Archives for: "July 2016"

Jul/31
2016
Back in early May I predicted that the asshole conservatives in charge of the most vulnerable states were being predictable douchebags. And I was right. Pregnant women are being advised by Public Health England to consider postponing non-essential trips… more »
Jul/30
2016
Doesn't take much to scare the shit out of a conservative, just a woman in a dress. PHILADELPHIA, July 28 (UPI) -- Sarah McBride on Thursday became the first transgender person to address a major American political party's convention, where she told… more »
Jul/26
2016
You know if it were Zimbabwe, Iran, North Korea, China or Brazil no one would bat a fucking eye. But when the US says it, suddenly it's a world-wide problem. World media reaction to businessman Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican Party's… more »
Jul/25
2016
Apparently that's the right-wing's latest nickname for the democratic nominee for President. Carson asked, "So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model someone who acknowledges Lucifer?" (CNN) If you actually have a brain… more »
Jul/24
2016
Yep, it's not the infidels that are the threat, it's the cute DIGITAL infidels that they really need to watch out for. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's senior council of clerics says it has not renewed a 2001 religious edict warning… more »
Jul/23
2016
Women, you're finally gonna get a break. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state has repealed its tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products, a move expected to save women $10 million a year. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law… more »
Jul/22
2016
A regular schmo with a gun will win over anyone's uber- buff body. Maybe that's the point. The video, has been viewed more than 800,000 times and drew a swift response. Most of those who commented were outraged that their firearm-free sport had been… more »
Jul/21
2016

Poor And Stupid

Kinda a chicken and egg situation here. Makes you wonder which is the root cause. There are places like this across America - poor and getting poorer, feeling left behind while the rest got richer. But nowhere has the plummet of the white working class… more »
Jul/21
2016
Taco Bell, to be precise... TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A deaf New Jersey woman who primarily communicates in sign language is suing Taco Bell, saying she found it difficult, if not impossible, to order two tacos at the fast-food chain's drive-thru window.… more »
Jul/20
2016
Brian doesn't start with and 'h', doesn't even have an 'h' in it, but Brian is all about the 'h'. The trend alarms Brian Camenker, executive director of MassResistance, a Waltham, Massacusetts-based group that fights the establishment of gay-friendly… more »
Jul/19
2016

Woman-Hate, GOP Style

You'd think at some point the GOP would grow up and get tired of putting their hands up women's privates. But then that would demonstrate both maturity and intelligence. WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- The House passed a controversial bill Wednesday that… more »
Jul/18
2016
Introducing... Boris Johnson! ewspapers and politicians around the world have been reacting to Boris Johnson's appointment as UK foreign secretary. Many were surprised, citing his history of faux pas including insulting the president of Turkey and… more »
Jul/17
2016
Answer: Less than nothing. Pakistani social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch has been killed by her brother in an apparent 'honour killing' in the province of Punjab, police say. Ms Baloch, 26, recently caused controversy by posting controversial pi… more »
Jul/16
2016

Yes. No.

Yes... * If you're black and legally carry a gun you're more likely to be shot by police * If you're a woman you're going to make less, on average, than a guy doing the same job * If you're asian people are going to think you're better at math than… more »
Jul/15
2016
Pity the coup didn't work out. Now Stalin-Jr. is going to go on a rampage and kill everyone and anyone he likes. Probably set himself as dictator-for-life while he's at it. Now Turkey is just another miserable Islamic state run by a lunatic. more »
Jul/14
2016

Why

Why? A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 80 people and injuring dozens, officials say. There is no why. There is no reason. There is no logic. There is only hate. And the only… more »
Jul/14
2016
Get it? Gonna (be) One Polite Convention? C'mon, that was clever. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Demonstrators at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week can't have lasers, squirt guns or sledgehammers - but they can have firearms. That'… more »
Jul/13
2016
Greedy, grubbing, thoughtless, selfish, bully are the words that come to mind these days when someone says China. Not "world leader". Nope. BEIJING (AP) -- China blamed the Philippines for stirring up trouble and issued a policy paper Wednesday calling… more »
Jul/12
2016

Pokemon No!

Ok really, REALLY? WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery have requested that smartphone users refrain from "catching" Pokemon when they are visiting. So my guess is that the Pokemon Go devs just did a… more »
Jul/11
2016
Yes, this post is about guns. PARIS, Texas (AP) -- Gun-rights activists, some of them wearing camouflage and military-style gear and openly toting rifles and handguns, marched alongside the hundreds of people who flocked to downtown Dallas last week to… more »
Jul/09
2016
Too bad she has plenty of her own words to share... WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas, July 6 (UPI) -- A Texas city council that voted to evict the local library's beloved cat reversed the decision weeks later, with one councilman blaming Facebook for the… more »
Jul/08
2016
You know, if it really wasn't a big deal to leave Islam then Muslims would just shrug off this hashtag. Instead it makes them very, very angry. Ex-Muslims are using a hashtag, #ExMuslimBecause, to tell why they have left the faith. The Council of… more »
Jul/07
2016
Some might call it a theme park, I call it willful ignorance. A theme park in the US state of Kentucky has unveiled a 510-foot-long (155 metre-long) wooden replica of Noah's Ark. The replica was built by Christians who said they believe the biblical… more »
Jul/06
2016
Actually that wasn't said - but that's the point behind keeping women segregated. NEW YORK (AP) -- Women-only swimming hours will continue at two city pools, accommodating mostly Orthodox Jewish women. Normally such gender discrimination would be… more »
Jul/05
2016
"Look everyone, I gotta woman on the ticket too!" Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is spending part of his July 4th with Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst amid speculation about his vice presidential pick. Trump tweets, "I look forward to meeting… more »
Jul/04
2016
I can explain, pretty simply, why I trust Hillary, in fact in only two data points: First, because I have yet to see credible evidence of her lying/cheating/stealing/murdering babies/etc. Right now, to me at least, it's a label that's just stuck on.… more »
Jul/03
2016
Krissy doesn't want to vaccinate her kid because "ewwwww germs". Kristine Kinne, of San Jose, said she's checking out real estate in Idaho. An East Bay area mother said she is considering finding "an underground network" of doctors willing to give her a… more »
Jul/02
2016
So it's the oddest thing - at times when my horse, Roach, "warps" to the lovely, rocky, Scottish-terrain type islands it's tail goes missing. Thus I get to stare at tail-less horsebutt the whole time I'm trekking about the rocky shores and perilous… more »
Jul/01
2016
So I'm playing The Witcher 3, Wild Hunt, and I can't help but feeling perplexed by his horse. This chestnut with a typical working animal build: stocky in the legs, white socks, white blaze, and a sassy attitude (balks at declines of less than 45%,… more »