Archive for January 30th, 2013

William ‘Mo’ Cowan To Fill John Kerry’s Senate Seat

William ‘Mo’ Cowan To Fill John Kerry’s Senate Seat

Retired Democratic Congressman Barney Frank initially expressed interest in the position, but is pleased about Cowan’s appointment.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Super Bowl Bound 49ers Player Says ‘I Don’t Do The Gays, Man’ (VIDEO)

Super Bowl Bound 49ers Player Says ‘I Don’t Do The Gays, Man’ (VIDEO)

Days before heading to the Super Bowl, San Francisco 49er cornerback, Chris Culliver, landed himself in hot water when his views toward gay football players came out of the closet.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
It’s The Republicans, Stupid! Why The Economy Shrank 0.1% In Q4

It’s The Republicans, Stupid! Why The Economy Shrank 0.1% In Q4

Defense cuts have slowed down our otherwise-growing economy, which proves that the GOP-led spending cuts won’t help us.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Lazaro Sopena poses with Hann Dinh on their wedding day in Miami Beach, Florida, in this July 2, 2011 handout photo. Sopena opted to take his wife's last name only to be accused of fraud by the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. The South Florida real estate investor lovingly offered to change his name following his 2011 marriage to Hann Dinh in order to help his wife's family perpetuate their family surname. Dinh, who was born in Vietnam, is from a family of all girls and only one son. REUTERS/Jay Nguyen/Handout

Florida Drops Fraud Charges Against Husband Adopting Wife’s Surname

Lazaro Sopena chose to take his new wife’s surame, but the Florida DMV accused him of fraud. Now Lazaro Dinh has received good news: the DMV has had a change of heart.

by Wendi Petit· · News
Jim Nabors AKA Gomer Pyle Marries Long-Time, Same Sex Partner At Age 82

Jim Nabors AKA Gomer Pyle Marries Long-Time, Same Sex Partner At Age 82

Surprise, surprise, surprise! Gomer Pyle finally got married at age 82–or at least his alter-ego, Jim Nabors, did.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
From Matevalyn

Charter Schools Lack Of Oversight Resulting In Abuse, Violence (VIDEO)

Instead of solving states’ educational issues, charter schools are becoming problems unto themselves, with widespread reports of waste, fraud, and abuse.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Prayer in school.

Prayer In School Makes Us Holier – Just Ask These Petition Signers

I’m tempted to ask one of the biggest fans of the Bible if he’d be comfortable if a Muslim teacher busts out in a good old ‘Allah Akbar.’ I decided it’s probably not worth it to ask.

by John Viall· · News
Columbine – 5,000 Days Later

Columbine – 5,000 Days Later

In the nearly 14 years since Columbine we have had 157,500 murders by gun.

by McAllister· · News
Chris Matthews accused of “media-induced voter suppression” @ The Daily Caller

Conservative Author Accuses MSNBC Of Suppressing The GOP Vote By Being Mean

A biased media still only discourages people from voting; GOP wants laws passed that would actually prohibit people from exercising their right to vote.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Screenshot from Fox News coverage of Phoenix shooting; 1.30.13

BREAKING: Three Shot in Phoenix Office Building, As Giffords And LaPierre Testify At Congressional Gun Hearing (VIDEO)

People locked the entrances to their offices and gathered in one area away from the windows. ‘Everyone was just scared, honestly, just scared.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure wear some…clothes - Gypsy protests; photo by Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner @ SF Examiner

Judge Rules Nudity NOT A First Amendment Right, Even In San Francisco

‘Flag burning has a pretty clear message,’ the judge said, ‘while a naked person in public could be simply sunbathing.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Jon Stewart Rips Apart Glenn Beck’s Conservative Utopia (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Rips Apart Glenn Beck’s Conservative Utopia (VIDEO)

The Daily Show host reveals that the utopia conservatives seek is nothing but Social Libertyless Marxism.

by The Liberal· · News
Obama’s Favorability Highest Since First Year In Office – ABC/Washington Post Poll

Obama’s Favorability Highest Since First Year In Office – ABC/Washington Post Poll

Despite every kind of slime, slam, side-swipe, and sucker-punch, Republicans are hitting dry ground in their attempts to demonize the President

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
The David Pakman Show – Republican Arrested Trying To Prove Voter Fraud Is ‘Easy’ (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Republican Arrested Trying To Prove Voter Fraud Is ‘Easy’ (VIDEO)

A Nevada Republican gets herself arrested trying to show ‘how easy it is’ to commit voter fraud, then strikes a plea deal.

by David Pakman· · News
Screenshot from Alabama hostage crisis holding area; @ Fox News

BREAKING: Alabama Man Shoots, Kills Bus Driver, Now Holding Young Boy Hostage In Bunker (VIDEO)

‘The one child he got ahold of actually fainted. That was the reason he was able to grab him. And now he is hidden in his homemade bomb shelter.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Screen shot of Duck And Cover, 1951 Civil Defense Film; @ YouTube

School To Hold ‘Active Shooter Drills,’ Fire Blank Rounds In Hallways

‘Please note that we will be firing blanks in the hallway…to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire.’

by Cicero· · News
Virginia GOP’s Plan To Rig The 2016 Election Goes Down In Flames (VIDEO)

Virginia GOP’s Plan To Rig The 2016 Election Goes Down In Flames (VIDEO)

Virginia’s Republican governor has rejected the ‘RedMap’ plan to rig the 2016 election. Ohio and Michigan’s GOP governors have followed suit.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
NRA At Senate Hearing – Wagging The Dog

NRA At Senate Hearing – Wagging The Dog

The NRA aims to drive the solutions to gun violence in America…just as long as it does nothing to negatively affect the NRA’s multi-million dollar lobbying for the gun industry.

by McAllister· · News
The David Pakman Show – Will Republicans Really Rig The 2016 Election?  (VIDEO)

The David Pakman Show – Will Republicans Really Rig The 2016 Election? (VIDEO)

Why should Republicans bother changing their stance on issues to win, when they can simply change how votes are counted?

by David Pakman· · News
Paranoid NRA Releases Enemy List – Are YOU On It?

Paranoid NRA Releases Enemy List – Are YOU On It?

The NRA has its own hit list of enemies, a quality it shares with such notables as Pol Pot, President Richard Nixon, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco.

by McAllister· · News