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Dang. I thought that FARS (farce) was part of the joke.

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Iran's leading news agency published a mock poll that claimed rural whites in the U.S. favored Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over president Barack Obama. The mock poll was originally published on a popular U.S. media site, The Onion.

The FARS news agency—which touts itself as Iran's leading independent news agency while others note its ties to government—published much of the made-up poll that first appeared in the U.S. parody website.

The Onion site quoted a fictitious Gallup Poll that noted "77 percent of rural Caucasian voters...would much rather go to a baseball game or have a beer with Ahmadinejad...than spend time with Obama."

FARS led its story with that statement and even quoted someone from the Onion piece, West Virginia resident Swiderski, saying of Ahmadinejad, "I like him better."

Word of duping the Iranian agencies made its way through media sites and was also picked up by media blogger Jim Romenesko.

The Onion had a little fun with it, too, it seems, adding to the end of the article, "For more on this story: Please visit our Iranian subsidiary organization, Fars."

The story was live on the FARS website early on Friday afternoon but was no longer available by 1:30 p.m. ET. The link to FARS goes to an earlier screen grab of the story that had been on the FARS website.

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"I'd think this would satisfy most reasonable concerns."

Oh, but you're attempting to apply "reasonable" where it is highly unlikely to actually describe parents who would oppose this. It certainly does satisfy reasonable concerns and I'd whole-heartedly support it in our district. Unfortunately, there'd be so much outcry from unreasonable people that it would never even be considered here.

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"... unless the parents opt out of the program after receiving a school letter informing them of the new policy. "

I'd think this would satisfy most reasonable concerns.

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I'm fine with it. Even if were still living in NYC.

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It seems that there are some deer out there who do not like Obama....

ww.grindtv.c om/outdoor/blog/35060/mystery+of+the+obama+yard-sign+destruction+caper+is+solved/

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Allowing your kids to play on scooters outside the house on a quiet street seems innocent--and common--enough. But a Texas mom was arrested and spent the night in jail after a neighbor complained that the children were unsupervised. The parent, Tammy Cooper, disputes the "humiliating" charge, saying she was watching the kids, ages 6 and 9, the whole time from a lawn chair. But police took the neighbor at her word, and a few hours after the call, arrested Cooper for child endangerment. Cooper told KPRC that the arresting officer told her, "We're here for you." The accused parent spent the night behind bars. "Orange jump suit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours," she said. Cooper is suing the La Porte Police Department, the officer, and the neighbor who made the call. In a statement, the police department said it was "confident of the known actions of the officers on the scene that evening." The neighbor had no comment.


 
 
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LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania couple sold a neighbor's lost puppy for $50 rather than return it to its owner. Police in Leechburg, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, say a golden retriever and a Rottweiler puppy wandered onto the property of Scott and Roxanne Duff on Sept. 3. Police say the couple helped return the golden retriever to its owner, but they told officers that the puppy had run away. Police tell the Valley News Dispatch the Duffs really sold the puppy to a Pittsburgh woman through Craigslist. The dog has since been returned. The Duffs' phone was disconnected Wednesday. Online court records don't list an attorney for them. They are charged with conspiracy, not making a reasonable effort to return lost property and making a false report.


 
 
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This wasn't the only one. Certain Mayors had contacted Chick Fil A to inform them that they were not welcome in their city anymore.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.

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I'm a touch confused by this story. One solitary Chicago Alderman opposing one single new store has somehow changed the entire philosophy of the chain?

I have read the stories and they all present the same basic facts. What I can't figure out is a) why now and why over this one store b) is national corporate policy changing to not fund anti-gay organizations c) why is my Facebook not exploding with this story?

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