Articles by: Lorraine Devon Wilke

'Without the SYG law, it seems reasonable to predict that Zimmerman would not be able to demonstrate to a jury that the shooting was justified.' Image: Post-verdict Facebook meme

It IS About Race: Study Finds Significant Racial Bias In ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

‘Without the Stand Your Ground law, it seems reasonable to predict that Zimmerman would not be able to demonstrate to a jury that the shooting was justified.’

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'Extremists showed what they fear most: a girl with a book.' - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about Malala Yousafzai. Image a screenshot  @ Slate

‘They Are Afraid Of Women’ – Malala Makes Stunning U.N. Speech On 16th Birthday (VIDEO)

‘Extremists showed what they fear most: a girl with a book.’ – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about Malala Yousafzai

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NOT GUILTY: After 16 Hours And 20 Minutes, George Zimmerman Is Acquitted In A Stunning Verdict

As Zimmerman stood impassively waiting for the words to be read, the suspense was palpable. As ‘not guilty’ was read, stunned was the only word that applied.

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'Ask your Asian friends if they think it's funny.' Response on social media from an Asian-American to the fake names read on-air for the Asiana pilots. Screenshot.

‘Ho Lee Fuk’ And ‘Wi Tu Lo’ Listed As Asiana Pilots’ Names On Live TV News (VIDEO)

‘Ask your Asian friends if they think it’s funny.’ Response on social media from an Asian-American to the fake names read on-air for the Asiana pilots.

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Mr. Koch, how about a $200,000 campaign to end greed? That would go a long way toward economic freedom for the masses. Until then, they get minimum wage. Image @ TeaPartyCat.Facebook

GOP Billionaire Charles Koch Wants To Help The Poor… By Eliminating The Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Mr. Koch, how about a $200,000 campaign to end greed? That would go a long way toward economic freedom for the masses. Until then, they get minimum wage.

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The politics of the issue is serious. Its glib use in RED 2 media is crass... akin to using footage of bin Laden in a 'fun' commercial for shaving products. Image @ JobLo

‘RED 2’ Starring: Obama? Is Glib Use Of NSA Speech Marketing Or Manipulation? (VIDEO)

The politics of the issue is serious. Its glib use in RED 2 media is crass… akin to using footage of bin Laden in a ‘fun’ commercial for shaving products.

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Sarah Palin polled highest as a GOP candidate for the seat. We should either feel very sorry for Alaska or realize they'll get just what they deserve. Image @ SDGLN

Tina Fey Alert: Sarah Palin Is ‘Considering’ A Run For The Alaska Senate (AUDIO)

Sarah Palin polled highest as a GOP candidate for the seat. We should either feel very sorry for Alaska or figure they’ll get just what they deserve.

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The very ‘ugly’ Marion Bartoli. Image by Robe de Soirée  @ TennisFeminin

The Sliming Of A Champion: Wimbledon Star Marion Bartoli Is Not Blonde Or Thin… She’s Just A Winner

How pathetic that Marion Bartoli has to make the point that her dream was NOT to be Barbie, but to work hard to achieve her goal of winning at Wimbleton?

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Project Grow's logline is, 'Listen. Engage. Recruit. Motivate.' Lots of good words there. Let's see if they inspire women to flock to the GOP.

‘War On Women’ Leaves GOP Desperate To Recruit A Few Good Vaginas

Project Grow’s logline is, ‘Listen. Engage. Recruit. Motivate.’ Lots of good words there. Let’s see if they inspire women to flock to the GOP.

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A Texas cavity search means a police officer jammed her fingers into the vaginas of two women who did nothing worse than drive too fast; Alexandria Randle (left), Brandy Hamilton (right). Image @DailyMailUK

Speeding While Black Got These Women A ‘Horrific’ Public Cavity Search In Texas (VIDEO)

A Texas cavity search means a police officer jammed her fingers into the vaginas of two women who did nothing worse than drive too fast.

