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Unexpected Friends

Link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2vWuRg/:6uqrZwde:qWR2J5q-/www.womens9.com/view/10434/Unexpected+Friends/

A bear, a tiger and a lion. They’re dangerous predators, but they’re friends. The reason they do not attack each other or consider the other as rivals, is that they were brought up together.

Free throw fail

Poll: Over 4/10 Americans still think blackface is acceptable

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/31/blackface-poll_n_4182928.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

More than four in 10 Americans believe it's acceptable to wear blackface makeup on Halloween, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

According to the new poll, 43 percent of Americans think it's acceptable for a white person to wear blackface in order to appear as a black person on Halloween, while only 37 percent think it's unacceptable. And respondents were almost equally divided on whether it's acceptable to dress specifically as an ethnic stereotype on Halloween. Forty percent said it's acceptable and 41 percent said it's unacceptable.
Blackface was frequently used in stage and later film productions in the 19th and well into the 20th century for heavily stereotyped portrayals of black characters by both white and black actors.

Among white respondents to the new poll, 46 percent said it's acceptable to wear blackface on Halloween, while 44 percent said it was acceptable to dress as an ethnic stereotype.

Black respondents disagreed. By a 68 percent to 21 percent margin, most said it was unacceptable for a white person to wear blackface to dress up as a black person on Halloween, while by a 76 percent to 17 percent most said it's unacceptable to dress up as a racial or ethnic stereotype.

The poll also found a political divide in Americans' views on blackface. By a 59 percent to 27 percent margin, most Republicans said that they thought wearing black face is acceptable, while by a 53 percent to 30 percent margin, most Democrats said it is unacceptable. A 43 percent to 33 percent plurality of independents said they believed wearing blackface on Halloween is acceptable.

The results come on the heels of several instances of blackface that have attracted media attention, including actress Julianne Hough, who dressed as Crazy Eyes from "Orange Is The New Black," an Italian fashion designer who donned blackface at an African-themed party, and a pair who chose to dress as Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman for a Halloween party.

Still, the poll showed signs of progress on the issue. Younger respondents were less likely than older respondents to say that wearing blackface or dressing as a racial or ethnic stereotype is acceptable, with a 41 percent to 31 percent plurality of Americans under 30 saying that blackface is unacceptable.

Police & K9 Gang Attack of Underaged Gambler Conner Castellani (surveillance)

"Neighborhood Watch" (Pokemon edition)


Link: http://www.mediaite.com/online/herman-cain-sexual-harassment-charges-were-orchestrated-by-the-devil/

In an interview this week with RealClearReligion, Herman Cain claims that the sexual harassment allegations that derailed his 2012 presidential campaign were the work of Satan.

The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO said that rebutting the allegations that he sexually harassed at least four women while leading the National Restaurant Association would have been a “huge” time-consuming “distraction” from a campaign he repeatedly claimed was solely about “the issues.” He likened running a presidential campaign to “drinking from a fire hose” and asserted that his accusers are “liars.”

Cain told RCR that the first accuser’s charges were sent to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and were dismissed. Another accuser, represented by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, has yet to provide an affidavit. And the most well-known accuser, Ginger White, was found guilty of libel in an unrelated case around the same time Cain ended his campaign.

As a result, Cain told the publication that he believes he knows who was behind the accusations that effectively prevented him from reaching the White House: the Devil.

“It made me realize that there was a bigger force than right,” he said, pointing a finger at the media for “not doing their due diligence.”

Is the T-Party like the KKK...or not?

Found this video here. Share what you think. As for me, it came as no surprise that this women resorted to false equivalence and refused to denounce that type of rhetoric from the 'Baggers.

Coulter 'Proud of Republicans' for 'magnificent, run beautifully' gov't shutdown

Link: http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/coulter-proud-republicans-magnificent-run

Never mind the $24 billion dollars that the government shutdown cost our economy, Ann Coulter and her hate filled buddy over at ClusteFox, Sean Hannity, want us to believe that the Republican brinksmanship taking our country to the edge of default went just wonderfully and is something to be proud of: Ann Coulter Gushes Over ‘Magnificent, Run Beautifully’ Government Shutdown:

The Republican-orchestrated government shutdown just put their public approval ratings in the toilet. But Ann Coulter seemed to be on the Ted Cruz wavelength as she painted the stunt as a smashing success on Hannity tonight.

Coulter told the ever-admiring Sean Hannity:

This is why I think the shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully. I’m so proud of these Republicans. And that is because they have branded the party as the anti-Obamacare party.

As if they hadn't already been branded as such before the shutdown.

These millionaire pundits might think this is some sort of a game where the real damage done to people's lives and livelihoods don't matter much, but I doubt most of the public shares their view of the harm that was done to the country due to Republicans' brinksmanship, pure spite and their desire to lash out due to their overwhelming hatred of President Obama. The only thing "beautiful" about any of this might be the fact that we finally see some of these wingnuts drummed out of office because they over reached.

...Yeah, the shutdown was so beautifully ran that less than 20% of Americans approve of it.

Former Republican TX Judge Carlo Key switches parties

Mark Cuban calls Miami Heat "the Oakland Raiders of NBA"

Link: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-heat/heat-blog/sfl-miami-heat-mark-cuban-s101913,0,7137655.story?

His team fell to the Heat in the 2006 NBA Finals, beat them in the 2011 Finals. So Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offering his thoughts on the Heat isn't exactly novel.

But Cuban did offer a novel comparison this week, although he did stop short (mercifully so) of comparing Micky Arison to Al Davis: In Cuban's view, the Heat have grown into the Oakland Raiders of the NBA.

"With the two titles, they're still like the bad guys," Cuban told reporters Friday in Dallas, including those from ESPN, NBA.com and The Dallas Morning News. "There's a confidence bordering on arrogance that is good for them as a team and good for us as a league because it also makes them the team that everybody wants to knock off.

"They're kind of in some respects the Oakland Raiders, and I know that's going to get picked up everywhere. They're kind of like the Oakland Raiders when they were winning. I don't want to compare Micky to Al Davis -- that's not fair -- but you either love them or hate them.

"That's always good for the NBA when you have a team that everybody looks forward to beating. Like when we beat them, I would go to places I've never been and people would give me a standing ovation. That's good for the NBA."
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