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  • Atlantic Writer Tries to Convince Readers That Adult Male 'Bronies' Are OK

    08/09/2014 5:49:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 81 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 9, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that it is perfectly normal for a man to appear in public wearing pink pony ears and tail? No, really.  There is nothing at all unusual about that. And if you don't believe me then I will write an overlong article trying to convince you of its complete normalcy. Such is the attitude of Jennifer Goforth Gregory of The Atlantic who tries a bit too hard to convince the readers that men wearing flashy pony costumes is absolutely normal. The funniest thing about Gregory plugging such men aka "Bronies" is how much obvious effort she puts into...
  • Iraq considers allowing girls as young as EIGHT to marry as part of new laws that also...

    03/14/2014 5:08:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/2014 | SAM CREIGHTON
    A new law being considered in Iraq could lead to girls as young as eight getting married and wives having to submit to sex at their husband's every request. The controversial proposals have provoked outrage from activists both within Iraq and around the globe, who see it as a huge step backwards for women's rights. The measure, aimed at creating different laws for Iraq's majority Shiite population, could further fray the country's divisions amid some of the worst sectarian bloodshed since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
  • SF Protesters to Obama: Please Be a Dictator!

    11/28/2013 7:59:55 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/26/2013 | Zombie
    When Obama’s motorcade rocketed around San Francisco on Monday, very few locals even noticed his presence, and fewer still cared. The crowds awaiting him at each presidential fundraiser were by far the smallest I’d seen in over five years of covering his visits here. Ticket sales to at least one of the events were so sluggish that prices had to be lowered to fill the empty seats. Out in the street, rubberneckers and protesters had dwindled to the bare minimum. This is what happens when a hero disappoints: you don’t turn on him in anger, but rather just tune him...
  • Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike"

    05/22/2013 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Bono, Olivia Wilde and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's "toilet strike" What is the latest celebrity accessory trend? Diapers. In a humorous, but fact-filled PSA, Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson announce they are joining Matt Damon's toilet strike to raise awareness about the global water crisis. In the definition of promises they can't keep (but it's the sentiment that counts), the three celebs pledge, "We won't go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation." "I remember when Matt first brought up the idea, it was at a meeting of the illuminati,"...
  • Corey Feldman: Biggest problem in Hollywood is pedophilia

    08/12/2011 11:59:29 AM PDT · by woofie · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | August 12th, 2011
    According to former child star Corey Feldman, child molestation is rampant in the entertainment industry, as he told Nightline in an interview. "The No. 1 problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia," he said Wednesday. According to Feldman, the “casting couch” exists for children, too. Feldman asserts that directors and other adults in the industry take advantage of young aspiring actors on a regular basis. “It's all done under the radar... But it's the big secret,” the 40-year-old said.
  • $1 Billion That Nobody Wants (dollar coins)

    06/29/2011 12:38:29 PM PDT · by Aroostook25 · 107 replies
    NPR ^ | June 28, 2011 | Robert Benincasa and David Kestenbaum
    Politicians in Washington hardly let a few minutes go by without mentioning how broke the government is. So, it's a little surprising that they've created a stash of more than $1 billion that almost no one wants. Unused dollar coins have been quietly piling up in Federal Reserve vaults in breathtaking numbers, thanks to a government program that has required their production since 2007. And even though the neglected mountain of money recently grew past the $1 billion mark, the U.S. Mint will keep making more and more of the coins under a congressional mandate. The pile of idle...
  • The End of the Clinton Era

    06/10/2011 4:15:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Rep. Anthony Weiner has achieved something by behaving so spectacularly shamefully. Unless I miss my guess, he has revived the concept of sexual morality. Even for a jaded nation, this is one sex scandal too far. We've had it. Our capacity to remain non-judgmental on sexual matters -- as we've been tirelessly instructed to do for 40 years -- seems to have reached its end point. The national reaction to Weiner's conduct, in contrast to previous sex scandals (and there have been too many to count in the past two decades), has been not amusement (though jokes made the rounds)...
  • Jared Lee Loughner's Statements Tied to Conspiracy Theory

