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  • Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    07/04/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Tea Party/Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2016 | Daily Caller Staff
    Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” (Daily Caller) – Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” “We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others...
  • Sen. Mikulski: Women ‘Pay More For Everything’

    04/11/2016 4:53:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 11, 2016 | 2:18 PM EDT | Craig Millward
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says women “pay more for everything.” “For we women, it costs more to be a woman. We pay more for everything,” Mikulski said during a rally for the Paycheck Fairness Act. “We continue to have to fight the battle of more expensive, medical care, child care, even dry cleaning. They charge us more to do our blouses than guy’s shirts. We women are tired of being taken to the cleaners. Pass Paycheck Fairness,” Mikulski said. …
  • Feds to Stop Calling Midget Raisins ‘Midget’ (after complaints from activist group)

    08/20/2015 1:51:38 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a regulation on Thursday to stop referring to midget raisins as “midget” after an activist group called the term offensive. The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) issued the proposed rule, announcing the U.S. “Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins” would eliminate all five times the word midget is used. Midget has long been used to describe the differences in sizes of California raisins.
  • Marco Rubio Skips Scheduled Q&A At Freedom Fest [in Las Vegas today]

    07/11/2015 4:20:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    Breitbart via Fox Nation ^ | July 11 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    LAS VEGAS, Nevada —Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, offered no policy specifics whatsoever in a speech to Freedom Fest
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.
  • Spike Lee, Seeking A Kickstarter Handout, Owns $30 Million Manhattan Mansion...

    08/13/2013 9:56:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    As of moments ago, Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign to raise $1.25 million for his next feature film has raised about $215,000 via more than 1220 donations. The director explains that he needs a public handout.... ... While Lee’s gambit is not a celebrity first (see Braff, Zach and Mars, Veronica), he may be the wealthiest online busker to date, an artist who does not need to seek, Knicks hat-in-hand, other people’s money to produce a new “joint.” Perhaps Lee, 56, might have considered a relatively small loan or mortgage secured by his Manhattan home, a sprawling Spanish Revival mansion that...
  • Pickle Company to Distraught Mom: Yes, We’ll Change Our Name (Midget is Derogatory)

    03/03/2013 12:04:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Take Part ^ | Andri Antoniades
    Cains Pickles removes a derogatory term from its labels after a mother’s protests. An average day at the grocery store for Rhode Island mom, Michelle Martinka, turned into a moment of activism when she noticed that Cains Pickles, a popular New England brand, produced a line called “Kosher Dill Midgets.” Martinka is the mother of ten-month-old Adelaide, a little girl with a form of dwarfism known as Achondroplasia—and “midget” is a derogatory way of referencing those born with the condition. In response, Martinka waged a peaceful protest, which included the above YouTube video, urging the company to change the name...
  • Police Hunt for Men Dressed as Oompa-Loompas After Attack on 28-Year-Old as He Left Kebab House

    12/31/2012 5:01:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 31 December 2012 | Amanda Williams
    Police hunt for men dressed as Oompa-Loompas after attack on 28-year-old as he left kebab house • Man was left with cuts to his face, nose and lip, as well as two black eyes • Police are now hunting the two men dressed as the fictional factory workers Two men dressed as Oompa-Loompas from the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are being hunted by police after they allegedly attacked a man on a night out. The pair - who had painted orange faces and dyed green hair and were wearing hooped tops like the characters in the 1971...
  • Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word”

    12/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared companies and workers to a “cage fight” between a “giant” and a “midget” on Wednesday night. By Thursday, he publicly expressed regret to “abnormally small people” for using the “m-word”. Johnson was discussing the right-to-work enacted in Michigan on Wednesday when he said, “What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.” …
  • Hank Johnson forswears the word ‘midget’

    12/13/2012 2:12:49 PM PST · by Gil4 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/2012 | Emily Heil
    Turns out, the language one uses in speeches on the House floor is no small matter. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.
  • Gunter Grass Lashes Out Again Israel, Yet Again

    04/12/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Rachel Hershfeld
    Gunter Grass has criticized Israel's decision to ban him from entering the country, comparing it to actions taken by the former communist East Germany and Myanmar. "I have been prohibited entry to acountry three times," Gunter wrote, referring to similar cases that have occurred with the ex-German Democratic Republic (GDR) and a 1986 attempt to travel to Myanmar, a pre-released copy of Thursday's Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported. In his statement entitled "Then as today- my response to latest decisions," which was published in the same newspaper that debuted his controversial poem, Gunter writes, "In both cases the usual practice in dictatorships...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Wisconsin: 10 Facts That Deny Former U.S. Secretary of Labor's Coup

