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  • Texas soldier sends daughter custom teddy bear and her reaction is priceless

    10/14/2017 9:54:58 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 14-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Aww-dorable. A Texas girl’s priceless reaction to a birthday gift sent by her deployed father went viral this week in a heartwarming video. David Villegas of San Antonio, Texas, sent his daughter, Ellianna, a teddy bear dressed as a soldier for her birthday to remember him while he was away in Fort Jackson, SC, for training, KSAT reported.
  • Is Hillary Clinton Too Dependent on Stuffed Animals to Be President?

    06/06/2014 5:49:24 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Daily Intelligencer ^ | 6-6-14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Among the revelations in her new book (//www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clintons-hard-choices-bergdahl-benghazi-and-more/) , Hard Choices — Benghazi (//nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/05/hillary-clinton-defiant-benghazi-chapter-hard-choices.html) , Bin Laden, Iraq, Syria, and Russia all required hard choices — Hillary Clinton writes, "it was [former Secretary of State] George Shultz who gave me the best gift of all: A teddy bear that sang 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' when its paw was squeezed. I kept it in my office, first as a joke, but every so often it really did help to squeeze the bear and hear that song." Can America really rely on a commander-in-chief who needs a teddy bear and novelty hit...
  • Travelodge Research Shows Over a Third of British Adults Still Sleep With a Teddy Bear

    02/22/2012 7:52:07 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies · 4+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | February 16, 2012
    Its not just kids who need a bed time cuddle from their favourite teddy to send them to the land of nod. Over a third of British adults also rely on a bear hug, to send them to slumber; new research has revealed. The survey conducted with 6,000 Britons by Travelodge revealed 35% of adults admitted they sleep with their teddy because they found cuddling their bear comforting. Also the calming feeling of a bear hug also helps them to de-stress after a hard day - which aids sleep. The survey was conducted to investigate the nation's fascination with sleeping...
  • WSDOT workers make a little girl happy (poss. Kleenex alert)

    10/14/2011 7:57:49 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    KOMO.com ^ | 10/14/11 | Lindsay Cohen, KOMO
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. -- When a bear is lost in the mountains, it hardly garners a mention. When a bear lost in the mountains belongs to a little girl, it can mobilize an army. Sometimes that army - online and in person - can make a miracle happen. The story of the bear nicknamed "Daddy Bear" begins on Tuesday night. Six-year old Justice Wadsworth and her family were driving back from a trip to see family in Idaho when Justice got carsick along Interstate 90. In the rush to get her out of the car and onto the side of the...
  • Bedtime Story: 1-in-4 Grown Men Travel With a Stuffed Animal

    08/24/2010 2:48:59 PM PDT · by libstripper · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 24, 2010 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    When Scott Hardy hits the road, he always makes sure to leave room in his suitcase for his stuffed animal. That's right, the 34-year-old businessman always travels with Barkley, a stuffed beagle. No, it's not for his two daughters. No he doesn't sleep with a nightlight and no he isn't smuggling drugs. Seven years ago Hardy's then girlfriend, now wife, gave him the doggie as a reminder of her. "I travel enough that it's a nice reminder of home," said Hardy who runs an online legal notice company, Top Class Actions.
  • Lost dog reunited with family after 4 years in N.C. wilderness

    08/13/2010 4:24:57 PM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 13, 2010 | Erin James
    MANTEO, N.C. Merri Jo Alford knew what she was looking for. Hidden somewhere at the Outer Banks SPCA among stacks of paperwork buried in long-forgotten cardboard boxes were a few pieces of paper stapled together. On them, Alford knew, would be the names and phone number of a New Bern, N.C. couple she’d spoken with so many years ago. But how much time had passed? Had it been two years, Alford wondered, or three? Could it really have been four years since Greg and Leigh Wilkinson desperately filed a lost-dog report? Alford knew one thing for sure: That the skinny...
  • Theodore Roosevelt IV Opts Out of G.O.P. Race for Senate

    11/25/2009 5:45:39 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 37 replies · 1,529+ views
    NYTimes ^ | November 24, 2009 | DAVID M. HALBFINGER
    Few people knew that he was thinking about it in the first place, but Theodore Roosevelt IV, a wealthy investment banker with serious credentials on environmental issues and in foreign policy — and of course, that famous name — now says he will not seek the Republican nomination for the Senate from New York in 2010. Mr. Roosevelt, the great-grandson of the 26th president, worked at Lehman Brothers and is now a managing director at Barclays Capital. He said he began studying a run against Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, a Democrat, over the summer and was encouraged by talks with...
  • Alert issued for potential teddy bear bombs [2002 flashback]

