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  • Ugly Fish May Need Federal Protection

    10/02/2008 12:51:59 PM PDT · by Justice Department · 42 replies · 1,152+ views
    foxnews ^ | October 02, 2008
    PORTLAND, Maine — A ferocious-looking denizen of the deep that can gobble up whole urchins and crabs in a few swift chomps is in need of protection, according to a petition filed with the federal government. The Conservation Law Foundation asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday to list the Atlantic wolffish — a species with large protruding teeth and a face that's downright ugly — as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
  • California economic outlook: worse to come: report (outlook for most populous U.S. state is "ugly")

    09/24/2008 11:22:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,296+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/24/08 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California's sputtering economy is going to get worse, a report released on Wednesday said. The state's jobless rate will hold above 7 percent through next year as the homes slump grinds on and finance payrolls shrink, according to the UCLA Anderson Forecast. A "strong undercurrent of housing and finance generated weakness" is dragging down growth in the eighth-largest economy in the world, the report said. "Our near term quarterly forecast has things getting worse," it said. "Unemployment will continue to increase to the thin air of 7.4 percent by the end of the year and it...
  • Pull Up Your Pants or Pay (saggy,baggy pants)

    07/21/2008 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 12 replies · 123+ views
    News 24 ^ | 20/07/2008 | SA
    Lynwood, Illinois - Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches (7.62cm) or more of their underwear in public. The mayor of Lynwood, Eugene Williams, says young men walk around town half-dressed, keeping major retailers and economic development away. The American Civil Liberties Union says the ordinance targets young, black men. Young adults in the village, like 21-year-old Joe Klomes, say the new law infringes on their personal style. He said leaders should instead spend money on making...
  • Michelle Obama Woos Gays

    07/01/2008 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 104+ views ^ | July 1, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told a crowd of homosexual activists last week that her husband wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and reverse the rule on homosexuals in the military. Michelle Obama also drew parallels with homosexual advocacy groups and the civil rights movement, referring to events "from Selma to Stonewall." Speaking to the Democratic National Committee's Gay and Lesbian Leadership Committee last Thursday in New York City, Michelle Obama said her husband supports "a world where federal laws don't discriminate against same-sex relationships, including equal treatment for any relationship recognized under state...
  • Caption Hillary (Clinton, Obama Face Showdown in Pennsylvania)

    04/03/2008 9:40:07 PM PDT · by dayglored · 43 replies · 140+ views
    Javno ^ | 4/3/2008 | (none)
    Pennsylvania holds a Democratic primary contest on April 22 that could determine whether the party's presidential nomination goes to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama or New York Sen. Hillary Clinton...
  • Police: Westchester woman stabs man who calls her ugly (New York)

    02/20/2008 10:35:35 AM PST · by Stoat · 75 replies · 551+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 20, 2008
    A woman in Westchester County is facing charges that she stabbed a man who said she was ugly. Kyeisha (Ky-EE-shuh) Fuller of Yonkers was awaiting arraignment Wednesday on charges of assault and weapon possession. Yonkers Police Lt. Sean Mullins said Fuller, who's 23, argued on Tuesday with a guest of her roommate, and it turned violent after the "ugly" remark. She allegedly used a kitchen knife to stab him in the shoulder. (edit) APKyeisha Fuller
  • Unflattering Photos From The Campaign Trail

    02/16/2008 10:04:16 AM PST · by robomatik · 173 replies · 1,387+ views
    wcbs tv ^ | unknown | unknown
    "Their pictures have been taken thousands of times in recent months. Granted, in most of those photos the Presidential candidates put their best face forward, but we found some photos they probably wish hadn't been snapped."
  • Attacks On Women's Appearances in Political Discussions

    02/11/2008 10:58:03 AM PST · by FUMETTI · 31 replies · 473+ views ^ | February 9, 2008 | LipGlossQueen9
    You know what I am sincerely tired of? A woman's physical appearance entering a political debate at any time, at any place, for any reason at if it has any bearing on the discussion or is any kind of appropriate for what is being discussed. It started awhile ago, when I noticed that men in the Politics and Current Events forum would compliment my looks when I was trying to get a serious point across. Then I noticed this happening in my everyday life, along with men in my everyday life ignoring me to listen to something another man...
  • The Ugliest Buildings in London

