone by ZOT!

    01/08/2006 6:43:32 PM PST · by SoLongCrooks · 317 replies · 9,527+ views
    Yaa, you repukes are not doing so well, huh? Imagine, you repukes control the presidency, both houses of Congress, and appointed 7 of the 9 Supreme Court justices. Yet the Supreme Court thre out sodomy laws in all 50 states and recognized the right of government to seize land for any reason. And you couldn't pass your Social Security changes could you? Sorry, that was your last shot. Come November, we're going to start seeing more Democratic faces in the House. It's the end for you guys. You guys are celebrating when Bush's numbers go *up* to 45%. Then Faux...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • SICK OF PEOPLE IMPOSING THEIR RELIGOUS BELIEFS ON OTHERS

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • ZOT! Censorship alleged

    12/17/2005 5:27:56 AM PST · by Dances With Fascists · 337 replies · 7,870+ views
    Censored News & Ideas ^ | 9/11/04 | unknown
    Lies of omission about 9/11 -- stoking fears of terrorism THEY WANT YOU TO BE AFRAID The following post was censored by freerepublic.com shortly after it was posted on their "public" forum on 9/11/04. That forum is designed to appear as though it is a community forum open to all, but this post only received three responses before it and its replies were deleted, and a repeat posting at 4 am PST on 9/20/04 didn't stay online for 5 minutes! Someone is apparently watching closely over the content of the freerepublic.com forums and censoring them 24/7 (though they might have...
  • Something Every Zottee Should Realize

    11/17/2005 6:15:41 AM PST · by Turkey Day · 270 replies · 7,570+ views
    <p>You people are jerks. Not likeable jerks either, but the kind folks would like to smack in the back of the head with a shovel. Think Judge Snells from Caddyshack or Neidermier from Animal House.</p> <p>I know this probably comes as a shock to you, but if you do some serious soul searching, you'll realize that I am right.</p>
  • Russian ZOT "Meta-Group" Behind 9/11?

    11/03/2005 4:55:34 PM PST · by snowback · 148 replies · 3,954+ views
    Lobster. The Journal of Parapolitics ^ | 10/29/05 | Peter Dale Scott
    Concluding Question: The Meta-Group and the United States Government It seems clear that the meta-group, with its influential connections on at least three continents, was powerful enough to effect changes, through the Russian 9/11, in Russian history. The question arises whether they could similarly effect changes in American history as well. As we have seen Russian sources claim that the U.S. Government has had access to he meta-group, for such especially sensitive projects as the assassination of Abu al Walid al-Hamadi. They claim the meta-group's involvement in a number of U.S.-sponsored regime changes in eastern Europe, from the overthrow of...
  • I am not a poster. I am a crispy critter.

    10/27/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by The Zontron 7000 · 10,064 replies · 36,036+ views
    I am an internet java script sent to infiltrate your site and transform you from political neanderthals into a modern 21st Century progressive mode. This is your first warning. Do not try and resist. It is useless. Accept your fate. You will be assimilated.
  • Bush's Fault! Banished to backlisted cliches!

    10/08/2005 8:37:32 AM PDT · by md2576 · 299 replies · 6,066+ views
    Put it here and keep it out of the threads.I don't think anyone finds it funny anymore. Someone please, add Bush's Fault to Lake Superior State University list of blacklisted words. Face the music. It's time you bite the bullet and go back to the drawing board to find something more cutting edge. No pennies for your thoughts, just better late than never because your beating a dead horse beyond the shadow of a doubt.
  • Immodest golfers' reply to nature's call tees off neighbors

    05/01/2005 5:18:00 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 41 replies · 936+ views
    Lubbock avalanche-Journal ^ | 1 May 2005 | Joe Gulick
    People who live next to golf courses become accustomed to the occasional errant shot that sends a golf ball flying onto their property and perhaps through a window. But some of the neighbors who live along the LakeRidge Country Club's golf course can testify to a much worse annoyance. It seems a few of the golfers have been uncouth about their personal habits as they make their way around the course
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Why Want Bush Do Something about the cost of gas? (ZOT!!! He awaits orders from Juwish Modz.)

