Two Debate Coaches Demonstrate How Its Not Done

As every debater knows, the art of debate entails, logic, clarity, structure, time management, style, confidence, fluency, volume, and no ad hominems.

These two fail on everything except for confidence and volume. They get an A+ for volume:

Fort Hays University Debate Coach Bill Shanahan (the ponytail) gets extra bonus points for the mooning.

No, Just kidding. Actually he’s been fired for violating the university’s faculty code of ethics.

“Professor Shanahan’s conduct falls below the standard established to protect our university, its faculty, students and alumni,” Hammond said in the news release. “As a representative of FHSU, he had a duty of care that was seriously breached by his behavior.

“If the coach of one of our athletic teams became angry and ‘mooned’ officials, student athletes and fans during a sports event, he or she would no longer be a coach at Fort Hays State University. Standards for our debate program are certainly just as high.”

I should hope so.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Gun-Toting Granny Stops Thief

This is awesome:

85 year old Leda Smith came home from church on Sunday to find that her house had been broken into. She boldly went into the house to retrieve her handgun and accost the intruder.

“I saw him move by my keyboard near the wall but I just walked right on past him to the bedroom and got my gun,” Smith said, noting that she started keeping the .22-caliber revolver by her bed after a burglary at a neighboring home several weeks ago.

“I said, ‘What are you doing in my house?’” Smith said during an interview Monday with WPXI-TV, Channel 11 in Pittsburgh, a news partner with the Herald-Standard. “He just kept saying he didn’t do it.”

Smith ordered the teen to turn around and not to run and then had him pick up the telephone and dial 911.

She then ordered the boy to give her the telephone after placing the call and she told dispatchers about the intruder.

Officials from 911 stayed on the telephone with Smith as she had the boy lay facedown and spread-eagled on the floor.

Wow…I wonder if this woman have a background in law enforcement…I could see her leading a SWAT team.

“It was exciting,” Smith said of the incident. “I just hope I broke up the ring because they have been hitting a lot of places around here.”

Kudos to the gutsy Ms. Smith for a job well done.

Hat tip: Instapundit

Fox Refuses To Air Anti-Obama/Ayers Ad

What the heck? What’s the point of having good, hard hitting ads if stations aren’t going to air them?

In case you haven’t already seen it, the ad is awesome:

Sure, Obama spokesmen are calling the ad despicable, as expected…but why would a news agency have a problem with it? The truth is the truth. Did Fox give a reason for its refusal to run the ad? No. A Fox spokesman would not say why the network declined to run the ad, which was scheduled to air yesterday, and today in Michigan and Ohio.

Does Fox News really believe Obama when he says that Bill Ayers was “just a guy in the neighborhood” , just a guy he served on a board with?

Doesn’t this news agency keep up with the news?

The connection between the terrorist Ayers and Obama is fair game.

I’m disappointed in you, Fox News.

UPDATE:

Hey, Fox News says they love to hear your input:

“We Love to Hear From Our Viewers”!

Cool. Contact info here.

Let them know what you think of this.

Thanks for the idea, Joan.

UPDATE II:

An explanation:

Obama is threatening the 527 that created the ad, and pressuring TV stations not to air it.

UPDATE III:

“Coffee 260″ tells me in the comment section that Fox is now running the ad, having watched it him/herself this afternoon.

I did some googling to confirm this, but haven’t been able to find anything on it, yet.

I did find that the liberal blogs are up in arms about Fox “Accidentally” airing the ad on the 22nd, which of course they had every right to do, but Fox “went against their principled stand”, the argument goes.

Only to the left would this craven decision be seen as “principled”.

McCain Video: The One – Road To Denver

Oh yeah, baby….keep ‘em comin’!:

Hat tip: Instapundit

UGH: The REAL Reason Obama Opposed The BAIPA

Infidels Are Cool found the audio of Obama arguing in the Illinois Senate against protecting babies who survived abortions.

In his own chilling words:

Obama considers life saving measures to protect a child outside of the womb, a “burden” to the decision of the woman and her physician to have an abortion. That’s what this is really about. He was never really concerned that the wording in the bill would somehow have “undermined Roe V Wade”, as he told David Brody:

And I hate to say that people are lying, but here’s a situation where folks are lying. I have said repeatedly that I would have been completely in, fully in support of the federal bill that everybody supported – which was to say —that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born - even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion. That was not the bill that was presented at the state level. What that bill also was doing was trying to undermine Roe vs. Wade. By the way, we also had a bill, a law already in place in Illinois that insured life saving treatment was given to infants.

