From the AP:
CHESTER, England -- As Christmas approaches, a virgin mother is anxiously awaiting the arrival of her offspring. She's Flora, the Komodo dragon.
In an evolutionary twist, Flora has managed to become pregnant all on her own without any male help. It would seem the timing is auspicious: The seven baby Komodo dragons are due this festive season.
Full story here.
The reptiles are beating the hell out of us on the immaculate conception front. We're still clinging to that hazy story about one 2,000 years ago, and here they are pumping out two in one year. On the bright side, they must be a lot less moral than we are if they require this many messiahs.
Come to think of it, they sure are immoral if that dragon thinks she can raise a child without a father around! I'd like to hear Focus on the Family weigh in on this.
More than two dozen progressive organizations will convene at the Georgia Progressive Summit 2007 on Friday evening, Jan. 5, and all day Saturday, Jan. 6, according to project coordinator Susan Somach. The theme this year is "Reclaiming Our Roots, Forging Our Future." Information is available online at www.gps2007.org.
Dutch women's breasts getting bigger
AMSTERDAM ï¿½ Dutch women are getting bigger breasts and 32 percent of them now have a D-cup or bigger compared with 20 percent five years ago.
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As if I needed more incentive to move to Amsterdamï¿½
Congratulations to the Johns Creek Love Shack for todayï¿½s ruling that allows them to remain open as long as the adult toy store doesnï¿½t have ï¿½a significant number of adult products.ï¿½ Thatï¿½s a shame. Freaky housewives and desperate dads need love, too. Plus, the same values that led to the cityï¿½s creation Dec. 1 apply here: self-reliance, pulling up of the, um, bootstraps, and plain olï¿½ freedom to do what the hell you want in your own home ï¿½ or suburb.
As a result of the ruling, the press release said the store would be ï¿½adding to its non-adult inventory.ï¿½ Does the Sudofuku game count?
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Despite all the distractions -- a pointless black-and-white frame around the screen and ridiculous sound effects (why does a tiger pouncing make a phone-ringing noise?) -- this monkey dominates these two tigers and it makes me proud to be a primate.
Check out this week's Time and Place column on our site (and
At first I was amicably surprised to find someone other than Joeff Davis,
our photographer, participating by submitting their photos. Hey, why not,
right? Cool thing to have readers participating ...
But then, when I looked over the site and landed on Time and Place, I was
greeted by a picture of none other than Joeff himself and his Maxillary
Molar staring right at me.
Granted, you can't tell it's Joeff if you don't know him; I mean, he IS
trying to be inconspicuous with those shades and the mask, but the hair
gives it away.
Nice try, Joeff.
The Rev. Jim Nelson of Savannah confirmed to CL Tuesday that he is pursuing a run for state party chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia. A Methodist pastor, Nelson sought a U.S. Congress seat this year and in a losing effort notched 43,000 votes to Republican Rep. Jack Kingston's 96,000.
Looking back on that contest, Nelson says a lethargic, poorly organized Democratic Party failed to extend a hand to him and other candidates beyond the metro Atlanta region -- with a few exceptions.
The national party poured all of its money only into what it deemed clear-cut competitive races: Burns-Barrow and Marshall-Collins. At the state level, the Taylor-Cox primary battle was a money drain, Nelson says. In the general election, all of the funding went to Taylor. Candidates in the so-called hinterlands were left in an every-man-for-himself posture. Even still, "I raised $100,000 for my campaign," Nelson says of his District 1 bid.
Organization phobia wasn't the only factor at work within the upper echelons of the Democratic Party.
"There was no real excitement coming from the party," laments Nelson. "The state convention was a good example. It was almost like being at a boring business meeting. We needed more fanfare. More signs. We need to be organized to win."
Nelson thinks he can deliver some energy.
Woman tells cop she bought 'bad crack':
HAWTHORNE, Fla. - A North Carolina woman was arrested after complaining to a police officer that the crack cocaine she had just purchased wasn't very good, authorities said.
Eloise D. Reaves, 50, approached the Putnam County sheriff's deputy at a convenience store Friday, telling him that another man had sold her "bad crack" that contained wax and cocaine.
This has to be the dumbest thing a crack head could do, short of offering to suck the cops dick for some better crack. What exactly was she trying to achieve? Did she think the cop was going to be like, ï¿½well we certainly canï¿½t have bad crack being sold on the streets, letï¿½s go get this guy!ï¿½ Apparently the crack wasnï¿½t that bad anyway if it made her do something that crazy. Take it from Lawrence Taylor in the cinematically ingenious film The Waterboy: ï¿½Kids, donï¿½t smoke crack.ï¿½
This clip is for those of you who, like me, have an unhealthy obsession with "Family Guy."
Proceed with caution: This little ditty has been in my head for damn near three weeks.
Also, check out www.familyguy.com for some great old-school clips. Freakin' sweet.
I just got off the phone with someone at the Rev. Jim Nelson's house in Savannah. The reverend was out at a union rally, but it looks like he's in as a contender for state party chair. Georgia Politics Unfiltered last Friday put the spotlight on the fact that Nelson has a website up and running, promoting his candidacy.
This could be interesting.
Nelson has the fiery oratorical ability that former state Rep. Wyc Orr says has been missing in the chairman's spot in recent years.
The reverend went down swinging in November in a bid for a seat in the U.S. Congress to represent the 1st District. On his way down he gave one of the most memorable speeches at the state Democratic Convention, a blistering blend of camptown Bible-belting, Huey Long populism and homespun Herman Talmadge.
"I'm not a Democrat in spite of the fact that I'm a Christian," Nelson cried. "I'm a Democrat because I'm a Christian."
He kept Christianity in the crowd's face, and they loved it.
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