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Bolling apologizes for "boobs on the ground" insult, but Gutfeld doesn’t.

...During a segment about Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri, a female pilot from the United Arab Emirates who led a mission this week against ISIS in Syria, Eric Bolling referred to her mission as 'boobs on the ground.'
'Problem is, after she bombed it she couldn't park it,' said Greg Gutfeld.
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Now, after outrage from viewers, and even his own wife, following these insensitive remarks, he has apologized.

'I made a joke and when I got home, I got the look, and realized some people didn't think it was funny at all,' Bolling said on the air today...I said sorry to my wife and I apologize to all of you as well and want to make that very clear.'
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Gutfeld still has yet to apologize for his statement.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2771530/Would-considered-boobs-ground-Fox-News-host-Eric-Bolling-apologizes-sexist-joke-female-fighter-pilot-bombed-ISIS.html

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When Ed Schultz made a sexist comment, he made a teary apology and was taken off the air for a week by MSNBC. Fox seems happy with a limp apology--or none at all in the case of Gutfeld.

State Farm dumps Rob Schneider for anti-vaccination views

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State Farm Insurance has dropped an ad campaign featuring the "Deuce Bigalow" star in a reprisal of his "Richmeister" character -- a.k.a. the "making copies" guy -- from "Saturday Night Live." The decision stems not from an objection to rehashed humor from the mid-'90s, but to Schneider's outspoken stance against childhood vaccines. 
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Schneider has not taken the news lightly, posting a quote on Twitter attributed to George Washington implying that he'd been denied his 1st Amendment rights and thanking his supporters "who believe as I do that parents should decide what's in the best interests of their child, not Gov't mandates." 

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-rob-schneider-state-farm-antivaccine-views-20140925-story.html

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I'm glad these anti-vaccination idiots are becoming pariahs.

Wyoming officer charged over death of police dog in hot car

Source: msn.com/Reuters

Mills Police Department Officer Zachary Miller entered his plea on Friday, a month after drug-sniffing police dog "Nyx" died, the Casper Star Tribune reported.

Citing court filings, the paper reported that Miller left Nyx in his patrol car, parked outside the police station, with the windows rolled up.

Police dogs are prohibited from the Mills police station, the paper said.

If convicted of the misdemeanor charges, Miller faces up to six months in jail and a fine of $750, the paper reported.


Read more: http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/wyoming-officer-charged-over-death-of-police-dog-in-hot-car



Finally, a police officer is charged for a death, albeit not for the death of a human being.

Rush of humpback whales appear in Monterey Bay

Raw video: Humpback whales feast on record number…:


More than a dozen humpback whales have camped out near the shore in Monterey Bay, San Francisco, drawing large crowds to the area.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/rush-of-humpback-whales-appear-in-monterey-bay/

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I haven't seen whales down in Southern California, but the anchovies are definitely here. I've been seeing tons of pelicans dive - bombing the surf for anchovies.







Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice for domestic violence

Source: cbsnews.com

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."

"We just can't make up the discipline," Goodell said. "It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter."

Goodell stressed that the Baltimore Ravens' running back has assumed responsibility for his conduct, has no history of assault and is following a court order to enter a diversionary program following his domestic violence arrest.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/roger-goodell-defends-nfls-2-game-suspension-of-ray-rice-for-domestic-violence/



No Goodell, a mistake is thinking you'll like the new Vin Diesel movie. Punching a women into unconsciousness and dragging her body through a casino is a CRIME.

Contrary to this CBS article, Rice did not just "punch" her. Here’s one of the few articles that actually describes what Rice did:

http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/2145308-the-baltimore-ravens-defense-of-ray-rice-is-indefensible?utm_source=m.cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=m.cnn-sports-bin

Weird Al's new video (his best ever!):

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes:

It bags on grammar errors--"Word Crimes"--to the tune of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

Neil deGrasse Tyson answers Summers

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed

To set the scene, the (poorly posed) question is referring to comments made by former Treasury Secretary and Harvard University President Lawrence Summers, who suggested that genetic differences could explain why there are fewer girls in science. Yup, he really was Treasury secretary and president of Harvard.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's answer is, um, out of this world. There, I said it. Let me have this one.


http://www.upworthy.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-reveals-that-hes-been-black-his-whole-life-hilarity-and-wisdom-follow?c=reccon1

Scroll to the last 4 minutes of the video at the link for Neil's answer to the audience question. He recounts the struggles he faced as an African American wanting to be an astrophysicist and states that we first must create a system of equal opportunity before we can even ask the question of whether genetics play a part. The rest of the hour-long video has a pretty brilliant, humorous discussion of the issues involved in getting people engaged in science.









Measles outbreaks in NYC, Orange County spotlight risks even for vaccinated

Two measles outbreaks are occurring in major metropolitan areas at opposite ends of the country, putting the spotlight back on a once virtually-eliminated disease.
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In the California outbreak, none of the children had been vaccinated, but 10 of the adults said they received an MMR (measles mumps and rubella) vaccine, while six had an unknown vaccination status.
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The CDC says more than 95 percent of people who receive a single dose of the MMR vaccine are immune against measles, and a second dose gives immunity to almost all of those who don't respond to the first dose.
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"The issue there from our side as I see it is not an issue of the vaccine, but the number of people exposed in a health care situation," he said. "When you have that many exposed, even if the vaccine is 99 percent effective, you're going to have breakthrough cases. "

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/measles-outbreaks-new-york-orange-county-spotlight-risks-even-for-vaccinated/
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So the folks not getting their kids vaccinated are even endangering us folks and our kids who do get vaccinated, since the vaccine is only 95-99% effective.

NYTimes poll: 82% of Democrats want Hillary to run.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/us/politics/most-democrats-want-clinton-to-run-in-2016.html?from=homepage

Among Democrats, 82 percent say they want Hillary to run compared with 13 percent who don't. Biden and Warren were both in positive territory with a net "should run" of 3 and 5 points respectively. More than 80 percent didn't have an opinion on O'Malley and of the 36 percent who have an opinion on Cuomo, slightly more than half think he shouldn't run.

http://m.dailykos.com/stories/1280581








Family Sues Petco After Calif. Boy, 10, Dies from Rat Bite Fever

The family of a 10-year-old-boy who died from rat bite fever is now suing Petco for the boy’s death. Aiden Pankey died last summer from rat bite fever, a disease reportedly carried by a rodent purchased from a Petco in San Diego, Calif., according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Two weeks after buying the male rat, the boy was struck with what his grandmother called “flu-like symptoms” and died over the course of 48 hours.
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“I put him to bed after a day at the doctor’s office and the next thing I knew it just was too late,” she said. ”I went into his room and he couldn’t speak. He was unstable on his feet. I got him down to my room and he collapsed on the floor. I called 911 because it was scaring me that his breathing was shallow and he seemed to be losing his ability to function.”

The San Diego Medical Examiner’s office said in a report issued to ABC News that “despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, death was pronounced.”


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/02/family-sues-petco-after-calif-boy-10-dies-from-rat-bite-fever/
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