Information "left" unreported by the mainstream media.

If you find the stories quoted and linked on this Home  page to be amusing (and/or informative) then you might find the Photos page to be amusing (and informative) as well.   

 

The lunatic fringe may find the embedded hyperlinks [usually, but not always, between the brackets] to be remarkably revealing (i.e. informative) as well. 

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Israel & Iran, Federal Budget Debate (16), Libyan Not-A-War (8), Black Culture (4), Poverty (2), Abortion (6), Homosexual Marriage (8), Government Schools (10), Media Bias (3) & Hollywood (8)

 

 

"... Witnesses described [the female assailant] as swinging the [4-month-old male] child over her head, and slamming him into a metal rail of a nearby truck."

http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktla-woman-attacks-baby-in-stroller,0,4606426.story

 

[Good thing no one believes in demon possession anymore, huh?]

 

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"...the suspect told [the officer] he was part of filming... and that taking the vehicle was in the script."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-man-tries-to-carjack-pa-officer-at-batman-filming-saying-it-was-part-of-script/2011/08/01/gIQA7H3zmI_print.html

 

[Too bad for him. The cop, I mean. He blew his only chance at five seconds of fame.]

 

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Evangelical women rise as new ‘feminists’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/evangelical-women-rise-as-new-feminists/2011/07/27/gIQAEbuGfI_print.html

 

[Huh?  Since when do the words "evangelical" and "feminists" appear in the same sentence, let alone the same context?]

 

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New Update Category

 

Israel & Iran:

 

Back in June...



Israel Minister: Strike on Iran Could Be Necessary

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/30/israel-minister-strike-iran-necessary/

 

and (over the weekend)...

 

Report: Israeli Jet Fighters in Qatar

Israeli-Qatari relations warming up? Hizbullah television says IAF fighter jets landed in Qatar

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/146223

 

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Federal Budget Debate Update:

 

"The president spoke as if the deal was done. Nothing could be further from the truth... The president jumped the gun, and on purpose... It is an obvious ploy, designed to put massive pressure on House Republicans to pass the legislation."

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/07/31/president-jumps-the-gun-makes-awful-assumptions/

 

and...

 

$2.4 Trillion Would Be Largest Debt-Limit Increase in U.S. History

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/24-trillion-would-be-largest-debt-limit

 

and...

 

Video: How Big is the U.S. Debt?

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/146220

 

and...

 

"Many federal benefits programs, however, would not be covered by this, including Social Security, Medicaid, veterans' benefits, and federal retirement benefits."

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/debt-deal-what-s-it

 

and...

 

"... almost none of the spending cuts would occur before 2014."

http://news.yahoo.com/small-spending-cuts-little-economic-impact-144415767.html

 

and...

 

"None of the budget plans proposed have real cuts in them -- only promises to cut. The reality is that legally one Congress cannot bind the future Congress to cut, so these promises are actually a lie. We

need real and immediate cuts."

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,777705,00.html

 

and...

 

"In spite of the rhetoric being thrown around, the real debate is over how much government spending will increase."

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/174717-when-a-cut-is-not-a-cut

 

and...

 

"To summarize, by 'cutting' $917 B from the CBO's baseline 10-year budget, spending will go up 4.4% per year on average instead of 4.6% per year, and will essentially undo about three years worth of 'stimulus.' That's what all the fuss was about."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/hostage-taking_butchering_lunacy.html

 

and...

 

"... just because something is touted as a victory doesn’t mean that it is."

http://pajamasmedia.com/richardfernandez/2011/07/31/first-down/?print=1

 

and...

 

Debt-Limit Vote Breaks GOP Pledge to Post Bills Online for 3 Days Before Vote

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/debt-ceiling-vote-what-about-gop-pledge

 

and...

 

US borrowing to surge after debt cap raised

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.0d79a84244dc2d4f0de55e87d89bcbfb.811&show_article=1

 

and...

 

"The debt ceiling debacle has just cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1.7 billion."

http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/01/markets/debt_ceiling_treasury_bills/index.htm

 

and...

 

We The Stupid

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/we_the_stupid.html

 

and...

 

"The 'debt ceiling' is as phony as a 3 trillion dollar bill."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/just_say_no_to_raising_the_roof.html

 

and...

 

How the Obamas (and the Guilty Left) Can Pay More Taxes

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/how_the_obamas_and_the_guilty_left_can_pay_more_taxes.html

 

and...

 

"Let's see... who benefits from confusion in overly complex deals? If you think it is the Tea Party, guess again."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/the_other_guy_won.html

 

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Libyan Not-A-War update:

 

Who Are the Libyan Rebels?

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/08/01/who-are-the-libyan-rebels/print/

 

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Black Culture Update:

 

Sheila Jackson Lee: Racist and Moron

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/27/sheila-jackson-lee-racist-and-moron/print/

 

and...

 

Police: 4 shot after George Clinton concert

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110731/D9OQION80.html

 

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Poverty Update:

 

The Left Misses the Point on Poverty in America

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/rick-perry.html?

 

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Abortion Update:

 

Abortionist admits: babies sometimes born alive and left ‘wiggling around in the toilet’

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortionist-admits-babies-sometimes-born-alive-and-left-wiggling-around-in

 

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Homosexual Marriage Update:

 

Video: Pro-Homosexual Activist Destroys Traditional Marriage Banner in New York

http://americansfortruth.com/2011/06/06/video-pro-homosexual-advocate-destroys-traditional-marriage-banner-in-new-york/

 

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Government Schools Update:

 

Pa. Joins States Facing a School Cheating Scandal

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/01/education/01winerip.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=print

 

and...

 

Illinois High School Allows Display Celebrating Homosexual ‘Civil Unions’ Law

http://americansfortruth.com/2011/03/28/illinois-high-school-allows-display-celebrating-homosexual-civil-unions-law/

 

and...

 

"... the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, proudly announced it has received a five-year grant from the CDC to establish "safe zones" in 20 schools nationwide."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=328521

 

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Media Bias Update:

 

"CBS O'Donnell: 'You Gave Them Everything They Wanted And We Got Nothing'"

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/08/01/cbs_odonnell_you_gave_them_everything_they_wanted_and_we_got_nothing.html

 

and...

 

Adult Stem Cells Work Better, MSM Only Likes Embryonic Kind. Hmm.

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/adult-stem-cells-work-better-msm-only-likes-embryonic-kind-hmm/?print=1

 

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Hollywood Update:

 

"Hollywood likes looking back better than it likes looking forward."

 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/08/01/creativity-crisis-has-remake-obsessed-hollywood-run-out-new-ideas/?test=faces

 

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Fallen televangelists find afterlife on the Internet

http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/liveit/article/1427798?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

 

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Global Warming (14), The U.N. (3), Hypocrisy (2), Poverty, Government Schools (8), Libyan Not-A-War (6), Federal Budget Debate (13), San Fran (3), “Green” Economies (4), Abortion (5), Black Culture (3), Homosexual Marriage (6), Hollywood (6) and Evolutionism (4)

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Satan called. He wants his weather back."

http://ktul.images.worldnow.com/images/15113060_BG1.jpg

 

[c.f. Global Warming Update below]

 

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Coolest Vid of the week

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Mupoo1At8

 

[And, coincidentally, a U.N. update.]

 

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"... her sex-education course is by far the most popular class she teaches with any audience."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/20/florida-center-offers-speed-dating-and-sex-education-for-seniors/?test=latestnews

 

[EEEeeeeewwwwww.]

 

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Virginia teen survives after freak accident leaves him impaled by bamboo stick

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/07/21/2011-07-21_virginia_teen_dez_heal_survives_after_freak_accident_leaves_him_impaled_by_bambo.html

 

[EEEeeeeeewwwwww.]

 

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"He said, 'I don't want to see your panties or anything but do you have any on?'"

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/22/2011-07-22_airline_is_plane_vulgar_sez_suit_woman_in_long_baggy_tshirt_is_kicked_off_flight.html

 

[Then he told her to get off.]

 

[The plane, that is.]

 

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"A new website, savethepsychoexwife.com, was started to accept donations to help defray Morelli’s legal costs and also to provide updates on the appeal."

http://www.phillyburbs.com/my_town/doylestown/divorced-dad-s-blog-becomes-free-speech-test/article_e726559e-cf6a-542a-abbc-ce967fced4d9.html

 

[Marriage is not for the weak, that's for sure.]

 

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"Show us the evidence that this could really work—that you are not just hallucinating it."

http://discovermagazine.com/2011/apr/15-armys-bold-plan-turn-soldiers-into-telepaths/article_print

 

[Yeah, show me too, while you're at it.]

 

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[A fellow Democrat] On [Debbie] Wasserman Schultz: 'Vile, Unprofessional And Despicable'

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/rep-west-wasserman-schultz-vile-unprofes

 

[Maybe, but one bad apple does not spoil  the   whole   bunch   of   liberals .]

 

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Linlor discovered the DMV had issued other politics-related license plates, including 'GOGREEN,' 'DMOCRAT,' 'AL GORE,' 'KERRY,' 'EDWARDS,' 'DEAN,' 'HILLARY,'… while rejecting requests for “REPBLCN” and 'BUSH,' the complaint alleges. When Linlor applied for a 'GO OBAMA' plate, the DMV approved it, he alleges.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jul/18/nevada-man-sues-dmv-over-rejection-gopalin-license/

 

[Therefore what?  Are conservatives suggesting that  all   liberals   are   hypocrites?    That's   just   absurd .]

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"They were so high they called 911 on themselves"

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20080847-504083.html

 

[We all know what to say here... “That's why they call it 'Dope, dopes."]

 

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ALRIGHTY then!  Time for another new Update topic.

 

Ready?

 

Poverty:

 

"Regrettably, most discussions of poverty in the U.S. rely on sensationalism, exaggeration, and misinformation. But an effective anti-poverty policy must be based on an accurate assessment of actual living conditions and the causes of deprivation. In the long term, grossly exaggerating the extent and severity of material deprivation in the U.S. will benefit neither he poor, the economy, nor society as a whole."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/being_poor_in_america_what_does_that_mean.html

 

and...

 

"...the average poor family, as defined by Census officials:

 

* Lives in a home that is in good repair, not crowded, and equipped with air conditioning, clothes washer and dryer, and cable or satellite TV service.

 

* Prepares meals in a kitchen with a refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave as well as oven and stove.

 

* Enjoys two color TVs, a DVD player, VCR and — if children are there — an Xbox, PlayStation, or other video game system.

 

* Had enough money in the past year to meet essential needs, including adequate food and medical care."

 

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/272081/modern-poverty-includes-ac-and-xbox-ken-mcintyre

 

and...

 

Since the War on Poverty began in 1964, welfare spending has skyrocketed

http://www.familyfacts.org/charts/310/since-the--war-on-poverty--began-in-1964-welfare-spending-has-skyrocketed?utm_source=strategicmktg&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

 

and...

 

"One of the most notable shifts [in the electorate] is the GOP gain among... the poor."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obama_losing_support_of_young_and_poor_whites.html

 

[Hmm...]

 

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Government Schools Update:

 

[Government] Education Is Worse Than We Thought

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/20/education-is-worse-than-we-thought/print/

 

[For those who don't know, Walter Williams is black.]

 

and...

 

Only 25 percent of American students passed their geography test

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/only-25-percent-american-students-passed-geography-test-160214355.html

 

and...

 

Ohio educators take back scolding of Christian teacher

'Letter of admonishment' in John Freshwater case rescinded

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=324389

 

and...

 

School district faces federal civil rights probe because it refused to add gay and transsexual lessons to curriculum

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017016/Minneapolis-school-district-faces-civil-rights-probe-refusing-add-gay-lessons.html

 

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Libyan Not-A-War Update:

 

France: Cease-fire deal could include Gadhafi remaining in Libya

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/07/20/libya.unrest/

 

and...

 

Libya wants more talks with U.S. and rebels

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/22/us-libya-idUSTRE76H06X20110722

 

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Federal Budget Debate Update:

 

S&P renews US debt warning

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.bd5fc592df044e02e92b3ac83ab64f59.ba1&show_article=1

 

and...

 

"Every discussion from now on should begin by holding the president to this declaration [of his]."

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/an_astounding_turnabout_by_obama.html

 

[And I should make a hole-in-one every weekend and own a Shelby GT350 Cobra Mustang too.]

 

and...

 

Who Owns the Deficit?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/who_owns_the_deficit.html

 

and...

 

Tax Cut Fraud

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/20/tax-cut-fraud/print/

 

and...

 

From the best of intentions to bankruptcy and recriminations

A Fling with the Welfare State

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/fling-welfare-state_576909.html?nopager=1

 

and...

 

Obama: ‘We Don’t Need a Balanced Budget Amendment’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-don-t-need-balanced-budget-amen

 

and...

 

Obama's Proposal: Increase Debt Extra $26B This Year, $83B Next Year, $2.7T Over Decade

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-budget-plan-add-defiicit

 

and...

 

Gold Flies Above $1,600 as Default Anxiety Persists

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/07/18/precious-gold-rises-above-1600oz-as-debt-fears-simmer/?test=latestnews

 

and...

 

No Transparency on Debt Ceiling Debate

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/18/no-transparency-on-debt-ceiling-debate/print/

 

and...

 

"Stunning. Nothing short of bloody stunning."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/the_twisted_budgeting_logic_of_an_obama_liberal.html

 

and...

 

There’s only one thing that is going to change the long-term trajectory on debt and spending in the federal government: the next election.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/19/gops-plan-for-debt-reform-win-in-2012/

 

and...

 

What do the states know about budgeting that Obama doesn't?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/what_do_the_states_know_about_budgeting_that_obama_doesnt.html

 

and...

 

Support Growing for Bipartisan Gang [Of Six] Plan - Though Some Express Concern

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/07/19/support-growing-bipartisan-gang-plan-though-some-express-concern

 

Hmmm, I wonder who would would do that...

 

Gang of Six: Promises, Promises

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/07/19/gang-of-six-promises-promises/

 

and...

 

Gang of Six gambit revives spending shell game

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/gang_of_six_gambit_revives_spending_shell_game.html

 

and...

 

The Gang of Six Is Back from the Dead: Contemplating the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in their Budget Plan

http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/the-gang-of-six-is-back-from-the-dead-contemplating-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-in-their-budget-plan/

 

and...

 

Two 2012 [Presidential] Hopefuls... Vot[ed] No on Cut, Cap, and Balance

Said the legislation didn't go far enough

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/two-2012-hopefuls-among-9-republicans-vo

 

and...

 

[Democrat] Says Federal Spending 'Too High' -- Then Says 'Raise Revenue'

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/house-democrat-says-federal-spending-too

 

and...

 

The Facts About the Debt Ceiling

Separating economic myths from economic truths

http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/18/the-facts-about-the-debt-ceili/print

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling Deadline Might Be August 10, Not August 2: Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/22/debt-ceiling-august-10_n_907480.html

 

and...

 

Options Limited in Debt Ceiling Mess

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/options-limited-in-debt-ceiling-mess/?print=1

 

and...

 

Top Democrat Misleads on Cut, Cap, and Balance

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/top-democrat-misleads-cut-cap-and-balanc

 

and...

 

Debt ceiling talks see Senate, House GOP go separate ways

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/59525.html#ixzz1SjyvFAKh

 

and...

 

"Obama is not leading the nation to socialism; we are a socialist nation and have been for some time. "

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_70-million-check_constituency.html

 

and...

 

Hoyer's unintentional hilarity

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/stoyers_unintentional_hilarity.html

 

and...

 

Obama's Deceit on the Debt Default Deadline

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obamas_deceit_on_the_debt_default_deadline.html

 

and...

 

The Fear-Based Economy

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-fear-based-economy/?print=1

 

and...

 

Considering a Balanced Budget Amendment: Lessons from History

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/bg2581.pdf

 

and...

 

Senate Kills Cut, Cap and Balance Bill

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/senate-kills-cut-cap-and-balance-bill

 

and...

 

Obama's Debt-Ceiling Scare Tactics

The Social Security 'coffers' are very far from running dry..

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903554904576458294273264416.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

and...

 

Is Obama deliberately trying to cause a financial panic?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/is_obama_deliberately_trying_to_cause_a_financial_panic.html

 

and...

 

Boehner: [Still] 'Not Close To An Agreement'

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/boehner-not-close-agreement

 

and...

 

Deficit Negotiations Collapse — Are [Liberals] Cheering?

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/deficit-negotiations-collapse-%e2%80%94-are-progressives-cheering/?print=1

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling's Impact is Overrated

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/debt_ceilings_impact_is_overrated.html

 

and....

 

The Way to Win the Debt Ceiling and Budget Battle

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_way_to_win_the_debt_ceiling_and_budget_battle.html

 

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San Francisco Update:

 

Ex-Cons in San Francisco May Soon Enjoy ‘Protected Class’ Status

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/ex-cons-in-san-francisco-may-soon-enjoy-protected-class-status/?print=1

 

and...

 

San Francisco Considers Legal Protection for Criminals

 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/22/san-francisco-considers-legal-protection-for-criminals/

 

and...

 

Commander in chief Obama creates 'San Francisco Military'

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=325001

 

[Ok, that was a stretch.  So sue me.]

 

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"Green" Economies Update:

 

Globaloney: The Statist Push Continues

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/globaloney-the-statist-push-continues/?print=1

 

and...

 

Electric Car Maker Folds, Salinas Loses $500,000

http://www.ksbw.com/r/28586219/detail.html

 

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Global Warming Update:

 

"A cold front bringing low temperatures and snowfalls in the Alps has interrupted summer in Switzerland."

http://www.thelocal.ch/national/20110721_607.html

 

For more actual evidence proving CO2-induced Anthropogenic Global Warming, see the following:

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/most-us-states-had-their-hottest-year-prior-to-1970/

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/1921-earth-had-a-fever/

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/19241925-years-that-would-make-joe-romms-head-explode/

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/june-29-1934-107-degrees-in-dc/

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/august-1934-two-thirds-of-the-us-over-100-degrees/

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/july-1934-heat-killed-thousands-in-the-us/

 

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/unprecedented-heatindexwave/

 


Regarding the nonsensical conservative notion that liberals are hypocrites about AGW, these articles should debunk that lie forever.

 

http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2011/07/once-again-warmist-peter-gleick-thinks.html

 

http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2011/07/warmist-andy-revkin-thinks-you-stupid.html

 

http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2011/07/warmist-kate-sheppard-remember-when-i.html

 

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Abortion Update:

 

Worldview Blinders

'Missing' Women and Abortion on Demand

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/17480

 

and...

 

The Case for

INVESTIGATING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

http://www.aul.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/PPReport_FULL.pdf

 

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Black Culture update:

 

Abortion, the #1 killer of blacks

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-video-abortion-the-1-killer-of-blacks

 

[Yes, that story belonged to both of the last two Updates, but I only had one (current) article in this category this week.]

 

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Homosexual Marriage Update:

 

Pro-Gay Marriage Video Mocking Christians Leaves Christians Speechless

http://www.christianpost.com/news/pro-gay-marriage-video-mocking-christians-leaves-christians-speechless-52475/

 

and...

 

State's 1st 'gay' Supreme Court justice defies ethics code

Told you so: Critics blast action as 'advancing homosexual agenda'

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=323917

 

and...

 

Teachers' union chief: Let's ignore 'science' of homosexuality

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=324537

 

and...

 

'Gay marriage' already affecting NY Christians

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1388920

 

and...

 

Liberty's loss

Same-sex marriage in New York threatens the rights of those who oppose it

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=18370

 

and...

 

New York State launches gay-marriage tourism campaign

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2011/07/new-york-state-launches-gay-marriage-tourism-campaign/177186/1

 

and..

 

Activists Expect Debate Over Defense of Marriage Act

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/17/military-gay-couples-wont-enjoy-benefits/

 

and...

 

Feinstein Pushes Bill to Repeal DOMA, Ensure Federal Benefits to ‘Married’ Gays

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/feinstein-pushes-bill-repeal-doma-requir

 

and..

 

Repealing Defense of Marriage Act is cast as a civil rights matter

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-doma-20110721,0,5638567,print.story

 

Yet...

 

".No one is denied marriage because of sexuality (or lack of it)."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/same-sex_marriage_no_gay_required.html

 

[So, where, then, are the missing "civil rights"?]

 

and...

 

Obama supports bill to repeal DOMA

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obama_supports_bill_to_repeal_doma.html

 

and...

 

"The [Obama administration's] argument here could certainly be used to strike down not only all of DOMA but to force this definition on all of the states. The ACLU and gay legal groups have been making such legal arguments "for quite some time."

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=35799&ref=BPNews-RSSFeed0722

 

[DOMA, in case you've forgotten, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.]

 

[Hmm...]

 

and...

 

"The choice to end our partnership is definitely something that shines a light on a disappointing trend within parts of the Christian community... truth is unpopular, and when you're supporting unpopular truth, you are unpopular too."

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/article_print.html?id=93273

 

[I wonder if this also is why expressions of appreciation or enjoyment from readers of ASND are so rarely ever sent to its author.]

 

[ Hmm... ]

 

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Hollywood Update:

 

Primetime Propaganda Declassified: an Interview with Ben Shapiro

http://pajamasmedia.com/lifestyle/2011/07/18/primetime-propaganda/

 

and...

 

"The Hollywood and celebrity circuit is filled with narcissism... Drama kings and queens tend to need attention, which dries up in their brain."

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/07/22/addicted-in-hollywood-fame-fortune-and-dark-realities-sexual-addiction/?test=faces

 

[In the immortalized words of the world-famous philosopher Shrek, "That explains a lot."]

 

and...

 

"[Britney] Spears was a rude boss -- farting, picking her nose 'unapologetically' and failed to shower for days.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/07/20/britney-spears-was-disgusting-and-on-drugs-former-employee-claims/?test=faces

 

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"The Creation Museum provides visitors with both sides of the evolution debate while teaching them 'how to correctly think about science.'"

http://www.christianpost.com/news/debunking-the-ape-man-at-the-creation-museum-52689/

 

and...

 

"... genetic material from Neanderthals still can be found in a piece of DNA (called a haplotype) in the human X chromosome -- meaning [humans and neanderthals] clearly mated."

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/07/18/may-be-part-neanderthal-scientists-say/?test=faces

 

[There are only "two sides" of the  "Ape   Man"   debate ? (See page 4 of that last linked document.)  And “both” of those sides are simultaneously true?   How  can that  be  when “one” side (the same side which built the museum described above) claims that Neanderthals were actually human beings and the “other” side  cites   evidence  proving that claim has been  scientifically   falsified ? (See page 7 in that last linked document.) ]

 

[I'm so confused.]

 

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"... 9 percent of Christians... [are] alienated by the name Campus Crusade for Christ."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/21/campus-ministry-drops-christ-from-name/

 

[ Hmm... ]

 

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Global Warming (13), “Green” Economies (3), Hollywood (5), Government Schools (7), Federal Budget Debate (12), Libyan Not-A-War (5), Homosexual Marriage (5), Black Culture (2), Abortion (4) & Universalism (2)

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Coolest vid of the week:

 

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=100925731

 

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"Victor first went to the hospital to treat his swollen testicles and then to the police where he explained he had been held hostage in a back room at the hairdressers, chained up naked with pink fluffy handcuffs to a radiator - and fed nothing but Viagra."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3691278/Robber-fed-Viagra-and-kept-bras-sex-slave-by-salon-owner.html

 

[Reminds of  a similar story  from a few decades ago.]

 

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Speaking of strange twists...

 

Woman Gropes TSA Agent's Breast

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/news/woman-arrested-for-groping-tsa-agent-07152011_14151365

 

[So, was that segue a double or a triple entendrè?]

 

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"Do you fake each other's orgasms?"

http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/The-View/62755/2048304439/Fri%2C-Jul-8%2C-2011/videos?skipTo=1852&cmpid=FCST_hero_tv

 

[My question would have been, “Do you experience each other's orgasms?”]

 

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"A 6-year-old golfer sank a hole in one on a course in central Illinois and calmly walked back to her cart."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2011/07/12/20110712illinois-girl-sinks-hole-in-one.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

[INGRATE!  She has no clue how many years of people's lives were devoted to earning what she was given as a mere child.]

 

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Speaking of young people...

 

"Nyad... is 61 and swims around 1.5 miles an hour..."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/newsroom/second-act-swimmer-diana-nyad-222557441.html

 

[Yeah, but she can only keep up that pace for a few days.  I could swim that fast for at least a half an hour.]

 

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Speaking of gross...

 

Stinky sock smell helps fight malaria

http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-stinky-sock-smell-helps-fight-malaria-103706472.html

 

and...

 

"... my foot slipped and I rolled into the chainsaw... I was later told the cut was so big the medics could see the top of my rib cage."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2013850/Tree-surgeon-Tom-Connelly-beheaded-chainsaw.html

 

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"My eye was hanging out and I had to put it back in on the beach..."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/07/12/british-mans-eyeball-pecked-out-by-seabird/?test=latestnews

 

[INGRATE!]

 

[In this case, I mean the bird.]

 

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Man tells judge why he was driving without a license: ‘I’m blind’

http://www.suntimes.com/6474563-417/man-tells-judge-why-he-was-driving-without-a-license-im-blind.html

 

[Yeah, so...?]

 

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Truck spills 14 million bees on Idaho highway

http://news.yahoo.com/truck-spills-14-million-bees-idaho-highway-142147287.html

 

[All I can say is, good thing they weren't Africanized.]

 

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Speaking of car crashes...

 

"Webb got out of his truck after the crash and tried to order some hot dogs."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/28520858/detail.html?treets=den&tid=2658815713813&tml=den_irr&tmi=den_irr_1_01000507122011&ts=H

 

[Well, isn't that why he went there in the first place?]

 

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"He's such a fruitcake. I would have married him anyway..."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Mans_1000_mile_hike_to_win_bride

 

[Man, what some men will do for...]

 

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World's first double leg transplant performed in Spain

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20681-worlds-first-double-leg-transplant-performed-in-spain.html

 

[As a recipient of transplanted cadaver tissue in one of my legs, I think this pretty cool.]

 

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Newts able to regenerate body parts indefinitely

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20677-newts-able-to-regenerate-body-parts-indefinitely.html

 

[Yeah, but can they regenerate money too?]

 

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Rodney King Arrested on Suspicion of DUI in California

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/13/rodney-king-arrested-on-suspicion-dui-in-california/?test=latestnews

 

[Suspicion?  The police suspect Rodney King has been using drugs again?]

 

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Some interesting news from Down Under this week.

 

"She kept her son in [diapers] until well past his fifth birthday... because she could not bear to have them grow up."

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/mother-kept-her-childen-in-nappies-well-past-the-usual-time-court-hears/story-e6freuzr-1226094926951

 

and...

 

"... the father claimed the name the mother picked was blasphemous in his Islamic faith..."

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/girl-with-no-name-for-two-years/story-e6freuy9-1226094352238

 

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OK, Update Time...

 

Global Warming Update:

 

Wintry weather in the West thwarts July 4 traditions as campsites close, ski resorts open

http://www.newser.com/article/d9o6fm2g1/wintry-weather-in-the-west-thwarts-july-4-traditions-as-campsites-close-ski-resorts-open.html

 

and...

 

Montana ultra-marathon race cancelled due to snow

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110709/NEWS01/110709004/Montana-ultra-marathon-race-cancelled-due-snow?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFrontpage

 

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"Green" Economies Update:

 

Power bills to soar by 30% in 'green’ reforms

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/8627719/Power-bills-to-soar-by-30-in-green-reforms.html

 

and...

 

Green Technology Mandates Are Bad for Consumers and the Environment

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba749.pdf

 

and...

 

Germany's Giant Green Reversal

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/germanys_giant_green_reversal.html

 

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Hollywood Update:

 

Christians 'encouraged, equipped to be a light in Hollywood'

Film students report life-changing new vision for God in the movies

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=319169

 

and...

 

Atheist Movie 'The Ledge' Portrays Christian Villain

http://www.christianpost.com/news/atheist-movie-the-ledge-portrays-christian-villain-52071/

 

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Government Schools Update:

 

Culture of cheating breeding in schools across U.S.

Poor test scores risk teachers’ jobs

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/14/culture-of-cheating-breeding-in-schools-across-us/

 

and...

 

Everyone agrees that smaller classes are better, right?

In a word: no. Much of the rhetoric supporting small classes is demagogic and runs afoul of the research.

http://www.city-journal.org/2011/cjc0707ls.html

 

and...

 

New state law requires LGBT history in textbooks

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2011/07/15/MNL61KAHVQ.DTL

 

and...

 

Schools Chancellor Henderson relaxes evaluation rules for some veteran teachers

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/schools-chancellor-henderson-relaxes-evaluation-rules-for-some-veteran-teachers/2011/07/14/gIQAzcM1EI_story.html?hpid=z11

 

and...

 

Superintendent merry-go-round yields fat severances

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-superintendent-severance-20110716,0,2250175.story

 

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Federal Budget Debate Update:

 

Five Uncomfortable Facts About the Wonderful, Horrible Debt-Limit Debate

http://reason.com/archives/2011/07/08/five-uncomfortable-facts-about/print

 

and...

 

The Debt Ceiling Charade

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_debt_ceiling_charade.html

 

and...

 

"Obama made a startling admission yesterday. In a careless moment, Obama admitted that he is bluffing House Republicans in the current debt ceiling/cost cutting meetings."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obama_blunders_admits_bluffing_on_debt_ceiling.html

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling: Worst-Case Scenario

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/debt_ceiling_worst_case_scenario.html

 

and...


How Do You Solve a Problem like the National Debt?

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-the-national-debt/?print=1

 

and...

 

Official Treasury Reports: Coffers Full Enough to Cover Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, Federal Salaries and Interest—Without Borrowing a Dime

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/official-treasury-reports-coffers-full-e

 

and...

 

Obscure clause may help US avert default

http://news.yahoo.com/obscure-clause-may-help-us-avert-default-172136367.html

 

and...

 

"I don't see a path to a deal if [Republicans] don't budge [on raising taxes]. Period."

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-challenges-gop-compromise-debt-153234996.html

 

Yet, just two years ago...

 

"Not long ago, Obama warned that raising taxes in a struggling economy is 'the last thing you want to do.'"

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-vs-obama_576524.html

 

and...

 

"Just 34% [of Americans] think a tax hike should be included in any legislation to raise the debt ceiling."

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/july_2011/55_oppose_tax_hike_in_debt_ceiling_deal

 

Yet...

 

"President Obama on Friday... [said that] 80 percent of the [American] public supports Democrats' demand for tax increases."

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/171743-obama-public-sold-on-tax-increases-in-debt-ceiling-deal

 

[The day after I copied those last two quotes, AT had this to offer]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/is_the_first_dude_still_toking.html

 

and...

 

"... if the owners of a private-sector operation wanted to stop a downward spiral into debt, one obvious solution would be to sell off assets to ease the transition to profitability."

http://www.econlib.org/library/Columns/y2011/Murphyprivatization.html

 

and...

 

"I cannot guarantee that those [Social Security] checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/graph_for_the_day_for_july_13_2011.html

 

and...

 

'Raise Taxes or Granny Gets it!'

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/raise_taxes_or_granny_gets_it.html

 

[See the "Photos" page for several illustrations of this quote.]

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling Demagoguery or Extortion?

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/15/debt-ceiling-demagoguery-or-extortion-2/print/

 

and...

 

What Obama could sacrifice to protect Social Security

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/what_obama_could_sacrifice_to_protect_social_security.html

 

and...

 

McConnell and GOP in a mess of their own making

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/mcconnell_and_gop_in_a_mess_of_their_own_making.html

 

and...

 

"In President Clinton's last year in office, the federal government spent just 18% of the economy.  In no year under President Bush did it spend as much as 21%. This year, it is spending over 25% of the economy."

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_speech_boehner_should_give.html

 

and...

 

Moody’s Places U.S. on Review for Downgrade As Debt Talks Stall

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-13/u-s-rating-placed-on-review-for-downgrade-by-moody-s-as-debt-talks-stall.html

 

and...

 

S&P sees a 50 percent chance of downgrade for US credit rating

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/801-economy/171661-sap-puts-odds-of-credit-downgrade-at-50-percent

 

and...

 

Time to Ax Public Programs That Don't Yield Results

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2081778,00.html?artId=2081778?contType=article?chn=us

 

and...

 

Raise Revenues While Shrinking Government

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/14/raise-revenues-while-shrinking-government/print/

 

and...

 

The Lesson of Reykjavik

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/president_reagans_experience_at_reykjavik.html

 

and...

 

S&P: U.S. Debt Could Reach ‘Junk’ Rating by 2030, Absent Entitlement Reform

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/sp-us-debt-could-reach-junk-rating-2030

 

and...

 

U.S. Cannot Constitutionally Default on Its Debt, Says Constitutional Scholar

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/federalist-scholar-us-incapable-defaulti

 

and...

 

With no debt deal, Obama would face tough choices Aug. 3 about what bills to pay

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/with-no-debt-deal-obama-would-face-tough-choices-aug-3-about-what-bills-to-pay/2011/07/13/gIQAvHECDI_story.html?hpid=z1

 

and...

 

Time bomb

With the clock ticking toward government default, both sides appear ready to risk hardship

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=18379

 

and...

 

D-Day on the Debt Ceiling

http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/07/15/d-day-on-the-debt-ceiling/?print=1

 

and...

 

How to fix the budget in 72 hours

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/how_to_fix_the_budget_in_72_hours.html

 

and...

 

Instant Balanced Budget Amendment: Maintain the Present Borrowing Limit

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/instant_balanced_budget_amendment_maintain_the_present_borrowing_limit.html

 

and...

 

"... the president is planning an extravagant fundraising bash Aug. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, including a birthday concert teeming with celebrities and – for couples contributing $35,800 – a private dinner with the president. All this just one day after the government is scheduled to run out of cash!"

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/07/14/gops-big-debt-ceiling-card-obamas-birthday-bash/

 

and...

 

Is the GOP about to cave on taxes?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/is_the_gop_about_to_cave_on_taxes.html

 

and...

 

About that 'deadline' Obama gave for a debt deal...

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/about_that_deadline_obama_gave_for_a_debt_deal.html

 

and...

 

St. Obama and the Debt Dragon

http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/st-obama-and-the-debt-dragon/?print=1

 

and...

 

First it was Boehner's turn...

 

"Boehner blows up debt ceiling talks"

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/boehner_blows_up_debt_ceiling_talks.html

 

Then it was 'Bama's turn...

 

"This may bring my presidency down, but I won't yield on this."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/14/obama-debt-enough-is-enough/

 

Lord willing.

 

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Libyan Not-A-War Update:

 

Bush trumps Barack in the Arab world: President Obama is proving an embarrassing flop in the Middle East

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100096840/bush-trumps-barack-in-the-arab-world-president-obama-is-proving-an-embarrassing-flop-in-the-middle-east/

 

Gaddafi isn't going anywhere

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/gaddafi_isnt_going_anywhere.html

 

Yet, the very same day on another news site...

 

Envoys say Gadhafi ready to go

http://www.statesman.com/news/nation/envoys-say-gadhafi-ready-to-go-says-french-1601841.html

 

And this a couple of days later.

 

NATO’s Surrender?

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/14/nato%e2%80%99s-surrender/print/

 

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Homosexual Marriage Update:

 

Sex and the Empire State

Losing marriage to sexual liberalism.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/270662

 

and...

 

Mass. city to pay wedded gay workers to offset tax

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2011/07/10/mass_city_to_pay_wedded_gay_workers_to_offset_tax/

 

and...

 

Sex and the Empire State

Losing marriage to sexual liberalism.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/270662

 

and...

 

"A study published in 2010 found 50 percent of [homosexual] male couples in the Bay Area had sexual relationships outside their union, with their partner’s knowledge and approval... [They] can’t help [their] urges... [Homosexual m]en were never expected to be monogamous... "

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/03/magazine/infidelity-will-keep-us-together.html?_r=4&pagewanted=print

 

and...

 

"Pro-family activists have long warned that redefining marriage to include two men or two women would inevitably lead to legalized polygamy, with polygamists employing the 'equality' and 'consensual' rhetoric of the [homosexual special] rights movement."

