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  • American Blogger Offered Money to Publish Russian Propaganda

    03/25/2015 12:19:04 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 18 replies
    Global voices ^ | 24 Mar 2015 | Maria Volkova
    An American blogger turned down the offer of a lifetime this past weekend: getting paid to do nothing. The slight catch was that he had to publish articles written by someone else on his blog and claim them as his own—no big deal, right? According to the blogger, David Swanson, after giving a talk at an anti-war event in Washington DC on March 20, he was approached by a young man with a thick Russian accent who introduced himself as Alexsei G. Padalko. This man showed Swanson his business card, which identified him as an air attaché assistant for the...
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • Facebook: Monkey See, Monkey Do

    03/19/2015 5:21:08 PM PDT · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 12 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 03-17-15 | Chris Shugart
    You’ve probably heard the old statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters that they'd eventually pound out the complete works of Shakespeare. Now we know, thanks to the Internet, that this isn't true. The evidence can be seen by anyone who spends any time on Facebook, where sentient intelligence seems to have been replaced by boring insipid images. Facebook has gradually risen to a level of stature that’s taken on a dimension that’s even bigger than a posted photo of Kim Kardashian’s rear end. This premiere social media platform has evolved into an online political playground that...
  • African-American man found hanging from tree in Mississippi, FBI investigating, website reports

    03/19/2015 2:25:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 3-19-2015 | Ben Estes
    The FBI is investigating the hanging of an African-American man whose body was found Thursday (March 19) in Mississippi, CNN.com reports. The man's body was discovered hanging from a tree in the woods behind the residence where he had been living, CNN said. He had been missing since early this month. It is unclear if it is a suicide, or if the man was killed by someone. 
  • FBI investigating hanging death of African-American man in Mississippi

    03/19/2015 2:26:29 PM PDT · by don-o · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2015 | Evan Perez, CNN Justice Reporter
    The hanging death of an African-American man who had been missing since early this month and was found Thursday by local authorities in Mississippi has drawn the scrutiny of the FBI and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. The sheriff's office in Claiborne County, Mississippi had organized a search for the man, who had been missing since March 2 and reported missing March 8. Authorities found the body hanging from a tree in the woods behind the residence where he had been living. It is unclear if it is a suicide, or if the man was killed by someone.
  • Denver company's tests on wine triggers lawsuit (Arsenic in CA wines)

    03/19/2015 9:18:05 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2015 | Staff, DBJ
    A lawsuit is expected to be filed in California today over the amount of arsenic in some of the best-selling wines in the country. CBS News reports laboratory testing by Denver's BeverageGrades found some wines have as much as time times the maximum level of arsenic the Environmental Protection Agency allows for drinking water. The EPA doesn't regulate wine as it does water, and there are no federal labeling requirements to disclose what's in wine.
  • Transgender Teen Activist Lands TLC Reality Show

    03/13/2015 10:47:46 AM PDT · by massmike · 41 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 03/13/2015 | Lesley Goldberg
    TLC is becoming the latest network to explore transgender life. The cable network has handed out a straight-to-series order for All That Jazz, a docuseries following 14-year-old transgender activist Jazz Jennings, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 11-episode series will feature Jennings — dubbed "The New Face of Transgender Youth" — in her daily life, juggling her foray into high school while navigating how a transgender teen approaches dating and sleepovers all while avoiding male puberty. Jennings, who has been featured on 20/20, The Rosie Show and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014 by Time...
  • President Obama Addresses Ferguson, Reads Mean Tweets on ´Jimmy Kimmel Live´

    03/12/2015 10:12:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter,, ^ | 3/12/15 | , Staff
    President Barack Obama stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday. The late-night host welcomed Obama for his first in-person visit to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage with a humorous introduction: "The first Kenyan-born Muslim socialist ever elected to run this country." In Jimmy Kimmel style, the duo partook in a reading of mean tweets, to which Obama replied, "I have to say though, those weren´t that mean... You should see what the Senate says about me." Obama admitted that he does not "physically tweet in general" because he "generally" has "some other stuff to do." Kimmel and Obama also addressed
  • Is Being Gay a Choice?

