In his new and oddly-titled book “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy,” conservative icon Mike Huckabee is quick to pick on the president. And not just about Obama’s Oval Office actions, but on how poor of a father the former Arkansas governor believes the president to be.
A dancing penis and vagina might not sound like suitable content for children’s entertainment, but tell that to Bacillakuten, a Swedish television program geared towards kids of ages 3 to 6.
That’s right, this children's show airing on Sundays included a minute-long video showing an animated “snippan and snoppen” (children’s terms for such anatomy in Swedish).
Even if you didn’t watch the last Super Bowl and its noted commercial breaks, you already know the common theme in every ad for Doritos, a couple of which aired during the Feb. 1 football game. They’re deviously entertaining. Oddly funny. And they remind you to lick all that cheesy powdery goop off your fingers before you grab the remote control for the next channel change, too.
But an organization devoted to improving the global economy wants to remind you of something else, and that also has relevance to Doritos: Rainforest destruction. And because that same snack food is directly responsible for damage to wildlife and the environment as a result.
The Economist Intelligence Unit produced a ranking of 50 cities across the globe in its recently-released “Safe Cities Index 2015” study. Sadly, only five in the U.S. made the list – and they’re probably not ones we Americans would automatically consider to be safe, either.
America: Land of the free, home of the … truck driver? Well, that’s the most common trade in 29 of the 50 states at the moment, and truck driving has been gaining ground over the last 36 years, too. That’s just one trend noted by NPR in a Feb. 5 blog posting on its website, which covers four-year changes in dominant occupations in every state since 1978.
Call it “Mutiny on the SarahPAC,” maybe. A news source so rightwing that it’s name is “Rightwing News” just criticized Palin’s and other Republican PACs for ripping off their donors, after all.
According to John Hawkins’ recent “50 Million Down The Tubes” posting, many conservative political action committees are raking in big bucks, but aren’t spending that money the way donors think. Many donate under pretense that their contributions will be forwarded by these PACs to political campaigns; instead, the money gets funneled into the pockets of a select few.
Ted Cruz hasn’t changed much since his college days. He’s only changed stages. In grad school at Harvard, he took a stab at acting; while performing “The Crucible,” Cruz was so tanked up and hungover (from Everclear, no less) that no one could understand what he was saying. He had to exit stage left in the middle of the show, leaving a crowd mystified.
And now look at him today: in D.C., Cruz hams it up at the podium on the Senate floor, still makes bizarre and nonsensical claims that no one understands, and the general public is left mystified with how he ever got elected to begin with.
In 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected to the Oval Office with the votes of 65.9 million Americans, trimming Republican opponent Mitt Romney by just under 5 million, and winning the electoral vote contest 332 to 206.
But only 58.2 percent of all registered voters took part in that election, though, and only 37 percent of all Americans who are eligible to vote. With such counts in no-shows and unregistered, that means Obama returned to the White House with support from less than 19 percent of all who could have – and should have – voted.
In number, the ratio of Wall Street bank employees to full-time minimum wage workers is 1:6. What that smaller group made last year in bonuses alone, though, was more than twice the total earnings of the many more Americans who remain stuck in the income basement.
Would Knowing The History Of A Gun Make You Think Twice Before Buying It? The People In This Video Sure Did
People purchase handguns most often for safety and self-defense. A weapon will help them protect their homes and families, they assume, from others who might have guns. The risks guns could impose upon these purchasers, though, just might outweigh the benefits.
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