That was smoke and mirrors. If the woman wanted a dead baby, dammit, she was gonna have her dead baby, if Obama could help it.

The Obama camp said:

“…the recent attacks on Senator Obama that allege he would allow babies born alive to die are outrageous lies. The suggestion that Obama –- the proud father of two little girls –- and others who opposed these bills supported infanticide is deeply offensive and insulting,”

Nope. It’s Obama’s position on infanticide and his continuous lies that are deeply offensive and insulting.

Via Gateway Pundit.

UPDATE:

Ed Moressey at Hot Air has verified the authenticity of the tape, as well as a transcript from the IL Legislature of Obama making the most nonsensical and obtuse argument against the bill that can be imagined. Here it is (see if any of this makes any sense to you):

[T]he only plausible rationale, to my mind, for this legislation would be if you had a suspicion that a doctor, the attending physician, who has made the assessment that this is a nonviable fetus and that, let’s say for the purposes of the mother’s health, is being — that — that labor is being induced, that that physician (a) is going to make the wrong assessment and (b) if the physician discovered, after the labor had been induced, that, in fact, he made an error, and in fact this was not a nonviable fetus but, in fact, a live child, that the physician, of his own accord or her own accord, would not try to exercise the sort of medical procedures and practices that would be involved in saving that child.

Now, if — if you think that there are possibilities that doctors would not do that, then maybe this bill makes sense, but I — I suspect and my impression is, is that the Medical Society suspects that doctors feel that they would already be under that obligation, that they would already be making these determinations, and that essentially adding a — an additional doctor who the has to be called in an emergency situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion.

Now, if that’s the case –and — and I know some of us feel very strongly one way or the other on that issue — that’s fine, but I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure they’re looked after.

What a load of crap….the whole reason for the bill was that doctors WERE NOT TREATING THESE BABIES AND ALLOWING THEM TO DIE IN THE SOILED UTILITY ROOM, as whistleblowing Christ Hospital nurse, Jill Stanek HAD ALREADY TESTIFIED.

Guy’s scary.

MORE:

Ramesh Ponnuru making some good points about this at NRO.

Anatomy Of A Bigfoot Hoax

That is one realistic-looking ape suit.

Awwww, ma-an:

The body of a supposed ape-man found in the North Georgia mountains was nothing but an empty rubber monkey suit embedded in ice, according to California Bigfoot enthusiasts who finally got a chance to examine it last weekend.

Do these bozos realize that millions of Americans were hanging on their every word? Why’d they do it?:

Why the two Georgians contrived the cross-country con isn’t clear.

What is certain is that Whitton, 28, on medical leave after being shot in the wrist by a robbery suspect earlier this year, won’t be going back to work at the Clayton County Police Department.

As soon as he heard Whitton’s Bigfoot was a big fake, “I terminated him,” said Police Chief Jeffrey Turner said Tuesday.

“He’s disgraced himself, he’s an embarrassment to the Clayton County Police Department, his credibility and integrity as an officer is gone, and I have no use for him,” Turner said. “His behavior is unbecoming of that of a police officer.”

Here’s the AP video of the hoax:

Hmmmm, “and for an undisclosed amount they handed over the frozen creature, but after the thawing, all that was left was a rubber gorilla suit”.

At least one of the guys loses his job and, they both lose their reputations for what? A few thousand dollars, maybe?

I don’t get it.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

UPDATE:

Unreal.

Via Crime Scene KC, again, we now have the hoaxsters in their own words:

“I don’t believe it does affect my credibility at all because this is bigfoot,” said Whitton. “It would be one thing if I came out and said that I had something else that is tangible or real, but right now, as far as I’m concerned, there is no real bigfoot.”Whitton said his arm is still in a splint from the bullet wound he took in the wrist July 3 in the line of duty.”He placed his life for others,” said Turner.Whitton and Dyer said “bigfoot” was a Sasquatch costume they bought off the web and filled with possum road kill and slaughterhouse leftovers.“We never intended on it to go this far,” said Dyer.Lister said Dyer and Whitton have committed no crime but they’ve retained him. “There has been some threats made to them for both civil and criminal prosecution,” said Lister.Channel 2′s Mark Winne asked, “Did you start thinking, ‘Oops, I’m lying, this isn’t just a joke?’” Dyer said, “Well, we told 10 different stories. Everyone knew we were lying.”

Just wow…..What the hell was the road kill stuffing all about?!