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/reality-tv-polygamists-sue-for-right-to-lifestyle-choice-gay-media-repudiat

 

and...

 

How Clergy Helped a Same-Sex Marriage Law Pass

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/16/us/16religion.html?_r=2&ref=religionandbelief&pagewanted=print

 

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Black Culture update:

 

Mother: Teenage Girl Mob Attacked My Family

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/07/09/mother-teenage-girl-mob-attacked-my-family/

 

and...

 

The Knockout Game: Racial Violence and the Conspicuous Silence of the Media

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_knockout_game_racial_violence_and_the_conspicuous_silence_of_the_media.html

 

and...

 

The Black Code: Why Obama Still Owns The Black Vote

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_black_code_why_obama_still_owns_the_black_vote.html

 

and...

 

Black men survive longer in prison than out: study

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/14/us-prison-blacks-idUSTRE76D71920110714

 

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This was interesting this week:

 

Bernanke [Tells] Ron Paul In Congress: "Gold Isn’t Money"

http://blogs.forbes.com/afontevecchia/2011/07/13/bernanke-fights-ron-paul-in-congress-golds-not-money/

 

Yet, in the real world (whence Ben Bernanke apparently, and often, escapes)...

 

Return of the Gold Standard as world order unravels

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/8638644/Return-of-the-Gold-Standard-as-world-order-unravels.html

 

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"If this ‘gold standard’ is no big deal, then why are [PepsiCo] trying so hard to hide the truth?"

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/flavor-company-that-uses-embryo-cells-hides-partner-company-names

 

[ What is truth? ]

 

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"... people across many different cultures instinctively believe that some part of their mind, soul or spirit lives on after-death."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110714103828.htm

 

[See previous comment.]

 

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"Why does it matter if we can or cannot pronounce Biblical terms?"

http://www.christianpost.com/news/cant-pronounce-bible-names-new-app-may-help-52174/

 

[I suppose it only matters if you actually speak them.  Most people – including most self-proclaimed Christians – don't even bother to read them.]

 

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"... as a result of the crash the baby died... [and the driver] was charged... with homicide."

http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20110712/OSH0101/107120347/Charges-filed-against-Fremont-man-2009-crash-killed-unborn-child?odyssey=tab|

 

[Just so we understand what happened here.  The father will be tried for murder for killing his own unborn child unintentionally but the mother would not be charged with anything if she had killed it intentionally.]

 

[Makes sense to me.]

 

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"... 61 percent [of Americans] believe that Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists worship the same deity."

http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/jul/10/making-christianity-more-christian/

 

[So did  George W. Bush.   Good for him. ]


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Illegal Immigration, Libyan Not-A-War (4), Federal Budget Debate (11), Government Schools (6), “Green” Economies (2), Homosexual Marriage (4), Black Culture & Biblical Literalism (2)

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here

 

 

Coolest vids of the week.

 

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110704.html

 

[Hmm...]

 

and...

 

http://gizmodo.com/5817781/water-caught-at-7000-fps-is-mesmerizing

 

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“Cleared of rape, the man who had sex with a 16-year-old girl while ASLEEP”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2011145/Stephen-Lee-Davies-accused-rape-walks-free-jury-accepted-suffering-sexomnia.html

 

[I guess I'm glad I was never a 16 year old girl.  I'll be the parent of one (actually two) in a few years, though.  I'm thinkin' that guy better not fall asleep within walking distance of my house.]

 

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“... husband accused of making up robbery story to avoid wife’s wrath.”

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/jun/30/sebastian-man-trying-cover-strip-club-trip-falsely/?partner=popular

 

[Hah!  I've told way worse lies than that to avoid my wife's just and appropriate wrath.]

 

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"I just had a crazy desire to do something ridiculous."

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2011/07/banana-car-peels-through-michigan/1

 

[Ok.  No argument from me there.]

 

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... father accused of burning son for touching Bible.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/2011/07/03/20110703chandler-father-bible-burn0704.html

 

[I thought the Bible  said   something  about letting children read it.  Hmm, my bad.]
 

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Local authority [in U.K.] reveals 'top secret' plan outlining self-defence strategies should zombies invade

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jul/07/when-zombies-attack-bristol-city-council-undead-invasion?INTCMP=SRCH

 

[See ASND's  previous   zombie  editions for more detailed nformation.]

 

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"... prison guards checked the bag... and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside..."

http://news.yahoo.com/suitcase-escape-bid-foiled-mexican-prison-024358986.html

 

[I wonder if that's how Hudini got his start in show business.]

 

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"... a resident at the gate loaned the deputy a golf cart."

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/07/07/Deputy-uses-golf-cart-to-chase-suspect/UPI-41391310058303/

 

[Hi ho, Silver!]

 

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"It is now a question of when we'll get personal aerial vehicles, not if we'll get them."

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128195.100-personal-helicopters-to-learn-traffic-rules.html

 

[Great.  I'll take mine RIGHT NOW.]

 

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And bring me one of these while you're up, if you don't mind.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/07/05/california-cooks-grill-record-breaking-777-pound-hamburger/?test=faces

 

Thanks.

 

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Woman hits two Hole-in-One's in same round

http://www.ktvq.com/news/woman-hits-two-hole-in-one-s-in-same-round/

 

[Why, Lord, does everyone else on the planet win stuff like lotteries and holes-in-one and I never so much as win an argument?]

 

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You know what we need here @ ASND?  Another Update topic.  Who wants to nominate one?

 

You there, in the back. What's your suggested new topic?

 

Excellent. Illegal Immigration it is, then.

 

"The new policy of lawlessness for the privileged illegal immigrant criminal class was on full display last week as illegal immigrants openly took part in a Senate hearing on the DREAM Act with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, the country's top immigration officer, sitting on front row."

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/ice_memo_reveals_new_obama_administration_plan_to_incentivize_illegal_immigrants.html

 

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Libyan Not-A-War Update:

 

The Man Who Would Be King

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_man_who_would_be_king.html

 

and...

 

NATO Hypocrisy Revealed in Libya

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/05/nato-hypocrisy-revealed-in-libya/print/

 

and...

 

President 'becoming an absolute monarch' on war powers, Dem says

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/168315-house-dem-says-president-becoming-an-absolute-monarch-on-war-powers

 

and...

 

Obama May Break His Promise on Iraq Withdrawal

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/07/obama-may-break-his-promise-on-iraq-withdrawal/241483/

 

Because...


Iran Waiting in the Wings

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/07/06/iran-waiting-in-wings/

 

and...

 

Assad still engaged in bloody crackdown; Libyan rebels going nowhere

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/assad_still_engaged_in_bloody_crackdown_libyan_rebels_going_nowhere.html

 

and...

 

President Obama Has a Secret Prison on a Navy Ship

http://www.nationalreview.com/the-feed/271148/president-obama-has-secret-prison-navy-ship

 

and...

 

Western Intelligence: Iran Helping Gaddafi in Confrontation with NATO

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/western_intelligence_iran_helping_gaddafi_in_confrontation_with_nato.html

 

and...

 

Why Is the U.S. in Libya?  Good Question

http://pajamasmedia.com/barryrubin/2011/07/06/why-is-the-u-s-in-libya-good-question/?print=1

 

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Federal Budget Debate Update:

 

Obama Justifies Raising Taxes as Cutting Spending in Tax Code

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-justifies-raising-taxes-cutting-sp-0

 

Bill Clinton calls for corporate tax cut

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58275.html

 

Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge Gains Traction

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/print/2011/07/04/cut-cap-and-balance-pledge-gains-traction

 

and...

 

Public doesn’t have place at table in debt talks

Negotiations go on behind closed doors

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/4/public-doesnt-have-place-at-table-in-debt-talks/

 

and...

 

Health care cuts proposed in deficit negotiations

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43635698/ns/politics-the_new_york_times/

 

and...

 

Cantor says GOP open to cutting tax loopholes in debt deal, but Senate Republicans balk

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/republicans-democrats-spar-over-tax-increases-for-debt-deal/2011/07/06/gIQAAMFk0H_print.html

 

and...

 

Kyl: Republicans Agree to Revenue Increases in Deficit Talks

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/06/house-republican-leader-flexible-in-deficit-talks/

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling Stall Out

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/06/debt-ceiling-stall-out/print/

 

and...

 

Ryan Tweets Challenge to Obama: Debate Me on Debt Crisis

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ryan-tweets-debate-challenge-obama

 

and...

 

Tax increases or massive defense cuts?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/tax_increases_or_massive_defense_cuts.html

 

and...

 

PAST RECESSIONS OFFER PERSPECTIVE ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S DEFICIT AND DEBT PROBLEMS

http://iret.org/pub/ADVS-276.PDF

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling: The Trap of Budget Cuts in the 'Out Years'

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/debt_ceiling_the_trap_of_budget_cuts_in_the_out_years.html

 

and...

 

Debt Talks Turn to Social Security Cuts

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-07/social-security-cuts-weighed-by-lawmakers-under-change-in-inflation-gauge.html

 

and...

 

Obama 'far apart' from Republicans on debt deal

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-mulls-social-security-cuts-debt-deal-032652519.html

 

and...

 

Salmon: Government will breach debt ceiling even if no deal is reached

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/salmon_government_will_breach_debt_ceiling_even_if_no_deal_is_reached.html

 

and...

 

Budget Deja Vu

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/budget_deja_vu.html

 

and...

 

Debt Ceiling: The Trap of Budget Cuts in the 'Out Years'

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/debt_ceiling_the_trap_of_budget_cuts_in_the_out_years.html

 

and...

 

CIA: U.S. finances at bottom of planet

You'll flip when you see list of nations performing better

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=316773

 

and...

 

Taxpayers told debt boosted by $1 trillion

Report uncovers unfunded liabilities that will cost individual taxpayers thousands

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=316705

 

and...

 

Liberal Dems digging in their heels: No entitlement cuts

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/liberal_dems_digging_in_their_heels_no_entitlement_cuts.html

 

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Government Schools Update:

 

Fraud 'rampant' in education system

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Education/Default.aspx?id=1383150

 

and...

 

Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level

http://www.ajc.com/news/investigation-into-aps-cheating-1001375.html

 

and...

 

Who's Responsible for the Government Schools Cheating Scandals?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/whos_responsible_for_the_government_schools_cheating_sandals.html

 

and...

 

Why the Shock Over Atlanta Teacher Cheating?

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/why-the-shock-over-atlanta-teacher-cheating/?print=1

 

and...

 

Did Obama Administration Pressure Teachers Into Cheating?

http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/did_obama_administration_pressure_teachers_into_cheating.html

 

and...

 

"Illinois will assess only reading and arithmetic now that high school juniors will no longer be tested on their writing skills during standardized exams every spring..."

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2230405

 

and...

 

P.G. school system to pay $4.2 million to foreign workers

Settlement bans school system from recruiting foreign workers

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/7/pg-school-system-pay-42-million-foreign-workers/

 

and...

 

Education Secretary Advises School Districts on Homosexual Clubs for Students

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/ed-secretary-promoting-gay-clubs-all-us

 

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“Green” Economies Update:

 

Even U.N. Admits That Going Green Will Cost $76 Trillion

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/07/06/even-un-admits-that-going-green-will-cost-76-trillion/#ixzz1RLVXSRUg

 

and...

 

Obamanomics and the commodities redistribution boom

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obamanomics_and_the_commodities_redistribution_boom.html

 

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Same Sex Marriage Update:

 

From: Harvad Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 245-287

What is Marriage?

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1722155

 

and...

 

A Marshall Plan for Marriage:

Rebuilding Our Shattered Homes

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/bg2567.pdf

 

and...

 

"... denunciation of the [homosexual] lifestyle and... opposition to [homosexual] marriage should be criminalized."

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gay-marriage-is-the-lie-that-will-create-the-next-gulag-dr-jeff-mirus

 

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Gallup: Blacks Most Religious Group in U.S.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-polls-blacks-most-religious-group

 

[Really?  Then why, pray tell (no pun intended), are the following stories so rampant (sorry, I mean common) even in the mainstream media these days?]

 

Police briefly close Adams while dispersing crowd

http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1107265269/Police-briefly-close-Adams-while-dispersing-crowd

 

and...

 

Person Shot in Face During Fight in Downtown Mobile

http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/Person-Shot-in-Face-During-Fight-in-Downtown/8eSjlnrLTEysUf0JihjEnA.cspx

 

and...

 

5 Dead, 23 Hurt Over Violent Holiday Weekend

No arrests so far in the 28 weekend shootings and stabbings

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/5-Dead-and-23-Hurt-in-Violent-Holiday-Weekend-in-Chicago-125003189.htm

 

and...

 

2 Wounded In Shooting Outside Atlantic City Casino

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/07/05/2-wounded-in-shooting-outside-atlantic-city-casino/

 

and...

 

Chief calls looting, beatings in Riverwest barbaric

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/125027704.html

 

and...

 

Two South Beach shootings mar Urban Beach Week

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/miami/mh-south-beach-shootings-monday-20110530,0,6075442.story

 

and...


MBPD investigates weekend violent crimes

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/14746715/myrtle-beach-police-see-busy-weekend-for-crime

 

and...

 

Victim's family, city leaders have questions after uptown shooting

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Victims-family-city-leaders-have-questions-after-Uptown-shooting-122846569.html

 

and...

 

Police Shut Down Wave Country Due To Unruly Crowd

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/14750758/police-shut-down-wave-country-due-to-unruly-crowd

 

and...

 

Why was North Avenue Beach really closed?

http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=2200256&spid=

 

and...

 

Dozens Brawl Outside Downtown San Jose McDonald’s; 2 Stabbed

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/06/09/3-stabbed-in-downtown-san-jose/

 

and...

 

Heartbreak as 'innocent bystander' teen killed and four others wounded in boardwalk shooting at New York beach

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001833/Brighton-Beach-shooting-Teenage-girl-killed-4-wounded-New-York.html

 

and...

 

Random attacks cause concern in Chicago

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-mob-attacks-20110606,0,7509040.story

 

 

Finally, regarding ASND's friends in the mainstream media vis-à-vis this issue...


Chicago's Violent Flash Mobs

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/chicagos_violent_flash_mobs.html

 

and...

 

Minority Feelings and Violent Facts

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/orwellian_media_response_to_flash_mob_racial_violence.html

 

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"A 49% plurality of Americans say the Bible is the inspired word of God but that it should not be taken

literally."

http://www.gallup.com/poll/148427/Say-Bible-Literally.aspx

 

[So, let me see if I get this straight: Nearly half of Americans -- mere, puny creatures, coram Deo -- believe that they are capable of judging that which they already admit they believe to be "the inspired word of God” unworthy to be “taken literally?"  Half of Americans believe that the inspired words of their own god are unworthy of being  taken   literally ?

 

Wow.  I wonder, if these same people were to find themselves standing -- pardon the pun, literally -- before the very face of the actual God, would they make the same claim?]

 

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Libyan Not-A-War (3), Federal Budget Debate (10), Government Schools (5), “Green” Economies, Homosexual Marriage (3), Sabbatarianism, Abortion (3), Camp David, Atheism (4), Certifi-gate, Liberal “Christians” (2) & The U.N. (2)

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

Forgive the strangeness with some of the text fonts below.  The Web page builder was sick tonight.

 

"We hope it will also improve the numbers of tickets we sell."

http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/oddballs/867921-cash-strapped-russian-team-to-play-in-bikinis-to-bring-back-fans

 

[And we hope we can report in a few weeks that it did, if for no other reason than to share more photos.]

 

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"... women are taking their dolls out in strollers (no kidding) and strapping them into car seats for trips to the mall."

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/06/28/fake-babies-fake-lives/

 

[Yet many of those same women say the only difference between men and boys is the price of our toys.]

 

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"Wachs was last jailed in May when she was accused of simulating sex sounds from inside her home while within earshot of a neighbor's 10-year-old son."

http://www.theledger.com/article/20110624/NEWS/110629694?template=printpicart

 

[Maybe she just needs a doll.  Ya think?]

 

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"Liz claims to have won a prize every day since October"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008648/Is-Britains-luckiest-woman-Former-bank-worker-earns-living-winning-competitions.html

 

[What is it with people like that?  I can't even win an argument, let alone money and prizes.]

 

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"I’ll definitely be staying away from any medieval weaponry for my acts."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009774/Is-arrow-face-Er--yes-Boy-17-lucky-alive-crossbow-fires-bolt-face-freak-accident.html

 

[Apparently lessons learned late can still be learned well.]

 

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"This is a prime example of how alcohol can make individuals do things they would not normally do."

http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/06/27/story-delaware-woman-accused-spraying-deputies-breast-milk.html?sid=102

 

[Might have been worth watching, though.]

 

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Speaking of alcohol...

 

"When he climbed onto the roof to get the purse, he fell into the vent and became stuck."

http://www.denverpost.com/watercooler/ci_18377487

 

[Ok, so we don't know if alcohol was involved.  Like I said last week, if you don't like the segues, try writing them yourself.]

 

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"I don't know.  But I felt this energy come, and I lifted it."

http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/article1176983.ece

 

[I sure wish I could get me some 'o that “energy” when I'm pushin' my car to the gas station.]

 

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You know, if that car (just above) had been made of Legos, even I could have lifted it.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007359/Amusement-park-staff-hide-boss-car-replace-Lego-version.html

 

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"... he will almost certainly die behind bars."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008739/German-vampire-killer-drank-blood-ate-flesh-victims-BEFORE-killing-them.html

 

[I thought vampires were Romanian.  My bad.]

 

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"The greater the sense of isolation, the more baths or showers a person is likely to have, the longer they stay in them and the hotter the temperature of the water."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2007555/How-soaking-warm-bath-stop-feeling-lonely.html

 

[Wow, I used to take hot tub soaks after every workout, thinking I was suffering from “a sense of” knee arthritis and general exhaustion.  Boy was I ever mistaken.]

 

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Kailash Singh believes not washing will help him have a son Wife's threat to stop sleeping with him didn't change his mind

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007220/Kailash-Singh-The-farm-worker-washed-37-years.html

 

[Let's see, what was  AlbertEinstein's definition of insanity  again?]

 

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Speaking of insanity...

 

"... Contos would have likely survived if he had been wearing a helmet."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/03/motorcyclist-killed-while-riding-without-helmet-to-protest-new-york-helmet-law/?test=latestnews

 

[Apparently he wouldn't have cared, though.  I wonder how many of his co-protestors are still protesting.]

 

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"We wouldn't have it any other way"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007408/We-wouldnt-way-Conjoined-twin-brothers-19-interview.html

 

[That's nice, and all, but, dude(s), can we talk?]

 

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Do you live here?

 

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40390415

 

[We live about 90 minutes from one of those cities (see more notes on that location below) and we used to live about 45 minutes from another. No, we're not fans -- and never were -- of either one.  I've also been to all the others except one and generally agree with the conclusions, though I can think of several other cities that don't appear on those rankings that I would have included.]

 

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Then there are places like this one...

 

"'I don't know if that was the best surf I've ever had, but it was definitely the longest,' Phil Porter... said after a leg-cramping longboard ride nearing 30 minutes."

 

[Take a wild-hair guess at whence that quote originated. Betchya your next paycheck you miss it by several hundred miles, at least.]

 

http://www.denverpost.com/extremes/ci_18365747?source=rsshomemiss

 

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Speaking of surfing, did you see this?

 

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/multimedia/os-shark-jumps-over-surfer-new-smyrna-beach-062511,0,2914683.story

 

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"They may have different colour skin, but even we have that."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jun/27/alien-encounters-twenty-years-russian-astronomer

 

[They “may,” Dr. Finkelstein?  What observed evidence leads you to that conclusion?]

 

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OK, update time.

 

Libya Not-A-War Update:

 

President 'becoming an absolute monarch' on war powers, Dem says

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/168315-house-dem-says-president-becoming-an-absolute-monarch-on-war-powers

 

and...

 

The Shocking Truth about What's Going on in Libya

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/06/the_shocking_truth_about_whats_going_on_in_libya.html

 

and...

 

Libya: Paris Arming Rebels for Assault on Tripoli

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/libya-paris-arming-rebels-for-assault-on-tripoli/?print=1

 

and...

 

AFRICOM: AF, Navy still flying Libya missions

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2011/06/defense-africom-air-force-navy-flying-libya-missions-063011/

 

and....

 

Obama's secret plan to spin his Libyan misadventure

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/07/obamas_secret_plan_to_spin_his_libyan_misadventure.html

 

and...

 

"... Libya was removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism in 2007."

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obamas-omission-libya-not-state-sponsor

 

[Details, details.  Why are conservatives always so obsessed with meaningless details?]

 

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Federal Budget Update:

 

"This year, the House has passed a budget, but the Senate, still controlled by the Dems, refuses to pass one"

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/06/have_the_democrats_given_up_on_governing.html

 

and...

 

"The freshman [Republican Senator]... threatened Tuesday to delay Senate business if Democrats don’t move forward with a budget plan."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57954.html

 

and...

 

2 senators: Medicare age should rise to 67

New idea offered amid deadlocked debt talks

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/06/29/20110629us-medicare-age-limit-eligibility.html#ixzz1Qf5xGgEd

 

and...

 

Obama 'Amused' When People Say He Should Be Involved In Debt Talks

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/06/29/obama_amused_when_people_say_he_should_be_involved_in_debt_talks.html

 

and...

 

The Wonder of Divided Government

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/28/the-wonder-of-divided-government/print/

 

and....

 

Obama Pushes Tax Hikes in Budget Talks

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/29/obama-to-hold-press-conference-amid-budget-talks/

 

and...

 

Obama: Tax ‘The Rich’ — Again

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/obama-tax-the-rich-again/?print=1

 

and...

 

"In Obama's world, Democrats are for kids and Republicans are for corporate jets."

http://nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-it-s-kids-versus-corporate-jets-on-debt-ceiling-talks-20110629

 

Yet just two years ago...

 

"[Obama's economic 'stimulus'] includes tax break to promote private jet sales"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/06/flashback-ap-stimulus-includes-tax-break-promote-private-jet-sale

 

and...

 

"President Barack Obama’s proposal to end a tax break for corporate jet owners... would achieve less than one-tenth of 1 percent of his target for reducing the federal deficit."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-29/jet-tax-break-cited-six-times-by-obama-would-cut-debt-by-about-3-billion.html

 

and...

 

Obama's Scolding of Republicans Inflames Debt Talks

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/29/obamas-scolding-republicans-inflames-debt-talks/?test=latestnews

 

and...

 

"[Doing the necessary economic thing despite personal consequences] is a concept completely alien to Democrats."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/06/a_dangerous_point_of_viewindeed.html

 

and...

 

U.S. Debt Deal Must Be Struck by July 22 to Prevent Default, Official Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-30/u-s-debt-deal-must-be-struck-by-july-22-to-prevent-default-official-says.html

 

and...

 

It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious, It’s Default

http://pajamasmedia.com/vodkapundit/2011/06/28/its-delightful-its-delicious-its-default/?print=1

 

and...

 

Ten Lessons From Federal Spending

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/ten_lessons_from_us_federal_spending.html

 

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Government Schools Update:

 

"... at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, [a Wisconsin county's] school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn [a previous] $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that [teacher's] union leaders predicted would be disastrous."

http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/06/union-curbs-rescue-wisconsin-school-district

 

and...


Public schools see paradox of lower funding, higher test scores

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/07/02/3742893/public-schools-see-paradox-of.html

 

and...


The big list: Female teachers with students

Most comprehensive account on Internet of women predators on campus

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=39783


and...


Los Angeles Schools Blasted for Limiting Homework

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/29/california-school-district-puts-limits-on-homework/

 

and...

 

"Here's the [School] district begging for money, and they're throwing out perfectly good, unread, unused books"

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/29/MN1S1K3N7H.DTL&type=printable

 

[Yes, this could also have rightly been part of a San Fran update as well, but since we already had a Government Schools update, and nothing else from SF this week, we went with it here.]


and...

 

Bill Mandating California Schools Teach Gay History Is a Lesson in Controversy

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/30/gay-history-in-califronia-schools-lesson-in-controversy/?test=latestnews

 

and...

 

The Failure of Education 'Reform'

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_failure_of_education_reform.html

 

and...

 

Baltimore, We Have a Problem

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/baltimore_we_have_a_problem.html

 

and...

 

Speaking of Maryland (my "home" state, now; and yes, the additional notes on that topic are still below)...

 

"[Maryland Governor] O’Malley also said [the new state education regulation will] serve as a 'foundation for green jobs.'"

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/27/maryland-adds-environmental-literacy-in-high-schools/?test=latestnews

 

[Good for O'Governor (mine, now).  And yes, the soon-to-be-realized green economy is another favorite and powerful lie battery for conservatives.  In response to their constant lies, feel free to peruse the truthful stories about green economics below.]

 

 Green consumption and false economies

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/04/green-consumption-and-false-economies.php

 

The Myth of Green Energy Jobs:

 The European Experience

http://www.aei.org/docLib/EEO-2011-02-No-2-updated-g.pdf


Study of the effects on employment of public aid to renewable energy sources

http://www.juandemariana.org/pdf/090327-employment-public-aid-renewable.pdf


Study says green sector costs more jobs than it creates

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12597097


The truth behind green jobs

http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/03/the-truth-behind-green-jobs/


Five myths about green energy

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/23/AR2010042302220_pf.html

 

Job-Killing Environmentalists

How the EPA cripples the American economy

http://reason.com/archives/2010/11/10/job-killing-environmentalists/print

 

Scotland 'risking a blackout' in a bid to go green

http://www.scotsman.com/news/Scotland-39risking-a-blackout39-in.6624497.jp

 

Worth The Candle?

The Economic Impact of Renewable Energy Policy in Scotland and the UK

http://www.versoeconomics.com/verso-0311B.pdf


The real reasons why one billion go hungry: wind farms, biofuels, sustainability…

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100053797/the-real-reasons-why-one-billion-go-hungry-wind-farms-biofuels-sustainability/

 

Millions of households face record high energy bills

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/8562207/Millions-of-households-face-record-high-energy-bills.html


The Myth of Green Energy Security

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/lomborg72/English


Will Green Energy Make the United States Less Secure?

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ba739.pdf

 

Green Schemes benefits Democratic 'friends and family' program members

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/07/green_schemes_benefits_democra.html


Liberals Who Hate Profits but Profit from 'Green Jobs'

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/liberals_who_hate_profits_but.html

 

The Green Nazis

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/the_green_nazis.html


'Sustainable' Poverty: The Real Face of the Leftist Environmental Agenda

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/sustainable_poverty_the_real_f.html

 

Gresham’s Green Law

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/17/gresham%e2%80%99s-green-law-2/print/

 

Green Jobs…at What Cost?

http://maciverinstitute.com/2011/01/green-jobs-at-what-cost/

 

Defining, Measuring and Predicting Green Jobs

http://issuu.com/copenhagenconsensus/docs/ccc_green_jobs?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

 

Green Jobs Resources

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/issues/green-jobs-resources/

 

The Unseen Consequences of "Green Jobs"

Will investing in clean energy harm the economy?

http://reason.com/archives/2011/02/08/seen-green-jobs-unseen-layoffs

 

Eco- Imperialism - Green Power. Black Death.

http://www.eco-imperialism.com/main.php


Epic Green Failure

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/02/epic_green_failure.html

 

Big Rat Jumps Sinking Green Energy Ship (sort of)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/big_rat_jumps_sinking_green_en.html'

 

Live green and die broke

Green choices are proving too expensive for many Britons

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthcomment/3350617/Live-green-and-die-broke.html


Skepticism grows over products touted as eco-friendly

Environmentalists and some consumers are questioning the claims of an increasing number of companies and items promoted as green.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-greenwash-20110521,0,6706379.story

 

Ontario’s Power Trip: The failure of the Green Energy Act

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/05/16/ontarios-power-trip-the-failure-of-the-green-energy-act/

 

California's 'Green Jobs' Experiment Isn't Going Well

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123336500319935517.html#printMode

 

Red Ink and Green Jobs

Citizens of the Golden State get nervous about carbon rationing plans made in flusher times

http://reason.com/archives/2010/04/06/red-ink-and-green-jobs/print

 

Report finds green jobs not all good pay

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/02/04/report_finds_green_jobs_not_all_good_pay?mode=PF

 

Think about What’s Happening in Countries like Germany . . . ‘

http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/244353/think-about-whats-happening-countries-germany-chris-horner

 

Free Market Energy Experts Doubt Effectiveness of Obama's Green Jobs Policies

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=45518


Obama’s Green Jobs Program: $135,294 Per Job

http://blogs.investors.com/capitalhill/index.php/home/35-politics/1136-obamas-green-jobs-program-135294-per-job

 

The Gas Is Greener

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/opinion/08bryce.html?_r=2&adxnnlx=1307548918-3fAMjO6lpHR9ft3O4ut8Uw&pagewanted=print


A Dark Economy - an inside perspective

http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/2011/04/dark-economy-inside-perspective.html

 

Cost of Obama’s Green-Car Mandate: 260,000 jobs

http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/269683/cost-obamas-green-car-mandate-260000-jobs-henry-payne


Obama’s Gift of Green Joblessness

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/08/20/obamas-gift-of-green-joblessness/print/

 

'Green' jobs no longer golden in stimulus

Environmental projects fail to live up to hype

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/9/green-jobs-no-longer-golden-in-stimulus/

 

Green Policies Mean Less Green in Our Wallets

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/green-policies-mean-less-green-in-our-wallets/?print=1

 

Environmentalists waging war on America's poor?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=371776

 

European Model Shows Downside of Green Jobs Creation

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2196862/posts

 

Groundbreaking Study Puts Real-World Numbers Behind The Promise of "Green Jobs"

Study Finds That Every "Green Job" Created In Spain Resulted In 2.2 Other Jobs Being Destroyed

http://www.westernroundtable.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100037119.11869.40&gen=1

 

Green Hell: Obama's Environmental Plans Will Lead To 'Energy Chaos,' Author Says

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/green_hell_milloy/2009/04/14/202927.html

 

Most Green Products Make Some False Claims: Report

http://planetark.org/wen/52454

 

Use Energy, Get Rich and Save the Planet

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/science/earth/21tier.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

 

Solar Energy Meets Greenies and Big Labor

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/04/solar_energy_meets_greenies_an.html

 

Global warming policies make it harder on soybean farmers

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/emaf.nsf/Popup?ReadForm&db=stltoday%5Cnews%5Cstories.nsf&docid=9F3D95EA78CB0901862575B3008358D1


The Alice in Wonderland World of the Greens

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/the_alice_in_wonderland_world.html


California’s Green Nightmare

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/10/11/californias-green-nightmare/print


EPA’s Own Estimates Say Greenhouse Gas Regs Could ‘Slow Construction Nationwide for Years’ -- and Take a Century to Reduce Temperature 0.0015 Degrees

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/epa-s-own-estimates-say-greenhouse-gas-r


Obama's Costly Green Jobs Project

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/obamas_costly_green_jobs_proje.html


Exclusive: EPW report shows new EPA rules will cost more than 800,000 jobs

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/28/exclusive-epw-report-shows-new-epa-rules-will-cost-more-than-800000-jobs/

 

The Wishful Thinking of Greenie Dreams

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/the_wishful_thinking_of_greeni.html

 

Clinton Concedes on Green Jobs, Blowback Pending

this commitment to clean energy has cost many jobs"

http://planetgore.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YWIzYTIxM2M5NGI3MWFkNGYwZDkzZDE3ZWEwMDYyMmU=

 

The high cost of 'green jobs'

Spain learns the hard way – more employment lost than gained

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=102752

 

Delusions of Greendeur

http://97.74.65.51/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=35481


The Green Swindle

http://motls.blogspot.com/2010/09/fox-green-swindle.html


Green power scheme 'to double power bills'

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/green-power-scheme-to-double-power-bills/story-e6frg6nf-1225972390762

 

Green Jobs: Fast-tracking Economic Suicide

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/08/green_jobs_fasttracking_econom.html

 

Climate bill could cost 2 million jobs

http://thehill.com/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=85011&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=70

 

Green Termites

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/09/green_termites.html

 

On Green Energy: Plainly Not Helping Spain

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/april/on-green-energy-plainly-not-helping-spain

 

The NREL’s Flawed White Paper on the Spanish Green Jobs Study

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2009/09/03/the-nrels-flawed-white-paper-on-the-spanish-green-jobs-study/

 

Cap-and-Trade Would Slow Economy, CBO Chief Says

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/14/AR2009101404054_pf.html


'Post-Fossil-Fuel World' Includes Farming With Oxen

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/post-fossil-fuel-world-includes-farming

 

Going Green by Starving America of Oil

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/04/22/going-green-by-starving-america-of-oil/print/


Green Initiatives Working or Wasting Money?

New film sheds light on energy conservation

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/happening-now/index.html#/v/4656070/green-initiatives-working-or-wasting-money/?playlist_id=86919?test=faces

 

Costly 'green jobs' solar plant sued by greenies

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/costly_green_jobs_solar_plant.html

 

Cheap electricity gone with the wind

Experts forecast bills will triple under burden of power-line financing

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=248109

 

Seeing the face of energy poverty, up-close, in Cancun

http://www.cfact.org/a/1856/Seeing-the-face-of-energy-poverty-upclose-in-Cancun


Fresno, Zimbabwe

http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/558016/201012281843/Fresno-Zimbabwe.htm


The Church of the Green Dragon

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/the_church_of_the_green_dragon.html


Report: 'Green' product claims are often misleading

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/10/green-product-claims/1


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Homosexual Marriage Update:

 

Five Impacts of the New York Same-Sex Marriage Vote

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/06/5-Impacts-of-the-New-York-Same-Sex-Marriage-Vote?utm_source=strategicmktg&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

 

and...

 

Same-Sex Marriage and the Threat to Religious Liberty

http://s3.amazonaws.com/thf_media/2008/pdf/bg2201.pdf

 

and...

 

Winning DOMA on the Merits of Marriage

http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2011/pdf/wm3244.pdf

 

and...

 

Same-Sex Spin

What Americans Really Believe About Marriage

http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/17370

 

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"Researchers point to certain lifestyle behaviors as a possible explanation for the difference."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110627183946.htm

 

[Gotta be the  Saturday   thing.   No doubt about it.]

 

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"... the sentence given to [him] means he could be released from jail in as little as nine months."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007624/Paedophile-file-22-dead-baby-pictures-reached-new-level-depravity.html

 

[In what, dog time?]

 

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"Ryder didn't know their trucks were being used for this. Penske didn't know their trucks were being used for this purpose either."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=315189

 

[Hmm, I wonder how  those   trucks   might  be  used  now.]

 

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"[Obama] travel[led] to Camp David in western Maryland [last] Friday afternoon..."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2011/07/01/obama_takes_a_break_at_camp_david/

 

[Why? Camp David has only one golf hole, and that only a Par 3.]

 

[BTW, I actually know this, and if you check the “links” in the next two sentences (yes, pun intended), you will too. I live, literally, about ten miles from Camp David.  I drive almost right by it on my way to and from work when I take Foxville Road through the National Park (Catoctin Mountain) that surrounds Camp David.]

 

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’Atheism is Patriotic’

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/atheists-to-fly-july-4-airplane-banners-in-27-states-god-less-america-atheism-is-patriotic/

 

[Thank goodness for a refreshing voice of  reason  and  studied   knowledge.]

 

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"... for some unknown reason the photographer decided to ditch the original photos and go for a doctored picture instead."

http://www.news.com.au/technology/huili-county-government-officials-star-in-worlds-worst-photoshopped-picture/story-e6frfro0-1226084580923

 

[Hmm... I can't quite put my finger on it but I think I've seen  this   story  before.]

 

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"Mainline Protestants... seemed delighted by the festival..."

http://www.economist.com/node/18898389?story_id=18898389

 

[Not surprising.   Mainline   protestants  a re – now – among the rare few thinking groups within the Christian  pantheon  of  theological  anti  -  truth.]

 

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North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/29/north-korea-to-chair-un-disarmament-conference/

 

[And well they should, too.  Look, all those conservative lies about North Korea being evil and dangerous are easy to debunk.  The same is true of lies conservatives tell incessantly about the United Nations.  If you want to learn the truth about the U.N., help yourself to some of the following – from just the last couple of years.  For several hundred more, dating back at least a decade, feel free to write (via the Contact page) and ask for them.]

