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This minister really ruined a wedding photo:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 17, 2013, 12:30 PM (23 replies)

A hospital helps an elderly lady during her last days:

A hospital allowed this lady's cat to visit her during her last days.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:07 AM (31 replies)

2 minutes of mindless fun for a Saturday:

Aw Mommmm!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 17, 2013, 07:20 AM (12 replies)

Powerful and awesome monument to Nelson Mandela

By Marco Cianfanelli

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 17, 2013, 06:19 AM (0 replies)

The GOP suicide pact continues:

The reason I posted this was adding Telemundo and CNN Espanol. They know that without Hispanic-Americans and other minorities they are doomed as a party. Maybe they don't won't to expose them to their idiocy. However, just by excluding them no matter what the reason, it appears to be another snub.

RNC's NBC, CNN boycott will extend to Telemundo, CNN Espanol

In a highly anticipated move, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously on Friday to deny NBC and CNN the rights to host or sponsor a Republican primary debate unless those two networks cancel their respective Hillary Clinton film projects.

"CNN and NBC anchors will just have to watch on their competitors’ networks," RNC chairman Reince Priebus told the committee members in Boston.

While NBC and CNN's competitors stand to benefit from the RNC's decision, there's another potential winner who has gone unmentioned: Univision.

On Friday, RNC communications director Sean Spicer told POLITICO that the boycott would extend to NBC and CNN's Spanish-language channels: Telemundo and CNN Español.

"My understanding is that they both would be excluded," Spicer wrote in an email.

Ignoring The Law Of Holes has consequences.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 17, 2013, 05:33 AM (39 replies)

Video of a woman breaking up a fight between 2 bears:

Jeebus! She is crazy.
However, they probably didn't chase her because they didn't want to hear her voice at a louder level.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:35 AM (12 replies)

Judge sides with abortion opponent over alleged threat:"Bomb threat is free speech"

WICHITA — An abortion opponent’s letter to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under her car is constitutionally protected speech and not a “true threat” under existing law, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten summarily found in favor of Angel Dillard in the 2011 civil lawsuit brought by the Justice Department under a law aimed at protecting access to abortion services. The 25-page decision handed down comes after a flurry of sealed filings seeking summary judgment.

The judge wrote that the government supplied no evidence that actual violence against Dr. Mila Means was likely or imminent.
Dillard wrote in her letter that thousands of people from across the nation were scrutinizing Means’ background and would know “your habits and routines.”

“They know where you shop, who your friends are, what you drive, where you live,” the letter said. “You will be checking under your car every day <0x2014> because maybe today is the day someone places an explosive under it.”

The judge noted in his decision that Dillard sent the letter openly with her return address on it.
The judge also rejected the government’s request for a permanent injunction prohibiting Dillard from again contacting Means. He was persuaded by the defense argument that she would have no reason to do so since Means no longer has any plans to offer abortion services in Kansas.

The court also noted the government’s argument that Means had refrained from contacting Means while the lawsuit was pending.

“If the glare of publicity and the prospect of additional government legal action are sufficient by themselves to prevent further communications by Dillard, they would remain even in the absence of separate injunction relief,” the judge wrote. “That is, the government effectively concedes that Dillard is a rational person, at least in sensing the folly of additional communications with Dr. Means.”

The judge is as crazy as a s***house mouse.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 05:18 PM (32 replies)

This cloud might startle you:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:23 AM (9 replies)

Elvis permanently left the building 36 years ago today:

When he was young, he was the best.
Many musicians who came after him cite him as one of their main influences. People who only remember the fat Elvis in white playing Vegas missed the greatest work from him.

I also remember the young Elvis who reported for his Army induction and was stationed in Germany. His hair cut was national news. Those who served with him had no complaints. He was one of them.

RIP Jailhouse Rocker!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 09:56 AM (4 replies)

The Prophets Of Oak Ridge (Fascinating story about break-in & people on both sides)

(This is a very long but fascinating read. The author did extensive interviews with many people. It is a window into Oak Ridge, our nuclear arsenal, and those involved on both sides. There is also info about about the guards who were first on scene and their consequences)

The devil was just over Pine Ridge.

From the deserted parking lot on the edge of town, the three servants of God looked into darkness.

They clicked on their flashlights, pushed through the initial thicket of brush and began their trek, aiming for the black wooded slope.

First, the house painter: bearded, calm, quiet.

Second, the Catholic nun: gentle, grandmotherly, short of breath.

Third, the drifter: alert, intense, shouldering supplies.

They crept across the marshy field, led by some combination of God and Google Maps. Behind them was the city of Oak Ridge, Tenn., 30 minutes west of Knoxville. On the other side of Pine Ridge was Bear Creek Valley — cradle of the Y-12 National Security Complex, the “Fort Knox of Uranium,” birthplace of the heart of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima 67 years earlier.

It was, the house painter would later recall, as if the Almighty were guiding each step, across 1,000 feet of open field and up an embankment.

By 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, two career peace activists, with eight years jail time between them, and an 82-year-old nun had reached the first obstacle in their two-hour, one-mile hike toward one of the country’s most secure nuclear facilities.Last summer, in the dead of night, three peace activists penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States. A drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter. They face trial next week on charges that fall under the sabotage section of the U.S. criminal code. And if they had been terrorists armed with explosives, intent on mass destruction? That nightmare scenario underlies the government’s response to the intrusion. This is the story of two competing worldviews, of conscience vs. court, of fantasy vs. reality, of history vs. the future.
Much more:

The government threw the book at them because they were embarrassed. In addition, they wouldn't plea bargain. The whole hot mess was then aired all over again.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:41 AM (0 replies)
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