    01/10/2011 3:32:56 AM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | January 9, 2010 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    Jared Lee Loughner’s rants about grammar and mind control track closely to the writings of a conspiracy theorist who believes that is how the government controls the populace, one leading group says – and the man tells POLITICO he agrees with some of Loughner’s statements. The far-right activist, David Wynn Miller, said in a telephone interview that he didn’t know Loughner, but agreed with his statement in a YouTube video that “the government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.” “Absolutely I would agree with it,” said Miller, 62, a former tool-and-die maker from Milwaukee...
  • Nuclear Physicist Describes Vast UFO Cover-Up

    06/07/2010 1:39:25 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 279 replies · 719+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6-7 | Lee Speigel
    "Some UFOs are intelligently controlled extraterrestrial spacecraft, and this is the biggest story of the millennium." These words are not the rantings of a deranged individual looking for attention or a comfortable straitjacket. Stanton Friedman is a maverick of sorts. Employed for 14 years as a nuclear physicist for companies like General Electric, General Motors, Westinghouse and Aerojet General Nucleonics, he worked on highly classified programs involving nuclear aircraft, fission and fusion rockets. In 1958, UFOs caught his attention, and Friedman has since lectured about this subject at more than 700 colleges and professional groups in all 50 states and...
  • Actress Q'orianka Kilcher arrested at White House

    06/02/2010 10:26:16 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 82 replies · 3,117+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Park Police have identified a woman arrested for tying herself to a White House fence as actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher. Authorities say the 20-year-old Kilcher tied herself to the fence Tuesday and her 41-year-old mother, Saskia, poured a black substance over her.
  • 'Eyeballing' Fad has Teens Pouring Vodka into Eyes

    05/26/2010 7:34:33 AM PDT · by MissTed · 42 replies · 1,126+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5/26/10 | Staff
    Vodka eyeballing. It’s the latest drinking fad on YouTube, and it could cause blindness. Hundreds of online videos that originated in the U.K. show teens pouring vodka directly into their eyes, straight from the bottle. The videos are getting hundreds of thousands of hits, MyFoxDC.com reported. Substance abuse expert Mike Gumbel claims kids aren’t eyeballing to get drunk faster, but do it when the effects of alcohol have already set in and impaired their judgment. Eyeballing is more of a prank than a way to become more intoxicated. “They’re not doing it to get more drunk, they’re doing it as...
  • Young men prove their bravery by riding giant logs......

    04/09/2010 11:42:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies · 927+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:31 PM on 9th April 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Bravery isn't the first word that comes to mind when looking at these images of a Japanese log-rolling ceremony. But that is exactly what these young men are apparently proving during the bizarre Ki-otoshi ceremony, where they ride the giant logs as they are yanked down steep hills by ropes. Skidding and bumping over the rough terrain, at times the logs literally drop down the steep inclines
  • Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher I Pledge Video

    09/05/2009 9:08:18 AM PDT · by EmilyGeiger · 37 replies · 1,661+ views
    Youtube ^ | january 19,2009
    I pledge my allegiance to God, my country, the flag of the USA and not to one person!!!!
  • Al-Qaeda in gay rape horror

    07/08/2009 7:38:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 2,155+ views
    The Sun ^ | February 4, 2009 | Tom Newton Dunn
    EVIL al-Qaeda chiefs are raping young male converts to shame them into becoming suicide bombers, it emerged yesterday.
  • Stars & Strips Forever (ala Muppets)

    07/04/2009 5:33:55 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 2 replies · 378+ views
    YouTube ^ | unknown | Muppets
    Sam The Eagle presents Stars & Stripes Forever. (See link.)
  • Jokesters drop their pants and take a ride on the subway for laughs [from the NY moron weirdo file]

    01/11/2009 5:26:30 AM PST · by ETL · 16 replies · 1,058+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 11th 2009 | VERONIKA BELENKAYA nd RICH SCHAPIRO
    Snow wasn't the only thing that fell Saturday: so did pants - and jaws - on the subway. Hundreds of brave New Yorkers dropped their bottoms in Saturday's sub-freezing temperatures before taking to the rails for the eighth annual No Pants Subway Ride. "They couldn't have picked a better day to do this?" asked John Ocskai, 18, of Long Island, wearing a pair of spiffy gray boxers. "This is my first time. I was shocked it was still going on." Dana Sterling, 33, was shivering even before she stripped down to her three pairs of undies. "I'm cold already," Sterling...
  • Accused vandal to stand trial (PA--woman defecates in church sanctuary)