 

UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/un-to-appoint-earth-contact-for-aliens/story-e6frfku0-1225929498742


Further reasons why the UN is a useless organization - as if you needed any

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/05/further_reasons_why_the_un_is.html

 

Eye On The U.N.

http://www.eyeontheun.org/


UN Insanity

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/11/12/un-insanity/print/


Deadbeats of the World, Unite!

http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/deadbeats-of-the-world-unite/?print=1

 

Sixty-Five Years of Circling the Drain: Happy Birthday, UN!

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/sixty-five-years-of-circling-the-drain-happy-birthday-un/?print=1

 

UN 1982 : World To End Before The Year 2000

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/un-1982-world-to-end-before-the-year-2000/


UN : Entire Nations To Be Drowned Before The Year 2000

https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/01/10/un-entire-nations-to-be-drowned-before-the-year-2000/


Iran, North Korea, Cuba teach U.S. human rights

America told to ensure food supplies, stop 'natural disasters' in poor nations

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=232177

 

Three of ‘World’s Worst’ Regimes Sit on U.N. Human Rights Council

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/trio-world-s-worst-regimes-sit-un-human


Despite US Engagement, UN Rights Council Membership Isn’t Improving Significantly

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/despite-us-engagement-un-rights-council


Statistics Show Women Fare Badly in Muslim Countries, but U.N. Official Says Critics Are

Stereotyping’ Islam

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/statistics-show-women-do-fare-badly-unde

 

U.N. fails to act after Iran caught 'red-handed'
Massive weapons shipment in full violation of multiple binding resolutions

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115441

Stealth Jihad within the Corridors of Power at the UN Human Rights Council

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/stealth-jihad-within-the-corridors-of-power-at-the-un-human-rights-council.html


The camel’s nose called ‘evangelism’

http://www.getreligion.org/?p=29260

 

The U.N.’s War on Israel

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/10/13/punishing-israel%e2%80%99s-staunchest-ally/print/

 

U.N. Human Rights Council Retaining Its Bias Against Israel

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/un-human-rights-council-retaining-its-bi


Israel and UNESCO

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/11/israel_and_unesco.html


UN Circulating Document Alleging Israelis ‘Harvesting Human Organs’

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/un-circulating-document-alleging-israelis-harvesting-human-organs/?print=1

 

UN chief to Peres: I will not retract the Goldstone Report

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/un-chief-to-peres-i-will-not-retract-the-goldstone-report-1.354920


Righteous smackdown of UN Human Rights Council's anti-Israel, pro-jihad bias

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/11/righteous-smackdown-of-un-human-rights-councils-anti-israel-pro-jihad-bias.html


U.N. judge jailed 13-year-old for protesting apartheid
Author of report condemning Israel ruled against teenage Mandela backers

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=116873

Leading U.N. Critic Sees Political Agenda Behind U.N.’s Decision to Bar Her

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/57461


United Nations Names Iran to Commission on the Status of Women

http://reason.com/blog/2010/04/30/united-nations-names-iran-to-c/print


U.N. Body Condemns Israel’s Treatment of Palestinian Women, but Ignores Plight of Women in Iran and Libya

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/un-commission-women-condemns-israel-s-tr#


Betraying Iranian Women

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/05/18/betraying-iranian-women/print/


UN and U.S. Double Standards: Egypt vs. Iran

http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/un-and-u-s-double-standards-egypt-vs-iran/?print=1


At Human Rights Council, ‘Regime’ Not Allowed, But ‘A State Built on Hatred’ Is Okay

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/67405

 

Majority of U.N. Member States Remained Seated As Ahmadinejad Accused U.S. of Orchestrating 9/11

A U.N. Web cast of the speech showed a number of delegates clapping after Ahmadinejad ended his speech, with some holding up cameras and taking photographs.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/75754

 

U.N. Leader Skips Opportunity to Reproach China on Human Rights

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/un-leader-skips-opportunity-reproach-chi


United Nations Accused of Censoring Criticism of China at Internet Event

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/57228


A U.N. Appointment Exposed

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/01/28/a-un-appointment-exposed/print/

 

U.N.: Elected Christian leader must be ousted for Muslim

World body sides with defeated challenger against nation's own constitutional process

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=281661

 

Expert: U.N. Resolutions Would Create 'Global Blasphemy Law'

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20091022/expert-u-n-resolution-would-create-global-blasphemy-law/index.html


U.S. Pulls Out of Latest United Nations ‘Racism’ Conference

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/us-pulls-out-latest-united-nations-racis


U.N.-Sponsored Report on Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak Points to U.N. Itself as Culprit

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/05/05/sponsored-report-haitis-cholera-outbreak-points-culprit/?test=latestnews


Budget-Cutting Process Reveals U.S. Overpaid UN by Millions for Its Share of Peacekeeping Expenses

tp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/15/budget-cutting-process-reveals-overpaid-millions-share-peacekeeping-expenses/


Oops! Reducing CO2 won’t stop global warming after all, says U.N.

http://orangepunch.ocregister.com/2011/02/24/oops-reducing-co2-wont-stop-global-warming-after-all-says-u-n/41657/


U.N. Environmental Extortion

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/un_environmental_extortion.html


Waldheim's Monster:

United Nations' Ecofascist Programme

http://www.ecofascism.com/article18.html


Climategate: ‘Hello,’ the UN Secretary General Lied (Thomas Friedman, Too)

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/climategate-hello-the-un-secretary-general-lied-thomas-friedman-too/?print=1


UN Security Stops Journalist’s Questions About ClimateGate

http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/11/un-security-stops-journalists-questions-about-climategate/


Document Reveals U.N.'s Goal of Becoming Rule-Maker in Global Environmental Talks

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,577827,00.html


Those Who Live in Glass Houses

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/those_who_live_in_glass_houses.html

 

UN bans skeptical journalist from Cancun Climate Change Conference

http://noteviljustwrong.com/blog/general/510

 

UN Chief Hopes That Japan Will Continue To Live Without Electricity

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/un-chief-hopes-that-japan-will-continue-to-live-without-electricity/

 

Eritrea to U.N.: Take This Aid And Shove It

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/30/eritrea-aid-shove/#


Iran, Syria Benefit From U.N. Nuclear Assistance Program, Which the State Dep’t Insists on Funding in Full

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/iran-syria-benefit-un-nuclear-assistance#


As Ban Ki-moon Calls for Belt-Tightening, Confidential Documents Show He’s Been On a Hiring Binge

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/03/21/ban-ki-moon-expands-secretariat-despite-belt-tightening-warnings-managers/


Brits refuse to fund some UN agencies

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/brits_refuse_to_fund_some_un_a.html

 

U.N. Narcotics Board Drops World’s No. 1 Cocaine Producer From Watch List

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/un-narcotics-board-drops-world-s-no-1-co#


U.N. Auditors are Under-Qualified, Overstretched, Say Inspectors

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/14/auditors-qualified-stretched-say-inspectors/?test=latestnews#


Suspected War Criminal Lands Job at United Nations

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/21/suspected-war-criminal-lands-job-united-nations/?test=latestnews


U.N. Security Council Deadlocked Over Blaming N. Korea for Attack on South

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/un-security-council-deadlocked-over-blam


Obama’s Romance with the U.N.

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/12/15/obama%e2%80%99s-romance-with-the-u-n/print/


U.S. Hails ‘Success’ at Human Rights Council After 29 Percent of U.N. Members Criticize Iran

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/67821


U.S. troops' continental insignia bears U.N. colors
Indicates advancement of plan to integrate North America

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115275


U.N. Secretary General Eyes New Aid, Better PR Campaign, for North Korea

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/11/24/secretary-general-eyes-new-aid-north-korea/


Rangel Should Have Worked for the UN

http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/rangel-should-have-worked-for-the-un/?print=1


Sex Toys on Display at the World Youth Conference

http://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1692/pub_detail.asp


They're doing it: U.N. makes its move into your school

Program already operating in hundreds of U.S. locations

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=189413

 

U.S. Taxpayers to Subsidize New U.N. Agency Promoting Abortion

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/69368


U.N. Report on Maternal Deaths Disregards Optimistic New Statistics

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/68013


'Reproductive rights' missing from U.N. treaties?

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=1008540


U.N.'s Ballooning $732 Million Haiti Peacekeeping Budget Goes Mostly to Its Own Personnel

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/20/uns-massive-haiti-budget-goes-staff/


LaBarbera: UNAIDS has 'backwards' thinking

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=939436


Sticker Shock: Experts Say World Food Program's Afghan Relief Effort Overpriced

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,584990,00.html?test=latestnews


Susan Rice: Another Do-Little Obama Appointee

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/02/susan_rice_another_dolittle_ob.html


U.S. Ignored U.N. Aid Agency's Fraud and Mismanagement

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582784,00.html?test=latestnews

Swine-flu bribe fever!
U.N.'s H1N1 scientists linked to companies making vaccine

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=118262

 

UN Agenda 21 - Coming to a Neighborhood near You

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/10/un_agenda_21_coming_to_a_neigh.html


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PETA, Libyan Not-A-War [2], Budget Debate [10], Hollywood [4], Government Schools [4], Roman Catholicism [3] & Religious Posers

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Coolest pics of the century.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/digitaltrends/20110622/tc_digitaltrends/lytrothecamerathatcouldchangephotographyforever/print

 

I'm not kidding.

 

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Some people thought these pics were cool too.

 

http://www.kcra.com/irresistible/28346475/detail.html

 

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Kinda funny vids

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/blog/from_the_marbles/post/Video-Two-cycles-dance-in-the-funniest-wreck-of?urn=nascar-wp2122

 

and...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-20073763-10391705.html?tag=cbsnewsSectionContent.12

 

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Very cool vid.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/bionic-dog-prosthetic-paws-video_n_882448.html

 

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"We're a family friendly centre..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005874/Breast-best-Hundreds-nursing-mothers-surprise-shoppers-awareness-flashmob.html

 

[Boy, I'll say.]

 

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Speaking of family stuff...

 

"Chelsea Lightfoot scrunched up her nose at the thought."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110622/ap_on_fe_st/us_fried_kool_aid

 

[Poor Kool-Aid, they're always getting the  bad rap.]

 

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"Maradona, popularly known as ‘El Diego’ and ‘El Pelusa’ (The Fuzz, due to his frizzy hair) to millions of sports fans, is reverently referred to within the church as D10S, a tetragrammaton resulting from mixing his playing number (10) with the Spanish word for God (Dios).

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/sports/2011/06/22/soccer-mad-church-worhips-diego-maradona-as-god/#ixzz1Q2bzIJE6

 

[I must have missed the stories in the news when he healed the sick and raised himself from the dead. Fortunately, though, these people were paying attention.]

 

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"... they can remember every painful or embarrassing incident in haunting detail."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005950/Remarkable-Americans-remember-day-lives.html

 

[I can't remember if that's what I have or if it's something else.]

 

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"... its cover has been blown and a human has detected [it] impersonating a dog and doing a fine job of it."

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/308182

 

[You probably won't believe what the "it" was.]

 

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"We don't have a dress code policy."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/crime/detail?entry_id=91446

 

[I thought we had a San Fran update here (it was published in the SF Chronicle, and the first reference in the story was from SF), but alas, it was in Florida instead.]

 

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"... just as the original 'Trek' series has endured in popularity, so has Berman’s business."

http://www.app.com/article/20110622/NJENT02/306220001/-1/UPDATE/-Star-Trek-beams-into-NJ-this-weekend-featuring-series-actors

 

[Do you think the Enterprise herself, complete with crew, will make a surprise crash landing entrance the convention?]


[If you “never surrendered” to watch that movie but you were (at least at one time in your life a Trekkie, or even a quasi-Trekkie) spend the next couple hours of your life  laughing your head off.]

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"So far, only 20 sheep at the farm... have been used for advertising."

http://www.theadvertiserseries.co.uk/news/9092425.Farmer_s_baa_rmy_advert_idea_is_stroke_of_genius/

 

[Has anyone told  PETA  yet?  This kind of rank  animal exploitation  just  has to stop.]

 

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"[Jon] Huntsman’s family gave nearly $25,000 to Reid last cycle"

http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/ralstons-flash/2011/jun/22/huntsmans-family-gave-nearly-25000-reid-last-cycle/

 

and...

 

[Reid] picks Huntsman

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/21/top-dem-picks-huntsman/

 

[Yeah, well, two peas in a pod....]

 

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Okey Dokey, time for the updates.

 

Libya Not-War Update:

 

The War That Wasn’t

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/22/the-war-that-wasn%e2%80%99t/print/

 

and...

 

Top U.S. admiral admits we are trying to kill Qaddafi

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/06/24/exclusive_top_us_admiral_admits_we_are_trying_to_kill_qaddafi

 

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Federal Budget Update:

 

Obama, Congress warned: National debt growing faster

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/06/obama-congress-warned-national-debt-growing-faster/1

 

and...

 

Morning Bell: Pictures of America’s Fiscal Nightmare

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/06/21/morning-bell-pictures-of-americas-fiscal-nightmare/

 

and...

 

WRAPUP 4-Democrats call for new spending in US debt deal

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/22/usa-debt-idUSN1E75L0GC20110622

 

and...

 

New Report Offers Grim or Grimmer Picture of Nation's Long-Term Debt

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/22/budget-gimmicks-may-be-trick-to-getting-debt-deal/

 

and...

 

CBO Releases Daunting Long-Term Outlook

http://www.nationaljournal.com/budget/cbo-releases-daunting-long-term-outlook-20110622

 

and...

 

Conservatives Pledge: No Debt-Limit Hike Without Permanent Limits on Taxing, Spending

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/conservatives-pledge-no-debt-limit-incre

 

and....

 

Credit Threats and Debt Ceiling Deadline Loom

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/22/debt-ceiling-brinksmanship/print/

 

and...

 

Bipartisan Debt Talks Grow More Contentious

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304657804576401592689113956.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsForth

 

and...

 

Tax Dispute Stalls Debt Talks

GOP Team Withdraws, Leaving Obama and Boehner to Negotiate a Final Deal .

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304569504576403522729881988.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

 

and...

 

A do-nothing Congress could solve deficit woes, CBO says

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/22/a-do-nothing-congress-could-solve-deficit-woes-cbo/

 

and...

 

Lawmakers grumble over lack of info on secret Biden debt-limit negotiations

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/168017-lawmakers-grumble-over-secret-biden-talks

 

and...

 

Our Wiley Coyote Moment Has Arrived

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/our_wiley_coyote_moment_has_arrived.html

 

and...

 

Why Obama is MIA in Deficit Talks

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/06/_normal_0_false_false.html

 

and...

 

The 'toxic vote' that could sweep GOP out of Congress for years

DeMint says if Repubs don't handle debt limit right, they're out in 2012

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=315129

 

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Hollywood Update:

 

Of Television and Same Sex Marriage

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/24/of-television-and-same-sex-marriage/print/

 

[See previous  Homosexual Marriage  updates for context.]

 

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Government Schools Update:

 

Parents see political slant in 3rd-grade textbook

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jun/22/parents-see-political-slant-in-3rd-grade-textbook/

 

[ Crybaby   conservatives.   Even if that was a bad book, it was  just   one.   At  just   one   school ! Despite what  conservative liars  say, there simply is no  government  or  media   textbook   conspiracy.]

 

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Roman Catholicism Update:

 

Mass[achusetts] marking gay pride is back on

http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-20/news/29680436_1_gay-pride-lesbian-congregation

 

[Classic conservative media distortions.  If you want to know the truth about the Roman Catholic "church," read some of the reliable (i.e. liberal) news sources below.]

 

Former Catholic theologian says much of the clergy is gay

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20101121-31317.html

 

Vatican Clarifies Support for Decriminalizing Homosexuality

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20081213/vatican-clarifies-support-for-decriminalizing-homosexuality.htm


Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9G1AMAG0&show_article=1


Pope 'led cover-up of child abuse by priests'

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23369148-details/Pope+%27led+cover-up+of+child+abuse+by+priests%27/article.do


Letters place Pope at centre of child abuse scandal

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7075981.ece


Vatican comes out of the closet and embraces Oscar

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0%2C%2C13509-2531949%2C00.html

 

The Bad Shepherd

Why Pope Benedict XVI may not be able to heal his church.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/235561/output/print

 

Wedding bells for gay bishop Pat Buckley

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/wedding-bells-for-gay-bishop-pat-buckley-14658986.html

 

We're all potential paedophiles, says archbishop who claims children are 'spontaneously gay'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1273774/Dadeus-Grings-Were-potential-paedophiles-says-archbishop.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


'Safer' not to defrock paedophile priests, says Catholic Church official

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/7597889/Safer-not-to-defrock-paedophile-priests-says-Catholic-Church-official.html


Pupils "sadistically tormented" at German monastery

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63B4X620100412?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&rpc=22&sp=true


Sex abuse 'endemic' in Catholic institutions

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/5356720/Sex-abuse-endemic-in-Catholic-institutions.html


Irish Catholic Church child abuse 'scandal on astonishing scale,' says new report

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Catholic-Church-child-abuse-scandal-on-astonishing-scale-says-new-report-74867547.html


More Than 500 Sex Abuse Claims Filed Against Jesuits

http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,579595,00.html

Vatican's top American has mixed record on sex abuse

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-05-15-catholic-scandal_N.htm


Former State Archbishop Admits He Returned Sexually Abusive Priests To Churches

Spokesman Says It's Nearly Impossibile To Know What Happened

http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/34354169.html

 

Vatican Official Defended Decision to Restore Priest

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/03/vatican-official-defends-decision-restore-priest/

 

Pope's Remarks on Condoms Sow Widespread Confusion

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/US-REL-Pope-Condoms/2010/11/24/id/378100

 

Military watchdog: Catholic Church silent at wrong time

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=1262498

 

On February 20, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) dissented from definitive Catholic teaching by endorsing homosexual marriage.

http://catholiccitizens.org/press/contentview.asp?c=13519


NC Council of Churches to be led by open homosexual

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=1262258

 

Pro-homosexuality foundation pours millions into Catholic and mainline Protestant dissident groups

http://methodistthinker.com/2011/04/08/pro-homosexuality-foundation-pours-millions-into-catholic-and-mainline-protestant-dissident-groups/


Catholic Campuses Promote Infamous 'Sexologist'

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=3256


Corrected: Catholic university hosts ‘queer week’ to promote equality of sexual ‘expressions’

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-university-hosts-queer-week-to-promote-equality-of-sexual-expressi

 

Support for 'gay' rights rising among Catholics

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Church/Default.aspx?id=1320132


Grand jury report: Archdiocese's policies on sex abuse by priests feeble and ineffective

http://articles.philly.com/2011-02-11/news/28350535_1_abuse-allegations-grand-jury-report-archdiocesan-priests


Vatican rejects resignations of Irish bishops over child sex abuse scandal

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/7940180/Vatican-rejects-resignations-of-Irish-bishops-over-child-sex-abuse-scandal.html

 

Sex abusing priests?  Blame it on Woodstock

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/05/sex_abusing_priests_blame_it_o.html


Mass exodus

http://www.worldmag.com/printer.cfm?id=17478


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"... the 'new' bible has been created by famed British philosopher A.C.Grayling, an avowed atheist..."

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/06/21/do-need-new-bible/?test=faces

 

[That's “bible” with a small “b,” in case you missed it.  See, also,  ASND's   previous   discussions  on atheism.]

 

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"I'm not shocked that pagans would united with pagans."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=314661

 

[Not surprising.  Neither were  JesusPaul  or  Peter]

 

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Government Schools (3), Libyan Not-A-War, Roman Catholicism (2), Weinergate (2), San Fran (2), Hollywood (3), Budget Debate (9), Homosexual Marriage (2), UFOs (3), Religious Pluralism (2) and The Apocalypse (2)

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Coolest Vids of the week.

 

http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/tv/America-s-Got-Talent/2116/2003150577/Week-3%2C-Night-1/videos?skipTo=1930&cmpid=FCST_hero_tv

 

and...

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/technology-video/8573298/Magician-creates-iPhone-illusion-show.html?utm_source=tmg&utm_medium=TD_8573298&utm_campaign=tech1506

 

and...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N87DEVdhgUU

 

[Those who know me (at least two or three of whom actually read ASND) will understand why that last vid is so funny.]

 

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Nice Pics:

http://www.budgettravel.com/slideshow/photos-12-most-beautiful-lakes,6010/

 

 

But what's wrong with these pictures?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002697/Little-Spinners-pole-dancing-classes-children-young-THREE.html

 

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"Pigs could grow human organs in stem cell breakthrough"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8584443/Pigs-could-grow-human-organs-in-stem-cell-breakthrough.html

 

and...

 

"U.S. soldier 're-grows leg' after pioneering injection of pig bladder hormone"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2005595/US-soldier-Isaias-Hernandez-grows-leg-pig-bladder-hormone-injection.html

 

[When pigs fly!]

 

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Speaking of soldiers growing things...

 

"... the director of an Army installation's substance-abuse program is on leave pending further action after his arrest on cocaine-distribution charges."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/21/army-anti-drug-leader-suspended-after-drug-charge-in-pennsylvania/?test=latestnews

 

[Ok, so this guy wasn't actually "growing" anything except his side business. You wanna try doing the segues next time?]

 

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And speaking of soldiers (in this case Generals) with brain damage...

 

Shock: Dept. of Defense Vindicates Fort Hood Killer

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/shock-dept-of-defense-vindicates-fort-hood-killer/?print=1

 

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"Last year, about 5,000 members were removed from the site after they had appeared to put on weight during the Christmas period."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jun/20/dating-website-beautiful-people-members

 

[Yeah, pity, those poor slugs.  You probably already know that I'm still a member, though.]

 

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"There's your problem -- a flying deer."

http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USTRE75G6J520110617

 

[I KNEW it!  It HAD to be a flying deer.]

 

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"We're happy they find it beautiful enough to copy."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-06-18-china-austria-village-copy_n.htm?csp=YahooModule_News

 

[When did China ever not copy everything they ever made (except the abacus)?]

 

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"No colleagues knew my mission... Some were even screaming in fear"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8572485/Worker-storms-office-dressed-as-Iron-Man.html

 

[That was only when he flew away.]

 

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"Denise Thompson arrived home Sunday to a bizarre scene — her front lawn scraped away, with no explanation to be found."

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Mystery+missing+Edmonton+lawn+solved/4946039/story.html

 

[She should have been grateful it was a sod crew rather than a wrecking crew.]

 

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"... Crystal has had a change of heart."

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/06/14/hef-left-at-altar-fiance-crystal-harris-says-no-way-to-wedding/?test=faces

 

[I cried like a baby when I heard it.]

 

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Ok, ready for the Update sections? Here we go...

 

Government Schools Update:

 

".. the [school] district said you have to administer this survey."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/15/school-surveys-7th-graders-on-oral-sex/?test=latestnews

 

and...

 

"... any disciplinary "alternative" that puts "respect" for miscreants on par with justice for victims warps the very concept of justice."

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_latest_education_fad_inverts_justice.html

 

and...

 

"Overall... 12 percent of high school seniors demonstrated proficiency on the National Assessment of Educational Progress."

http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-15/news/29661705_1_eighth-grade-scores-partial-mastery-three-achievement-levels

 

[When will you conservatives get it?  The only way to stop the madness is to keep funding it!]

 

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Libyan Not-A-War Update:

 

Actually, we haven't covered the Libyan not-a-war to date, but it seems likely we will again – perhaps often.

 

"Pelosi [and the rest of her party]: Obama Doesn't Need Congressional Authorization for Libya Action"

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/pelosi-obama-did-not-and-does-not-need-c

 

 

Well, maybe not  ALL  the rest of her party.

 

 

BTW, speaking of Nancy Pelosi's  fellow travellers...

 

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Likens Islamic Radicals to 'Christian Militants' in U.S.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/democrats-compare-islamic-radicals-white

 

and...

 

Democrat: We Need 'Analysis of How Christian Militants … Might Bring Down Country’

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/analysis-how-christian-militants-might-b

 

 

And while we're still on the topic of (in this case religious) confusion...

 

"... parishioners at a Southern California Catholic church are praying to the patron saint of lost causes and missing objects..."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/14/nearly-800-year-old-religious-relic-stolen-from-calif-church/

 

[Hey,  whatever works.]

 

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Weinergate Update (we sincerely hope the last)

 

Weinerforpresident.com is already taken!

http://thehill.com/capital-living/in-the-know/166753-weinerforpresidentcom-is-already-taken-

 

and...

 

A Liberal defends Weiner

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/06/a_liberal_defends_weiner.html

 

and...

 

Bimbo Feminism

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/bimbo_feminism.html

 

and...

 

Loose Pics Sink Ships

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/loose_pics_sink_ships.html

 

and...

 

The Honor of Leftists and Conservatives

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/the_honor_of_leftists_and.html

 

and...

 

Why Is Weiner’s Muslim Brotherhood Wife Not Resigning?

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/06/17/why-is-weiners-muslim-brotherhood-wife-not-resigning/print/

 

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San Fran Update:

 

Arab Spring protest in S.F.: unexpected twist ending

http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2011/06/16/arab-spring-protest-in-s-f-unexpected-twist-ending/?print=1

 

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Hollywood Update:

 

SHOCK????  Hollywood's Liberal Bias Outed in Hollywood Reporter

http://www.movieguide.org/articles/main/shock-hollywoods-liberal-bias-outed-in-hollywood-reporter.html

 

and...

 

"Justin Timberlake tells Playboy he 'absolutely' smokes pot: 'Some people are just better high'"

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/06/14/2011-06-14_justin_timberlake_tells_playboy_he_absolutely_smokes_pot_some_people_are_just_be.html

 

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Federal Budget Update:

 

US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43378973

 

and...

 

US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43378973

 

and...

 

The American Experiment Is Failing

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-american-experiment-is-failing/?print=1

 

and...

 

The Insolvency Index

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/new_key_number_the_solvency_index.html

 

and...

 

Risk of U.S. credit rating downgrade increased: S&P

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/risk-u-credit-rating-downgrade-increased-p-095220913.html

 

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Same Sex Marriage Update:

 

"You can't teach something that you don't have, so two men will never be able to show a woman how to be a woman'"

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/david-tyree-gay-marriage-will-lead-to-anarchy-20110616-ncx

 

[You know what thinking people say about conservatives,  ignorance  is  bliss.]

 

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Last but not least (it's been a while on this one), a UFO Update:

 

"Pentagon dreams of Star Trek interstellar travel"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110616/ap_on_sc/us_sci_starship_study;_ylt=AkXegO_3ZubPQ0TxNNhXRMms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFlaDVlZnJqBHBvcwMxMTEEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl9zY2llbmNlBHNsawNwZW50YWdvbmRyZWE-

 

[Finally, some money  well   spent  at the Pentagon.]

 

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"The Wild Goose Festival... is an attempt to re-imagine Christianity for the 21st century under a bigger, wider more inclusive tent."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-06-17-wild-goose-christian-festival_n.htm

 

[ That   was   easy.   Why do conservatives always try to make everything so  hard?]

 

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"The moon exhibit[ed] a deep orange glow as the Earth cast its shadow in a total lunar eclipse... before dawn Thursday June 16, 2011."

http://xfinity.comcast.net/slideshow/news-totallunareclipse/1/?cid=hero_media

 

[Uhm, awwwwkwaaaard.]

 

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San Francisco, Addictions, Born Again Christians, Obama & World Peace, Global Warming (12), Government Schools (2), Usama bin Laden (3), Hollywood (2), Budget Debate (8), Weinergate, Organic Food, Theodicy, Religious Pluralism & Theistic Evolutionism

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

Grab a chair and a thermos full of coffe, folks. This is going to take you a while.

 

 

Coolest & funniest vids of the week.

 

http://video.yahoo.com/editorspicks-12135647/featured-24306389/the-arctic-light-25412815.html#crsl=%252Feditorspicks-12135647%252Ffeatured-24306389%252Fthe-arctic-light-25412815.html

 

[Notice how the exposure station (i.e. the camera location) changes slowly over extended time in most of those clips. Very, very cool.]

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvxNgdFeWqM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIEeiDjdUuU

 

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Coolest pics of the week.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1393379/King-Penguin-colony-South-Georgia-Stunning-pictures-worlds-largest-cr-che.html

 

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"Marion Cotillard... tries to make eye contact with men"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2001762/Marion-Cotillard-wears-breasts-forehead-Funny-Or-Die-spoof.html

 

[And we think they don't understand us.  What fools we are.]

 

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"She speculates that men, who didn’t take half the population into account, designed the stairs."

 

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/09/glass-staircase-not-dress-friendly/?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1

 

[Ms. Lynch, spend some time watching the previous video and see if you don't realize that, in fact, the men who designed that staircase knew EXACTLY what they were doing.]

 

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"The argument began regarding her boyfriend spending time in the public community restroom around a woman who was nude..."

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/may/22/immokalee-woman-stabs-boyfriend-twice-over-his-tim/?partner=popular

 

[You know, if they ever stop domestic violence, I won't have much to share on ASND posts.]

 

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"We would have hoped those backing the anti-circumcision effort in San Francisco would know better than to use this type of anti-Semitic imagery to advance their cause."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/04/2011-06-04_jewish_groups_blast_foreskin_man_comic_books_overly_antisemitic_images_on_circum.html

 

[Poor   San   Francisco.   Conservatives are always giving San Fran an  undeserved   bad   rap.]

 

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"If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs."

http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/babiespregnancy/babies/article/995112--parents-keep-child-s-gender-secret

 

[Unless you happen to live in San Francisco.]

 

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"The world's strangest addictions"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2001807/The-worlds-strangest-addictions-Meet-man-eats-glass-mother-sleep-hairdryer.html

 

You know what, I can think of several others that are at least as strange as those.

 

"Girl gets boob job voucher for her SEVENTH birthday from surgery-addicted mother dubbed The Human Barbie"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2000871/Human-Barbie-Sarah-Burge-gives-daughter-boob-job-voucher-seventh-birthday.html

 

and...

 

"When we opened, Tony was just bombarded [with orders]..."

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/06/02/sparkys-sells-out-cicada-ice-cream-noon/

 

and...

 

"World's most pierced woman gets married to balding civil servant"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8564772/Worlds-most-pierced-woman-gets-married-to-balding-civil-servant.html

 

and...

 

"The 39-year-old woman was not badly hurt, and the administration of [the] Cemetery declined to press charges..."

http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/06/woman_injured_by_rolling_grave.html

 

and...

 

"… the court was more inclined to believe testimony of the sober sheep farmer and convicted the 50-year-old of animal cruelty."

http://www.thelocal.se/34274/20110610/

 

[That reminds me of the old Wyoming joke...

 

Wyoming: Where the men are men and the sheep are afraid.]

 

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"... you can simultaneously transmit up to 400 million telephone calls per second."

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20110524-35209.html

 

[How much will it cost me per month?]

 

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"The moose eventually escaped into a nearby park ..."

http://www.news.com.au/weird-true-freaky/moose-barges-into-swedish-retirement-home/story-e6frflri-1226072782779

 

[If you've never seen an adult male moose up close (which this one wasn't; it was female), trust me on this -- you don't want to. Those things are WAY bigger than you think. ]

 

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Titanic II sinks on maiden voyage

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3621672/Titanic-II-sinks-on-maiden-voyage.html

 

[As long as they don't make a movie about it, I'm ok with it.]

 

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"I told John I'm going to drop another credit card in the ocean and he has 25 years to find it."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/hey-pal-i-found-your-credit-card-beneath-1502550.html

 

[He won't have another 25 years, Bud. Don't you know that  Harold   Camping  says the end of the world is really October 21st?]

 

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Speaking of finding money...

 

"Chicago-area man returns bag with $17K in cash"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110609/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_found_riches_returned

 

[Waddya mean he "returned" that money? I never even got so much as a phone call from him.]

 

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"Study suggests 'born-again' believers have smaller brains"

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-05-25-brain24_ST_N.htm?csp=hf

 

[Well, if we're talking about Camping and his minions, or these people...

 

"Bethel's members purport to have the ability to bring the dead back to life."

http://www.qt.com.au/story/2011/05/21/cancer-cure-course-supernatural-springfield/

 

... or these people...

 

"... in living room Bible studies across North America... lovely Christian people, with no training whatsoever, drink decaf, eat brownies and ask each other, ‘What does this text mean to you?'  Not only do they get the interpretation wrong, but very often end up quoting verses that really aren’t there.'"

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/05/thats-not-in-the-bible/?hpt=hp_c1

 

... or this lady...

 

"Moe... was happy to embrace the contradiction."

http://zeek.forward.com/articles/117272/

 

..., I guess I'm on board with that.]

 

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Rare Disorder Makes N.J. Woman Fall Asleep When She Laughs

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/25/rare-disorder-makes-nj-woman-fall-asleep-laughs/?test=latestnews

 

[I almost put this one in the Addictions category above, until I woke up.]

 

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"Paper on top of paper on top of paper. It's horror movie bad. Call my mom bad."

http://www.kplctv.com/story/14565547/im-afraid-of-my-paycheck-the-most-feared-workplace-phobias

 

[In my case, nothing is “call my Mom bad.”]

 

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"Dead ants found in cookie-eating girl's ears"

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aLIV&ID=201105200012

 

[Yeah, that's where I usually keep mine too. What's the big deal?]

 

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"I felt like it was going to explode from my foot"

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/25/man-turns-human-balloon-falling-air-hose/?test=latestnews

 

[And he thought driving a truck was a low-pressure job.]

 

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"Before I knew it, it turned into an airplane in the basement."

http://www.wgal.com/r/28028502/detail.html

 

[I wonder if he can sell his house now as a dual-purpose residence / airplane hangar.]

 

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"... guests there heard a man yelling during a phone conversation that there was a warrant for his arrest and called police."

http://www.wbaltv.com/r/28084334/detail.html

 

[Ok, who wants to bet this guy was wanted for drug possession?

All together now, "That's why they call it DOPE!"]

 

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"... [a] small difference in anatomy may have saved his life..."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/college-student-dares-girlfriend-to-shoot-him-she-1509281.html

 

[No, it's not what you're thinking. It's worse.]

 

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"... while en route to the jail, Lee complained about the heat in the back of the police car."

http://www.fox41.com/story/14776591/police-parents-leave-child-in-hot-car-during-strip-club-visit

 

[I wish that guy had dared me to shoot him in the face with a shotgun. I could have used the target practice.]

 

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"Neighbours say he was an obstinate old man who rarely attended residents’ meetings or social events.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391522/Pensioner-hides-wifes-body-freezer-10-years-committing-suicide-Sun-City-Center-Allan-Dunn.html

 

[Hey, most people say that about me too, but no one's ever caught me with a dead body laying around my house. Nor will they unless the guy in the previous story drops by for a beer.  Or maybe the guy in the next story.]

 

"Eichner approached the woman with his swim noodle full of water and dumped the water on her as she was sitting on her towel. He then punched her in the cheek."

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/may/20/man-accused-attacking-woman-swim-noodle-over-water/

 

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"Peter Fonda encourages his grandchildren to take up arms against President Barack Obama"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/8528327/Cannes-2011-Peter-Fonda-encourages-his-grandchildren-to-take-up-arms-against-President-Barack-Obama.html

 

[Remember, Peter (& Jane) is a peace activist(s), just  like   Barack   Obama.]

 

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"A woman in Phoenix [gave] birth to a [healthy] baby boy that had been growing outside of her uterus -- in her abdomen."

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/offbeat/expecting-mom-carries-fetus-in-abdomen-5-23-2011

 

[I sure wish they'd tell us how she managed to do that.]

 

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"Employees at SkyCity Casino were spraying themselves with insect repellent and wearing pet flea collars around their ankles to ward off fleas..."

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/offbeat/new-zealand-casino-staff-forced-to-wear-flea-collars-to-keep-blood-suckers-at-bay-ncxdc-052411

 

[Makes you really want to spend time in casinos, huh?]