    03/11/2015 8:23:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Dr. Ben Carson stepped onto a political mine -- really, jumped onto it with both feet -- when he answered a question from CNN's Chris Cuomo about the nature of homosexuality. "You think being gay is a choice?" Cuomo asked Carson, after Carson rightly stated that being black and being gay are two very different phenomena. "Absolutely," replied Carson. He then went on to explain, "A lot of people who go into prison straight go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay." Carson's unstated line of reasoning is perfectly logical. When Cuomo asked Carson...
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • S.F. doctor whose brother was slain decries anti-Muslim hostility

    03/08/2015 8:57:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 7, 2015 | Hamed Aleaziz
    Dr. Suzanne Barakat was writing a prescription for one of her patients at San Francisco General Hospital when her phone lit up with text messages from friends sending condolences. It was Feb. 10 and Barakat, 27, was in her first year of family medicine residency. She ignored the first text, thinking it was either a mistake or a reference to family members in war-torn Syria. “I just put my head back to work,” she said. But then Barakat noticed that one of the texts mentioned her 23-year-old brother, Deah Barakat, a dental student at the University of North Carolina in...
  • [HUSSEIN PROPAGANDA!] Love has no labels

    03/07/2015 12:22:19 AM PST · by re_nortex · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 3, 2015 | Ad Council
    And so it begins... Net neutrality is already being leveraged by the illegal regime to push leftist diversity propaganda. The video, purportedly by the "Ad Council", a liberal outfit, celebrates sodomy among other things. It's titled "Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels" and will make you sick with its advocacy of perversity. Worse yet, they recruited young children for this campaign. Now that hussein has seized control of the FCC, there will doubtlessly be an edict to make television stations play it.
  • Ben Carson apologizes for comments on gay people

    03/04/2015 5:06:22 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue. In a statement, Carson said he "realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues." "I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended," he added. 
  • Texas lawmaker married five times files error-filled complaint against gay marriage

    03/03/2015 9:29:49 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/3/15 | Dylan Baddour
    A Tea Party lawmaker erred last week when he filed a handwritten complaint against the judge who permitted Texas' first same-sex marriage. State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, a veteran groom with five marriages under his belt, called out the wrong judge and made a flawed assertion of Texas law
  • Libs Already Regret Net Neutrality; Google to Filter Search Results by "Fact"

    03/02/2015 12:42:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, folks, just as I predicted, a bunch of liberals, a bunch of leftists have started learning what is in net neutrality, and they are unhappy. The Wall Street Journal has a headline: "Liberals Mugged by Obamanet -- Buyer's remorse is already setting in for Google and other 'net neutrality' proponents." You know what the one thing that none of these people ever figured on? None of them, none of these leftists ever dreamed Obama would do what they have now discovered is part of net neutrality. That is: The Regime is going to regulate content. They...
  • Ana Marie Cox: Why I’m Coming Out as a Christian

    03/01/2015 8:43:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    Who do I need to prove my faith to—and why should I try? ... I’m nervous to come out as a Christian because I worry I’m not good enough of one. I’m not scared that non-believers will make me feel an outcast. I’m scared that Christians will ... Here is why I believe I am a Christian: I believe I have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. I believe in the grace offered by the Resurrection. I believe that whatever spiritual rewards I may reap come directly from trying to live the example set by Christ. Whether or...
  • How Bad Ideology Destroys Good TV: Why the hit TV show 'Glee' Crashed and Burned

    02/25/2015 7:11:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/25/2015 | Spencer Klavan
    So I was watching Glee the other day (yes I watch Glee, okay?!), and man has that show jumped the shark. It’s frustrating, because Glee went down in flames the way a lot of good shows do: it got too busy constructing a leftist fantasyland to tell a decent story. It’s another victim of what I like to call “liberal backslide.”Bear with me here for a second. I realize Glee was never an elegant allegory of fiscal conservatism. And no one could claim that it ever had an ironclad grip on reality. The show takes place in an underfunded Ohio...
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414223/three-political-notes-oscars-so-far-jay-nordlinger
  • 'I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay too': MSNBC pundit