    08/27/2008 11:53:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 15 replies · 235+ views
    A woman who allegedly defecated inside the sanctuary of Tullytown's St. Michael the Archangel Church in February believed her feces would rid the parish of a hex, a police officer testified Tuesday. The hex had something to do with 528 dead children the woman believed were buried between St. Mike's and a nearby Dunkin' Donuts on Levittown Parkway, the officer added. That, as far as Tullytown police officer Nate Aldsworth could tell, was Sandralee Banks-Kastrup's motivation for allegedly wreaking havoc this winter on the parish and its community. Aldsworth testified Tuesday morning at the preliminary hearing for Banks-Kastrup, a 40-year-old...
  • Return of the '70s Weirdos

    06/23/2008 9:19:15 PM PDT · by dayglored · 32 replies · 220+ views
    Newsweak ^ | Jun 30, 2008 | (none)
    That photo of 11 weirdos in '70s clothes you may have seen on the Internet really is the original Microsoft team, snapped Dec. 7, 1978, on the eve of the company's move from Albuquerque, N.M., to Seattle. Almost 30 years later, a few weeks before Bill Gates's departure from Microsoft, the group (looking better) reconvened. Bob Greenberg (center of old photo, in red sweater), then a programmer and now a tech and financial consultant, had won a photo portrait in a contest and used it to commemorate the soon-to-be disrupted group. The picture was shot in a shopping mall. ...
  • Vermont towns vote to arrest Bush and Cheney

    03/05/2008 9:28:11 AM PST · by Abathar · 53 replies · 155+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 03/05/08 | Andy Sullivan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution," local media reported. The nonbinding, symbolic measure, passed in Brattleboro and Marlboro in a state known for taking liberal positions on national issues, instructs town police to "extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them." Vermont, home to maple syrup and picture-postcard views, is known for its liberal politics. State lawmakers have passed nonbinding resolutions to end the war in Iraq and impeach...
  • Woman Says She Took DA's Vehicle to Pay for Husband's Sex Change (Louisiana)

    10/03/2007 8:57:09 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 952+ views
    WAFB.com ^ | 10/3/07
    There is a bizarre story about a district attorney's stolen sport utility vehicle and the accused thief behind bars. The suspected crook claims she stole the vehicle from a New Orleans hotel to pay for a medical procedure for her husband. However, the story doesn't end there. WAFB's Keitha Nelson has more. Tony Falterman is the district attorney for Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes. Falterman's keys could open a lot of doors, and in the wrong hands, change thousands of lives. He says, "My keys are the most important thing in my life." So, when Falterman's SUV was stolen,...
  • 2007 Emmys Live Thread

    09/16/2007 5:06:54 PM PDT · by al baby · 98 replies · 994+ views
    Today | Self
    A place to talk goof about the 2007 emmys
  • Raccoon Parts Left on Doorsteps in Salem

    08/23/2007 10:06:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 374+ views
    Salem, Mass. (AP) -- A self-proclaimed high priestess of Salem witches and a second person were accused of tossing raccoon parts on the doorsteps of businesses, allegedly as part of a Wiccan community feud. Sharon Graham, 46, and a fellow Wiccan, Frederick Purtz, 22, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of littering and malicious destruction of property. Graham also was charged with intimidating a witness. They were accused of putting a racoon head and entrails on the doorsteps of Angelica of the Angels and the Goddess' Treasure Chest in May. The historic seaport, famous for holding witch trials in the...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 8-5-2007

    08/05/2007 8:45:34 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 171+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 8-5-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. WARNING! MATURE (or maybe *very* immature) topics. You have been warned. He was not an everyday masher Then again, he's not quite a flasher Sex in public, so, fine... but with a traffic sign? So I guess that makes him a "gate crasher" ??
  • Michael Medved Loses His Cool Over North America Union (Corsi's Response)