    03/15/2011 10:32:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2011 | Brett McMahon
    Has there ever been a statement more clearly demonstrating the liberal and union sense of entitlement than “Governor Walker’s Coup D’Etat,” the headline of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's latest whine at Talking Points Memo? By describing the vote in Wisconsin as a coup, Reich expresses more perfectly and more completely his side's elitist mentality than any words yet written or spoken. The tone of his rant is a combination of outrage and condescension — like he can’t believe anyone could have the nerve to challenge big labor and get away with it. And it appears Reich really can’t...
  • Deputies: SC Motel Guest Trashed Room To Find 'Midget'

    11/24/2010 2:44:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    wxii12 ^ | : 10:36 am EST November 24, 2010
    In what was apparently a phone prank that has taken place in other parts of the country, a motel guest said someone called his room and told him to smash the things inside in order to free a "midget" trapped next door. Spartanburg County, S.C., sheriff's deputies told WXII sister station WYFF that they were called to a Motel 6 on Sunday night after a guest nearly punched through to the next room with a wrench. A motel worker called deputies after she discovered the man had damaged the television, mirrors, and the wall between rooms, according to a police...
  • Cop quits after strip club visit with ‘Bridget the Midget’

    07/20/2010 7:47:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/10 | Dave Wedge
    A Stoughton cop has resigned after hitting a strip joint on duty to try and meet "the world’s smallest porn star," putting an unapproved laser scope on his gun and lying to investigators, the town’s police chief told the Herald today. Officer Richard P. Bennett, 28, has stepped down after five officers reported he left his patrol to go to Alex’s gentleman’s club to meet "Bridget the Midget," a 3-foot, 9-inch tall porn star, Stoughton Police Chief Paul Shastany said. Bennett, who was honored by the department in June for his work in helping catch an accused killer, also installed...
  • Howard Dean Shock : ObamaCare Is a Trillion Dollar Bailout, No Reform and Isn't Very Strong

    11/25/2009 4:15:07 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 985+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | November 24, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
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  • Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man ever (18years old, 22" tall!)

    10/15/2009 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 6 replies · 3,977+ views
    UK Times ^ | 15 OCT 09 | Rhys Blakely in Mumbai
    Nepali teen bids for crown of world's smallest man Khagendra Thapa Magar: the Nepali is 18 but weighs just 10lbs When Khagendra Thapa Magar, who weighs just 10lbs, turned 18 yesterday he submitted an application to the Guinness Book of World Records, hoping to realise his ambition of being recognised as the planet’s shortest man, a title currently held by He Pingping of China, who is 28.7 inches tall. If Mr Magar’s claim is verified, he could turn out to be the joint shortest man of all time, according to Guinness, equalling the late Gul Mohammed of Delhi, who also...
  • 'Midget Cup' slammed by critics

    10/13/2009 10:52:10 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 28 replies · 3,555+ views
    9News ^ | 10/13/2009 | ninemsn staff
    A piggy-back race with dwarfs dressed as jockeys has been slammed by critics as offensive and derogatory. Thousands watched the race at a Cranbourne racetrack in Victoria, dubbed the "midgets' cup", as part of Sunday's Cranbourne Cup meeting, Adelaide Now reports. What do you think of the race — was it harmless fun or just plain ridicule? Share your thoughts below. Three men raced down a 50m stretch with a short statured person on each of their backs. The race ended with one "jockey" falling and crashing headfirst into the dirt but he was uninjured. Victorian racing minister Rob Hulls...
  • Jon Stewart Rips into Birthers

    07/23/2009 10:32:48 AM PDT · by steve-b · 59 replies · 2,383+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/23/09 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    In the past week, there has been growing attention online and on cable television to the so-called "birther" movement of people who believe, against all the evidence, that President Obama was not born in the United States. Last night, comedian Jon Stewart brought his viewers up to date on the high points of that undernews narrative, to use the Mickey Kaus phrase (earlier used by William Safire) for that odd amalgam of rumor, myth, speculation and actual facts that circulates as word of mouth and online....
  • Little people call for FCC to ban ‘midget’

    07/05/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies · 1,995+ views
    AP ^ | July 5, 2009
    NEW YORK - Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV. The group Little People of America said Sunday the word is just as offensive as racial slurs.