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Idiots Wonder!: “Did The Amtrak Train Crash Because The Engineer Was Gay?”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 14, 2015

Chuck C. Johnson and Sandy Rios consider homosexuality a “factor” in tragic train derailment, because they are idiots. More »


32 Percent Of Republicans Think Obama Is Trying To Invade Texas

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 14, 2015

No one is planning to invade Texas. More »


This Professor Knows Just The Trick To Soothe A Crying Baby In Class

By: Claire Hannum / May 14, 2015

Professor Sydney Engelberg was in the midst of teaching an organizational behavior class at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University when a baby starting crying during his lecture. Engelberg has been teaching for 45 years, and he currently instructs master’s students, many of whom are parents. The 67-year-old encourages students with kids to just bring them along to class if they… More »


A “Singing Gay Sailor” Is Scaring Russian Submarines Away From Sweden’s Coast

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2015

So FIERCE. More »


Super Holy Republican Missouri House Speaker Caught Sexting With Intern

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 13, 2015

The sexts he sent her involved the word “quivering.” QUIVERING, you guys. Quivering. More »


Welp, This Might Be The Most Insane And Damaging “Serial” Update Yet

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2015

NPR’s “Serial” podcast ended back in December, but if you were a rabid fan of Sarah Koenig’s deep dive into the case of Adnan Syed, convicted in 1999 in the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, your obsession probably didn’t end with Koenig’s mealy-mouthed conclusion. A lot has happened since then, after all. Jay Wilds, Syed’s supposed… More »


Allen West Pretty Sure Walmart Tried To Sharia Law Him

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

2016 Presidential hopeful Allen West had a terrific fright recently, when shopping at a Dallas Walmart with his daughter, which rattled him so deeply that he immediately went and wrote an essay about it on his personal blog. It was the day he knew would come, the day he’d been predicting for years. The day he… More »


A New Bill In NYC Will Actually Let New Yorkers Identify As Multiracial On Official City Forms

By: Megan Reynolds / May 12, 2015

I mean, it’s 2015. This is progress, but it’s also “progress.”… More »


Let’s Put Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill!

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Remember Women on 20s, the campaign fighting to see a woman’s face replace Andrew Jackson’s on the US  $20 bill? The group invited the country to cast a vote for which accomplished American woman we’d most like to see on our currency – Wilma Mankiller, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks or Eleanor Roosevelt. After receiving 118,328 votes, Harriet Tubman has bee… More »


Senate Democrats Kill Fast Track Of Terrible TPP Trade Deal

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

Elizabeth Warren for Queen of Everything! More »


You Can Now Study Selfie Theory At USC

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Associate Professor Mark Marino says that the course is about how people construct “an image of their identity  their gender, their ethnicity, their sexuality, their socioeconomic status” through selfies. More »


WHOOPS: Anti-Gay Protesters Are Sending People To A Hardcore Gay Porn Site

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 12, 2015

When these anti-gay protesters set up shop in front of the Carolina Rebellion Music Festival (sponsored, natch, by Monster Energy Drinks, the official energy drink of Satan), they forgot one sort of important thing! Their website had actually expired and the domain name was up for sale.

Enter Reddit user SodomyTickles, who snatched u… More »


Kirsten Powers Might Be Right About “Illiberal” Feminist Rhetoric

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 12, 2015

Columnist and FOX News contributor Kirsten Powers has an essay up on The Daily Beast today calling out “illiberal” feminists for bearing down so hard on anyone who doesn’t agree with them that they’re effectively silencing other, non-feminist perspectives. I would normally be happy to sit back with a glass of wine and watch the… More »


Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Oldest Working Nurse In The US Just Turned 90!

By: Claire Hannum / May 12, 2015

Florence “SeeSee” Rigney, a registered nurse at a Tacoma, Washington hospital, turned 90-years-old on Friday. She’s taken care of patients at the same hospital for the past 69 years, and is now the oldest working nurse in the United States. In this video, Rigney tries to hold back tears as her coworkers celebrate and she… More »


George Zimmerman Was Nearly Shot In The Face. Nearly.

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

He got away with a few scratches. … More »


Here’s What A Sunset Looks Like On Mars

By: Claire Hannum / May 11, 2015

After watching 0f 956 Martian sunsets, the Curiosity Mars rover at last took its first color photo of one. Over the course of about seven minutes, the rover captured the kind of lovely sunset you’d be lucky to catch on a first date. Because of particles in the planet’s atmosphere, Martians would be treated to a… More »


Walmart Is Making Serious Bank On Water From Drought Stricken Sacramento

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

Right now, as you may know, the state of California is suffering one of the worst droughts on record. The city of Sacramento currently has a “Level 2 Water Shortage” in effect, meaning that residents who want to wash their car or water their lawns can only do so on specific days at specific times. More »


Gloucester, MA, Police Will Treat Drug Addiction As A Disease, Not A Crime

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 11, 2015

Under the new program, addicts who come in to a police station with the remainder of their drugs and supplies will not be charged with a crime, but will be assigned an “angel” on the spot to walk them through the process of treatment, detox, and recovery. More »


Here’s Why You Need To Care About The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 11, 2015

It is really, really messed up. … More »


Governor Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures Against Nail Salon Hazards

By: Megan Reynolds / May 11, 2015

Just days after the New York Times‘ devastating and illuminating two-part opus on the nail salon industry in New York, change is already afoot. Now, the Times reports that on Sunday, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered emergency measures to help with the wage theft and health hazards that run rampant throughout the industry.
Effective immediately, he… More »


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