    01/02/2007 1:38:13 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 73 replies · 1,515+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/2/07 | Jerome R. Corsi
    "Film critic and talk show host Michael Medved has decided to put in print on Townhall.com the attack he has frequently broadcast on radio against those of us who are opposing the North American integration being pursued by the Bush Administration activity under the auspices of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.".... ....."Serious readers for centuries are alert to recognize that ad hominem attacks generally mask an inability to counter an argument on logical or evidentiary grounds. In the days of Lenin, communist agitators took the ad hominem attack to a new level, perfecting techniques to discredit their...
  • Flags burn in celebration

    07/04/2006 3:31:16 PM PDT · by RetroSexual · 104 replies · 2,069+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | July 4, 2006 | GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
    About 25 revelers celebrated their freedom of speech and welcomed the Fourth of July on Monday night with the "2nd Annual Old Time American Flag Burn." Around a burn barrel at Seabright State Beach, organizer Brent Adams, 41, of Santa Cruz, declared flag burning not a protest, but a celebration of the Constitution's First Amendment. "It seemed like a good idea to burn some flags just because we can," added fellow organizer Sha Lar, 32, of Santa Cruz. The festivities were especially relevant after a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to ban flag desecration died in the Senate last week. That...
  • Furries Descend On Pittsburgh

    06/17/2006 8:57:07 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 11 replies · 376+ views
    KDKA.com ^ | 6-16-06 | cbs
    KDKA) PITTSBURGH Have you seen anything furry lately? Large, furry animals have converged in downtown pittsburgh. They're here for "Anthrocon 2006". Anthrocon's chairman says, to put it simply, this is a gathering of cartoon-animal-loving fans. Sam Conway says Americans love their animals and "furries" are just people who go to great lengths to show it. Many dress up in full costume and assume the full personality of their "animal." The furries are making history this weekend. “This is the largest anthropomorphis convention in the world,” said Conway. “We have a little more than 2,500 people so far and we still...
  • Saudi Men Who Rode School Bus Arrested (Tampa, FL)

    05/20/2006 3:52:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 348 replies · 8,106+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | May 20, 2006 | Keith Morelli
    Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa. Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said. Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail...
  • Indigo Children claim special powers; skeptics abound

    02/02/2006 9:13:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 67 replies · 3,291+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 02.02.06 | MAKEBA SCOTT HUNTER
    Jurate Cannara knew her daughter Laura was different when, as a toddler, she would stand out in the rain, her tiny hands outstretched toward the lightning. "Mama, I need energy," the little girl would tell her. As Laura Mikuseviciuje grew from toddler to child to teen to young woman, Cannara noticed that her daughter's eccentricities only increased with age. "I didn't understand my daughter," said Cannara, who lives in Verona, of her daughter's early expressions of intuition and odd, energetic behavior. According to some, Laura's tendencies are not odd at all; they even have a name. She and others like...
  • Brokeback Mountain leads Oscar nods

    01/31/2006 6:41:43 AM PST · by sassbox · 93 replies · 1,966+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 01/31/06 | cnn.com
    "Brokeback Mountain," the story of two male ranch hands who become romantically involved, led all films with eight nominations for the 78th annual Academy Awards. "Brokeback," based on a short story by E. Annie Proulx, picked up nods for best picture, best director (Ang Lee), best actor (Heath Ledger), best supporting actress (Michelle Williams) and best supporting actor (Jake Gyllenhaal). Its screenplay adaptation, by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, also received a nomination.
  • Floating Between Two Genders (UW Madison Students, Of Course!)

