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  • ‘Kissing Congressman’ Vance McAllister Will Run for Full Term

    06/30/2014 4:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/14 | Tarini Parti
    Louisiana Republican Rep. Vance McAllister — known as the “Kissing Congressman” — has decided to seek a full term after announcing his retirement earlier this year. McAllister had hinted for weeks he was considering running for reelection, but he confirmed it in an interview with the Monroe News-Star this morning. He later confirmed the news at a press conference at a park in Monroe, where he was greeted with “enthusiastic applause” by upwards of 75 supporters, the newspaper reported. “I wanted to make sure everything was good with our family,” McAllister told The News-Star earlier in the day.
  • ‘A Soup of Misery’: Over Half of People Say They’d Abandon Their Cable Company, if Only They Could

    06/06/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Brian Fung
    Frustrated with rising prices? Check. Keep getting hit with more fees and charges? Check. You're paying for more channels than you'd ever want to watch? Check. These are just a handful of the most common complaints consumers have when it comes to grappling with cable companies. And it's not just anecdotal: A survey of subscribers on the nation's biggest cable providers has found that more than half of Americans would abandon their cable provider if they felt they could. Cable rage is real, and here's the data to prove it. Fifty-three percent of respondents to a recent survey said they'd...
  • Live Maggots Found in Whole Foods Meat Case, Health Officials Say They’re Not Moving Fast Enough ..

    04/30/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 68 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Maggots found in Whole Foods meat case, health officials say they’re not moving fast enough to fix the problem Whole Foods claims to be “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” and that they, “maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry.” Such claims might start to be questioned, however, after a disgusting discovery at one of their San Francisco locations on Monday, April 21. Last week, KRON 4 News exclusively reported that maggots were found in a meat case. Now, KRON 4 News is reporting that the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) claims Whole Foods hasn’t worked quickly enough to...
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/15/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | By DENIS D. GRAY
    --snip-- BANGKOK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday -- the first comprehensive one of its kind - says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. The report by the London-based Global Witness, a group that seeks to shed light on the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, says murders of those protecting land rights and the environment have soared dramatically.
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • They're back! Occupy plans springtime 'wave of action'

    04/03/2014 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies ^ | April 2, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Springtime is here. The birds are singing, temperatures are on the rise and the Occupy movement is emerging from winter hibernation, calling for a worldwide “wave of action” Friday to re-launch anti-capitalism protests. Occupiers have been instructed by the movement’s official Twitter feed to congregate at Zuccotti Plaza in New York City Friday morning. The plan is to march to nearby Federal Plaza. Zuccotti was the stronghold of Occupy Wall Street the last two years. An associated Facebook page announced a protest against the “regressive 1% agenda of Governor Andrew Cuomo and for a truly progressive one that includes the...
  • Wildlife refuge to cat owners: Keep your kitties at home (trap cats to protect rats!)

    03/03/2014 9:12:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | march 3, 2014 | Laura Moss
    To protect endangered rodents, a Florida sanctuary will trap cats found on its land. Pets can be retrieved, but feral cats will likely be euthanized. While woodrats and cotton mice fall prey to native predators like snake and owls, Cove says the cats present a unique challenge.
  • Revealed: NHS hospital kitchens overrun by mice and cockroaches—how 3 in 4 break food hygiene rules

    10/13/2013 10:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 09:17 EST, 13 October 2013 | Rob Cooper
    Hundreds of hospital kitchens across the country are dirty, have cockroach and mice infestations or are stocking out-of-date food, a MailOnline investigation has revealed. Inspectors found that three-quarters of kitchens are flouting basic food hygiene rules while nearly a third were not properly cleaned. Six NHS hospitals had mice, two had rats, five had cockroaches and another hospital had an unspecified problem with “pests”. … An analysis of 769 environmental health inspection reports revealed that 581 hospitals across Britain are breaking the rules. …
  • Of Mice and Men: Who Let All the Vermin Into the White House?