    01/27/2008 4:50:10 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 16 replies · 232+ views ^ | Sunday, January 27, 2008 | Staff?
    To follow up on the highly successful Ugliest Buildings in New York According to the Experts, last year I solicited opinions from some of London's top architects about the monstrosities in their own city. For various reasons (time constraints, few and wordy responses), we didn't run the piece. But looking back months later, I've realized this is some real gold gathering the proverbial dust in my inbox -- rife with biting commentary, insightful observations, and pure hatred for Norman Foster. So without further ado, I present some of London's most promising architects' answers to the question, "What is the ugliest...
  • Bill Maher: #7 Worst-Looking Star In HDTV!

    11/21/2007 7:36:24 PM PST · by melt · 16 replies · 980+ views ^ | 11/17/07 | Allison Moore
    Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2007) -- The High-Definition TV picture is so clear that viewers can see Hollywood's biggest stars as they look in real-life. Which can be a real eye-opener for the viewer. Some celebrities who are named to 'Most Beautiful People' lists actually don't look very good in High-Definition. Unable to hide behind fuzzy cameras and trick lighting, the stars' facial imperfections, aging signs and, sometimes, excessive plastic surgery, can be easily detected by the unforgiving lens of high-def. However, stars who are naturally beautiful look even better in high-def. With that in mind, Phillip Swann, president of...
  • Revenge of the Nerd Cars

    08/31/2007 9:32:07 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 529+ views ^ | August 29, 2007 | Christopher Palmeri
    <p>McKeel Hagerty began noticing the trend a few years ago. As chief executive of Hagerty Insurance, the largest provider of insurance to classic-car collectors, Hagerty could see that the so-called "nerd cars"—the ugliest of automotive beasts—were nonetheless increasing in value. Ford Motor's Pinto and American Motors' Pacer and Gremlin—cars that were punch lines from the decade of disco—suddenly seemed hot. They weren't increasing by much, Hagerty admits, from maybe $500 to a few thousand dollars. But still, money is money.</p>
  • Absolute vanity about tattoos.

    08/28/2007 9:06:17 PM PDT · by ozaukeemom · 373 replies · 6,483+ views
    Over the years, I have thought about getting a tattoo. Surprising considering my fear of needles! lol I see them everywhere on every classs of person, I see the artwork vary from onr body to another.What causes someone to decide to have a tattoo. Is it cultural? Is it a fad? I am seriously thinking about it now. Any stories, suggestions? Thank you!
  • Streisand Shocks Staff With Diva Demands

    07/19/2007 7:08:31 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 59 replies · 1,284+ views
    Barbra Streisand has shocked hotel staff in a top London hotel by issuing a long list of demands during her stay in the British capital. The diva is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite in the city's Dorchester Hotel, and has reportedly issued employees with strict rules - including a demand not to look the singer in the eye. A source tells London's Evening Standard, "We were given a list of requirements that had to be met. Her manager said she needed certain things to make her feel like she was at home. She is using her own security team and...
  • Why Doesn't Evolution Get Rid of Ugly People?

    07/12/2007 8:42:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 178 replies · 6,697+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6/27/07 | Sharon Begley
    Why isn’t everyone beautiful, smart and healthy? Or, in a less-polite formulation, why haven’t ugly, stupid, unhealthy people been bred out of the population—ugly people because no one will have them as mates, meaning they don’t get the chance to pass their ugliness to the next generation; stupid people because they’re outgunned in the race to financial success (that is, acquiring resources needed to survive and reproduce); unhealthy people because they die before they get a chance to reproduce? Evolutionary theory predicts that the unfeeling hand of natural selection would lead to a culling of disadvantageous traits—or, as biologists more...
  • Aloni: Rabbis hate insubordinate women [gag-a-maggot]