    02/22/2015 10:23:28 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb. 22, 2015 | BELINDA ROBINSON
    A 37-year-old gay mom is set to spark controversy after she said she'd be disappointed if her daughter grew up straight. Sally Kohn a political commentator who has appeared on CNN and MSNBC, describes herself as living in the 'liberal bubble of Park Slope, Brooklyn, where 'yuppies' want their kids to be happy. She said: 'I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.'
  • Top 10 (Leftist) Astroturfers

    02/18/2015 6:24:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots.The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is ever-expanding. Surreptitious astroturf methods are now more important to these interests than traditional lobbying of Congress. There’s an entire PR industry built around it in Washington.Below are the top ten astroturfers as viewed by respondents in an informal, non-scientific survey.* TOP 10 ASTROTURFERS 1. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Everytown2. Media Matters for America3. University of California Hastings Professor...
  • What you need to know about The Walking Dead's gay character (Spoilers)

    02/18/2015 2:55:22 AM PST · by raybbr · 42 replies
    Sheknows.com ^ | 2/17/2015 | Michelle Carlbert
    After Robert Kirkman dropped hints on The Talking Dead that the show would be introducing its first gay male character, fans have been waiting for it to happen and it looks like it finally has. More: The Walking Dead — Tyreese plays protector and 13 other perfect moments In the most recent episode, Sasha and Maggie were sharing a special moment together, commiserating over the recent losses they suffered, when a strange man came out of the woods. His name is Aaron and, if the comic books are anything to go by, he is that gay character fans have been...
  • Unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford leaked

    02/16/2015 7:16:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    An unretouched Marie Claire photo of Cindy Crawford leaked on Friday, in which the 48-year-old supermodel looks pretty amazing posing in a black bra, undies, a furry coat and a hat. Marie Claire commented on the photo, sharing that its origins are actually from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. "No matter where the photo came from, it's an enlightenment -- we've always known Crawford was beautiful, but seeing her like this only makes us love her more," the magazine writes."[The photo] is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous."
  • After evolution kerfuffle, Time finds Scott Walker’s high school science teacher for comment

    02/16/2015 8:24:34 AM PST · by Kyle Olson · 32 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/15/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Did the mainstream media – or Time magazine, specifically – ever try to find Barack Obama’s high school teachers? Unlikely, but the magazine managed to dig up Gov. Scott Walker’s high school science teacher for her reaction to Walker’s “punt” of a question about evolution.
  • GOP 2016: Playbook's Top 5 most likely to win - Our 1st ranking of the Republican presidential race

    02/15/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 15, 2015 | Mike Allen
    The debut edition of our leader board of the Republicans most likely to win the presidential nomination, based on what we know now, shows the field may not be as big as most people think. 1) JEB BUSH (age 62, to Hillary’s 67): He’s got money, momentum, Florida, big ideas. His surprise, early signal that he’s running is THE PLAY OF THE CAMPAIGN so far — pushing OUT Mitt and perhaps Christie by freezing or stealing their money and talent. Jeb will be first Republican to $100 million by a mile. Now, watch for the use of overwhelming force to...
  • Biden: Running away from Obama in 2016 would be ‘mistake’ for Dems

    02/12/2015 9:52:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 should embrace President Obama’s economic policies and “run on what we have done” instead of running away from the administration. “In my view, those seeking to lead the nation should protect and defend and run, yes run, on what we’ve done and own what we have done,” Mr. Biden said in a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. “Stand for what we have done. Acknowledge what we have done. And be judged on what we have done, if we have any chance for continued resurgence in 2016.” He added, “Some...
  • Biden Gives Shout Out to 'Old Butt Buddy' in Iowa

    02/12/2015 9:59:06 AM PST · by bkepley · 108 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/12/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Speaking today in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden called out to his "old butt buddy" Neil Smith, wondering whether his friend was in attendance for his speech:
  • As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit

    02/11/2015 7:55:35 AM PST · by SMCC1 · 146 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/11/15 | david-a-fahrenthold
    MILWAUKEE — Scott Walker was gone. Dropped out. And in the spring of his senior year. In 1990, that news stunned his friends at Marquette University. Walker, the campus’s suit-wearing, Reagan-loving politico — who enjoyed the place so much that he had run for student body president — had left without graduating.
  • The Fallon-ization of Dunham and Williams

