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  • Dixie Chicks Get Grammy Noms For Bush Bashing

    12/07/2006 3:38:50 PM PST · by beansox · 40 replies · 661+ views | 12/7/06 | Roger Friedman
    The Dixie Chicks cleaned up this morning with Grammy nominations. They received the big three: Best Album, Song and Record for “Taking the Long Way” and the single, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” They got two more, for performance in the country category, and their producer, Rick Rubin, was also nominated. Not bad, considering the flack they took in the three years leading up to the album’s release
  • It cost $5 in a junk shop, but could it be a $50m Pollock?

    11/08/2006 1:08:39 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 9 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Times ^ | November 08, 2006 | James Bone
    Teri Horton bought the paint-splattered canvas at a California junk shop for a joke. But the joke may be on the art world instead. The retired lorry driver paid $5 for the drip painting in 1991, bartering the price down from $7. Now a fingerprint on the painting has raised the possibility that it is in fact a masterpiece by Jackson Pollock, the world’s priciest artist. If it is accepted as authentic, the picture would be worth $40 million to $50 million (up to £26.2 million). Last month Pollock, who died in a car crash in 1956 aged 44, was...
  • Pour on 'maggot juice' to help heal wounds

    10/09/2006 1:17:04 PM PDT · by US Navy guy · 29 replies · 940+ views ^ | 09 October 2006 | Andy Coghlan
    Bandages containing fluids secreted by maggots could help accelerate the body's healing process, research suggests.
  • McGreevey 'in love' from the first kiss ("We made passionate, whispering, masculine love”)

    09/15/2006 7:55:45 AM PDT · by dead · 130 replies · 3,828+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006 | Mark Mueller
    In his highly anticipated memoir, former Gov. James E. McGreevey writes of his deep love for the man who ended his political career, the destruction of his second marriage and the events that forced him into his stunning admission on national television that he is gay. In "The Confession," the former governor also touches on New Jersey's sometimes seamy political landscape, where cash, cronyism and a handful of powerful men intersect. But the 384-page book focuses mostly on McGreevey's secret life, from his frequent sexual encounters with men at highway rest stops to his infatuation with Golan Cipel, the Israeli...
  • September Snow! 1st 'winter' training run of the season in Boulder County (pictures)

    09/07/2006 4:38:15 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 497+ views
    My digital camera | Thursday September 7th, 2006 | ajolympian2004
    I was up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area (Brainard Lake) today for my afternoon training run about 5 miles west of Ward, Colorado which is about 12 miles WNW of Boulder. As I turned off of Peak to Peak highway (Colorado State HWY 72) onto the road leading upto Brainard Lake I immediately noticed cars coming down that were covered with a few inches of snow. A few miles west towards the trailhead were my training run was to start it was snowing, lightning and thundering. There was about 3 to 4 inches of heavy wet snow everywhere. Here...
  • Wal-Mart asks for, and receives,permission to join homosexual marriage group

    09/01/2006 4:24:53 AM PDT · by tutstar · 149 replies · 4,613+ views
    Wal-Mart asks for, and receives, permission to join homosexual marriage group Read "Wal-Mart Partners With Gay and Lesbian Group" Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, has asked for and received permission to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The NGLCC is a leading promoter of homosexual marriage. Although Wal-Mart has never excluded homosexuals from being employees, customers, or suppliers, the company wanted to be more closely identified with promoting the homosexual agenda. Wal-Mart is now a "corporate member" of the NGLCC, putting their approval on the NGLCC's efforts to abolish the definition of marriage as...
  • Welsh 'whale vomit' rush

    08/24/2006 2:02:02 PM PDT · by Millee · 22 replies · 404+ views
    Ananova ^ | 8/24/06 | Staff
    North Wales is facing a gold rush after 'whale vomit' was found washed up on its beaches. Valuable ambergris - known as floating gold - has recently been found at Rhos on Sea and Shell Island, reports the Daily Post. Finds of ambergis can be worth around £2,000 - and they could lead to a gold rush among would-be beachcombers. Ambergis is used to produce perfume and can fetch more than £10 a gram. It is produced when the whale has been eating squid and their parrot-like beaks have irritated the walls of its innards. Rarely recovered on British shores,...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bust To Be Unveiled at the Museum of Sex

    07/26/2006 10:26:09 AM PDT · by dangus · 324 replies · 10,398+ views
    National Review ^ | July 26, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    (If you're thinking what you're thinking is just a joke; you might be horrified to know that any play on words in the original title is intentional.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- New York, NY- July, 26 2006—- A presidential bust of Hillary Clinton is set to be unveiled at the Museum of Sex on August 9, 2006 at 10 am. Accentuating her sexual power and bolstered by the presidential seal, The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America will be officially open for public viewing on August 9 for a limited six...
  • Wealthy couples head to U.S. to pick baby's sex (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    06/17/2006 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 37 replies · 1,254+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/14/2006 | AP
    The Chinese want boys, and the Canadians want girls. If they have enough money, they come to the United States to choose the sex of their babies. Well-off foreign couples are getting around laws banning sex selection in their home countries by coming to American soil — where it's legal — for medical procedures that can give them the boy, or girl, they want. "Some people spend $50,000 to $70,000 for a BMW car and think nothing of it, but this is a life that's going to be with us forever," said Robert, an Australian who asked that his last...