    09/16/2013 8:32:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-16-2013 | MOTUS
    Yes, it’s official: lying to the government is now legally sanctioned.   “I did not have sex with that woman; Ms. Lewinski.” Because, as we all know, everyone lies about sex. The president’s “reforms” aim to turn doctors into government agents, pressuring them financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients’ records confidential.(snip) Doctors and hospitals who don’t comply with the federal government’s electronic-health-records requirements forgo incentive payments now; starting in 2015, they’ll face financial penalties from Medicare and Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Services has already paid...
  • Possum infestation keeps Auzi Pm out of official residence

    09/15/2013 6:46:14 AM PDT · by · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/15/13 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Tony Abbott has delayed moving into Australia's official prime ministerial residence because it is run-down and infested by possums but will instead take up digs at the national police academy.
  • North Carolina protest against abortion bill ends with 64 arrests

    07/08/2013 8:58:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 8, 2013 | By Marti Maguire
    North Carolina's "Moral Monday" protesters, now in their tenth week, objected to a bill that could limit abortion access - the latest move to counter a conservative shift by the state's first Republican-led government in more than a century. The protests have gained momentum since a few dozen people first rallied against the political shift to the right in a state that Barack Obama won in the 2008 presidential election but lost in 2012. Melissa Reed, a vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems, brought a petition with 10,000 signatures opposing the measure. Like many at Monday's protest, Tanya Glover,...
  • Protesters jailed as they decry Republican shift in North Carolina

    06/18/2013 4:46:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 18, 2013 | By Marti Maguire
    A conservative shift by North Carolina's first Republican-led government in more than a century is drawing weekly protests to the state capital of Raleigh, but some lawmakers are defiantly standing their ground. In the latest of the "Moral Monday" demonstrations, dozens of clergy members, doctors, teachers and environmentalists trampled paper copies of legislation before being handcuffed by police officers when they refused to leave the statehouse as an act of civil disobedience. Some lawmakers have been defiant, and at times heated, in their responses to the protests. One state senator referred to the events as "Moron Monday" in a newspaper...
  • Muslim desecration of British World War II Cemetary in Libya

    06/04/2013 1:37:37 PM PDT · by BobNative · 12 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | June 4, 2013 | Self Vanity
    Muslim desecration of British World War II Cemetary in Libya
  • Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers

    03/03/2013 2:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    International Business Times ^ | February 20, 2013 | Umberto Bacchi:
    Tehran Battles Plague of 'Mutant' Giant Rats with Army Snipers Tehran, the capital of Iran, is battling an invasion of "genetically mutated" giant rats. Iran has sent in sniper teams to clear Tehran's streets from the massive rodents weighting up to five kilos plaguing 26 district of the Iranian capital, the city's environmental agency said. "They seem to have had a genetic mutation, probably as a result of radiations and the chemical used on them," Ismail Kahram, Teheran city council environment adviser and university professor Ismail Kahram told "They are now bigger and look different. These are changes that...
  • Court rejects appeal of man convicted of killing Oklahoma City women (83 and 93 years old)

    01/15/2013 11:25:09 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 15 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 1/14/2013 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for killing two Oklahoma City women more than 25 years ago.</p> <p>The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Monday rejected the claims by 53-year-old Ronald Lott. Lott was convicted in December 2001 after several trial delays of raping and killing 83-year-old Anna Laura Fowler in 1986 and 93-year-old Zelma Cutler in 1987.</p>
  • Harvey Milk Plaza removes benches

    11/02/2012 8:28:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2012 | by Vivian Ho
    The purple benches at San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza were removed Friday following growing complaint that they had become a loophole for drunks and others to avoid the city's ordinance prohibiting sitting or lying on walkways. The removal decision was made earlier this week by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, the community group that paid $40,000 to install the benches in 2010. "It's about time," said Dan Glazer, owner of the nearby bakeshop Hot Cookie. "They pee, they defecate and they leave their garbage there. They have no respect for the plaza or for Harvey Milk and what he...
  • Cockroach Crawls All Over NBC Reporter During Live Shot - & He Doesn't Even Flinch (Poor Bug)

    10/19/2012 3:21:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Cockroach crawls all over NBC reporter during live shot - and he doesn't even flinch 'Don't move' is the all too familiar advice when it comes to creepy crawlies, and that is exactly what an NBC reporter did when a large red cockroach crawled over his back and shoulders during a live shot. Robert Kovacik was reporting from West Los Angeles when the disgusting bug appeared on his left shoulder, disappeared behind his back and the reappeared again on his right arm. Unflinching, the journalist carried on with his piece about a Manson-related murder spree as the cockroach climbed up...
  • Cavalcade of Stars Hits Obama for America Website

    10/16/2012 4:35:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2012 | By Jilian Fama
    Obama is pulling out the big guns just in time for the second presidential debate. The president has tapped his network of celebrity supporters, releasing a slew of star-studded ads on the Obama for America campaign website. At least five videos in the past few days have been posted on Obama’s campaign YouTube channel. They cover topics including early voting, gay rights, and the importance of getting out and voting (for Obama, of course.)
  • Activists celebrate 1-year anniversary of Occupy Orange County

