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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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