    02/15/2009 9:38:06 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 29 replies · 2,193+ views
    CNN ^ | 2002
    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The FBI has issued an alert to 350 law enforcement agencies in the southwest and Salt Lake City for potential Valentine teddy bear bombs after a suspicious transaction at a Wal-Mart last month. Law enforcement sources said authorities also were on the alert at airports in case the suspected bear-bombs might be carried onto airplanes on Valentine's Day. The FBI said a clean-shaven male, possibly of Middle Eastern descent, purchased nine Valentine teddy bears, 20 inches tall, and 14 canisters of propane, 9 inches tall, small enough to fit inside the teddy bears. The man...
  • Web Site Sells Teddy Bear Muhammad

    12/11/2007 6:13:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 1,362+ views
    Javno World ^ | December 10, 2007 | Javno World
    Web Site Sells Teddy Bear Muhammad Cute and uncommonly cuddly, babies and parents alike will warm up to the adorable features of this cloud-soft plush, Muhammad, says the ad. The controversial teddy bear Muhammad, which nearly cost British teacher Gillian Gibbons her life, has been put up for sale on the www.teddybearmuhammad.com web site as the ideal Christmas gift for only US$9.95. An Arizona businessman, Mark Bold, thought up how to use the holiday hysteria and publicity from a British teacher in Sudan who was nearly sentenced to death for allowing her students to name their teddy bear Muhammad. Bold...
  • Jailed Teddy Teacher: I Feared I Would Be Raped By Sudanese Prison Officers...

    12/09/2007 6:03:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 487+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th December 2007 | ANDREW WILKS
    Jailed teddy teacher: I feared I would be raped by Sudanese prison officers wanting to teach me a lesson By ANDREW WILKS - More by this author » 9th December 2007 The teacher imprisoned in the Sudan for naming a teddy bear Mohammed has told how she feared being raped by her guards during her incarceration. Gillian Gibbons, who was arrested when a school secretary complained to the authorities two months after the stuffed toy was named by pupils at Unity High School in Khartoum, said her greatest worry was that her guards would "teach the blaspheming white woman a...
  • The Teddy Bear that Embarrassed Sudan

    12/09/2007 9:19:01 AM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies · 232+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 8, 2007 | Drima aka The Sudenese Thinker
    I’ve been deeply upset ever since this teddy bear circus erupted. A few days ago, I was out with a bunch of friends trying my best to get my face unglued from my computer screen. As we were walking in laughter, we passed by a shop displaying a set of teddy bears, and for the first time the triggered emotion was a starkly different one. If anything, the whole spectacle further proves something to me as a Sudanese Muslim: our false pride and misplaced sense of honor. Those we watched angrily protesting love to highlight the supposed immorality of the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Of teddy bears and cartoons

    12/06/2007 3:37:00 PM PST · by Jean S · 14 replies · 88+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 12/06/07 | Victor Davis Hanson
    http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Here we go again. Thousands of Sudanese Muslims took to the street last week to threaten death to a British schoolteacher in Khartoum. Her crime? She inadvertently committed the felony of allowing her class to name a teddy bear "Muhammad." The teacher, Gillian Gibbons, has been pardoned by Sudan's president (after initially being sentenced to 15 days in prison) and sent home to England. Yet that happy ending doesn't erase the reaction in the streets of Khartoum. The tired story behind irrational anger in much of the Muslim world remains the same. Watch out if Westerners somewhere are...
  • Beware of bears named Muhammad

    12/04/2007 11:38:08 AM PST · by JZelle · 22 replies · 46+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-04-07 | Wes Pruden
    A foreigner's lot is often not a happy one, as even the most earnest do-gooders learn to their mortification (if not execution). The price of an innocent faux pas can be your head. Gillian Gibbons, the English schoolteacher in Sudan who allowed her pupils to call the class teddy bear "Muhammad," is the latest example. She was pardoned by the Sudanese president yesterday and flew home to Liverpool, where she will be safe if she watches her back. You can name a terrorist Muhammad, but not a teddy bear. Not everybody is as devout as the pious radicals of "the...
  • Teddy Row Teacher Leaves Sudan