 

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"15 percent of [British[] respondents admitted to serving 'floor pie'..., and 10 percent knowingly made a feast for guests using off-food or goods well past their sell-by date."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110610/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_britain_food_floorpie;_ylt=AnGzbKAbZvERdUEG3BaGB7HuOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTNxbGRhMTJuBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNjEwL291a29lX3VrX2JyaXRhaW5fZm9vZF9mbG9vcnBpZQRjY29kZQNvZmZwemYzMHRvcDUwMHBvb2wEY3BvcwM3BHBvcwM3BHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcmllcwRzbGsDd2FybmluZ2Rpbm5l

 

[Good for them Brits. There is such a thing as a five second (minute) rule, you know.

 

Hey, you can believe me or not on this, but I promise you it's true. I came home from a BBQ party this very evening, opened the tailgate of my (wife's) Honda and listened to my gallon jar of jalapeños break into pieces on the garage floor (my last bottle of Smoked Tabasco stayed in the car,though, thank God). 

 

I immediately tried to salvage the precious peppers into another container -- for MY OWN floor pie -- until I noticed tiny shards of glass on some of the ones I had already lifted into the Tupperware bowl.  I almost cried when I realized the only option I had was to throw them all away.]

 

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"...one of the officers shot it twice in the head before realizing something was up..."

http://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/missouri/article_26d20714-c96e-588e-b27c-5f3d77325910.html

 

[St. Louis' finest, no doubt.]

 

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OK, who's ready for a global warming Update?

 

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_18215341#ixzz1Obe6XG4U

 

Then there was this one...

 

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2011/06/10/20110610Kansas-Wichita-temperature-spike-freaky.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

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While we're doing updates, how 'bout a Government Schools Update?

 

How a Teachers’ Rally Made Me Anti-Education

 

and...

 

"Almost certainly, the chief culprit in the gradual stupefaction of the citizenry is the public school"

 

and...

 

Want Better Math Teachers? Then Train Them Better

 

and...

 

"Bill Gates... says schools should rebuild their budgets 'based on excellence,' and not just seniorityand degrees.

 

and...

 

Inner-city education fails without the church

 

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Not wanting to leave bin Laden out of the Update bin...

 

http://abcnews.go.com/International/video/spotting-bin-laden-bizarre-places-13734246

 

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And what would an ASND update session be without a Hollywood Update?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcS_1u2SRX8

 

and...

 

"TV Executives Admit in Taped Interviews That Hollywood Pushes a Liberal Agenda"

 

and...

 

"Hollywood Hates Conservatives"

 

and...

 

"Exposing the Hollywood ‘Clique’ "

 

and...

 

"Director Admits He Withheld Key Evidence From Final Cut of Oscar-Nominated Documentary"

 

and...

 

Viacom’s Endless Violations

 

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Finally -- at least as far as thematic updates go -- here are this week's submissions on the congressional budget debate.

 

The Budget: How We Got Here

 

and...

 

Scheduling a Crisis

 

and...

 

US Worse Off Financially Than Euro Nations: Walker

 

and...

 

How we would cut America’s debt

 

and...

 

Ten Myths of Ryan’s House Budget Plan

 

and...

 

CANADA’S REVERSED FISCAL CRISIS

 

and...

 

Budget theater

 

and...

 

Debt ceiling duel

 

and...

 

Freshman Republicans leave meeting with Timothy Geithner frustrated

 

and...

 

Mobius Says Financial Crisis ‘Around The Corner’

 

and...

 

150 Economists Back US Republicans in Debt Fight

 

and...

 

House Rejects Bill to Raise Debt Limit

 

and...

 

Crowding Out

 

and...

 

Moral Questions Surround Federal Budget Debate

 

and...

 

The Hidden Cost of the U.S. National Debt

 

and...

 

China Has Divested 97 Percent of Its Holdings in U.S. Treasury Bills

 

and...

 

US credit rating under threat over national debt, Moody's warns

 

and...

 

Operation Saving Congressman Ryan

 

and...

 

U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

 

and...

 

Bernanke: We 'urgently' need to fix the debt problem

 

and...

 

U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

 

and...

 

China ratings house says US defaulting: report

 

and...

 

Washington Keeps Fighting Over Taxes as Deadline to Raise Debt Limit Looms

 

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Regarding the the most covered story in this week's news, here's what you didn't see published in the mainstream media.

 

Weiner's Choice

 

and...

 

Weiner takes the 'I'm sick, not a degenerate' line

 

and...

 

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

 

and...

 

Weiner’s Constituents Want Him to Remain

 

and...

 

Democrats very late to board the Weiner resignation bandwagon

 

and...

 

Hey Democrats: Why Does Weiner Have To Go, but Bill Clinton Didn’t?

 

and...

 

Top Democratic Women Dodge Tough Call on Weiner

 

and...

 

Morally-Schizoid Liberal Women and Their Weiner Husbands

 

and...

 

Why the Hypocrisy Defense is political suicide for liberalism

 

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"About 2 percent of those who start [Internet] discussion threads [on blogs and social media] attract about 50 percent of the replies..."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110610131904.htm

 

[ In the inimitable words of the world-famous philosopher Shrek, "That explains a lot."

 

Actually, it doesn't explain WHY hardly anyone ever responds to my "discussion threads," posted either here or on ASND (and yes, anyone desiring to respond to items published on ASND can do so using the Contact menu, above). That explanation, though, has always been obvious: hardly anyone ever wants to examine ALL the available evidence about their own opinions (which, btw, at least among my Faceplant "friends," includes several scientists, engineers and attorneys).

 

What this study does is confirm in the aggregate what my Faceplant and ASND datapoints have revealed for years. Either feed people what doesn't actually challenge them (mindless, meaningless, noncontroversial drivel) or they won't pay any attention at all.

 

Ecc 1:9. ]

 

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"We will be less reliant on the spoken word and more on visual storytelling."

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2011/05/mark-burnett-to-produce-the-bible/1

 

[See my comments just above, again.]

 

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"... the rabbi of the synagogue... announced no one should pray outside the main synagogue."

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/family-man-burned-after-prayer-group-dispute-20110523

 

[And if the "faithful" congregants had just done what they were told, no one would have gotten hurt.]

 

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“'I'm a Marxist,' Dalai Lama tells Chinese students”

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/Religion/post/2011/06/dalai-lama-china-marx-communism/1

 

[And they were what, surprised?]

 

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"One German organic farm has killed twice as many people as the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Gulf Oil spill combined."

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/017016.html

 

[Yet another example of patently false, blatant lies from willfully ignorant, greedy conservatives with nothing better to do than lie about what you should eat. If you want to read the truth about organic farming, help yourself to the list below.]

 

Localizing Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Doesn't Necessarily Solve Environmental, Health Issues, Study Suggests

 

Organic food does not have greater nutritional value than conventionally grown food, a major University of Sydney study has found.

 

Organic food neither healthier nor tastier, watchdog finds

 

Orthorexia: Can Healthy Eating Be Labeled a Disorder?

 

Organic Vs. Conventional Farming: No Clear Answers from Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Counts

 

Organic Onions, Carrots and Potatoes Do Not Have Higher Levels of Healthful Antioxidants, Study Finds

 

Organic Farming Good for Wildlife? It Depends on the Alternative...

 

Organic Farming Shows Limited Benefit to Wildlife, Researchers in UK Find

 

No Substantial Quality Difference Between Organically and Conventionally Produced Eggs, Study Finds

 

Organic Pesticides Not Always 'Greener' Choice, Study Finds

 

Heart Patients Using Herbal Remedies May Be at Heightened Risk of Dangerous Drug Interactions

 

More Effort Needed to Crack Down on 'Secret Remedies', Expert Argues

 

Organic label makes foods seem tastier, more healthful

 

"Science sense" list trashes celebrity health tips

 

The World's Greenest Milk Cow: Family Farmed and not Organic

 

The oil that saved your ungrateful life

 

Lead Levels Jump for Some Herb Users

 

Experts: Placebo Power Behind Many Natural Cures

 

GMOs and Science: What have we learned?

 

Between Famine and Politics, Zambians Starve

 

http://www.isitorganic.ca/video_promotion_of_is_it_organic

 

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“A Real Act of God in Joplin, Missouri”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/a_real_act_of_god_in_joplin_mi.html

 

['Tis a pity (actually, a cryin' shame) that, even among this country's most erudite, educated and edifying people, a persistent unwillingness to  carefully  and  thoroughly   study  that which they call "God" is excruciatingly evident.]

 

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"Jesus: A Prophet of Islam"

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/muslim-group-offends-some-christians-jes

 

[Exactly!  Why can't conservatives (including those small-minded "born again" Christians we discussed above) comprehend the simple truth that  all   religious   roads   lead  to the same Summit of the universe, which Summit we call God?]

 

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"The hermeneutics behind theistic evolution are a Trojan horse that, once inside our gates, must cause the entire fortress of Christian belief to fall."

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/article_print.html?id=92509

 

[Nonsense.  A perusal of the evidence both biblical and scientific -- will reveal, once again, that small-brained Christian conservatives are simply hiding their heads in the proverbial sands of time, making themselves, once again, irrelevant anachronisms. Some of the evidence of which I speak is provided below.]

 

Is Theistic Evolution possible?

 

IS DARWINISM ATHEISTIC?

 

No God-of-the-Gaps Allowed: Francis Collins and Theistic Evolution

 

Review of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins

 

CREATION: FULL OF BAD DESIGN AND POINTLESS WASTE?

 

Designed by Chance? Why the Pope is Wrong about Theistic Evolution

 

The Search For The Historical Adam

 

Chromosome 2: The Best Evidence for Human Evolution?

 

Horizontal Gene Transfer Masquerades as Common Ancestry

 

Orangutan Genetic Diversity Sheds Light on Humanity’s Origin

 

The Functional Significance of Gene Location: Countering the Case for Biological Evolution

 

Inability to Repeat the Past Dooms Evolution

 

DNA Comparisons between Humans and Chimps: A Response to Dennis Venema’s Critique of the RTB Human Origins Model

Part 1 and...  Part 2 and...  Part 3 and...  Part 4 and...  Part 5 and...  Part 6 and...  Part 7

 

Evolution as Mythology

Part 1 and...  Part 2 and...   Part 3 and...  Part 4 and...  Part 5

 

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Budget Debate (7), Usama bin Laden (3), Religious Knowledge, Global Warming (11), Government Schools, Feminism & Evolutionism (3)

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Coolest pic of the week.

 

http://www.space.com/11689-shuttle-launch-photos-airplane-window.html

 

[Though  these  were pretty good too.]

 

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And the coolest videos of the week.

 

http://animalvideos.yahoo.com/video-detail?vid=25272362&cid=24037722


[There are a whole slew of them there if you want to want to spend the time.]

 

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And the coolest story of the week.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110520/us_yblog_thelookout/adorable-lady-finds-missing-cat-during-interview-outside-tornado-ruined-home

 

[Which includes a video, which you have to see to appreciate the story.]

 

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"The officer was on duty when other officers approached the car and found him engaged..."

http://www.freep.com/article/20110514/NEWS01/105140318/On-duty-Detroit-police-officer-suspected-sex-prostitute-squad-car?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

 

[Probably not the kind of "engaged" you're expecting.]

 

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What goes around..., uhm... comes around.

 

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/18/3637488/editorial-cartoons-lampooning.html

 

No pun intended, of course.

 

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Got facial hair?

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386981/Winners-whisker-Meet-hirsute-gents-worlds-wackiest-beards.html

 

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"He's just appeared out of the mist. He didn't even realise what he was doing was special."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8514840/Teen-music-prodigy-can-learn-pieces-in-hours-despite-being-unable-to-read-a-note.html

 

[Where can I get me some o' that mist?]

 

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"... while wives' stress levels drop when their husbands are helping them with chores, for men it's the opposite: stress levels fall when their wives are busy while they're relaxing."

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/sex-relationships/marriage/story/2011/05/Men-relax-best-when-wives-are-busy/47266972/1

 

[Men are pigs.  Trust me.  It takes one to know one.]

 

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Returning again to our (now) weekly perusal of the Federal Budget Debate...

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703864204576317612323790964.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop'.

and...

Deconstructing the Left's Argument for Increasing Tax Rates on the Rich

and...

The elderly are better off than advertised

and...

Myth-Busting the Debt Limit

and...

Chinese Official Lectures Senators: Get Your Fiscal House in Order

and...

CBO: Deal to avert shutdown increased spending by $3.2B

and...

Financial Disclosure: Obama Not Bullish on Long-Term U.S. Debt

and...

Coburn Takes a Break from Gang Talks

and...

Conservatives Frustrated With Slow Progress on Spending Cuts in Congress

and...

The Debt Ceiling Will Be Raised - No Question about It

 

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And, since it's still newsworthy (and will be for years, you'll see), we take another look (or two) @ the bin Laden assassination.

 

The difference between chicken salad and chicken crap

and...

Osama bin Laden hiding place visited by Taliban


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Speaking of bin Laden, how many of you saw this last week?

 

"God is the god of all people. Everybody he created on this earth belongs to God."

http://www.wpbf.com/news/27953459/detail.html

 

[Finally, someone calling himself a Christian  who   quotes   the   Bible   accurately.]

 

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And speaking of people who know what they're talking about vis-à-vis religion...

 

"Atheists and Agnostics, Mormons and Jews Score Best on Religious Knowlege Survey"

http://pewforum.org/Other-Beliefs-and-Practices/U-S-Religious-Knowledge-Survey.aspx

 

[I wonder what that makes me.  I scored 100% on that survey, though I would have been ashamed and embarrassed if I had scored anything less.  What I wonder is, what will be your score?]

 

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Thanks to a blizzard-filled winter and an unusually cold and wet spring, more than 90 measuring sites from Montana to New Mexico and California to Colorado have record snowpack totals...”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/us/22snow.html?_r=1

 

[This must be a statistical anomaly.  Everyone knows now (because the U.N. predicted it) that  anthropogenic  global warming will actually  reduce   winter   snowpacks,  not  increase  them.   I'm sure there's a logical explanation.]

 

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"Teacher urinated in trash can during class"

http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/riverdale-cops-teacher-urinated-951016.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

 

and...

 

"Dallas student, 12, duct-taped to chair and beaten by classmates while teacher ignored attack"

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/19/2011-05-19_dallas_student_12_ducttaped_to_chair_and_beaten_by_classmates_while_teacher_igno.html#ixzz1Mpxd2tG5

 

[I sure get tired of reading these  rareactually   exceedingly   rare   reports  of  fanaticalabusive,  immoralhypocriticalunder - performing (and  supposedly  over-paid),  pampered,  politically  and  religiously   biased  and, once in a great while, even  corrupt  public school teachers (not to mention  administrators) as if the losers described in the right-wing media “reports” were somehow typical of  public   school  teachers  and  administrators.    Nothing   could   be   further   from   the   truth.

Numerous additional examples (in addition to those provided above) of the despicable right-wing conspiracy against taxpayer-funded, left-wing indoctrination of children – I mean public education – are provided below. I can provide several dozen more to anyone who requests them.]

 

The Federal Takeover of Education


Why Tenure Harms Education

 

Save Education, Privatize Government Schools

 

Schools let students seek secret abortions

Parents not notified when 12-year-olds obtain 'confidential' medical procedures

 

School-Assisted Abortion a Shocking Lesson

 

U.S. schoolbook glorifies communists

Anti-American radicals upheld as 'role models for citizenship'

 

Lawsuit: CPS pushing Democrats

 

Children and parents are not first in most school systems

 

A Priest and an Altar Boy, Hah, Ha, Ha

 

High-stakes tests can drive teachers to cheat to improve students' scores

 

D.C. schools investigate security breaches in 2011 tests

 

School Teaches Kids Religion Is a 'Disease'


Uttering 'Jesus' in school 'not protected free speech'

 

Preacher's toe touches school lawn, he gets arrested

Case brought after principal calls cops to silence Gospel


Principal threatens to fire teachers who help Christian club

Earns warning from civil rights organization

 

Chicago public school forbids kids from bringing their lunch from home

 

East Bay schools offer gay studies for high school students


Teenager suspended from Fairfax County school over acne drug

 

New York classrooms promote communist activist

New 'human rights' curriculum espouses teachings of Van Jones

 

School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

 

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees


Flag wars! Teen gets 3-day Cinco de Mayo suspension

Student wouldn't let Mexican colors fly higher than the Stars and Stripes

 

Teacher Sues Over Right to Flunk Her Students


Art Horn: Climategate in the Classroom?

 

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"The figures are stark: Compared to girls, boys are less educated and more medicated. One in five men of prime working age is not working. Men have a life expectancy five years shorter than women. Male suicide rates start out equal to females, but steadily rise over the lifespan."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/17/guys-got-it-made-think-again-say-advocates/

 

[See? There you have it again.   Conservatives  simply  cannot   help   themselves.    Conservatives  --  especially men  --  simply   lie   every   time  they  open their mouths.]

 

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"Because they have existed much longer in human evolutionary history, Africans have more mutations in their genomes than other races."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8521854/London-School-of-Economics-psychologist-Black-women-are-less-attractive-than-whites-and-asians.html

 

[Wow. Where to even begin with a claim like that? At least he has the  evolution   part  right, though.]

 

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False Prophecies (2), Budget Debate (6), Islam (3), Usama bin Laden (2) and the Rapture

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"'It was amazing to see someone with a pipe through his face like that (who) is alive... Let alone someone who is awake and alert, and trying to communicate with us.'"

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/05/11/man-survives-pole-head/?test=faces

 

[I actually have a collection of several of these stories (many with their accompanying X-rays, as this one had).  Amazing?  Absolutely.  Every one of them.]

 

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Speaking of amazing...

 

Texas man receives full face transplant

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Face-transplant-recipient-Dallas-Wiens-Fort-Worth-Texas-center-right/photo//110509/480/urn_publicid_ap_org8dea4b5833bb49c4a7ab276280efab26//s:/ap/20110510/ap_on_he_me/us_face_transplant#photoViewer=/110509/ids_photos_ts/r1857851074.jpg

 

[I have been reading about these operations for a few years now (the first one I read about  was in France in 2005) but I never knew how “amazing,” and  desperately needed, they were.  Modern medicine never ceases to amaze me.]

 

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"... Stalin was inspired by Orson Wells’s famous radio adaptation of the HG Wells novel War of the Worlds..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/ufo/8512408/Roswell-was-Soviet-plot-to-create-US-panic.html

 

[Whew!  Now we finally know the truth about the Roswell incident.  What a long-overdue relief.]

 

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"... spoons, mobile phones and even frying pans simply stick to his body. "

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8512931/Magnetic-boy-shows-off-skills.html

 

[I'm sorry, but even if that whole thing is fake, it's a pretty impressive fake.]

 

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"... School officials cited the boys for making an obscene gesture..."

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/05/11/for-parents-sons-suspension-smells.html

 

[I've actually been sentenced to death before (i.e. sleeping on the couch) for making the same “gesture.” ]

 

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"... she was complaining about her face having wrinkles and things like that."

http://www.stylelist.com/2011/05/12/botox-8-year-old-britney-campbell-video/?icid=maing-grid7%7Caim%7Cdl7%7Csec1_lnk2%7C62465

 

[Why do we pay taxes for social services bureaucracies when they never show up where they're most needed?]

 

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Last week I linked y'all to what was possibly the funniest dog video I had ever seenThis one is no competition, but it's worth watching.


I also, last week, linked y'all to a story (actually, a series of photos with short descriptions) about roller coasters.  This story  is an interesting follow-up to that "story."

 

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Seven dead after earthquake hits Spain

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/05/11/spain.earthquake.death/index.html?hpt=T2

 

[You know, that's sad, but it's not actually bad..., at least not for Raffaele Bendani.  Mr. Bendani missed becoming the most geographically accurate prophet since  a guy named Micah  over  2,500 years ago.]

 

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Keeping with recent (and perhaps perpetual) tradition, we return once again to the most critical issue facing America today: The Federal Budget Debate

 

Glide Path to Federal Budget Sustainability

and...

Obama’s Budget Lie: Falsely Claims Receipts Will Equal Outlays by Mid-Decade, Debt Will Not Increase

and...

Tea Party Slams Boehner and Ryan on Debt Ceiling

and...

Budgets everywhere, but not a single one has votes to pass

and...

Slay the Beast

How You Can Save Us From The Massive Debt

and...

Saving the American Dream

The Heritage Plan to Fix the Debt, Cut Spending, and Restore Prosperity

and...

Does Advocating Limited Government Mean Abandoning the Poor?

and...

The Impact of Government Spending on Economic Growth

and...

The Laffer Curve: Past, Present, and Future

 

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Also keeping with recent tradition (at least following up from last week's examination of), the “monumental” assasination of Usama bin Laden

 

The Road to Bin Laden Went Through Iraq

and...

If Shooting Bin Laden Is OK, 'Why Can't You Do Waterboarding?'

and...

Al-Qaida Operative Captured in Iraq in 2004 Was Key Source for ID’ing Bin Laden Courier

and...

Should China Kill the Dalai Lama?

and...

At What Point is Spiking the Football Excessive Celebration?

and...

Bullets over Bubbles

 

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Speaking of bin Laden, how many of you know who Sayyid Qutb was?


Don't everyone raise their hands at once.

 

Sayyid Qutb was Usama bin Laden's  spiritual  and  political  mentor who, next to their  “holy”  Qur'an, was the source of bin Laden's rabidly  anti-Christiananti-American and anti-Semitic ideology.  From the first of those aforementioned links...


Qutb [and therefore, by extension, bin Laden as well] grew to hate the United States for its... sexual immorality, and the freedom it allowed to women.

 

Ok, so bin Laden “hated... sexual immorality and the freedom it allowed to women.” How many of you also happened to catch this little news item about bin Laden?

 

"Pornography found in bin Laden hideout"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/13/us-binladen-porn-idUSTRE74C4RK20110513

 

Did you know some people are now calling for bin Laden's porn “stash” to be released to the pubic?

 

I mean to the public.

 

My bad.

 

Well, check it out! Some of it has.

 

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And speaking (again) of Islam...

 

No explanation for 'outbreak of insanity' on planes

"American Airlines flight attendants and passengers subdued a Yemeni native who was screaming and pounding on a cockpit door of a Boeing 737-800 jet 40 minutes before it was scheduled to land in San Francisco."

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011/05/No-explanation-for-outbreak-of-insanity-on-planes/47067938/1

 

[What that USA Today article didn't mention (no doubt accidentally) was what that “Yemeni native” was screaming.  Wanna take a wild guess? ]

 

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Remember our citation of Harold Camping's latest "prophesy" a few weeks ago?  Apparently even NPR reads ASND (though, not surprisingly, like most of the people and organizations who read ASND, they didn't bother to cite us.).

 

"I'm separated as a result of a difference of belief... My wife got sick of me."

and...

"... [He] and others believe that a very small fraction of Christian believers will fly up to heaven on [May 21st].  Then on Oct. 21, the Earth and the universe will be destroyed."

and...

"... everything is in place for... the rapture, when believers go to heaven and the rest are left behind."

 

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/12/136239062/divining-doomsday-an-old-practice-with-new-tricks

 

Also from that article...

"But what about those who are left on Earth for those five months?"

Personally, I was amused by this guy's response to that question.

 

The May 21st “prophesy,” the left behind pets and the voluminous other silliness aside, how many of us have bothered to do any real homework on the biblical  “rapture?”   Hmm?

 

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Islam (2), Usama bin Laden, Budget Debate (5) & Atheism (3)

 

This issue of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

"... his failure to perform caused her mental anguish..."

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/international/dubai-wife-sues-husband-for-12m-for-depriving-her-of-conjugal-rights-20110504-ncx

 

[Did we just read that correctly?  His failure to “perform” caused her mental anguish?  Somebody slap me so I don't think this is all an hallucination.]

 

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"This is a study that confirmed a lot of what we already know..."

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/sex-relationships/story/2011/05/Obese-people-less-sexually-satisfied/46699404/1

 

[Then why was it done.. again?]

 

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"... scarring following the procedure can be 'absolutely horrendous'."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1383806/Corset-piercing-Surgeon-blasts-fad-pierced-skin-pulled-ribbons.html

 

[Since when did piercers start worrying about scarring?]

 

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"Police arrested a 41-year-old man last week after he called 911 and told officers that he was not given the correct change after buying crack cocaine from a drug dealer."

http://www.live5news.com/story/14571627/police-911-crack-deal

 

[Once again, everyone together now..., "That's why they call it dope, Dope!"]

 

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"Henderson kept on running and an officer Tased him."

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110501/NEWS010701/110501008

 

[Don't these people have jobs?]

 

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The absolute funniest dog video I've seen in years.

 

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=2012382155067&comments

 

Thanks to my Faceplant friend Jeff for posting that.

 

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"...only about 60 cases have been documented worldwide since the early 1900s."

http://www.komonews.com/news/offbeat/121032074.html

 

[Our kids adopted a rural, Mid-Atlantic accent within a few months of moving here.  Does that count?]

 

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"... they all hold a special spot in the record books."

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-39448051

 

[We just did Hershey Park a coupla weeks ago and thought those coasters were fun.  I guess we're nothing but sorry amateurs.]

 

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"[Dr.] Baron-Cohen shies away from saying that psychopaths can be 'cured' of extreme behaviour, but he argues strongly against locking them up..."

http://af.reuters.com/article/southAfricaNews/idAFLDE7430U720110505?sp=true

 

[Wanna bet he (and  those   who   agree   with   him) also believe that  Islamic   literalists  (what some call "jihadists") should be treated likewise?]

 

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Certainly the biggest story of the week (last week, now) was the assassination of Usama bin Laden by U.S. Navy SEALs.  While his assassination was not the most important issue facing the United States (we will visit that issue again below), it most certainly deserved the attention it received in the mainstream media.  In case you missed some of the coverage in the not-so-mainstream media, however...

 

Thank God for Obama's Broken Promises

and...

Some Good News on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

and...

Thank Ronald Reagan for OBL's death

and...

Osama bin Laden is dead. I blame Bush.

and...

Should Bush Get Credit for bin Laden killing?.

"U.S. officials say some of the initial strands of intelligence that eventually led to Sunday’s military operation came from terror detainees captured after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, including some held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba... The revelation that intelligence gleaned from the CIA's so-called black sites helped kill bin Laden was seen as vindication for many intelligence officials who have been repeatedly investigated and criticized for their involvement in a program that involved the harshest 'interrogation methods in U.S. history. 'We got beat up for it, but those efforts led to this great day," said Marty Martin, a retired CIA officer who for years led the hunt for bin Laden."

and...

Pakistan has some explaining to do

and...

The End of the Trail?

and...

Osama bin Laden: How it took years to find him but just minutes to kill him

and...

Senior Official on Bin Laden Compound: ‘We Were Shocked By What We Saw’

and...

Did DNA Finger bin Laden?

and...

White House modifies Osama bin Laden account

and...

Arab response to bin Laden’s death muted

and...

Isn't Execution without Trial Worse than Waterboarding?

and...

Osama Bin Laden and Dangerous Double Games

and...

The Slippery Story of the bin Laden Kill

and...

Osama bin Laden's death: Clarifying the Obama administration's cnofsuoin and missteaks

and...

Interrogation Not Litigation Led to Osama

and...

CIA Director Panetta: "...[we] used these enhanced interrogation techniques against some of these [UBL] detainees."

and...

To get bin Laden, Obama relied on policies he decried

and...

The Left and the Liberals’ Hypocrisy over the Death of Osama Bin Laden

and...

Oops! Sen. Brown duped by fake bin Laden photo

and...

Why Aren’t Democrats Angry that Obama Got the Wrong Guy?

and...

The Mystery of Bin Laden’s Compound

and...

The Fog of Fog

and...

Questions linger after bin Laden raid

and...

The cost of bin Laden: $3 trillion over 15 years

 

And, still on topic but even further off the (brow)beaten path...

What the Bible Has to Say on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

[Regarding Mr. DeYoung's reference to the 6th commandment,   “Jewish translations almost all use (the word) 'murder' (rather than 'kill')...”]

 

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Now let's visit, once again, the most important issue in the United States today: The Federal Budget Debate

 

Obama's Hockey Stick: The Federal Debt

and...

The Racism Racists

and...

US Debt Rating Should Be 'C': Independent Agency

and...

Will Conservatives Embrace Paul Ryan's Call to End Corporate Welfare?

and...

Bipartisan effort to reach deal to control national debt stalls

and...

Don’t Raise the Debt Limit Without Getting Spending Under Control

and...

Debt-Ceiling Brinksmanship: Treasury Will Hit Legal Limit When It Borrows $13.86 Billion More

and...

Deficit reduction talks face roadblocks

and...

Biden's debt talks open Thursday with parties split on new taxes

and...

By Any Reasonable Standard

De-Fanging the Special Interests

and...

Bin Laden Is History — Debt Is the Real Threat

and...

Do The Math, Mr. President

 

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"... Wiccans and Druids... have their own chapel at the [U.S.] Air Force Academy."

http://www.gazette.com/articles/centered-117435-chapel-academy.html

 

[The best part is, you payed for it?]

 

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"More Than 20 Percent of Atheist Scientists Are 'Spiritual'"

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110505124039.htm

 

[Yeah, like we saw last week, there is nothing illogical about materialists (i.e. anti-spiritualists; a.k.a. "atheists") believing in that which they flatly deny.]

 

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'Passion of the Christ' star Jim Caviezel says playing Jesus sunk his career

http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/03/passion-of-the-christ-star-jim-caviezel-says-playing-jesus-sunk-his-career/?test=faces

 

[Nonsense.  Despite what you hear from moron right wing "news" outlets,  Hollywood  isn't run by  anti  -  Christiananti  -  Conservative   zealots.  Jim Caviezel isn't working in Hollywood because Jim Caviezel proved he couldn't act.  End of story.]

 

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Avalanches, Tornadoes, Global Warming (10), Budget Debate (4), Hybrid Cars & Atheism (2)

 

   

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Did you see that avalanche?"

http://www.news.com.au/travel/holiday-ideas/matthias-girauds-lucky-avalanche-escape-captured-on-film/story-e6frfqer-1226045527467

 

[I once triggered an avalanche skiing Colorado's backcountry (a few miles south of Vail pass on a 10th Mountain Division hut trip, for those of you familiar with the area and those excursions) but the entire slide was only about 100 yards long and I went down with it (rather than flying off a cliff so I could pull a parachute cord and watch the spectacle go down behind me).  Fortunately I started the ride from the fracture line (the very top of the slide zone, so all the moving snow was even-with or below me for the entire ride) and I was able to stay head-up all the way down (which I knew I would have to do if I had any hope of living through it).  When the slide stopped, I was buried only up to my neck, but it still took me a half an hour to dig myself out (do you know how dense snow becomes after an avalanche?), which is also how long it took my partner to skin back up the run he had just skied thinking I was with him the whole time.  Yes, I cheated death that day, but nothing even remotely close to what these guys did in the video.]

 

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Whats So Funny Mugs

http://www.wtsp.com/slideshows/2011/gallery.aspx?slideshowname=Whats-So-Funny-Mugs

 

[Those shots remind me of the 80s Grateful Dead hit "Hell in a Bucket."]

 

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"McDonough said he had pulled his zipper down 'in an attempt to determine who would advise him that his zipper was down.'"

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110425/NEWS01/104260333/City-fires-cop-who-exposed-himself

 

[Sounded like a reasonable reason to me. Can't imagine why he got fired.]

 

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"A [vacant] house... dialed 911 on [its own] Wednesday..."

http://www.salemnews.com/local/x1250117475/In-Marblehead-the-house-that-dialed-for-help

 

[First we had the smart phone, now we have smart houses. Cool.]

 

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We have a lot of friends in Alabama, one of several states where we used to live. As most people know, it was a really rough week for Alabamians last week -- at least from Wednesday afternoon on.

 

http://www.youtube.com/embed/aQiODoyncwI

 

One of my Faceplant "friends" (who, like most of my Faceplant "friends", wishes now he had never "friended" me) reported on Saturday that several hundred thousand people were still without power -- which is nothing compared to being many months (if not years) without a house, or forever without a loved one.

 

What a crying shame that conservatives need “unprecedented” tragedies like these before they are finally willing to examine the evidence that  global   warming   kills  people.

 

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Speaking of conservative morons, let's visit the Federal Budget debate again, shall we?

 

Thee Racialization of Deficit Cutting

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/the_racialization_of_deficit_c.html

 

and...

 

Gasoline Prices and Speculators: They Think You Are Stupid

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/gasoline_prices_and_speculator.html

 

and...

 

Maxed Out America: Coming Sooner Than You Think

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/maxed-out-america-coming-sooner-than-you-think/?print=1

 

and...

 

US default could be disastrous choice for economy

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jirYFVwn0fcyqiz-3xpL9N3TZL0w?docId=4d28a118fd5146c190bbef2e2c4b9ab3

 

and...

 

Cutting the Federal Budget

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/cutting_the_federal_budget.html

 

and...

 

Former CBO Director Calls GOP Budget 'A Very Sensible Approach'

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/fmr-cbo-director-calls-gop-budget-very-s

 

and...

 

Pick your poison: A look at Dem, Repub budget plans

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=290833

 

and...

 

Debt Projection Under Various Fiscal Reform Plans

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/04/graph_for_the_day_for_april_30.html

 

and...

 

The Deficit: Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way!

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/the_deficit_lead_follow_or_get.html

 

and...

 

Morning Bell: Pictures of a Budgetary Disaster

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/04/27/morning-bell-pictures-of-a-budgetary-disaster/

 

and...

 

America’s Fiscal High Noon

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/americas-fiscal-high-noon/?print=1

 

and...


Americans depend more on federal aid than ever

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-04-26-government-payments-economy-medicare.htm?loc=interstitialskip

 

and...

 

Poverty Is Easy to Explain

http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/pursuit-of-happiness/poverty-is-easy-to-explain/

 

and...


House Republican Budget Plan Would Benefit the Poor

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/house_republican_budget_plan_w.html

 

 

 

Updating President Obama's well-reasoned responses to the Republicans' budget nonsense...

 

Top Marginal Income Tax Rate vs. Share of Income Taxes Paid by Top 1% of Taxpayers (1979-2007)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/04/graph_for_the_day_for_april_25.html

 

and...

 

EAT THE RICH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=661pi6K-8WQ

 

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"The bottom line is that most consumers want [their cars] to be green, but not if there is a significant personal cost [for] them."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/going-green/27684560/detail.html

 

[Why is it always conservatives who refuse to simply examine the evidence, in this case about  hybrid   automobile   engines   and their  clearly   superior   environmental  and  cost   benefits  over strictly gasoline engines.  Americans don 't just need these cars,  Americans   want  these cars.   Let's follow our leader's lead and use them.]

 

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"Chaplains at Fort Bragg near here have seemed open to the idea, if somewhat perplexed by it."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/us/27atheists.html?_r=1&sq=chaplains&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=print

 

[I don't get it.  What's so  illogical  about  anti-theistic   spiritualism?]

 

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Hypocrisy, The Apocalypse, Budget Debate (3), Abortion, Capitalism & Universalism vs. Christianity and Miracles

 

 This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Fairy tales still exist!"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_austria_buried_treasure

 

[But why are they always true only in other people's universes?]

 

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I'm sorry, but these people are just nuts.

 

http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/26278/five+most+spectacular+surfing+wipeouts+of+past+year+revealed/

 

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Got illusions?

 

http://games.yahoo.com/braingames/brain-teasers

 

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From the Awwww... department:

 

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150152127126479&oid=102230212185&comments

 

and...

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/19/penguin-tickled-cincinnati-zoo_n_851142.html

 

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“Calif. woman shows off newly transplanted hand”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110419/ap_on_he_me/us_med_california_hand_transplant

 

[Wow.  Just wow.]

 

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“Bizarre Natural Remedies”

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/health/2010/05/24/bizarre-natural-remedies/#slide=1

 

[I wonder if any those "remedies" can transplant appendages.]

 

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“… dog leash designed by pet-loving artist”

http://newslite.tv/2011/04/08/gun-shot-dog-leash-designed-by.html

 

[This guy “loves” dogs?  Huh?]

 

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"I'm gonna be scared to sleep here tonight."

http://www.baynews9.com/article/news/2011/april/237089/Alligator-invites-himself-into-Palmetto-home

 

[Chicken.]