    10/10/2005 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies · 1,419+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal via AP Wire ^ | October 9, 2005 | Paula Dohnal
    (Gender bending, expressing non-traditional gender identities, isn't new, but it's increasing.) Like many female UW- Madison students, Dite Bray and her friends walk past the fraternity houses on Langdon Street wondering if the men inside will notice them. Unlike most of the other students, it's not because they're looking for dates. "I've walked around town in drag before," Bray said. "I'm frightened, because I'm walking down Langdon Street and we have fake facial hair stuck to our faces. I wouldn't do that by myself, but in a group it's OK." Bray, 24, is one of the growing number of young...
  • Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird (Where Weird and Dumb People are Highlighted)

    07/14/2005 3:11:27 PM PDT · by Cowman · 10 replies · 602+ views
    Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird ^ | WEEK OF JULY 10, 2005 | Various
    Brian F. Monfort, 27, was arrested in Springfield, Ohio, in April and charged with child enticement based on an arrest report noting that twice, in January and March, he had approached children and paid them money to insult him for being fat, supposedly as a tactic to inspire himself to lose weight. [Springfield News-Sun, Willie Windsor, 54, of Phoenix has for several years lived as a full-time baby, wearing frilly dresses, diapers and bonnets, sucking on a pacifier, eating Gerber cuisine, and habitually clutching a rag doll, in a home filled with oversized baby furniture. According to a long Phoenix...
  • Arvizos in hiding over fear of fans' reprisals

    07/01/2005 5:19:35 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 1 replies · 201+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | July 1, 2005 | ALASTAIR JAMIESON
    THE family who accused Michael Jackson is now living in fear of reprisals from the star's fans. Gavin Arvizo, his parents and siblings were branded charlatans and liars by Jackson's defence team, who said they had tried to pull off "the biggest con of their careers". Meanwhile, the British journalist Martin Bashir - the man whose documentary about the singer led to the trial - faces the possibility of a multi-million dollar lawsuit from the singer. Aides of the singer began legal moves against Mr Bashir and Granada Television, which made the documentary, within days of its screening in 2003,...
  • Constitution Party Only 3rd Party to Make Gains

    11/14/2004 10:34:21 AM PST · by Ahban · 248 replies · 3,041+ views
    Constitution Party of Oklahoma ^ | 13 Nov 2004 | Thom Holmes
    CONSTITUTION PARTY GAINS STRENGTH WITH PEROUTKA/BALDWIN TICKET - The Constitution Party was the only alternative party that increased it's vote totals this year compared to the 2000 election! Constitution Party members have cause to celebrate! Their 2004 presidential ticket – Michael A. Peroutka for President and Dr. Chuck Baldwin for Vice President – received 30% more votes this year than in the previous election! Nationally, the Peroutka-Baldwin ticket received 132,067 votes compared to 101,278 for the Constitution Party’s 2000 candidate, Howard Phillips. The increase in Peroutka's tally is particularly significant when compared to the decline in voter support for other...
  • A Sorry Bunch

    11/08/2004 8:19:35 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 21 replies · 1,140+ views
    We can't tell if this is parody or self-parody, though we suspect the latter--and in either case, it's hilarious. Late last week a new Web site, SorryEverybody.com, appeared on the scene. Here's its manifesto:Some of us--hopefully most of us--are trying to understand and appreciate the effect our recent election will have on you, the citizens of the rest of the world. As our so-called leaders redouble their efforts to screw you over, please remember that some of us--hopefully most of us--are truly, truly sorry. And we'll say we're sorry, even on the behalf of the ones who aren't.The site features...
  • Gay-marriage divide cuts across party, racial lines in U.S.

    10/10/2004 3:19:56 PM PDT · by schaketo · 91 replies · 1,196+ views
    The Wichita Eagle, KS ^ | October 10, 2004 | Lori Arantani
    SAN FRANCISCO - The biggest social issue in this presidential race is the debate over whether gays should be allowed to marry. Louisiana voters recently tilted 4-to-1 in favor of adding a ban on same-sex marriage to their state constitution, and 71 percent of Missouri voters did the same last month. Voters in at least nine more states will weigh the question on their ballots in November, and legislation on the question has been introduced in at least 25 states this year. President Bush supports amending the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the Democratic presidential...
  • Many guys love faux-lesbians, still hate gay men

    08/24/2004 11:28:57 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 146 replies · 4,325+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, August 24, 2004 | Mike Seate
    I'd never visited the McKees Rocks striptease bar before, except to interview a bouncer a few years back. The bar, which features separate stages for male and female exotic dancers, had received several complaints from gay male customers who apparently were barred from watching Club Erotica's all-male show. I told this story to a straight male friend as we entered the noisy, testosterone-filled joint. The complaints didn't faze him. "That makes sense. Any guy who gets off watching other guys is sick," he said. His words would have carried more weight if my buddy hadn't enjoyed the evening's entertainment so...
  • Museum on a mission to save local gay history (Houston -TX)

