Month: April 2011

7 conservatives sound off on obama releasing his long-form birth certificate

Although the years-long game of chicken has ended and the White House has relinquished President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, the issue is by no means dead. The action, intended to forcibly shift the news cycle from so-called birthers to more pressing matters such as national security and the economy, guarantees that commentators and politicians […] Read more…

al-qaeda wanted to blow up your sega, and more wikileaks shocks

In the midst of the WikiLeaks’ flooding news sites with the release of more than 700 documents relating to the heavy-handedness, confusion and lack of uniform guidelines at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, it’s inevitable that some information is slipping through the cracks. Here are five things you probably missed from Sunday night’s massive WikiLeaks […] Read more…

wikileaks: 7 shocking gitmo revelations

A massive leak of more than 700 military documents, attributed to infamous transparency group WikiLeaks, was released Sunday night. Much of the new information deals with detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, records that begin immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks and range to 2009, including documents relating to 172 prisoners still held at the […] Read more…

paul ryan already benefited from the social security fund he now wants to gut

Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s most outspoken advocate for cutting and privatizing Social Security, has already benefited from Social Security himself, in the form of survivor benefits he received after his father’s untimely death. From the age of 16, when his 55-year-old father died of a heart attack, until he was 18, Ryan received Social […] Read more…

trump trademarks “success”…for a bath product line

Donald Trump is seemingly everywhere: his really tall buildings grace the skylines of major cities, and the one-two combination of “Celebrity Apprentice” and his constant talk show rounds preceding a rumored presidential run have made him a fixture on television sets everywhere. Trump is apparently not content with dominating just architecture and media — he […] Read more…

cursing makes you feel better when hurt: study

Ever hear someone scolded for their curse-laden language when they hurt themselves? Those finger-waggers who say cursing doesn’t help now should bite their tongues, then perhaps cuss to make it better. Researchers at Keele University released findings showing that letting loose a string of expletives actually has the effect of dulling the sensation of pain. […] Read more…

anti-equality campaigner comes out in favor of same-sex marriage

Six years ago, Louis Marinelli sat down in his dorm room at the University of Northern Iowa and, as many college students do, started a Facebook group. “Protect Marriage: One Man, One Woman,” he named it, then watched it grow to more than 280,000 contributing members. A few years later, in the summer of 2010, […] Read more…

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