    10/15/2012 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | October 15, 2012 | By THERESA WALKER
    IRVINE – The tents have folded. The handmade signs denouncing the 1 percent are tucked away in the garage. But the 50 or so activists who gathered in the shade of a gazebo at Bill Barber Community Park on Sunday brought their same passionate spirit to a picnic potluck marking the one-year anniversary of Occupy Orange County CA. They wiggled their "spirit fingers" – silent applause – as speakers discussed some of the state propositions in the upcoming November election. They joined members of the Local Vocal Peace Choir in singing protest songs that included Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the...
  • Occupy Admits Its Real Goal: Communism

    08/21/2012 3:09:00 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 August 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: An Occupy organizer admitted over the weekend that the goal of his protest group was to "overthrow the capitalist system and build communism." So the cat's out of the bag again on this bunch. Where is the outrage? The true agenda of the Occupy movement has been revealed — it's a totalitarian one. Billing itself as a spontaneous people's revolution and embraced by the media and Democrat political establishment, Occupy is really a destructive band of thugs whose goal is the violent demise of democracy. Speaking at a "People's Assembly" in Washington, former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689...
  • Anaheim protest shuts Harbor at Ball Road

    07/29/2012 4:12:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | July 29, 2012 | by Eric Carpenter
    BULLETIN: Harbor Boulevard at Ball Road was temporarily closed about 2:30 p.m. as more than 200 protestors made their way toward a line of police in riot gear standing and on horseback, about a half mile from the Disneyland Resort’s pedestrian entrance on Harbor. About two dozen police on horseback and about 50 police in riot gear forced the group to turn east on Ball. People could be heard yelling: “The whole world is watching.” They also yelled at police: “Why can’t we go to Disneyland? You’re protecting the city, not your people.” Watch a live Ustream by Occupy LA...
  • That's it, I'm voting for Vermin (Vanity)

    01/10/2012 5:45:36 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 6 replies
    Videosift ^ | 1-10-12
    Vermin Supreme At the Lesser-Known Democratic Candidates Presidential Forum. "When I'm President Everyone Gets A Free Pony"
  • National Cost of “Occupation” to Top $12 Million [and only 3621 arrests!]

    11/18/2011 9:02:47 AM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies
    Commentary ^ | 11/17/11 | Alana Goodman
    On the eve of the Occupy Wall Street protests, it’s useful to take a look at its legacy. There are plenty of ways to measure the depravity that we’ve seen during the past several months, but it’s simplest to focus on the following themes: arrests, assaults, death and disease – plus the financial burden that the rest of the country has to shoulder in order to clean it all up:Number of arrests: 3,621 (via Occupy Arrests )Number of deaths: 4 – one murder, one suicide, one suspected drug overdose and one mystery.Number of sexual assaults: At least seven that have...
  • Gary D. Barnett needs a good Freeping

    03/31/2011 9:13:16 AM PDT · by robowombat
    Robowombat ^ | March 31 | me
    The Lew Rockwell site is disliked ,correctly, for a number of reasons here. However, I have found that many of the posters such as Tom Wood are gentlemen and will discuss substantive disagreements in a civil and even friendly fashion. But there are those whose combination of abuseness and vulgarity particularly towards the armed forces merit slamming. One such is Mr Gary Barnett, who appears to live a comfortable life in Montana and enjoys vilifying the armed forces. Today he posted 'Orders From On High Obeyed by Military!' I suggest every vet and member of the active forces and reserves...
  • Boxing Gym Fighting Eminent Domain Gets Day in Court

    03/15/2011 6:25:31 PM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Justice ^ | 11 Mar 2011 | Institute for Justice
    National City, Calif.—A San Diego-area boxing gym that serves at-risk kids is showing what it takes to fight for what is right and to win.  A trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 14, 2011, to decide whether National City, Calif., may declare nearly 700 properties—including the gym—“blighted,” thus freeing the city to bulldoze these properties and make way for luxury condos among other private developments.  The trial will be held before the Honorable Steven R. Denton, Superior Court of California, Hall of Justice, 330 W. Broadway in San Diego, Calif. The Community Youth Athletic Center (CYAC) has had...
  • Send your message of support to SEIU members in Wisconsin