    07/09/2007 7:06:43 PM PDT · by Alouette · 28 replies · 647+ views
    YNut ^ | July 9, 2007 | Kobi Nahshoni
    Former Meretz leader and staunch opponent of religious institutions in Israel says struggle against rabbinical courts should be led by religious women, 'whose knowledge is often superior to men's' Kobi Nahshoni Published: 07.09.07, 19:34 / Israel Jewish Scene "It's unacceptable that a man, just because he studied such and such Gemara pages, will be able to doom you to be refused a divorce or make you slaves in your own home," former MK Shulamit Aloni told participants at the Kolech conference on women status and religion Sunday. Referring to the plight of women who were refused a divorce, Aloni slammed...
  • The Philadelphia Eagles unveil hideous new throwback uniforms

    04/30/2007 3:16:14 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies · 6,752+ views
    The Philadelphia Eagles | 04.30.07 | Perdogg
  • A day in the life of Pres. Bush (4/22/07): news/pics from WH Correspondents Dinner (welcome back TS)

    04/22/2007 3:44:34 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 218 replies · 3,944+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: President and Mrs. Bush spent the weekend in Washington where they attended the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night. The Washington Post described the President's appearance this way: The evening took a turn toward the somber when the President took the stage. After a videotaped message from David Letterman ("Top 10 George W. Bush Moments"), he said, "In light of this week's tragedy at Virginia Tech I've decided not to be funny." And with that he handed the lectern over to Rich Little. "I'm not here to make any political points," the veteran...
  • The View`s Co-Hosts Tear Into Duke Lacrosse Players

    04/12/2007 2:48:59 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 173 replies · 5,370+ views
    Behar Calls Innocent Lacrosse Players Part of 'Little White Boy's Club'
  • Teacher sentenced for having sex with student

    03/31/2007 3:13:27 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 14 replies · 972+ views ^ | yesterday | jim oneil
    Teacher sentenced for having sex with student Posted by The Star-Ledger March 30, 2007 7:28PM Categories: Court news A Perth Amboy middle school teacher was sentenced today to serve up to four years in prison for having repeated sexual relations with a 12-year-old male student. "I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am," Amy Burke, 32, of Carteret said as the term was imposed by Superior Court Judge Barbara Clark Stolte during a hearing in New Brunswick. Under terms of the sentence, Burke, who is married and the mother of a 3-year-old boy, could become eligible for...
  • Ugly defendants 'more likely to be found guilty than attractive ones'

    03/22/2007 11:46:26 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 48 replies · 1,186+ views
    This Is London ^ | 3/22/2007
    The study found that good-looking defendants were more likely to be cleared by jurors in a court Good looks could help guilty defendants dodge justice, researchers have said. They reported that in an experiment jurors were more likely to convict suspects deemed ugly than those seen as attractive. It is thought that the principle applies elsewhere in life, with beauty being associated with kindness, intelligence and sporting ability. The researchers at Bath Spa University came to their conclusions after asking 96 volunteers to read a transcript of a fictitious mugging case. Half of the participants were given a picture of...
  • Straight-Talking McCain Vows To Fix World's View Of The 'Ugly American'

    03/17/2007 6:57:55 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 523+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-18-2007 | Philip Sherwell
    Straight-talking McCain vows to fix world's view of the 'ugly American' By Philip Sherwell in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:04am GMT 18/03/2007 John McCain, formerly the leading Republican presidential contender, has told The Sunday Telegraph that restoring America's sullied reputation abroad will be "a top priority" if he wins the White House. Sen McCain has criticised the handling of the war by the Bush administration The Arizona senator, an Iraq war hawk, was talking aboard the revived Straight Talk Express - the vehicle that made his name during the 2000 presidential election and that he hopes will...
  • Jackie's private letter to Joan up for bid

    02/23/2007 1:18:42 PM PST · by xcamel · 31 replies · 998+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy advised her sister-in-law, Joan, to stop being a doormat for her philandering hubby, Ted Kennedy - and if he didn’t shape up, to move out, according to letters up for auction tomorrow in Connecticut. “This is the 20th century - not the 19th - where the little woman stayed home on a pedestal with the kids and her rosary,” Jackie wrote in an undated four-page note to the senator’s wife and miserable mother of three. “Your life matters - as much as him - you love him - but you can’t destroy yourself.” The hand-written...
  • Gore's 'Inconvenient' Film Flops with School District (Just Say No To Gore)

