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Cop Tases 14 Year Old Girl, When Her Hands Are Up (VIDEO)

Cop Tases 14 Year Old Girl, When Her Hands Are Up (VIDEO)

I don’t want to say that cops are out of control. I don’t want to say that they are treating American citizens as Abu Ghraib prisoners. I don’t want to say that because I don’t actually believe that. I still believe that the majority of police officers are in their jobs for the right reason, to Protect and to Serve the public. That being said, videos like this are hard to swallow, and we’ve seen far too many of them lately.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Fox News ‘Accidentally’ Puts Obama In Graphic Instead Of Romney (VIDEO)

Fox News ‘Accidentally’ Puts Obama In Graphic Instead Of Romney (VIDEO)

I think Fox News needs to consider making some serious changes in the graphics department. In the past, they’ve done some crazy things, but lately…First they had this fail in graphs, trying to tell us that 9% unemployment is pretty much exactly the same thing as 8.6% unemployment. Then they called Utah, Nevada. This one though, has to win the prize.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of The Year, Forgets Wisconsin Movement

Time Magazine Names ‘The Protester’ Person of The Year, Forgets Wisconsin Movement

I agree with this ‘Person of the Year’ choice. But as I read the story and the attached sub articles, I realized something shocking. The article moves from the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, and elsewhere overseas to Occupy Wall Street. Unfortunately, in this they missed a key piece of the pie making this story unable to be considered on ‘The Protester’ and more on ‘Selected bits and pieces of the protests.’

False NDAA Rumors Spread Through Social Networks…Obama Did NOT Sign The Bill

False NDAA Rumors Spread Through Social Networks…Obama Did NOT Sign The Bill

This link, stating that the President has signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), has been circulating through the internet. Unfortunately, there is no date on the link, but if you click through, to the link within the article, you’ll see that it was dated January 7, 2011, almost a year ago. It was about the 2011 budget.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi Says Lowe’s Should Be Shut Down For Supporting Terrorism (VIDEO)

Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi Says Lowe’s Should Be Shut Down For Supporting Terrorism (VIDEO)

Lowe’s Home Improvement Store has received a lot of flack for pulling advertisements on the show called, ‘All-American Muslim,’ which follows the lives of several real American citizens who, while they aren’t praying to Allah, go to school, do laundry, discuss marital problems, go to work, support the economy…you know, the things that you and I do.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Political Humor
On The First Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me: A Gay Christmas Carol (Video)

On The First Day Of Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me: A Gay Christmas Carol (Video)

As a fan of both music and art, it is with great pleasure that I share some unique and only vaguely political holiday finds. Please enjoy and share this visually gorgeous Christmas video, by Spottiswoode & His Enemies.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
I Guess ‘Zany’ is Mormon-Speak for ‘Batshit Crazy’

I Guess ‘Zany’ is Mormon-Speak for ‘Batshit Crazy’

‘Zany is not what we need in a president. Zany is great in a campaign. It’s great on talk radio. It’s great in print, it makes for fun reading,’ Mr. Romney told The New York Times. ‘But in terms of a president, we need a leader, and a leader needs to be someone who can bring Americans together.’

Rosie O’Donnell Gives Michele Bachmann A Gaydar Gun For Christmas

Rosie O’Donnell Gives Michele Bachmann A Gaydar Gun For Christmas

In the spirit of Christmas, O’Donnell gave Bachmann exactly what she has always wanted: a Gaydar Gun. The talk show host announced that she sent the gift during her show, which airs on OWN Network.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Homophobic Mayor Loses Her Job

Homophobic Mayor Loses Her Job

Today, we learned that Mayor Janice Daniels of Troy Michigan, who told the world on her Facebook page last week that she couldn’t be a fan of New York now that ‘queers can marry there,’ has lost her job with Century 21 Real Estate.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
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Does Examiner.com Give Preferential Treatment To Conservative Writers? Hypocrisy Exposed

Does Examiner.com give preferential treatment to conservative writers? After recent incidents, it does appear that they do.

