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Tucson-area cable TV broadcast porn during Super Bowl

Tucson-area cable TV broadcast porn during Super Bowl | www.azstarnet.com |
A short clip of a pornographic movie cut into a Comcast broadcast of the Super Bowl in homes in and around Tucson. Officials at Comcast confirmed that its signal was interrupted during the Super Bowl, but the company is still working to figure out how porn broke into its cable feed.... The Star newsroom erupted with calls from irate viewers shortly after 7:30 p.m. who said that the porn cut into the broadcast just after Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald scored a touchdown on a pass from Kurt Warner to give the Cardinals the lead with less than two minutes in the game. Callers said that the clip showed a woman unzipping a man's pants and included full frontal male nudity.
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February 01, 2009

Schoolhouse Rock vs the Kennedy Assassination

January 28, 2009

44% of Democrats think Bush officials committed 'war crimes'

The Raw Story | Poll: 44% of Democrats think Bush officials committed 'war crimes'
A new survey of Democratic voters has found 44 percent believe President Bush and members of his administration committed war crimes during their term, which ended Jan. 20. On the same day, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, told CNN that the International governing body already has enough evidence to prosecute former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for specifically ordering war crimes. Among the general populace, just 25 percent agree with the assessment that the Bush administration is guilty of war crimes. By contrast, 70 percent of Americans believe it would be "bad" should these officials be brought up on charges, including 53 percent of Democrats. The poll was released Monday through Rasmussen. Whether Americans believe it or not, the former President and Vice President have both admitted to approving torture -- or, as they call it, "enhanced interrogation tactics" -- in direct contravention to the Geneva Conventions.

California appeals court demonstrates urgent need for Gay Rights Constitutional Amendment

God dammit. The Raw Story | Schools can expel students that seem gay, appeals court rules
A California appeals court ruled Monday that a Christian high school can expel students perceived to be lesbians, upholding a 2008 lower court ruling that there were "no triable" elements to the case. The 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside on Monday upheld California Lutheran High School's right as a private, religious organization to exclude students based on sexual orientation. The ruling was released late Tuesday. The two 16-year-old girls sued the school for expelling them on the basis of a "bond of intimacy" "characteristic of a lesbian relationship," under a California discrimination law. "It is almost like it could roll back 20 to 30 years of progress we have made in this area," Kirk Hanson, the girls' attorney, told the LA Times. "Basically, this decision gives private schools the license to discriminate."

January 25, 2009

We must destroy the U.S. health care establishment by any means necessary

23,000 Americans a year die for lack of basic health care.
I mean, a scorched fucking Earth policy. If it means de-licensing every doctor and hospital in the country and starting over, if it means nationalizing the private insurance companies, let's just fucking do it. Because the insurance-medical-policy cabal will enforce the status quo until we do. via Do what you can to support President Obama's efforts to provide health care to the uninsured. The Raw Story | BBC documentary takes on Obama's plans for American health care system
A January 19 episode of BBC One's Panorama, the world's longest running television documentary show, tackles the dismal state of health care in the United States, the lengths to which its estimated 45 million uninsured citizens will go to in pursuit of care, the pharmaceutical industry's rigged pricing against the American patient, and the insurance industry's efforts to deny care whenever possible.... "We plan on mounting a national campaign," warned health insurance industry lobbyist Angela Hunter, "and what we hope to do is to, number one, get some articles in the newspaper explaining what the problems are that we see with the plan. Two: Educate lawmakers, people who are members of our organizations, their clients--to go and lobby members of Congress--call them on the phone, visit them in their offices, and to just do everything that we can possibly do to preserve the freedom of choice for individuals in health care in America."
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