Slide show at link.

UPDATE: (August 24):

Really??? 50 grand??? And the chump who paid them $50,000 for an ape suit filled with road kill is now suing to get it back?

Tsk, tsk tsk.

 It profits a man nothing to sell his soul gorilla suit filled with road kill for the whole world…..but for a lousy 50 grand? 


Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst #44

Big DC fundraiser cancelled

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Cancel as well the urgent action alert that was going to be the subject of today’s blogburst post. The Memorial Project has just abandoned the “gala” tribute and fundraiser they were planning for almost a year. The event was to be held in Washington DC on September 11th, and yes, they actually called it a “gala,” until Flight 93 family members said NO WAY.

Last month’s announcement of the event promised big:

An impressive Honorary Host Committee has been assembled consisting of over 200 members of Congress and the leadership of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Special state delegations from Pennsylvania and California are also being organized for the event.

Assembled where? In the imaginations of Memorial Project personnel? If there really were 200 Congressmen on board, including the leadership of both parties, what could possibly prompt cancellation?

Has word gotten out that the memorial is actually a terrorist memorial mosque?

Fuggedaboudit. We are a long ways from Congress being alert to the facts. It is possible, however, that there is a growing awareness in Congress that the Flight 93 families are divided over the crescent design (now called a broken circle). Thank Tom Burnett Sr., whose efforts to stop the desecration of his son’s grave drew national television coverage in May, and extensive Pittsburgh coverage this month:

Tom Burnett, Somerset PA, 8-2-08

Tom Sr. on Pittsburgh’s KPXI channel 6, August 4th. (Click for video.)

Us critics know well the difficulty of going up against Flight 93 family members. Who would have imagined that conservative stalwarts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity would remain silent about the planting of a giant Mecca-oriented crescent on the Flight 93 crash site? But all it takes is some family members on the other side and nobody wants to get involved.

Maybe Tom’s pleas for help are injecting the same paralysis into would-be supporters of the crescent design. If both sides are paralyzed, that is a step in the right direction, but it is nowhere near enough. Architect Paul Murdoch is still on track to stab his terrorist memorial mosque into the heartland of America. (That is the significance of a crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca: it is the central feature around which every mosque is built.)

How big does the memorial controversy have to get before a few of these paralyzed big-wigs on either side decide to simply check the facts? All congressmen have interns they can assign to fact-check the Mecca orientation of the giant crescent (five minutes), the Islamic crescent soaring in the sky above the symbolic lives of the 40 heroes (five seconds), the 44 glass blocks on the flight path (just open up the design drawings and count).

Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity all have interns too. If these folks are skeptical, they ought to at least want to expose our claims about these features as a fraud, so that the controversy can be put to rest. If they find that our claims are accurate, all we ask is that they join the call for a proper investigation.

Come on movers and shakers. Paralysis is not enough. Stand paralyzed as Paul Murdoch pilots a re-hijacked Flight 93 to its mark, and the heroism of Flight 93 will be well and truly betrayed.

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Wednesday’s Hero: Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker
18 years old from Greenbrier, Arkansas
2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
October 12, 2007

Pvt. Nathan Z. Thacker had only been in the country for two weeks before his death, according to the soldier’s father, Stephen Thacker.

Thacker’s father said his son felt a duty to enlist. “He said it was his job. Even after he got his orders that he was going over there, he said it’s his job.”

Thacker had attended Guy-Perkins High School in Guy, Arkansas. He earned his GED in 2006, his father said. Thacker enlisted in the Army in April 2007 and completed his training at Fort Benning, Ga. He arrived at Fort Drum in August 2007. His honors include the Purple Heart.

“Nathan was an excellent man,” sister Sabrina Black said. “He loved me, I loved him, and I’d give anything to have him back.”

Pvt. Thacker was killed when an IED was detonated near his vehicle near Kirkuk. Three other soldiers were injured in the attack.

Pvt. Thacker is survived by his parents, siblings and his grandfather.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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A World Without The American Soldier

This video, released today, was created by British citizens:

Please check out America In The World.com. I’d say thanks, but I don’t see that comments are open.

Hat tip: Instapundit

Related:

Wednesday’s Hero posts, here, courtesy of Indian Chris of Right Wing & Right Minded.

Obama Convention Ticket Features Upsidedown Flag

This latest gafftastic embarrassment is brought to you by the Democratic National Convention Committee.

KUSA out of Denver says viewers have been questioning the design:

The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama’s shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.

