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GoDaddy CEO videotapes himself killing an elephant

by Nicholas Carlson This year, GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons went on an African vacation and shot an elephant. He recorded the whole thing on video. There’s one scene where a swarm of “hungry” villagers rip flesh off the dead elephant. All the villagers are wearing bright orange GoDaddy-branded hats, too.…

Schakowsky tears into Cantor for saying Social Security ‘cannot exist’ in a future America

WASHINGTON – Democrats continued to take shots at Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) days after he made remarks questioning the future of Social Security, as the GOP majority leader insisted his words were over-interpreted. On a conference call Thursday, Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-IL) told reporters that Cantor’s remarks were “stunning” and…

Indiana lawmaker: Women will lie about rape to get abortion exemption

Indiana Republicans vote down rape exception, calling it a ‘giant loophole’ Republican Indiana state Rep. Eric Turner insisted this week that women will pretend to be raped just to get around proposed abortion laws. Turner legislation, HB 1210, would impose some of the strictest restrictions on abortion in the country.…

All of humanity could shift to solar, wind energy in less than 25 years, policy study group claims

Humankind has the technology, resources and capabilities to adapt to and help avert serious climate change and the crunch of a dwindling energy economy, if only the political will can be mustered — and it’s not just idealistic progressives who are saying so anymore. In a recent report, the British…

AT&T’s secret f*cking loophole: If you want out of an Internet contract, just curse

Update (below): AT&T responds, and doesn’t deny it With telecom giant AT&T rolling out limitations and additional fees on how much information its Internet users can access, it seems the company is bracing for an influx of anger. In a little-noticed contract tweak recently, AT&T customer service representatives have been…

Rep. Ben Quayle: Politico is worst media outlet in history

Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) attacked Politico during the Congressional Correspondents Dinner Wednesday night. “It’s a little weird for me to be speaking at an event that’s sponsored by the media,” the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle told the audience. “Although I come from a newspaper family, we seem…

‘Good progress’ in US budget talks, Biden says

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden has expressed confidence in budget talks aimed at averting a government shutdown, saying lawmakers had agreed to $73 billion in cuts over the next six months. “I think we’re making good progress,” Biden told reporters after meeting with Senate Democratic leaders on…

Americans favor allowing women in combat: poll

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans strongly support allowing women in uniform to serve in combat, despite US military rules that ban women from combat units, a new poll showed on Thursday. The Quinnipac University Polling Institute’s survey said 67 percent of voters favored permitting women “to serve in ground units that…

Ohio state House passes bill curbing union rights

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would strip state employees of most collective bargaining rights and ban them from striking, a measure that would make Ohio the largest U.S. state so far to curb the power of unions. The bill, which passed…

Texas illegally obtaining lethal drugs: lawyers

WASHINGTON — The lawyers of two Texas death row inmates asked Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday to open an investigation on the state’s alleged illegal purchases of lethal injection drugs. In a letter made public by the lawyers, they said they had uncovered official documents through a Freedom of Information…

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