New Yorkers, as you haul yourself out into yet another carve-open-a-Tauntaun level snow day, you might be able to use a quick hit of "Oh, yeah, that's why I live here!" So, relish this: You are not represented by Charles Macheers. Macheers, a rep in the Kansas state house, recently introduced a bi ... More >>
It's been a little while since the Westboro Baptist Church made it all the way up to New York. The Topeka-based church/family/professional lawsuit-filing operation has been busy elsewhere, picketing funerals, football games, and whatever else might give them two seconds of attention from the larger ... More >>
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When comedienne Lisa Lampanelli was preparing for a concert last Saturday in Topeka, Kansas, she quickly learned she'd have some unusual attendees showing up. In addition to her normal flock of gay fans, her show attracted protestors from Fred Phelps's Westboro Baptist Church, who didn't like ... More >>
Why do they scream and curse at you?
Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at least 70,000 people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to break the union. Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people tur ... More >>
The havoc-causing internet collective known as Anonymous -- most notable for their attacks on Scientology and more recently, in support of WikiLeaks and rebellion in the Middle East -- briefly considered Westboro Baptist Church (of "God Hates Fags" fame) as their next target. But it barely la ... More >>
Christina Taylor GreenThe Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas -- the hate-mongering funeral protesters who've picketed or threatened to picket the funerals of Elizabeth Edwards, soldiers who've died in Iraq, and people who've died of AIDS, among others -- are taking their efforts to pis ... More >>
A Brooklyn bartender was stabbed outside the Branded Saloon on Vanderbilt Avenue in Prospect Heights after his dog became entangled with that of an ex-con. [NY Daily News] Sam Sifton remembers Shorty Tang, the inventor of sesame noodles as we know it, after seeing Tang's biography posted on ... More >>
All the knives and the fighting back make GLAAD sad. Tough!
The first release of the Apple iPad went on sale at 9 this morning to the long lines of customers who were camped out in front of Apple Stores and Best Buys waiting to buy them. The hand-held 9.5" touchscreen computers, which can access WiFi but not yet 3G (those go on sale later this month) ... More >>
Longtime New York Republican congressman John McHugh (pictured, right) was finally cleared last night to become Obama's Secretary of the Army by the Senate. Kansas senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts had been blocking his nomination for months, because they thought Obama was going to send Guantan ... More >>
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