    02/23/2011 6:38:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies ^ | February 23, 2011
    Right now, 30,000 people are gathered outside of the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin speaking out against Republican Governor Scott Walker's attempt to take away collective bargaining rights from public employees. Our SEIU brothers and sisters stand to lose their rights as well and are speaking out in force. Use this form to send a message to SEIU members - and everyone - who have been fighting for their rights all week outside (and inside) the Capitol. We'll make sure they receive your thoughts this weekend.
  • Walker says he will call in National Guard if state employees balk at his proposal (Guard vs unions)

    02/14/2011 10:28:29 PM PST · by Frantzie · 61 replies
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made the dramatic announcement this morning that he is prepared to call in the Wisconsin National Guard to respond if there is any unrest among state employees in the wake of his announcement that he wants to revoke nearly all of their collective bargaining rights. Walker said he has not called the National Guard into action, but he has briefed them and other state agencies in preparation of any labor problems.
  • Video: Hasselbeck: Tea Party Like ‘Bed Bugs’

    10/06/2010 9:38:54 AM PDT · by · 51 replies · 3+ views
    Elizabeth Hasselbeck, co-host on the The View, says that the Tea Party is like bed bugs in that they are many in number, nobody knows where they are coming from, and they are “powerful little suckers.” “Everyone thinks the Tea Party is automatically in favor of the Republicans,” said Hasselbeck during Tuesday morning’s “Hot Topics” segment. “The Republicans don’t even have control of them. They’re like bed bugs, okay? My point being–they are many in number and nobody knows where they’re coming from, but they are powerful little suckers and they took the wind out of Mike Castle in Delaware.”
  • Bed-bug summit opens near Chicago

    09/22/2010 11:37:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi. ^ | Sept. 21, 2010
    ROSEMONT, Ill.- The first-ever North American Bed Bug Summit, which opened Tuesday near Chicago, attracted a sellout crowd to hear experts on the tiny biters, organizers said. That appears to be one more sign that bed bugs, once almost routed in the United States by pesticides, are back in a big way, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported. "Ten years ago we got about one call about bed bugs a year, and now we get at least one call a day," Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health, told the newspaper. Organizers of the two-day...
  • AZ Border Sheriff: 'I Have About As Much Regard for the U.N. as I Do the Vermin'

    08/31/2010 12:49:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/31/2010 | Penny Starr
    ( – Sheriff Larry Dever, whose officers patrol Cochise County along the border between Arizona and Mexico, said he finds it “amazing” that the U.S. State Department would refer the recently passed immigration law in his state to the United Nations Human Rights Council for review. “Well, it’s just amazing to me,” Dever told “Course, I have about as much regard for the U.N. as I do the vermin that hides in the rocks around my house here and reaches out and tries to bite me every now and then.” The Bush administration refused to join the U.N. Human...
  • Man fires pepper spray on protesters outside Marine's funeral (Phelpers fumigated)

    08/29/2010 4:48:14 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-28-10 | Phil Ghast
    A motorist fired pepper spray Saturday at a group of demonstrators and counter-protesters outside a funeral for a U.S. Marine in Omaha, Nebraska, police said. The incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. (11 a.m. ET) as members of a small Kansas church that protests at military funerals and counter-protesters stood nearly a block away from First United Methodist Church during services for Staff Sgt. Michael Bock, 26, who died August 13 in Afghanistan's Helmand province. A man in a Ford-150 pickup truck drove by, extended his arm and sprayed with a large can, police said. His vehicle was stopped a...
  • Bedbugs crawl way into posh suburbs (MSM admits bedbugs arrived in U.S. on backs of illegal aliens!)

    08/25/2010 4:45:14 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2010-08-25 | Christine McConville
    (snip) The tiny, reddish-brown parasites, which live on warm human blood, were once nearly extinct. But thanks to a growing resistance to pesticides, and an increasingly mobile human population, they’ve had a resurgence since the mid-1990s. For years, they’ve been enjoying city life, crawling out at night from all sorts of mattresses to feed. The difference now, exterminators said, is they’ve made sizable inroads into suburbia. (snip) In the past decade, most urban-dwelling bedbugs arrived on the backs of roaming college students or migrant workers from South and Central America.Once they settle and mate, their offspring will eventually set off...
  • Report: NYC, Philly, Detroit top bedbug list

    08/24/2010 10:40:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | August 24, 2010
    Bedbugs can be found in mattresses, furniture and clothing, and they feed off animal and human blood. Insect scientists say bedbugs are appearing on a scale not seen since before World War II. High-traffic areas such as hotels, airplanes and cruise ships are especially prone to infestations. Ohio has three cities in the top 10 — Cincinnati is fourth, Columbus is seventh and Dayton is eighth.
  • Prosecutors: WikiLeaks founder suspected of rape

    08/21/2010 5:15:21 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 24 replies · 1+ views
    8-21-10 | Staff
    STOCKHOLM – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suspected of rape in Sweden, where authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest, officials said Saturday. The 39-year-old Australian denied the allegations on WikiLeaks' Twitter page, saying they "are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing."
  • What Spreads Faster Than Bedbugs? Social Stigma (you can thank the enviro-whackos for this one!)

