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  • Pierce Bush eyes congressional seat once held by his grandfather, George H.W. Bush

    04/19/2019 7:10:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 04/17/2019 | Daniel Jativa
    Pierce Bush, a grandson and nephew of presidents, announced Wednesday he is considering running for a Texas seat held by Republicans for decades until last year. Bush, 38, is eyeing the Lone Star State's 7th Congressional District, in the Houston suburbs. His grandfather George H.W. Bush, represented a version of the district from 1967 to 1971. The former congressman, CIA director and vice president, a Republican, became president for one four-year term in 1989. Bush, CEO of Houston-based Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is the son of Neil Bush, 64, who is the brother of former President George W....
  • The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter 4 autistic children(trunc)

    05/12/2018 4:08:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ ^ | 5/11/18 | Peter Devlin and Charlie Moore and Daniel Piotrowski and Max Margan and Emily Pidgeon
    PICTURED: The grandfather suspected of shooting dead his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children in horror murder-suicide - as police say his former son-in-law was not involved Grandfather Peter Miles is suspected of murdering his wife, their daughter and her four autistic children They were all found dead at the family farm in Osmington, 15km from Western Australia's Margaret River It is believed Peter Miles, called police at 5am (local time) before turning the gun on himself Children's father Aaron Cockman, is not being investigated by police despite marriage breakup with his wifePolice reportedly suspect a grandfather of...
  • “d”

    09/04/2017 8:05:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Pat Sajak
    On this Labor Day my thoughts are with a laborer I wish I had taken the time to know better: For much of my life, I carried an extra letter with me. It was a “d.” My name was Patrick Sajdak, S-a-j-d-a-k. It was pronounced as it is today (SAY-JACK), but that silent letter baffled teachers. They inevitably struggled with my name, and my fellow students enjoyed teasing me with the results of those struggles. The pronunciation difficulties followed me through school, the Army and into my adult years. I hated that “d.” When I began to work in television,...
  • Tough Talking Chelsea Handler Breaks As She Discovers Grandfather's Nazi Past

    08/16/2017 4:52:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 08/06/13 | Eddie Kim
    Every family's history holds its secrets, for good and for bad. For comedian Chelsea Handler, the biggest questions lay with the fact that her maternal grandfather fought for the Nazi regime in World War II. In a new episode of TLC's Who Do You Think You Are, Handler, 38, discovers exactly what role her grandfather, Karl Stoecker, played in one of history's most atrocious genocides. And growing up, Handler had no idea that her grandfather - a 'very, very strong man' she describes as having a 'sense of humour' - had a dark past.In the episode, she reveals that he...
  • Vanity: Now the Comey decision makes sense...it's in the genes

    07/05/2016 9:49:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 7-5-16 | dfu
    Old photo discovered of Comey's baseball playing grandfather from 1919. Could it be true?
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Big Jake"(1971)

    06/15/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | George Sherman
  • I Miss my Grandfather

    08/04/2012 8:49:38 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 29 replies
    Silver Star Families of America ^ | 2012 | Steve Newton
    Sometimes I really miss my Grandfather. Do you?
  • Grandfather 'who slit baby grandson's throat in front of daughter' could escape death penalty

    06/30/2012 4:10:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2012 | Laura Cox
    An alleged murderer may escape the death penalty because of where he grew up. The lawyer for Manuel De Jesus Rosales, accused of slitting the throat of his baby grandson and attempting to stab his daughter to death, planned to file a motion to bar the use of the death penalty. The attorney claimed it would be too dangerous to travel to his client’s native Honduras to gather information about his past.
  • Grandfather, 79, dies after nurse gives him execution drug rather than over-the-counter medicine

    11/20/2011 11:52:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/17/11 | Paul Thompson and Mark Duell
    A 79-year-old man died after a nurse mistakenly gave him a drug used in state executions rather than an over-counter medicine. Richard Smith was admitted to hospital in Miami, Florida, after complaining of stomach pains and shortness of breath. The former teacher was prescribed Pepcid, an over-the-counter antacid, to try and cure the problem. Dead: Richard Smith, 79, was admitted to hospital in Miami, Florida, after complaining of stomach pains and shortness of breath Dead: Richard Smith, 79, was admitted to hospital in Miami, Florida, after complaining of stomach pains and shortness of breath But nurse Uvo Ologboride picked up...
  • Cultural Exchange: A (male) porn star at 76

    03/05/2011 9:23:01 AM PST · by llevrok · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/6/2011 | John M. Glionna
    Reporting from Tokyo — At the seemingly fragile age of 76, his story is the stuff of Hollywood legend (Well, maybe the seamier side of the San Fernando Valley), a tale made more outlandish because it happened to a buttoned-down salary man in hyper-conservative Japan. For years, a Tokyo grandfather kept a dirty little secret from his family. Longtime travel agent Shigeo Tokuda, who resembles countless older men who ride the Tokyo subway each day, admitted to his wife and daughter that he sometimes performed cameos in small-budget films. But what this senior citizen didn't say was that those scenes,...
  • Facebook post upsets father of 23

    01/23/2011 9:36:41 AM PST · by chemicalman · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | January 23, 2011 | John DeSantis
    THIBODAUX — Larry Luther didn’t see the Facebook post by a Terrebonne Parish child-support hearing officer about a barroom bouncer appearing before him who has 23 children and “too much time on his hands.” But people who read a Courier and Daily Comet story containing questions about the posting’s propriety had little trouble determining who the posting was about and called Luther to tell him. Now the 41-year-old grandfather says he is preparing to file a Louisiana Judiciary Commission complaint against the hearing officer, William Dunckelman. “I am waiting on the papers in the mail,” Luther said Friday night. “I...
  • Lock up your Fathers (Grandfather falls out of plum tree, becomes sex addict after coma)