    02/03/2007 12:49:54 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 19 replies · 842+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/12/2007 | Jennifer Harper
    Frosty E. Hardison has made things a little chilly for Al Gore: The father of seven had Mr. Gore's global warming film "An Inconvenient Truth" banned from his local public schools. "Al Gore's video has no place in my kids' public school classroom any more than condoms," Mr. Hardison told The Washington Times yesterday. "It is nothing more than an opportunity for him to grandstand and take more potshots at the Republicans for repeating his own error -- of not doing enough. ... Al Gore is not about finding solutions to the problem. Al Gore is all about getting his...
  • HELEN THOMAS: Congress must assert power over war (Battling Battleaxe Barf Alert)

    01/23/2007 10:54:07 AM PST · by seanmerc · 59 replies · 950+ views
    The Boston ^ | 17 Jan 07 | The One and Only Helen Thomas!!!
    Congress Must Assert Power Over War Bush Term Will End Before War Does Helen Thomas, Hearst White House columnist It's time for Congress to re-assert its sole constitutional authority to declare war. But do the newly empowered lawmakers have the courage? Both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney gave TV interviews Sunday to assert their argument that the commander-in-chief has the right to continue the war against Iraq even if it is against the will of the American people and Congress. The president is obviously playing for time. Bush is losing ground with more and more members...
  • Leggings [For Men] Are the New Must-Have - (double barf alert)

    01/19/2007 12:19:52 PM PST · by freedomdefender · 96 replies · 3,997+ views
    yahoo ^ | January 19, 2007 | Godfrey Deeny
    Now I know there are many out there who will think I have lost it when I write that a key, new must-have for men this coming fall will be a pair of leggings to be worn outside, not just in, the house, but that was the big message at the debut Marni men's runway show this morning in Milan. Leggings made of microfiber cotton and wool, shown in violet, forest green and Milan fog gray, all of them with stirrup straps, except of course for a couple of them cut above the knee, accompanied half the looks in this...
  • Golden Gate Bridge closed to bicyclists, pedestrians over protest

    01/01/2007 6:48:07 PM PST · by SmithL · 108 replies · 2,377+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/1/7 | Sabin Russell and Glen Martin
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Golden Gate Bridge is open again to pedestrians and bikers after a hours-long closure earlier today. Highway Patrol and San Francisco police officers closed the bridge after a small group of peace protesters tried to march across the span. CodePink, an anti-war group, planned to walk across the bridge around noon today. The group, with members gathered at both ends of the bridge, was stopped by officers. After about three hours, officials arrested CodePink leader Medea Benjamin and a handful of other protesters for trespassing.
  • 'Fishy' 70-mpg diesel concept car unveiled

    11/10/2006 9:06:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 101 replies · 2,453+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/7/2005 | Staff
    DaimlerChrysler project was shaped by a tropical fish DaimlerChrysler on Tuesday unveiled a diesel concept car that gets more than 70 miles per gallon, reduces some pollutants by 80 percent, seats four and looks like something that popped out of a Caribbean reef — only magnified. The company attributed the high mileage and lower emissions to new technology and an aerodynamic design based on the biology of a boxfish.The fully functional car was on display at a company technology exhibit in Washington, D.C. DaimlerChrysler said it had no plans to mass produce the vehicle, but that some of the technology...
  • Opponent denies calling Clinton ugly

    10/23/2006 7:59:49 PM PDT · by indcons · 65 replies · 1,352+ views
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | Mon Oct 23 | MARC HUMBERT
    Sen. Hillary Clinton's Republican challenger on Monday flatly denied telling a reporter that Clinton was unattractive when she was younger and suggesting she had had "millions of dollars" of "work." John Spencer, a former Yonkers mayor, acknowledged talking to the reporter during a flight on Friday but said he didn't make the statements attributed to him in Monday's New York Daily News. "It's a fabrication. I would never call Hillary Clinton ugly," Spencer told The Associated Press. "That's outrageous. I didn't do it." The reporter, Ben Smith, told the AP that Spencer made the comments as Spencer, his wife and...
  • Peter Norman, runner in middle of black power salute, dies at 64