    08/20/2010 7:33:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-08-21 | Emily B. Hager
    Jeremy Sparig spent months fighting bedbugs. Now, to some people, he is like a mattress left on the street, something best avoided in these times. “They don’t want to hug you anymore; they don’t want you coming over,” said Mr. Sparig, of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “You’re like a leper.” At the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, which recently had a bedbug breakout, defense lawyers are skittish about visiting, and it is not because of the fierce prosecutors. Even Steven Smollens, a housing lawyer who has helped many tenants with bedbugs, has his guard up. Those clients are barred from his office....
  • More offices see bedbug infestations (after liberals banned use of DDT)

    08/20/2010 7:24:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    USA Today | 2010-08-20 | Laura Petrecca
    Link only (Gannett), per FR posting guidelines
  • Dan Rostenkowski Remembered at Funeral (FIRE WALTER JACOBSON PLEASE!!!)

    08/18/2010 7:02:20 AM PDT · by Dengar01 · 19 replies
    Fox Chicago ^ | 8/17/10 | Fox Chicago
    Chicago - He was a political giant who rubbed elbows with presidents, prime ministers and CEOs from around the world, but Dan Rostenkowski was happiest spending time with family and friends from the old neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side. Tuesday, old Rosty, as he was known, was laid to rest. His funeral mass was at the Catholic church he called his own for his whole life, Saint Stanislaus Kostka. He died last week of lung cancer at the age of 82. Rostenkowski was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1959. He was considered Mayor Richard J. Daley's...
  • Rodent Expert Shines Light On Rats In Subways

    06/15/2010 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 733+ views
    WCBS ^ | Jun 15, 2010 | ???
    NEW YORK (CBS) ― A rodent expert said half of lower Manhattan's train lines are either infested with rats or show conditions ripe for attracting them. Robert Corrigan is a research scientist at the City Health Department. The City and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority were working to address rat problems in the nation's largest subway system. Corrigan has examined all 58 subway lines that run below Canal Street in lower Manhattan. He said 28 of them could be problematic. Rats love the rooms where trash is stored after it's collected in subway stations. Corrigan said hundreds of rats can be...
  • Rat (four legged) in the Rose Garden?

    05/22/2010 4:06:58 PM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies · 472+ views ^ | May 22, 2010
    No further info available
  • Progressives wish Rush Limbaugh a speedy recovery… NOT

    12/31/2009 7:49:20 AM PST · by NEPAConservative · 42 replies · 1,365+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 12/31/2009 | NEPAConservative
    I don’t know why I always go looking to the dark side for commentary (Progressives), probably because it never disappoints. Today I go nut picking to expose the classless, callous, cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-arse, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey poop that they are! Hallelujah! Holy crap! Where’s the Tylenol?!?! When tragedy strikes a polarizing figure on either side of the isle I sit back and observe peoples reactions. For instance when Ted Kennedy died I hopped on over to my conservative opinion sites and...
  • Passivity, Authority, and Cynicism

    10/25/2009 7:31:51 AM PDT · by JoanVarga · 239+ views
    Primordial Slack ^ | 10/24/2009 | Joan Varga
    We were invited to a church group picnic today to meet friends of our son and his wife. Amidst the fun and food, the D.I.L. trots out baby pics of my son that she had gleefully pounced on as we were still unpacking at the house. Paul's friends were amazed to see proof of his wittle, cute wittle, vulnerable self as a mere babe and toddler. One young dad said to me, "It's really something to see pics of him so little and cute, because anyone will tell you that when Paul walks into a room, the testosterone level jumps...
  • Pest control company charged with animal cruelty

    05/23/2009 7:35:33 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 98 replies · 2,303+ views
    MyWay ^ | May 23, 2009
    HAZLET, N.J. (AP) - The owner of a New Jersey pest control company has been charged with animal cruelty after a squirrel was found dead in a rooftop trap. Chief Buddy Amato says a professional complex hired Critter Ridder to help get rid of the squirrel. He says a trap was set Wednesday for the animal, and no one returned to check on it. Amato says the squirrel was found "cooked to death on the hot roof" Thursday afternoon. Buck faces four counts of animal cruelty, including one that cites her for not providing the squirrel with adequate food, water...
  • Spokane parks to detonate squirrels

    04/13/2009 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 99 replies · 1,879+ views ^ | Apr 13, 2009 | staff reporter
    <p>So the Parks and Recreation department is going to use a special machine to detonate some of the 100 to 150 rodents that are tearing up the grounds.</p> <p>The machine is called the Rodenator Pro. It pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels.</p>
  • Spokane parks detonating squirrels...My God, where is PETA??!!

