President Obama will spend his 51 birthday golfing. From the pool report:
President Obama kicked off the celebration of his birthday today by hitting the links.
POTUS motorcade departed the White House at 8:23 a.m. and arrived Andrews Air Force Base at 8:47 a.m.
No word yet on who is playing with the president.
According to CBS reporter Mark Knoller it’s Obama’s 104 round as president.
When the angry mob was rampaging through town, storming her home and those of other Christians, the 70-year-old woman hid in her cow pen, pushing a rock against the door. There she cowered for hours, at one point passing out from tear gas being fired by police that seeped in.
When Sameeha Wehba emerged just before dawn, she found she was the only Christian left in this small Egyptian village just south of Cairo, the location of some of the country’s earliest pyramids.
Dahshour’s entire Christian community – as many as 100 families some estimate – fled to nearby towns in the violence earlier this week. The flock’s priest, cloaked in a white sheet to hide him, was taken out in a police van. At least 16 homes and properties of Christians were pillaged and some torched and a church damaged.
The violence was ultimately rooted in a dispute over a badly ironed shirt that escalated into a fight in which a Muslim was burned to death, sparking the rampage by angry Muslims.
“It was a devil’s moment,” Wehba said Thursday at the home of her Muslim neighbors, who have taken her in. “Whoever caused this was the devil’s son.”
The unprecedented exodus underscores how sectarian divisions are bubbling over in the wake of the revolution, in a country where 10 percent of the population is Christian.
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Radio icon Matthew Erich “Mancow” Muller perennially is listed in the Top 10 of the most influential radio personalities in the country and is heard in hundreds of markets.
Now add the Fox News Channel, where his pilot show will air Saturday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
He’ll be considering the question: “Why are Democratic cities more violent?”
Mancow got a theater degree from Central Missouri State University in 1990 and started his radio career with the morning show “Holy Moly & Maxx” for KOKO in Kansas City. Later he moved to California, but it was with his move to Chicago in 1994, when he created his now-famous radio show “Mancow,” that he hit his stride.
His program airs 5:30-9 a.m. and, according to his own company, is heard in all 50 states. It ranks fourth in national ratings and is heard in more than 200 markets.
Broadcasting from legendary WLS radio in downtown Chicago, 11 million to 12 million are listening when he takes the microphone.
He’s syndicated by Talk Radio Network.
His fans are faithful, because his “topics range from the sublime to the absurd with the tongue planted firmly in cheek. Essentially, Mancow is both brutally honest and intelligently delivered.”
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This was billed as the greatest protest since Occupy Wall Street. Thousands of scantily clad gay men and lesbians said they’d lock lips in a coast-to-coast red-hot make-out session.
They were to blast anti-gay-marriage comments made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. But gays preferred staying home to watch “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Tumbleweeds could have rolled through the Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey yesterday as a symbol for the lack of stamina in the national kissing campaign.
From Georgia to California, protests drew yawns, not saliva.
Even in Atlanta, the home of Chick-fil-A, only two dozen kissers showed up. And there was a similar lack of necking in Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
At NYU, 20 people weren’t allowed in the dorm that hosts the city’s only Chick-fil-A. Just three pairs of guys kissed on the street.
In Jersey, I only found eight kissers — and two weren’t even bi!
Giggling like overaged cheerleaders, Jessi Friechter, 42, and Claudia Campagna, 51, stared into each other’s eyes. And in full view of the Chik-fil-A neon sign, the coworkers pecked each other on the cheek — handing me an iPhone to record the event.
“My husband would love this,” teased Friechter.
Nearby, an older gent who refused to give his name was freaking out.
“That’s disgusting! That’s not why I came here,” he said.
“Why don’t they go to Sbarro and do that? Why don’t they go to Subway?”
So much for the kiss-fest. It couldn’t even draw New York’s Lesbian-in-Chief Christine Quinn, who wants to boot Chick-fil-A from the city.
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