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Man set fire to neighbours’ home over refusal to mow lawn

lawn fire

PHILLIP Roger Bennett, 58, was so upset by his neighbours’ apparent reluctance to mow their lawn in Bartow County, Georgia, that he set fire to their house.

Mr Corbitt tells us what happened:

“He kicks my door, tells me I’ve got five seconds to come outside. I turn around and call 911. And while I’m on the phone he comes back with two gas cans in his hand. He walks up to my kitchen door again, takes a gas can, smashes it against the glass, breaks the first pane… Then he turns around and grabs a brick, throws it through the window. And then he grabs a gas can and starts pouring it into the kitchen. And as he’s pouring he takes his lighter and lights it. And flames were everywhere. I ran back to my little girl’s room, grabbed her, ran out the back door over to my neighbor’s and watched the house burn.”

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Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Bigot Pride in photos: Georgian Gay Pride march cut short after violent protest by hatted and hairy straights

IN Georgia, being gay is difficult. Today there was an anti-gay pride rally, in Tbilisi, Georgia. You might call it bigot pride. Thousands of anti-gay protesters, including Orthodox priests, occupied a central street in Georgia’s capital Friday, with some threatening to lash with nettles any participant in a gay pride parade which was to take place there. The gay parade was to feature around 50 marchers. Police in Tbilisi guarded the gay activists and bused them out of the city center shortly after they arrived at the gathering. In other words, they were rounded up and booted out of town.

Georgia Gay Rally

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Posted: 17th, May 2013 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment

Politicians trading blows on live TV

A DEBATE broadcast live on Al Jazeera on Tuesday got overheated when the studio guests started trading blows.

After a passionate verbal exchange, Lebanese political analyst Joseph Abu Fadel, a supporter of Syrian president Bashar Assad, attacked Syrian opposition activist Muhieddine Ladkani. The show’s presenter failed to separate the two and the programme cut to a commercial break.

Lebanon’s The Daily Star reports that Ladkani criticized Abu Fadel’s opposition to Qatar’s position on Syria; the emir of Qatar has called for the deployment of Arab troops there. Ladkani said Abu Fadel had previously praised Doha’s efforts to restore Lebanon’s infrastructure after the 2006 Lebanon War. He claimed Fadel had been among the residents of Beirut who held up signs with pictures of the emir and thanking Qatar for helping Lebanon.

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Posted: 1st, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment

Poseidon Adventure Remake To Be Filmed In Guam, Says Hank Johnson

GUAM is doomed. Georgia Representative Hank Johnson House tells the Armed Services Committee that Guam is the Poseidon Adventure in 3D:

“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”

Johnson adds:

“I am concerned from an environmental standpoint.”

How concerned are you?


Posted: 2nd, April 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment

Georgians In White Tights Take On Russian Army

THERE be white women snipers in Georgia, say the Russians:

Noah Shachtman at WIRED’s Danger Room blog says,

Russia’s top investigator is claiming that their wartime foes, the Georgians, deployed a cadre of female snipers from Ukraine and Latvia. The shooters sound an awful lot like the mythical “white tights” — the exotic, stone-cold, blue eyed, Olympic bialthete killers of Chechen war lore who were said to pick off hapless Russian conscripts. Read the post at Danger Room, by Nathan Hodge: The Return of ‘White Tights’: Mythical Female Snipers Stalk Russians

White tights. Men in white tights?


Posted: 25th, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment