Republican Colorado Sen. Vicki Marble didn’t contribute much to the state’s Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force meeting when she linked poverty and poor health among blacks to their love of fried chicken and barbecue. WORLD -2
Farmers who use herbicides on their crops are nearly two and a half times as likely to seek out treatment for depression as their chemical-free cohorts.
WORLD -1Republican Ohio Rep. Christina Hagan suggested in a speech that Ohio’s 70,000 unfilled jobs probably are because people are getting abortions. CINCINNATI -1
Linda Harvey of conservative Christian radio station Mission America publicly stated that she believes gays are “empty” inside and seek to “absorb the personality and identity of others.” WORLD -
Former City Council candidate Jim Berns sent local media members an email declaring his campaign “dead,” symbolizing the loss with a large photo of himself with ketchup smeared all over his face while he played dead on the ground under a bus wheel. CINCINNATI -1
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