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Husband, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.

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Looking for a good science fiction book.

And by book, I mean BOOK. I don't read from screens. Any suggestions?

Anti-vaxxers compare childhood immunization to rape

In an atmosphere where anti-vaxx activists are only slightly more popular than polio but are considerably less popular than the measles, now comes another shrill blast from an anti-vaxx group which has compared immunizing children to rape.

Yes, they went there.

The Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network (AVSNI) posted a graphic to their Facebook page on Wednesday — since taken down — with an ALL CAP headline reading: “FORCED PENETRATION.”


Bill Maher: If you’re on a safari to kill elephants and the elephant kills you instead… ‘good’

He then turned to professional big game hunter Ian Gibson who was trampled to death last week by an elephant he hoped to bag as a trophy.

“If you make your living stalking and killing innocent animals, as professional game hunter Ian Gibson did, ” Maher said. “And you’re leading a safari to kill elephants, as Ian Gibson was, and during that safari an elephant tramples you to death… good.”

Maher made note of the late “staunch Republican” Larry Upright (“Yes, Larry Upright”) whose family wrote in his obituary “The family respectfully requests that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton.”

Saying the family honored Upright with ” a moment of Fox News on mute,” Maher added, “You know what, Larry? If you think it’s funny to campaign against Hillary Clinton in your obituary, I think it’s funny that your name is ‘Upright’ and you’re dead.”


When I read something like this, I want to reach for my belt.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A University of Florida fraternity expelled three of its members Friday after allegations that they hurled insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City resort.

Zeta Beta Tau Executive Director Laurence Bolotin said that the group made the expulsions after finding that its members had behaved inappropriately.

"I am deeply saddened that the actions of our members ruined this special event and failed to show the respect our military and their families so deserve," Bolotin said.

The incident occurred while the fraternity and veterans with the Warrior Beach Retreat were at the Laketown Wharf Resort last weekend. The veterans were there for an annual retreat meant to honor their service, and the fraternityhad a social function.

Linda Cope, founder of the warrior group, says the frat members were drunk and insulted the veterans and stole their flags.


One letter to Fuchs described students spitting on veterans, throwing beer bottles over a balcony and ripping flags off their cars.


Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe (VIDEO)

I've been listening to this for decades and I'm STILL trying to figure out what really happened.

Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (VIDEO)

Man cracked his penis open after injecting it with Vaseline

A man was left unable to have sex, after injecting his penis with Vaseline.

24-year-old Szilveszter had been unhappy with the size of his penis – and made the injections in order to try and lengthen it on a friend’s recommendation.

However, the Vaseline swelled his penis enormously, leaving doctors to have to “skin it like a banana” in order to prevent further damage.

He told Extreme Beauty Disasters, on TLC: “I said to my friend I want to lose weight as I think my penis is small. He said you don’t need to lose weight, I can help you. My friend injected in my penis Vaseline. Afterwards I was happy as it looked bigger.”

However, after the penis began to painfully swell, he had to seek medical treatmwent.


Florida Man hospitalized after attempt to kiss venomous snake

WIMAUMA, Fla., April 22 (UPI) -- A Florida man is recovering from a cottonmouth snake bite to his lip after he allegedly tried to smooch the serpent on the mouth.

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies said Austin Hatfield, 18, captured the 4-foot cottonmouth, also known as a water moccasin, while swimming last week and kept it in a pillowcase at his girlfriend's house, where he was bitten on the lip.

Friends told investigators Hatfield was trying to kiss the snake when it struck him.

Hatfield was initially hospitalized in critical condition, but his status was upgraded to good condition and officials said he is expected to make a full recovery.


Rumor: Marvel Studios planning mini-series for Muslim-American superhero.

ABC may be developing a show based on the recent breakout hit Ms. Marvel.

According to a since-removed Reddit post (via ComicBookMovie), ABC is canceling the low-rated American Crime, but still wishes to work with creator John Ridley (an Oscar winner for his screenplay for 12 Years a Slave), hence their recent deal with him for a new Marvel-based series. The rumor says Kamala Khan caught his eye and is the character he's moving forward with. The show would purportedly focus mostly on her obsession with superheroes, and cultural issues like Islamaphobia. That way it would slowly ease her into being a superhero, without necessarily needing Captain Marvel to serve as Kamala's inspiration, given the Captain Marvel is still years away.

The rumor goes on to state that the Kamala Khan show would act as the winter bridge between the fall and spring runs of Agents of SHIELD, making it a shorter run series, like Agent Carter. The Ridley project is not believed to be the also in development SHIELD spin-off.

It may be wise to take the news with a grain of salt, however. The Reddit user claims to have inside knowledge of Marvel dealings, but has not produced any documentation or other information to verify it.


Cream - Strange Brew (VIDEO)

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