    08/24/2004 10:24:44 AM PDT · by Jalapeno · 17 replies · 733+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | ALLAN TURNER
    Museum on a mission to save local gay history Collection shows long fight to gain rights in Houston By ALLAN TURNER Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle HOUSTON'S GLBT MUSEUM Long after the odor faded, the memory lingers. In a dimly lit, nighttime alley, a lone man rummaged through a giant trash bin, heaving bag after garbage bag to the pavement. He could have been a homeless man digging for a meal. But this intrepid anonymous raider of the greasy Dumpster was a guerrilla of history. His mission: to save from an ignoble burial in a city landfill the documents of a...
  • N.Y. Lawyer Fined for Barking at Witness

    05/21/2004 11:16:36 AM PDT · by The South Texan · 19 replies · 472+ views
    Associated Press | 5/121/04 | Samuel Maull
    N.Y. Lawyer Fined for Barking at Witness Fri May 21, 7:27 AM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo! By SAMUEL MAULL, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - A lawyer who barked like a dog at a witness during a deposition has been fined $8,500 for misconduct and harassment of opponents. The lawyer, David Fink, made false statements, failed to comply with court orders and engaged in frivolous conduct during a breach of contract suit over home furnishing designs, Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos said. Fink's client Carl Levine represents designers of home furnishings to manufacturers...
  • Jerry Springer wins "Democrat of the Year" award from Ohio Dem. party.

    05/11/2004 7:10:16 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 28 replies · 1,032+ views
    Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | Monday, May 10, 2004 | Gregory Korte
    Monday, May 10, 2004 Edwards slams abuse at Democrats' dinner By Gregory Korte The Cincinnati Enquirer COLUMBUS - The only way to send a message to the rest of the world that Americans emphatically reject the humiliating abuse of Iraqi prisoners is to elect John F. Kerry as president, Sen. John Edwards told Ohio Democrats at their annual dinner. "All of us - it goes without saying - condemn it. It goes against the values we hold as Americans. Just think about the damage it's doing to our image around the world," Edwards said Saturday night, adding that the prisoner...
  • Unbelievable Stench in Apartment Leads Police to Menagarie (My Title).

    05/06/2004 6:37:58 AM PDT · by Rollee · 11 replies · 177+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, May 06, 2004 | Unknown
    GERMANTOWN, Wis. — It was a stench of decay that caused authorities to search an apartment in suburban Milwaukee. They found a home crawling with life: About 200 creatures — including alligators, scorpions and carnivorous beetles — formed a bizarre menagerie kept alive by a woman who fed them roadkill. "The smell was just unbelievable," said William Mitchell, a state conservation warden who found about 70 ducks cramped in a basement pen with droppings covering the floor. "It was really stinking. ... It made my eyes water." Neighbors had complained about the foul smell. Animal carcasses were in a freezer...
  • Artist wants to be fed to piranhas

    03/23/2004 11:29:33 AM PST · by presidio9 · 13 replies · 172+ views
    ananova ^ | 3/23/04
    A German artist has written to the country's zoos to ask if they would feed his body to the piranhas once he's dead. Karl Friedrich Lentze, 56, said he came up with the idea after reading about a Dutch man who wanted to be fed to snails. Lentze, from Berlin, said he liked the idea but wanted something that would gobble him up a lot quicker. Cologne Zoo is one of those he has contacted, justifying the appeal by saying it could have educational purposes if, for example, it was done in front of a group of biology students. But...
  • How the Mainstream Media Cover for Gay Activists

    03/14/2004 8:08:58 AM PST · by mrustow · 45 replies · 720+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 14 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    The mainstream media have two complementary tactics in covering homosexual-related news: Flooding the zone with stories portraying gays as victims or heroes, and damming up the flow of information, when it would present gays in a less than favorable light. And sometimes both tactics are used within the same story.Consider coverage of the illegal same-sex “weddings” in San Francisco and New Paltz, New York. Several stories on the New Paltz “weddings” mentioned Tom Duane, an openly gay New York State Senator, who represents the Chelsea section of Manhattan.On March 2, Ulster County District Attorney Donald Williams charged New Paltz Mayor...
  • D.A.: I'll arrest same-sex wedders - Says homosexuals committing frauds

