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British Politician Jokes About Old-Fashioned Sluts

British Politician Jokes About Old-Fashioned Sluts

Godfrey Bloom, UK Independence Party (UKIP) whip, has been suspended for telling a misogynistic joke at a women's event entitled "Women in Politics." "This place is full of sluts," he declared in response to a woman's admission that she doesn't clean behind the fridge. Bloom insists he meant the old-fashioned usage of ... [Read More]
Anti Obamacare Commercial Features Creepy Uncle Sam

Anti Obamacare Commercial Features Creepy Uncle Sam

The right-leaning activist group, Generation Opportunity, is encouraging young people to "opt out" of Obamacare with a penetrating PSA commercial. It features a creepy Uncle Sam conducting a prostate and gynecological exam instead of an actual doctor. The message is clear: the government is taking over health care and you're ... [Read More]

Turkish Game Show Host Wins Political Victory

Turkey has broken out in full-blown civil unrest after police used excessive force in response to peaceful protests over the demolition of Gezi Park. It seems that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still hasn't learned his lesson about trying to suppress freedom of speech. Erdogan has ordered a media blackout of all protest ... [Read More]

Mississippi Abolishes Slavery … Finally

Lincoln ended slavery in America, not the president but the movie. It inspired Ranjan Batra, an immigrant from India, to learn more about the 13th Amendment. "At the end of the story there was an open question about how the ratification process proceeded," he told ABC News. "Living in the South as I do, I found that a ... [Read More]

Fiscal Iceberg

We're officially on the edge of the so-called "Fiscal Cliff," a self-imposed trigger of $500 billion in tax increases and $109 billion in spending cuts. The main sticking point is the Bush tax cuts. Democrats want to extend them for individuals making $200,000 and couples making $250,000 but Republicans want those limits ... [Read More]

Rigged Voting Machine – Simpsons Did It

A voter in Pennsylvania says his vote didn't count, at least not for the candidate he wanted. The self-described software developer uploaded a video to YouTube that shows his vote for Barack Obama registering as a vote for Mitt Romney. A volunteer reportedly told him, "It's nothing to worry about, everything will be OK." ... [Read More]

Your First Time

Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO series Girls, stars in a new political ad that compares your first time voting to losing your virginity. “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody," says Dunham. "You want to do it with a great guy.” Dunham goes on to espouse the democratic platform before revealing her first ... [Read More]