Oh please. You can’t spin this one, guys. Either the flag is upside down, or Obama’s head and the words are upside down.

Natalie Wyeth with the Democratic National Convention Committee sent 9NEWS the following statement Saturday night:

(“Think quick people..we need to come up with an good excuse for this latest gaffe!”)

“The DNCC community credentials incorporate patriotic design elements. They do not depict an actual American flag. The DNCC has full and complete respect for the flag and all rules of display.”

Got it. It’s not a flag; the fact that it has all of the features of a flag, (upside down) is purely coincidental.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Obama Calls Bush, “John McCain’s President”

“We already have economic disaster from John McCain’s President, George W. Bush, and we can’t afford another four years, or eight years of George W. Bush policies…” Obama says at a recent stump speech in Anywhere, USA. Video here.

Someone needs to inform Obama that George W. Bush is every American’s President, including his. The disgusting disrespect he displays every time he tries to link McCain to President Bush, (apparently thinking that’s a devastating put-down), only exposes his own lack of Presidential character. Someone should also remind him that the primaries are over. He doesn’t need to pay homage to the nutroots, anymore.

Most people do not hate him with the vicious, BDS-soaked, poisonous venom that the far left does.. Even those, who don’t agree with all of his policies, can still appreciate the good intentions and decency of the man.

But the left seems convinced that if they can link McCain to Bush, it will prove lethal to him, even as Bush continues to earn the nickname, “The Fundraiser In Chief”.

Meanwhile, Obama is opening his convention with 14 percenter SanFran Nan, who incidentally, recently called Barack Obama, “a leader that God has blessed us with at this time.” and I don’t think she was joking.

Where Does Obama Get His Abortion Statistics?

Abortion proponents like to say that the number of abortions went up under George W. Bush. Obama just said so during the Saddleback Faith Forum: (Correction: I heard that wrong the first time…Obama says they haven’t gone down – still wrong – they have - ed.)

This way, abortion proponents can claim to have some moral authority when they say that they would like to see fewer abortions, even though they have a record of supporting abortion, (in Obama’s case an uber-record of supporting abortions).

John Kerry, Howard Dean, and Hillary Clinton used that ploy during the 2004 election cycle, and it was debunked by Fact Check.Org in 2005:

Politicians from Hillary Clinton and John Kerry to Howard Dean have recently contended that abortions have increased since George W. Bush took office in 2001. This claim is false. It’s based on an an opinion piece that used data from only 16 states. A study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute of 43 states found that abortions have actually decreased. Update, May 26: The author of the original claim now concedes that the Guttmacher study is “significantly better” than his own.

The abortion statistics found here show the downward trend continuing through 2007.

So which statistics is he using, I’d like to know?

Saddleback Faith Forum Video: Obama vs McCain On Abortion

First Obama:

He’s for abortion because women don’t come to these decisions casually (even the ones that have multiple abortions?), the goal is (common ground here, yay!) fewer abortions…bla bla bla…bla bla bla…

Has he ever voted to limit or reduce abortions?

(short answer – “NO”. -ed.) Long answer: I am in favor of reducing late term abortions if there’s an exception for the mother’s health…..bla bla bla … (Hmmmm….really? This is the guy who voted against a bill identical to the  Born Alive Infant’s Protection Act in the Illinois legislature).

This is the guy whose wife sent out a fundraising letter on his behalf lamenting “the rise of conservatism in this country”, and the terrible possibility that “the so-called partial birth abortion” ban might not be ruled unconstitutional.

And by the way….the reason why he can’t argue with the idea that “life begins at conception”, is not because it’s “a matter of faith”, but because it’s a scientific fact.

And by the way…abortions did not go up (or “flatline”) under George Bush’s Presidency. That’s an oft repeated lie that pro-aborts like to tell. I’d like to see where he’s getting his statistics, because every chart I can find shows a decrease in abortions during W’S watch.

Here’s Obama, more at home… speaking before Planned Parenthood.

Note how he calls the Supreme court decision on Gonzales vs. Carhart (which upheld the federal ban on partial birth abortions) “a federal ban on abortions”. He can’t even be honest with the terminology when speaking in front of a friendly audience. Note how he laments that it’s the “first time the court has endorsed an abortion restriction without an exception for a woman’s health”. How many doctors need to tell this fool that this gruesome procedure is never needed to protect the health of a pregnant woman??? How many damn times?! What is it with the pro abortion zealots, that they can’t even abide the most modest of restrictions on abortion? Because abortion is their most blessed sacrament, that’s why. Ghouls.