    02/06/2015 8:05:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 06, 2015
    FEBRUARY 6, 2015 The Fallon-ization of Dunham and Williams The late-night comedian provides cover and preemptive redemption for lefties caught lying. By Michelle Malkin Comedian Jimmy Fallon is a celebrity fraud’s best friend. He’s an answer to normal America’s question: How do creepy stars get away with their grotesqueries? If you’re lucky enough to sit by his late-night throne and join his cool-kid games, all your troubles will melt away. Funnyman Jimmy is not just a bread-and-circuses buffoon — he’s the keeper of the pop-culture-immunity necklace. A few weeks ago, the Tonight show host bestowed his boob-tube shield upon grotesque...
  • Anti-Science, Anti-Vaccine Movement Enters 2016 Race

    02/04/2015 9:43:28 AM PST · by raptor22 · 146 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 5, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ulture: An unlikely issue has entered the infant 2016 presidential campaign: Vaccines and required vaccinations. Let's hope the fact there's no scientific link to autism or anything else isn't lost in the political fray. Candidates will often look for an edge over their opponents. Thus, both New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky recently suggested that, while vaccinations are good, forcing parents to vaccinate their children might be too much. We believe vaccines are safe and should be routine, but concern about parents' rights is not unreasonable. What really gripes us, however, is listening to the...
  • Vaccine Storyline Is New War on Women

    02/03/2015 2:39:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: It's unbelievable. It is happening again! It's happening all over again. You remember during the Republican -- it was a primary debate in January, two years ago, Mitt Romney, out of the blue, was asked by George Stephanopoulos, "So what do you think about contraception?" And Romney's going, "What? Contraception? George, what are you talking about?" Stephanopoulos kept pushing and kept pushing, and it wasn't an issue anywhere. So Romney finally answered it, and that gave birth to the War on Women. There was no War on Women, and now this vaccination thing has popped up. It's...
  • Is your local news using WH.gov propaganda video?? Seeing it in Miami....cult worship....

    01/20/2015 5:30:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    1/20/15 | sff
    Just saw a local Miami tv station using video from the government web site with an "interview" of Obama, where he spews some crap about how his goal is to outline for the nation how he is going to make sure things are fair, now that we have "made it through the crisis". I nearly spit my coffee out. We are not out of a crisis. My point is that these kind of videos are NOT a proper use for news....and I expect that if a REPUBLICAN president put out this type of "interview", the media would ignore it....on the...
  • Obama’s Social Media Team Tries to Widen Audience for State of the Union Address

    01/19/2015 8:56:42 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-19-2015 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    President Obama’s aides have drafted a team of Internet-savvy staff members to produce a series of videos, digital op-eds, Facebook and Twitter posts, and six-second animated GIFs to capture a larger audience than the mainstream media’s shrinking number of viewers and readers. They are essential tools in selling the president’s message during his last two years in office, White House officials say. In recent announcements on college affordability, immigration and net neutrality, the president has relied on social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Medium, Vine, LinkedIn and Twitter. Last Tuesday, Mr. Obama previewed his plan for broadband access in a...
  • A Bad Day for Climate Change Deniers … And the Planet

    01/16/2015 4:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    TIME ^ | January 16, 2015 | by Jeffrey Kluger, Editor at Large
    Three new studies offer new proof of how bad the earth's fever has gotten. It’s not often that the climate change deniers get clobbered three times in just two days. But that’s what happened with the release of a trio of new studies that ought to serve as solid body blows to the fading but persistent fiction that human-mediated warming is somehow a hoax. Good news for the forces of reason, however, is bad news for the planet—especially the oceans. “Today’s news is a clear and undeniable warning for all of us that we need to cut climate pollution and...
  • The Golden Globes of Propaganda

    01/16/2015 6:52:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    When the Golden Globe awards telecast was over, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation proclaimed, "It was a great night for LGBT-inclusive television." They could have added: "We run the joint." Gay actor Matt Bomer thanked his "husband" and his surrogate sons when he won an award for HBO's Reagan-bashing AIDS drama "The Normal Heart." But the bigger celebration came with a best actor award to Jeffrey Tambor, who plays Mort, a 70-year-old father of three who decides he's a woman named Maura in a show called "Transparent," or literally, "Trans Parent," since his three adult children have to...
  • Ben Carson likens Islamic State to American patriots (MSM BS Alert)