    03/04/2004 8:41:45 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 35 replies · 579+ views
    QUEERLY BELOVEDD.A.: I'll arrest same-sex weddersSays homosexuals purporting to be 'married' committing frauds Posted: March 4, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A district attorney running for Pennsylvania attorney general is vowing to arrest anyone associated with same-sex weddings. "There should be no Rosie O'Donnell weddings in Pennsylvania, and there won't be if I'm the attorney general," Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Even though same-sex marriages are currently illegal in the Keystone State and there haven't been any homosexual couples forthcoming to seek a marriage license, Castor issued a letter to the local reigster of wills...
  • Marriage battle begins on Hill

    03/03/2004 10:14:15 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 305+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/03/04 | Amy Fagan
    <p>Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said yesterday that Congress "must act and act soon" to prevent a few judges and local officials from redefining marriage for everyone, as lawmakers held the first day of hearings on a constitutional amendment to define marriage as a male-female union.</p>
  • 'Freedom to Marry Week' celebrated: Homosexual activists 'raise awareness'

    02/10/2004 2:03:30 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 242+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 10, 2004
    QUEERLY BELOVED'Freedom to Marry Week' celebratedHomosexual activists 'raise awareness' about same-sex marriage Posted: February 10, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Homosexual and lesbian activists have kicked off "Freedom to Marry Week," hoping to use events planned across the nation to build support for legalizing same-sex marriage. "Once again, as they have for the last six years, same sex couples and our non-gay allies will organize events to help our neighbors see the value of full equality under the law," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry, in a statement. "The gay and non-gay people taking part in Freedom to...
  • Caption This!

    01/18/2004 7:40:31 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 50 replies · 190+ views
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  • Protest Warriors New movement

    11/18/2003 5:58:57 PM PST · by anncoulteriscool · 14 replies · 189+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2003 | Chris Jolma
    <p>Alan Davidson and Kfir Alfia are two serious guys with a wicked sense of humor. On a "lark" in February, they decided to get the "full San Francisco experience" with a night on the town and an antiwar rally the next day.</p>
  • Burning Man festival a focus for parties, religious yearning

    08/29/2003 6:39:41 PM PDT · by MikalM · 36 replies · 543+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/29/03 | Don Thompson
    <p>Rising from the desert in one of the flattest, most remote places on earth is an 80-foot temple topped by the stylized figure of a man.</p> <p>It wasn't here last week and it won't be here after Saturday night, except for a pile of ashes where it is to be ritually burned to the ground.</p>
  • Tom Cruise: Scientology Helped Me (...Become The Idiot That I Am)

    07/12/2003 8:48:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies · 1,719+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 11, 2003
    NEW YORK - Tom Cruise said he learned to overcome his learning disability through Scientology. "When I was about 7, I had been labeled dyslexic," he told People magazine for its July 21 issue. "I'd try to concentrate on what I was reading, then I'd get to the end of the page and have very little memory of anything I'd read. I would go blank, feel anxious, nervous, bored, frustrated, dumb." After "Top Gun" came out in 1986, Cruise became a Scientologist and discovered the "Study Technology" the religion's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, developed in the 1960s. "I realized I...
  • Over 200 Arrests in New York Anti-War Protest

    03/27/2003 4:59:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies · 196+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3-27-03 | By Grant McCool
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police arrested 215 protesters on Thursday, including some 150 who lay down in the middle of New York's 5th Avenue during the morning rush hour as part of a "die-in" to protest the U.S.-led war on Iraq. About 400 anti-war activists converged near Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, many of them lying on their backs near the intersection of 49th Street and 5th Avenue and others holding signs and chanting "No War, No Oil, No Profit." The "die-in" resulted in about 150 arrests for disorderly conduct and blocking traffic, a police spokesman said. Other arrests came...