Quantcast
Home » Entries posted by George Chidi (Page 2)

Fox anchor calls CNN’s Don Lemon ‘pompous, pretentious jerk’ over Dunn verdict reaction

CNN anchor Don Lemon’s visible outrage over a hung jury in the Michael Dunn trial caught the attention Sunday of Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, who lobbed a series of personal attacks over Twitter. Later, Lemon replied on Twitter “wow, someone is suffering from a bad case of the Michael…

Portland protesters bring pitchforks and torches to City Hall over anti-homeless proposal

Protesters in Portland, Ore., showed up at the doors of city hall carrying actual pitchforks and torches, to express their anger about proposals to change laws related to homelessness in the progressive city. Portland’s leaders have begun debating a bill that would allow police to target homeless people sitting on…

Missouri bill to create ‘parental warning’ requirement to teach evolution debated

Education in science will be opt-out in Missouri, if a bill requiring schools to notify parents if “the theory of evolution by natural selection” is being taught at their child’s school passes. The bill proposed by Republican State Rep. Rick Brattin had its first public hearing Thursday. Brattin has described…

Michael Dunn jury deadlocks on murder, convicts him of lesser attempted murder charges

A Florida jury deliberating for a fourth day announced Saturday they were deadlocked on a murder charge, unable to make a decision on a case of a man who shot and killed a teenager during an argument over blaring rap music. Michael Dunn, 47, a white software engineer, fired 10…

Demos study shows 14,000 Tweets a day contain racial slurs

A British research organization trawled nine days of Twitter’s live feed looking to see just how people use racial slurs online. Their results are counter-intuitive. While more than 14,000 messages a day typically have an identifiable racial slur, that’s less than one in 15,000 English-language messages, according to Demos’ Anti-Social…

Potential NFL draft pick comes out as gay; would be first openly gay football player

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam — a USA TODAY All-America pick last season — revealed that he is gay in multiple interviews today. “I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it,” Sam told the New York Times. “I just want…

Student intervenes as bully beats gay teen, then suspended for 10 days

A Florida high school student under suspension for 10 days after breaking up a lunch room assault on a gay teen says he’d do it again. East Lee County High School senior Mark Betterson stepped in as another student, James Griffin, began striking student Jonathan Colon in the school’s lunch…

GOP candidate for governor doubles down after calling south Texas ‘third-world country’

When Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott compared the Rio Grande Valley to a “third-world country” earlier this week, progressives and the Latino community in south Texas hit the roof. Democratic opponent State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) called on Abbott “to apologize for his offensive and…

West Virginia families, billed for smelly water they didn’t use, bill water company right back

The chemical spill in West Virginia has left thousands of people near Charleston with licorice-scented tap water that they’re afraid to use, despite the assurances of government and their water company. West Virginia American Water promised customers a credit on their bills for the water homeowners needed to use to…

Boston-area student goes from ‘Make a Wish’ kid to knockout game suspect

A Boston-area college sophomore and hockey player has been charged with multiple assaults after allegedly punching three students in the head without warning as part of an apparent knockout game. Police say Dillon Destefano, 19, of New Jersey, sucker punched all three Endicott College students within an hour of one…

Google+