    01/15/2015 4:23:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015 | STEVE PEOPLES
    CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Ben Carson on Thursday compared the Islamic State group to American patriots willing to die for freedom.In a speech to the Republican National Committee's winter meeting outside San Diego, the former neurosurgeon and conservative favorite praised American patriots for their willingness to give their lives for their beliefs. Then he mentioned the Islamic State group.
  • Documents reveal Ted Cruz was ticketed with alcohol possession as a minor

    01/14/2015 10:11:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 280 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    Will the latest news about Ted Cruz hurt his chances for the 2016 GOP nomination? Click to learn the betting odds for the junior Texas senator and other contenders for the Oval Office.When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was a teenager, he was caught doing teenage things, as revealed in documents obtained by BuzzFeed. In his application to become Texas solicitor general, Cruz was required to list any prior convictions. That included one "guilty plea for minor in possession of alcohol." Apparently when Cruz was a high school senior in 1987, authorities found an unopened case of beer in his vehicle....
  • EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View ...

    01/14/2015 8:54:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2015 | Topper Toussaint
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: The beginning of the end for Rosie and Whoopi as ABC considers abandoning The View and extending Good Morning America as infighting grows and ratings plunge The View is dimming at the show that Barbara Walters built. Network insiders tell Daily Mail Online that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and infighting among the talk show hosts. Currently in its eighteenth season, the show created by retired TV journalist Barbara Walters is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and...
  • Satire In The Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

    01/10/2015 6:52:31 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    npr ^ | 1-10-2014 | NEDA ULABY
    "Can't they take a joke?" That's the question that came up after the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy and now, again, after the massacre at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The suspected killers obviously reflect a tiny minority of extreme religious fanatics, but the question made us wonder: What is the role of satire in the Muslim world? First let's establish that saying "the Muslim world" is like saying "the Christian world" or Africa: We're talking one and a half billion people all over the globe — of different races, ethnicities and languages — who believe different things. That said,...
  • Here's where 16 potential presidential candidates stand on (homosexual) marriage

    01/07/2015 11:16:53 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 1/7/2015 | Tessa Berenson
    For the most part, the gay marriage debate now falls along partisan lines: Democrats support it, But within the crowded field of likely 2016 presidential contenders, there’s a lot of room for nuance. The would-be candidates have made much different arguments and have varying records on the issue. Meantime, the issue continues to change. On Jan. 6, Florida became the second-largest state to recognize gay marriage, bringing the total to 36. And on Friday, the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to consider cases that could lead to a more definitive ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Here’s...
  • TLC pressured to cancel ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’

    01/06/2015 5:39:35 PM PST · by Houmatt · 36 replies
    Fox News via Variety ^ | JANUARY 06 2015 | Variety Staff
    TLC is facing growing criticism over the decision to air “My Husband’s Not Gay,” a one-hour special slated to air on Jan. 11, which follows a group of Mormon men who, according to the network’s description, “are happily married and attracted to their wives, but they are also attracted to other men. They refer to it as Same Sex Attraction… not gay, SSA.”
  • First anti-abortion bill filed: Doctors must have hospital privileges (Florida)

    01/06/2015 9:18:28 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | Christine Stapleton
    Doctors who perform abortions would be required to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the location where the abortion is performed under the first anti-abortion billed filed in the 2015 legislative session. HB 147 is sponsored by two Republicans, Pensacola Rep. Walter Bryan “Mike” Hill, former president of the Northwest Florida Tea Party, and Rep. Scott Plakon of Longwood, who pushed a bill in 2012 that would have required doctors to sign an affidavit stating the abortion is not being performed because of the sex or race of the fetus. The bill is patterned after laws in...
  • MICHAEL BROWN SR. AND THE AGONY OF THE BLACK FATHER IN AMERICA

    01/05/2015 10:12:00 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 71 replies
    Esquire ^ | January 5 2014 | John H. Richardso
    MICHAEL BROWN SR. AND THE AGONY OF THE BLACK FATHER IN AMERICA Thanksgiving at the Brown house, with family, friends, ham hocks, a little football, and an empty chair.
  • Ohio transgender teen’s suicide note plea for change, education

