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Michigan lawmaker to 'sexist' Republicans: You learned nothing from getting trounced

Friday, December 14, 2012


Michigan lawmaker to ‘sexist’ Republicans: You learned nothing from getting trounced (via Raw Story )

Noting their efforts to pass anti-union and anti-abortion bills during the lame-duck session, Michigan Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer took to the floor on Wednesday to blast Republicans. “I listened with great interest when the Chairman on the Judiciary [Committee] stood up and said that…

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Rep. Tom Cole: If GOP 'digs in' then taxes go up for everyone


Rep. Tom Cole: If GOP ‘digs in’ then taxes go up for everyone (via Raw Story )

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) warned on Wednesday that the debate over the looming fiscal cliff could “poison” the next four years if Democrats and Republicans don’t learn to work together. “If either side feels like they quote ‘won’ in the negotiation, two things will happen,” he told the Associated…

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Sen. Graham: Marriage equality requires constitutional amendment, like ending slavery


Sen. Graham: Marriage equality requires constitutional amendment, like ending slavery (via Raw Story )

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that the United States Supreme Court should not rule that LGBT couples have the right to marry because it is like banning slavery and should require a constitutional amendment. “When is it proper for the government to set boundaries in terms of relationships?” Graham…

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O'Reilly attacks 'wimpy Christians' for not freaking out about Fox News manufactured 'war on Christmas'


O’Reilly attacks ‘wimpy Christians’ for not freaking out about ‘war on Christmas’ (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is turning against the Christians who he says haven’t been outraged enough about the so-called “war on Christmas.” On his Tuesday broadcast, O’Reilly asked evangelical Texas Pastor Robert Jeffress “why so many Christian leaders are silent when Christianity comes…

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Fox News host: Undocumented students can submit 'night vision video' for free college


Fox News host: Undocumented students can submit ‘night vision video’ for free college (via Raw Story )

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday took a shot at undocumented immigrants, who he suggested could take scholarships away from American citizens by presenting “night vision video” of their illegal border crossing to get free college education in the United States. On Tuesday, the University…

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Princeton freshman: Scalia's 'reduction to the absurd' defense was absurd

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Princeton freshman: Scalia’s ‘reduction to the absurd’ defense was absurd (via Raw Story )

The Princeton freshman who confronted Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on his legal opinions regarding same sex marriage told MSNBC’s Alex Wagner on Monday that, while Scalia was cordial in his answer, he still ducked the question. “I don’t feel his response was accurate,” said Duncan Hosie…

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Mourdock campaign blames 'liberal media' for defeat


Mourdock campaign blames ‘liberal media’ for defeat (via Raw Story )

In a plea for money, the campaign of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock told its supporters on Tuesday that the Republican hopeful lost due to media bias. “After a bitter, hard-fought campaign, many Republicans all over the country were forced to accept defeat rather than celebrate victory…

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Maddow: Michigan GOP 'can do whatever they want' due to gerrymandering


Maddow: Michigan GOP ‘can do whatever they want’ due to gerrymandering (via Raw Story )

On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that Republicans in Michigan were still in control due to redistricting. “Michigan Republicans are moving full steam ahead with whatever they want, they’ve got control of both houses of the legislature, they’ve got the governorship…

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Warren assigned to Senate Banking Committee


Warren assigned to Senate Banking Committee (via Raw Story )

Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), an ardent critic of Wall Street practices, will be assigned a seat on the Senate Banking Committee once the 113th Congress convenes in January. Progressive and liberal groups had urged Democratic leaders to place Warren on the committee, which considers legislation…

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New Hampshire police Taser Chinese woman who tried to buy too many iPhones

New Hampshire police Taser Chinese woman who tried to buy too many iPhones (via Raw Story )

Police in Nashua, New Hampshire say they were forced to use a Taser on a 44-year-old Chinese woman who does not speak English after she was told to leave an Apple Store because she was trying to buy too many iPhones. Through a translator, Xiaojie Li told WMUR that she had bought two iPhones from the…

