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Funny news from across the pond

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
The American media is a constant source of amusement, so I thought I'd start a thread dedicated to those "only in America" stories.

Starting with this one:

The National Rifle Association bans firearms at their national conference.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been forced into a gun ban for its annual meeting, a report from Raw Story reveals. On its website, the NRA warns: "North Carolina State law prohibits the carrying of firearms in the Charlotte Convention Center, and the Time Warner Cable Arena."

The warning continues: "In addition, the Rules and Regulations of the Charlotte Convention Center prohibit the carrying of firearms in the Center. Pursuant to Time Warner Cable Arena policy, all individuals entering the Arena will be subject to a magnetometer security check."



  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    And another funny one, not really a story, was the conservative American media's reaction to Miss USA being won by a muslim for the first time.
    – Conservative radio host Debbie Schlussel blamed Fakih’s win on a supposed “politically correct, Islamo-pandering climate” in America and labeled her a “Lebanese Muslim Hezbollah supporter with relatives who are top terrorists.” [5/16/10]

    – Right wing pundit and Fox contributor Michelle Malkin ranted that “Fakih’s cheerleaders are too busy tooting the identity politics horn to care what comes out of her mouth” and that “the Miss USA pageant didn’t want to risk the wrath of the open-borders mob.” [5/16/10]

    – Conservative author Daniel Pipes, who was briefly appointed by former President George W. Bush to the U.S. Institute of Peace, opined that “this surprising frequency of Muslims winning beauty pageants makes me suspect an odd form of affirmative action.” [5/16/10]

    – Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson complained that Woolard’s “informed opinion” may have cost her the crown, and said that Fakih may have won because we live in a “PC society.” [5/17/10]


    Apparently the second place contestant said she was "perfectly fine" about a draconian new immigration law, and that's the reason she lost according to the right-wing press.

    Judge for yourself.

    In a related story, there is some controversy in the media that the winner of this contest once won a pole dancing competition wearing only a few more clothes than the Miss USA pageant made her wear. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They must be going apeshit at Free Republic :D
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