    01/01/2015 8:16:14 AM PST · by redreno · 73 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 01/01/2015 | By ASHLEY FANTZ
    When Ohio teenager Josh Alcorn told his parents he wanted to live as a girl, that he felt trapped in his own body, his parents said they wouldn’t stand for that. “We don’t support that, religiously,” his mother told CNN Wednesday, her voice breaking. “But we told him that we loved him unconditionally. We loved him no matter what. I loved my son. People need to know that I loved him. He was a good kid, a good boy.” Crossing out the name “Josh,” the 17-year-old signed the name he wanted to be known as — “Leelah” — in a...
  • Transgender teen's suicide note: ‘My death needs to mean something’

    12/31/2014 7:26:36 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 196 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/31 | Michael Walsh
    The suicide of a transgender teen is catching national attention in part because of a suicide note she left behind online. Leelah Alcorn, 17, of Kings Mills, Ohio, was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer on I-71 about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to local media. Posthumous posts started to appear on her Tumblr page, titled “Lazer Princess,” including her suicide note and a post apologizing to her closest friends. “My death needs to mean something,” she wrote. “My death needs to be counted in the number of transgender people who commit suicide this year. I want someone to look...
  • Ohio transgender teen's suicide prompts outcry

    01/01/2015 9:14:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    WTHR.COM ^ | : Dec 31, 2014 | WTHR
    When I was 14, I learned what transgender meant and cried of happiness. After 10 years of confusion I finally understood who I was. I immediately told my mom, and she reacted extremely negatively, telling me that it was a phase, that I would never truly be a girl, that God doesn't make mistakes, that I am wrong. If you are reading this, parents, please don't tell this to your kids. Even if you are Christian or are against transgender people don't ever say that to someone, especially your kid. That won't do anything but make them hate them self....
  • Is the Anti-Police Violence Movement a New Chapter in the Black Freedom Struggle? (Meh)

    12/30/2014 6:17:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    La nueva Televisión del Sur C.A. of Venezuela ^ | December 30, 2014 | Arun Gupta
    ​The notion Blacks are a threat is embedded so deep in the American psyche that a jury found it was not criminal for George Zimmerman to stalk and kill Trayvon Martin, a child, in his own neighborhood. It was inevitable there would a push back against the dynamic movement against police violence. It is unfortunate opponents are using the murder of two cops in Brooklyn on December 20 to try to suppress peaceful protests. Nonetheless, the reaction is also a necessary obstacle this new social movement has to navigate. After Officer Darren Wilson killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in...
  • Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

    12/29/2014 3:28:28 PM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    ChristianHeadlines ^ | 29 Dec 14 | Al Mohler
    Newsweek magazine decided to greet the start of 2015 with a massive cover story on the Bible. For decades now, major newsmagazines have tended to feature cover articles timed for Christmas and Easter, taking an opportunity to consider some major question about Christianity and the modern world. Leading the journalistic pack for years, both TIME and Newsweek dedicated cover article after article, following a rather predictable format. In the main, scholars or leaders from very liberal quarters commented side-by-side those committed to historic Christianity on questions ranging from the virgin birth to the resurrection of Christ. When written by journalists...
  • Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Extend Run as Most Admired, (Mega barf!)

    12/29/2014 2:41:10 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Gallup.com ^ | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Extend Run as Most Admired by Jeffrey M. Jones Story Highlights Hillary Clinton is most admired woman for 17th time in 18 years Barack Obama is most admired man for 7th year in a row PRINCETON, N.J. -- Americans continue to name Hillary Clinton as the woman living anywhere in the world whom they admire most, and name Barack Obama as the man they admire most. Clinton has held the top women's spot in each of the last 13 years and 17 of the last 18, with that streak interrupted only by first lady Laura Bush...
  • Cosby Team’s Strategy: Hush Accusers, Insult Them, Blame the Media

    12/29/2014 1:08:19 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/29/14 | Lorne Manley & Grahman Bowley
    Five years earlier, after an actress on Mr. Cosby’s TV series “Cosby” told the police that he had tried to put her hand down his sweatpants at his New York townhouse, Mr. Cosby’s lawyers threatened The National Enquirer with a $250 million defamation suit for publishing detailed comments about the incident by the woman’s relatives.