August 23, 2012


When the Rape Debate Hits Home

Filed by Mark Segal | August 23, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

My friend Jan was raped. The trauma was so great that she ended up taking her own life. This week I've watched the "debate" about rape unfold in the news thanks to a mindless, ignorant, ideological congressman from Missouri.Read More


Nebraska Police: Lesbian 'Hate Crime' Attack Was Staged

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 23, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Last July I wrote about an incident in Nebraska in which a lesbian told police that three men broke into her house, bound her wrists, and carved the word "dyke" into her skin. Now police say the incident was apparently staged. Read More


Red Ribbons & Mosquitos

Filed by D Gregory Smith | August 23, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

West Nile will probably not become the epidemic that AIDS did. Because mosquitoes don't discriminate. They bite everyone.Read More


The New Welfare Queens

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 23, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

The Romney/Ryan campaign has resurrected Reagan's "Welfare Queen." It would be laughable, if they weren't serious, if the stakes weren't so high, and if there weren't so likely to get away with it.Read More


He Doesn't Know Much About Naked Women

Filed by Bil Browning | August 23, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

When it comes time to answer his $5,000 question, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire contestant Michael Emrpic is stumped by a topic he admits he doesn't know much about.Read More


It's All Greek to Me

Filed by Leslie Robinson | August 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night I picked up Arthur Cotterell's The Encyclopedia of Mythology. Now there's a guarantee you won't read any further.Read More

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Sweetmeats Edition [What You Need to Know]

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 23, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Farmer Joseph Watson of Mayfield, Ky. couldn't afford the crippling price of corn. But, the Southern farmer had a sweet idea. Why not treat his 1,400 corn-fed cattle to candy? Surely enough, they ate it up. Hungry? Here's what you need to know!Read More


Gender New-tral

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 23, 2012 | 9:30 AM | comments

Micah explains for cisgendered folks about the idiosyncrasies of identifying as both asexual, and agender; preferring a body image that embraces gender-neutrality after laser hair removal, a double mastectomy, light hormone therapy, and rejecting pronouns that didn't fit "they."Read More

But Your Ears Said 'Yes'

Filed by Joseph Gentile | August 23, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Singer/songwriter Taylor Ferrera believes it's about time voters learned what's "legitimate rape" exactly. In no uncertain terms, she calmly, and clearly, lists a litany of what does (and mostly doesn't) amount to "legitimate rape," as determined by "Republicans who've never experienced raped." Read More