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Todd ‘legitimate rape’ Akin claims Bill Clinton is leading a ‘Democrat war on women’

In an interview with World Net Daily, former GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin blasted mainstream Republicans for refusing to stand behind conservative ideologues, like himself, and against “the Democrat liberal media machine.” Akin noted that mainstream Republicans are so “afraid of that…that they’re unwilling to go and rescue their wounded,”…

Christian groups call for boycott of ‘Boondocks’ creator’s new comedy, ‘Black Jesus’

Christian groups are trying to boycott the new Adult Swim comedy Black Jesus before its first episode even airs, The Root reported today. The Christian group One Million Moms wrote on its website that the series — which was produced by The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and stars Gerald “Slink”…

OR bakery that refused wedding cakes for same-sex couples now bakes ex-gay cakes

The Oregon bakery that rose to national prominence when it refused to bake cakes for same-sex couples is now producing cakes for a prominent ex-gay ministry, the Advocate reported today. Sweet Cakes by Melissa closed its doors in September of 2013, but continues to exist as an online delivery business.…

Black GOP staffer fired for Facebook complaint about primary opponent’s ‘white privilege’

The Hartford Courant reported that a Republican consultant was fired Thursday after she complained on Facebook about the “white privilege” of her employer’s opponent. Regina V. Ross Roundtree had been in the employ of Penny Bacchiochi, a Republican candidate for the Connecticut lieutenant governor, until she wrote on Facebook that…

Colbert slams conservative outrage over ‘vulgarity’ of HBO vampire show ‘True Blood’

On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert mocked conservative outrage over the depiction of Republicans on the HBO vampire show True Blood. “It makes me so sad to give a wag of my finger to True Blood,” Colbert began, “for making my blood truly boil with last…

Open Carry Texas: ‘Racist and xenophobic’ gun control laws are like ‘Jim Crow’

The predominantly white group Open Carry Texas (OCT) announced plans this week to hold an event in the predominantly black 5th Ward district of Houston. “We are not going to be marching through 5th Ward,” OCT founder CJ Grisham said, “we’re going to hopefully be marching with 5th Ward.” Despite…

Children exposed to religion have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction: researchers

A study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science determined that children who are not exposed to religious stories are better able to tell that characters in “fantastical stories” are fictional — whereas children raised in a religious environment even “approach unfamiliar, fantastical stories flexibly.” In “Judgments About Fact…

‘No soup for you!’: Washington mayor officially rebuked for ‘Seinfeld’ Nazi reference

The mayor of Puyallup, Washington was officially rebuked for making a joke he claimed was based on the popular NBC sitcom Seinfeld, The News Tribune reported. Mayor John Knutsen was leading a tour of Puyallup City Hall last month when he introduced a member of staff as a “sign Nazi,”…

WA conservative worries GOP rival is ‘planning an attack’ with Oath Keeper buddies

A conservative candidate running against Spokane County Republican Matt Shea in Washington is concerned about Shea’s affinity for the militia group known as the Oath Keepers, KXLY reported. Josh Arritola said that his opponent in the state representative race was photographed in the company of Stewart Rhodes and Ryan Payne,…

Stephen Colbert rips Fox News for pretending to care about border kids

On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border. “I come to you with a heavy heart and bloated liver,” he began, “because I’ve been drinking a lot thinking about this wave of unaccompanied minors flooding into America, fleeing Guatemala, Honduras,…

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