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Fascinating that a hard-right partisan offers praise at a time when other conservatives are exhausting themselves to dismiss and denigrate the President.. Image @IndependentUK

An Unexpected Rival Offers Praise To Obama For His Policies On Counterterrorism And Immigration

Fascinating that a hard-right partisan offers praise at a time when other conservatives are exhausting themselves to dismiss and denigrate the President.

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They can holler about the cost of welfare, immigrants, Medicaid and Obamacare, but when hangovers cost more than hurricanes that's a sobering reality check.. Image @KRMG

Buzzkill: Hangovers Annually Cost The U.S. Economy More Than A Year Of Natural Disasters

They can holler about the cost of welfare, immigrants, Medicaid and Obamacare, but when hangovers cost more than hurricanes that’s a sobering reality check.

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Jobs report. Image @IBTimes

Economists And Wall Street Cheer Good Jobs Report While GOP Whines That It’s Not Good Enough

Yes, we need even more jobs and less unemployment, but this is a ‘solid report’ that shows we’re moving in the right direction. That deserves some kudos.

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Did You Know A Woman’s Right To Vote Was Sparked By Two Brave Women On July 4, 1876?

Did You Know A Woman’s Right To Vote Was Sparked By Two Brave Women On July 4, 1876?

Two women took a stand on July 4th, 1876, against the law, the culture and the sexism of the time to declare their rights as equal American citizens.

West has said so many offensive things about women, fellow politicians, even the president, it's hypocrisy for him to sling "patriotism" mud at Lady Gaga. Image @ThatGrapeJuice

Allen West Takes To Facebook To Slam Lady Gaga For Gay Pride Version Of National Anthem (VIDEO)

West has said so many offensive things about women, fellow politicians, even the president, it’s hypocrisy for him to sling “patriotism” mud at Lady Gaga.

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Haven't we evolved to a time when a person like Hillary Clinton is judged not by her age but by her vigor, awareness and energy? Nah. But we should be. Image@Bohomamma

Hillary Clinton Is ‘Too Old’: Republicans Play The Age Card In Hopes Of Winning Youth Vote

Haven’t we evolved to a time when a person like Hillary Clinton is judged not by her age but by her vigor, awareness and energy? Nah. But we should be.

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In a bizarre and potentially punitive twist on the spirt of the 5th Amendment, the Supreme Court decides silence only protects you if you're not silent. Image @QuasiSuperspooge

Sounds Of Silence: SCOTUS Rules 5th Amendment Protections Only Apply If Demanded Out Loud

In a bizarre and potentially punitive twist on the spirt of the 5th Amendment, the Supreme Court decides silence only protects you if you’re not silent.

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Progress cannot come soon enough for Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, but hopefully it can come before other smiling girls are killed for enjoying a rainfall. Image @DailyMailUK

Two Young Girls And Mother Brutally Murdered For… Dancing In The Rain

Progress cannot come soon enough for Noor Basra and Noor Sheza, but hopefully it can come before other smiling girls are killed for dancing in the rain.

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If we won't tolerate that kind of incendiary hate-speak from other public figures, why should we from Alec Baldwin, liberal or not? In fact, we shouldn't. Image @AceShowbiz

When Does Homophobic Hate Speech Get A Pass? When It’s Alec Baldwin. Where’s The Liberal Outrage?

If we won’t tolerate that kind of incendiary hate-speech from other public figures, why should we from Alec Baldwin, liberal or not? In fact, we shouldn’t.

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How bad, really, could Taylor Swift be if the hate-mongers are targeting her for liking Obama, singing about love, and being a proud, confident woman? Image @PSU.edu

Taylor Swift’s All Grown Up: Westboro Announces Picket Against Singer For Her Wanton Ways

How bad, really, could Taylor Swift be if the hate-mongers are targeting her for liking Obama, singing about love, and being a proud, confident woman?

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