    03/23/2005 4:07:55 PM PST · by John Zell · 175 replies · 8,487+ views
    Gas costs so much. I cant afford it. Why want Bush do something? Don't say he can't. His daddy or his handlers could be on the phone in 2 minutes with the Rothchilds and by 1 week, oil prices would be under $20 and gas would be 1 dollar a gallon. You know it and I know it. Why want he? Do you know? Is there sombody we can call? Plaese advice.
  • I'm so stupid, I signed up and got the Zot.

    12/21/2004 12:25:42 PM PST · by hk409 · 36,140 replies · 219,508+ views
  • Woman's £1m for docs (Posthumous gift for medical school to teach COURTESY and COMPASSION)

    02/24/2005 12:09:15 PM PST · by Stoat · 8 replies · 625+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | February 24, 2005 | DAVE MASTERS
    BREAKING NEWS Woman's £1m for docs By DAVE MASTERS Sun Online A WOMAN who was treated by a rude hospital doctor died - leaving more than £1million to a medical college to help improve students' bedside manners. New Yorker Ruth Hillebrand - who passed away ten years ago - wanted the cash to go to the school in Ohio, in the US.She felt practitioners needed to learn how to deal with patients better after being told she had cancer by her doctor over the phone who then hung up.The donation from her trust - revealed last week - was the biggest in the history...
  • (Vanity)How did I get on so many ping lists? (Vanity)

    01/29/2005 6:14:24 PM PST · by birbear · 94 replies · 1,749+ views
    My "New Posts To Me" thingy | Now | Me
    I like feeling wanted, but over the past several months I've noticed I'm getting pinged for things that I don't know (and unfortunately don't really care) about. The only ping list I remember signing up for is PJ's DUmmie FUnnies. Most of the other stuff is interesting, and it's nice to be invited into conversations, I'm just wondering if this is a common occurance with FReepers...or am I just odd? And really most of this stuff didn't start until I started with DUmmie FUnnies... or maybe that's the only time I really started noticing it. Any answers? Thanks
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • It’s Rudeness, Not Racism (nice pre-9/11 article by new Homeland Security Secretary)

    12/03/2004 11:30:13 AM PST · by Stoat · 12 replies · 859+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring, 2001 | Bernard B. Kerik
      It’s Rudeness, Not RacismBernard B. Kerik    Crime, police shootings, civilian complaints, officer corruption—all are at historical lows, giving the NYPD good reason to claim that it's more successful now than at any time in its history. Yet not everyone has a high opinion of New York's Finest. In particular, many of Gotham's black residents believe that the cops are racist. But I think they're mistaking something else for racism—something ugly, but entirely color-blind. Two personal experiences illustrate what I mean. In 1988, two years after I joined the force, I became an undercover narcotics officer. To look...
  • 'Brawl' game score

    11/30/2004 12:05:58 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 2 replies · 364+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2004 | Clarence Page
    There's an old joke about a guy who went to a fight and saw a hockey game break out. Things are not that bad at the NBA yet, though you might think so from coverage of the recent "basketbrawl" at a Detroit Pistons-Indiana Pacers game. Having come just in time to give Americans something besides politics to discuss over Thanksgiving dinner, the jaw-dropping footage of the Nov. 19 fracas between players and fans at in Detroit's Palace of Auburn Hills has aired over and over again. As a black American who takes pride in the way historical black sports heroes...
  • No class: Incivility of Kerry camp is shameful

    10/14/2004 10:09:10 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 31 replies · 1,113+ views
    The Union Leader. ^ | October 15, 2004 | Editorial
    WHEN JOHN Edwards and John Kerry gratuitously brought up the homosexuality of Mary Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter, it was a classless and dirty trick. Then Elizabeth Edwards trumped them. Lynne Cheney responded to Kerry’s comments by saying he was “not a good man.” Elizabeth Edwards, wife of John, countered that Cheney’s remark “indicates a certain degree of shame with respect to her daughter’s sexual preferences.” Outrageous! How would Elizabeth Edwards feel if the Cheneys invoked her dead son Wade in the context of a political debate, or presumed to know how she felt about his passing? The Edwardses...
  • My 10 Rules to Make This a Better World (Dave Barry)