    10/03/2006 2:40:10 PM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies · 1,021+ views
    Peter Norman, the Australian sprinter who shared the medals podium with Tommie Smith and John Carlos while they gave their black power salutes at the 1968 Olympics, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 64. Athletics Australia chief executive Danny Corcoran announced his death. Norman won the silver medal in the 200 meters at the Mexico City Games. Smith set a world record in winning the gold medal and Carlos took the bronze, and their civil rights protest became a flash point of the Olympics. Smith and Carlos stood shoeless, each wearing a black glove on his raised, clenched...
  • Mums Help Chicks If Dad Was Ugly

    09/29/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 606+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-29-2006
    Mums help chicks if dad was ugly 29 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Evolution holds hope for ugly males. Females appear to invest extra energy in getting their poorer-quality offspring off to a good start, at least among house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). Female birds can deposit different amounts of health-promoting compounds in their eggs, depending on social and environmental conditions. Previous studies on zebra finches showed that females were more likely to invest in eggs fertilised by high-quality males. Kristen Navara, now at Ohio State University in Columbus, expected to see the same pattern with house finches, in...
  • Stern (Anna Nicole's lawyer) IS the Dad

    09/26/2006 6:37:38 PM PDT · by Hildy · 140 replies · 5,460+ views
    Larry King Live | Sept.. 26, 2006 | Hildy
    Howard K. Stern just announced on Larry King that he's the Dad of Anna Nicole's Baby and that they're in love. That's all.
  • Former US president slaps down 'subservient' Blair (Peanut head)

    08/26/2006 10:14:18 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 89 replies · 1,780+ views
    Former US president Jimmy Carter lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being "so compliant and subservient" to the Bush administration in Washington. "I have been surprised and extremely disappointed with Tony Blair's behaviour," Carter told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper as he promoted his new book "Faith and Freedom." "I think that, more than any other person in the world, the prime minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington, and he has not," said the 81-year-old former head of state. He faulted Blair for not having been a constraint on US President George W. Bush's decision...
  • Dallas To Consider Low Pants Ban

    08/23/2006 4:44:42 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 67 replies · 1,458+ views
    fox news dfw ^ | Aug 22, 2006
    Dallas To Consider Low Pants Ban Last Edited: Tuesday, 22 Aug 2006, 6:51 PM CDT Created: Tuesday, 22 Aug 2006, 6:08 PM CDT Some school districts ban pants like these that are low enough to expose underwear. Related Items Stories Vote Here: Baggy Pants Poll Poll Do you think baggy pants that expose underwear or skin below the hip should be banned from Dallas streets? Poll Results: Yes 86% No 14% Total number of votes: 613 It's a fashion trend that for many is a fashion faux pas: baggin' and saggin' pants. "I think it's a disgrace," said Dallas resident...
  • Australian farmers called to report ugly sheep (It's a wool thing)

    08/15/2006 9:22:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 578+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/15/06 | Reuters
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian scientists have called on the country's farmers to report any ugly sheep found in their flocks. A campaign called "Xtreme sheep" aims to study sheep with undesirable wool features to unlock the genetic makeup of the prized merino and ensure production of its high quality fleece. The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) said on Tuesday its search for "Australia's ugliest merino lambs" may hold the key to securing the nation's A$2.8 billion (US$2.1 billion) wool industry. The institute said ugly lambs -- with uneven wool, strange fibers, clumps of wool that fall out, bare...
  • Hillary Clinton on display at NY's Museum of Sex (It's a BUST!)

    08/09/2006 11:54:47 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 122 replies · 2,723+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A "Presidential Bust" of U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton was unveiled on Wednesday at New York's Museum of Sex, where sculptor Daniel Edwards hopes it will spark discussion about sex, politics and celebrity. Edwards, the artist who also created a life-size nude of Britney Spears giving birth on a bear-skin rug, said he wanted to capture Clinton's age and femininity in the sculpture. Clinton's office had no immediate comment. Edwards said his work features soft "presidential smile" and wrinkles framing her eyes. A floral pattern runs across her breasts, part of Edwards' effort to present Clinton "as...
  • Who is the UGLIEST Democrat?

