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DOJ Seeks Life for Beard-Shearing Mullet

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Members of Mullet’s settlement wait to make their pleas ( Associated Press ). From the Cleveland Plain Dealer : Federal prosecutors today [February 5] urged a judge to sentence Amish bishop Samuel Mullet to life in prison for coordinating a series of beard-cutting attacks on victims who . . . . Continue Reading »

Meanwhile, in Ireland

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In a story that seems equal parts Father Ted * and The   Boondock Saints , three young men robbed an Irish monsignor and his housekeeper on Monday evening in a flurry of hammer-waving, cross-signing,   and warm Gaelic hospitality: One of the raiders, who spoke with a Traveller and Dublin . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pope, He Leads a Jolly Life

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One of my favorite things about the Yale Glee Club , of which I was a member for three years, is its attention to and care for old student songs. Every member upon joining is given a Yale Song Book, full of things like “Gaudeamus Igitur,” “‘Neath the Elms”, and, of . . . . Continue Reading »