    05/22/2004 5:25:14 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 9 replies · 309+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 22, 2004 | Dave Barry
    My 10 rules to make this a better world Saturday, May 22nd, 2004 Okay, here are the rules: 1. If there's a line, you get at the end of the line, and you wait your turn. 2. You own ONE place in the line. You do NOT have the right to invite friends to join you in the line. This is rude to the people behind you, who got there before your friends and will now have to wait longer. If you want to be with your friends, you can join them at the back of the line. And, no,...
  • Excerpt from "Dereliction of Duty" (HilLIARy keeps her files very, VERY close)

    06/05/2003 3:06:02 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 16 replies · 426+ views
    "Dereliction of Duty" excerpt ^ | 2003 | Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
    AMONG THE MILITARY WHO SERVED in the White House and the professional white House staff, the Clinton administration was renowned for its lack of professionalism and courtesy, though few ever spoke publicly about it. This aspect of the Clinton administration became apparent to me from my earliest golf outings with the president It was telling to me how often he played golf with certain types of people - people like Terry McAuliffe, his campaign and fundraising guru, and the Rodham brothers, Hugh and Tony. They, like many of Clinton's cronies, were remarkably pompous and inconsiderate individuals. The Rodham brothers are...
  • Racism, rude names and the children of McCarthy

    02/12/2003 2:24:36 PM PST · by MadIvan · 14 replies · 483+ views
    The Times ^ | February 13, 2003 | Anthony Browne
    I am beyond the pale. My views, said the Home Secretary, David Blunkett, “border on fascism”. David Aaronovitch claimed in The Observer that I am guilty of the “stock-in-trade mendacity of the anti-immigrants”; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown called me a “xenophobe” in The Independent; The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee dubbed me “the particularly pernicious Anthony Browne”, guilty of “naked hate”; on Radio 4’s Moral Maze I was told by the scientist Steven Rose that my arguments were “tinged with racism”. What is depressing about this abuse — apart from how it makes my Mum feel — is that none of my denouncers engaged...
  • DID I ASK TO BE ON YOUR PING LIST?

    12/20/2002 3:57:53 PM PST · by southernnorthcarolina · 519 replies · 3,323+ views
    vanity | December 20, 2002 | southernnorthcarolina
    Apologies for the vanity post. But I want to rant a bit.In the past few months, ping lists have proliferated to the point of annoyance. And it is especially irksome to find oneself on a list without having requested inclusion. There's a word for this: .Ponder this question, Chester: Did I ask to be on your #%&@ing ping list? No? Well, then. Draw the logical conclusion. If I wish to be on your ping list, rest assured you'll be the first to know. But while you wait with bated breath for my entreaty to be a party to your wisdom,...
  • Brits are the Rudest Tourists

    08/28/2002 7:31:12 PM PDT · by Clemenza · 89 replies · 426+ views
    Business Week ^ | September 2, 2002 | BW
  • Telling someone to get lost gets automated

    07/16/2002 9:21:38 AM PDT · by mikeb704 · 32 replies · 841+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 7/18/02 | Michael M. Bates
    Modern technology is wondrous to behold. Even when it’s used for the most mundane of tasks. Take, for example, the Rejection Hotline. Since prehistoric times - any year before 1992 - a man interested in a woman might well ask for her telephone number. If she weren’t interested in him, she would handle his request in one of several ways. She’d say she was already seeing someone else. She’d say she didn’t have a telephone. She’d say she’d be busy washing her hair or matching her socks. She’d give out the number Beechwood 4-5789. She’d say that between her job,...
  • Trained boxer jailed over man's station beating death

    03/26/2002 12:47:47 AM PST · by altair · 2 replies · 296+ views
    Mainichi Shinbun ^ | 26-March-2002 | No byline
    Trained boxer jailed over man's station beating death A student who has trained as a boxer was jailed by a court Tuesday for his part in the lethal attack on a man who complained to him for taking too much space on a train seat. Yoshimasa Miyazono was found guilty of inflicting bodily death by the Hachioji Branch of the Tokyo District Court and ordered to serve five years in prison. "Getting frustrated over a trivial matter and putting your boxing skills to use in an impulsive and criminal manner leaves little room for leniency," Presiding Judge Toshikazu Obuchi said...