 

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"Doctors have finally discovered why Wang Tianqing has been suffering from epilepsy for more than two decades."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8468332/Bullet-lodged-in-mans-brain-for-23-years.html

 

[See, guns don't kill people, epilepsy does.]

 

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"Everybody was lucky all around"

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20110418/ARTICLES/110419802/1151?Title=Woman-drops-cigarette-flips-SUV-onto-motorcycle-house

 

[Rarely does anyone even try to answer me.  All I want to know is, what is “luck?”]

 

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Cyclist says man in electric wheelchair chased her around Fort Pierce parking lot for three days

http://www.tcoasttalk.com/2011/04/15/biker-says-man-in-electric-wheelchair-chased-her-around-parking-lot-for-three-days/

 

[Three days?  Could this woman not find something else to do for three days besides wander around a parking lot?]

 

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Seniors' sex lives are up — and so are STD cases

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/os-seniors-stds-rise-20110416,0,494442.story

 

[Some people never learn, I guess.]

 

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"This is some of my mom’s weed."

http://www.pnj.com/article/20110421/NEWS01/110421009/Girl-8-brings-mom-s-weed-school?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

 

and...

 

“Police: Parents Didn't Know Teen Was Growing Marijuana”

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/27600195/detail.html?treets=det&tid=2651079460813&tml=det_7am&tmi=det_7am_1_06000204202011&ts=H

 

[All together now... "That's why they call it DOPE, dopes!]

 

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How many of you saw this over the weekend?

 

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ec0_1303444048

 

Me three.

 

OK, how many of you also saw these?

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/04/which_liberal_cause_ranks_1st.html

and...

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/04/mcdonalds_attack_started_over.html

 

 

Hmm, I wonder why (not).

 

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"Astronomers look into the future and see end of world in just 90 years"

http://news.scotsman.com/news/Astronomers-look-into-the-future.6754205.jp

 

and...

 

"According to Harold Camping, the world will slip into its final days on May 21, 2011 and within a few months, the whole thing called life, as we know it will change."

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6177962/harold_camping_predicts_end_of_world.html

 

[Well, which is it, 90 years or 90 days? When you guys get your stories straight, I'll start packing.]

 

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"[... conservative students] at the University of California-Merced ask [liberal] students, who support raising taxes on the rich, if they would be willing to redistribute their GPAs."

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/liberal-college-students-eager-to-redistribute-wealth-are-less-eager-to-redistribute-hard-earned-grades/

 

[Hat tip to my Faceplant "friend" Jeremy for that link. Where Jeremy is willing to examine all the available evidence, he usually gets it.]

 

[Usually.]

 

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Since this issue remains, by far, the most meaningful (though, as usual, the least-carefully examined) current issue (at least as examined by the mainstream media), we turn our attention yet again to...

 

The Great Federal Budget Debate

 

Where the Budget Deficit Actually Came From

 

and...

 

Grasping budget's billions and trillions

Incomprehensibly huge numbers mask real burdens.

 

and...

 

Has the GOP Surrendered?

 

and...

 

The 'Truth' about the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling?

 

and...

 

Federal spending called 'moral failure'

Panelists say time has come for 'intergenerational justice'

 

and...

 

What happens when 'emperor has no clothes'

 

and...

 

Our Debt Binge Is Ending — And The Middle Class Will Get Clobbered

 

 

And, since our illustrious President's now-several follow-up speeches – delivered at several venues across the country – continue to capture the (as usual, unquestioning) attention of same (i.e. the mainstream media), we also revisit his speech(es).

 

The Anti-Reagan

 

and...

 

Taxes to Balance the Budget? Not Unless Rates Go Up 150 Percent, Study Says

 

and...

 

Barack Obama’s Arrogant Marxist Rhetoric

 

and...

 

Soak Rich, Bust The Budget

 

and...

 

Little Evidence’ to Back-Up Obama’s Cost-Savings Claims

 

and...

 

Obama’s War on Wealth

 

and...

 

Budget Panel: Obama Deficit Plan Saves Less Than Advertised

 

and...

 

President Obama Is Wrong About America

 

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Speaking of President Obama...

 

Obama launches Justice task force to look into gas prices

 

Yet, without spending a single dime of taxpayer money, most of us already know the answer.

 

Gasoline and Dollars: Supply and Demand

 

[Go figure.]

 

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The heavens declare the glory of God. (see also here)

http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu/gallery_images.html

 

[Amen to that.]

 

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“Young mother with cancer sacrifices life for unborn child”

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/exclusive-young-mother-with-cancer-sacrifices-life-for-unborn-child?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=2e7a65bb92-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines04_20_2011&utm_medium=email

 

and...

 

"… abortion is 'much easier than it sounds'... "

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1332044

 

[Completely  true.     Why can't  conservatives  just  admit   the   truth  and get on with their  willfully   ignorant  lives?]

 

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Poll: Americans see Christianity, capitalism clash

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-04-21-Christian_Capitalism_20_ST_N.htm

 

[Also  completely   true.    Conservatives live in  perpetual   truth   denial  about everything.]

 

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Many Born-Again Christians Hold Universalist Views, Barna Finds

http://www.christianpost.com/news/many-born-again-christians-hold-universalist-views-barna-finds-49883/

 

[No, Barna discovered (but refuses to admit) that many professing born-again Christians are universalists.  That “discovery” is hardly news, though.]

 

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Speaking of hypocritical Christians...

 

Paramore's Former Guitarist Says Faith Led Him to Leave Band

http://www.christianpost.com/news/paramores-former-guitarist-says-faith-led-him-to-leave-band-49911/

 

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Palm Sunday healing amazed man's doctor

Voice said, 'Get up and walk'

http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/04/17/2994722/palm-sunday-healing-amazed-mans.html

 

[I wonder if anyone heard a “voice” say the same thing here.]

 

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Jethro Who?, Chili Peppers (2), Hell (2), Dating the Earth (2), Qur'an Burning, Christian Persecution, ESCR & The Federal Budget (2)

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

This was probably the coolest thing I saw all week.

 

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=79119001

 

I stopped buying Tull albums back around 1992, but by then I had over twenty of them. Still do, too. Saw them live about a dozen times too. If you've never heard the tunes on albums like  Songs   from the   Wood,   Heavy   Horses  and  Stormwatch, you're  missing   some   of   the   finest   music   ever   written.

 

 Ever.

 

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Another chili pepper update!

 

"Ahh, I'm gonna die."

 

and...

 

"I'm shakin'."

 

and...

 

"Oh, my head's about to explode."

 

and...

 

"God, my tongue! Help me!"

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20110412/od_yblog_upshot/new-chili-pepper-crowned-worlds-hottest

 

[If they only knew the real reason for it all.]

 

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If you're not challenged enough by those (even the manchild Jordan Henshaw would be), try some of these...

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=579178

 

[Or not.]

 

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To Samuri: NO SWORD allowed into aircraft.

http://www.clickorlando.com/slideshow/travelgetaways/25945125/detail.html

 

[I wonder if that sign would work with jihadis.]

 

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"They always thought it was safer to keep [their cash] at home."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/business/7516104.html

 

[Sadly, many of them didn't get to take it with them either.]

 

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"... as helicopter parents, they need to find something else to hover over."

http://www.boston.com/community/pets/articles/2011/04/13/opulent_lodgings_arise_in_boston_strictly_for_pets/

 

[I wouldn't even want to be one of those pets, let alone one those children.]

 

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As per last week, these two headlines were juxtaposed on America's most popular news Web site earlier this week.

 

Is Hell Dead?

 

Followed immediately by...

 

"Man ‘Engulfed In Flames’ At San Francisco Porn Shop

 

[Cracked me up.]

 

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"We're going to be praying that God... bring[s] down gas prices."

http://blogs.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/04/church_prays_for_lower_gas_pri.html

 

[You know, that pastor was speaking from Georgia.   Lo and behold...!]

 

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"... [Ray] Comfort could make a nice living as a freelance propagandist for every rogue leader around the world."

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/gaddafi%e2%80%99s-evangelical-advocate-ray-comfort/?print=1

 

[For someone with  such  a  quick   wit  as Ray has, he  doesn't like  doing homework.]

 

[Like  a  lot  of  Christians.]

 

 

[Pity, that.]

 

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"Response to the ads ha[s] been mixed."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/megachurch-employs-satan-to-warn-those-on-the-highway-about-themselves-49809/

 

[And we're what, supposed to be surprised by that?]

 

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"More Qurans were burned in the course of their protests than by Terry Jones."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/04/more_korans_burned_by_rampagin.html

 

[Yeah, but those Qur'ans were burned accidentally! Conservatives are always willfully ignorant of the facts.]

 

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Speaking of "accidental" violence...

 

"Which is Worse?"

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/04/08/destroying-one-koran-vs-destroying-many-christians-which-is-worse/print/

 

and...

 

"... someone had set fire to the garden of a neighbor’s house..."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/world/middleeast/13iraq.html?_r=1&sq=PersecutionChristians&st=cse&scp=1&pagewanted=print

 

and...

 

"... Human Rights Watch documented that forces loyal to Ouattara killed hundreds of civilians and raped more than 20 alleged Gbagbo supporters as they burned at least 10 villages in the Ivory Coast's western region."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=285417

 

and...

 

"[Morocco's] famously moderate Muslim government shocked religious-freedom observers when, beginning in March, its Interior Ministry rounded up and expelled within hours dozens of Christian humanitarian and social workers, educators, and businessmen. A second wave of deportations followed in April, bringing the total to 105 Christian deportees. None was afforded due process."

http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=7081

 

and...

 

"For every Christian killed, you’re going to see multiples fleeing for their lives."

http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/18/experts-say-christian-communities-in-middle-east-will-die-out-unless-urgent-action-taken/print/

 

and...

 

"Across the werld, we see that Christians ah having a terrible time of it."

http://www.radicalislam.org/content/third-jihad-christian-persecution?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=An+eye+for+an+eye%3F&utm_campaign=RI+Newsletter+40&utm_term=40-vid_jpg

 

and...

 

"Thirty years from now will the Muslim world—from Morocco to Indonesia—be 'religiously cleansed'?"

http://www.cliffordmay.org/9348/muslims-christian-problem

 

[I wonder why the NYT was the only mainstream media outlet cited in that list of citations. Hmmm...]

 

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"... morals and ethic[s] should be negotiated among free thinkers."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/humanist-bible-copies-the-christian-look-but-leaves-god-out-49852/

 

[Fair enough, as long as we don't discriminate against free thinkers whom we don't much like, like  Mao Tse-Tung,    Adolph   Hitler,    Joseph   Stalin,    Pol   Pot,    Fidel   Castro,    Robert   Mugabe ...]

 

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"The Scientists Knew They Were Lying"

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2011/04/2490?printerfriendly=true

 

and...

 

"Where are the cures [we were] promised...?"

http://www.slate.com/toolbar.aspx?action=print&id=2264401

 

[Ok, let's get something straight here. First of all, human embryos are not  human beings.    Second, just because  one   rogue   doctor  opened his big mouth about  challenges   facing   ESCR  doesn't make  what he says   true.    Third,  non-embryonic stem cells  are just as  medically   problematic  as embryonic stem cells.   So, now that you know the truth, climb down off your mindless, conservative high horses and get real.]

 

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OK, also as per last week, how 'bout another 2011 Budget Debate Update?

 

The Fiscal Context & Comparisons

 

Boehner-Obama Deal Leaves FY11 Spending $773B Above FY08 Level—About as Big an Increase as Obama’s Stimulus

and...

$38.5B Cuts in Boehner-Obama Deal Less Than 6 Percent of $653.4B In Debt Incurred Already This Fiscal Year

and...

Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Boehner-Obama Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year

and...

Gov’t Has Borrowed $803.73 Per U.S. Household Since GOP Majority Enacted Its First Spending Bill Last Month

and...

DEBT AND DEFICITS: THE SYMPTOMS, NOT THE DISEASE

and...

The Democrats and Immorality

 

 

 

The Consequences of Approval

 

Ahead of Key Vote, Estimate Shows Budget Bill Saves Less Than Advertised

and...

Obama's Increasing Federal Debt $1,148 Per Month Per Household — Enough to Buy a Car or Pay Tuition at State College

and...

Boehner-Obama Deal Permits Funding for Group That Does 910 Abortions Per Day

[See also Fight stokes Planned Parenthood]

and...

Reduction in U.S. Funding for U.N. in Budget Deal is Small Compared With Total U.S. Contribution

 

 

 

Some Evidence-based Responses

 

Did GOP Lose First Round of Budget Battle?

and...

The Federal Budget and the Crisis of Democracy

and...

Budget deal: not even smoke and mirrors

and...

Economic Analysis of the House Budget Resolution

and...

GOP Facing Tea Party Revolt

and...

Conservatives' criticism of budget compromise growing

and...

It’s No Deal, It’s a Sell Out

and...

Big government on the brink

and...

Jeffrey Commentary: Obama Said 'Nope,' So Republicans Caved

 

 

 

President Obama's Mid-Week Speech

 

"President Barack Obama extended a fiscal olive branch to Republicans on Wednesday. Then he beat them up with it."

and...

‘Spending reductions in the tax code’?

and...

The ‘fairness’ meme

and...

The Top 10 Percent of Income Earners Paid 71 Percent of Federal Income Tax

and...

There aren't enough rich people

and...

The Presidential Divider

 

 

 

 

President Obama's "Truth"

 

Obama Dodges Budget Cuts to Favorite Programs

and...

Budget deal axes 'czars' already gone

and...

WH: Obama regrets vote against raising debt limit

and...

Obama's Deceit

and...

Does Obama tell the truth about anything?

and...

Obama’s Demagogy on the Deficit

 

 

 

Now What?

 

The Real Battle Begins

and...

Roadmap to Reality

and...

Paul Ryan vs. Reality

 

 

Some clever cartoonists have chimed in on this issue as well. Check 'em out, if you want. over on the Photos page.

 

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Global Warming (9) & The Federal Budget

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here

 

 

"... she struggled to find the clothes and to put them on after deputies said they instructed her to do so."

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_martin_county/indiantown/traffic-stop-reveals-woman-driving-naked-

 

[Ok, once again, all together now... “That's why they call it DOPE!”]

 

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"The police report offers no insight as to why he allegedly sought to commit a crime inside Municipal Court."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/man-stole-judges-gavel-654390

 

[Do police reports usually speculate on motives?  I wasn't aware that they did.]

 

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"Are U.S. government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters' brains to melt down?"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372538/Are-government-microwave-mind-control-tests-causing-TV-presenters-brains-melt-down.html

 

[Or are anti-U.S. government conspiracy theorists finding yet another set of meaningless coincidences to masquerade as boogie men hiding in non-existent closets?]

 

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“...Hurskainen has recorded footage of himself performing another equally impressive set of tricks...

http://newslite.tv/2011/04/04/trick-shot-goalkeeper-releases.html#

 

[Amateur.]

 

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"Using the bathroom is tricky business"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372926/Felice-Cohen-describes-miniature-90ft-home-Is-Americas-smallest-apartment.html

 

[That's because she's a girl.]

 

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"Some pet owners try to skirt rules with fake service dogs"

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-hk-fake-service-dogs-20110405,0,5253270.story

 

[Poodles?  Someone is trying that trick with poodles?  Then the restaurants deserve to be fooled.]

 

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"... the pair encountered a monster snowstorm, a major tsunami, two earthquakes, catastrophic flooding, and a cyclone as they made their way through the doomed itinerary of Germany, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110406/us_yblog_thelookout/honeymooning-couple-survives-six-natural-disasters

 

[See!  See what  global   warming  is doing to our one-and-only planet!]

 

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"… there were no external signs to show [her pregnancy]"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/netherlands/8414947/12-year-old-gives-birth-during-school-trip.html

 

[I have (well, used to have) a friend whose sister pulled the same delusional wool over her entire family's eyes when she was about 20.  Even her boyfriend -- WITH WHOM SHE LIVED! -- never knew until the child was born.  It just completely freaks me out that some women (girls) are able to do that.]

 

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"That’s why were still together, she’s waiting till she got a ring."

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12003965294860/diamond-dreams-come-true-for-elderly-wayland-couple/

 

and...

 

"Boy without hands honored for penmanship"

http://www.boston.com/news/local/maine/articles/2011/04/07/boy_without_hands_honored_for_penmanship/

 

[Here's where all go, “Ahhhhhh....”]

 

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"Edwards says [he] watched the snake for a couple of minutes to figure out what he was going to do.  He then called for his mother, ran downstairs and called 911."

http://www.wtvr.com/wtvr-secondhand-chair-hides-slithering-trojan-horse-20110406,0,5529203.story

 

[What a craybaby.  I would have called my wife and daughters in to check it out, then throw it over the fence into my neighbor's yard.]

 

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"'In an attempt to remove the smell from the vehicle, (he) placed lit charcoal in the vehicle while it was idling in the garage.'"

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/4695947-417/oh-no-you-didnt-driver-uses-fire-to-oust-car-smell.html

 

[Pity he didn't lose his garage too.  That might just have learned him.]

 

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"... the two regularly go on long rides through the southern German countryside... do[ing] jumps over a makeshift hurdle of beer crates and painted logs."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110405/ap_on_re_eu/eu_germany_jumping_cow

 

[When she starts winning steeplechases, I'll be impressed.]

 

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The following are three headlines as they appeared (with their embedded hyperlinks) on America's most popular Internet news site last Tuesday evening (4-5-11).

 

Obama rejects GOP proposal to cut spending, keep gov't running...

 

and...

 

Refuses to accept cuts to Planned Parenthood or environmental regulations...

 

and...

 

...then tells Congress to act like 'grownups'

 

 

[Cracked me up.]

 

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Speaking of those budget negotiations, here is a collection of several more hilarious headlines (and quotes) culled from the the last act of that  three ring circus.

 

"Nancy Pelosi calls GOP budget 'a war on women'"


and...

 

"Pelosi Won’t Say If She Agrees With Debt Commission Chairman that U.S. Faces Major Economic Crisis Within 2 Years"

 

and...

 

"Congress Faces $2 Trillion-Plus Debt Decision"

 

and...

 

"Democrat Agrees That America Faces ‘Most Predictable Economic Crisis in History’ Within 2 Years"

 

and...

 

"Rep. Louise Slaughter: GOP Freshmen Came to Washington 'To Kill Women' "

 

and...

 

"This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians"

 

and...

 

"Reid says Republicans want shutdown to close clinics"

 


Then there were these stories, “left” strangely unreported in the mainstream media.

 

"Feds Spent $142B on Thursday Alone—As Pols Dickered Over Cutting $33B or $40B for Rest of Year"


and...

 

"U.S. Debt Tops $14.2T; Treasury Down to $45.5B Cash"

 

and...

 

"Conservatives unveil alternative budget with $9.1 trillion in cuts"


and...

 

"Democrats embraced policy riders in past"

 

and...

 

"There were no votes on defunding the EPA or PBS and NPR. Democrats fought for and won a $2 billion cut from the Department of Defense, knocking the military appropriation for the rest of the year down to $513 billion."

 

and...

 

"... this 'historic' spending cut is a little over 1 percent of federal spending.  Lunch money.  Not even lunch money: it’s the change, without hope, that you get back after paying for lunch.  Pathetic."

 

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Tolerance (2), Truth, Evangelicalism (2) & Bart Ehrman

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 


"In Fort Thomas, Kentucky, it is illegal for your pet to 'molest' a vehicle."

http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_content_landing_pages/1792/weird-traffic-laws/

 

[Yeah, in Ken-tuck them dogs is called "autophiles."]

 

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Man tried to steal frozen shrimp stuffed down his pants

http://www.ydr.com/ci_17700427?IADID=Search-www.ydr.com-www.ydr.com

 

[Hey, they might have been wicked cold on Mr. Happy and the 'nads, but at least they didn't smell like shrimp.]

 

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"Talk about a 'pot'-ty mouth."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/31/3-year-old-asks-cops-moms-weed/#ixzz1IGe1fxvd

 

[That's exactly why I didn't want kids when I was a drug addict.]

 

and...

 

"The police were looking to acquire Cokayne..."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/man-named-cokayne-arrested-fordrug-dealing/2011/03/25/AFu3AmXB_blog.html?referrer=emaillink

 

[Ready everyone... "That's why they call it DOPE!"]

 

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"... the Habanero Incident"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704604704576220833352472802.html

 

[We are a rare, and admittedly strange, breed who can eat fresh, raw habaneros (I know a 12 year old manchild who can eat 'em fresh, too).   Habbies are much better, though, in sauces.   Wicked hot just for the sake of hot isn't why pepper connoisseurs do hot.   That kind of masochism misses the point.   Any true pepperphile will tell you the same.]

 

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"At first, people thought the posting was an early April Fool's Day joke. It is, however, totally legitimate..."

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/04/01/worlds-coolest-job-opening-bum/

 

[Yeah, but does the job come with high-speed Internet access?]

 

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"Most people travel to forget the worlds problems, I travel to remind myself of them"

http://www.news.com.au/national/one-mans-journey-to-nuclear-fallout-hell-at-chernobyl/story-e6frfkvr-1226027489190

 

[I wonder if he has his plane ticket to  Japan  yet.]

 

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"$30,000 lottery ticket in church collection plate Pastor hopes some money from scratch-off winner can be returned to the needy"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42324423/ns/us_news-wonderful_world/

 

[I sent this story to my pastor and he told me to start buying lottery tickets.  Immediately.]

 

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"... think how collectable billboard images such as the following.. in Frederick, Md., would be..."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=281081

 

[I work in Frederick. I didn't realize people there are so  ignorant  about our President.]

 

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"Taxpayers Subsidize March Madness"

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011/03/23/how_taxpayers_subsidize_march_madness_98925.html

 

[Perhaps, but I bet you didn't know  this  about the game of basketball.]

 

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"... tolerance [in America] has come to mean total rejection of Christianity and moral standards."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/growing-intolerance-for-christianity-in-us-49588/

 

[How dare that guy Staver try to  pin the tail of intolerance on liberals.    Liberals  are the  most   tolerant,   accepting,   open-minded,   enlightened,   consistent,   fair,   kind,   generous,   peace-loving   people on the face of the earth.

 

And whose "moral standards" are you talking about anyway, Dr. Staver... yours?   What makes you think  your  "moral standards" are any better than  anyone else's?


And who can say what they believe to be moral is true in the first place? Don't you  know, Dr. Staver, that  moral   truth  is  ultimately   relative  and that there  aren't  even such things as so-called  "moral  absolutes”?

 

Man, conservatives are like neanderthals.  They don't even try to use the minds which their ancestors evolved for them.]

 

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Obama Defends U.S. Action in Libya; Some Evangelicals Agree

http://www.christianpost.com/news/obama-defends-us-action-in-libya-some-evangelicals-agree-49617/

 

[Since   when  do the  opinions  of  self - professed  "evangelicalChristians   count  for  anything?]

 

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"Bart Ehrman claims several New Testament books were actually written by people pretending to be apostles."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370206/Bart-D-Ehrman-Parts-Bibles-New-Testament-written-pretend-apostles.html

 

[Veryvery  interesting.   That   Bart   Ehrman, what a  carefulclear-thinking   biblical  and  historical   scholar he is.  Too bad more Christians aren't willing to read  his stuff.]

 

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Foreign Policy, Nazism, The Elect & Armageddon

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"The second-place finisher was 'Thunder Dome.'"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/15/indiana-city-chooses-building-harry-baals/?test=latestnews#

 

[Just once I'd like to see some city select the first-place finisher.  That would be the funniest sign in the universe.]

 

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"All was going well for the silicone-addicted Fox until she tried to ramp up the sex factor by licking the snake."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2011/03/14/2011-03-14_snake_bites_model_orit_fox_in_the_breast_during_photo_shoot_reportedly_dies_of_s.html

 

[Yeah, well, you know what they say...  What goes around comes around.]

 

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"Instructions for accessing these signs are all over the Internet."

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7472197.html

 

[Wow, and to think I've never seen any of them, even with all the time I spend surfing.  Amazing.]

 

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"Wilson is attempting to recreate the way Fransiscan monks marked the holy season of Lent centuries ago."

http://www.kcci.com/news/27151672/detail.html

 

[Wow.  I never knew how good those monks had it.  I guess that explains why monastic orders were so popular in the middle ages.]

 

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"She definitely has some sort of sense that means she knows about them before they happen..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1365883/The-cat-predict-epileptic-fits.html

 

[Now if they can just train Lilly to predict the stock market.]

 

[And earthquakes.]

 

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"Japan spent an impressive $78 billion on global warming research in the past six years. However, none of 214 projects produced effective results..."

http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-global-warming-2011-2

 

[Betchya they're wishin' they had every one of those dollars back now.]

 

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"... the dolphin had jumped onto the ship and landed on a woman."

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/mar/13/dolphin-jumps-boat-marco-river-injuring-woman/

 

[Next, we'll be seeing signs all over the coasts, "Please don't feed the dolphins."]

 

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"... an aircraft created by scientists in Iran is, they claim, the world’s first flying saucer."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1367204/Iran-builds-worlds-flying-saucer-Looks-like-belongs-1950s-B-movie.html

 

[I believe it.  Don't you?]

 

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"The passenger, who wasn't wearing a seat belt, somehow ended up underneath the minivan."

http://www.wyff4.com/news/27225717/detail.html

 

[Somehow?  The article's author had just stated why that happened (the sleeping passenger "wasn't wearing a seat belt"), yet he somehow managed to then tell us that the backseat passenger "somehow managed" to end up underneath the minivan.  Go figure.  The only thing more amazing than that was how two bystanders managed to lift the van off of the former passenger.]

 

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"The dish has been a local delicacy in... China for thousands of years."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Export_hopes_for_urine_boiled_eggs

 

[Which is why I'm glad I wasn't born there.]

 

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"I Thought My 9-Pound Baby Was a Stomachache"

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/03/17/thought-pound-baby-stomachache/?test=latestnews

 

[Not surprising.  I used to think my drug addiction was "the party life."  If I could miss the obvious, I suppose anyone can.]

 

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"Have we learned nothing?"

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/03/libya_have_we_learned_nothing.html

 

[Once again, Mr. Reber, that depends on who you mean by "we."]

 

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"Former neo-Nazi becomes leftist after sex change"

http://www.thelocal.de/politics/20110312-33671.html?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=182

 

[Ok, who's betting that my comments here will contain a  series  of  veiled  (i.e. hyperlinked)  hit-pieces  on transexualism?]

 

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"... he called the rest of his congregation devils and demons."

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/110315-pastor-calls-flock-devils-demons

 

[You know, we aren't there.  We don't know.   Maybe   they   are.]

 

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"Harold Camping sets another date for rapture: May 21, 2011"

http://www.religionnewsblog.com/24009/false-prophet-harold-camping-sets-another-date-for-rapture-may-21-2011

 

[Bummer.  Looks like I'll likely miss another one.]

 

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Japan's Disaster, Obama's Gitmo, Jesus' Hell, Marital Sex, and Mormonism & Mouw

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Great Tits Also Have Age-Related Defects"

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110307130215.htm

 

[No, Nancy (or anyone else), that was not a story about aging women.  You have such a one-track mind.]

 

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But since I brought them up, speaking of "Great Tits"....

 

"You couldn’t make up something like this."

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/mar/10/monkey-womans-bra-makes-waves-amherst-courthouse-ar-896809/

 

[You don't know that.  If you knew how much I've made in my life you would never say that.]

 

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"Three things impress me about this photo."

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2014421839_pt_batcatch.html

 

[Personally, I'm impressed by the guy with his foot up over his own head.  Go ahead, try it.  See?]

 

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"There must have been some blob of atmosphere somewhere that caused this truly spectacular phenomenon..."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41927089/ns/technology_and_science-space/

 

[Why couldn't it just have been another alien starship masquerading as a star?  Hmm?]

 

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"When the moon goes super-extreme, Nolle says, chaos will ensue: Huge storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and [tsunamis] can be expected to wreak havoc on Earth."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20110310/sc_space/willmarch19supermoontriggernaturaldisasters;_ylt=AqP_H6TySBt1VRfx4wyIK3ys0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNiOXFrY2I5BGFzc2V0A3NwYWNlLzIwMTEwMzEwL3dpbGxtYXJjaDE5c3VwZXJtb29udHJpZ2dlcm5hdHVyYWxkaXNhc3RlcnMEcG9zAzMEc2VjA3luX21vc3RfcG9wdWxhcgRzbGsDd2lsbG1hcmNoMTkz

 

[Uhm, isn't that  what   we   just   had ?

 

And  haven't   we   had   these   same   kinds  of  things  for  billions  of  years ?

 

And don't we  expect   these kinds of things to continue as long as we continue to live here?

 

Then why do we keep reading about these “predictions” in the mainstream media?]

 

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"Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo has weakened American national security. It is a rallying cry for our enemies. . . . By any measure, the costs of keeping it open far exceed the complications involved in closing it. That's why I argued that it should be closed throughout my campaign, and that is why I ordered it closed within one year."

 

--Barack Obama, 2007

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-On-National-Security-5-21-09/

 

[Truer words were never spoken.]

 

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"... too much of a sense that 'everything will be just fine' can be dangerous because it can lead one to be careless about things that are important to health and long life."

 

[As long as we don't fall into the trap of assuming (like conservatives do), that the  same   thing  is true of  eternal   life,  we can all learn something from this and move on.]

 

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"... about a decade ago, evangelicals and Mormons began talking, toning down the rhetoric, and trying to understand each other better."

http://www.christianpost.com/news/evangelical-delegation-extends-friendship-to-mormons-in-utah-49378/

 

[This guy Richard Mouw impresses me (for an “evangelical   Christian,” that is).    Mormons  have been  falsely   accused  by  evangelical Christians  for a  century  and a  half  now of  being   something  other than  truly   Christian.   That, of course, is  utter   nonsense.]

 

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Global Warming (8), Orlando, Dominic Crossan, Philanthropy, Pat Robertson, Roman Catholicism, Homosexual Marriage & Abortion

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"A book with entirely blank pages has become a bestseller [in the U.K.] after becoming a hit with students."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/8358538/What-Every-Man-Thinks-About-Apart-From-Sex-book-of-blank-pages-become-surprise-bestseller.html

 

[Yeah, well, as my friend Jeff says, "If the shoe fits..."]

 

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"... bathrooms are disinfected more often than [shopping] carts."

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/03/03/fecal-matter-72-percent-grocery-carts/#

 

[I suspect they only took samples from ladies' bathrooms.]

 

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Speaking of bathrooms...

 

"... people with full bladders make wiser decisions."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8355106/People-with-full-bladders-make-better-decisions-scientists-discover.html

 

[I'll keep that in mind next time I buy a car.]

 

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And STILL speaking of bathrooms (or what some people appear to use as bathrooms)...

 

"The very dirty deed happened Monday night at the Sunset Transit Center."

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/03/trimet_feces_fugitive_caught_c.html#cmpid=v2mode_be_smoref_face

 

[Pity that reporter didn't bother to mention the girl's motive.  That would have been an interesting read.]

 

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"Please do not include drawings or diagrams."

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/02/27/20110227asu-dear-aliens-essay-contest.html?source=nletter-news

 

[Huh?  How are the aliens going to know what they're supposed to look like if we don't draw pictures of them?]

 

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"... the Texas governor incorrectly identified Juarez... as 'the most dangerous city in America.'"

 

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50368.html#ixzz1FLqHEbYA

 

[I thought George W. Bush wasn't Governor of Texas anymore.]

 

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"Overland... is the former president of MADD."

http://www.comcast.net/video/former-madd-president-busted-for-dui/1819793922/Comcast/1822153753/

 

[Wow.  I've been called a hypocrite many times, but I hope I never get caught with my proverbial pants that far down.]

 

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"... Craft fraudulently collected more than $145,000 in pension benefits..."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/03/05/woman-dressed-dead-mom-arrested-pension-plot-74485613/?test=latestnews

 

[Pretty fun while it lasted, though, huh Ms. Craft?  Except for the old lady part of the ruse, I mean.]

 

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"All these guys were jumping on top of each other to get to the front. It was insane."

http://www.news.com.au/money/banking/computer-glitch-hits-cba-customers/story-e6frfmcr-1226014261756

 

[I say the same thing every day about driving during rush hour(s).]

 

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Absolutely amazing.

 

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world/glimpse-of-the-stunning-red-firefall-at-horsetail-falls/story-e6frfqai-1226013499889

 

[I had never heard of this phenomenon.]

 

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You think you have problems?  How'd you like to be this kid?

 

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/teen_tumour_turmoil

 

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"The American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA) have declared Global Warming a serious public health threat."

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/the_global_warming_health_scar.html

 

[I wonder if that's due to the once-predicted decrease in snow or the now-predicted increase in snow.]

 

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"Shoppers said they noticed Luis Ramirez living in his van in the South Semoran Boulevard shopping plaza for several weeks."

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/february/212682/Man-dead-in-Walmart-parking-lot-for-days

 

[So, if they noticed him "living" there for day, why didn't anyone notice him dying there?]

 

[By the way, rarely does anything  unusualabnormalridiculousunfortunatefoolishinappropriatestupididiotic,  uglyillegaloffensivegrotesquecold-bloodedfilthywickedvicious or otherwise evil happen in Orlando.]

 

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"Witherington says Crossan is trying to find a nonsupernatural way to explain Jesus and Scripture..."

http://cnn.site.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=John+Dominic+Crossan%27s+%27blasphemous%27+portrait+of+Jesus+-+CNN.com&urlID=447776317&action=cpt&partnerID=211911&fb=Y&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2011%2FLIVING%2F02%2F27%2FJesus.scholar%2Findex.html%3Fhpt%3DC2%23

 

[Of course  Crossan   explains so-called "Scripture" without resorting to superstitions and myths.   Dominic   Crossan has a clue, Dr. Witherington.  You do not.]

 

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"... hous[ing] the homeless and meet[ing] missionaries' needs [a]ren't 'religious' purposes."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=269337

 

[Exactly.  Housing the homeless and meeting missionaries' needs is the government's responsibility -- as long as those "missionaries" aren't  Christians.]

 

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"God Won’t Let Ahmadinejad Start Armageddon"

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/pat-robertson-iran-ahmedinejad/2011/03/01/id/387953

 

[Good for Pat Robertson.  It's nice to hear a voice of reason among the Christian lunatics.]

 

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"Catholic bishops have kicked the 'booty' out of the Bible."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2011-03-02-1Abible02_ST_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

 

[Irrelevant. What's important is that the  Roman   Catholic   Church has not kicked   Christ   out   of   the   Bible.]

 

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"Poll Shows Opposition Easing Toward Gay Marriage, Abortion, Legal Pot"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/04/poll-shows-opposition-easing-gay-marriage-abortion-legal-pot/?test=latestnews#

 

[No   thanks  to  conservatives, it's about time.   In fact, it's  long   overdue.]

 

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Debt, Korea, False Prophecies, Global Warming (7), Atheism, Beauty & Word of Faith

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"The 32-year-old self-confessed geek wore the blue Superman top underneath a suit jacket..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360629/Do-Superman-husband-Couple-wed-comic-themed-ceremony.html#ixzz1F5zCfkWl

 

[I have a Superman costume that I've worn every Halloween for the last 16 years. Does that make me a geek too?]

 

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Speaking of super heroes...

 

"Jones told Dee Horton to watch a midday newscast on Cleveland's WJW-TV because he said he was going to appear in an ad playing a superhero."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2011/02/25/20110225ohio-man-uses-commercial-to-propose.html?source=nletter-entertainment.

 

[All together now, "Awwwwwhhh, isn't that sweet."]

 

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And speaking of costumes...

 

"A costumed Baby Gaga waitress serves the ice cream in a martini glass..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360225/Shop-sells-breast-milk-ice-cream-London-restaurant-Icecreamists-Baby-Gaga.html

 

[I suspect you won't be able to guess what she serves, though.]

 

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And speaking of weddings...

 

Mandy never actually met young Ray until more than a decade later.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1359508/What-chances-Couple-married-decades-discover-holiday-photo--taken-14-years-met.html

 

[I gotta believe there are millions of those photos out there, especially from smaller towns and cities.]

 

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"Dolphins got a neighbor's attention..."

http://www.nbc-2.com/Global/story.asp?S=14088636&hpt=T2

 

[I suspect that's actually what they were attempting to do. See last week's ASND for some interesting research on that possibility.]