Now listen, as Jill Stanek describes how extreme Obama’s position on abortion really is:

Heartbreaking and disgusting.

The man has a hell of a nerve running for President of the United States with such an abominable record.

Now McCain:

Moral clarity. Life begins with conception. He has a solid pro life voting record. End of story.

I’ll have no problem voting for this man.

‘Nuff said.

Correction: After listening to the video, again, I see the need for a clarification. Obama didn’t say that abortions were going up under Bush, he did say they haven’t gone down.

But they have been steadily going down. All the statistics I’ve seen show that they’ve been ona downward trend for some time…including the Bush years.

UPDATE:

Via Michelle Malkin, Jill Stanek catches Obama lying about who’s lying.

UPDATE II:

This video sums up Obama and McCain’s positions on abortion in 50 seconds.:

That’s about right.


Denver Cyanide Mystery Death Round-Up

Well, let’s see here:

A man is found dead in a Denver hotel room.

2 weeks away from the Democratic Convention

He’s a Somali Muslim.

He crossed the border from Canada illegally.

He had cyanide in his possession, which is what killed him.

He is a Muslim extremist who has been found to have posted a hateful diatribe against Christians.

Law enforcement rules out foul play:

But Wednesday, the chemical was identified, and officials stressed there was no sign of foul play in the death of Saleman Abdirahman Dirie.

“It’s an isolated incident,” said Denver police Detective John White.

Why am I having this incredible feeling of deja vu?

I know. This reminds me a of the Goose Creek Terrorists; the two Muslim students who were caught just a little over a year ago carrying explosives in their car as they were heading toward a Naval Weapons Station and the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig, a military prison where enemy combatants have been held.

At first, we were told it was all a big misunderstanding...remember?: It was not believed to be terror related.

Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, has since pleaded guilty to making a video demonstrating how to build a remote bomb detonator to help terrorists kill enemies including American soldiers.

Youssef Samir Megahed is awaiting trial on federal charges of transporting explosives and possession of a destructive device.

I do expect this to turn out to be terror related. But not everyone is so quick to pick up on the clues. This was actually reported in the Rocky Mountain News:

Bloggers were abuzz Wednesday over a threatening posting by a man with nearly the same name as Dirie.

“Having the bible in one hand, and a bread in the other hand, is not a correct thing! Kill Them, Kill them, Kill them, that is my massage!” read the comment by Abdirahman Dirie, on July 11.

The bloggers were discussing violence against Somali Christians, and Dirie apparently was taking the side of the Somali Muslims.

But the blogger Abdirahman Dirie was online again Wednesday, meaning it couldn’t be the same person, unless someone had taken the name as a joke.

Oh. my. stars. This is what he’s talking about (notice that the original Abdirahman Dirie comment [above] appeared on July 11):

Allahu Akbar! It sure is hot in here!

Comment by Abdirahman Dirie — August 13, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

BTW, there were only 7 virgins awaiting me after martyrdom, and they were NOT women. Bummer.

Comment by Abdirahman Dirie — August 13, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

I’d like to meet the guy who promised 72 virgins and kick him in the nuts.

I remember reading that passage, and he didn’t say ANYTHING about goats. Nothing! Go and look! It isn’t there! What a wanker.

Sincerely

Abdirahman Dirie

Comment by Abdirahman Dirie — August 14, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

Has this reporter from The Rocky Mountain News never heard of sockpuppets? I guess not. Wow.

In the meantime, Dirie’s sister in Canada has weighed in, and what a credible character witness she turns out to be:

“He was not a terrorist,” Dirie’s sister told CanWest News Service on Wednesday from the family home in Ottawa. “We don’t want to hear that word. It is against our religion.”

He can’t possibly be a terrorist because he’s Muslim.

Hooooookay.

The sister, who would not divulge her name, told CanWest that Saleman had been doing well with medication for the past three years to treat his schizophrenia and simply had gone to Denver on vacation.

“He was doing fine,” she said. “He was just a normal person.” She said he didn’t seem suicidal.

Why was this “normal person” staying at such an expensive hotel , with a pound of very dangerous pure cyanide?

Atlas Shrugs wonders if he was part of a cell. Could there be more like him out there, or was he just one unfortunate person, who happened to have a pound of deadly cyanide on him.

I think Ace was being sarcastic when he said:

A man of the Canadian religion died a few miles from the upcoming Democratic convention due to all that cyanide he had smuggled in.

