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Obamania: Pray For Barack Obama’s Biblical Flood
OBAMANIA Watch - Anorak’s look at Barack Obama in the news…
Stuart Shepard, director of digital media at Focus Action, the political arm of Focus on the Family, says this is meant to be “mildly humorous.” It is. But maybe not how Shephard intended:
The video’s point, Shepard said, is that in his view Obama has not clearly stated his stances on abortion and gay marriage, important themes within the Christian right.
“I’m still pro life, and I’m
Celebrity Stench Of The Day: P Diddy Is A King
WANT to smell lke P. Diddy, Ken Dodd’s Diddyman-done-good?
Diddy has a news smell out. Each morning a team of nasologists scrape his sheets and bedpan and distil the detritus into a potion. It’s called ‘I Am King’. Says Diddy:
“We are all descendents of royalty - and if we carry ourselves and respect ourselves in that manner and believe in ourselves, then we are all kings.
It has nothing to do with being arrogant. I Am King is not a statement about myself - I Am
Gob Stopped: The War On Food, Knives And Everything
SAYS defence agent Matthew Nicholson at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, the sweet is “a substantial piece of confectionary”. It can be eaten.
Mr Nicholson is speaking on behalf of one Jamie Harvey, who is partial to giant gobstoppers.
For preservative reasons and in case he should become stranded and be threatened with starvation, Mr Harvey keeps a restorative gobstopper in a sock beneath his car seat.
Says Sheriff Kenneth McIver:
“You will be aware of the ongoing national debate
Winnie The Pooh Arrested
IN Japan, police have arrested a 20-year-old man who attacked and robbed two people after they stared at his Winnie-the-Pooh costume.
Masayuki Ishikawa was hanging out on a Tokyo street corner after midnight last month while wearing the cuddly costume, accompanied by two friends dressed as a mouse and a panther, when he took offence at being stared at, police said.
“It’s uncommon to see people dressed up like this, so the victims were watching them. Then the perpetrator came up and
Bonding Sessions At Oldham Council
SAYS Deputy leader of Oldham Council Jackie Stanton: “We expect Unity staff to share the same values and code of conduct as council colleagues and so are very concerned about these allegations.”
Two council contract staff have been suspended after they were seen having sex in an office. A crowd of 20 person gathered round to be appalled and outraged.
The venue? Why, the offices of Unity Partnership in Oldham town centre…
File under“Beyond Parody”…
Daily Mail Headline Of The Decade: French Mayor Killed By Boule
THE Daily Wail. Each days the Dail Mail searches, scouring medical reports and research notes for news, and finally its quests bears dividends:
Lourdes tourism chief killed during a ‘tense’ game of petanque after being hit on the head by metal boule
You want more?
France has been stunned by the death of a player during a village game of boules.
Franck Hourcade, 39, was bending to examine the jack - the small ball that is the game’s target - when another player threw his h
Madeleine McCann: Tourist Has New Pictures Of Tapas 7 For Sale
PAULO Reis has published an interesting piece of information on the Madeleine McCann case on his site. Read on:
“McCann case: 24 pictures that may help to re-open the case
A tourist who was (allegedly) at the Tapas Bar, on the night of May 3, took several pictures where the table with the McCanns and their friends is visible.
The tourist was with his wife and another couple and they took pictures from each other, with the McCann table on the background.
The owner of the pictures
Peaches Geldof’s Drummy Up Publicity
PEACHES Geldof has got married in Las Vegas.
The Sun says this is “just like Bob and Paula”, that’s precious, precocious Peaches’ mum and dad. They married each other in Las Vegas in 1986.
Poor Peaches, she so wants to be rebellious, edgy and different but mum and dad have got to the sex and the drugs and the rock ‘n’ roll first. Being Peaches must be like turning up at an orgy and being handed a used towel by your mum.
Sun readers see Peaches wearing a headscarf and flashing the