Day: October 16, 2009

BALLOON BOY: A HOAX?

For those of you who missed this strange news story, please click here to read all about yesterday’s shenanigans involving a 6 year old boy and a home made hot-air balloon…. Now watch the videos below. In my opinion the parents are damn liars. The family had previously appeared on the US TV version of Wife Swap and the parents probably fell in love with life in the media spotlight during that period. So much so that they then decided to orchestrate yesterday’s incident to generate media attention on themselves again and it […]

US JUSTICE OF THE PEACE REFUSES TO ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENCES TO MIXED-RACE COUPLES

Via BBC News A white US justice of the peace has been criticised for refusing to issue marriage licences to mixed-race couples. Keith Bardwell, of Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana, denied racism but said mixed-race children were not readily accepted by their parents’ communities. A couple he refused to marry is considering filing a complaint about him to the US Justice Department. Mr Bardwell said he had many black friends and frequently married them. He said he had “piles and piles of black […]

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