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Windmills Tilted, Scared Cows Butchered, Lies Skewered on the Lance of Reality ... or something to that effect.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Beat on the Brat

The Ramones in a raw video from 1975

Young fans give up World Series tickets

Young fans give up World Series tickets

Two brothers decide a worthy cause is more important than attending Game 4.

Thank goodness for the recession?

Thank goodness for the recession?

One in four people are glad the world's economy slumped like it did, a new survey claims.

Fight erupts over Cash for Clunkers

Fight erupts over Cash for Clunkers

The White House fires back at a prominent critic of its $3 billion car-trade-in program.

Drunkest Guy Ever Goes for More Beer

You've heard about it!
Now see it!
Wow, he is hammered!

Cheney told FBI he had no idea who leaked Plame ID

Liar, Lair, pants on fire!

The Dick told the FBI he had no idea who leaked to the news media that Valerie Plame, wife of a shrub cabal critic, worked for the CIA.

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Florida wildlife officer loses gator at show and tell

Officials say a Florida Panhandle Fish and Wildlife officer lost a 5-foot alligator after bringing it to his daughter's school for show and tell.

Florida wildlife officer loses gator at show and tell

Montana men try to pawn a truckload of stolen items to bail out friend

From the "They walk among us" Department:

Two Bozeman men have been arrested on probation violations after police said they tried to pawn a truckload of stolen items to bail a friend out of jail.

Montana men try to pawn a truckload of stolen items to bail out friend

Preparing your body for the time change

Preparing your body for the time change

The end of daylight-saving time doesn't have to spell trouble for your body clock.

Cheap home improvements that pay off

Cheap home improvements that pay off

These inexpensive renovations will maximize your home's value plus give it a new look.

There's no relief from prices at the pump

There's no relief from prices at the pump

Retail gasoline prices rise for the 17th straight day, reaching a record for the year.

The worst U.S. cities to find a job

The worst U.S. cities to find a job

The recession may be over, but jobs will be slow to return — especially in these areas.


New Dinosaur Built Like a Sherman Tank
A newfound dinosaur was the paleo version of an armored tank.

Europe's hidden travel gems

Europe's hidden travel gems

These lesser-known sites are among the continent's best, and well worth a visit.

Ways to ruin a business

11 ways to ruin a business

The tiniest details can have disastrous results for a typical small business.

Leaked ethics report rattles Congress

Leaked ethics report rattles Congress

A stunning security breach reveals the names of more than two dozen House members under scrutiny.


Police Arrest Iraqi Father Who Ran Over Westernized Daughter

Georgia police have arrested Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, who is suspected of running down his daughter because she was becoming too "Westernized" and was not living according to their traditional Iraqi values.

The incident actually occurred in Arizona on Oct. 20, and Almaleki had been on the run.

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Jon Stewart Rips Faux News A New One

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Breast exams on TV: Service or stunt?

I'm going with both. It is a service to men and women to demonstrate the proper way to perform a self breast exam. Of course, it is a 'stunt' this is America and a bare breast seen on television is pushing the envelope to the extreme - it shouldn't be, but with the 'watchdog' puerile perverts (who are already howling about it) trying to impose their warped views on the rest of us the only thing worse would be for TWO bare breasts to be seen on TV.

Breast exams on TV: Service or stunt?

A D.C. station's uncensored series on breast self-exams breaks a longstanding taboo.

Voices of long-dead stars haunt the galaxy

Mysterious radio blips from apparently empty regions of space may be traces of an army of stellar corpses.

Voices of long-dead stars haunt the galaxy

From sanctuary to snake pit

Mental asylums have a bad name – but they were originally places of sanctuary.
See how they lost their reputation on this photographic journey.

The rise and fall of asylums

Science News

From BBC-Science:
A new study reveals what happens when a polar bear is crossed with a grizzly.

Frogs learn the smell of their future predators while they are still embryos.

And I Quote

Bush gave a motivational speech in Florida yesterday.
Bush is actually really good at motivating.
Last year, he motivated everyone to vote for Obama.

~ Jimmy Fallon

Dimbulb Spews

When you boil it all down, liberal women are unhappy
because liberal men treat them like dirt.

~ Lush Dimbulb, explaining why all three of his wives left him

Lush has $400M and he can't get a woman to stay?

I guess there are some things a woman will not do, no matter how much money is in it for her.
Pretending to be ten-year-old Honduran boys gets old quickly it seems.

"Consumer spending plunged in September"

So, the economic roller-coaster ride continues:
Consumer spending plunged in September by the largest amount in nine months, reflecting the end of the government's Cash for Clunkers auto sales program. Incomes, the fuel for future spending, were flat.

While the government reported that the overall economy grew in the July-September period, signaling the end of the worst recession in seven decades, the weakness in spending and incomes as the quarter ended underscores the fragility of the recovery
Obama really did inherit a mess from the shrub. And, the shrub's repugican comrades who helped created the mess have barely lifted a finger to help Obama fix it.

Facebook Awarded $711M In Anti-Spam Case

Internet marketer Sanford Wallace was ordered by a California judge to pay Facebook $711 million in damages for accessing users' information without the company's permission.

Facebook Awarded $711M In Anti-Spam Case

Women lashed for lacking socks

Militants who control parts of Somalia's capital city are beating women in broad daylight for violating their radical brand of Islamic law, according to local officials and witnesses in Mogadishu.

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Science Headlines

Northwest Pilot Application Top Ten

Late Show Top Ten

Powerful Colorado snowstorm moves east

Powerful Colorado snowstorm moves east

The big autumn storm leaves behind treacherous conditions as it barrels into the Midwest.

Halloween animal myths debunked

Halloween animal myths debunked

Bats, tarantulas, and horned owls may not be as scary as you've been told.

Welcome New Readers

We at Carolina Naturally would like to welcome our newest readers in Tanzania.
Our175th country!

Unusual Holidays and Celebrations

Today is:

Create A Great Funeral Day,
International Bandanna Day
National Candy Corn Day

It is also

Devil's Night
Haunted Refrigerator Night

as well as

Frankenstein Friday

Daily Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2009.

There are 62 days left in the year.

Today In History October 30

Our Readers

Some of our readers today have been in:

Seoul, Kyonggi-Do, Korea
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Ho Chio Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Aguadilla, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
London, England, United Kingdom
Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Coventry, England, United Kingdom

Daily Horoscope

Today's horoscope says:

You need to try to rein in your increasingly self-indulgent ways today.
Keep driving right on past the shopping mall: cook dinner yourself instead of going out for pizza, and do you really need another spa day?
It's a wise time to eliminate your excessive spending and get back to a simpler way of living.
When you take a little bit of a break from pampering yourself for a while, you will appreciate it all the more when you go back to treating yourself like a rock star.

If I have to.