Police say they do not suspect “foul play.” No, really, they said that. Just your everyday, normal Canadian man dying while attempting to build a cyanide gas bomb. Nothing “foul play” about that. It’s just some high-spirited college hijinks, like when those CalTech geeks steal a Stanford float and park it on top of a building, and then release a cloud of acidic poison into the air to kill half a stadium.

Don’t worry, though. He only had a little cyanide. Not enough to kill half a stadium.

Just a pound or so, “enough to kill hundreds of people.”

Unless he has friends.

UPDATE (August 16):

Dr, Rusty Shackleford at the Jawa Report has done a little digging to determine whether the Abdirahman Dirie who commented at Zot Media on July 11, is the same as our Denver Cyanide mystery Man. He’s near certain that it isn’t.

UPDATE (August 19):

Denverite AliceH popped in to give her impressions of the hotel. She says it’s not really all that upscale, after all:

The Burnsley isn’t that nice of a hotel. I mean, it’s not a dive, but it’s not in a very good part of town. Yes, I know the Governor’s Mansion is just a few blocks from it, but walking from there to the Governor’s Mansion late at night is not advised. All the hotels in Denver are stupid expensive, and everything is even more jacked up due to the convention. I’d be surprised if their suites went for more than $110 a night most of the time. (The cheapest suite there right now is $140, which will barely get you a room normally at most of the hotels worth staying in in the area.) Even though the website shows a great view, it’s pretty skeezy looking on the outside. (Amazingly, I don’t have a picture of it, despite having walked past it at least a dozen times. I remember shooting it, I just can’t find anything in my picture archives.)

2008: Monster Summer

Two “professional bigfoot hunters” claim to have found the body of of the creature in Northern Georgia, and they plan to present the evidence of their discovery this Friday:

Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, who run Bigfoot expeditions, say they found a dead Bigfoot in the woods of north Georgia, in the southeast of the US, about two weeks ago and have put the carcass in a freezer.

They along with “the real Bigfoot Hunter” Tom Biscardi, who has endorsed the find, will front a press conference in California, where they say DNA and photo proof will be presented.

“Real Bigfoot Hunter”, Tom Biscardi, does have a history, however:

This is not the first time a Bigfoot body has been claimed to have been found. A man named Tom Biscardi, founder of something called the Great American Bigfoot Research Organization, once claimed he had captured a Bigfoot. On Aug. 19, 2005, Biscardi appeared on the radio show “Coast to Coast with George Noory.” Biscardi claimed his group had captured a Bigfoot a week earlier, a male beast that weighed over 400 pounds and stood 8-feet tall. He said he would be presenting photos of it several days later. It turned out to be a hoax.

Interestingly, Biscardi is also involved in the new Bigfoot body discovery.

Speaking on behalf of the Georgia men this week, Biscardi said, “Extensive scientific studies will be done on the body by a team of scientists including a molecular biologist, an anthropologist, a paleontologist and other scientists over the next few months at an undisclosed location” under armed guard.

Photos of the find can be viewed at Mr. Whitton, and Mr. Dyer’s website, Searching For Bigfoot.

DNA evidence and photo evidence will be presented at a press conference to be held on Friday, August 15, from noon – 1:00pm. in Palo Alto, CA.

UPDATE:

Megyn Kelly of Fox News interviews Tom Biscardi:

Post press conference reports, here, and here.

Poll at TMZ shows only 17% believe it’s real, 83 % believe it’s a hoax. (as of this moment…results may change, somewhat).

UPDATE II:

DNA Epic FAIL:

One of the two samples of DNA said to prove the existence of the Bigfoot came from a human and the other was 96 percent from an opossum, according to Curt Nelson, a scientist at the University of Minnesota who performed the DNA analysis.

Bigfoot creatures are said to live in the forests of the U.S. Pacific Northwest. An opossum is a marsupial about the size of a house cat.

Weak.

UPDATE IV:

More on the hoax, here.

Like Ace says, these stories come in threes, and this one coincides with the sighting in Texas of the dreaded chupacabra, seen here, running away like hell from the cops:

And then there’s this thing:

Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.

Dubbed the Montauk Monster after the Long Island town where it was found, the creature has prompted speculation it was part of a secret mutant breeding program undertaken by the US Government.

I wonder if the Twoofers are on to this one, yet?

Anyway, that’s three by my reckoning.

(I’m not going to count the Yeti hairs sent to a lab for DNA testing). Too iffy.

Hat tip: Ace Of Spades HQ for the Bigfoot story.

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