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dolt (derog) noun A stupid person.
CASTRO BACKS VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF 700 CLUB
Cuban Spies Set to Infiltrate Pat Robertson's Production Staff, Audience
Cuban president Fidel Castro announced in Havana today that his government is backing a violent overthrow of "The 700 Club," the long-running television program hosted by controversial preacher Pat Robertson.
Mr. Castro's decision to attempt to topple Mr. Robertson was widely seen as a demonstration of solidarity with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, whom the televangelist proposed assassinating during Monday's broadcast of the show.
At a press conference in Havana, the Cuban president said that he was authorizing a flotilla of speedboats carrying Cuban spies to head for the United States to orchestrate the overthrow of "The 700 Club."
While Mr. Castro was sketchy about the details of the plot, calling them "super-secret," an insider familiar with the plan said that it involves Cuban spies infiltrating Mr. Robertson's production staff and audience and then staging an armed revolt during a broadcast of the program.
"We'll wait until Pat Robertson is distracted, probably when he's getting all worked up about gay marriage or something, and then we'll strike," the insider said.
According to the insider, the Cuban president waited a few days before deciding to overthrow "The 700 Club" because he was not sure at first exactly what "The 700 Club" was.
"Fidel thought it was a club for people who weighed 700 pounds or more," the insider said. "Then he was like, 'No, that can't be right.'"
Elsewhere, domestic diva Martha Stewart announced that instead of saying "You're fired" on her new spin-off of the NBC series "The Apprentice," she will hold up a kitchen timer and go "ding."
Evangelical scientists refute gravity with new "intelligent falling" theory
SAN ANTONIO TOPLESS CLUBS FIND LOOPHOLE?
The city's eight major topless clubs are planning to have their entertainers wear "the modern-day equivalent of pasties" to cover their breasts and less-revealing underwear so the dancers will not have to apply for and wear permit ID badges
NUEVO LAREDO VIOLENCE
Nuevo Laredo bars about to abandon odd Mexican government idea of midnight closing because that did not cut down on the town's violence
MEXICAN JUDGES GET BODYGUARDS
Eight Mexican judges are under police protection after receiving death threats from drug traffickers and kidnappers looking for lenient rulings for captured gang kingpins
BIG BEND NO-SALE
The rejected Houston buyer says the public's outcry killed his 46,000-acre deal
SIX FLAGS FLOUNDERING
"They're saddled with such huge debt," Speigel said. "It's really going to take some creative board room strategizing on the parts of investment bankers."
PEACE MOM WILL BUS TO D.C.
Cindy Sheehan said the day after she leaves Aug. 31, she will embark on a bus tour ending up in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. Then the group will start a 24-hour vigil in the nation's capital.
PUBLICITY HOUND CRAWFORD-BOUND
Rev. Al Sharpton plans to join peace activist Cindy Sheehan on Sunday near President Bush's Texas ranch.
Iconoclast Cindy Watch | Cindy Sheehan blog
Bill Maher on Housing Prices
“I had a refrigerator delivered this morning and a homeless guy offered me $3 million for the box.”
"...When real estate collapses, people will go bankrupt, which will take down the banks, which all along have really owned their homes, which will bring down the markets and then the dollar. And the GOP will win an election based on renaming Amtrak the Jesus Choo Choo and the whole thing will fester to the point where Plan B is to live in caves and barter."
Oregon moms' breast milk contaminated
FBI using Patriot Act seeking library records
DEA and SWAT tear up wrong house
London Zoo exhibiting oddly-dressed humans
"Redneck Woman" singer asked to not chaw tobaccy onstage
Woman finds lost dog by leaving her clothes outside
Woman paints her car with 112 bottles of nail polish