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Debate Ends Abruptly as Obama Punches Romney in Face --- Andy Borowitz
Offbeat  (tags: americans, candidates, debate, culture, funny, humor, off-beat )

- 1461 days ago -
Minutes after Mr. Romney was carried out on a stretcher, the debate was declared a victory for Mr. Obama by all the major networks except Fox News, who called it a draw. **Humor**
The Lincoln-Douglas Town-Hall Debate -- Andy Borowitz *Humor*
Offbeat  (tags: americans, candidates, debate, culture, funny, humor, off-beat, society )

- 1466 days ago -
For years, historians have held up the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 as the gold standard of political discourse. But at the time, critics were not so kind. *humor*
Obama's New Debate Strategy -- Andy Borowitz * (Humor)*
Offbeat  (tags: americans, candidates, debate, culture, funny, government, humor, off-beat )

- 1468 days ago -
With his polite and well-mannered performance widely panned in the first Presidential debate, President Barack Obama is under mounting pressure to prove that he can act like an asshole in the second debate tomorrow night, a campaign aide confirmed.
Poll: By Wide Margin, Democrats Want Biden in All Remaining Debates -- Andy Borowitz
Offbeat  (tags: americans, candidates, debate, education, election, funny, off-beat, performance, society )

- 1471 days ago -
In a poll of Democratic voters taken immediately following Thursday night's Vice-Presidential debate, a wide majority said they wanted Vice-President Joe Biden to appear in all remaining 2012 debates. ***Humor***
Who Is Mitt Romney Today? Notes On A Hanky
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, satire, humor, politics, debate, Romney )

- 1475 days ago -
Below are the notes--scribbled on a "hanky"--that Mitt Romney snuck out of his pocket as he approached the podium just before the debate began last week, in apparent violation of Commission regulations. POLITICAL SATIRE
Did Mitt Cheat at the Debate?
Offbeat  (tags: odd, off-beat, news, interesting, Romney, debate, cheating )

- 1479 days ago -
The blogosphere is atwitter over conspiracies that Mitt Romney snuck notes into the presidential debate, a violation of the traditional rules. Meanwhile, the Romney camp insists the white object in question is only a handkerchief. Watch video and decide.
Offbeat  (tags: photos, off-beat, PBS, Big Bird, Romney, Obama, debate )

- 1480 days ago -
Forget Obama. Big Bird was the real loser in Denver after Romney threatened to slash PBS subsidies.
The Dingo: Australian Icon or Pest?
Offbeat  (tags: dingoes, native australian dog, protection, controversy, debate, conservation )

- 1944 days ago -
After hundreds of years of poisoning, interbreeding with domestic dogs and general persecution, the iconic dingo is at risk of extinction. But a host of international experts on wildlife welfare, in Sydney for a conference, are stressing the importance
'It Was Always A Lie' ...Anti-Nuke Songs Hit A Nerve
Offbeat  (tags: anti-nuke song, It Was Always A Lie, Zutto Uso Datta, mixed reactions, Kazuyoshi Saito, video, debate, nuclear issues, pop musicians, popular, political isues )

- 1970 days ago -
Reactions were mixed after a video of Kazuyoshi Saito singing "Zutto Suki Datta" (I always loved you) with entirely new, politicized lyrics went viral on video-sharing websites in April.
Mass Animal Deaths: Nature, Nurture, Conspiracy, or Apocalyspe?
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, debate, discussion, mass animal deaths, birds, nature, mystery )

- 2020 days ago -
The Red-winged Blackbird deaths on New Year's Eve 2011 sparked an international debate over trends in mass animal deaths around the globe. That night, 5,000 birds plummeted to their demise over the Beebe, Arkansas, with low-flying and fireworks cited
The Animal Welfare Act: Are Animals Really Better Off?
Offbeat  (tags: controversy, animal welfare act, labratories animals, protection, debate )

- 2190 days ago -
This week, there will be a meeting sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to recognize improvements that have been made in animal welfare. But, are laboratory animals really better off now than in past years?
Protesters Urge Madrid to Adopt Debate on Bullfighting Ban
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- 2226 days ago -
One hundred protesters gathered Sunday in front of Madrid's Las Ventas arena, demanding the Spanish regional government to debate a ban on banning bullfighting. Stripped down to their underwear and with their bodies painted red and black, protesters
The Grave Debate Over Dogs Playing in Cemeteries
Offbeat  (tags: graves, controversy, debate, wandering dogs )

- 2257 days ago -
Cemetery Memorial Park in Ventura, California was home to about 3,000 permanent residents, including a veteran who had been awarded the Medal of Honor. These days, most of the headstones have been removed and mourners have been replaced by dogs.
Bridget Vercoe: Elephant-Herd Idea Cruel Plan to Make Money
Offbeat  (tags: auckland zoo, herd of elephants, controvery, money, debate, wild animals )

- 2257 days ago -
Auckland Zoo's $13 million plan to establish a breeding herd of elephants is cruel and will do nothing to protect this majestic animal in the wild. Despite assertions to the contrary, the breeding programme proposed for the zoo is not linked to any
Horse Cloning Sparks Debate in Amerca's Breeding Stables
Offbeat  (tags: champion show horses, paso fino breed, cloning, controversy, debate, frankstein )

- 2389 days ago -
Zarela Olsen decided to clone her horse Capuchino, who was named Paso Fino "Horse of the Millennium" in 1999, before he died, investing $160,000 in the replicating services of a biotech company specializing in animal cloning. Capuchino's genetic

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