“To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.”—
“Smart comedy” doesn’t mean that it will make you smarter, but rather that it actually took some intelligence to create. What makes the NBC comedy so great is that week after week it features lines, jokes and situations that not only make the audience howl with laughter, but make your jaw drop in awe at the creativity and wit of the writers (not to mention every episode is densely layered, which makes each one infinitely rewatchable). The only explanation for the lack of viewership is that people aren’t watching television to be entertained anymore; they’re simply watching it as a diversion.”—What The Community Hiatus Says About The Current World Of Television (via robot-heart)
Wow, what a surprise. A cop doing something racist.
NYPD officer, Michael Daragjati, 32, “pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to misusing his authority as a police officer to intentionally violate a [Black] man’s civil rights,” reports the New York Post.
On January 24, Daragjati admitted that he fabricated charges when he arrested the man in April of 2011. While working in plains-clothes in Staten Island, he engaged in a heated exchange with him, which culminated in Daragjati charging the innocent man with resisting arrest.
As previously reported on Newsone.com, following the incident, FBI agents intercepted a telephone call between Daragjati and a friend during which the 8-year veteran repeatedly called his target the “n-word” when referring to the illegal encounter.
As long as the government is controlled by finance capitalists, it will invariably come to be used as a tool to repress and oppress working people …
Freddie Mac, a taxpayer-owned mortgage company, is supposed to make homeownership easier. One thing that makes owning a home more affordable is getting a cheaper mortgage.
But Freddie Mac has invested billions of dollars betting that U.S. homeowners won’t be able to refinance their mortgages at today’s lower rates, according to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom.
These investments, while legal, raise concerns about a conflict of interest within Freddie Mac.
The Detroit News reports that 17-year-old J.T. Gaskins has been growing out his hair since last summer in order to donate it to the Locks of Love charity. Gaskins said he was inspired to make the donation after learning that the sister of a family friend was diagnosed with cancer.
Gaskins was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just a year old and has been in remission since he was seven. “I fought cancer my entire life. I’m going to keep fighting this,” Gaskins told the Detroit News. “I’m not going to not give back just because my school says no.”
“Yeah! How you like me now, F.E.C.? I’m rolling seven digits deep! I got 99 problems but a non-connected independent-expenditure only committee ain’t one!”—Stephen Colbert, in a Federal Elections Commission filing for his super PAC. (via officialssay)
I wish I had that as a kid. I wish I was able to look up to a Latina princess or a Latina superhero. I wish I was able to play with brown skinned, dark haired dolls instead of the blue eyed, blonde ones. I know to some people it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but trust me,…
“These (GOP) debates… they have jumped the shark. Because last night — I swear to God — the Republicans talked about three things: deporting Mexican grandmothers; building a colony on the Moon that could become the 51st state; and how Obama is out of touch.”—BILL MAHER, Real Time (via inothernews)
Throughout these proceedings, Jessica has been harassed and bullied by both students and community. She also receives threats from the internet. Her Twitter account was overwhelmed with negative comments; her Facebook was also filled with hatred. Someone even made a public Facebook page harassing her. Local florists even refused to deliver to her household.