Articles by: Wendy Gittleson

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Gay Adoption Case

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Gay Adoption Case

A San Diego same-sex couple has been denied a hearing from the country’s highest court. In their dispute, Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith have asked that both their names be put on the birth certificate of their adoptive son. The Supreme Court Justices turned the men away without comment.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
The Right-Wing Continues Class Warfare With Pathetic Website

The Right-Wing Continues Class Warfare With Pathetic Website

The Republicans are proud. I get that. They are hard workers. I get that. They don’t think of themselves as victims. I get that. I get all of that because I am exactly like them, with one exception. I understand that our system is broken. I understand that money has corrupted the political process. I understand that Wall Street controls our economy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
U.S. Marine Tells Hannity To ‘F**k Off’

U.S. Marine Tells Hannity To ‘F**k Off’

AddictingInfo recently reported that U.S. Marines were joining the Occupy Wall Street protests. The Other 99% caught up to two of the men in uniform claiming to be among the protesting Marines.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Joe The Plumber Running For Congress

Joe The Plumber Running For Congress

Now, Not-Joe the Not-Plumber wants to become Not-Joe the Congressman. Last week, he filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for a run as a Republican Congressional candidate in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
New York Man Defecates On Cop Car; Media Goes Crazy

New York Man Defecates On Cop Car; Media Goes Crazy

As if this has never happened before in New York City, a man allegedly defecated on a cop car. What makes this specific incident different from any other day in Manhattan is that there also happens to be a pretty big protest going on. The target of the protest? Wall Street.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Woman Sues After Being Forced To Listen To Rush Limbaugh

Woman Sues After Being Forced To Listen To Rush Limbaugh

On October 4, 2010, Houston’s Bridgett Nickerson Boyd had a very bad day. Her car engine started to smoke, so she pulled over to the shoulder. Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Goad pulled behind her and rather than help her, he decided to arrest her for driving on the shoulder. Her heart began to race, so she was taken to the hospital. Upon release, Goad took her into custody.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Herman Cain Wants You To Pay More For Your Groceries

Herman Cain Wants You To Pay More For Your Groceries

Herman Cain’s now infamous ‘9-9-9’ plan may be the most regressive tax offered by anyone at anytime. While the pizza man’s economic strategy might sound like a pizza marketing scheme, the actual plan would cost the poor and middle class while leaving the wealthy to enjoy their tax free cars and homes.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
R.I.P. Steve Jobs

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

I was working out, listening to my iPod when it happened. I read the news on my iMac computer, while listening to a podcast on my iTunes. Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs died today from pancreatic cancer.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Jon Stewart Shows Us An Entire Racist Landscape

Jon Stewart Shows Us An Entire Racist Landscape

Rick Perry is arguably in a lot of political trouble over the name of a camp, and with good reason, any use of the ‘n’ word is an unnecessary and offensive relic of an ugly past. Is this sort of racial insensitivity unique to Texas or even the South?

by Wendy Gittleson· · Political Humor
Mitt Romney Gives Another Non-Answer To The Booing Of A Gay Soldier

Mitt Romney Gives Another Non-Answer To The Booing Of A Gay Soldier

Romney seems to have elevated evasiveness to an art form. Okay, he’s not very good at it, but evasiveness and waffling do seem to be his calling card during this election cycle.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Hank Williams Jr. Compares Obama To Hitler – Dropped By ESPN

Hank Williams Jr. Compares Obama To Hitler – Dropped By ESPN

Hank Williams Jr., who is possibly best known for the theme song to ‘Monday Night Football,’ was canned today by ESPN after comparing President Obama to Hitler.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Harvard’s New Racist Blogger?

Harvard’s New Racist Blogger?

Last year, a Harvard Law student named Stephanie Grace sent an email to a supposed friend. Before long, the email went viral, and for good reason. Fortunately, for Ms. Grace, being a Harvard grad, even a racist Harvard grad, lands people good gigs.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
NYC’s New Approach To Rape Prevention: Blame Women’s Clothing

NYC’s New Approach To Rape Prevention: Blame Women’s Clothing

Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood has had a recent increase sexual attacks. New York City’s finest, always on the beat, has taken a proactive approach to the problem, by giving wardrobe advice to women.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Wall Street Response To Protests? A Champagne Toast (VIDEO)

Wall Street Response To Protests? A Champagne Toast (VIDEO)

In case there was any doubt that Wall Street is the Marie Antoinette of 21st Century America, this video shows them drinking champagne as they watch the protestors below.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Medical Marijuana Users Have No Second Amendment Rights

Medical Marijuana Users Have No Second Amendment Rights

In an issue that may find Tea Partiers and Progressives in an unlikely alliance, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has sent a letter to firearms dealers across the country telling them that they should not be selling guns and ammunition to registered medical marijuana users.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
FBI May Redefine ‘Rape’

FBI May Redefine ‘Rape’

In a move that has been a long time coming, the FBI is finally considering expanding the 80 year old definition of the word ‘rape.’ According to the FBI, there were 84,767 rapes in the US in 2010, a 5% drop from 2009.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

In a joint session of Congress, President Obama presented a jobs plan, which he believes will jump start the economy and help prevent another recession. Republicans have been, shall we say, less than receptive.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

Rush Limbaugh: Compassion ‘Most Disastrous’ Word

I seem to remember a time, not that long ago, when conservatives tried to convince us that they were nice people. In fact, just over a decade ago, our last President ran with the motto ‘Compassionate Conservatism.’ Even then, it sort of felt like a ruse, but he had such a convincing way of telling us that ‘No Child Left Behind’ really was about the children or that his ‘Faith Based Initiatives’ weren’t just a way of bringing us one step closer to a theocracy.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

A few weeks ago, I reported that the White House was giving the American people a greater voice. They started an online petition site, where the most popular petitions would be brought directly to the President.

Well, round one is here, and the number one most pressing issue for the American people? Legalizing marijuana.

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

In another of President Obama’s new “get tough” moves, he, via executive order, got rid of one of the many bad laws that made up the Bush legacy. Today, No Child Left Behind is gone.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News