 

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"A difference between an addict and a recovering addict is that one hides his behavior, while the other can't stop talking about it."

http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,2050027,00.html

 

[That may be true, but it omits a third category of addict -- the recovered addict, who no longer thinks about his/her former addiction even if he/she is surrounded by others consumed with it. And he/she only talks about it when asked. Such people are rare. I know. I'm one of them.]

 

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"The much-delayed package was eventually sold, but did not include requested F-16 jets."

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.ae2d2f54b4997246bb7b180d2736bac1.e1&show_article=1

 

[Hmm..., what was that wise thing I once read about debt?]

 

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"North Korea recently took the unusual step of begging for food handouts from the foreign governments it usually threatens."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/19/AR2011021901953_pf.html

 

[Poor   North   Korea.     Conservatives   never   let   up  on   them,  despite  their   frequent   attempts  to  reach   out   in   peace  to  a  world   that   hates   them.]

 

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Apocalypse Not

http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/phenomena/apocalypse-not/gallery.all.html?link=DCF#

 

[As long as they don't try to include  global   warming  on that list.]

 

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"Anger at God [is] common, even among atheists."

http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/01/anger-at-god-common-even-among-atheists/

 

[So atheists are angry at what, a flying spaghetti monster?]

 

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"Rightwing candidates are better looking than their leftwing counterparts..."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iWI-Ekd20c4ZtJnh6hJhZmUDisAA?docId=CNG.97fd7d31409a22b937a0af220188ab56.311

 

[Typical   conservative   balderdash.]

 

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"Creflo Dollar explain[s] how he would handle non-tithers that entered his church..."

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/matters-of-opinion/2011/02/pay-tithes-or-get-shot.html

 

[To  each   their   own.]

 

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Evolutionism (2), Global Warming (6), National Debt (2), Black Conservatives, Jehovah's Witnesses & Near Death Experiences

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Then she felt something 'slide out'..."

http://www.news.com.au/national/too-much-big-m-made-me-a-mum/story-e6frfkvr-1226004771187

 

[I'm wondering if it wasn't her brain.]

 

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"... all I can remember is grabbing it, shaking it, punching it and going for its eyes."

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/father-of-three-tells-how-he-fought-off-crocodile-attack-in-north-queensland-waterhole/story-e6freoof-1226004976363

 

[Usually after one of those encounters the only one left with any memory at all is the shark]

 

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"... the operation may have overloaded the home's electrical system, which led to the explosion."

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local-beat/Explosion-Blows-Lid-Off-Broward-Grow-House-116149574.html?dr

 

[OK, everyone ready? Here we go, “That's why they call it DOPE!”]

 

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"Over the past three decades, origami has been taken to new levels of complexity..."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/02/14/at_mit_math_and_engineering_take_origami_to_new_dimensions/?page=full

 

[You know, come to think of it, so have blogs.]

 

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"Even better was seeing her trot down the roadway with cup in one hand and reins in the other."

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-556202?hpt=Sbin

 

[I can't believe she didn't get a caramel machiatto for the equus.  What a selfish snob.]

 

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"You know, when you get to 55 plus, you don't get a lot of excitement..."

http://www.wftv.com/news/26910836/detail.html

 

[Maybe that depends on what you call “excitement,” Mr. Hicks.  I'm 50 now and I get way more “excitement” than I deserve.]

 

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"... she hopes this attention doesn't affect her ability to find another job."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/19/little-rock-teacher-resigns-pleading-guilty-prostitution/

 

[Maybe that depends on what you call a “job,” Ms. Islam.]

 

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"... despite limited research the [researchers] consider dogs' capacity for emotional contagion and perhaps for some mental processing of humans' emotional states is supported by both anecdotal and experimental data."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/family/pets/8333287/Dogs-share-their-owners-emotions.html

 

[Yeah,  that  makes   sense.    I mean,   all   animals   evolved  from  common   ancestryright?   So we shouldn't be surprised that we all share common emotions too.  That was easy.]

 

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"US Debt 'Causes' Global Warming"

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/02/16/forget-co2-us-debt-causes-warming/

 

[As usual, nothing but typical conservative nonsense.   All  thinking people know  that  global warming  is  caused  by  carbon   dioxide,  which, again, thinking people know is  caused   by   capitalism.]

 

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"What Could You Do With $3.73 Trillion?"

http://www.nationaljournal.com/what-could-you-do-with-3-73-trillion--20110214?print=true

 

[Well, I could try buying a new President and about  75%  of  the   Congress.]

 

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"... in the vernacular of my grandfather, I does not care."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=264417

 

[A  black   Republican ?   That's impossible .    Blacks  would  never  be  so stupid  as to  think, let alone vote,   Conservative.]

 

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"The Jehovah's Witnesses, known for their door-to-door preaching, had the largest growth of any single denomination."

http://abcnews.go.com/US/american-religion-national-council-churches-reports-pentacostalism-gains/story?id=12931023

 

[At least ABC didn't vomit up that tired old  conservative   lie  about Jehovah's Witnesses not being Christians.]

 

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"Mom, I have two sisters, you had a baby die in your tummy didn't you?"

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-after-neardeath-experience-boy-writes-book-heaven-is-real-20110210,0,2566980.story

 

[Near   Death   Experiences are always interesting.  Just don't get caught in the trap of believing the (mostly   Christian) lie that  only   some  of them are true. ]

 

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Ahnode, Paranormality & Superstition

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Someone challenged me last week regarding the best videos on the Web.

 

http://www.jokeroo.com/bin/player.swf?5f9f_f369

 

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"She believes most women desire extra-long nails like hers."

 

http://www.41nbc.com/news/state-news/1005-atlanta-woman-20-inch-fingernails-a-divine-gift-from-god?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=#

 

[Most women what, psychopaths?]

 

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"His descendants have since changed it to 'bales.'"

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/no-joke-ex-mayors-name-too-funny-for-1242637.html

 

[Hmm, I wonder why?]

 

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"Victoria's Secret are no stranger to the airbrush."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1354532/Marissa-Miller-Victorias-Secret-photoshop-models-arm-far.html

 

[Oh, say it ain't so, Joe.]

 

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"Just six of 106 students in engineering professor Nancy Kinner's class at the University of New Hampshire checked in online Wednesday.  Kinner wasn't surprised; the class meets at 8 a.m."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-02-08-1Asnowdays08_ST_N.htm

 

[Gotta feel sorry for those kids. Technology has removed all their easy excuses.]

 

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Don't any of these people have jobs?

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157625998471796/

 

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Speaking of not having a job.

 

"Start running, stop after a year."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_belgium_marathonman;_ylt=AsGld2iZnQZBZnevLegQeKGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNyN2VhcXN0BGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwMjEwL3VzX2JlbGdpdW1fbWFyYXRob25tYW4EY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxMARwb3MDNwRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA2JlbGdpYW5tYW5ydQ--

 

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"The heart shaped burger costs $30..."

http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/sports/whitecaps/Whitecaps-offer-Valentines-burger

 

[I wonder how many of those the guy in the previous story can eat in one sitting.]

 

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"I guess I won't do that again."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/09/florida-man-sleeping-dumpster-tossed-trash-truck/?test=latestnews#

 

[Until the next bottle of Jack Daniels falls out of the sky into his lap.]

 

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 "I really am sorry to have to do this."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/08/AR2011020802599_pf.html

 

[Pity the fool who doesn't carry concealed protection.]

 

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"You steer it in the air with the steering wheel just like you do on the ground."

http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=635469588001

 

[Ok, who knows who Nate Saint was? The winner gets a free Maverick.]

 

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Schwarzenegger Returning To Acting

http://www.kcra.com/entertainment/26834045/detail.html?treets=sac&tid=2658815713813&tml=sac_ent&tmi=sac_ent_1_01000502112011&ts=H

 

[Returning?   To acting?    When  did  he   ever   leave?]

 

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"A paranormal detection agency [was] called in by park bosses to carry out tests..."

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/02/07/headless-ghost-forces-theme-park-ride/?test=latestnews#

 

[“Agency?”  There are such things as paranormal “agencies?”  For which branch of the government do they work, the Executive, the Legislative or the Judiciary?]

 

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"Superstition is a serious matter in the land of Dracula."

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110208/D9L8LR4G1.html

 

[Don't they also have werewolves in the Land of Dracula?  Look, people, we live in a  scientifically   enlightened age  now.   Can't we all just get along now without the  absurdity of religion  and  other   superstitions?]

 

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"Hungary’s notorious octogenarian thief is not ready for retirement."

http://dailycaller.com/2011/02/08/hungarys-84-year-old-burglar-strikes-again/

 

[Hungary is near Romania, isn't it?   I wonder if kleptomania is caused by superstition.]

 

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Unwed Parents, Barack Obama's Faith & Biblical Literalism

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Some of the best videos on the Internet.

 

http://www.thegolfchannel.com/human-energy/?select2=14760

 

http://www.youtube.com/voiceofthemartyrsusa#p/u/12/Dano9xBCBio

 

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"... heavy silk underwear that might mitigate some wounds."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2011-02-03-1Aieds03_ST_N.htm

 

[Can someone please explain to me how silk underwear is going to do anything for the soldiers like those we saw in the Golf Channel video above?]

 

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"We didn’t consider the consequences of our actions."

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20110128-32721.html

 

[The story of my life, though not that story, exactly.]

 

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"Wilkins didn't have a car charger for his phone."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/04/AR2011020406362.html

 

[It seems to me, that's what he should have been trying to steal.]

 

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"... the officers passed all tests necessary to determine whether they were fit for duty."

http://www.page2live.com/2011/02/03/vandal-west-palm-beach-cops-wont-get-prosecuted-and-return-to-patrol/

 

[Brings new meaning to the word “fit,” doesn't it?]

 

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"When she went to the airport to get her return flight back, officials told her she could not board the plane and did not explain why."

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/01/30/immigration-officer-sacked-for-putting-wife-he-didn-t-like-on-terror-watch-list-115875-22884828/

 

[Oh, what I would do to some people if I had that kind of power.]

 

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Importance of Managers Overestimated

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110204091241.htm

 

[Once again, we pay people with million-dollar Ph.D.s to tell us what we've all known all along.]

 

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"A breath test showed he had... nearly 30 times the legal [alcohol] limit for driving, which doctors say helped him live."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Alcohol_saved_man_from_freezing

 

[Oh, the irony of it !]

 

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"Mona Lisa may have been hiding a remarkable secret – she was a he."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1352915/Mona-Lisa-model-man-Was-Leonardo-da-Vincis-male-apprentice-model.html

 

[NOW they tell us.]

 

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"There's a yuck factor when people find out meat is grown in a..."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110130/us_nm/us_food_meat_laboratory_feature

 

[Uh uh. You'll have to read it to find out.]

 

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"Leaked Swedish police documents on the Julian Assange sex cases raise key questions..."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02/04/assanges-swedish-sex-crimes-file-leaked-online/?test=latestnews#

 

[Once again, what goes around...]

 

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"The pair thought they had a monster fish pulling their lines..."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/04/minnesota-ice-fishermen-catch-scuba-diver-lake/?test=latestnews#

 

[They did – the creature from the black lagoon.]

 

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I want a pair of these.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/04/navy-testing-high-tech-sunglasses-auto-tint-fraction-second/?test=faces#

 

Make that about four pair.

 

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"The number of children born to unmarried parents in the U.S. grew tenfold in 70 years, from about 4 percent in 1940 to almost 40 percent in 2007..."

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/article_f4fa71da-2c24-11e0-b40c-001cc4c002e0.html

 

[It's about time.  This   trend  was  long   overdue.]

 

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"President Obama and Jesus Christ tied with 3%."

http://www.chron.com/channel/houstonbelief/commons/persona.html?newspaperUserId=kengurley&plckPersonaPage=BlogViewPost&plckUserId=kengurley&plckPostId=Blog%3akengurleyPost%3a328fddf9-e75b-4d12-a9a5-cc29b33de67b&plckController=PersonaBlog&plckScript=personaScript&plckElementId=personaDest

 

[You know, President Obama  spoke  at  some   length  during  that   speech  about how   so many people question  and  challenge   his faith.   Isn't  that   just   like   conservatives  –  who  always   cite   things  like  history,   facts   and   evidence – rather than just asking him  how  he  feels.    Matters of faith are not matters about facts  and  matters of politics are not matters of faith  ( idiot   conservatives  always  confuse the two).   Matters of faith  are  about   feelings  while  matters of politics are solely about matters of fact.   And the fact of the matter is, President   Obama   feels  like a  man  of  faith.    Therefore  he   is.    Period.]

 

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"Its purpose primarily is to try and convince the world... that there is a literal truth to the Bible, and that includes the literal truth of a story of a worldwide flood and Noah’s Ark."

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20110128/church-and-state-issues-flood-noahs-ark-theme-park/

 

[WHAT ?   “Literal   truth”  ithe book of Genesis?   What astonishing   nonsense!   And the so-called Noahic flood... that's more   ridiculous  than  flat-Earthism.    Only   conservatives  believe  such   mindless   idiocy.]

 

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This edition of ASND can also be viewed here

 

 

Perhaps the most extraordinary political uprising of the 21st century (so far)...

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/video_of_the_year_egyptian_rev.html

 

..., and not just because it's happening in Egypt, which, in case we've forgotten, was -- along with Jordan -- the only Muslim nation(s) in the Middle East to ever sign peace treaties with Israel.

 

No, the reason that video of recent events in Egypt is so extraordinary is that those events are -- now -- anything but unique in the Arab/Muslim world.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/01/28/us-jordan-protests-idUSTRE70R4L120110128

 

http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/print/content/view/print/358094

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/is_qaddafi_next.html

 

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/01/17/revolution-in-the-arab-world/print/

 

 

Not that all of this recent Islamic upheaval (up-evil?) is ultimately good, though. Far from it. Much, if not most, of this upheaval is objectively   evil.

 

http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/01/us-security-leaders-worry-egypts-future

 

http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/01/coup-yemen-could-give-al-qaeda-stronghold-experts-say

 

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/01/28/the-muslim-brotherhood-on-the-march/print/

 

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=256373

 

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110130/D9L2LKGG0.html

 

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=205797

 

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=205559

 

http://pajamasmedia.com/claudiarosett/please-not-el-baradei/?print=1

 

Nonetheless, there are some elements in these Arab revolutions which are also cries for democratic evolutions. That, ladies and gentlemen, is HUGE.

 

 

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Hindusim, Necromancy (& Other Occultisms), Recycling & ET

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"... his wife keeps coming into the living room demanding that he perform his marital duties."

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/01/26/man-seeks-protection-sex-crazed-wife-germany/?test=latestnews#

 

[Why didn't I ever meet those women? WHY!!!? ]

 

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I wonder, though, if this guy met one of them.

 

http://helenair.com/news/article_adf2aae0-2784-11e0-b3eb-001cc4c002e0.html

 

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And I wonder if the German lady (two links up) was into Facebook.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70O4IJ20110125?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true

 

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"The piano isn't going anywhere anytime soon."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/grand-piano-mysteriously-appears-on-sandbar-in-biscayne-1208092.html

 

[Wanna   bet?   Nor is that the end of it.]

 

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"... here's [a] Godzilla-like creature walking down the sidewalk."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/25/foot-monitor-lizard-wanders-calif-neighborhood/?test=latestnews#

 

[Question is, though: Does it speak in English subtitles?]

 

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"Dr Klarkowski came up with the fleshy idea at an Oktoberfest event..."

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/853476-dentist-uses-sexy-dresses-to-distract-patients

 

[Idea?  What on Earth is so new about men being "distracted" by beautiful women?]

 

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"He said he would not be able to ring for another month, and would not be home for another three months."

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/26/soldiers-marriage-proposal-from-afghanistan-goes-to-wrong-number/?iref=allsearch

 

[Which probably explains why he wants a verbal commitment now.]

 

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"Here are the 10 best advertisements of the century (so far)."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41282889/ns/business-business_of_super_bowl_xlv/

 

[You know, those might just be.  And if you don't cry during the 7th and the 10th, don't bother coming back to ASND.  You won't like what we do here.]


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"The strikes worked and we were able to grab her hands."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/23/2011-01-23_caught_on_tape_utah_highway_patrol_officer_repeatedly_punches_woman_after_she_tr.html

 

[And for that success, he is now being persecuted. No good deed ever went unpunished.]

 

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"Woman hanged nephew's 'devil dog' from tree before burning it after it chewed her Bible"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1350313/Miriam-Smith-hangs-devil-dog-burning-it-chewed-Bible.html

 

[So, if that dog was so dangerous, why didn't it attack her when she started to kill it?]

 

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"... one of their victims was a preacher."

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/21/2600857/not-so-good-samaritans-stuck-in.html

 

[You know what Hindus and Christian preachers say, "What goes around, comes around."]

 

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Speaking of Hindus...

 

"... sightings [in India] of the image of Mother Mary and infant Jesus on the moon... ha[ve] fuelled fears about an impending apocalypse."

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_jesus-on-moon-sparks-doomsday-fears-in-mumbai_1497961

 

[Say what?  In India?  Since when do Hindus care anything about "sightings" of Christian religious figures?]

 

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Speaking of the apocalypse, did you know it's only four months away now?

 

http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110122/NEWS01/101220343/Touring-trio-says-world-ends-on-May-21

 

[See ASND's previous discussion on this topic for further illumination.]

 

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"... she retreats into [her mom cave]... lights candles or burns incense, listens to meditation music [and] somtimes she talks to her mom, whose ashes she keeps in the room."

 

[Wow, necromancy.  That's a cool trick.  It must be good work when you can get it.]

 

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"... critics slammed the proposals as 'sick.'"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110125/od_afp/britainenergyswimoffbeat_20110125170806

 

[Why? What is "sick" about recycling and saving energy?]

 

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UFO Enthusiasts Abuzz Over Indonesian Crop Circles

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/24/ufo-enthusiasts-fascinated-sleman-crop-circle/?test=latestnews

 

[And well they should be.]

 

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Astrology & Darwinism

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here

 

 

 

"The fate of the inflatable dolls is unknown."

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/river-rescue-as-sex-toy-ditches-rider-20110117-19sra.html

 

[I never found mine again either after that last camping trip.]

 

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"Walkley said... that exposing himself is part of a mentoring program he has developed to help in his work to assist 'at-risk boys.'"

http://www.ohio.com/news/114072844.html

 

[Mr. Walkley does not appear to comprehend is the fact that he is now more “at-risk” than any of his would-be proteges.]

 

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"I have never seen anything like this before."

http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-news-three-speeding-tickets-in-one-hour,0,6309138.story

 

[Maybe not, but I can think of numerous occasions in my other life when I should have received what she did.]

 

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"I could have been walking into a bus, a car, a ditch, anything."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/20/earlyshow/main7265096.shtml?tag=dis

 

Yeah, even a courthouse.

 

"Marrero has recently been in court for... theft by deception and receiving stolen property."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/21/earlyshow/leisure/main7269082.shtml?tag=pop

 

[No wonder she's threatening to sue the mall.  She's going to need the money.]

 

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"Brooks pleaded not guilty to all four charges."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347148/Woman-26-poses-man-9-years-trick-TWO-women-having-sexual-relations.html

 

[Why is there no law against being so desperate for physical intimacy that you could actually fall for one of those stories.]

 

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"The suspects mistook the ashes for either cocaine or heroin."

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70I6KR20110119?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews&rpc=22&sp=true

 

[All together now... “That's why they call it DOPE, dopes.”]

 

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"[Mr. Wang] alleges the bird’s harsh words caused him serious distress..."

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/852405-taiwan-man-sues-neighbours-over-rude-bird

 

[Avian hate speech.  There should be a law against that.]

 

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"Eventually I had to leave; I had lost so much weight and looked gaunt and worn after a year."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/15/i-lived-with-wolves

 

[Uhm, did anyone bother to ask the wolves for confirmation on that story?]

 

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"Arnold Schwarzenegger... messed with the wrong family."

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_17151451

 

[Yeah, that's what Sarah Connor's enemies used to say too.]

 

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"The... new CPR machine... performed almost 20,000 life-saving chest compressions to keep his heart and lungs functioning... for three-and-a-half hours."

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/man-brought-back-to-life-after-hours-without-heartbeat/story-e6frfku0-1225988130102

 

[Yeah, well, when they get that thing to work for three years, I'll be interested.]

 

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"How many of us admit to others that we sleep with our furry friends?"

 

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/20/letting-sleeping-dogs-lie-in-your-bed-can-kill-you/?test=latestnews

 

[I do.  And this story doesn't scare me a bit either.]

 

[Famous last words.]

 

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Speaking of furry friends, here's one of many reasons why some of us let them sleep with us.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1348853/Shih-Tzu-Prince-returns-home-5-years-owner-moved-times.html

 

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Then there are animals that know better than to like (let alone love) their owners.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1348653/Indian-police-hunt-killer-rooster-slashes-owners-throat.html

 

Now that's one smart bird.

 

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And here was one smart kid.

 

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,740680,00.html

 

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"Bjorkquist isn't sure she will keep it."

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_17161700

 

[Why don't these people ever call ME?  I would be happy to "keep" it for her.]

 

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"The association between physical attractiveness and general intelligence is also stronger among men than among women."

http://www.news.com.au/world/attractive-people-have-higher-iqs-uk-scientists-claim/story-e6frfkyi-1225989151923

 

[I finally understand why I have never been -- and never will be -- popular or rich.]

 

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"... a jury commissioner has ruled that Sal must attend the court."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347894/Jury-duty-cat-Sal-Cat-summoned-service-US-court-rules-attend.html

 

[Wanna bet that jury commissioner isn't very attractive either?]

 

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"... the idea of exchanging vows at a funeral home or cemetery isn't for everyone."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2011-01-19-weddingsandfunerals19_ST_N.htm

 

[Does anyone give an award for the understatement of the century?]

 

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"... she remained sceptical enough that she hadn't considered changing tattoos."

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/astrological-storm-after-suggestion-zodiac-signs-are-wrong-20110115-19rob.html

 

[Skeptical?  She's a skeptic and a believer in astrology?]

 

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"It is a dirty secret in Darwin."

http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/01/17/207081_ntnews.html

 

[OBJECTION !   Charles Darwin  (and Darwinism)  had  (and has)  no secrets.   Only ignorant fools believe otherwise.  End of argument.]

 

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Lies:  in the Media, Preaching, Evolutionism, Evangelicalism & Historicism 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"The woman turned out to be an off-duty police officer who was walking home from work."

http://www.thelocal.se/31430/20110114/

 

[Yeah, I just know if I ever tried something like that I would be that guy too.]

 

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Go big.  Then go down.  Hard.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/picturegalleries/8257577/Worlds-top-surfers-wipeout-on-some-of-the-worlds-biggest-waves.html

 

[Don't miss the other 19 images in that photo series.]

 

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"Officers found a man victim with staples in his forehead."

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/woman-staples-man-in-domestic-dispute

 

[Hey, if that's what's needed to hold his head together...]

 

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They had always been eccentric but then they went weird."

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2011/01/07/mother-and-daughter-charged-with-failing-to-bury-grandmother-100252-27945873/

 

[The story of my life. Maybe not the corpse part, but the eccentric and weird part, for sure.]

 

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"State police did not issue the man an infraction and he left the highway on his own."

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Man-riding-electric-wheelchair-spotted-on-I-95-941316.php

 

[What, was he speeding?]

 

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"China has produced a number of other elderly horny folks in recent years."

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/10/chinas-huang-yuanfan-sprouts-3-inch-horn-from-head/?test=latestnews

 

[Excuse me?]

 

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Not to be outdone by the Chinese...

 

"Police... found a horny goat in the passenger seat being taken on a date by his farmer owner."

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/851950-drunk-driver-i-am-escorting-my-lonely-goat-on-a-date-officer

 

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"... while he was waiting for doctors he sneezed..."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12160874

 

[You'll just have to read it to find out what happened next.]

 

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"[A] 28-year-old bulldozer operat[or]... suffered injuries to the head during practice."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8250353/Amazing-dancing-bulldozers.html

 

[As long as he didn't damage that loader!]

 

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"The boy was standing on his tiptoes when rescue crews arrived on the scene..."

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/12/boys-tongue-stuck-to-frozen-pole-after-christmas-story-dare/?test=latestnews

 

[My own dad dared me to do that on a chairlift when I was about 8.  He then had to tell me how to let lots of saliva drip down onto my tongue or I'd be stuck on that lift until spring.]

 

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"The man stopped to assist the stranded couple and helped them get back on the road free of charge."

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/26493682/detail.html?treets=ind&tml=ind_12pm&ts=T&tmi=ind_12pm_1_12000101142011

 

[No good deed ever goes unpunished.]

 

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"I hope this call demonstrates why a 4:30 a.m. call does more to annoy than to inform."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/13/AR2011011306555_pf.html

 

[I wonder if that's what set Jared   Loughner off.   Hmm...]

 

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"Doctors Amputate Zsa Zsa Gabor's Leg"

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2011/01/14/doctors-amputate-zsa-zsa-gabors-leg/

 

[Huh?  Wait, there must be some mistake (not surprising for those conservative   morons  @  Fox  News).   Ms. Gabor was healed by that amazing miracle worker  Benny   Hinn   just the previous day.   Fox   News   just   lies  about everything.]

 

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"... all we need is a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8257223/Mammoth-could-be-reborn-in-four-years.html

 

[Exactly.  Just like all we needed to generate life   from   non - life  was the  right   chemicals.   Piece of cake.]

 

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"... when it came to hell... 31% [of evangelical Christians said] they were unsure what to believe..."

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/survey.reveals.diversity.of.beliefs.among.evangelicals/27360.htm

 

[That's   good   news.    Evangelicals  have  historically  been  mindless   idiots  with  nothing  but  blind   faith.]

 

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Currencies, Eschatologies & Atheologies

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"One explanation for the club's allure is the vibration of the plane..."

http://avstop.com/news_january_2011/sex_flights_gets_grounded_by_the_civil_aviation_authority.htm

 

[The article also states that, “... the in-flight... acts were too distracting to the pilots and posed safety concerns.” As much fun as one of those trips sounds, I'm goin' with “no way, José.” I'm not interested in distracted pilots – especially when they're my pilots.]

 

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"[These are] not... photo[s]!"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342463/Artist-Denis-Peterson-ss-realistic-paintings-look-like-photographs.html

 

But these are snowflakes.

 

http://www.newscientist.com/gallery/dn16170-snowflakes/1

 

[Click the "Next" links to page through the snowflake slides.]

 

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"[Ms.] Rozzelle told police she could not find her car keys and tried to wake [her boyfriend]..."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/01/nj-woman-charged-setting-boyfriend/?test=latestnews

 

[I wonder if her boyfriend still thinks she's "hot."]

 

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"Investigators found the alleged robber back at the scene of the crime..."

http://cnn.site.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?action=cpt&title=Police:+California+bank+robber+returns+to+scene+of+crime,+gets+caught+-+CNN.com&expire=&urlID=443718857&fb=Y&url=http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/12/31/california.bank.robbery/index.html?hpt=T2&partnerID=211911

 

[Reminds me of a really amazing, but really sad, story from a few years ago.]

 

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"He refused to eat or drink at home because he thought I poisoned the food."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/8243031/Malaysian-man-abandons-demon-wife.html

 

[Have we determined for sure that you didn't? Just askin'.]

 

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"He started sticking it down between the window and the rubber strip."

http://www.kirotv.com/news/26363364/detail.html

 

[Sticking what? Where?]

 

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... during one of the robberies, he asked the teller for all the $20s, $40s and $60s.

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2011/01/06/20110106gilbert-60-dollar-bill-bandit.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

[This, of course, explains why he left accounting school for a life of crime.]

 

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"Bite by bite, he tore through vinyl cruiser No. 2502."

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/jan/06/061640/new-port-richey-man-eats-sheriffs-cruiser-seat-aft/news-breaking/

 

[Hey man, anything with hot sauce is edible. I hope the cops let him keep his Tabasco.]

 

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"'(Expletive), I knew I shouldn't have brought that in.'"

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/brought-36134-mistake-expletive.html

 

[Ok, everyone together this time... "That's why they call it DOPE, dope."]

 

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Speaking of dopes in police cars and police stations...

 

"... seat belt or other restraint use [by law enforcement officers] has recently declined to about ...50%."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-01-04-1Acopdeaths04_ST_N.htm

 

Turns out they (dopes) are not all criminals (except, of course, in states where seat belts are required).

 

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"[Roundworms] hatch in the stomach, allowing those who take them to shed pounds without exercising or dieting..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1342985/Female-Chinese-students-resort-eating-roundworm-eggs-ensure-look-job-interviews.html

 

[Is this China's version of anorexia nervosa?]

 

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"... she saw him 'levitate' for about 10 feet across the room."

http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_Blotter_1221.371b3baa.html

 

[You know, I have to admit, if I saw someone levitate, I'd have to wonder...]

 

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"Thirty of the couple’s closest friends and family were in attendance for the emotional ceremony..."

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2010/12/01/man-marrys-dog-city-first-toowoomba/

 

[“Emotional?” Is “pitifully sad” considered to be an emotion?]

 

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"The one hundred trillion... dollar bill... now sells for $5, depending on its condition."

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1306774&format=text

 

[Well of course the value  of  dollars depends on the condition of those dollars.   Dollars are like anything else; pretty stuff   sells  both  first  and  most.]

 

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"... Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches [are] convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011."

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9KGU9C00&show_article=1

 

[Maybe that group finally gets it right.   I mean, John Boehner is the anti-Christ,  right?]

 

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"[Religious] 'scams' include telling people how to live and taking their money 'all in exchange for an afterlife that does not exist.'

"http://blog.al.com/living-times/2010/12/you_know_american_atheists_nat.html

 

[Amen  to  that.    All religions  are just  scams  designed to  enslave people  into  gross    intellectual    ignorance  and  self-referential  “moralism”  while  snarfing    money  out of their pockets.]

 

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More Bad Girls, Global Warming (4), Bigfoot, Hypnotism & Judicial Idiocy

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

The first several stories featured in this edition of ASND are dedicated to women.

 

Notice that I didn't say "ladies."

 

 

"... it appears that Susan and Rachel Brock didn't know about each other's relationship with the teen."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPERVISOR_WIFE_ARRESTED?SITE=OHCOL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

 

[Nor was “the teen” in any hurry to blow any whistles.]

 

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"... her ex-husband took the wheel from the passenger seat... [because] she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West."

http://keysnews.com/node/21349

 

[I wonder if her boyfriend was the same teen.  I don't know how she could beat that ex-husband, though.]

 

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"McGriff spent most of Christmas Day in jail..."

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-pastortheft_28met.ART.State.Edition2.14774d6.html

 

[Hmm, so did I.   I wonder if we're related.]

 

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"The woman had no receipt to forward to the police..."

http://www.thelocal.se/31028/20101223/

 

[Why the psychic didn't see that coming all along?]

 

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"De Avalon ignored repeated calls to stop and instead accelerated, reaching up to 60km/h as she dragged Leading Senior Constable Andrew Logan 190m along busy Moorabool St. [hanging from one arm out her car window]."

 

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2010/07/27/195111_news.html

 

[That's not even close to the funniest report in that story (and it wouldn't have been funny at all if Cbl Logan had been injured or killed).]

 

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"... she told police that she had... fak[ed] her abduction 'to find out what her husband would be willing to do for her'."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20101227/od_afp/spaincrimehoax

 

[I wonder what he'd be willing to do now that he knows it was all a lie.]

 

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"[Ms.] Colson called 911 at least four times..."

http://www.wesh.com/news/26290782/detail.html

 

[There you go again, criticizing someone (another minority woman, as usual) for simply demanding what she deserved. You should be ashamed of your racist self.]

 

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"The woman hid a pair of shoes under her breasts."

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/conceals-36015-crestview-shoes.html

 

[Do you know how many women would kill for breasts like that?]

 

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"... the [Connecticut Nursing Association] doesn't exist and Lichtenstein paid more than $2,000 of her own money to stage the dinner."

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Fake-Nurse-of-the-Year-Headed-to-Prison-112569424.html?dr

 

[What do you mean, “stage?”  Didn't you just tell us that she had “injected patients with medicine, wrote prescriptions and gave medical advice” for years?   Don't you think that counts for something?   Man, you conservative elitists make us thinking people sick.]

 

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"I don't know if I am physically able to keep my gas to myself to go green."

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/article_f2762647-f152-5985-95e7-39026daaaef7.html

 

[Whether (weather?) you like it or not, lady, global    warming    IS    your    fault,  so  deal with it.   While you're at it, you also need to stop eating meat or you will be responsible for the deaths of everyone on this planet.]

 

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Speaking of bad gas...

 

"The young man was called in for questioning..."

http://www.thelocal.se/25714/20100324/

 

[You'll have to read it for yourself.  Christmas was last week.]

 

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And speaking of being "called in for questioning," check out this parade of geniuses.

 

http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/news-2010dumbestcriminals/1/

 

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"Castro told officers he had dialed 911 because... "

http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20101227/NEWS01/12270310/Man-reports-himself-to-police

 

[Once again, you'll have to read it to find out just how funny it is.]

 

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"[Apparently all ] The money... was still inside the machine."

http://www.wesh.com/news/26292134/detail.html

 

[Well then, no harm, no foul.  Just push the Reset button and let the guy get on with his life.]

 

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"... will [B]igfoot be next?"

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/28/man-shoots-kills-chupacabra-kentucky/?test=faces

 

[Well, you  never    know.]

 

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"I blame my [GPS] for what happened."

http://www.news.com.au/world/grandfather-72-drove-in-circles-for-three-days-in-heavy-snow/story-e6frfkyi-1225976656404

 

[It obviously wasn't for a lack of knowledge on how to use it.  Thinking people know that nothing is ever anyone's actual fault.  People don't make mistakes.  Stuff just “happens.”]

 

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The creativity of the human mind never ceases to blow my own.

 

http://www.news.com.au/travel/galleries/gallery-e6frflw0-1225977289425?page=1

 

I couldn't even conceive of those sculptures, let alone begin to actually sculpt them.

 

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Speaking of creativity...

 

"It seems to have done the trick."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Hypnotist_warms_up_workers

 

[I wonder what Mr. Kerwin will say when they're all found    dead    from    hypothermia , which  none of them will even notice.]

 

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"The judge... rejected jail time [for the convicted murderer] saying, 'Clements had no record of wrongdoing and he was reacting to being assaulted.'"

http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntvman-probation-shooting-neighbor-dec29,0,7300181.story

 

[Hey, Mr. Clements apologized. Isn't that enough? And so what if his story changed (from being the result of "fear" to being an "accident"), and he even followed the neighbor down the street to shoot him? Clements was protecting his LAWN forgodsake!

 

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So, you can kill people who let their dogs pee on your grass and a judge will let you off Scot-free, but if you so much as try to use profanity in a judge's courtroom...

 

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/12/29/f-word-in-court-equals-six-month-prison-term/tab/print/

 

... you'll be doin' down-time downtown, bruhthuh.

 

Got it?

 

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Politically Correct Holidays, Offending

Non-Christians, Global Warming (3),

The Star of Bethlehem &

Global Muslim Persecution of Christians

 

A Special CHRISTmas Edition of ASND.

 

This post can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Our story opens with a seemingly innocuous invitation to a 'holiday party'..."

http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerkimball/2010/12/23/%e2%80%99tis-the-season-to-be-politically-correct/?print=1

 

[Reminds me of the  “holiday party” invitations  I occasionally receive.]

 

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"... non-Christians feel [depressed] if a Christmas tree [is] in the room."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/8223976/Christmas-trees-make-non-Christians-depressed.html

 

 

[An  interesting response  to this pathology was offered by a Muslim just last week.]

 

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"Hundreds of Christmas flights canceled as storm threatens East Coast"

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/12/24/airlines.weather/index.html?hpt=T2

 

[Clearly   another   example  of  global   warming.]

 

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If “holiday” global warming has you feeling as low as the temperature, maybe a little TV will help.

