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Social scientist outed for “massive fraud”:

When colleagues called the work of Dutch psychologist Diederik Stapel too good to be true, they meant it as a compliment. But a preliminary investigative report released on October 31 gives literal meaning to the phrase, detailing years of data manipulation and blatant fabrication by the prominent Tilburg University [...]

Mr. Mansour, I Presume?

No. 

For months, the secret talks unfolding between Taliban and Afghan leaders to end the war appeared to be showing promise, if only because of the appearance of a certain insurgent leader at one end of the table: Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, one of the most senior commanders in the Taliban movement.But now, it turns [...]

Holocaust Fund Defrauded, U.S. Says

OMG.

While fleeing the Nazis in 1941, an 11-year-old girl dodged airplane bombs as she crossed the Dnieper River in Ukraine, ultimately finding refuge in Donetsk, where she and her mother lived in hiding until the liberation of 1944.

[This tale was] among thousands of similar accounts given in the name of elderly immigrants who [...]

The New York Times Wins The Waterglass’ Understatement of the Year Award

The headline from NYTimes is the understatement of the year:

Accepting Peace Prize Will Be a Test for Obama

Yup.  A big test in saying, “Hello, I’m a war time president who — via remote control — sometimes inadvertantly kills civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan and just ordered 30,000 more soldiers to kill (bad) people [...]

Barack Hussein Obama Named President of the Three Stooges Fan Club

In an unprecedented move, The Stoogeum, the world’s greatest repository of Three Stooges memorabilia, has named U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama the Official President of the Three Stooges Fan Club:

The Three Stooges Fan Club Committee said it honored Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.  Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!”

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The Unbelievable Success of Cash for Clunkers

One of President Obamessiah’s greatest achievements in his Nobel Peace Prize-worthy presidency is, apparently, the Cash for Clunkers program.  Designed to curb greenhouse gases (the ones that contribute to global climate change more than the gigantic nuclear explosion in space called the sun), it took taxpayer money to buy people better cars for trading in [...]

U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama Awarded America’s Space Prize

America’s Space Prize is , according to Wikipedia, a 50 million dollar space competition in orbital spaceflight established and funded in 2004 by hotel entrepreneur Robert Bigelow. The prize would have been awarded to the first US-based privately-funded team to design and build a reusable manned capsule capable of flying 5 astronauts to a Bigelow [...]

Obama Wins Pillsbury Bake-Off!

In a surprise twist announced early this morning, President Barack Hussein Obama has won the 2009 Pillsbury Bake-Off:

The Pillsbury company, several of whom spoke to the press, said awarding Obama the 44th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off could be seen as an early vote of confidence intended to build global support for the policies of [...]