This was an unusual year since Hanukkah coincided with Thanksgiving creating Thanksgivukkah. So to celebrate, here's Adam Sandler's classic, "The Hanukkah Song (v. 1)".
This Thanksgiving, a lot of Americans will be giving thanks for Obamacare. By the end of this month, the federal government's website will be able to handle 800,000 users per day, enough to enroll everyone who needs coverage by the end of the year. Show More Summary
Have you ever heard a song lyric and been sure you know what it says only to find out later your interpretation was completely wrong? If so then you already know what a mondegreen is. Here are a few examples of misheard lyrics from popular music. Show More Summary
CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 29, 2013| 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle NEW CNN/ORC POLL: ON BLACK FRIDAY, A PESSIMISTIC VIEW OF THE ECONOMY … Americans view on the state of the economy is turning increasingly sour, according to a new […]
The debate about immigration reform has been very productive in America over these past several years. And that debate has been won -- by those who favor a common sense agenda for reform. Two out of every three Americans now favor fixing...Show More Summary
"He wanted to use his disguise as a tool to teach on compassion this Thanksgiving." (Video at the link.)Ward member Jaimi Larsen also didn't recognize the homeless man as [David] Musselman... "He was dirty. He was crippled. He was old. Show More Summary
Pluto and Milton the Cat -- Cold Turkey. This Walt Disney cartoon was released on September 21, 1951.
In 2010 Mexican authorities arrested “El Ponchis.” The 12 year-old Mexican hitman was hired by the drug cartels to cut off the the heads and genitals of his victims. Killer: El Ponchis (ABC) Video was released of the 12 year-old … Continue reading ?
The last time we checked on Hobby Lobby after a 60,000 citizen buycott in support of its case against Obamacare, it looked likely that US Supreme Court would take up the case. SCOTUS has now formally done just that. The
Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s one of those holidays where we indulge ourselves with food, often by way of a multitude of side dishes and usually accompanied by a turkey. Some folks of course opt to stray from the traditional roasted bird
President Barack Obama and outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have both tried to nudge their way into America’s Thanksgiving (or Thanksgivukkah) dinners, with talking points about Obamacare and gun control, respectively. Not only...Show More Summary
"... from being wrongly accused of rape. Because just as damning text messages and Facebook posts helped convict the high-schoolers in Steubenville of rape, technology can also be used to prove innocence."Writes Roxanne Jones at ESPN. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Before the Football Game Starts... In a break from our usual format, today we're treating you to our traditional C&J hymn---BiPM Opus 5.0. In observance of Thanksgiving, we've added some new stanzas to the classic holiday piece, We Gather Together. Show More Summary
Glad we don't live in such a place.
Lindsey Stirling -- Song of the Caged Bird.
A writer for Slate who may have been the victim of an attempted "knockout" attack two years ago dismissively writes that those who see such attacks as part of a larger trend are delusional. To blogger Matthew Yglesias, the knockout game, which is played largely by black youths against whites, Jews, or those of Asian descent, is fake. Show More Summary
By Michael J.W. Stickings With winter descending with a vengeance on the Toronto area, and on so much of eastern Canada and the northeastern U.S., one thing is clear to me: I hate winter. Maybe that makes me something less of a Canadian than I ought to be, but, honestly, I'd prefer to live in a more temperate climate. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the hashtag #Sharkeisha suddenly began trending across Twitter. For those not in the know, the hashtag was somewhat puzzling. But the coverage from Twitter centered on video of a young black girl, apparently named Sharkeisha,...Show More Summary
Honestly, what is wrong with conservatives that they just can not handle a black president, its not even subtle anymore. Dinesh D’Souza, ironically the author of The End of Racism, tweeted that Barack Obama was a “Grown-up Trayvon.” And yes I’m calling Dinesh D’Souza a racist so feel no need to claim I’m playing cute [...]
The United States Supreme Court this week decided to take two cases involving corporate rejection on First Amendment religious grounds of a government mandate. The mandate under President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) to extends insurance protection to employees for contraception without copayment. Show More Summary