Politically incorrect California mayor spoke his mind a bit too freely about bullying

May 19, 2014 By Abraham 1

Cameron Hamilton, the mayor of Porterville, California, is in hot water with a fair portion of his constituents after saying in a recent council meeting that he’s tired of what a trendy issue bullying is and that most of it would be solved if the victims would just “grow a pair and stick up for them damn selves”…

(via ABC30)

While everyone can agree that bullying is bad, the question of what to do about it remains at issue. What was on the table at this meeting was whether or not Porterville should offer student-run “safe zones” where kids who feel bullied can find help.

Obviously, it’s fair to discuss the pros and cons of this specific strategy to mitigate bullying. However, if Hamilton, as the sole voice against it wants to be heard, he may want to work on his tact and nuance…just a bit.

Every crazy thing Idaho biker Harley Brown said during the bizarre GOP gubernatorial debate

May 16, 2014 By Joey 2

In addition to two typical candidates, the recent Idaho GOP primary debate featured a pair of fringe candidates, Harley Brown and Walt Bayes, whose head-scratching comments instantly generated nationwide attention.

Bayes was plenty bizarre himself, but it was the statements from Brown, dressed in a leather motorcycle jacket and hat, that were especially notable for their ridiculousness bordering on insanity.

Here are his comments in full from the 57-minute debate. They are all comedy gold…

To summarize, here are a few of Harley Brown’s positions…

On how he’ll govern…

As it says in my motorcycle club, “Hey diddle fiddle right up the middle,” that’s my style.

On why he’s running for governor…

I need practice! Practice! I don’t wanna say stuff [when I'm president] like, “Sorry if our bombing caused you any inconvenience.” So I wanna work in the Little Leagues as a governor. And you have your choice, folks — a cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker, or a normal guy. Take your pick.

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Sometimes C-SPAN isn’t boring, like when a congressman gets caught eating his earwax…

May 14, 2014 By Joey 1

U.S. House Judiciary Committee meetings aren’t exactly exciting, but there are still better places Florida Representative Joe Garcia could have chosen to pick, inspect, and then nibble on his earwax…

(via Fail Blog)

Obama defends heckler’s right to free speech — “You kinda screwed up my ending…but that’s OK”

May 9, 2014 By Abraham 0

At a fundraising dinner for tech leaders last night, President Obama made a speech about the importance of keeping the Democrats in control of the House and Senate. As he was making his closing remarks, a heckler piped up…

Obama’s response was, of course, lighthearted, even congenial. It remains uncertain, however, whether his security’s response to the interruption was quite so measured.

You should know what “net neutrality” is. If you don’t, here’s a quick, fun way to catch up…

May 5, 2014 By Joey 2

We’ve all heard the term “net neutrality,” with most of the internet telling us to oppose it. But a lot of us are still confused about what the term even means.

CGP Grey’s quick video is all you need to feel like a know-it-all about this hot-button issue…

Now that you know what net neutrality is, you can let the FCC know what you think or petition the White House to provide an official response on the issue.

Little girls dress up as some of the greatest women of the last century [10 pictures]

Apr 10, 2014 By Joey 4

Initially a celebration of African American women for Black History Month, Eunique Jones Gibson’s project “Because of Them, We Can” grew to include a diverse array of women who have made a significant mark on history.

For this series, Gibson has little girls dress like their role models to create cute, inspiring images that put young faces on the older, wiser trailblazers who have gone before them…

Historic Girls 01

Historic Girls 02
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“When I urinate in public, I never get caught on camera,” and other anti-Rob Ford lawn signs [3 pictures]

Apr 1, 2014 By Joey 0

A series of three ads appeared in Toronto this week to communicate that “Anyone’s better than Rob Ford.” People following the bizarre behavior of Toronto’s beleaguered mayor will have a difficult time arguing with the ads from No Ford Nation, whose lawn signs promote completely fabricated candidates who aren’t actually running for office. Their credentials are very convincing though…

Anti Rob Ford Ad 1
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