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Cincinnati vs. the World 07.24.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A super-conservative Christian consultant group tried to ease equally super-conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann’s migraine pain by gifting her with a head massager but accidentally bought her a “female pleasure machine” instead. WORLD +2    

Cincinnati vs. The World 5.16.12

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 15, 2012
An entrepreneur profited off of Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest, Skittles and a can resembling iced tea — all items Martin had in his possession when he was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. in February. World -2  
by Mike Breen 02.08.2012
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The Politics of Inappropriate Campaign Songs

Why do conservatives keeping using campaign music by liberal artists?

There have been an increasing number of examples — especially in the past decade — of conservative politicians using songs in their campaigns by artists who do not want their music used in that way. Recently, a member of Survivor who owns the copyright for the Rocky III anthem, "Eye of the Tiger," asked Newt Gingrich to stop using the song at rallies (the problem being that not only is the song being used in public, but it also ends up soundtracking YouTube clips from the same rally and lives on eternally on the web). Likewise, British Funk/Rock band The Heavy freaked when Newt's people blared their "How You Like Me Now?" hit to rile up supporters. It almost seems like these occurrences happen on a weekly basis now. Usually, when asked to cease use, the politicians' campaigns comply immediately. But, with it happening so frequently, wouldn't a campaign manager be a little more aware of the music they're deciding to co-opt? And if a campaign refuses, are there really any legal ramifications?

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August 10-16: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Lexington Herald Leader today reported that the state of Kentucky will give a 75-percent property tax break to a sweet biblical theme park that will have a full-sized replica of Noah's Ark. The state has already given $43 million in incentives to the Answers in Genesis folks who brought you The Creation Museum, which you and your friends always planned on getting stoned and visiting but never did.  

Social Security, Medicare Faced Same Arguments

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Don't listen to what the squeaky wheels on the far right are yelling this week: Most Americans will support the health care reform bill passed by the House once they see what's included in it. In fact, the first major poll taken after the March 21 vote suggests a much different picture than what's being touted by the Tea Party and GOP "leaders."  

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