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An open letter to politicos about the “Palin Effect”

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 09/14/08 at 04:16 AM

imageThis is not your average FS story.

As a right leaning middle american male, I have observed that the Palin effect on Digg is astounding.  Sarah Palin has taken the country by storm and it doesn’t stop at the ideological border.  Ms. Palin seems to have not only have rallied the base of the Republican party, but she has stunned and raised the ire of the left.

Stories about Ms. Palin have not only besieged the main stream press, but have littered the left wing blogs, newspaper commentaries, and television programs.  Her nomination has made more than a ripple in the political landscape, it could be more closely compared to a tsunami.  Just as an example of this effect, Digg has seen an average of 1 Palin related story hitting the front page every 3 hours in the past week ending September 13, 2008.  (A large number of these marked as inaccurate).  Ask Keith Olbermann if this a ripple or tidal wave.

The Iraq Truth

Article Submitted by Failed Success on 06/13/07 at 01:23 AM

IraqJust the ranting of a soldier that thinks this war isn’t actually a war, but a police action that will prove useless when it is over...If it gets over.

Hello, my name is PFC......lets call me Fedup. Anyway, I’ve been in Baghdad, Iraq for over 6 months now and I can tell you one thing. This isn’t a war. We may have the makings for one, and the death tolls are sure looking like one, but when you get down into the mechanics of it all. All you have is a BS police action that consists of Teaching incompetent Iraqi law enforcement agentcies techniques that they forget about a half hour later and dodgeing Terrorist attacks that you really can’t counter attack, because of new EOF rules and all the political BS that goes on over here.

Life saving Beer Belly?

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 02/09/07 at 03:42 PM

imageMilkman’s mid-rif cushioned the blow

A man being car-jacked may have been saved by his spare tire.  A British milkman, Andrew Creed, chased down the thief of his Ford delivery van and grabbed on to an open window.  The thief then started weaving to shake the him loose.  Mr. Creed finally fell from the van and was summarily run over by the hijacker. 

Mr Creed suffered many injuries including broken bones and cuts to his face, but commented that his big belly probably saved him from further injury as it probably cushioned the blow.

U.K. Sun article

Sleeping on the Job

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 01/31/07 at 10:02 PM

sleepFrench to study sleeping on the job as a necessity

If you thought a 35 hour work week and long vacations were enough rest for the French, you were wrong.  The French will spend $9 million to determine if taking a nap at work should be mandated.

France suffers from very high unemployment.  If companies are forced to give nap time to employees, that would force them to hire more employees to get the same amount of productivity.  If you want to study the difference between American and French culture you don’t have to look very deep to see some big differences.  The United States has low unemployment, high productivity, and no nap time.  France could end up the complete opposite.

Here is a link to the AP story.

Monopoly Moves to a Cashless Economy

Article Submitted by Failed Success on 07/25/06 at 05:30 PM

Monopoly VisaParker Brothers replaces Monopoly money with Visa brand Debit card systems.

Game makers Parker have phased out the standard multi-coloured cash in a new version. Players will instead use a Visa mock debit card to keep track of how much they win or lose. It is inserted into an electronic machine where the banker taps in cardholders’ earnings and payments.

Parker said replacing of cash with plastic showed the game was moving with the times. Spokesman Chris Weatherhead said: “The new electronic Monopoly reflects the changing nature of society and the advancement of technology.” So much for my trademark technique “they think you’re out of money until you pull the hidden $500’s from under the board” trick.

Spawn Charcter Costs $15 Million

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/21/06 at 02:07 PM

imageTony Twist fights to market his own name.

A 3 judge appeals court panel upheld the ex-Blues defenseman’s lawsuit against the creator of “Spawn”.  Tony Twist successfully argued that Todd McFarlane Productions Inc., had used his likeness without permission when it had named a violent crime boss in the Spawn comics, Antonio “Tony Twist” Twistelli.  Mr. McFarlane had amitted to using the hockey player as a model for the character in a magazine article. 

Another Deer Gone Wild!

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/20/06 at 01:12 PM

imageDeer attacks suburban woman...calls to ban “Over the Hedge” soon to follow.

A doe in suburban Ohio has obviously had enough of people infringing on its living area.  After trailing a domesticated canine back to its living quarters this female deer vents her frustrations on an unsuspecting suburbanite.  The carnage that ensued will surely have people wondering if this deer has seen the movie “Over the Hedge” recently at a nearby outdoor theatre.

A 75 year old woman is counting her blessings as the “doe gone wild” nearly cut her to ribbons after letting her pooch indoors and being bowled over by a deer on a rampage.  This was no bull in a china shop, but it was very close.  This deer trashed the 75 year old woman’s house and the 75 year old woman, who suffered many injuries in the tirade. Police finally convinced the doe that enough was enough, and released it without filing any charges.

Here is the blurb at cbsnews.com

Toga! Toga! Toga!

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/16/06 at 02:18 PM

image“Neidermeyer’s" restaurant turned into REAL Animal House”

The St. Paul Pioneer press is reporting that a party at Mark Metcalf’s Libby Montana restaurant was the site of a toga party, hosted by parents of a University School of Milwaukee student, which got out of control.  Party-goers brought their own alcohol and were gathering outside in the parking lot when police were called. 

Some 75 Breathalyzer tests were administered to young people attending the party on May 27th. Of those 75, 18 teenagers were cited for underage drinking.

Neidermeyer wanted all of the stundents expelled but instead they were all put on double-secret probation. Sounds like the Omegas are at it again

Mike the Hamster, Turns Out to be “The One”

Article Submitted by Davbmn on 06/06/06 at 03:10 AM

imageHamster survives industrial shredder with barely a scratch

Better not mess with Mike the hamster.  As it turns out Mike is much tougher than he looks.  Mike went through a recycling shredder for nearly 4 minutes.  This resilliant rodent was quickly taken in by a 10 year old whose father works at the local recycling plant in Flintshire, Whales. 

How boring is a hamster wheel going to be to this little guy now?  The biggest thrill he’ll get now is getting out of solitary confinement for a few fleeting momentswhile the wood shavings are changed.  It’s all downhill from here Mike.  Maybe you should have taken the Blue Pill.

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