 

"... a ceaselessly burning 3-D log... can be ordered on demand through cable companies."

http://www.npr.org/2010/12/25/132287649/on-a-tv-near-you-the-yule-log-now-in-3-d?ft=1&f=1001

 

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"Scholars offer various explanations for the account of a Christmas 'star.'"

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/1224/Christmas-star-Some-theories-on-what-the-Magi-were-following

 

[As long as we don't fall into the   “miracle”   trap, we're still thinking rationally.]

 

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On a much brighter note (if you happen to be Muslim)...

 

"For fear of Islamic fundamentalism... Christians [are] flee[ing] from the Palestinian territories and Israel."

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Christmas-in-Bethlehem:-the-cross-banished-from-souvenirs-shops-20318.html

 

[Don't you get tired of hearing conservatives   blather   on  and  on  about  Muslims   being  some sort of  threat   to   Christians ?   What a pathetically sad lie  conservative-sponsored anti-Islamic fear-mongering  is.    Muslims   around the   world  are just like us  enlightened   liberals  in the West –   tolerant,   peace - loving  and  open - minded   about spiritual matters.   Fortunately, we still have a  President   who   knows   more  than conservatives do.]

 

  

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PRB, BBC, Homosexual Adoptions,

Global Warming (2), Former Muslims &

Liberal “Christians”

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Last week we viewed some people's versions of holiday decorations.  Wanna see another?

 

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"Marriott's lawyer, Leonard Shapiro... [said] that the marijuana was for personal use."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/sns-ap-us-car-into-house-marijuana,0,886883.story

 

[For Mr. Shapiro's personal use? Wanna bet he does Mr. Marriot's legal work pro bono?]

 

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"I can't see why we can't be joined in matrimony."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3312466/Man-to-wed-his-Christmas-tree.html

 

[You think this guy is nuts?  You ain't seen nuthin' yet.  Check out all 20 of these pics.  You may need to hit your browser's Refresh button a few times as you page through the slide show.  I did.]

 

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"I just unbuckled the seat belt and had a baby."

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16933272

 

[My wife almost did that with our second child.  Not a half hour after getting to the hospital we greeted our amazing second daughter.]

 

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"... [the] doctor pulled out one of the pearls, but the second one escaped scrutiny. Until now."

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/12/pearl-found-in-mans-ear-after-41-years-/1

 

[Can you hear me now?]

 

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"Dragan had nailed it right in the head, killing it instantly [but] was too drunk to remember what had happened."

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/17081/48/

 

[Dragan?  Shouldn't this guy be spelling his name “Dragon?]

 

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"I used to think I was a superhero."

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/20/5683367-rubber-man-syndrome-turns-man-into-real-life-gumby

 

[Gumby was a superhero?  Wow, I used to watch him every day (when I was about 5) and I never knew that.  Did you know that?]

 

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Good girl...

 

"I just wanted to help the officer get the upper hand..."

http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/good-samaitan-helps-police-officer

 

[Wanna bet that cop never lives this down back at District?]

 

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Bad girl...

 

"The woman drove off again after being stopped a second time..."

http://www.wesh.com/r/22880182/detail.html

 

[Well, maybe she was in a hurry?  Did you ever think of that, Mr. Cop?]

 

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Very bad girl...

 

"It was almost like she went Christmas shopping."

http://www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2010/12/hillsboro_woman_arrested_after_calling_west_linn_police_for_a_ride.html

 

[Almost?]

 

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Very very bad girl...

 

"... they did not consummate their marriage as the fraudster convinced her that ["he"] was observing a special fast for six months..."

http://www.ndtv.com/article/cities/husband-turned-out-to-be-a-woman-and-a-thief-73239

 

[Six months?  I wouldn't have lasted six minutes.]

 

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"She was completely soaked, couldn't move."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26208123/detail.html

 

[I knew there was a reason why I left Boulder,   never  to  return.]

 

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"The couple... have been criticised for denying their child a father."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1340012/Lesbian-couples-single-women-rush-IVF.html

 

[Only by right   wingnuts  who  couldn't   care less   about   actual   scientific   data.]

 

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"In the summer [of 2010], one weather system caused oppressive heat in Russia... The excessive amount of extreme weather that dominated 2010 is a classic sign of man-made global warming that climate scientists have long warned about."

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101219/D9K734E81.html

 

[ Amen    to    that ! ]

 

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"The BBC can’t help themselves."

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/218290/Fury-over-BBC-s-Nativity-insult

 

[Conservatives  are  such   morons.   The  BBC  is  probably  the  most   fair  and  balanced   news   service  on  the   planet.]

 

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"... Islam is the only way to avoid [sin] and convert."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1340794/Christmas-evil-Muslim-group-launch-poster-campaign-festive-period.html

 

[Must be.  When   was  the  last   time  you  heard  of a  Muslim   leaving   Islam?]

 

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"... 54 percent of evangelical Protestants said yes, people of religions other than Christianity can go to heaven."

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101217/author-most-evangelicals-believe-good-people-are-heaven-bound/

 

[Absolutely   true!   Hmm, maybe  Christians  are  finally   starting  to  catch   on  to  reality.]

 

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"[Mr.] Protas... has been spending time on the Internet, posting comments to a Facebook page comparing himself to Jesus."

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/DA-Molest-Suspect-Compares-Self-to-Jesus-112014194.html

 

[No doubt Mr. Protas will be going to heaven too.]

 

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"... while most call [Christmas] a holy day that is primarily religious, their actions say otherwise."

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-12-20-unchristmas20_ST_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

 

[Maybe holiness is in the eye of the beholder.    Did you ever   think  of  that?    Hmm?]

 

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"... this version [of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'] is in Klingon."

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/19/have-a-happy-klingon-christmas/

 

[ FINALLY ! ]

 

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"... people are more likely to die... on Christmas day... than on any other days of the year."

http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/12/20/christmas-the-deadliest-day-of-the-year-study/

 

[I suspect this probably also has something to do with...

 

... Klingons.]

 

  

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Taxing the Rich, "Scientific" Discrimination, Offending Muslims & Holiday Decorations

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"The [details on how the injuries were sustained were] suppressed because the [judicial] tribunal 'received concrete evidence that the [embarrassed woman] may act on suicidal tendencies if the reasons [for her injuries] were made public'."

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/worker-injured-during-sex-denied-compo/story-e6frfku9-1225971579034

 

[Which is why we were not even told her name.]

 

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"The first thing we put on in the morning does make a difference in our day."

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/your-look/2010-12-14-undies14_ST_N.htm

 

[Glasses.  Absitively, posilutely glasses make a difference.]

 

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"Honest, Officer, Those Drugs Hidden In My Crotch Are Not Mine"

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/honest-officer-those-drugs-hidden-my-crotch-are-not-mine

 

[I believe her.  Weird stuff happens, man.  Weird stuff definitely happens.]

 

[Especially to druggies.]

 

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"It caused me to lose my job and I had to change my residence."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8209311/Japanese-woman-sues-Google-for-displaying-images-of-underwear.html

 

[As long as you don't have to accept any actual consequences of your own actions, mam, we're all with ya.  Shame on Google for taking a picture of something that anyone walking past your home can see for themselves.]

 

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"Luke had nothing to with it."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40709114/ns/us_news-weird_news/

 

[I wonder what their story would have been if she'd managed to pull it off undetected.]

 

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"Malih told WESH 2 News he wasn't sure how many times he fired the gun."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40724687/ns/local_news-orlando_fl/

 

[He fired a gun after he was "splashed" with gasoline?  He FIRED a gun?  Wow, I'm not sure I would have been that brave.]

 

[Or stupid.]

 

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"... a portion of the funds are set aside for an educational fund for '[redneck] youth.'"

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/capital-land/2010/12/society-founder-rednecks-underserved-large-population

 

[What?  Why can't we just tax rich folk to pay for that?    Everyone knows   rich people get all the tax   breaks   anyway.    Besideswho   wants   rich   people   around   anyway?   All their tax-dodging does is keep   increasing  the  national   debt.   And   we should   increase   taxes   on   corporations  too so that these rural children get the college educations they need.]

 

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Scientist alleges religious discrimination

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/17/scientist-alleges-religious-discrimination-ky/?test=latestnews

 

[Discrimination by scientists? In this country?  That is just absolute   nonsense.    American   scientists  do  not   discriminate  against   fellow   scientists.   It has simply   never   happened   here.   Scientists just do not have   philosophical   biases.     It is this Gaskill moron who is the bigot.]

 

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'It is stupid to think Moslems would be offended."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-152361/The-Red-Cross-bans-Christmas.html#ixzz18GIAmlB9

 

[Wait a minute, the guy who said that was a Muslim?   What   is   wrong   with   this   picture?]

 

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"... they are racking up an astonishing bill of $82,320."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1338033/The-house-MILLION-Christmas-lights.html

 

[So, this is how some people "decorate" for the holidays?]

 

 

For those who care, this is how God decorates for CHRISTmas.

 

Merry CHRISTmas to those with whom God is pleased.

 

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The U.S. Constitution, More Racism, Global Warming, Hand Guns, Paganism, Narnia & Christianity



This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"He will not be teaching again at KSU."

http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/ksu-instructor-arrested-for-769677.html

 

[That's not all he won't be doing again. At least not for a while.]

 

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Speaking of not doing it again...

 

"... more than 40 percent [of old men] prefer sex more frequently."

http://us.mobile.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE6B55TD20101206

 

[Yeah, well guys, some things just never change. ]

 

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As for those people at the other end of the maturity spectrum...

 

"The effect of frequent sexual activity [in many young married couples] was enough to completely wipe away the 'happiness deficit'..."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101208083055.htm

 

[Why do we pay people with multiple, advanced and very expensive degrees millions of dollars to tell us what we have all known for tens of thousands of years?]

 

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Speaking of paying Ph.D.s fortunes to tell us the absurdly obvious...

 

"Study finds imaginary eating can reduce food intake"

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_16820381

 

[People, I don't make any of this stuff up. I just report it.]

 

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"It's not clear why men's behaviors might improve after marriage..."

http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/health_stories/Married_Men_Behavior/2010/12/07/365562.html

 

[Only an unmarried man could say something that stupid.]

 

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"Sheboygan police say the man in his late 70s called authorities about 11 p.m. Monday, but was having trouble speaking."

http://www.startribune.com/local/111437174.html

 

[I geff fo.]

 

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"Detectives had spent eight hours of overtime on the investigation before Chief Blyth realised the blood wasn’t real..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1334120/Police-mistake-movie-set-murder-scene-grisly-murder-35-years.html

 

[Sadly, I've had days like that too. More than I'll ever admit to any of you.]

 

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"The Canyons Resort in Utah has a “job” opening right now for the upcoming season."

http://www.freeskier.com/articles/article.php?article_id=5478

 

[Honey, where's our video cam?]

 

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"95 percent of Americans have flame retardant chemicals in their body..."

http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/07/study-flame-retardant-found-in-small-butter-sample/?hpt=Sbin

 

[That's right. Water, for one.]

 

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"I wouldn't say people today don't know the difference between right and wrong..."

http://www.sacbee.com/2010/12/08/3241312/widow-offers-to-pay-fine-for-library.html

 

[Doesn't that depend on WHICH people, Mrs. Beal?]

 

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"The dreaded low-five fail has claimed another victim..."

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Video-Gary-Neal-high-fives-the-air-after-techni?urn=nba-292333

 

[What...? I saw 'em there. His teammates were right THERE!]

 

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"For his last meal, Smith requested dirt."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8186685/Last-meals-weird-requests-on-death-row.html

 

[Why? Why would someone do something like that?]

 

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"... that judge also allowed him to sign his name as a right arrow, a smiley face and a left arrow."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/12/06/20101206oregon-captain-awesome-name-change.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

["That judge" should be proud of his legal training and open-mindedness.]

 

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"No one wants to get Urkelized."

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-saggy-pants-students-urkelized,0,7504938.story

 

[I wonder how that policy would have gone over if the principal had been white.]

 

[Actually,   no,   I   don't.]

 

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"The rising ocean raises questions..."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101206/ap_on_sc/climate_disappearing_nations

 

[Man,   isn't   THAT   the   truth!    Climate change deniers  are  all morons.]

 

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"... the unidentified woman wrestled the gun away from Heath and shot him."

http://www.wpxi.com/news/26086086/detail.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

 

[Oh, the HORROR!   That  poor,   defenseless   boy.    How   could   that   woman  be  allowed  to do such an  evil   thing  and  not   be   prosecuted?]

 

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"... devotees are urged to celebrate the Sun God with 'unabashed sexuality and promiscuity'."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336181/Pagan-prisoners-given-time-worship-Sun-God.html

 

[We saw a couple weeks ago that these kinds of religious   ceremonies were increasing world-wide. I say again, praise the goddess!]

 

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" 'Dawn Treader' producer Mark Johnson [says that]... 'resurrection exists in so many different religions in one form or another, so it's hardly exclusively Christian.' "

http://abcnews.go.com/CleanPrint/cleanprintproxy.aspx?1292036449062

 

[Thank you, Mr. Johnson, for doing your   homework.]

 

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"Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence"

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Christ+meets+Bigfoot+More+irreverent+atheist+Canadian+cities/3913741/story.html

 

[Maybe, but since there isn't even any ordinary   evidence for the essential   claims of Christianity, why should we believe any of them?]

 

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And speaking of extraordinary claims...

 

"I don't know that the world is ending or anything..."

http://www.startribune.com/local/111497144.html?elr=KArks:DCiUec7PaP3E77K_0c::D3aDhUiacyKUnciaec8O7EyU

 

[But that hasn't stoped him from suggesting that it is, will it?]

 

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Peppers, X-Rays, Global Warming, Huckawho?, Aslan & 2nd Coming

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"... a British chili farmer and pub owner... crossed three of the hottest peppers known to man... to create his Frankenstein-monster chili."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101203/sc_yblog_thelookout/worlds-hottest-pepper-is-hot-enough-to-strip-paint

 

[I wonder how long before Chunky's   switches out their low-end Jalapeños with these new Frankenpeppers.]

 

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Some Amazing X-rays

 

"He coughed up a nail that doctors estimate had been lodged in his sinus for 30 years or more."

 

and...

 

"Doctors removed the arrow, but Cheong still faces the risk of infection..."

 

and...

 

"While he has 95 percent of his vision back, the incident left him with a raspy voice."

 

and...

 

"The keys miraculously avoided damaging his eyesight..."

 

and...

 

"...an industrial incident caused a nail gun to shoot nails into his head and brain..."

 

and...

 

 "After being plagued for 55 years with the torment of a pencil lodged in her head, a German woman has finally had it removed."

 

and...

 

"... the patient was in serious but stable condition."

 

and...

 

"... on display at Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium."

 

and...

 

"... an 18-inch-long drill bit that pierced Hunt's eye socket and went through his head..."

 

and...

 

"The 16-year-old and two other young men were injured when they tried to stop a friend from being robbed at a bus stop."

 

and...

 

"... despite a trip to the emergency room on the day that it happened, [the pin] went undetected for 48 hours."

 

and...

 

"When painkillers and ice failed to stop the ache SIX DAYS LATER, he went to a dental office..."

 

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"... if our little private ceremony has been able to help raise awareness about the problems of global warming and climate change, then I am one happy planet!"

http://plogspot101.blogspot.com/2010/12/man-marries-earth-in-rare-ceremony.html

 

[Isn't that sweet!? Sadly, though, right wingnuts will be jumping all over this story, claiming that Mr. Bloom is typical   of   global   warming   prophets.  Mr. Bloom is not some   sort  of  deluded   religious   fanatic.  Nor is he an  ideological   fanatic.  He's just a normal, thinking person.]

 

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"He has not taken classes since 1997."

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/year+stay+UVic+residence+today/3922778/story.html

 

[My question is, if he didn't seem to be a problem for at least thirteen years, why was he all of a sudden evicted now?  Go figure.]

 

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"... that's when things got weird."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/12/03/2010-12-03_teen_art_taylor_takes_wildeyed_mug_shot_after_allegedly_swallowing_a_bag_of_coca.html

 

[All together now..., “That's why they call it dope.”]

 

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"... the animal was taken to an undisclosed location."

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/12/04/2496911/kc-police-find-gator-in-car-at.html

 

[Perhaps, just maybe, to some drug dealer's trunk.]

 

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"... spiders are considered docile..."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101203/od_nm/us_tarantulas

 

[I have a picture of one of my daughters holding one in her bare hand.  Really.]

 

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"... you can even steer it from the upside down seat I have installed."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1334437/French-designer-Julien-Berthier-travels-globe-half-boat-called-Love-Love.html

 

[Uh, no, you can.  I'm busy.  For the rest of my life.]

 

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"If we want to keep our nation's secrets 'SECRET,' store them where President Obama stores his college transcripts and birth certificate."

--Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and Presidential candidate

 

[No, I didn't vote for Huckabee in 2008.  I'm   not  a  Republican   so   I   can't   vote   in   their   primaries.]

 

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"Aslan symbolises... for me Mohammed, Buddha and all the great spiritual leaders and prophets over the centuries."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1335586/Liam-Neeson-upsets-Narnia-fans-claiming-Aslan-Mohammed-Christ.html

 

[By Joe, I think   he's got it.]

 

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"Jesus is returning on May 21, 2011."

http://www.freep.com/article/20101204/NEWS05/12040397/1319/Billboards-to-proclaim-Jesus-return

 

[No kidding?  Wow.  Even Jesus didn't know that during His first visit. Those folks in Detroit must be   really smart.]



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Whenever He does come, though, these folks are convinced that He'll never leave again.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

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Weak Worship, Former Muslims, Chance and "Luck"

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"Hypothetical mechanisms of transient monocular visual loss in our patient include vasoconstriction or embolism in the arterial blood supply of the eye."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1334060/Man-lost-sight-time-sex.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#

 

[I bet he never once thought about giving up the cause, though.  No real man would.]

 

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"Anastasia, says she now fears her breasts will be repossessed..."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Man_threatens_to_repossess_exs_implants?sid=6c2211156917

 

[Which is worse, losing your “girls” because you don't want to indulge or losing your sight because you don't want to stop indulging?]

 

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"I am not stupid, I know the law."

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpps/news/offbeat/spanish-woman-claims-she-now-owns-sun-dpgonc-20101126-gc_10808147

 

[Well then, that makes all the rest of us unbelievably stupid.  Mea culpa, Ms. Duran.]

 

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"... on April 11, 1954... nothing much happened. "

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8160622/Computer-identifies-the-most-boring-day-in-history.html

 

[And that story qualifies as "news?"]

 

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"If all Chinese are as hard-headed as this guy, no wonder motorcyclists in China don't have to wear helmets."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1333668/Motorcyclist-slams-van-strolls-mangled-machine.html

 

[That really tore me up.  I was going to use that line (or something similar) as my tag (what you're reading right now).  I guess great minds think alike.]

 

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"... the Watchtower... is not much of a moneymaker at $2 a head for admission."

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2013525952_ufowatch26.html

 

[I didn't even know aliens used money.  Wow.  Live and learn, huh?]

 

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"He was on the wrong side of the wall when his work was finished."

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20101125-31413.html

 

[As long he's not on the wrong side of the dirt when his work is finished, he'll be ok.]

 

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"The music was heard by using a stethoscope connected to an amplifier."

http://www.thelocal.se/30460/20101127/

 

[I read that story twice and I still have no clue what happened.]

 

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"The women respect and love her as their ‘husband."

http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/InsidePage.php?id=2000023406&cid=259

 

[I stopped after reading this story only once.  I don't get it and, I'm sorry, but I just don't want to get it.]

 

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"I've never seen anything like it since I've been in law enforcement."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/11/27/2010-11-27_kristopher_allen_white_skinny_inmate_escapes_tennessee_jail_by_slipping_through_.html

 

[Wanna bet his new nickname in jail will be "Slim Jim?"]

 

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"Misuse of handicapped placards rampant, police say"

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/crime/misuse-of-handicapped-placards-rampant-police-say-1013372.html?cxntlid=cmg_cntnt_rss

 

[And this is supposed to be a surprise?  Have you ever spent a few minutes watching most of the folks who get out of their cars in handicapped spaces?]

 

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"... three of [Tiger] Woods's alleged dozen mistresses... are to hold a lavish cocktail party on 3 December to celebrate, as they put it, the anniversary of the crash which led to their wider fame."

 

[I wonder what they will say when other people celebrate their eventual crashes.]

 

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"Some of our guests thought it was a joke."

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AQ0BR20101127

 

[Wait... you mean it wasn't?]

 

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"... they do occasionally disagree on which direction to go, resulting in minor skirmishes."

 

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/conjoined-twins-see-through-each-others-eyes/19731153?test=latestnews

 

[Brings new meaning to the word “mind-blowing,” doesn't it?]

 

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"... viewers will receive part of the sugary sculpture in exchange for a donation."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/8164511/Giant-chocolate-Christmas-tree.html

 

[Where do I send the check?]

 

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"... the British love animals - even dead ones."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Roadkill_calendar_a_surprise_hit

 

[Apparently rednecks are ubiquitous globally, not just here in Uhmehricuh.]

 

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"... she set her house on fire after locking herself out."

http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/r/25935319/detail.html

 

[So they arrested her? It was her own house, forgodsake!]

 

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"Which Celeb Is the Biggest Pothead?"

 

http://www.sodahead.com/entertainment/who-is-the-biggest-celebrity-pothead/question-1361825/

 

[What... does the winner get his memory back?]

 

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"[Police] say the[ women] took four pair of boots, three pair of jeans, a wallet and gloves."

http://www.kfor.com/kfor-news-fat-roll-shoplifters-story,0,3781914.story

 

[Wow, and all these years I thought obesity was a bad thing.  Live and learn, huh?]

 

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"... the signal's message [w]as 'unintentional.'"

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/02/finger-flipping-crosswalk-sign-fixed/

 

[Believe whatever you want.  I'll bet you your next paycheck there were about forty frat boys watching the whole thing from a coffee shop across the street laughing their heads off the entire time.]

 

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"Gagner apparently put onions, cheese, bacon and pepperoni and four bags of tortilla chips into the pizza oven."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/25997501/detail.html

 

[At least he had good taste.  Maybe now he'll buy a belt.]

 

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"... while he was trying to talk to the woman, he was stopped by four robbers who beat him and took his car."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/suspect-lies-about-carjacking-because-he-cant-find-1092071.html

 

[Or not.]

 

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"The commercial vehicle, which costs about £132,000 [is] a similar price to a Ferrari."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1334757/The-flying-armoured-car-U-S-military-develops-futuristic-vehicle-destined-Afghanistan.html

 

[Costs?  Now?  Present tense?  Do you think they'll take my 17-year-old Saturn as a trade-in?]

 

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"... the [cruise] liner's anchor system was similar to that of his own 50ft boat."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1334384/Cruise-passenger-Ryan-Ehlert-drops-anchor-middle-Gulf-Mexico.html

 

[Hey, I can understand that.  I wonder what he does, though, with women who look like his (ex?) wife.]

 

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"I PRAISE YOU 24/7! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!"

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/11/29/buffalo-bills-wide-receiver-blames-dropped-pass-god/?test=faces#

 

[Perhaps Mr. Johnson hasn't yet learned when praise is most meaningful.]

 

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"The woman said, 'You are the one!'"

http://www.mnnonline.org/article/15000

 

[From what I hear,   she's   not   the   only   person   to   whom   these   kinds   of   things   have   happened   either.]

 

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"The driver... took a lot of persuading to climb out of his cab and back up the truck."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Lucky_truckers_cliffhanger_escape

 

[ That guy was “lucky?”  What is “luck?”  Some people think they know what “luck” is but their attempts at definition fail when they attribute “chance” as the cause of “luck.”  Chance, though, is not a thing since it occupies no time, space or personality.  Chance, therefore, cannot cause anything -- including “luck.”   Others don't claim to know what “luck” is but insist that “luck” is – at least for some people.  But if “luck” exists as an actual thing then it must exist objectively, i.e. it must be observable by everyone possessing and using whatever sensing system can observe and/or measure “luck.”  Since “luck,” though, can only be perceived subjectively – like feelings and opinions – then “luck” cannot be a thing.   “Luck” occupies nothing but perception or thought, which are only things to the person(s) doing the perceiving and/or thinking.  “Luck,” then, is not a thing.  If something is not a thing, then it – “luck” – is nothing.  Anyone with objective evidence challenging this logic is invited to make their case to the contrary.  Good “luck.”]

 

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Self Defense, National Debt, Rich People & "Jesus"

 

 This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"...if we see brisk sales of the 'Miraculous' bras at Victoria's Secret, it could be a good indicator of two important economic trends."

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2010-11-21-economy-at-mall_N.htm

 

[Lemme guess... They'll both point firmly upward toward stability.]

 

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"The TSA: It's our business to touch yours."

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/message-from-tsa/1261478

 

[Some people get all the great jobs.]

 

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"McNames made the mistake of calling cops to report that he was a larceny victim."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/prostitution/never-call-cops-consumer-complaint-about-your-hooker

 

[The Web site reporting this is called The Smoking Gun. My guess is Mr. McNames was smoking something else.]

 

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"Are you kidding me? This is a metaphor for our show: Another crash & burn."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20101119/cm_huffpost/785658

 

[Why don't I hear any arguments with that assertion?]

 

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"Time to break out those sweatpants because you overate."

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/holidays/25812617/detail.html?treets=den&tid=2658815713813&tml=den_health&tmi=den_health_1_12150111192010&ts=H

 

[Oh, come on. Tell me something I don't know.]

 

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"The phone's been ringing all afternoon."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8148372/Chihuahua-becomes-Japanese-police-dog.html

 

[Excuse me but doesn't that dog look more like a Collie than a Chihuahua?]

 

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Speaking of dogs...

 

"His screams were blood curdling."

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3239819/Dog-plunges-400ft-off-a-cliff-and-survives.html

 

[Reminds me of the time I was out running with my dog Jeep. We were waiting about three seconds for a car to pass us so we could cross a street when I moved off the curb a split second before the car passed us. Jeep, being an excited dog and therefore way faster than a mere man, bolted clear out into the lane just as the car slammed into him from the side. He never saw it coming. Of course, Jeep was knocked about thirty feet and unconscious (the driver of the car didn't bother to stop either) so I picked him up and ran about half a mile back toward my truck when I became exhausted (Jeep was an Akita/Rottweiler mix, weighing over 70 pounds) and left him with some people in a parking lot while I ran the rest of the way back to the truck. About five minutes later I pulled back up to the people and Jeep was prancing around, smiling from ear to ear and wagging his tail almost clean off his butt. Needless to say, I was speechless, which is pretty weird for me.]

 

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"This should have never happened."

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/11/honeymooners.html

 

[Man, I would have taken my $649 and stayed across the street at La Quinta for a whole week.]

 

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"I feel that I'm not different from other people."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8145934/Armless-pianist-to-tour-after-winning-Chinas-Britains-Got-Talent.html

 

[Uhm, ok. If you say so. I guess I can't do a hand stand very well either (anymore; though my kids are pretty amazed every time I manage to hold one up for a few seconds).]

 

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Speaking of amazing musicians...

 

"Out of nowhere he was able to play."

http://www.comcast.net/video/man-becomes-musical-savant-following-concussion/1657643470/Comcast/1657223372/

 

[And this reminds me of people who wake up   after brain injuries speaking foreign languages .]

 

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"You don't need much to make deer meat taste good."

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/serve-roadkill-instead-of-turkey-on-thanksgiving-says-hunter-buck-peterson/19717289?test=latestnews

 

[As long as it doesn't include antifreeze and motor oil, I'm good.]

 

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"... the bag was full of pizza dough."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/11/23/20101123new-york-pizza-robbery-wrong-dough-ON.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

[Which is why most thieves rob banks instead of restaurants.]

 

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"The man ran off..."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/24-7/2915876,CST-NWS-broom1123.article

 

[Still   others   fail   miserably  while  attempting  to  rob   homes.]

 

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"… this was a case of a real bird's eye view."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1332199/Birds-eye-view-Natures-way-imitating-art-flamingos-create-remarkable-image.html

 

[I can just hear all those birds 'tweeting,' “No pun intended.”]

 

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"Photographers insist this image... has not been digitally manipulated."

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Earthquake_twists_railway_tracks

 

[Able to bend cold steel with bare earth!]

 

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"... Jones gave the caller his cell number so he did not have to keep running back to the room phone."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/11828052

 

[Not a day goes by that I don't see, hear or read at least one confirmation of the fact that no one ever got rich by underestimating the intelligence of the American people.]

 

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"Nearly 40% of retired Americans said they... aren't worried about paying it off [their credit card debt] in their lifetime."

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/credit/2010-11-21-senior-debt_N.htm?csp=hf

 

[Retired Americans?  Since when are the Executive and Legislative   branches of government “retired?”]

 

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"If they extend the life-extending treatment into next year, they could jeopardize their family’s ability to inherit the life’s labor of a person who is now terminally ill."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2010/11/22/much_riding_on_future_of_estate_tax/?page=full

 

[Rich   people (i.e. Republicans and conservatives) suck.    All   they   ever   do  is  think   about   themselves.]

 

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"... Jesus... bear-hugged him in a bid to douse the flames."

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331521/Partygoer-dressed-Larry-Lamb-saved-Jesus-set-alight.html

 

[Another moron named Larry.  Another   hero   named   Jesus.      Same 'ol, same 'ol.]

 

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All About Death: Zombies, Ghosts, Demons, Funerals Resurrections & Abortions

  

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

 "A dispatcher asked the officer to check his mike."

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013421007_deputy13m.html

and...

"... it was also a little disconcerting for the people who have to work in the vehicle."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1331506/Denver-Airport-mobile-command-post-used-sex-venue-fireman-aand-female-city-worker.html?ITO=1490

 

[I think about that every time I use a bathroom on an airplane.]

 

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"One manager also allegedly told Blakely that she was 'too sensual' to be promoted."

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-allred-big-bust-lawsuit,0,5316903.story

 

[Maybe, but I bet if she had her own police car or command center RV she'd get more “respect.”]

 

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"... 70 per cent [of British women] admit they gain satisfaction from doing the laundry and mopping floors."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329246/How-70-women-say-LIKE-doing-housework.html

 

[Maybe that was the real reason America fought a war with Britain.

You don't know. You weren't there.]

 

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"The floor was so soaked with animal waste that it was moving."

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-man-accused-of-animal-abuse-at-home-called-litter-box-without-litter/1133443

 

[Uh... that would be floor that was moving, not the animal waste.]

 

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"In no time, he could almost see little red cartoon hearts fluttering over his head."

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20101115__Disney_Tattoo_Guy__trading_his_passion_for_new_love.html

 

[I wonder if the guy who got his eyes tattooed will ever come out of his shell.]

 

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Speaking of tattoos...

 

"Amerson denied assaulting Miner, saying that she had 'been sleeping all day.'"

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/cops-woman-tried-carve-beaus-tat

 

[Was anyone besides me surprised to learn that they were both already awaiting trials on other charges?]

 

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"... its aim is to help clients with weight loss [&] nutritional counseling..."

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2010/11/15/Indoor-gym-aimed-at-dogs/UPI-36861289863852/print/

 

[The article didn't mention it, but the famous Dr. Dolittle owns and operates the franchise.]

 

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"... my gosh that woman's got a lot of hair."

http://www.news.com.au/technology/horse-filmed-riding-in-the-back-of-a-car-in-us-becomes-global-hit/story-e6frfro0-1225954514930

 

[To say nothing of her nose.]

 

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"... the inescapable sounds of these movies over and over works on nerves and psyche."

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2010/nov/15/inmate-claims-movies-jail-are-torture/

 

[Hmm, do you think that might convince them not to ever do anything that would force them to go back there? Hmm...]

 

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"It was hard... [because it] was too soft."

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/after-choking-in-pizza-contest-is-takeru-kobayashi-finished/19717105?test=latestnews

 

[Huh?]

 

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"... she called 911 after her husband blasted the TV and then pointed the shotgun at her."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/man-shoots-tv-over-bristol-palin-dancing

 

[And she's still married to him?]

 

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"In 1992, salsa... became North America’s favorite table condiment."

 

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/11/16/chili-peppers-hot/?test=faces

 

[How many of you knew that? Hey, I'm the wildest hot food fanatic I know (I'm not kidding here, I can eat stuff that would kill most people) and I didn't even know that. Thank God for slow news days.]

 

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"Miller... asked married couples... to share their Facebook passwords with each other."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40235085/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/?gt1=43001

 

[I share all my passwords with my wife. Why wouldn't everyone?]

 

[BTW, just before I published this edition of ASND, I saw this. Hypocrisy never ceases to amaze.]

 

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"... the 23-year-old had no intent to cause the creature undue suffering..."

http://www.thelocal.se/30262/20101117/

 

[Undue suffering? Un-DUE? What on Earth could that "creature" have done to deserve being killed in the first place?]

 

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"It wasn't my money. I didn't earn it"

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-11-19-homeless19_ST_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

 

[Three thousand dollars cash in a backpack and this guy thinks someone earned it? Excuse me? $3,000 CASH? What, don't recovering alcoholics know how to spell "drug deal?"]

 

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Speaking of finding stuff worth a lot of money...

 

"... the Hyatts found the pendant in a field..."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/18/world/main7068579.shtml?tag=cbsnewsTwoColLowerPromoArea;morenews

 

[These people in England must suffer from the same mental illness as that alcoholic in Arizona does.

"... they'll share the money with the field's owner if the pendant is sold."

What is wrong with these people? When God gives you something, accept it !]

 

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"What's on that video is real."

http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-ghost-story-exclusive-ss-txt,0,6557407.story

 

[Anyone wanna bet how these folks vote?]

 

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Speaking of demons...

 

"It was sounding like ‘shebbaberbebeb shhhhee."

http://guardian.co.tt/news/general/2010/11/11/panic-after-devil-attack-school

 

[Oh yeah. That was definitely a demon. I can tell from the spelling.]

 

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And for those who are still confused, demons are not the same as zombies.

 

"Caution Zombies ahead!"

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101115/od_nm/us_arizona_zombies

 

[You know, one comma and one space, strategically placed, completely changes that warning to...

Caution Zombies, a head!”]

 

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"... he died and was 'resurrected' as the messiah."

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jDlxWYqBVtSiS-jThDqxhyQGc64A

 

[Wow, him too? I wonder if this is going to be a trend.]

 

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"... church members listened and openly sobbed."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/11/16/20101116indiana-fake-funeral.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

[1 Thessalonians 5:21, people. Please.]

 

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"All I can say is that the individual was severely burned."

http://www.ydr.com/ci_16617589?source=most_viewed

 

[Proverbs 22: 8, people. Please.]

 

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"We wanted to give people a chance to voice their opinions in a real situation where it makes a difference."

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/109090084.html?elr=KArks:DCiUHc3E7_V_nDaycUiacyKUzyaP37D_ncyD_2yckUr

 

 

[I wonder why they didn't bother to ask the baby what he/she wants. Hmm...]

 

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"What does that mean?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k&feature=player_embedded

 

[“Quantitative Easing Explained]

 

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Witchcraft, TV Profanity, Islam and

Fatherless Children

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

Let's start this week's issue of SND with some news headlines even I never saw.

 

;-)

 

- Lawyers Give Poor Free Legal Advice

 

- Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

 

- Fund Set Up for Beating Victim's Kin

 

- Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years

 

- Cancer Society Honors Marlboro Man

 

- Nicaragua Sets Goal to Wipe Out Literacy

 

- Autos Killing 110 a Day – Let's Resolve to Do Better

 

and my personal favorite...

 

  • 20-Year Friendship Ends at Altar

 

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"Random Acts of Culture"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_RHnQ-jgU&feature=related

 

[If you don't think that's one of the coolest things you've ever seen, don't bother reading any more of these SND posts. You won't like them either.]

 

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"Billmyer was stuck in the vent for about six hours."

http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-vb-breakin-vent-nov1,0,2036483,print.story

 

and...

 

"[Ms.] Bower had to be rescued by firemen... after becoming trapped in the flume..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327217/18-stone-woman-tells-shame-Butlins-waterslide-torment.html

 

[Better to be "rescued" by firemen than police, I always say. I hope I never have to say it about myself.]

 

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"Police: Dash Cam Catches Sgt. Urinating"

http://www.baltimoresun.com/wjw-dash-cam-sandusky-police-urinating-js-txt,0,631698.story

 

[I hope everything came out all right.]

