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McDonald’s advises workers protesting low wages how to tip ‘golf pro’ and ‘dock attendant’

While many McDonald’s employees are protesting their low-wages and demanding $15-an-hour pay, the fast-food company is advising them how to spend their disposable income this holiday season. According to NBC News, McDonald’s reprinted Emily Post’s End of Summer Tipping Guide” on its employee outreach website. The guide offered suggestions as…

Father and daughter sentenced in ‘vigilante’ attack on man who admitted to raping her

A Riverside, California father, his 16-year-old daughter and her male friend have been charged with the beating of a man the daughter had accused of raping her. All three pleaded guilty on Tuesday. The father, David Ray Mills, and his daughter received a sentence of time-served and four years probation.…

Satanists test Oklahoma’s religious freedoms by offering monument

The Satanic Temple, a New York City-based religious organization, has offered to donate a monument on behalf of Oklahoma Satanists for display upon the capital grounds. In an email-interview with Hemant Mehta, the Temple’s spokesman, Lucien Greaves, explained why the organization wanted to erect a monument to Satan on the…

Rick Santorum compares himself to Nelson Mandela fighting against the ‘apartheid’ of Obamacare

On last night’s O’Reilly Factor, Rick Santorum compared Obamacare to apartheid, then called Obamacare “cool” because it will help Republicans win in 2014. “Nelson Mandela just died,” O’Reilly said. “I don’t know if you’re aware. Ninety-five years old. Nelson Mandela — I spent some time in South Africa, he was…

Stephen Colbert on pot and gay marriage: ‘You put anything in your mouth’ with munchies

Last night, Stephen Colbert discussed the effect the legalization of pot will have on the citizens of Colorado. He began by explaining the general trend in favor of legalization. “Suddenly, a majority of Americans favor decriminalizing ‘Satan’s oregano’ with 58 percent for it and only 39 percent opposed,” he said.…

Suit seeks legal personhood for chimp who animal rights activists claim is a ‘slave’

The Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP) filed a writ of habeas corpus in a New York court today on behalf of Tommy, a chimpanzee it claims is being held captive in deplorable conditions. According to the NRP, Tommy is being held, alone, in a small cage in the back of an…

Noam Chomsky: My entire career is ‘just a series of accidents’

In a segment on Democracy Now this morning, Amy Goodman introduces a conversation between Michael Gondry and Noam Chomsky that occurred after the premier of the former’s film, “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?” The film, directed by Gondry, is a primer on Chomsky’s theories about everything from politics…

L.A. Times exposes Cardinal Mahony’s decades-long pattern of shielding child-abusing priests

The Los Angeles Times has published an exhaustive account — based on over 23,000 pages of internal documents from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles — of the former Archbishop of Los Angeles’s complicity in the Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal. The article documents Roger Mahony’s involvement at all levels of…

Scott Walker’s war on Christmas: Screw your kids, give me campaign cash instead

Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s official “campaign team” sent an email to the potential donors in which his deputy, Taylor Palmisano, asked supporters to forgo purchasing presents for their children in lieu of donating to his reelection effort. “Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday,” it began,…

Archie Comics CEO claims she can’t be guilty of gender discrimination against employees because ‘white males’ aren’t a protected class

The female chief executive officer of Archie Comics is being sued for gender discrimination by her male employees. Nancy Silberkleit’s lawyers claim the suit is baseless because the employees, all white men, don’t belong to a protected class. The five employees — including Archie president Mike Pellerito and editor-in-chief Victor…

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