    04/13/2009 2:55:06 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 31 replies · 3,009+ views
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | April 13, 2009 | Unknown reporter
  • Insurgents use children as human shields (HAPPY ending!)

    02/09/2009 8:50:09 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 17 replies · 1,117+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents used two Afghan children as shields while they attempted to emplace IEDs in a road in Farah province Oct. 18. U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment were conducting counter IED operations along a route in Golestan to ensure the safe passage of civilian traffic and ground convoys when they observed four insurgents attempting to emplace an IED in the road. Initially the Marines observed four adults and two children in a truck laden with burlap sacks and shovels. The adults began digging holes. Once the burlap sacks were removed from the truck and opened,...
  • 4 Teenagers Are Charged In Shooting at Wheaton Mall

    01/08/2009 3:09:02 PM PST · by freespirited · 60 replies · 2,190+ views
    Washpost ^ | 1/08/09 | Matt Zapotosky
    The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone. All four, including a 14-year-old girl, are members of the Bloods street gang in Prince George's County, authorities said. Two of them opened fire in the parking lot of Westfield Wheaton Shopping Centre when they spotted members of a rival gang, police said. In announcing the arrests yesterday, county police said the four were being held on charges of attempted...
  • About 130 vehicle owners have windows shot out overnight (election night in Lubbock)

    11/06/2008 3:10:51 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 2,583+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | 11-06-08 | Robin Pyle
    As Diane Guzman left home Wednesday to take her children to school, tears began streaming down her face when she saw that her Tahoe's back window was shattered. Then she and her children noticed police lights up and down her block and in the neighborhood. Guzman, who lives in the 4900 block of 59th Street, was one of about 130 vehicle owners victimized overnight by vandals who randomly shot out windows in the southwest quadrant of Lubbock. Most of the vehicles targeted were SUVs. Some blocks had vehicle after vehicle with shattered windows. Most reports were concentrated in the area...
  • Protesters say 'no' to war [Al Jazeera Alert]

    08/26/2008 3:36:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies · 129+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | AUGUST 26, 2008, 00:20 MECCA TIME
    Hundreds of anti-war protesters have demonstrated amid heavy police security in the US city of Denver where the Democratic national convention is set to kick-off on Monday. It was the first in a series of protests by the group Recreate 68, whose name echoes the anti-war protests outside the party's convention in Chicago in 1968. Al Jazeera spoke to five protesters about why they were marching, and their hopes that those attending the convention would listen. Robert Joyet, Denver, Colorado I'm here to try to give a voice to the voiceless. The Democrats are supposed to be the party that...
  • Sicko paints pigeon purple in Queens

    08/16/2008 5:16:56 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 162+ views
    NYP ^ | ugust 15th 2008 | LISA L. COLANGELO
    We heard it through the grapevine - Queens has a purple pigeon. The royal-hued bird wasn't born that way, though. Someone with a sick sense of humor - or a problem with pigeons - painted him purple. "Itwas terrible," said Joe Mora, an animal lover who rescued the birdThursday from a Long Island City playground, where onlookers were gawking at the oddly-colored columbine. "It looks like this was done could have been blinded," Mora said. He tried coaxing the lethargic bird to eat while asking anyone and everyone for advice on how to clean paint from its feathers and...
  • Groups wants atheists included in DNC interfaith service

    08/15/2008 11:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 617+ views
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August 15, 2008 | By MARK BARNA
    The Democratic National Convention's Aug. 24 interfaith service in Denver is supposed to be about unity. But to a Washington, D.C., coalition that supports nontheistic views, it's about division. The Secular Coalition Group, a lobbying organization for church-and-state separation, is pushing to get an atheist on the speaker list, and contends the service is divisive because it alienates nonreligious Democrats at a time when the party needs to unite to support the presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. "We can all hold different beliefs," said the group's executive director, Lori Lipman Brown, "but we can still come together as patriotic Americans."...