Archive for October, 2008

N.J. Man Pleads Guilty To Running Over Baby Ducks

October 31, 2008

Oct 30, 2008 9:36 am US/Eastern

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Witnesses Say Suspect Swerved Around Other Cars Waiting For The Ducklings To Pass
SOMERS POINT, N.J. (CBS/AP) ― A 20-year-old has pleaded guilty to needlessly killing an animal for running over some baby ducks in a Somers Point parking lot.

Steven Davey of Egg Harbor Township was fined more than $1,000. He can get some of that reduced by volunteering at an animal shelter.

An SPCA officer says Davey swerved around other cars that had stopped for the ducklings in August and ran over them.


Australians charged over attack on 75-year-old blind flamingo

October 31, 2008

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Four Australian teenagers were charged Thursday with attacking an almost blind greater flamingo that is believed to be the oldest bird of its kind in the world, police and zoo officials said.
The flamingo’s head and beak were injured and it was bleeding from an eye after the attack at Adelaide Zoo that left it in a critical condition, zoo staff said.

“The bird arrived at the zoo in 1933 and was a mature bird at that stage,” a spokeswoman for the zoo told AFP. “So although we don’t know it’s exact age it is at least 75 years old — much older than they grow in the wild.”

The zoo’s website describes the bird as “undoubtedly the oldest flamingo in the world,” adding that despite its great age its quality of life was very good.

Police said four men aged between 17 and 19 were charged with aggravated ill-treatment of an animal and released on bail to appear in court at a later date.

Several people at the zoo at the time of the attack had spoken about the incident with staff and officers wanted to interview them, a spokesman said.

The elderly bird, described as unafraid of humans, had a habit of coming close to the edge of his enclosure.

Known only as Flamingo One, he was sedated after the attack and was taken to the animal hospital where his condition was reported to be improving.

“He’s just an icon, he’s the oldest resident of the zoo, he’s just a symbol of the beauty of nature,” said the zoo’s chief executive Chris West.

Zoo officials said the shocking attack had left them concerned for the wellbeing of a second flamingo — the older bird’s only companion for more than 50 years.

Letter from one ‘Angry Woman’

October 31, 2008
      I don’t know who wrote it but they should have signed it. Some powerful words. This woman should run for president. 
      Written by a housewife from New Jersey and sounds like it! This is one ticked off lady. 
   ‘Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? 
      Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ? 
      Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they? 
      And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was ‘desecrated’ when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?…Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all. 
      I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11. 
      I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia 
      I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for chopping off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat. 
      I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques. 
      I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide . 
      I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. 
      In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care. 
      When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured: I don’t care. 
      When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don’t care. 
      When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don’t care. 
      And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’ Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and-you guessed it-I don’t care!! 
      If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to all your E-mail friends. Sooner or later, it’ll get to the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior! 
      If you don’t agree, then by all means hit the delete button. Should you choose the latter, then please don’t complain when more atrocities committed by radical Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add: 
      ‘Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem’ — Ronald Reagan 
      I have another quote that I would like to add AND…….I hope you forward all this. 
      ‘If we ever forget that we’re One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under’ Also by.. Ronald Reagan 
     One last thought for the day: 
      In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the Anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England ‘s Prime Minister Tony Blair‘s words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America , he said: ‘A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.’ 
      Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: 
1. Jesus Christ 
2. The American G. I.

Obama Bombshell Redistribution of Wealth Audio Uncovered

October 28, 2008

Hear it in his own words and decide for yourself

Barack Obama cuts TV station because they asked the “Wrong” questions.

October 28, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Barack Obama’s campaign has pulled the plug on a Florida news station’s access to the presidential candidate after an anchorwoman angered Joe Biden with uncomfortable questions during a satellite interview.

WFTV-Channel 9 anchorwoman Barbara West quizzed Sen. Biden about Obama’s intention to “spread the wealth,” referring to the Democratic White House contender’s comments to “Joe the Plumber.”

She compared Obama’s comments to the socialist doctrine of Karl Marx then asked Biden, “How is Sen. Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to ‘spread the wealth?’ ”