    12/03/2007 12:02:39 PM PST · by Cecily · 27 replies · 579+ views
    CNN.com ^ | December 3, 2007
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) -- A British teacher convicted of insulting religion in Sudan by allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Mohammed" has left Khartoum on a flight home, the British Foreign Office said Monday. Gillian Gibbons, freed after Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir granted her a presidential pardon earlier Monday, earlier apologized for any distress her actions may have caused. "I have great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend anyone and I am sorry if I caused any distress," Gibbons said, in a statement read out by Sayeeda Warsi, one of two Muslim lawmakers who...
  • Muslims Reaction brings shame to Islam

    12/03/2007 6:37:42 AM PST · by FreePerSe · 31 replies · 69+ views
    theStar ^ | November 30, 207
    Muslims Reaction brings shame to Islam Dec 03, 2007 04:30 AM `Kill her by firing squad!' protesters chant Dec. 1 I have been following with embarrassment and shame the case of Gillian Gibbons and her class teddy bear. To construe that naming a child's toy Muhammad is an insult to our beloved Prophet is unreasonable. To protest it is ludicrous. To carry it so far as to bring a criminal conviction against Gibbons and to call for her execution is sheer madness. The actions of the Sudanese government and people in this regard have the effect of portraying Muslims as...
  • Teddy Row Teacher to Be Released

    12/03/2007 1:42:26 AM PST · by america4vr · 16 replies · 254+ views
    BBC ^ | December 3, 2007 | BBC Staff
    Teacher Gillian Gibbons is to be released from prison in Sudan after she was jailed for allowing children in her class to name a teddy bear Muhammad. Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed for 15 days by a court in Sudan. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir pardoned her after a meeting with two British Muslim peers, Lord Ahmed and Baroness Warsi. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was "delighted and relieved" at the news and that "common sense had prevailed". The BBC's Adam Mynott said Mrs Gibbons is expected to be released later on Monday. The jailing of Mrs Gibbons...
  • Sudan president pardons British teacher (Teddy bear named 'Muhammad' incident)

    12/03/2007 1:09:21 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 164+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 3, 2007
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's president on Monday agreed to pardon a British teacher jailed here after she allowed her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, British politician Lord Nazir Ahmed said. Ahmed and another Muslim representative from Britain's House of Lords, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, met with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Monday at his presidential palace to plead for Gillian Gibbons' pardon. "The president has told us he has already signed the papers for her pardon," Ahmed told reporters.
  • 'Don't let teddy bear b-tch see light of day' (RoP Alert)

    12/02/2007 8:23:22 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 39 replies · 155+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | December 2, 2007 | WorldNetDaily.com
    Mideast terrorist leaders are threatening to kill a British teacher imprisoned in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad, accusing the teacher of engaging in missionary activity in interviews with WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein. Some terror leaders warned of retaliatory attacks against U.S. and British targets. During today's interviews, Klein petitioned the Islamic terrorists to respond to recent notorious Muslim desecration of other religions' holy sites and asked them whether they considered it hypocritical they are currently protesting the teddy bear report. While the teacher, Gillian Gibbons, has been the target of violent street...
  • Shoot UK teacher, say protesters

    11/30/2007 5:39:39 AM PST · by fishhound · 36 replies · 47+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 30 November 2007 | n/a
    Thousands of people have marched in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to call for UK teacher Gillian Gibbons to be shot. Mrs Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was jailed by a court on Thursday after children in her class named a teddy bear Muhammad. She was sentenced to 15 days for insulting religion, and she will then be deported. The Foreign Office was in contact with Sudan's government overnight and is due to repeat demands for her release. The marchers took to the streets after Friday prayers to denounce the leniency of the sentence. 'No tolerance' The protesters gathered in Martyrs Square,...
  • Muslims in jailed teacher protest (Maybe a Historic First)

    12/01/2007 5:42:41 PM PST · by Popman · 28 replies · 54+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Saturday December 1, 2007 5:28 PM | Press Association
    British Muslims protested outside the Sudanese Embassy over the treatment of jailed teacher Gillian Gibbons. The small but noisy group demanded the immediate release of Mrs Gibbons, who is currently serving a 15-day prison sentence in Sudan after her class of seven-year-olds named a teddy bear Mohammed.