"Most Plausible" Theory Explaining "Mysterious Giant Hole" in Siberia
Global warming. Says the U.K. Telegraph.
Global warming. Says the U.K. Telegraph.
"This is truly a blessing," says Caressa Kisses of the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada, according to KRNV/MyNews4.com in Reno.
Lucy Kinder reports at the UK Telegraph:
University students in America have been told not to wear "offensive" Halloween costumes including cowboys, Indians, and anything involving a sombrero.
Students at the University of Colorado Boulder have also been told to avoid "white trash" costumes and anything that portrays a particular culture as "over-sexualised" -- which the university says includes dressing up as a geisha or a "squaw" (indigenous woman).
According to Kinder, "A university spokesman called cowboy costumes a 'crude stereotype'."
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I hope they're guilty. Watch video here.
I'm going to say something controversial here.
Uh, Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started.
Romney did his debate prep in Denver.
When you go to 5,000 feet, uh, and you only have a few hours to adjust . . . .
Big Al may be on to something. Not necessarily the altitude, but something clearly related.
Maybe Obama was just too close to the sun. After all, everybody already knows about the "settled science" of global warming and its impact upon the planet and upon earthlings thereupon.
This is not yet confirmed by MSNBC, but rich guy Romney may have used a special hair cream, unavailable to hardworking Americans, that counters the negative altitudinous impact upon blood flow and thinking upon one's feet that can afflict mental and verbal performance while in insufficently adjusted solar proximity.
A lost fisherman who drifted at sea for 15 weeks, sleeping next to his dead brother-in-law, was eventually helped to safety -- by a shark. . . .
[Toakai Teitoi] continued to pray regularly and on the morning of September 11 caught sight of a fishing boat in the distance but the crew were unable to see him.
Dejected, he did what he had done most days, curling up under a small covered area in the bow to stay out of the tropical sun.
Mr Teitoi said he woke in the afternoon to the sound of scratching and looked overboard to see a six-foot shark circling the boat and bumping the hull.
When the shark had his attention it swam off.
"He was guiding me to a fishing boat," says the fisherman. "I looked up and there was the stern of a ship and I could see crew with binoculars looking at me."
Rosie Gray writes at BuzzFeed:
Televangelist Pat Robertson, who campaigned with Mitt Romney this past weekend in Virginia, advised a viewer of his show today to move to Saudi Arabia in order to be able to beat his wife.
Robertson's tone indicates he's joking -- “Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her,” he said, adding that the man "can’t divorce her according to the Scripture, so I say: Move to Saudi Arabia.”
The response came as part of the 700 Club's "Bring it On" segment, where viewers can send in questions for Robertson to answer.
Robertson's tone is that of someone trying to inject humor into a very difficult marital situation. He did not succeed.
My advice to Robertson: It's foolish to try to offer specific counsel to married couples on air, especially if you are not trained in these matters, and especially if the only information you have is a letter from a viewer.
It is important to respect the biblical insistence that, yes, there are real answers to the basic challenges of life in a broken world, but none of this is to applied in a simplistic, ham-fisted manner from afar.
Speaking of Saudi Arabia, Robertson himself may not need to leave the country, but with this kind of on-air performance, he may want to consider leaving TV land.
Watch the segment on video here.
Joe Kovacs writes at WND:
A new study suggesting dinosaurs may have become extinct thanks to their own flatulence and burping is being scorched on the airwaves . . . .
When you see President Obama speak, there is a pretty typical setup including the presidential seal on a podium, the see-thru Teleprompter and a portable sound system.
Thieves saw the truck carrying that equipment and couldn't resist the target.
This Alarming Event Raises Serious Questions, America: Now that Barry's teleprompter has been stolen and he therefore is incapacited, does this mean Joe Biden is acting president of the United States?
Or does the theft of the presidential teleprompter constitute a national crisis, requiring a suspension of elections and the Constitution, to save the Republic, to Create or Save Jobs, to Save the Democrat Party, and to Save Obama?
Finally: Is Michelle still Queen?
Hat tip: Drudge Report
A politican from Siberia who wants to be president of the World Chess Federation "also believes . . . that if not enough people take up the game, the aliens might destroy our planet," according to the UK Independent.
"Xiaoshan Airport was closed after the UFO was detected at around 9 pm and dozens of flights had to be diverted."
The Big Question: Who do we call to get this UFO to hover over Washington, D.C., in hopes of shutting it down?
. . . Limbaugh, Beck, and O'Reilly. More at Newsbusters.
Beltway Confidential confides: "At the National D-Day Memorial ceremony this past Sunday in Bedford, Va., memorial officials unveiled a bust of USSR dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin. No joke."
Says a 16-year-old: "Since I started the course I've felt more confident in my heels."
"Going green will not be optional in Cambridge, Mass., if the Cambridge Climate Congress [CCC] has its way," reports Joshua Rhett Miller at Fox News. "It will be mandatory."
Among the proposals from the CCC: "There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax 'of some kind,' not to mention taxes on plastic and paper bags. And the Massachusetts city, home of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will advocate vegetarianism and veganism, complete with 'Meatless or Vegan Mondays'."
How long before this is a bumper sticker?
There seems to be a lot of hubbub in the news about a U.S. President winning a Nobel Peace Prize.
Why the fuss?
Just today, I got two of them.
One was in a box of Cracker Jacks. The other came with breakfast at McDonald's.
