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Archive for the 'In The News' Category

Foolproof Method To Plug The Gulf Oil Leak

by @ Tuesday, June 8th, 2010. Filed under Humor, In The News

BP Unveils New Advertising Campaign

by @ Monday, June 7th, 2010. Filed under Humor, In The News

Helen Thomas Retires Amid Controversy Over Israel Remarks

by @ Monday, June 7th, 2010. Filed under In The News

Call it a less than graceful exit: Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately, in the wake of a controversy over her comments on Israel, according to a report from her employer, Hearst News Service. Thomas told a rabbi at a White House event last week that Jews […]

Arizona Elementary School Asks Mural Artists To Make Faces “Lighter In Color”

by @ Friday, June 4th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, In The News

Seriously, this is not good press Arizona: A group of artists has been asked to lighten the faces of children depicted in a giant public mural at a Prescott school. The project’s leader says he was ordered to lighten the skin tone after complaints about the children’s ethnicity. But the school’s principal says the request […]

Arizona Nun Excommunicated For Authorizing Abortion To Save Life Of Mother

by @ Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010. Filed under Catholic Church, In The News, Religion

Sorry, but this is just insane: PHOENIX (AP) — A nun and administrator at a Catholic hospital in Phoenix has been reassigned and rebuked by the local bishop for agreeing that a severely ill woman needed an abortion to survive. Sister Margaret McBride was on an ethics committee that included doctors that consulted with a […]

Debunked: No, Census Workers May Not Enter Your Apartment

by @ Tuesday, June 1st, 2010. Filed under In The News, Individual Liberty

Last week former Congressman Bob Barr made a rather provocative claim about the ability of Census workers to violate your privacy: What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are […]

Girl Forced To Apologize To Congregation After Being Raped By Prominent Church Member

by @ Monday, May 31st, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, In The News, Religion

No, seriously: After being raped and impregnated by a fellow churchgoer more than twice her age, a 15-year-old Concord girl was forced by Trinity Baptist Church leaders to stand before the congregation to apologize before they helped whisk her out of state, according to the police. While her pastor, Chuck Phelps, reported the alleged rape […]

Memorial Day

by @ Monday, May 31st, 2010. Filed under History, In The News

Gary Coleman Dies At Age 42

by @ Friday, May 28th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, In The News

A sad end to a life that had it’s share of ups and downs: Gary Coleman, the actor who as a child star of the television comedy “Diff’rent Strokes” made “What’choo talkin ’bout, Willis?” a catchphrase of the 1980s, has died. He was 42. The death was reported by CBS News, citing the Utah Valley […]

Virginia Lawyer Arrested Over Threats To Kill President Obama

The nuts are out there: A patent lawyer from Virginia remains in custody after authorities say he sent an e-mail to the White House threatening to kill President Barack Obama and his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. Forty-five-year-old Adam Albrett of Fairfax was charged in federal court in Alexandria with making threats against the president. […]

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