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Step Aside. Professional Musician Mike Doughty Will Handle This.

Slate – Beyoncé Wasn’t Lip-Syncing – A professional musician goes deep on the inaugural non-scandal. I’m hoping for a flurry of retractions. A Marine spokesperson said yesterday that she couldn’t confirm or deny that Beyoncé wasn’t lip-syncing, and pretty much … Continue reading

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Jury Finds John Edwards Not Guilty, But God’s Not Through With Him*

Justice Dept. won’t retry John Edwards after jury deadlocks. * Admittedly, Edwards said that in an optimistic way. “I don’t think God is through with me,” Edwards said. “I really believe he thinks there’s still some good things I can … Continue reading

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Amazon Reviews You Can Use: Elizabeth Warren’s “Pow Wow Chow”

So, yeah, little controversy over Elizabeth Warren’s claims to be Native American. And now it turns out she plagiarized her contributions to a book of Native American recipes: The recipes from “Elizabeth Warren Cherokee” include a crab dish with … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren’s Secret Indian Name

Elizabeth Warren apparently claimed to be part Cherokee and was listed as a minority faculty member at Harvard and elsewhere until people started demanding proof of her claims, which are now busted. PapayaSF’s roundup of Elizabeth Warren Indian names: 10. … Continue reading

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How College Majors Get Picked, Sometimes

All of the recent talk about college degrees and “useless” majors reminded me of something from my freshman year of college. I had a German language TA who told our class how people sometimes wound up with unlikely degrees. It’s … Continue reading

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Zimmerman’s weight and 911 call history

Tom Maguire at JustOneMinute has been on top of the Martin/Zimmerman story. Zimmerman’s weight: Either the NY Times needs to tear out the front page or they have just delivered an epic fail. In either case, they have delivered a … Continue reading

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“To Animals, All People Are Nazis”

Slave the Whales! – Hit & Run : Reason Magazine. Does the 13th Amendment apply to critters? Can whales be plaintiffs? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals thinks so, and has filed suitin a San Diego court to emancipate … Continue reading

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She Wants to be the Girl with the Most Restraining Orders

Frances Bean Cobain: Courtney Love is an Anorexic, Chain-Smoking, Pill-Popping Pet Killer! – The Hollywood Gossip. Courtney Love is described as mentally unstable in newly released deposition papers filed by her daughter Frances Bean Cobain, who sought a restraining order … Continue reading

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Backdoors in Chinese-made Defense Chips

Business Insider – The Navy Bought Fake Chinese Microchips That Could Have Disarmed U.S. Missiles: Last year, the U.S. Navy bought 59,000 microchips for use in everything from missiles to transponders and all of them turned out to be counterfeits … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter with Egypt?

What’s Behind Egypt’s Problems? At least part of Egypt’s problem is the fact that in the past the government has threatened to reduce food subsidies. Now it is planning to hold food subsidies level and raise energy subsidies, but it … Continue reading

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Erin Brockovich, You Ignorant Slut

“Erin Brockovich” Town Shows No Cancer Cluster: Hinkley, California, the town made famous in the Oscar-winning Julia Roberts movie Erin Brockovich, does not show any evidence of an increased rate of cancers. Pacific Gas and Electric, which released a toxic … Continue reading

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Anti-knife rapper stabbed

And the guy’s name is DJ Ironik.

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Bono’s Charity Bamboozle

Munchkin Wrangler – fueling your private jet with pure hypocrisy: Bono’s charity, ONE, is the poster child for feel-good limousine liberal activism. In 2008, they took in $14 million in donations, and disbursed a mere $184,000 (or 1%) to charities. … Continue reading

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Wikileaks’ Julian Assange – Tattle-Tale Terrorist

Rights Groups Join Criticism of WikiLeaks: A group of human-rights organizations is pressing WikiLeaks to do a better job of redacting names from thousands of war documents it is publishing, joining the list of critics that claim the Web site’s … Continue reading

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CSI:Cincinatti – The Case of Pete Rose’s Corked Bat

“You’re looking at an X-ray of a Mizuno PR4192 bat, commissioned by Pete Rose specifically for his 1985 chase of baseball’s all-time hits record. Inside, clear as day, is a piece of foreign material, about 6 inches long, and the … Continue reading

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