Are they going to make Mr. Obama fly all the way over there to Norway to get his?
That's not fair. And won't there be a lot of exhaust?
"A premature baby declared dead by doctors was found to be alive hours later when he was taken home for a funeral wake," reports the Daily Mail.
"The baby's father, Jose Alvarenga, was told by doctors that his son had died shortly after birth. Staff from the state-run hospital in Asuncion, the Paraguayan capital, delivered the infant's body to Mr Alvarenga's home fours hours later."
Read the entire story.
* Sad Update: Baby Loses Fight to Live
It wriggled and wandered on a "Cairo-bound EgyptAir flight," according to the Telegraph.
"Remember the good old days -- when dissent was patriotic?," writes Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters. Well, "Fuggedaboutit. Dissent isn't merely unpatriotic now. It's downright treasonous. Just ask Paul Krugman" over at the NYT.
"If, like virtually all House Republicans and a handful of Dems," Finkelstein continues, "you don't agree with the likes of Henry Waxman on the need to take radical measures on the climate, you're guilty of . . . 'a form of treason.' Treason against the planet, to be precise."
Frightened but want more from Finkelstein on Planet Patriot Klugman? Go here . . .
Openly homosexual blogger and Miss USA judge Perez Hilton has called pageant contestant Carrie Prejean the "C-word," defaced a photo of the young lady, and admits to giving her a score of zero, reports WND.
And this from an individual giving public face to those who wrap themselves as victims in banners of "love" and "tolerance." But it is nothing of the sort, of course, as is clearly seen in the emotional outburst of this "judge" who took upon himself also the roles of jury and executioner. Such hubris.
Mr. Hilton apparently hates the reply Prejean gave to his question concerning homosexual "marriage." As Prejean told Sean Hannity last night on TV, she chooses being "Biblically correct" over being politically correct and concludes therefore that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman.
Her view has the advantage of expressing a life lived in community with our true Creator, which is a better foundation for growth and humanness than is reducing ourselves -- as a consistent naturalistic secularism requires -- to bundles of particles organized by chance inside bodies that have no meaning in an impersonal universe. The resulting breakdown of the distinction between male and female is an expression not of progress into love but of regress into meaninglessness.
Her courageous stance places Prejean at the center of political and ethical discourse as framed by the Declaration of Independence, which articulates the Founding vision and mission statement of the United States.
She is occupying the same ontic and philosophical universe set forth by our Founding Fathers. The real extremists are those who reject that Founding vision and indeed reject the world as it objectively exists in its externality as a creation of our Maker who endows humanity with unalienable rights.
The reactionary behavior of Hilton and his association with the Miss USA pageant indicate just how radically extreme and ugly certain intolerant elites have become after rejecting that humane and liberating worldview which gave rise to the American experiment in the first place. They war against nature and nature's God, against human nature and human nature's God.
This war is real. Instead of human rights rooted in a knowable, verifiable, and loving Creator who has a moral character, we have instead aggressive power groups imposing a false, subjective, and hurtful agenda upon a patient and forbearing nation.
Love of God and man, of neighbor and community, calls for a humane resistance for freedom, the individual, and wholeness. Fortunately, we are beginning to see signs of free-thinking individuals rising up to throw off the chains of pretended absolutes masked and marketed as progress, toleration, and positive change.
A 21-year-old held her ground the other night and holds it still. She lost a pageant. But she won a crown.
"There's a lot of -- I don't know what the term is in Austrian -- wheeling and dealing . . ."
-- Barack Obama, Strasbourg
Roll the "Divorce Court" videotape. AP reports:
The Haggards say their marriage and Christian faith are stronger than ever, and they want people to know that divorce is not the answer.
"This is part of Ted's journey," Gayle Haggard said. "It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue."
AP also reports: "The couple will be paid an undisclosed amount for the interview, the latest in a series of public appearances that started in January when Ted Haggard began promoting an HBO documentary about his time in exile. He also has appeared on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' and 'Larry King Live.'"
Teleprompt Prez Obama blunders at White House.
Sweetness and Light has noticed "Obama's (Highly Creepy) 'Pledge Project'," complete with training videos and a commitment to "I'm asking you to believe."
Anyone who is a student of totalitarian regimes, especially Nazi Germany, should recognize this tactic. Mr. Obama has organized his own cadre of Brown Shirts (or, if you prefer, Red Shirts) to agitate for his agenda.
Mr. Alinsky would be proud. And rightly so. For this is simply the continuation of Mr. Obama’s perpetual campaign. A campaign, as we noted at the time, that was modeled on Saul Alinsky’s organizing principles.
Of course, Alinsky, had modeled his methods on the great communist and/or fascist agitators of the past. Hence, the unsettling resemblance to Soviet-style and Nazi Germany agit-prop.
If you think audacious initiatives such as this violate the mission statement of the the United States of America, you're right. "Pledge Projects" or any move that smacks of loyalty oaths to individual leaders, or to a secularistic Washington-centrism for that matter, have nothing to do with the liberating unity and diversity under our true and knowable Creator currently banished by the "faith" agenda of the paternalistic power establishment. The secular state is not God, and Barack Obama is not his prophet.
"Another polarizing move from Barack Obama," writes Thomas Lifson. "His permanent campaign is organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus. The historical precedents are ominous."
Hat Tip: American Thinker.
And it didn't lead to sleep.