 

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"GO GO GO GO GO GO YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!"

http://www.comcast.net/video/raw-video-middle-school-trick-play-goes-viral/1637638718/Comcast/1637950302/

 

[We actually tried that play in little league once. We didn't fool 'em for a second.]

 

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"It looks great."

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/11/05/sk-potholes-calendar-highway-101105.html?ref=rss

 

[The road, not the calendar.]

 

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Speaking of calendars...

 

"Death is not sexy..."

http://www.digitalspy.com/odd/news/a286302/coffin-firm-launches-raunchy-calendar.html

 

[Maybe not, but sex apparently sells really expensive coffins or they wouldn't still be in business.]

 

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"When it comes to understanding I don't think any group is safe."

http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/brisbane-lolitas-change-fashion-landscape-20101105-17grh.html

 

[Is it me or is that really stupid looking? If my daughters were into that I'd wonder what was wrong with them.]

 

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"Is your laptop cooking your testicles?"

http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=USTRE6A457320101105

 

[Definitely not, but thanks for the heads-up.]

 

 

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"I've had 40 years in retail and I've never come across anything like this before and I probably won't again because I'm retiring in January."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327966/Shopper-overcharged-Co-op-assistants-breasts-resting-scales.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 

[My question is, how on Earth did that even happen?]

 

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"She has had it professionally cleaned, because of where it had been for so long."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8111123/Woman-reunited-with-diamond-ring-she-flushed-down-toilet-two-years-ago.html

 

[Reminds me of the cell phone ad on TV right now where people are so devoted to their smart phones they'll do ANYTHING but not use it constantly -- including one guy who drops his phone in his urinal while urinating, only to reach right in and pull it back out out. The guy next to him says the same thing everyone else in the ad does; "Really?"]

 

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"The list also includes chihuahuas..."

http://www.news.com.au/national/chihuahua-pomeranian-on-queenslands-top-100-dangerous-dogs-list/story-e6frfkvr-1225948875890

 

[Dangerous for whom, infants?]

 

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"I can fill the courtroom twice with people who can say how great a dad I am..."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/father-arrested-after-deputies-find-alcohol-stored-in-1030755.html

 

[Wow, you too?]

 

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"Fowler told police a man had come to his house with information on where to find the Easter Bunny."

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/dwi-suspect-says-he-was-looking-easter-b

 

[Probably the same guy who told him alcohol helps you drive better.]

 

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"... the officer was hit with a rigid feminine pleasure device."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/illinois/meet-illinois-woman-arrested-assaulting-cop-vibrator

 

[Speaking of drunk driving, I wonder if Ms. Bildsten drove to Huntsville, Alabama (our former home, btw) to obtain said device.]

 

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"... the cooling keeps the brain dormant."

http://www.comcast.net/video/deep-freeze-saves-victim-s-life/1640873421/Comcast/newest/

 

[For two DAYS!]

 

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"Isn’t drawing little squiggly lines on a map the most boring and least consequential job

imaginable?"

http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/11/10/gerrymandering-101/?print=1

 

[For those who don't know me (and if you don't, why are you reading this?), I happen to be a cartographer. I shared this with several people at work and we were definitely amused. We all happen to love our work. The writer has no clue what he's talking about (at least regarding cartography).]

 

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"The dye pack should have stained their hair, clothes, and hands..."

http://www.wkrg.com/caught_on_camera/article/bank-robbers-red-handed-but-not-caught/1201807/Nov-10-2010_11-49-am/

 

[I wonder if that's how all those young punks and goths end up all red and green?]

 

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"At noon on Monday, [Rozansky] got a call from someone who apparently misdialed and didn't hear how [he] answers the phone."

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/erie/Man-wanted-drugs-calls-cops-by-mistake

 

and...

 

"The man was released to a family member and made to leave the hospital."

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/weird_news/20101110_ap_pamanlightsjointtocelebratechildsbirth.html

 

[All together now, "That's why they call it dope, dopes.]

 

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"They want to come in and see it."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/11/ak-truck-purchase/?test=latestnews

 

[Frankly, I'd rather get a free truck with my next semi-automatic rifle purchase.]

 

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"... (the neighbor's son) threatened (the 58-year-old woman's son) with a base ball bat, and in turn (the 58-year-old woman's son) threatened (the neighbor's son), that he would take what ever means necessary to defend his family..."

http://blogs.tcpalm.com/off_the_beat_will_greenlee_blog/2010/11/woman-reportedly-called-fat-cow-in-noisy-door-slamming-neighbor-dispute.html

 

[The article's author never mentioned it, but the two neighbors happen to be named Hatfield and McCoy, respectively. ]

 

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"... before I knowed it, there was knives and guns."

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/889670--man-forced-to-eat-his-own-beard

 

[We presume the knives, rather than the guns, were used to do the shaving.]

 

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"... about 4,000 customers... lost power..."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101111/ap_on_re_us/us_demolition_debacle

 

[Hmm, a falling tower... Where have I heard that story before?]

 

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"This is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1328968/Pagans-march--harmless-eccentrics-dangerous-cult.html

 

[I hear we're seeing growth in participation in such rituals here in the U.S. too – especially among youth.. Well, good thing, I say – especially since those rituals are so often misunderstood by bigoted, ignorant Christians.  Most Christians don't even realize that Christianity is just revised Greek philosophy and mythology anyway.]

 

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"... this is a family that took till-death-do-us-part seriously."

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2010/11/12/bucks-family-of-5-charged-with-beating-cheating-husband/

 

[The real question is, why doesn't everyone?]

 

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"Across all networks and prime time hours, use of the bleeped or muted f-word increased... 2,409 %."

http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/reports/2010ProfanityStudy/study.pdf

 

[What    a    bunch    of    pathetic    prudes    conservatives    are.    Conservatives    are    nothing    but    liars    and    idiots.]

 

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"I only need a man to provide his sperm - I would have no interest in seeing him again."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/3098623/Meet-the-25-year-old-sperm-hunter.html

 

[Yeah, who   says   children   need   fathers   anyway?”]

 

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"The blogger's arrest showed a willingness on the part of the Palestinian government to clamp down on freedom of speech on the Web as well. He now faces a potential life prison sentence on heresy charges for 'insulting the divine essence.'"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40143564/ns/world_news-mideastn_africa/

 

[“The divine essence,” of course, is also known as "Allah" (in Arabic). Thinking    people obviously ask here, Who gave anyone the right to insult Allah? Certainly   not   Allah!     Death   to   all   infidels !!! ]

 

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Credit Crash, Green Economics & Health Reform

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"... the defendant wasn't really trying to assume a false identity."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=221161

 

[Last week we saw how enlightened Colorado is.  This story is an exclamation point.]

 

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"The Maldivian foreign minister issued a grovelling public apology..."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/28/maldives-apology-marriage-vow-couple

 

[Maybe, but I'll bet he laughed until it hurt over beers with his buddies.]

 

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"...the Internet feed of this part of the process will be restricted to audio."

and...

"... crews will... blur private body parts before the programs air."

http://www.tampabay.com/news/bizarre/article1130810.ece

 

[So, what's the point here?  If all the body parts are blurred, why watch?]

 

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"Justice Wooten... rejected a motion to dismiss the case because... [the plaintiff] was three months shy of turning 5... and thus old enough to be sued."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39905143/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/

 

[Only in America.]

 

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"Man robs bank; offers bystanders $1,000 for getaway ride"

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_16477392?source=most_viewed

 

[Why don't I ever meet these people?  I could use a thousand bucks any day.]

 

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"The veterinary bill for Sophie’s snacks came back at about $3,500... something the Borck family considers more than worth it."

http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Dog_Eats_31_Nails_Rabies_Tag_House_Siding_105739983.html

 

[Maybe the Borcks get to chauffeur a lot of bank robbers.]

 

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"Stiffening competition for celebrity gossip and news has hurt American Media's publications."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101101/ap_on_hi_te/us_american_media_bankruptcy

 

[What a sad day that'll be if we ever lose the National Enquirer, eh?]

 

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"...a man in the background is seen picking up John Myers' bag."

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/25580557/detail.html

 

[He probably also got caught by a stoplight camera during his getaway.]

 

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"I don't need the HOA on my back."

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/10/30/20101030halloween-house-hoa-neighbor-complaints.html?source=nletter-news

 

[Why, then, did you buy a house in an HOA-regulated neighborhood?]

 

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"Joaquim, who is known as... the Angolan Jaw of Awe."

http://www.worldrecordsacademy.org/human/widest_mouth_world_record_set_by_Francisco_Domingo_Joaquim_101939.html

 

[I've seen some   people who would give him a pretty good run for his money, though.]

 

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"... he left after telling her it would take the SWAT team to bring him in."

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2010/nov/03/5/woman-calls-deputies-snoring-husband-ar-1047823/

 

[Ok, the threat of a SWAT team.]

 

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"Last Halloween, an Ohio college student wearing a similar... costume was busted for [the same thing]."

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/halloween/halloween-reveler-dressed-breathalyzer-busted-drunk-driving

 

[Must be some sort of fraternity haze, then.]

 

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"It cannot be shown beyond a reasonable doubt that the man was aware of his actions when he drove his car"

http://www.thelocal.se/29956/20101101/

 

[Right.  And since that's also true of all drunk drivers, then they should all be let off the hook.]

 

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"Mr Coste can hold his breath for seven minutes..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/diving/8111599/Free-diver-smashes-cave-world-record.html

 

[Big deal.  I can hold my breath for eternity, and one day I'll prove it.]

 

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"It was fantastic."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/8113375/Jetman-performs-new-aerial-stunt.html

 

[Speaking of eternity, that's what I want to do when I get there.]

 

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"Ozzy Osbourne Is a Genetic Mutant"

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/genetic-mutations-ozzy-osbourne-party-hard/story?id=12032552

 

[Why is this reported as "news?"]

 

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"...a combination of cold medicine and marijuana apparently made her hallucinate she was getting married and that her mother was locked in her neighbor's basement."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-bridal-veil-break-in-20101104,0,4287456.story

 

[Hagerstown, btw, is where we attend church.  Coincidence?  Hmm...]

 

Speaking of Hagerstown

"Since the polling place was only about a block from Gorby's Havertown home, the crew agreed."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/11/04/20101104pennsylvania-voter-on-stretcher.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

[Ok, Havertown.  Whatever.]

 

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"Rodriguez duped a construction company into thinking he would purchase the $450,000 home in North Annville Township."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/11/03/pennsylvania-man-breaks-home-lives-days-cops-say/?test=latestnews

 

[Seems to me that   was   done  all  over  the  country a few years ago.]

 

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"...bees began... coming out of the oven vent and into his kitchen."

http://www.kcra.com/news/25629087/detail.html

 

[Aw, I betchya as a result of the housing crisis described above, they were just underwater on their mortgage and wanted to get out of it.]

 

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"... [hospital] patients responded 'favorably' to the robots."

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/at-hospitals-fembots-may-soon-be-making-the-rounds-2119952.html

 

[Oooh, do you think   we'll   get   more  of  those   in   the   future?]

 

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"... a contingent of renegades deliberately forgoes daily bathing and other gold standards of personal hygiene, like frequent shampooing and deodorant use."

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/fashion/31Unwashed.html?_r=4&pagewanted=print

 

[One more good   reason  to  go   green.]

 

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"This Is The Second Time Only He's Been Kicked Out Of Church"

http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-man-dressed-as-jesus-kicked-out-church-110110,0,1407462.story

 

[I'm drawing a blank here. Can someone remind me which   account of Jesus'    life described him wearing a cross necklace?]

 

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And speaking of Jesus...

"If you couldn't be there 2,000 years ago -- here's your chance."

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/holy-land-experience-orlando-theme-park-built-jesus/story?id=12049089

 

[Maybe one of those Jesuses wears a cross necklace. That must be where the other guy saw it.]

 

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"California Wins Dumbest State Award in Landslide"

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/california-wins-landslide-in-dumbest-state-award/?print=1

and...

"Is California Hopeless?"

http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2010/11/04/is-california-hopeless/?print=1

 

[Wouldn't that depend on how you define "dumb" and "hopeless?" One guy defined both of them this way.]

 

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More UFOs, More Judgmentalism & More Guns

 

This edition of Another Slow News Day can also be viewed here.

 

 

"All he could do was drop his head and mutter, 'That’s pretty nice.'"

http://career-advice.comcast.monster.com/in-the-office/work-life-balance/your-greatest-workplace-pranks/article.aspx?WT.mc_n=comcast800


[I had to have one of those removed a few years ago when my boss became my former boss.]

 

 

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"But how did the family get the painting?"

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/11/earlyshow/main6947021.shtml?tag=cbsnewsTwoColLowerPromoArea;morenews

 

[Rats! I thought the answer would be a how-to that I could follow like a cook book recipe.]

 

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"He expressed his passion and love for teaching. He expressed his concern for his students."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/12/earlyshow/main6950351.shtml?tag=stack

 

[Yeah, my kids understand my passion and love for them whenever I throw chairs through our windows too. They're smart. They get it.]

 

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"... when they got the box home from a Florida yard sale, they realized they had bought a real human skeleton."

http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/bizarre&id=7719474

 

[Waddya expect two weeks before Halloween? And don't you expect to get that for which you payed?]

 

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"... sex and violence are the only two things that never go out of style."

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/09/v-fullstory/1866060/in-perrine-street-fighting-becomes.html

 

[By the way, did you know we get to pay their medical bills from now on, too? Doesn't that just warm your heart?]

 

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"...the space brothers are going to land here anytime now."

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/ufo-believers-perhaps-around-the-galaxy-celebrate-interplanetary-conclave-of-light/19667892?test=latestnews

 

["Anytime now"... since the 1950s? I wonder what their definition of "in a little while" is.]

 

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"[6-month old McDonald's] food is plastic to the touch and has an acrylic sheen to it."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101012/bs_yblog_upshot/mcdonalds-happy-meal-resists-decomposition-for-six-months

 

[And the surprise here was where?]

 

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"So what does he do? He just keeps running."

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/10/13/2010-10-13_video_naked_jogger_gets_tasered_in_florida_by_police.html

 

[Once again, if "he" had been a "she," even the cop wouldn't have been willing to stop her. Now, it would be a different story if “she” had been, say, swinging a meat cleaver.]

 

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"...much of it with his generous gut sticking out from an untucked plaid shirt."

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SPAIN_SIESTA_CONTEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2010-10-14-09-23-40

 

[Remind me never to fall asleep where someone can make fun of my own generous gut.]

 

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"[The third child] ended up being 'kind of a mandatory eviction.'"

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/parenting-family/babies/2010-10-14-Birthday14_ST_N.htm?csp=hf

 

[Anyone know how to check if oddsmakers in Vegas are taking bets yet on an 11/11/11 or a 12/12/12?]

 

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"... a natural substance in a fungus... infects a common weed [which] shows potential as the first stinkbug repellent."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101010133646.ht


[Is it just me, or does that sound way too complicated?]

 

[If you don't know why this is both interesting and funny, move on along. It's not worth the time it would take me to explain it.]

 

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"...the world will gradually change its negative view of Christians as judgmental, hypocritical, too political, anti-homosexual, etc."

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20101012/end-of-christian-america-is-good-news-says-young-evangelical/

 

[Really?  Someone send me an email when it does.]

 

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"Come in here and you might leave feet-first."

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2010/09/28/pkg.bank.robbery.guns.khou?hpt=T2

 

 

[Crackpot   right   wingnut   moron.   Thinking people   know  that  more guns means more   violent   crime.    Period.]

 

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Dating the Earth, Dates with Zombies &

Dated Racism

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"I dream in English, speak it, and if stub my toe I'll curse in English too."

http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/Around_the_World/2010-10-13/14351/English_Patient__

[Kmte otnwlsm latasmieslt pwowooesnt inno mepztlatazer !]

 

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"Once in 10,000 years event: Combination of six [lottery] numbers repeats itself twice, less than a month apart."

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3970484,00.html

 

[Ten thousand years? Why, that's older   than   Earth   itself.    What   nonsense !]

 

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"It\'s very hard to convince people to part with their hard-earned cash and this is just one way of getting attention."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/4237604/No-offence-meant-by-zombie-walk-organisers

 

[Maybe the brain-injured folks were upset because they knew what the “organisers” of the event did not: that  zombies eat brains.]

 

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"Fiasco then told deputies that he had been looking for the bong for the past seven years."

http://www.bradenton.com/2010/10/16/2659112/report-bradenton-man-arrested.html

 

[Did you catch that guy's name; "Fiasco?" He spent seven years of his (high) life looking for a bong that a cop found in "Fiasco\'s" own trunk in ten seconds. THAT, Mr. "Fiasco," is why they call it "dope."]

 

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"Her comments were that terrorists were coming to kill the animals."

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/fl-lion-country-naked-woman-20101014,0,5700570.story

 

[See, here again, if the woman had been COMPLETELY (rather than merely half ) naked, no one would have tried to stop her... and who knows how many terrorists -- instead of an innocent woman -- could be incarcerated right now?]

 

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"... a male teacher at La Guardia HS -- was found to be giving extra credit to students who "friended" him... [but h]e was not disciplined."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/teachers_friending_spree_JVfEO8TmN7XCnWpX5s5hnO

 

[I sure wish, for my two daughters' sake, that we could live in NYC. And did you catch the T-shirt on teacher Chadwin Reynolds? Wouldn't it be great if Maryland would let teachers wear shirts like that?]

 

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"The people in the car causing the delay didn't appreciate his impatience."

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_5f34ed52-dba1-11df-821b-001cc4c03286.html

 

[So they beat him up. Hey, you weren\'t there. You don\'t know. Maybe this  Joel Despain  "victim" deserved what he got from those two  obviously -  oppressed African-Americans. And while we\'re on this subject, thinking people will not  rush to judgment  by assuming that the Madison Cap Times, the  self – proclaimed   "progressive" voice of Madison, Wisconsin, is ignoring what  know –  nothing   conservatives would call "black   racism" or a "reverse   hate   crime" just because the paper reported that the suspects were black but did not mention that the victim was white.  That judgment is nonsense. “Progressive” media are the  last   people in the  world  to  hide   behind   their own   hypocrisy.]

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This edition of ASND can also be viewed online here.

 

 

"One was so scared she screamed and fell."

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/10/tooscary-chesapeake-monster-display-shut-down

 

[Why is it always a "she?"  Always.]

 

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"I never really knew how far I would ever go..."

http://www.kptv.com/news/25448883/detail.html?treets=ptl1&tid=2651079460813&tml=ptl1_9am&tmi=ptl1_9am_1_11000210202010&ts=H

 

[You'll know just how "far" he went when you watch the video. Hint: "completely gone" is close.]

 

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"There are easier ways to solve a case, but not many... The SUV owner is an attorney who was at the jail to visit a client."

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-county-inmate-drove-to-jail-in-stolen-suv-sheriffs-deputies-say/article/3506292

 

[Wow. With criminals like that, who needs cops?]

 

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"His head was cushioned by a pillow on the backseat."

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-10/26/c_13576310.htm

 

[Remind me to get one of those back seats installed in our Honda.]

 

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"In the background, the boy can be heard wailing, 'Don’t come over. Noooo.'"

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/illinois/911-call

 

[Like reading a page out of my own autobiography.]

 

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"The woman appeared to be suffering a possible punctured lung and broken ribs..."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/barracuda-jumps-into-keys-kayak-bites-woman-in-977705.html

 

[From a FISH? C'mon...]

 

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"... the man explained that he didn't want to get sunburned..."

http://www.wesh.com/news/25462612/detail.html

 

[Hey, if it works in Dubai...]

 

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"... she let the homeless woman sleep in her car..."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/21/police-calif-woman-drove-mummified-homeless-body-months/?test=latestnews

 

[Yeah, when that happens to us we just put 'em in someone else's car.]

 

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"I'd not had any teeth in my head for years."

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/My-tooth-in-ear-agony.6583975.jp

 

[You know, come to think of it, it's been years since I had teeth in my head too. What a small world.]

 

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"She was outside Rehab Bar & Grill... with a bouncer..."

http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20101019/SHE0101/10190381/Woman-who-stripped-outside-bar-to-give-birth-not-pregnant

 

[Looks like Ms. Brumley will get more acquainted with "Rehab" in the near future.]

 

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"I acknowledge that it was something silly I did..."

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/mind-soul/doing-good/2010-10-22-cockroach-charity_N.htm

 

[Why didn't he just go ahead and swallow 'em? How often do you get a real free lunch?]

 

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"... he broke out in hives, had trouble breathing and suffered severe pain."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/10/21/20101021tennesse-couple-sues-over-hot-sauce.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

[No kidding here. I once tried a similar sauce to that (called Satan's Blood) and I couldn't finish my lunch. Really. Those of you who know me know that's saying something. Those of you who don't know me, why are you reading this?]

 

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"...he told the police that he was suffering from piles."

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Man-on-diamond-diet-nabbed/articleshow/6824836.cms

 

[What on Earth are "piles," some form of medical idiocy?]

 

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"I used to be popular but I've driven away all my friends."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323491/Keith-Gough-bored-9million-lottery-winner-drank-death.html

 

[Heck, I did that without winning anything, and I haven't been drunk for almost twenty years. Of course, if you asked them, most of my former “friends” would say they were never really my friends anyway.]

 

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And now, for some complete opposites: The long and the short of it all...

 

"... take the right step..."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/aussie_woman_kicked_out_of_church_X2kCGdf4ZQpZTDXJMMU0pO#ixzz13TPLITmp

 

and...

 

"... his evidence wouldn’t stand up in court..."

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2010/10/27/size-claim-doesnt-stand-up-in-court/

 

and...

 

"... there's so much fondling going on... [that] the nude's [manhood]... stand[s] out..."

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/he_real_handful_mCt2LBnvtxZOjBebZ29pGJ

 

[Look, I don't write this stuff.  I just edit it, a "little."  ;-) ]

 

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"There were a few scary moments."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/28/tech/main6999867.shtml?tag=cbsContent;cbsCarousel

 

[Yeah, like if they drive one of those things through my neighborhood. If I ever see one o' them things I'm gonna shoot it's tires out on the spot. Brian, can I borrow your new gun?]

 

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"The cops said it was one of their more memorable arrests of their lives."

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101026/NEWS010702/10270330/Prosecutor-Teenager-picked-wrong-transvestite-prostitute-to-rob

 

[Their lives? I'll bet your next paycheck that was far and away the most memorable moment of that loser kid's life.]

 

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"... corporate boards will pay attention."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101026/media_nm/us_univision

 

[No puedo esperar para el dia cuando Univision es el estación primero en el mundo !]

 

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"The older pupils were asking questions about the crash site, like whether it was safe, but the younger children were convinced they'd seen the crash happen."

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/uk-schools-hold-ufo-crash-drills/19691533?test=latestnews

 

[Anyone wanna take a guess at how many of the teachers were also convinced?]

 

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"Delray Public Library cancels rowdy senior discussion group"

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/delray-beach/fl-delray-library-protest-20101026,0,7403208.story

 

[I wonder how many of their parents knew where they were and what they doing out at night so long after their bed time -- which, for most seniors I know, is around 8:00 PM.]

 

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"I just don't know why this happened."

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10293/1096492-454.stm

 

[Hmm, I don't either.]

 

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"... poor medical-marijuana patients can apply to the state registry for free and not have to pay sales tax on their cannabis purchases."

http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_16392197#

 

[Colorado.      Now   there's   an   enlightened   state. ]

 

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"There was a decreased amount of grey matter"

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/4264986/Snoring-linked-to-brain-damage

 

[Uhm, what were we talking about? Oh yeah, marijuana.]

 

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"The woman's name was not released because she has not been charged, but a police spokesman says she may have mental health issues."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101020/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd10_2

 

[Ok, who wants to bet me that she's a medical marijuana junkie.]

 

[I mean “patient.”]

 

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"We could form a team. The Un-Great Society."

http://www.usatoday.com/life/comics/2010-10-21-unemployed21_ST_N.htm

 

[Uhm... hasn't that  already   been   tried?]


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"1 in 4 Americans can't think of recent positive contribution by Christians"

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16432579

 

[You know,   come  to  think of it,  I   can't   either.]


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Which reminds me of a funny old Halloween joke I heard this week (for the first time):

 

Freddie collected lots of money from trick-or-treating and he went to the candy store to buy some chocolate.

"You should give that money to charity," said the sales girl.

Fred thought for a moment and replied, "How 'bout I buy the chocolate and you give the money to charity?"

 

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Speaking of people who only give away other people's money...

 

"Researchers Find a 'Liberal Gene'"

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101027161452.htm

 

[Well then, since liberalism is now officially   classified as a medical    condition, maybe we can hope for a cure sometime in the future.]

 

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"The crocodile survived the crash..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/democraticrepublicofcongo/8078612/Aircraft-crashes-after-crocodile-on-board-escapes-and-sparks-panic.html

 

[Which is another reason why crocodiles have been around for hundreds of millions of years while humans have likely not even seen 100K yet.]

 

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"A small minority with no sense of humour just don't get it..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1323477/Record-breaking-belly-fluff-collection-Graham-Barker-collected-22-1g-26-years.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 

[Nothing new there.  I've been in a small minority (often a minority of 1) on just about every issue, controversy and question since the day I was born.  Nobody get's me , except you know Who.]

 

 

Economy, Philanthropy, Biology & Marijuany

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UFOs, the U.N. & the RCC

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

  

"...great events will soon follow..."

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/ufos-to-bring-great-events-chinese-scientist-predicts/19661107?test=latestnews

[Hey, if that's what it would take to get the Rockies a World Series, the Nuggets a World Championship, the Avalanche another Stanley Cup and the Broncos another Vince Lombardi Trophy, I'm all for a close encounter of any kind.]

 

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"When officers arrived at the room, they spoke with a woman who said she had called 911 because her boyfriend was not doing anything during the day but smoking pot and that he would not go find a job."

http://lebanondailyrecord.com/publish/article_12971.shtml

[Since no good deed ever goes unpunished, we were also told that, "The WOMAN and the two men were issued citations for possession of marijuana..."]

 

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"The woman was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon..."

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/belmont/2010/10/belmont_police_say_woman_threw.html

[That would be a silent, but deadly weapon.]

 

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"P.S. We have a plentiful supply of rum."

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/10/08/captain-jack-sparrow-london-school/

[How come I never get those invitations?]

 

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"... a woman who gets in a bar fight has consumed on average four times as many drinks as her usual intake."

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/918856-federal-study-bar-fights-tend-hap

[While it sure wouldn't be worth "$918,856 in tax dollars" to find out, I suspect watching 'a woman' in a bar fight might be worth the price of admission.]

 

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But clearly, there are some things for which spending "$918,856 in tax dollars" is worthwhile.

"... the thief was a threat to public safety."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/10/06/20101006california-smartphone-snatcher.html?source=nletter-entertainment

[Here are some examples of other things for which we should be glad we are being taxed.]

 

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"Charlie... lived ten years beyond the normal life expectancy of the average chimpanzee."

http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/10/06/famous-smoking-chimpanzee-dies-at-52/?iid=moreonnf

[Apparently Charlie liked reading old medical journals.]

 

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Speaking of wild animals...

"... the [sea lion] was eating the fish [that Mr.] Legans was trying to catch."

http://www.kcra.com/news/25316891/detail.html?source=sac

[And no, the sea lion was not the wild animal in that report. Some loser named Larry was.]

[Some things never change.]

 

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Not to be outdone by someone on the west coast...

"Officer Bloom and Onyx were treated for their injuries."

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Man-Sinks-Teeth-Into-Police-Dog-104520999.html?dr

[Unfortunately, we were not informed of any injuries inflicted on this story's wild animal.]

 

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"Homer stabbed Maley 'because he was making fun of Aaron and Amanda’s religion.'"

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/bizarre/man-stabbed-blood-suck-refusal

[Then he got what he deserved! Making fun of anything, ever, should be punishable by stabbing.]

[Unless, of course, it is I who is making the fun.]

 

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"Li's photos... involve... smoke [&] mirrors..."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepicturegalleries/8002095/Suspended-disbelief-the-amazing-art-of-Li-Wei.html

[Anyone wanna bet for whom he would vote if he were an American?]

 

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"When [people] are asked to [describe] God, they come up with a variety of [self-induced ideas]."

http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=11825319

[I wonder if the same people who believe that they can select their own Sovereign and design their own Deity also believe that they can pick their own parents.]

 

 

 

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Liberal Theology & Arctic Sea Ice

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"... he began to feel healthier. He had more energy, stopped snoring, and not only did he lose enough weight to drive down his overall cholesterol and body mass index (BMI), his good HDL cholesterol crept up two points and his blood glucose -- despite all that cream filling -- dropped 17 percent."

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Recipes/twinkie-diet-short-term-fix-long-term-problem/story?id=11756710

 

 

[Then why wasn't he invited on Benny  Hinn's show instead of GMA?]

 

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"It's like quiche on a pizza crust."

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpps/news/offbeat/dominos-testing-breakfast-pizza-at-24-hour-shop-dpgoha-20100930-fc_9872957

 

 

[Well, that just shot all your real men out of your prospective client pool. Not me, though. As I mentioned in last week's SND (after reporting on a guy who eats carrion), I'll never claim to be a real man again.]

 

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"I feel sorry for those that I beat up, but I don't hold a grudge against myself."

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139819

 

 

[Oh, OK then. I guess you're cool.]

 

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The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/florida/suspect-denies-owning-cocaine-his-butt

 

 

[That's why they call it “dope,” dope.]

 

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"The brothers told authorities they were drinking..."

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/state/Officials%3A-Man-almost-chews-off-brother%27s-ear

 

 

[Do you suppose that's what Mike Tyson was doing?]

 

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"I'd appreciate it if people would get off my case and give me some support."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/8032396/Sailor-crashes-boat-for-13th-time.html?utm_source=tmg&utm_medium=TD_8032396&utm_campaign=video0310

 

 

[I used to say that too every time I brought home one of my parents' cars with something broken. For some reason, it never worked for me either.]

 

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"Well that was done in a jiffy!"

http://shock.military.com/Shock/videos.do?displayContent=220277

 

 

[Again, you'll just have to watch the video yourself.]

 

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"A Wimbledon match this year between Serena Williams and Portuguese teenager Michelle Larcher de Brito was described as a 'decibel Derby' for all the noise the players were making."

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre6905um-us-grunts-tennis/

 

 

[Personally, I like it when my wife makes noise. ;-) ]

 

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"When the magnet was placed on the left side of the brain region, the volunteers used their left hand more frequently than when the magnet was switched off."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1315655/Could-magnet-head-turn-right-left-handed.html

 

 

[Do you think we could give that a try in voting booths next month?]

 

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Got illusions?

 

http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/brain-teasers/brain-teasers-and-optical-illusions/1400154

 

 

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"... some of the more liberal [seminary] professors basically sa[y], 'We can't believe in things in the Bible, like the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, we can't believe in the angel world -- this is all mythology.' "

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/ufos-and-the-bible-close-encounters-of-the-sacred-kind/19646526

 

 

[Why is it right  wingnuts are always dissing liberals?]

 

[Oh, this Presbyterian “pastor” is also a liberal? My bad.]

 

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That is more than 11,000 Manhattans, and is the fastest start to winter in the JAXA database.

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/fastest-arctic-freeze-up-on-record/

 

 

[More from the right  wingnuts. This is what they've always done. Just ignore them. Conservatives are nothing but fascist  monsters, not caringsensible human beings.]

 

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Nancy Pelosi & Non-Violence

 

 

This edition of ASND can also be viewed here.

 

 

"... it is only a matter of time before the geneticist can prove conclusively that a significant part of the Starchild’s genome cannot be found on Earth today."

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20101003/local/is-it-alien-or-human

 

 

[Well then, I guess that settles it. How could I have been so blind?]

 

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"He grabbed a .22-caliber rifle and began loading it with the butt of the rifle on the ground."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blotter/florida-man-trying-to-shoo-skunk-accidentally-shoots-951349.html

 

 

[Anyone looking for a Darwin Awards nominee?]

 

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"Transgender Sex Shop Exec Reportedly Labeled 'Conservative' in San Francisco Race"

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/03/transgender-sex-shop-exec-reportedly-labeled-conservative-san-francisco-race/?test=latestnews

 

 

[Hey, they call it like it is   in San Francisco.  Deal with it.]

 

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"Singleton had just been released from the jail after Riviera Beach police arrested him on a misdemeanor trespassing charge."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39465521

 

 

[You know what they say: What goes around... goes around again.]

 

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"... I'd go completely mental without my music."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1316807/Teenage-girl-star-musician-plays-instruments--despite-completely-DEAF.html\

 

 

 

[I bet she's Ludwig von Beethoven's great, great, great, great, great, great grandaughter.]

 

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"What Were They (We) Thinking?"

http://www.foxnews.com/slideshow/entertainment/2010/06/10/vintage-ads-thinking/?test=faces#slide=1

 

 

[Some of these are just mind-blowing.]

 

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"I am not young anymore, but I am not senile."

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/10/05/woman-mistakes-superglue-eye-drops/

 

 

[Perhaps one (wo)man's senility is another (wo)man's unwillingness to wear her glasses.]

 

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"We wasn't on their list."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39516346/ns/us_news-life/

 

 

[Reap... Sow... What part of this equation is like brain surgery?]

 

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"... the protestor then slapped [the female reporter]..."

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=39262

 

 

[OBVIOUSLY the assailant was a closet conservative who didn't want to be exposed at a liberal peace rally.  Thinking   people   know that liberals   are  non - violent   by   nature.]

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Tolerance, Taxes & Designer Deities

 

 

"...great events will soon follow..."

http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/ufos-to-bring-great-events-chinese-scientist-predicts/19661107?test=latestnews

 

 [Hey, if that's what it would take to get the Rockies a World Series, the Nuggets a World Championship, the Avalanche another Stanley Cup and the Broncos another Vince Lombardi Trophy, I'm all for a close encounter of any kind.]

 

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 "When officers arrived at the room, they spoke with a woman who said she had called 911 because her boyfriend was not doing anything during the day but smoking pot and that he would not go find a job."

http://lebanondailyrecord.com/publish/article_12971.shtml

 

 [Since no good deed ever goes unpunished, we were also told that, "The WOMAN and the two men were issued citations for possession of marijuana..."]

 

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 "The woman was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon..."

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/belmont/2010/10/belmont_police_say_woman_threw.html

 

 [That would be a silent, but deadly weapon.]

 

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 "P.S. We have a plentiful supply of rum."

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/10/08/captain-jack-sparrow-london-school/

 

 [How come I never get those invitations?]

 

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 "... a woman who gets in a bar fight has consumed on average four times as many drinks as her usual intake."

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/918856-federal-study-bar-fights-tend-hap

 

 [While it sure wouldn't be worth "$918,856 in tax dollars" to find out, I suspect watching 'a woman' in a bar fight might be worth the price of admission.]

 

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 But clearly, there are some things for which spending "$918,856 in tax dollars" is worthwhile.

 

"... the thief was a threat to public safety."

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/2010/10/06/20101006california-smartphone-snatcher.html?source=nletter-entertainment

 

 [Here are some  examples of other  things  for  which  we  should  be  glad  we  are  being  taxed.]

 

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 "Charlie... lived ten years beyond the normal life expectancy of the average chimpanzee."

http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/10/06/famous-smoking-chimpanzee-dies-at-52/?iid=moreonnf

 

 [Apparently Charlie liked reading old medical journals.]

 

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 Speaking of wild animals...

 

"... the [sea lion] was eating the fish [that Mr.] Legans was trying to catch."

http://www.kcra.com/news/25316891/detail.html?source=sac

 

 [And no, the sea lion was not the wild animal in that report. Some loser named Larry was.]

 

[Some things never change.]

 

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 Not to be outdone by someone on the west coast...

 

"Officer Bloom and Onyx were treated for their injuries."

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Man-Sinks-Teeth-Into-Police-Dog-104520999.html?dr

 

 [Unfortunately, we were not informed of any injuries inflicted on this story's wild animal.]

 

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 "Homer stabbed Maley 'because he was making fun of Aaron and Amanda’s religion.'"

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/document