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Military judge allows total blackout of 9/11 plotters' torture testimony

Military judge allows total blackout of 9/11 plotters’ torture testimony (via Raw Story )

A military judge presiding over the trials of the accused 9/11 plotters decided last week that any and all testimony relating to their treatment by U.S. personnel shall be censored, according to a ruling released Wednesday. In a statement sent to reporters, the American Civil Liberties Union made it…

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Texas dad carves pentagram in son's back because 12-12-12 is a 'holy day'


Texas dad carves pentagram in son’s back because 12-12-12 is a ‘holy day’ (via Raw Story )

Police in Richland Hills, Texas say Brent Troy Bartel, 39, admitted to carving a pentagram in his 6-year-old son’s back because the 12th day of the 12th month of 2012 was a “holy day.” In audio recorded just after midnight on Wednesday morning, Bartel allegedly told a 911 operator about the crime…

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Cop tucks $100 bill into broke driver’s ticket

Cop tucks $100 bill into broke driver’s ticket (via Raw Story )

An anonymous police officer in Plano, Texas made the local news Tuesday night when a driver reported a random gift of $100 he said was tucked into a ticket for an expired registration sticker. Hayden Carlo told CBS affiliate KTVT-TV in Dallas that when he was stopped in Plano, he told an officer that…

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Jon Stewart 'apologizes' for mocking 'f*cking crazy' war on Christmas


Jon Stewart ‘apologizes’ for mocking ‘f*cking crazy’ war on Christmas (via Raw Story )

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave a faux apology on Wednesday night for mocking the so-called war on Christmas. “We’ve had a bit of fun here over the years concerning what is commonly referred to this time of year as the war on Christmas, where a small band of about 70 percent of the country…

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Supreme Court to make procedural ruling on who can argue DOMA case

Supreme Court to make procedural ruling on who can argue DOMA case (via Raw Story )

The U.S. Supreme Court has invited a Harvard professor to argue that the nine justices cannot hear one of the two same sex marriage cases it is slated to rule on in spring of 2013. The Associated Press reported that constitutional law professor Vicki C. Jackson has been asked to testify in the hearings…

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George Takei slams Scalia for 'repugnant' comment on homosexuality


George Takei slams Scalia for ‘repugnant’ comment on homosexuality (via Raw Story )

During an appearance on MSNBC, actor and LGBT activist George Takei called for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from upcoming cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. Scalia recently told an audience at Princeton University that someone…

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Teamsters president warns of brewing 'civil war' in Michigan

Teamsters president warns of brewing ‘civil war’ in Michigan (via Raw Story )

The fight over union rights in Michigan has some peoples’ blood absolutely boiling, and Teamsters Union President James Hoffa is chief among them. “This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state,” Hoffa told CNN on Tuesday. “We’re going to have a civil war in…

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Fox News fucktard (@greggutfeld): 'Waterboarding? More like awesomeboarding!'


Fox News host: ‘Waterboarding? More like awesomeboarding!’ (via Raw Story )

During a discussion about the film “Zero Dark Thirty” on Tuesday night, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld decided he would rename the internationally banned torture technique known as “waterboarding.” His term? “Awesomeboarding.” The response was elicited by a question about a review of “Zero…

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***MUST WATCH*** Zeitgeist 2012: Year In Review

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

From the people at Google. Chills.