    05/21/2010 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Stoat · 46 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various | May 21, 2010 | Matt Quinton
    Lock up your Fathers  Pricey ... OAP spent savings in brothel sessions     By MATT QUINTON Published: Today AN 81-year-old granddad has been put under house arrest by his family after a bizarre accident turned him into a sex addict. Frail Angelo De Luca was in a coma for four days after he fell out of a plum tree at the family home in Biasca, Switzerland. But coming round from an operation his family were horrified to watch their devoted widower dad turn into a randy teenager again. Sex mad Angelo blew £3,000 of his savings in one session...
  • Barack Obama's broken promise to African village (Barry's grandfather was elder & witchdoctor)

    09/18/2009 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies · 1,340+ views
    This Is London ^ | 7/25/08 | David Cohen
    Barack Obama's broken promise to African villageDavid Cohen, Evening Standard 25.07.08 It is an extraordinary sight to walk into a basic two-room house under a mango tree in rural east Africa and discover what is essentially a shrine to Barack Obama. The small brick house with no running water, a tin roof and roving chickens, goats and cows is owned by Sarah Obama, Barack's 86-year-old step-grandmother. Inside, the walls are decorated with a 2008 Obama election sticker, an old "Barack Obama for Senate" poster on which he has written "Mama Sarah Habai [how are you?]", a 2005 calendar that says...
  • TO MY GRANDSON

    06/18/2009 7:00:17 PM PDT · by oldscouter · 3 replies · 480+ views
    Mens News Daily ^ | June 18, 2009 | Tom Glennon
    Like all parents and grandparents, I wanted my children and grandchildren to be smarter, healthier, happier, freer and more prosperous than my generation. Your test scores have already shown that you are much smarter than I was, and your level of activity is an indication of your health. What worries me now is the prospect that you may not have the same freedoms and opportunities that I had. And for that, I take responsibility.
  • Barack Obama’s grandfather ate Polish missionary, ministers in Poland joke

    05/31/2009 5:53:14 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 59 replies · 1,855+ views
    www.funreports.com ^ | November 19, 2008 | Not Indicated
    “Why does Barack Obama have Polish roots? Because his grandfather ate a Polish missionary.” This is the joke that Sikorski supposedly distributed in his ministry.
  • Domestic dispute ends in a deadly shooting

    12/27/2008 5:23:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 219 replies · 2,991+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 20 December, 2008 | NA
    A woman's 80-year-old grandfather fatally shot her estranged husband after he tried to take their two children from the grandparents' house, Conroe police said Saturday. ==========cut====================== According to police, Boudreaux's estranged wife and children have been living with her grandparents for about five months. When Boudreaux arrived Friday and tried to take the children, the grandfather intervened and ordered him to leave. Boudreaux refused, pushing the man out of the way, the statement said. The grandfather then allegedly retrieved a revolver from another room and placed it in his back pocket before again advising Boudreaux, who was aware the older...
  • Revealed: Britain's torture of Obama's grandfather

    12/03/2008 10:15:33 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 36 replies · 1,420+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/3/08
    Hussein Onyango Obama, a British soldier in the second world war, was locked up as a Mau Mau rebel in KenyaThe past usually finds a way of catching up with us. Could Britain's colonial sins pose a risk to our relationship with the soon-to-be most powerful person on Earth? According to the Times, Barack Obama's grandfather was imprisoned and tortured by the British during Kenya's Mau Mau uprising.
  • [Update] Prayer Request for an old Warrior (Passed away today)...

    02/01/2008 11:06:52 PM PST · by Axenolith · 4 replies · 76+ views
    Axenolith ^ | 2-1-08 | Axenolith
    My heartfelt thanks to all who prayed for and kept in their hearts my Grandfather when he began what has turned out to be a mercifully brief illness. He passed away today in the company of my Father and Mother back east around 7:30 PM their time. His condition had deteriorated rapidly over the last week. It is an almost unique blessing to have made it to my 42nd birthday with all of my Grandparents alive and I thank God for every moment I have had with them.
  • Prayer Request for an old Warrior...

    01/08/2008 10:31:10 PM PST · by Axenolith · 53 replies · 71+ views
    Axenolith ^ | 1-8-08 | Axenolith
    I would humbly request the prayers of folks here on behalf of my Grandfather, Henry Merritt. My Grandmother preceeded him in going to the Lord this past summer and was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery. It now appears that he has bone cancer which is currently being evaluated and he was, at the last I heard, in no small amount of pain. He and my late Grandmother are Catholic. My Grandfather on my Fathers side is 89, and this is the one who was a Veteran of the Navy (and briefly, of the Marines), being in from 1935 to...
  • Soldier Follows in Footsteps of His Father, Grandfather

    01/06/2008 9:57:36 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 122+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Brandon Little, USA
    Pvt. Christopher J. Forit Jr. (left), food service specialist from Renegade Troop, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, passes a case of drinks to a dining facility worker at ‘Command Sgt. Maj. Cook’ dining facility, Jan 1. Forit, a native of Fresno, Calif., comes from three generations of military service members. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Little, Task Force XII Public Affairs. CAMP TAJI — When Christopher J. Forit Jr. decided to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, more than two years ago, he started a voyage that would lead him halfway around the world. It...