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Weekend Open Thread

Filed under: General — Dana @ 11:12 am

[guest post by Dana]

Feel free to talk about anything you think is newsworthy or might interest readers.

I’ll start:

I didn’t realize that baseball legend Joe DiMaggio’s sister, Nellie, had been kidnapped by a rejected suitor in 1917:

Dominic Tringalli would not stop proposing.

The 29-year-old crab fisherman was obsessed with marrying Nellie DiMaggio, the oldest daughter of fellow San Francisco fisherman Joseph. He’d proposed over and over, but Nellie kept turning him down.

This, he decided, wouldn’t do.

The morning of June 19, 1917, Nellie was walking to work with a friend. At the corner of Mason and Filbert, a car came squealing up alongside them. Two men jumped out and grabbed her and her friend, Edna King. Tringalli picked up Nellie, who fought back. As he tried to stifle her yells, she bit his hand as hard as she could.

Edna King had a bit more luck; she was able to escape her captor. As the car drove off with her friend stuffed inside, she stood on the street and screamed.

The widow of civil rights leader Rev. Ralph Abernathy has died at 87. An important figure in the civil rights movement, Juanita Abernathy was the force behind the famed 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama:

She is credited with writing the business plan for the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., which protested the segregation of seating on public transportation in the city. The boycott — originally meant to last a day — went on for 381 days and eventually led to the courts declaring segregated seating unconstitutional.

Mitt Romney says no to endorsing Trump…or his three Republican challengers:

“I’m not planning on endorsing in the presidential race,” Romney, who has periodically sparred with Trump, told CNN in the Capitol. “At this stage, I’m not planning on endorsing in the primary or in the general.”

On Thursday, Romney told CNN that he has concerns with the move by several states to cancel their primary contests in a bid to help Trump as he faces challenges from Weld, former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh and former South Carolina congressman and Gov. Mark Sanford.

“I would far prefer having an open primary, caucus, convention process … where people can be heard,” said Romney, who reiterated that he’s not running himself.

Romney also reiterated that he is not planning to run in 2020.

A solid gold toilet said to be worth more than $1 million has been stolen from the birthplace of Winston Churchill:

Police are on the hunt for a solid gold toilet valued at over $1 million that was stolen overnight on Saturday at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, causing damage and flooding at the birthplace and ancestral home of Winston Churchill.

“The piece of art that has been stolen is a high-value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace,” Thames Valley Inspector Jess Milne told USA Today. “Due to the toilet being plumbed into the building, this has caused significant damage and flooding.”


“The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice,” Milne said.

The golden john actually performs its necessary bathroom functions and was part of an exhibit by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled “Victory is Not an Option” that opened at Blenheim Palace last Thursday. It had been built in a wood chamber opposite the room in which Churchill was born.

Holy crap!

And finally, a horrific piece of news that will immediately remind you of Kermit Gosnell:

Police say 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were found on the property of Ulrich George Klopfer, a late abortion doctor who used to operate a South Bend clinic.

Klopfer died on Sept. 3.

On Sept. 12, the Will County (Illinois) Coroner’s Office received a call from an attorney representing his family. They reported finding fetal remains among Klopfer’s personal property and requested proper removal.

Will County sheriff’s detectives, crime scene investigators and representatives from the coroner’s office went to the address and were directed to an area of the property where 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were located.

Because killing these babies isn’t enough for these sick bastards. They have to keep trophies of their kills. In light of this piece of news, tell us how you really feel about abortion to the point of birth up until the baby’s first breath, Democrats. What? You don’t want to know about this, or look at it?? Anything to avoid seeing the humanity of small dead bodies. Anything, and I mean anything to avoid acknowledging that they were divinely formed and woven by hands of love in their mother’s womb.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)


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