It's been a hell of a year for conservatives, so naturally it's been a flaming, bloody hell of a year for our subjects the rightbloggers. If this is the sort of thing that gladdens your heart, then sit by the fire and let us brighten your holiday season by reviewing, month by month, the rightblogg ... More >>
So there has apparently been a big leadership shakeup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country's best known breast cancer charity, after its stupid, stupid decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood in January resulted in public outrage. The changes? As per Komen P.R.: "Founder and CEO Nancy ... More >>
Does fracking make people sick? The jury is largely still out on that one. However, new info indicates that some claims about hydraulic fracturing's reportedly significant health risks appear to have been based on bad science.
We don't know how we missed this when Komengate went down but apparently, pink "for the cure" recycling trucks currently circulate New York City. (This pic was snapped today, on Hudson Street, by the Voice's Robert Sietsema).
Even the do-gooders can seem blind to their own excess
Looks like there's more trouble in store for Susan G. Komen, the embattled breast cancer advocacy group. The Associated Press reports that Karen Handel, Komen's VP for public policy, just quit because the nonprofit decided to keep helping poor women get diagnostic care.
Late late week, Runnin' Scared got word that the pink firearm fiasco might not have been as much a false-alarm as had been claimed: A source told us that Susan G. Komen for the Cure and guns go back a bit, and furnished us with several links suggesting that this might be the case. Since the ... More >>
Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of a pink gun -- marketed as a fundraising partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation -- on sale for 429 bucks at a Seattle Firearms dealer. Late in the afternoon, a Komen spokeswoman told reporters that the breast cancer advocacy group h ... More >>
Bronx residents rallied last night to protest the death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed 18-year-old that was shot and killed by a police officer Thursday in the bathroom of his own apartment. According to the New York Times, the officer that killed Graham has been "stripped of his gun and badg ... More >>
The good news for Planned Parenthood didn't end with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation's decision to continuing funding screenings at the organization. In fact, the $680,000 that Komen was going to cut looks paltry compared to the amount of money Planned Parenthood raised in the wake of Kom ... More >>
More unsettling developments in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure shitshow. The breast cancer advocacy group cut $680,000 in screening grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, saying that the organization could not give money to groups that are under congressional investigation. ( ... More >>
NBC News just tweeted that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has decided to keep funding screenings at Planned Parenthoods nationwide, and "apologizes for recent decisions." Many other media outlets are reporting on this reversal, apparently made public on the group's website. Earlier t ... More >>
Ever dream of working for an embattled public health organization -- the kind of non-profit that just bleeds supporters for bowing to anti-abortion political demands? Then look no further than the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, which appears to be hiring! Sure, the group issued a ... More >>
This just in: Mike Bloomberg will match up to $250,000 in donations to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America so the group can continue breast screenings for poor women, according to an official mayoral tweet. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation slashed $680,000 in ... More >>
The battle has finally been won against...breast cancer screenings? Yes, you read that right and yes, it's OK to get really pissed off, ladies. Amid sustained pressure from right-to-life groups (and the congressmen they support), Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- the nation's main breast can ... More >>
Sometimes a smile on the outside is a maniacal scream on the inside.Oh, ladies. Remember the first time you got a bra? How your mom pushed her way into the dressing room with you and watched you try on pastel support garment after pastel support garment, even the cone-boob ones, and said thin ... More >>
Pain d'AvignonPain d'Avignon's pecan-cranberry-chocolate bread.The Hester Street Fair continues to gather steam: just in time for Mother's Day, they've announced new additions to their roster of food vendors.
Get your pinkwashed fried chicken here.Apparently, we aren't the only ones perturbed by KFC's new Buckets for the Cure campaign, which purports to donate 50 cents for each pink bucket sold to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Breast Cancer Action is responding with a campaign of its own. Think Bef ... More >>
Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>
Gus, Central Park's neurotic polar bear, and a few of his friends at the Central Park Zoo are celebrating Christmas this weekend
Well, this is a new one on us: softcore Judaica. The Forward attends the career of comedian Jamie Sneider, who has created "The Year of the Jewish Woman" calendar showing herself nude or nearly so with tuchas and nay-nays obscured by kosher foods -- including matzo balls, kugel, and (in the still fr ... More >>