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Which European Country BANNED Muslims From Building New Mosques?

Thank you Italy!! Italians have no problem naming the threat to their country: radical Islam. Unlike the cowards in our White House, Italians have no problem naming the threat to

Food Thread: Super Bowl Beer [Beerslinger]

On a sinking suspicion that beer and food will be the only components to making the Superbowl interesting (I hope I'm wrong and that they have the proper balls to make it a nail bitter) I have decided to grace...

Video: Cop Pulls Gun on People Having a Snowfight

Video clips posted on social media appear to show a New Rochelle, N.Y., police officer point his gun and curse at people who had been engaging in a snowball fight. Sources told Talk of the Sound, a local news site, that cops said they had received a report of a person with a gun. Show More Summary

Obama Will Address Income Inequality in Budget Proposal

“President Obama will propose a 10-year budget on Monday that stabilizes the federal deficit but does not seek balance, instead focusing on policies to address income inequality as he adds nearly $6 trillion to the debt,” the New York Times [...] The post Obama Will Address Income Inequality in Budget Proposal appeared first on Political Wire.

The Deeper Cultural Resonance Of That Seattle Seahawks Logo

[Cross-posted at Orcinus.] It has always been a point of interest and pride that my football team, the Seattle Seahawks, based the team's logo on Northwest Native art motifs, but it wasn't until last year that anyone actually tracked...Show More Summary

YES, WELL, NOBODY WANTS MEASLES: As Measle Cases Spread in U.S., So Does Anxiety. “The measles out…

YES, WELL, NOBODY WANTS MEASLES: As Measle Cases Spread in U.S., So Does Anxiety. “The measles outbreak tied to Disneyland continued to spread anxiety Friday as two new cases emerged overnight in Marin County in California — along with at least one in Nebraska — while Arizona officials warned that at least 1,000 people may […]

Fox Anti-Obamacare Segment Goes Off The Rails When Guest Says He 'Didn't Have Healthcare Before'

A Fox News interview that was presumably intended to bash President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law took a left turn on Sunday when the guest admitted that he could only afford insurance for the first time thanks to Obamacare. KUSA...Show More Summary

Mexico Believes It Can Replace Venezuelan Oil

Mexico economics secretary suggests it will compete against Venezuela, as a supplier of oil.

64th Legislative Assembly: Week 5 Highlights Monday Sneak Preview- Common Core and other things K-12, State-based Health Care exchanges

Week 5 of the 64th Legislative Assembly kicks off Monday, and the battle for the hearts and minds (literally) of our kids will be front and center as Common Core and other related topics are the highlight. Since these hearings begin right away, we wanted to kick out a sneak preview of our weekly post...

Student Faces Jail And Fine For Porn Video Recorded In School Library

Better to keep porn activities off-campus. A former Oregon State University is facing a roughly $6000 fine and up to a year in prison after police discovered she had recorded a porn video of her masturbating in the university library. Kendra Sunderland filmed the video last October, but is currently not enrolled at Oregon State. [...]

Go Ospreys!

Saw this nest-sitter just now when I was running pre-Super Bowl errands. It’s an actual “sea-hawk,” I think. Does the sighting of it augur a Seattle victory? I don’t know. I saw people with “Support Our Troops” magnets on their SUVs too, and they’d probably describe themselves as “patriots.” I’m mostly hoping for a good [Read more...]

In King v. Burwell, we already know the plaintiffs are wrong. But will SCOTUS care?

Obamacare: awesome for people who need insurance. Not so much for conservative SCOTUS. It has not been a good week for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell. For those who have missed out on the latest existential threat to the Affordable...Show More Summary

Links 2/1/15

Links for you. Science: Being Stung by the Gympie Gympie Tree Is the Worst Kind of Pain You Can Imagine R01 Distribution for 2014 by PI and IC This Is What Measles Actually Looks Like $1.2 billion Requested for Antibiotic … Continue reading ?

What Do Cheerleading and Football Have To Do With Science and Diplomacy?

Not all ambassadors or diplomats work for the Department of State. The art of diplomacy is about building bridges through negotiations and tact when interacting with others. And nothing says tact like American football.

Watch Fox News Push 3 Food Stamp Myths In Under 5 Minutes

Fox News pushed three food stamp myths in under five minutes, while hyping new statistics showing that 46.5 million Americans now receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) -- or food stamp -- benefits. Fox ignored the fact that...Show More Summary

Marshawn Lynch reminds Chuck Todd of Al Gore.

Elsewhere: Marshawn Lynch talks plenty while playing Mortal Kombat X with Conan O'Brien (language warning):

Muslims Build Shops atop Christian Cemetery

In Pakistan Muslims built a market over a Christian cemetery, including shops, homes and toilets. (Dawn) Dawn reported: A cobbler began mending shoes by the edge of a Christian graveyard in Kot Addu in Muzaffargarh. Since he was making an … Continue reading ?

Super Bowl Open Thread

Feel free to offer analysis, give commercial reviews, talk smack, share party food recipes, make drunken rants, whatever...

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