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Soledad Grills Jeff Sessions (R-Keebler Tree): ‘You Hurt People Who Need Food’ with Food Stamp Cuts





Soledad grills Jeff Sessions: ‘You hurt people who need food’ with food stamp cuts (via Raw Story )

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on Tuesday faced tough questions from CNN host Soledad O’Brien for his plan to cut the food stamp program and “hurt people who need food,” including 20 percent of his own constituents in Alabama. Speaking to Sessions in an interview on CNN’s Starting Point, O’Brien…

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Scalia: It’s ‘Effective’ to Compare Homosexuality to Bestiality and Murder





Scalia: It’s ‘effective’ to compare homosexuality to bestiality and murder (via Raw Story )

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told an audience at Princeton University on Monday that comparing same sex coupling to bestiality and murder is politically “effective.” According to the Associated Press (AP), Scalia was explaining to a question by a gay student, Duncan Hosie, who asked…

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New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes Statewide Vote on Same Sex Marriage





New Jersey lawmaker proposes statewide vote on same sex marriage (via Raw Story )

New Jersey Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D) on Monday introduced legislation to legalize same sex marriage in the state, but fellow Democrats have objected to the proposed bill. Gusciora’s bill would place the issue on the next statewide ballot. Though he believes same sex marriage is a civil rights…

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Fox News Contributor [Manufactured] ‘Beat Down’ at Michigan Union Protest





Fox News contributor ‘beat down’ at Michigan union protest (via Raw Story )

Fox News contributor and conservative comedian Steven Crowder claims he was assaulted by pro-union protesters amid a protest in Lansing, Michigan. In an interview with radio show host Dana Loesch, Crowder said the protesters “literally would have killed me where I stood if I defended myself.” He…

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Granholm: GOP Punishing Democratic Voters with ‘Orwellian’ Right-to-Work Law





Granholm: GOP punishing Democratic voters with ‘Orwellian’ right-to-work law (via Raw Story )

Former Michigan governor and Current TV host Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday slammed Republicans after they pushed a so-called “right-to-work” law through the state legislature. “The ‘Workplace Fairness and Equity Act,’ the Orwellian name will surely give historians a big laugh,” she said. “…

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Jon Stewart: ‘Right-to-Work’ Like Strip Bars Calling Themselves Gentlemen’s Clubs





Jon Stewart: ‘Right-to-work’ like strip bars calling themselves gentlemen’s clubs (via Raw Story )

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart reviewed the controversy in Michigan over a new union busting law. Stewart observed that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder had described “right-to-work” laws as a “divisive” issue nearly a year ago, yet publicly supported the law this month…

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Michigan Pro-Union Protests Escalate as Former Congressmen Gets Pepper-Sprayed





Watch: Michigan pro-union protests escalate as former congressmen gets pepper-sprayed (via Raw Story )

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D-MI) was pepper-sprayed by police at Michigan’s capitol building amid an escalating protest against so-called “right to work” bills passed by the legislature on Tuesday that critics say will strip public and private unions of their bargaining power. Schauer said he…

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Minnesota Senate Faces Mushrooming Legal Costs Due to GOP Sex Scandal





Minnesota Senate faces mushrooming legal costs due to GOP sex scandal (via Raw Story )

The Minnesota Senate faces an ever-growing legal bill thanks to a scandal involving a former Republican leader and her senior aide. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the legal costs associated with a lawsuit filed by senior staffer Michael Brodkorb had nearly doubled to approximately $200,…

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Doctors Eradicate Girl’s Cancer by Reprogramming HIV

Tuesday, December 11, 2012





Doctors eradicate girl’s cancer by reprogramming HIV (via Raw Story )

A reprogrammed version of the virus that causes AIDS was used by doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to wipe out a little girl’s terminal leukemia. According to The New York Times, 6-year-old Emma Whitehead didn’t have much longer to live when the radical and untested therapy…

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Christian Radio Host: Punch Atheists ‘in the Mouth’ for Their ‘War on Christmas’





Christian radio host: Punch atheists ‘in the mouth’ for their ‘war on Christmas’ (via Raw Story )

Conservative Christian radio host Matt Barber says that an atheist group should be punched “in the mouth” after they filed a complaint that sought to stop a Michigan man from erecting a nativity scene on public land. In 2008, the County Road Commission in Warren had denied John Satawa a permit…

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