Month: September 2011

the 5 most awesome jewish holiday parody music videos

If you’re noticing a wealth of leftover brisket sandwiches suddenly proliferating your office, or certain coworkers apologizing for long-passed misdeeds and wrongdoing, don’t panic: beef consumption will drop to normal levels soon, and your colleagues will go back to being their usual, less apologetic selves. It’s Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, a time for […] Read more…

florida may set early primary and trigger holiday campaigning

The old adage is “better late than never,” but when it comes to the Florida Republican primary, the saying might as well go “better early than unpunished.” The state commission that decides the date for Florida’s primary presidential elections meets this Friday, and they are expected to choose January 31, 2012. The Republican National Committee […] Read more…

‘l-word’ actress reacts to southwest’s gay snub: i won’t apologize

Leisha Hailey, an actress who starred on “The L-Word” and performs in electro-pop band Uh Huh Her, took to the Twittersphere Monday evening in a tirade against Southwest Airlines. Hailey said that she had kissed another woman on a Southwest flight, and was told by an employee that Southwest was a “family airline” and was […] Read more…

‘l-word’ actress kicked off southwest air flight for being gay

Actress Leisha Hailey, known for her work on lesbian-centric television show “The L-Word,” claimed that she was escorted off a flight operated by Southwest Airlines this week because she is gay. “I have been discriminated against by @SouthwestAir. Flt. attendant said that it was a “family” airline and kissing was not ok,” Hailey tweeted Monday […] Read more…

arnold schwarzenegger to publish memoir titled ‘total recall’

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has garnered fame both as the former Republican governor of California and as an Austrian-born bodybuilding champion-turned-action movie star, announced that he will write a memoir for publication in October 2012. The book, according to Entertainment Weekly, will be titled “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.” Read more behind the cut, […] Read more…

former wisc. gov. tommy thompson moves forward with senate run

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) announced Monday that he has filed papers necessary for his candidacy for the Wisconsin Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) in 2012. However, Thompson stopped short of making an official campaign announcement. A campaign spokesman told Raw Story that an announcement of candidacy could be expected […] Read more…

elizabeth warren to enter mass. senate race wednesday

Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will officially announce Wednesday morning that she will challenge Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in 2012 to reclaim the Senate seat for the Democrats, a senior Massachusetts Democratic Party official confirmed to Raw Story. Warren’s candidacy has been the subject of speculation for more than a year. Last month, […] Read more…

penn. township challenges fracking with ballot initiative

A small township in western Pennsylvania is fighting back against fracking and attempting to write a ban on the practice into their local Bill of Rights, but they may be thwarted by their own town council. Peters Township in Washington County, population 21,213, is home to the Peters Township Marcellus Shale Awareness Group, an activism […] Read more…

top 5 signs newt gingrich is still running for president

While former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was one of the first Republicans to officially announce his candidacy for the White House and was certainly the first-to be glitter-bombed, the leader of the Republican Revolution doesn’t seem to be leading much, lately. He certainly isn’t leading the polls: According to the most recent Gallup results, Gingrich […] Read more…

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