    06/09/2006 10:34:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 516+ views
    Zippy Videos ^ | 6/10/2006 | zIPPY VIDEOS
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  • Gay skaters sue Berkeley rink for discrimination

    05/05/2006 4:28:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies · 2,721+ views
    AP ^ | 5/5/6
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Two gay figure skaters sued the Berkeley ice rink for discrimination after twice being told to stop holding hands while skating. Alan Lessik and John Manzon-Santosin sued in Alameda County Superior Court last month accusing the manager of Berkeley Iceland of unlawful and discriminatory business practices by denying them their right to skate as a pair. The manager, Monte Tiedemann, twice told the pair to stop holding hands during their preparations for Gay Games VII at the Berkeley arena. The pair, who met at the Sydney Gay Games in 2002, said they have not encountered similar admonitions...
  • Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventive

    04/27/2006 9:43:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 866+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 28, 2006 | SHARON LaFRANIERE
    JOHANNESBURG, April 27 — For well over a decade, southern Africans have battled the spread of H.I.V. with everything from condoms and abstinence campaigns to doses of antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women — and yet the epidemic continues unabated. Now a growing number of clinicians and policy makers in the region are pointing to a simple and possibly potent weapon against new infections: circumcision for men. Armed with new studies suggesting that male circumcision can reduce the chance of H.I.V. infection in men, and perhaps in women, health workers in two southern African nations are pressing to make circumcisions broadly...
  • 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...
  • Ewww! A desk more nasty than a toilet?

    02/22/2006 5:58:16 PM PST · by fanfan · 54 replies · 563+ views
    Leader Post ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | Gillian Shaw
    VANCOUVER -- If you think your office makes you sick, you could be right. The average desk can harbour 400 times more germs than a toilet seat and, if that's not enough to make you gag, pick up the telephone and you'll be grabbing a whopping 25,127 microbes per square inch. That's a warning from the office supply company Grand & Toy, which launched a national "healthy office" promotion Tuesday aimed at convincing workers to step up their office hygiene by doing everything from using sanitizing wipes to antimicrobial mice. "What we're trying to do here is bring some education...
  • Willie opens closet with 'Cowboys' (Brokeback Willie Nelson)

    02/14/2006 6:42:19 PM PST · by Rastus · 85 replies · 3,316+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/14/06 | MARIO TARRADELL
    Willie Nelson's crooned cowboy songs before, from the signature "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" to "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys." But never like this: On "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other," the Texas country icon sings about love among men on the range. Available exclusively at iTunes today, the song aims to show Mr. Nelson's support for gays, particularly to conservative country-music fans. "The song's been in the closet for 20 years," Mr. Nelson said in a prepared statement. It was written in 1981 by Lubbock-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette. . . ....
  • Hugo and Cindy: The Kiss

    01/28/2006 8:43:49 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 74 replies · 2,423+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jan 06 | Staff
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) greets U.S activist Cindy Sheehan as he arrives at the meeting with World Social Forum Organizations in Caracas, Venezuela January 27, 2006. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
  • King and King in the Government Schools ( So what is your excuse? )

    01/28/2006 6:24:38 AM PST · by wintertime · 30 replies · 619+ views
    America’s parents need to realize that homosexual activists are very serious about taking over our schools and brainwashing our children. They want to indoctrinate our kids with the lie that homosexuality is normal and healthy, and that anyone (including their parents) who believes differently is a homophobic bigot. If you want to get scared into action, check out the website of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (see LINK below). They conduct seminars promoting the teaching of homosexuality to children as young as kindergarten age. Of course, the National Education Association (the national liberal teacher’s union) and most liberal politicians...
  • Riding the High Country, Finding and Losing Love [NYT on 'Brokeback Mountain' - "We are all gay"]

    12/09/2005 10:14:01 AM PST · by Uncledave · 126 replies · 2,905+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/09/2005 | Stephen Holden
    This moving and majestic film would be a landmark if only because it is the first Hollywood movie to unmask the homoerotic strain in American culture that Leslie Fiedler discerned in his notorious 1948 Partisan Review essay, "Come Back to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey." Fiedler characterized the bond between Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, as an unconscious romantic attachment shared by two males of different races as they flee the more constraining and civilizing domain of women. He went on to identify that bond as a recurrent theme in American literature. In popular culture, Fiedler's Freudianism certainly...
  • French lesbians cross Belgian border to have babies

    12/06/2005 6:14:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies · 492+ views
    French lesbians have been crossing the border to Belgium in search of medical procedures to get pregnant, which are denied in France, creating a new sort of baby boom at Belgian fertility clinics. "In Belgium, we were welcomed without any judgment," said Marie-Pierre Micoud, 41, a marketing director, and her partner Nathalie Bassac, 43, a midwife, who conceived three boys by artificial insemination. "More and more women are making the trip from Paris to Brussels to have children through artificial insemination by an anonymous donor," said Franck Tanguy, who works with an association of homosexual parents and want-to-be parents. Last...
  • Buying Breast Milk Online May Be Risky

    11/04/2005 7:41:20 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies · 388+ views
    Selling Breast Milk Can Be Lucrative NEWARK, Del. -- Buying a woman's breast milk via the Internet may seem far-fetched, but it isn't an unusual transaction. WBAL-TV in Baltimore discovered mothers selling their breast milk -- often for a hefty price. In many cases, transactions require only half of the payment up front, and some sellers even accept credit cards. Some states ban such sales by law -- but not Maryland. The television station asked Amy and Brandon Redmond why they were selling breast milk. "Some women can't produce breast milk, and I had a lot of excess," Amy Redmond...