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We confiscated the phone that he had used to post the deriding image," he said.
BRITISH people have lost confidence in their abilities and are happier deriding their country rather than celebrating its achievements, leisure boss Michael Grade said.
As a columnist for The Washington Post, he defended Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas against feminist critics, deriding Anita Hill's sexual-harassment charges.
Deriding the subway plan after the Metro Red Line's fiascoes, board member and county Supervisor Michael D.
He concluded the prayer-day festivities with a sermon advocating for organized prayer in public schools and deriding the public schools for teaching evolution and homosexuality, the Star reported.
I want to be in a circus one second and be-completely heartfelt the next, to be able to laugh at human nature and our foibles but never be deriding someone," explains Cutler.
At a candidates forum hosted by Heal the Bay and Edelman Public Relations, former Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa grew exasperated at remarks by businessman and Parks Commissioner Steve Soboroff deriding the others who are all elected officials.
Commissioner Chet Widom, who opposes the bill of rights, urged residents to read the proposal before deriding it.