    08/02/2006 12:15:37 PM PDT · by jon747 · 48 replies · 792+ views
    See more Donkeys and cast your vote for the ugliest democrat.
  • Hey! FR. Veronica and I were Quoted in VARIETY!!!

    07/31/2006 4:43:47 PM PDT · by Hildy · 793 replies · 11,294+ views
    VARIETY ^ | July 31, 2006 | Hildy
    On Saturday, Gibson released a statement apologizing: "After drinking alcohol on Thursday night, I did a number of things that were very wrong and for which I am ashamed. I drove a car when I should not have, and was stopped by the L.A. County Sheriffs. The arresting officer was just doing his job and I feel fortunate that I was apprehended before I caused injury to any other person. I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable. I am...
  • Revised Design for 9/11 Memorial Saves Many Features and Lowers Cost

    06/22/2006 12:51:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 775+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 21, 2006 | DAVID W. DUNLAP and CHARLES V. BAGLI
    The names of the dead would be raised to the plaza from the pool level below, as many relatives have demanded. But thundering waterfalls would still cascade into those pools, at the bottom of two enormous voids marking the place where the twin towers stood. The reconceived World Trade Center memorial and museum, unveiled yesterday after weeks of anxious anticipation, tries to solve security problems, placate disaffected family members and, most of all, reduce the project cost from an estimated $672 million. A budget target of $500 million was set last month by Gov. George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael...
  • He ain't pretty, he's John Howard: Bush

    05/16/2006 6:27:27 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 809+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 May 2006
    IF politics is showbiz for ugly people, John Howard has just won an Oscar. In front of a packed press conference in the White House, US President George W Bush outlined the reasons for his close friendship with the Australian prime minister - and it sure isn't his looks. In the space of one answer, Mr Bush described the man standing by his side as bald and no oil painting - but a terrific leader. And Mr Bush put paid to any thought that Mr Howard might be retiring at the end of this year, saying he did not expect...
  • CAPTION THESE TWO DOGS [Barf Bag Required!]

    05/15/2006 10:39:13 AM PDT · by Alouette · 95 replies · 3,568+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 14, 2006
  • Helen Thomas: Moderation isn't McCain's game

    04/07/2006 5:12:19 PM PDT · by ncountylee · 27 replies · 685+ views
    Hearst Newspapers ^ | April 7, 2006 | Helen Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- In his bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, Sen. John McCain is moving to the right. The Arizona Republican -- who failed to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 -- is the most visible Republican on television, outside the White House, and seems to never pass up an opportunity to appear on Sunday talk shows. All of this appears to be part of his effort to transform his image as a maverick independent so that he can make his pitch to the conservative Republican base that will vote in the party's primaries and caucuses two years...
  • Just make sure we don't know [The Israeli Helen Thomas]

    04/06/2006 7:12:52 AM PDT · by Alouette · 16 replies · 585+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | Apr. 6, 2006 | Shulamit "Uglier than Helen Thomas" Aloni
    Machsom Watch women struggle to show what's happening on stolen land There once was a nation in whose name the country's hallowed army and security forces, both secret and less secret, committed the most barbaric of crimes. The country claimed "we didn't know," even as the army looted homes and attacked foreign lands. Government PR/ propaganda was very helpful for people who didn't know. "Our actions are an existential need," they claimed. "The enemy is dangerous," "Our army is the most moral in the world," "Our country needs us, and we are patriots. Therefore, we must be understanding of everything,...
  • Tattoos, visible piercings could affect appearance-related job opportunities

    04/03/2006 8:42:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 285 replies · 6,183+ views
    UTC Echo ^ | 3/30/06 | Joey Von Haeger
    Tattoos and piercings are ways for an individual to express their personality, but most employers are looking for presentable employees. "I think that appearance is very important, [because] it lets the employer know that you know how to take care of yourself," said Eric Constantine, the manager of Athlete's House in Nashville. It can be a very difficult choice whether or not to have your ears pierced or to get a tattoo, as Lisa Stevens, a freshman, found out. "I really wanted the lifeguard job at the local pool back home," she said. "The only thing was that I also...
  • The Real Helen Thomas

