In what to me, as a veteran, has to be one of the most offensive things Ann Romney has ever said, she likened her husband and sons serving their Mormon missions to serving the country in the military. On The View, when asked if Mitt avoided Vietnam because his religion opposed it, she correctly stated that many Mormons serve their country, but “He was serving his mission.” It is not the same, the sacrifice is not the same, and saying it is the same is one of the most self-serving and unpatriotic things I’ve ever heard. Your husband lived in a villa in Paris, not a foxhole with people shooting at him.
It’s a bit NSFW to run here, but I had a good laugh watching Couch Boners. Who hasn’t been there?
Does this cast photo from Mockingbird Lane contain a huge spoiler about Grandpa Munster?
The Los Angeles Times has released the “Perversion Files” from the Boy Scouts of America, detailing 1200 instances nationwide of inappropriate conduct with youth, much of which was not reported to authorities. Just looking at the map will turn your stomach.
Out boxer Orlando Cruz is preparing for a fight this weekend in Florida, which could set him up for a title bout. The interview is astounding to read, but I like this quote the best. “They can call me maricón, or faggot, and I don’t care. Let them say it because they can’t hurt me now. I am relaxed. I feel so happy. But to make this announcement to the whole world I had to be very strong.”
CBS will attempt to breathe fresh life into an aging Spongebob Squarepants with a stop-motion It’s a Spongebob Christmas, in which Plankton will attempt to get his Christmas wish by turning everyone around him naughty.
In the wake of Shia LeBeouf, Megan Fox, and now Hugo Weaving badmouthing the Transformers franchise, Michael Bay has had enough of ungrateful actors. “Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs? With all the problems facing our world today, do these grumbling thespians really think people reading the news actually care about trivial complaints that their job wasn’t “artistic enough” or “fulfilling enough”? [...] What happened to people who had integrity, who did a job, got paid for their hard work, and just smiled afterward? Be happy you even have a job — let alone a job that pays you more than 98% of the people in America. I have a wonderful idea for all those whiners: They can give their “unhappy job money” to a wonderful Elephant Rescue. It’s the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Africa. I will match the funds they donate.”
Sesame Street is spending more time in the news lately than they probably care to, what with Mitt Romney wanting to serve Big Bird up for Thanksgiving dinner. But first they have to get through another holiday, Halloween, and they are not happy about unauthorized “Sexy Big Bird” costumes, sending a cease and desist letter to the offending company marketing “Exclusive Yellow Dress and Stockings.”
The Human Rights Campaign has traced at least 60% of the funding for anti-equality efforts in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington to just three groups: The Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Church, and the National Organization for Marriage.
With much of Greece in economic freefall, sports teams are having trouble getting sponsors. So they’ve turned to one type of business that really never experiences an economic downturn: brothels. They’re legal in Greece, and their logos grace the uniforms of at least one team. The brothel owner says she’s doing it for the love of the sport. “It’s not the kind of business that needs promotion. It’s a word-of-mouth kind of thing.” Besides, “If we don’t help our scientists and athletes, where will we be? Greece has educated people, cultured people and good athletes. It’s better to help them than take our money to Switzerland.”
While Rosie O’Donnell’s offer to buy Honey Boo Boo a house was turned down, she’s all for remodeling their home, and even making it into a television special.