Saturday, September 6, 2008


Man doesn't deliver on Make-a-Wish pledge
Published: Sept. 6, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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PRESCOTT, Ariz., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- An Illinois boy with a kidney disease is still waiting for a custom go-kart promised by an Arizona man through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, officials say.
Brent Goodrich, a spokesman for Make-a-Wish, says Douglas Riesberg of Yuvapai County, Ariz., defrauded the charity of $11,000, which he allegedly took to build the go-kart for the unnamed 16-year-old boy from Peoria, Ill., WBBM-AM, Chicago, reported Saturday.

Yuvapai County officials told the station they arrested Riesberg on drug charges and allege he admitted taking the Make-a-Wish money to cover a business deal that went bad.

They said the boy was upset when he was taken off dialysis to meet Riesberg and the Arizona man never showed. Goodrich, however, said a go-kart manufacturer and other in the industry have called to help make it up to the sick boy.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Hundreds of high heeled women sprint for record
AAP | Wednesday, 03 September 2008
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MADE FOR WALKING: Brittney McGlone runs to victory in a stiletto sprint race for a prize of A$5,000 at Circular Quay in Sydney. Over 260 women competing in the race broke the world record for the most runners in a high heels sprint.

Hundreds of glamorous women have sprinted in stilettos to break a world record in Sydney.
Donning mandatory three-inch high-heels, 265 ladies tore up an 80-metre race track at Sydney's Circular Quay to break the world record for the most people running in a "stiletto sprint".
Four hundred metre hurdler Brittney McGlone, 18, was first across the line, pocketing US$5000 (NZ$6225).
She was closely followed by dozens of leggy blondes and brunettes in green shorts, some of whom came off second best with scratches and scrapes from a few spills.
Former Australian sprinter Melinda Gainsford-Taylor had the job of inspecting the athletes and ensuring they were wearing three-inch heals and had the customary smooth legs.
"All the girls were pumped," she said.
"I don't think I've experienced such energy since my racing days."
An event spokeswoman said Tuesday's world record topped the previous world record of 150.
"It looks like Australia has smashed the current world record and should now hold the title for the most number of people ever to participate in a stiletto sprint," Australian representative for Guinness World Records Chris Sheedy said.
These bitches look retarded. Running 80 metres in high heels sounds fucking painful. I wonder how many of them ended up actually enjoyed eating shit in a stampede of pointy and probably cheaply made stilettos? But it's okay because being young and athletic comes at a price. wait.. young, athletic, and GLAMOROUS!!! stilletos are LIKE SOO fucking empowering it makes me want to puke a pair of crocs. cuz you're legs ain't shit until they be lookin' alllll fineee n' shit in some ho heels.. Oh? And the female athlete leg inspector that had to enforce the "customary smooth leg" requirement? Another cheesedick effort to reinforce society's clearly misogynist undertone in every single fucking thing. gender constructs are annoying to to look at and even more frustrating to reason. But whatever, I guess the point of this whole thing was that OF COURSE.. "Girls Kick Ass." Or maybe EAT ASS. And I bet it was sponsored by Lady Speedstick and Venus Shaving Products because those are the logical sponsors for this kind of justified commercial travesty.

It's like you look at this stuff and you just think " damn these bitches look dumb" and then you think "why are bitches so dumb" and then it becomes this spiraling train of thought that never gets answered but always leaves you unimpressed with everything thinking, " how can i live my life separating myself from all these dumb bitches?" and then you realize you can't because dudes are bitches too and everyone's just kind of fucked. but the ones running in stilletos are clearly more fucked. which makes you feel a little better about yourself but a little guilty too.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008



Published: Sept. 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Likely Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin told her church congregation that the Iraq war was part of God's plan, a videotape revealed.
A 14-minute video of a speech the Alaska governor delivered in June to the Wasilla, Alaska, Assembly of God Church and posted Tuesday on the Huffington Post Web site showed her saying the United States' involvement in Iraq is "a task that is from God."

She is seen saying: "Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending (troops) out on a task that is from God. That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God's plan."

In the speech, she tells the congregation that building a long-sought, 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Alberta, Canada, is also part of God's plan.

"I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.

Sunday, August 31, 2008


WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Some undecided women voters say they are not impressed with the choice of Sarah Palin as the likely Republican U.S. vice presidential nominee.
Dozens of independent female voters interviewed by The New York Times said they disagreed with the first-term Alaska governer on the issues of abortion, Iraq and the environment. Many also also cited her lack of experience outside of her home state, The Times said.

The choice of Palin "just blew me away," said Rachel McBride, 52, a mother of three in Houston and an independent who had supported U.S. President George Bush. "It's so blatantly a political move - picking a woman at all, and then picking a woman with so little experience when he keeps ramming (Democratic presidential nominee Barack) Obama about his experience."

Women who said they leaned Republican, however, mostly supported Palin. One of them, Cathy Gates, 40, a registered Republican from Michigan, said: "(Palin) does appeal to me. You would feel she has the same values as you. Having a child with Down syndrome, and being the governor, and she calls herself a hockey mom. I was impressed."