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Monthly Archive for January, 2011
“This is not the way I wanted to start out my new year,” says Andre Hall in the understatement of the year — so far. Pittsburgh officials say contractors demolished the wrong house while Hall was away for the holidays. “Now all I got is an open lot. With nothing,” said Hall, standing in front [...] [Read More]
For years, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” – arguably Mark Twain’s greatest novel – has been disappearing from classrooms because many school districts consider it racist. Why? Mainly because Twain uses the “n”-word 219 times. Bans of the classic tale about a 13-year-old’s journey down the Mississippi with a runaway slave didn’t sit well with [...] [Read More]
Sarah Palin’s recent retweet of a comment from a conservative gay commentator is leaving some on the right (and left) scratching their heads. “But this hypocrisy is just truly too much. Enuf already–the more someone complains about the homos the more we should look under their bed,” tweeted Tammy Bruce, whose comment was then retweeted [...] [Read More]
Orange Bowl administrators, determined to make tonight’s matchup between No. 5 Stanford and No. 12 Virginia Tech less entertaining, have decided to bar Stanford’s irreverent band from performing at halftime. The move comes after the band announced its show was entitled: “Recent Events in the Pro Sports World in Miami.” Apparently bowl officials were concerned [...] [Read More]
The commanding officer of the USS Enterprise, a $4.5 billion dollar aircraft carrier, is in hot water this week as a three-year-old video has emerged of him dropping the f-bomb, filming “chicks in a shower,” repeatedly using anti-gay slurs and simulating a rectal exam, among other transgressions. Capt. Owen Honors, then the executive officer (XO) [...] [Read More]