by Bill Schmalfeldt· · News
AFA Spokesman Bryan Fischer Says People Who ‘Disliked’ Rick Perry’s Anti-Gay Ad Approve Of Bestiality

AFA Spokesman Bryan Fischer Says People Who ‘Disliked’ Rick Perry’s Anti-Gay Ad Approve Of Bestiality

So far, over 640,000 people have clicked ‘dislike’ on Rick Perry’s Brokeback Mountain video on youtube, making it the most disliked video on the internet. But according to Bryan Fischer of the hate group, American Family Association, if you are one of the people who clicked ‘dislike,’ you support man on beast sex.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Unearthed Old Video Of Mitt Romney Describing Himself As A ‘Moderate Republican’

Unearthed Old Video Of Mitt Romney Describing Himself As A ‘Moderate Republican’

In running for governor, Romney knew all too well that liberal Massachusetts was not about to elect a die-hard, right-winger so in his campaign for the State’s highest office, he continually reassured voters that he was one of those moderate Republicans who identified with the GOP because of its responsible, conservative fiscal policies, not its angry-intolerant-right-wing social agenda.

Time to take out the trash.

Recall Of Scott Walker Met With Violence, Abuse & Fraud

How do FREEDOM! loving conservatives square their worship of the Holy Constitution with their ongoing efforts to undermine the very foundations of democracy?

by Walt Dismay· · News
Proud Lesbian Mom Confronts the Homophobic Mayor of Her Town (VIDEO)

Proud Lesbian Mom Confronts the Homophobic Mayor of Her Town (VIDEO)

This is how we should confront bigots.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Well, It’s Settled: Birthers Are Whack Jobs

Well, It’s Settled: Birthers Are Whack Jobs

Yesterday, I wrote an article about the ‘birther’ movement entitled, ‘Birthers: First annoying, then distracting, then alarming, now dangerous.’ A couple of things happened here: First, the birthers came out of the woodwork to comment and, if the comment thread on the article is any indication, they proved my point – and then some.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Michael Savage Throws Gingrich A Million Dollar Bone…To Quit (VIDEO)

Michael Savage Throws Gingrich A Million Dollar Bone…To Quit (VIDEO)

The Republican establishment isn’t happy. Newt Gingrich is a career politician. He is the ultimate Washington insider and for that reason, he needs no vetting…Newt Gingrich wears his dirty, stinky skeletons right on his custom-made sleeve (excuse the mixed metaphor).

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Birthers: First Annoying, Then Distracting, Then Alarming, Now Dangerous

Birthers: First Annoying, Then Distracting, Then Alarming, Now Dangerous

There’s a part of me that says, ignore the birthers. There’s a part of me that says, slap the birthers. There’s a part of me that says, imprison the birthers. The part of me that prevails is the part of me that says, like sexual offenders forced to register in a national sex offender registry, birthers should be highlighted front and center as a danger to society and a danger to President Obama.

by Julie Driscoll· · News
My Dream Christmas Letter From Obama to the Republican National Committee

My Dream Christmas Letter From Obama to the Republican National Committee

I loved hearing all those audience members cheer Governor Perry’s executions of U.S. citizens, some possibly innocent, in Texas. It makes our drone attacks seem downright humane. And Ron Paul’s comments about people on their death bed and Tea Party support for death panels bolsters national support for the health care plan we passed in 2009. I appreciate it Representative Paul.

by Tex Shelters· · Political Humor
Two men! Holding hands!!! Somebody call the police!!

Right-Wing Outrage Over Lack Of Discrimination Against Gay Judge

A long, hard, penetrating look at the problem with letting gay judges make totally gay rulings.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Changing The Rhetoric Of Felony: The Repulsive Case Of The Prostitute Praising The Pimp

Most readers will know the well-publicized crime, if not the name, of Pennsylvania real estate mogul and revered philanthropist, Robert K. Mericle. Mericle paid juvenile court judges “finders’ fees” of $2.1 million (that we know of) to send kids who screwed up to his for-profit juvenile prisons.