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  • Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist

    10/23/2014 1:10:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    OCTOBER 22, 2014 Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist Parents from other schools felt smashing a watermelon and eating it after games was inappropriate. By Katherine Timpf A winning high-school football coach was fired after the team’s tradition of eating watermelon after games was deemed “inappropriate” and “racist.” Bud Walpole had been coaching Academic Magnet Raptors football team, and was in the middle of a very successful season, according to CBS Charlotte. A current Raptors player said the tradition began when players bought watermelons from a man who had been selling them on their route to the game....
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • Reporter asks black protester if he's "uncomfortable" as part of tea party

    04/17/2010 7:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2010 | J.P. Freire, Associate Commentary Editor
    NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked Darryl Postell, a black man at a tea party rally held Thursday in Washington: "There aren't a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?" Postell replied, "No, no, these are my people, Americans." (VIDEO AT LINK) O'Donnell's question wasn't the only one addressing race at tea parties. Politico asked one white tea party protester about how she could spot an "infiltrator" -- a liberal posing as a tea party protester -- and she said that more "racially-oriented signs" were a giveaway. "This movement is not about race. My husband and...
  • NBC Reporter To Black Man At Tea Party: "Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?"

    04/17/2010 9:10:51 AM PDT · by avacado · 36 replies · 1,782+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 16, 2010 | Real Clear Politics
    NBC Reporter To Black Man At Tea Party: "Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?" NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell questions a black man at the DC tax day tea party.
  • White NBC Reporter Confronts Black Man at Tea Party Rally: 'Have You Ever Felt Uncomfortable?'

    04/16/2010 5:24:43 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 61 replies · 3,000+ views
    News Busters ^ | 04/16/2010 | Brent Baker
    “There aren't a lot of African-American men at these events,” NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell, a white woman, told Darryl Postell, a black man at a Tea Party rally held Thursday in Washington, DC, pressing him, in an exchange she chose to include in her NBC Nightly News story, to address her prejudiced assumptions: “Have you ever felt uncomfortable?” Postell rejected her loaded premise that race must divide Americans: “No, no, these are my people, Americans.” O'Donnell's story noted “skepticism over how the Tea Party is judged and labeled,” letting an attendee assert: “We're not racists, we're not any of...
  • The Unkindest Flush

    09/23/2009 8:37:11 PM PDT · by Saije · 21 replies · 1,138+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/24/2009 | David Fahrenthold
    There is a battle for America's behinds. It is a fight over toilet paper: the kind that is blanket-fluffy and getting fluffier so fast that manufacturers are running out of synonyms for "soft" (Quilted Northern Ultra Plush is the first big brand to go three-ply and three-adjective). It's a menace, environmental groups say -- and a dark-comedy example of American excess. The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from...
  • Russert: Witness stand is uncomfortable ("lot easier to throw grenades than .. catch them")

    02/09/2007 1:32:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies · 2,400+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/07 | AP
    WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, an unrelenting interrogator as host of NBC's "Meet the Press," said Friday it was painful having the tables turned on him by lawyers defending former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby against perjury and obstruction charges. The day after Russert spent five grueling hours on the witness stand in Libby's trial, the NBC newsman took questions in the much friendlier setting of an interview on the set of the "Today" show with his network colleagues. Asked how it felt to be on the other end of rapid-fire questioning, Russert said, "It's a lot of easier...
  • Blanco won’t comment on Orleans rebuilding suggestions (Nagin 'uncomfortable')

    01/14/2006 7:13:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies · 828+ views
    KATC ^ | 1/13/06
    Blanco won't comment on Orleans rebuilding suggestions BATON ROUGE, La. Governor Kathleen Blanco declined to take sides today in the debate over a proposal that would stall or prevent some New Orleans residents from rebuilding their homes in neighorhoods heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Blanco says the place for that discussion is in New Orleans, not Baton Rouge. The planning arm of Mayor Ray Nagin's Bring New Orleans Back Commission recommended this week that no rebuilding work be done in neighborhoods hardest hit by Katrina until the areas prove they'll be viable. The idea was to ensure that enough people...
  • Man to stand trial in Michigan castration case

    02/05/2003 3:28:57 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 19 replies · 194+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 2/5/03 | AP
    <p>PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - A man with no medical license will stand trial after all for allegedly castrating a man on his kitchen table last year. Shuo-Shan Wang, 29, had expected to be sentenced to no more than six months in jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to practicing medicine without a license and dispensing prescription medication.</p>