    03/22/2006 9:45:41 PM PST · by LSUfan · 13 replies · 378+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 22 March 06 | Unknown
    Fact - Helen Thomas is an Islamist apologist, and that characterization has nothing to do with her Lebanese heritage. In a 2004 speech presented at Virginia's Al-Hewar Center (available in its entirety below) Thomas revealed herself to be a moonbat of the highest order. Al-Hewar itself is a controversial assembly point for Wahhabists of all stripes.
  • Kerry takes another look at presidency. Says loss in 2004 made him tougher

    03/11/2006 12:06:20 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 127 replies · 2,781+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/11/06 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- As Senator John F. Kerry prepared to make a return to presidential-style politics with a classic day of New Hampshire campaigning, he said that the 2004 run left him tougher and more eager to fight. ''When you get knocked on your ass and lose a race, you've got to stop and reflect on what you're doing, why you're doing it, what matters, and what's important. And I did," Kerry said in an interview in his Senate office on Thursday. ''There's a very different John Kerry now who is absolutely crystal clear about how I communicate what I need...
  • Freep a weird Fox poll.

    02/21/2006 12:03:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies · 451+ views
    Fox ^ | 2-21-06 | Foxnews
    A new study says 'unattractive' people are more likely to commit a crime. Do you think that's accurate? yes no not sure
  • Helen Thomas: The US Has No Right To Give People Freedom

    02/18/2006 2:13:08 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 28 replies · 786+ views
    Expose the Left ^ | February 18, 2006 | Ian
    From Real Time with Bill Maher last night: DAN SENOR: For three decades we’ve been told by the foreign policy establishment that people in the Arab world don’t want the right to vote, they don’t want to live in a free society— HELEN THOMAS: They’ve never been told that. SENOR:—and, and we’ve been consistently told that, just like we were told about the Russians, just like we were told about the Chinese and the fact is, when we’ve given the Afghanis the vote— THOMAS: They don’t want to be invaded; they don’t want to be killed. [applause] SENOR: Ok. But...
  • Study finds ugly faces more likely to end up in mug shots

    02/18/2006 11:12:36 AM PST · by MRMEAN · 70 replies · 1,465+ views ^ | Saturday, February 18, 2006
    Saturday, February 18, 2006 Washington -- Not only are physically unattractive teenagers likely to be stay-at-homes on prom night, they're also more likely to grow up to be criminals, say two economists who tracked the life course of young people from high school through early adulthood. "We find that unattractive individuals commit more crime in comparison to average-looking ones, and very attractive individuals commit less crime in comparison to those who are average-looking," say Naci Mocan of the University of Colorado and Erdal Tekin of Georgia State University. Mocan and Tekin analyzed data from a federally sponsored survey of 15,000...
  • Cindy Sheehan Claiming Police Brutality

    02/01/2006 5:50:26 AM PST · by wagglebee · 173 replies · 5,226+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2/1/06 | NewsMax
    "Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan is so angry that she wasn't allowed to disrupt last night's State of the Union address that intends to file a lawsuit claiming she was brutalized by Capitol Hill police who suppressed her first amendment freedoms. "I have the bruises and muscle spasms to prove it," Sheehan said, in a message posted to several left wing web sites after she was arrested and then released on her own recognizance. Sheehan also contends she suffered emotional trauma, complaining: "I am so upset and sore it is hard to think straight." The Bush-bashing Gold Star mom says she...
  • German Club Bans Beautiful People

    12/18/2005 11:41:44 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 117 replies · 2,978+ views
    The Age ^ | December 17, 2005
    THE ugly are seeking refuge from a hostile world in a German club specially founded to cater for their needs and allay their anxieties. Hamburg's Ugly Club requires of its members only that they identify the one thing about themselves that they are most unhappy about. Stomachs are at the top of the list, followed by noses and hips. Harald Gasper, a creative director in an advertising agency with a jowly face and a big nose, established the club with his wife Regina, a tall journalist with big feet. "We're tired of the idea that you have to be beautiful...