Guys, the world is going to end.
Here's The Opening Ceremony Tribute To Terrorism Victims NBC Doesn't Want You To See -
The major transitional element of today’s London Olympics opening ceremony was a downtempo performance of adoptive sporting anthem “Abide With Me” by Scottish singer Emeli Sandé. The song and accompanying dance were a tribute to the victims of the 7/7 terror attacks in London that claimed 52 victims days after the 2012 Summer Olympic hosts were named. (It’s also been suggested the performance was a memorial to the war dead.)
White people with guns really want to kill people and when they finally find someone to kill they will then claim they “feared for their lives” and “self defense”.
Florida man kills door-to-door salesman: I’ll kill anybody that steps on my property | The Raw Story -
A man in Cape Coral, Florida on Wednesday was arrested for shooting and killing an unarmed door-to-door salesman on his property.
Kenneth Bailey Roop, 52, has been charged with second-degree murder for killing 30-year-old Nicholas Rainey.
A co-worker who witnessed the shooting said Rainey had knocked on Roop’s door, but received no answer. While Rainey was walking down the drive-way, Roop pulled up in his pickup truck and asked why Rainey was at his house. Rainey explained that he was selling steak and seafood. The witness said Roop then pulled out a black handgun and shot Rainey. As Rainey lay on the ground, Roop fired another bullet into the back of his head.
Another victim of ALEC.
And am I the only one who imagines that these are people who read Prison Planet and Infowars and spend all night in their basements with canned food, bottled (fluoride free) water and laptops looking for proof that Obama is a conspiracy?
Obama's Eligibility For Alaska Ballot Challenged -
A Juneau man has filed a lawsuit trying to compel the state of Alaska to prove that President Obama is qualified to be on the ballot.
He also claims that Obama, by taking office, has committed a crime of trying to overthrow the U.S. government. Epperly is acting as his own attorney.
The lawsuit is seeking the state Division of Elections to obtain a physical, “verified” copy of Obama’s birth certificate.
Facebook is on a roll.
Court clears way for political ad contracts to go online | Reuters -
The four biggest TV broadcasters in the top 50 media markets will have to upload their political files to a database hosted on the FCC’s website beginning August 2.
First one looked at will be Fox News!
Planned Parenthoods Rescued By Obama Administration With Large Title X Grants -
Ten Republican-controlled state legislatures have voted to defund Planned Parenthood since the 2010 midterm elections, but the clinics affected by the cuts will not have to shut their doors any time soon. The Obama administration so far has awarded hefty new federal family planning grants to Planned Parenthood clinics in three states that have cut the providers’ funding: New Jersey, Tennessee and North Carolina.
While Obama supports Planned Parenthood, the direct Title X grants are not exactly unusual: HHS has contracted directly with Planned Parenthood providers for years, including under former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. But the Planned Parenthood clinics that are receiving new federal grants this year are applying for those grants for the first time after defunding in their states created a need for federal money.
Paige Johnson, a spokesperson for the Planned Parenthood clinic in Durham, said that clinic has never appealed to HHS for Title X grants because it was always able to partner with the state. But after the state stopped contracting with Planned Parenthood, the clinic made the case to HHS that it is the primary provider of family planning to low-income women in the area. Under federal law, HHS is required to award grant funds in a manner that expands women’s access to care in the most cost-effective way possible in areas of the greatest need.
Trust me, they mad.
A huge thank you to the Obama administration for putting women’s health above the GOP’s hissy fits.
A newborn marmoset sits on the hand of a keeper at the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany. A marmoset gave birth to three young on June 29, but she could not feed the third one. so it is now being raised by hand.
Picture: BERND SETTNIK/AFP/GettyImages
It is adorable and must be on this blog.
Rapists aren’t hiding in the bushes: around two-thirds of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim, and 73 percent of sexual assaults are perpetrated by a non-stranger. —
Rapists Explain Themselves on Reddit, and We Should Listen (via clitorisesandsnorlaxes)
Massive trigger warning with this.
What’s wrong with Mitt Romney? - Salon.com -
Why Mitt’s idiotic behavior in the UK is important:
1.) The UK is our #1 ally.
2.) London should have been easy street on the diplomacy front and he failed miserably.
3.) He looks like a clown in front of the entire world. They are watching.
4.) This is how Mitt behaves without handlers.
Okay, republicans, do you really want this man who just made a complete fool out of him self and the United States in front of one of our biggest and oldest allies?
You really trust this man to be President when he cannot even act appropriate in London without a leash on? What do you think is going to happen when he has to come face to face with China or Russia? Israel or Palestine? Iran or Iraq?
5 Most Ridiculously Offensive Quotes From Ann Romney | Alternet -
1. What, Me Rich?
“We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing,” said Ann Romney to Fox News. “It can be here today and gone tomorrow.”
Hmm. Interesting indeed, considering that her husband is worth about $200 million. If elected, he would be among the richest presidents ever to occupy the White House, topping both the Roosevelts and the Bushes , who were no slouches. In fact, he’s wealthier than the last eight presidents combined.
Ann Romney’s favorite fancy dressage horse, Rafalca, costs more to feed and shelter than your whole family. How wealthy does that make you feel?
2. It’s Great That Some Women Don’t Have a Choice
Back in April, Ann Romney spoke to the Connecticut Republican Party’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner in Stamford, where she waxed personal on the rigors of raising kids while Mitt was off destroying jobs.
Mrs. Romney said she likes to see what women are up to on the campaign trail, asking “Why are you here? What made you come out of your house today to this event? And what do you think about the future?”
Not all women have the luxury of staying at home, she conceded: “I love the fact that there are women out there who don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.”
If you’re one those people, you can wrap yourself in Ann Romney love while you ponder why her horse gets a $77,000 tax credit when your kid gets $1,000.
3. College, Wall Street-Style
When newlyweds Ann and Mitt Romney were living together while attending Brigham Young, things were pretty swell. “We were happy, studying hard,” Romney said in an infamous Boston Globe interview back in 1994 , when Mittens was running for the senate. “Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time,” she explained.
How awesome is that?!? The stock came courtesy of Mitt’s papa, who had invested Mitt’s “birthday money” every year. Ann looks back fondly on this time as a period when she and Mitt were really roughing it. For realz.
4. Unzip Mitt
In an interview with a Baltimore radio station, Ann Romney pressed the audience to believe that despite her husband’s stiff demeanor and penchant for human and canine bullying, Mitt was really full of chuckles. She opined that “we better unzip him and let the real Mitt Romney out.”
Stiff or not stiff? We’re not sure we want to unzip Mr. Romney to find out.
5. Enough of You People
You people. You’re always asking annoying questions and daring to insinuate that there’s something wrong with all those Romney tax havens and offshore accounts.
Why don’t you stick to clipping coupons or whatever it is you people do to stay busy?
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America " that quickly went viral, Mrs. Romney got huffy when asked why American voters would not be vouchsafed a look at.